Nicotine Gum Addiction

In a recent report regarding nicotine gum addiction, researchers concluded that 5-9% of nicotine gum users relied on it for longer than the recommended three months. Nearly half that amount of nicotine gum chewers relied upon nicotine gum for six or more months and many others continue to chew the gum for years.

Although chewing nicotine gum is safer than smoking cigarettes, you probably don't want to go from one addiction, cigarettes, to another, nicotine gum addiction - especially since the cost of the gum is exorbitant. There are other problems that are also associated with the excessive gum chewing - the jaw pain that is produced by the constant chewing, week after week and month after month.

How Nicotine Gum Addiction Affects Your Body

Nicotine gum addiction may not be as life threatening as addiction to cigarettes but the gum still contains nicotine, and nicotine is highly addictive. Nicotine provides an almost immediate "jolt" because it causes a discharge of epinephrine from the adrenal cortex. This stimulates the central nervous system, and other endocrine glands, which causes a sudden release of glucose.

The stimulation caused by nicotine is then followed by depression and fatigue, and if you are hooked on nicotine, whether it is through nicotine gum addiction, patches, nasal spray or cigarettes, your body will then begin to crave more nicotine. And so the vicious cycle continues and you are not fully cleansed of your nicotine addiction.

Getting Help for Nicotine Gum Addiction

To finally end the cycle of nicotine addiction for good, choose a nicotine-free smoking cessation product such as a medication for smoking cessation or natural treatments such as herbal remedies for nicotine addiction, which are safer and don't contain the risk of nicotine addiction.

Another benefit of usingherbal treatments is that you don't have to replace a cheap, life threatening product that contains nicotine, such as cigarettes, with a more expensive product that still contains nicotine and may keep you on your path of nicotine addiction.

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