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Is breast tenderness due to quitting smoking or nicorette lozenges?

I quit smoking 10 days ago. I use the Nicorette lozenges, but only twice a day. I have noticed that my breast are tender, especially around and under the nipple area. Is there a direct correlation between the quiting smoking and breast tenderness, or could the lozenges be causing the discomfort?
Wed, 14 May 2014
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Not such relationship between nicotine and breast tenderness has been found yet. Breast tendernes can be due to hormonal changes.
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