Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
138 Doctors are Online

Addicted to nicotine gum, intense craving on weaning. Can nicotine gum kill me?

I am addicted to nicotine gum and have a tendency to chew multiple pieces (one after another). this has been going on off and on for a few years. I get off of it and then the cravings are intense. buy a box and then start process all over again. can nicotine gum kill me? I originally stopped it when I had a lacunar stroke . haven t had a cigarette in 7 years.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Psychologist 's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your problem description. You are following a dangerous practice. Like every nicotine product, nicotine gum also is dangerous to human being. You are clearly understnding and you know you are addicted to it.

Lamenting about the addiction and about its aftereffects is totlly debilitating and depressing. You have two options. Have might, show courage and stop using it and take de addicton treatment. Find a deaddiction center for that. Second (though I don't advice this) - Continue using nicotine gum, but stop lamenting and worrying about it. There are so many people available who are sfe even after using this for years. Worrying increases problems.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.

I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor