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NICORETTE® Nicotine Gum

Want to Quit Smoking Gradually?

Learn how to break quitting into manageable steps. You can reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke, while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms with a NICORETTE® product.

Ready to Quit Smoking?

Learn about the importance of the first quit week and how NICORETTE® can support you by helping to manage your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

How to use Nicotine Gum

  1. Chew the gum slowly until the taste becomes strong.
  2. When the taste is strong, rest the gum between your mouth’s jaw and cheek. Your mouth's lining absorbs the nicotine.
  3. After the taste has faded, resume chewing the gum until the taste becomes strong again.
  4. Keep repeating steps 2 and 3 until nicotine craving disappears.

Ready to quit smoking? Chew a piece of NICORETTE® Nicotine Gum whenever you feel the urge to smoke. Over time, you’ll need to chew less and less gum to control your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. We recommend gradually reducing the number of pieces of gum that you chew each day.

Use this chart as a guide:

Adults who smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day

Stopping Immediately

During week 1-12 1 piece when you have an urge to smoke or every 1-2 hours. Do not use more than 20 pieces a day.
After 12 weeks Gradually reduce to 1-2 pieces a day and then stop use.

Cutting Down

Gradually increase gum use (maximum 20 pieces per day) and reduce smoking with the aim of stopping by 6 months. If you have not cut down at 6 weeks or stopped at 9 months, see your doctor or pharmacist.

Adults who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day

Stopping Immediately

During week 1-12 1 piece when you have an urge to smoke or every 1-2 hours. Do not use more than 10 pieces a day.
After 12 weeks Gradually reduce to 1-2 pieces a day and then stop use.

Cutting Down

Gradually increase gum use (maximum 10 pieces per day) and reduce smoking with the aim of stopping by 6 months. If you have not cut down at 6 weeks or stopped at 9 months, see your doctor or pharmacist