Ready To Quit Smoking? Try This Gum That's Approved By The Ministry Of Health Malaysia

The nicotine in the gum absorbs through the lining of your mouth to help you manage your cravings.

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Nicorette.

The majority of smokers who try to quit smoking do it cold turkey, and usually, only a few* of them are successful

However, getting expert support and assistance from healthcare professionals can result in a higher success rate* of quitting smoking for good.

That's where Nicorette comes in. It is approved by the Ministry of Health**.

*Sutherland, G. Heart; May 2003
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One of Nicorette's key products is their gum, which works fast to relieve your cravings and withdrawal symptoms

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Available in icy mint flavour in 105'S pack size, the nicotine in the gum absorbs easily through the lining of your mouth. Nicorette gum comes in either 2mg or 4mg, so you can choose the right strength based on how much you smoke.

If you smoke less than a pack a day, try the 2mg gum. Meanwhile, the 4mg gum is recommended for those who smoke a pack per day or more.

Here's how to use the Nicorette gum:

Step 1: Chew the gum slowly until the taste becomes strong
Step 2: When the taste is strong, rest the gum between your gums and cheek. The nicotine will be absorbed by your mouth's lining.
Step 3: After the taste has faded, resume chewing the gum until the taste becomes strong again
Step 4: Keep repeating steps 2 and 3 for about 30 minutes

Ready to completely quit smoking? Chew a piece of gum whenever you feel the urge to smoke. Over time, you’ll need less and less gum to control your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to gradually reduce the number of pieces of gum you chew each day.

Here's a guide as to how many pieces you should chew:
- Week 1 to 12: 8-12 pieces per day
- Week 13 to 14: 4-6 pieces per day
- Week 15 to 16: 2-3 pieces per day before weaning off. 1 piece if the urge to smoke returns.

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Nicorette is only available in healthcare locations such as pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals

It is a non-prescription medicine that can be obtained through consulting a pharmacist at retail pharmacies.

While Nicorette may seem expensive when directly comparing a box of Nicorette to a box of cigarettes, remember to calculate based on long-term usage of cigarettes vs short-term usage of Nicorette instead to see the true value for money.

Click here for more information on Nicorette and how it can help you stop smoking

If you are thinking of quitting smoking, consult your pharmacist about using nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking for good.

1. Nicorette Icymint Gum Package Insert 2017

KKLIU 0887/2021. Expiry Date: 31 Dec 2023. This is a medicine product advertisement. This product is not suitable for children. Do not use this product if you have serious heart disease, are pregnant or breast feeding. Not to be used by non-smokers. Consult your healthcare professional before use.

The information provided is for educational and communication purposes only and it should not be construed as personal medical advice. Information published in this article is not intended to replace, supplant or augment a consultation with a health professional regarding the reader’s own medical care.

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