Nicotinell 2mg Chewing Gum Mint Pack of 96
Nicotinell Gum 2mg is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
NRT products can be used to relieve withdrawal symptoms and reduce the cravings for nicotine that you get when you try to stop smoking, or when you are cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke while trying to stop smoking.
To help cut down or quit smoking you should also try to use a behavioural support programme to increase your chances of success.
Nicotinell Gum 2mg is particularly useful for light smokers who are more likely to experience less severe withdrawal symptoms, and for those who have previously failed to stop smoking with nicotine replacement therapy.
You've taken a positive step towards a smoke-free beginning, soft chewing Nicotinell gum comes in a range of unexpectedly bold flavours that are pleasant to chew throughout the day, Nicotinell can help you control the cravings that often occur as you try to achieve a smoke free life. Heavier smokers who are more likely to experience severe withdrawal symptoms and for those who have previously failed to stop smoking with nicotine replacement therapy should use Nicotinell 4mg gum.
Helpful tips on giving up
You may have tried to stop smoking before and you know from bitter experience that it’s not easy to give up cigarettes.
However, you have now taken the first constructive step towards becoming a non-smoker.
In overcoming your tobacco dependence you will have to tackle two problems:
- Your smoking habit.
- Your addiction to nicotine.
The overriding success factor in quitting is how determined you are. The first few weeks of quitting or reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke will probably be the most difficult because your smoking ritual is still fresh in your mind.
However, you will find that as time goes by, your willpower becomes stronger. Telling friends, family and work colleagues that you have quit smoking and that you envisage a tough time ahead will encourage them to support you.
Pick the right day
There is never a perfect time to give up smoking, but you should plan ahead by choosing a date in the not too distant future on which you are going to give up cigarettes completely, or start reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke. Try to pick a day when you will not be too stressed.
Break your routine
For a number of years you will have become accustomed to smoking at certain times, with particular people or in certain situations. Think about the times you will miss smoking the most and plan how you will cope on these occasions.
Changing your routine will help you break the habit of smoking.
Quit with a friend
Quitting with a fellow smoker is a good idea. It will strengthen your resolve and build on your determination.
Encourage a friend or family member to quit with you. It will give your morale a boost since there will be another person knowing exactly what you’re feeling and with whom you can share your resolve to quit smoking.
Remove any temptation
To help yourself succeed be sure to remove all cigarettes, matches, lighters etc. from your home, car and work. Ask your friends and colleagues not to offer you cigarettes or smoke close by you but be careful not to offend them. Explain that you have given up. This type of support from friends is of greatest benefit for the first couple of weeks of quitting, as this is your most vulnerable time. The last thing you want is a cigarette close at hand in a moment of weakness.
Take one day at a time
When you reach your Quit Day, don’t allow yourself to think that you’re quitting for good.
That will make it seem like a superhuman task.
Just promise yourself “I won’t have a cigarette today” and take it one day at a time. You’ll be surprised how much that little thought helps.
Whenever you feel the urge to smoke coming on, distract yourself by keeping active. Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Get up and do something. Do that job around the house or garden that you’ve been putting off or take up a hobby.
Remember that the craving only lasts a few minutes.
Learn to relax
Once you have stopped smoking, taking exercise regularly will not only help you get fitter but will encourage you to relax. Exercise has the ability to relieve stress and tension. Taken regularly it will benefit you physically and psychologically.
If you haven’t exercised for some time, take it slowly to begin with and increase the amount of time spent exercising over the course of a few weeks. Not only will exercising help you relax but it also helps to keep your weight under control, which some people find a problem when quitting.
Think cash not ash
One of the really noticeable benefits of ‘stopping’ is the extra cash that’s suddenly available. To emphasise the point put the money into a pot marked ‘cash not ash’ and watch it accumulate. But be sure to use the money to treat yourself. You deserve a reward for not smoking.
Dealing with relapses
You might find that in times of stress, reaching for a cigarette is the only thing that will help you through. There may also be certain situations – particularly social situations such as a party – where temptation just gets the better of you, so you smoke one or two cigarettes. You might feel that your only option is to go back to smoking.
Don’t think of it as having failed, just think through the reasons why you wanted to quit in the first place and don’t let those couple of cigarettes get the better of you. Refer back to your plan and start again. You can beat it!
If you don’t succeed
Giving up is more difficult for some people than others. If you fail to stop first time, don’t be disheartened. Try again at a later date – you can do it!
Remember the most successful long term ex-smokers have usually had to try several times to stop smoking – if you don’t succeed – quit quit again.
This product is designed to be chewed, do not swallow.
Chew one piece of gum when you feel the urge to smoke.
Do not chew more than 1 piece of gum at a time and do not use more than 25 pieces of 2mg gum a day.
As you chew, it releases nicotine to help ease your physical cravings and reduce your desire to smoke. To get maximum effectiveness from Nicotinell gum it's critical you follow a "chew and park" method for at least 30 minutes. Chewing the gum for a couple of minutes only without parking it, doesn't allow the gum to help provide relief from cravings.
Here are four easy steps to remember when chewing:
- Chew slowly until the taste becomes strong
"Park" your chewing gum between your gum and cheek
Chew again when the taste has faded and when the nicotine taste gets stronger park it again
Repeat the process for up to 30 minutes.
What strength should I use?
At the end of your 3-month program, reduce the amount of gum you use each day until you phase it out all together.
If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day we recommend the 4mg gum. If you smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day try the 2mg gum. We suggest you use the gum for three months, chewing up to 10 of the extra strength 4mg gums or 20 of the regular strength 2mg gums per day as and when you experience cravings.
Use only as directed.
Do not smoke or use any other nicotine product while using Nicotinell Chewing Gum.
Do not exceed stated dose.
Do not smoke whilst using gum.
No to be used by persons under 18 years of age without the advice of the doctor; if you are pregnant or breast feeding; if you have serious heart disease.
If you are under the care of your doctor or taking prescribed medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product.
You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use