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27 Jul 2005


I quit smoking about 2 years ago, ever since then, I have been chewing nicorettes 2 mg about 4-5 pieces a day. I realise I am addicted to the gum. I need to know the side effects on my health by chewing nicorettes and if you have any advice on how I can get rid of this nasty addiction.

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01 Jan 0001

Lee, apart from effects such as dizziness, headache, and gastrointestinal disturbances, adverse effects associated with nicotine replacement preparations have also included cold and flu-like symptoms, palpitations, insomnia, vivid dreams, myalgia, chest pain, blood pressure changes, anxiety, irritability, somnolence, and dysmenorrhoea. Allergic reactions have been reported. Adverse effects associated with specific preparations include; throat irritation, aphthous ulceration, increased salivation and sometimes swelling of the tongue with chewing gum. The best would be to start by replacing one of them with a sugar-free gum and then slowly substitute more as time passes. Good luck
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