Nicotine gum should be used when you have an urge to smoke, and instead of lighting a cigarette. It is important that you do not eat or drink for at least 15-minute s before having a piece of gum, and immediately afterwards. You should also take care not to smoke while using the gum, or any other form of NRT as high levels of nicotine are potentially dangerous to your health.
After a short period of having the gum in your mouth, you should feel a tingling sensation; when this happens put the gum between your gum and the side of your cheek until the tingling stops. You can start chewing once this is over again; it should take about 30-minutes before all the nicotine from the gum has been used up.
It is also important not to chew more than one piece at a time or have another piece straight away. Some people find that it helps them to set a schedule to remind themselves when it is time to have another piece, and to prevent the onset of nicotine cravings. It is recommended that you try and chew around nine pieces of gum a day for the first six weeks that you attempt to give up smoking. If you are a heavy smoker your doctor might recommend you have more.
Chewing too much gum may produce unpleasant side effects like heartburn, hiccups or nausea. The majority of people go through between nine and 12 pieces a day, but you should never exceed 24 pieces in one day. It is also important that you look to reduce the amount you are chewing until you are no longer chewing it at all, but this must be part of a program, as the nicotine withdrawal symptoms may be unbearable if you just stop suddenly.
If you need help with a cessation program doctors at low cost clinics in Las Vegas will help you to find a workable solution.