Can you swallow the juice from nicotine gum?
Put a piece of gum into your mouth, and chew it slowly a few times to break it down. Chewing will release a “peppery” taste. If you chew the gum without parking it, the nicotine will be released directly into the saliva in your mouth and you will swallow it. This may cause a stomachache, hiccups, or heartburn.
Is nicotine chewing gum bad for you?
In small doses, like those contained in the gum, nicotine is generally considered safe. But it does have stimulant properties that can raise blood pressure, increase heart rate and constrict blood vessels. “Your body is still relying on nicotine.”
How does nicotine gum work?
Nicotine chewing gum is used to help people stop smoking cigarettes. Nicotine gum is in a class of medications called smoking cessation aids. It works by providing nicotine to your body to decrease the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped and as a substitute oral activity to reduce the urge to smoke.
What are the side effects of nicotine gum?
Side effects include:
- Increase heart rate.
- Increased blood pressure.
- Oral irritation.
- Dental pain.
- Flatulence (intestinal gas)
- Withdrawal symptoms.