What is nicotine gum?
Nicotine gum has been around for decades as a well-known form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT, meaning it’s proven to help smokers quit. In a nutshell, it’s chewable, flavored nicotine designed to satisfy your cravings while remaining discreet and unobtrusive. It’s not used quite the same as regular gum, though. But more on that later!
Best nicotine gum
Looking for the best nicotine gum? Consider starting with our two bestsellers – ROGUE and LUCY, both of which are highly rated and loved by tobacco-free chewers across the States. Check out the flagship products of each brand below:
LUCY nicotine gum
- LUCY Gum Mango 2 mg: A fresh, tangy, and tropical mango boost with a satisfyingly sweet finish.
- LUCY Gum Cinnamon 4 mg: The classic, spicy, warm, and aromatic flavor of cinnamon with the perfect heat-to-sweetness ratio.
ROGUE nicotine gum
Nicotine gum side effects
What are the side effects of nicotine gum? Are there even any? The answer is yes, there are. But they are often relatively mild, such as hiccuping, nausea, heartburn, and mouth irritation. The good news is that they can usually be avoided with correct use.
Is nicotine gum bad for you?
After reading about the side effects of nicotine gum, you may be wondering – is nicotine gum bad for you? While this is a question we at Prilla are not equipped to answer ourselves (we’re a store, not scientists!), we can give you an overview of the existing literature on this topic. Here’s what’s known:
- Nicotine is safe for most people when used as directed
- Nicotine gum is considered a better alternative to smoking
- The risk of side effects increases as the dose does – so don’t use more than you need!
- You should always consult your physician before you buy nicotine gum online and use it
Nicotine gum strengths
Nicotine gum comes in strengths of 2mg, as with the Rogue gum Wintergreen 2mg, 4mg like the Rogue gum Peppermnt 4mg, or 6 mg as the LUCY Gum Berry 6mg. Which you choose is down to your personal preference and needs. But, on the whole, go weaker if you’re new or cutting down, and go stronger if you’re experienced!
2 mg nicotine gum equals how many cigarettes?
While it’d be useful to know the exact nicotine milligram to number of cigarettes conversion for your desired strength, there is, unfortunately, no official data on this. However, the common guide is that if you consume nicotine within 30 minutes of waking and/or smoke 25 or more times a day, 6 mg or 4 mg is right for you. But if you wait longer than 30 minutes to consume nicotine after waking and/or smoke fewer than 25 times a day – 2 mg products should be sufficient.
How to use nicotine gum
Contrary to popular belief, nicotine gum is not used the same way as traditional chewing gum*. Instead, you must use what’s known as the ‘chew’n’park’ method. It’s super simple to learn, as shown below:
- Take a piece of gum out of the container
- Place it in your mouth
- Chew it until the flavor becomes strong, and you feel a slight tingle (this means the nicotine has become activated)
- Stop chewing and place it between your gum and cheek
- Leave it there and enjoy the buzz!
- Repeat this process until the flavor and/or effect are no longer present
*The method above is suitable for the majority of gums on the market. However, some products can be used without parking (but you can do so if you like) and work just by chewing.