|MEDICATION|| Nicotine GumOver-the-Counter2mg, 4mg|
Fresh Mint, Mint, Orange, and Original
|PROS & CONS||Pros:|
Easy, flexible dosing.
Extra help in tough situations.
Satisfies oral craving.
|DOSAGE||If you smoke…more than 25 cigarettes per day:|
Try the 4 mg gum.Less than 25 cigarettes per day:
Try the 2 mg gum.
Chew one piece every 1-2 hours.
|TIPS||The term “gum” is misleading. Nicotine gum is not chewed like regular gum. Chew until you feel a tingling sensation then park it between your cheek and gum.Once the tingling fades, chew again for about a minute and park the gum again.Hiccups can be a side-effect of using Nicotine Gum; especially if you forget and chew it like regular gum.|
|COST PER DAY||Name Brand: $ 6.25 – $ 7.00 /day|
(about 10 pieces)Generic AvailableCovered by Medicaid & Medicare and other insurances with prescription.