How does it work?
As you chew, Nicotinell® Gum releases a fast, therapeutic dose of nicotine that is absorbed into your bloodstream for up to 30 minutes. The chewing action also works to distract you from your craving, giving your mouth something else to do (other than smoking).
Which gum do I need?
Nicotinell® Gum comes in two different strengths, depending on how much you smoke.
Nicotinell® Gum 2 mg
Suitable for light smokers who smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day.
Nicotinell® Gum 4 mg
Suitable for heavy smokers who smoke 20+ cigarettes a day.
Use only when cravings occur and chew slowly. Most people use 8–12 pieces of 2 mg gum or 4–6 pieces of 4 mg gum in a day. Do not use more than 20 pieces of 2 mg or 10 pieces of 4 mg gum in a day.
How do I use the gum?
Place one gum in your mouth and chew slowly until the taste becomes strong.
‘Park’ the gum between your gum and cheek to absorb the nicotine.
When the taste has faded, repeat the process for 30 minutes.
Cut down usage after 3 months to 1–2 pieces per day, stopping at around 6 months (or earlier if you’re ready).