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Re: back to it alexandra_k

Posted by Deneb on July 27, 2009, at 19:42:12

In reply to Re: back to it, posted by alexandra_k on July 27, 2009, at 7:24:45

> > Why do you need to chop up the pieces?
> Because I'm used to smoking 25 or 30 cigarettes a day. REPLACING smoking with gum means I'll need 25 or 30 pieces of gum. So I guess that means I'll need to chop the strongest strength gum into about 6 pieces.

Oh OK. I see now. That makes sense.

> > You chew it a bit to soften it up, hold it between your cheeks or under your tongue for a while (until the tingly weird taste/sensation goes away) and then you chew it again and hold it between your gums again and repeat until all the nicotine is gone, which takes about 30 mins.
> Yeah, but that isn't any good for REPLACING smoking with gum. I didn't know that was how you were supposed to chew it but I had some on the plane. Person next to me was annoying and I got satisfaction from nibbling it lightly vs really crunching on it. Same way I got satisfaction from having a puff vs really toking down smoke. A tiny piece of gum... About 5 minutes of chewing / getting the saliva down, I figure. Smoking REPLACEMENT. I wonder why people really don't seem to have thought of this (except for this p-doc that my supervisor knows).

Actually I think it might be better to try to not swallow much of your saliva. The way nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream is sublingally. I think I read that the acid in your stomach makes it so you don't absorb the nicotine. Instead of the nicotine going into your bloodstream it tends to give you stomach problems if you swallow the nicotine. On my package I have it tells me not to drink juice while chewing, because the acid interferes with absorption.

> > I think the gum is a lot healthier than smoking.
> There is some controversy... But it is fairly much looking like nicotene might actually be about as good for you as caffine (which is to say it protects against some things, positively assists with some things, and has some negatives for some people). I figure... It is pretty good for me and I have no desire at all to stop using nicotine. It is just inhaling SMOKE that is so bad.

Yeah inhaling smoke is definitely bad. Have you ever thought of vaporing tobacco? Vaporizing is a much healthier way. I would go with the gum pieces though because it is tough to vaporize everywhere you go. You need the right equipment. There are also electronic cigarettes that just give you nicotine. You can smoke electronic cigarettes anywhere. They are expensive though.




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