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Better than gum ??
Date: 15/04/02, updated on 17/04/02 (225 review reads)
Advantages: No need for all that chewing, more socially acceptable than chewing, good taste
You may have seen my previous opinion on Nicorette gum. I liked it and it helped me. The downside to it was that I found it difficult to stop using the gum (you can chew a piece for so long that you end up always chewing !!) I did not feel that I could stop the chewing immediately as I would start smoking again but I felt that I needed a change before the chewing became too much of a habit.
The first time I tried the lozenges, I found it difficult to make them last long enough. However, there is a knack to it just like the gum. In fact, you can make them last 45 mibutes if you want to - they don't have sugar in them so your teeth should be ok !!
The flavour is nice and minty - you could be eating a normal sweet apart from the nice nicotine buzz that comes from them. Do not think that they will be the unpleasant version of a mint (the gum is a slightly unpleasant version of a much nicer product).
The makers say that they are intended for light smokers (which I was). However, reckon even heavy smokers could use these as their final stage in giving up...
Finally, most chemists now have them on the shelves - you don't even have to ask for them - no more embarrassment of feeling like a complete wimp cos you can't give up without drugs...
give them a go - its better than smoking!