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What should I do if nicotine gum doesn't work to help me quit smoking?

When the gum is not as effective as it can be, it is usually for one of two reasons. First, if you are using it like chewing gum, it will not work. It has to be placed between the cheek and gum for the nicotine to be absorbed. Second, don't be afraid to use enough. In the first few weeks of quitting, you can use 1 piece every hour.

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