Nicotrol is made by Pharmacia AB in Sweden. Nicotrol is intended to help you, the smoker, to quit smoking.It helps you to concentrate on breaking the habit of smoking by reducing the unpleasant nicotine withdrawal effects you normally experience when you stop smoking. Once you can break the smoking habit it is usually not difficult to give up Nicotrol.
Dependence on nicotine occurs as a result of the smoking habit, during which the body becomes accustomed to receiving nicotine every time you light up a cigarette. When you try to quit smoking, it is this dependence on nicotine that often holds you back. The unpleasant symptoms of nicotine withdrawal often provide an excuse to begin smoking again and in doing so you are effectively mortgaging your future just to avoid the unpleasant experience of trying to break from smoking. Don’t let yourself rationalise the risk of illness or death that smoking represents
As a form of NRT, Nicotrol gum helps you overcome your current dependence on nicotine
Some History about Nicotine Gum
During the 1960’s it was discovered that smokers among the submarine crew of the Swedish Royal Navy were short-tempered and distracted because there was a smoking ban on board the submarines. The smokers were suffering from nicotine withdrawal.
The Swedish government approached a Swedish pharmaceutical company and asked them for their help. In 1967 Ove Fernö, a researcher, developed a product that could ease these withdrawal symptoms and help them quit. Nicotine gum is what he came up with and from there many types of Nicotine replacement therapy have been developed.
Nicotrol gum is exactly the same product as Nicorette gum and is produced by the same manufacturer so you can be sure that it shares the same high production standards as the original product. Nicotrol gum represents excellent quality at a lower price than Nicorette gum.
|Active Ingredient||Each chewing piece contains 2mg of nicotine|
|Dosage||Adult daily dose: 8 - 12 pieces. Maximum daily dose: 24 pieces.
When you have completely overcome your desire for smoking, gradually reduce the number of pieces chewed each day.Do not attempt to stop using Nicotrol completely until you are satisfied with only one or two pieces a day.
It is recommended that Nicotrol be used for three months before this gradual reduction is started.It is during the first three months that the risk of failure is greatest. Remember to carry some Nicotrol with you after you have stopped smoking in case you feel a sudden urge to smoke again.
|Warning||Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, except where giving up smoking and replacing smoking by using Microtabs. (A breast- feeding infant may be affected by even the small amounts of nicotine from Microtabs which pass over in the milk)|
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