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In support of the Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, I want to share my personal story of smoking. Although I’ve never smoked, I have always been affected by cigarette smoke. For as long as I can remember, my mother has always had a smoking addiction. She started in her mid-twenties as a social thing to do with her friends but then it became an addiction for her. As a young adult, I never thought about how it was affecting my mother’s health or ultimately my own but that all changed when I was in college. During the middle of the school year, my mom came down with a cold and she ended up losing her voice. After a few days of having lost her voice, she decided to go to the doctor to help find a solution. It was that day my mom and my family had the scare of our lives. The doctor told my mom that she needed to quit smoking now or she could end up having lung cancer.
Weeks 1 to 6 – One piece every 1-2 hours
Weeks 7 to 9 – One piece every 2-4 hours
Weeks 10 to 12 – One piece every 4-8 hours
i. If you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes after waking up, use 4 mg Nicorette® Gum
ii. If you smoke your first cigarette more than30 minutes after waking up, use 2 mg Nicorette® Gum
iii. To improve your chances of success, chew at least9 pieces of gum a day for the first 6 weeks and complete the 12-week program. Do not use more than 24 pieces of gum per day
iv. While using Nicorette® Gum, be sure to follow the “chew and park” instructions included on the label
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It wasn’t easy for my mom to quit smoking but with the support of her family and Nicorette® Gum, she was able to win! Whenever she had the urge to smoke, she would chew Nicorette® Gum to help her fight the craving. It can be tough to learn new ways to do things without tobacco like relaxing after a meal or taking a break. Nicorette® Gum truly helped my mom fight the urge.