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My wife is a closet smoker (3-6 cigs/day) but she is also addicted to Nicorette gum which she chews constantly.  I'm having a hard time dealing with both habits.  If the gum is used to quit smoking what can she use to quit the gum?
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The only thing I suggest from experience is exercise.  the natural high helps and decreases craving for the gum.  I have also heard of several herbal remedies.
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I smoked for 30 years during which time I tried to quit several times with no sucess.  My doctor prescribed  Wellbutrin (like Zyban) and told me to use the patch along with it.  It worked!
I definately recommend them.
Good luck,
jan
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My younger sister used patches for about a year. She would have her 2 smokes in the morning, get her shower and put on her patch. At end of day she would take it off, smoke 2 more and then sleep without it. She never could drop her habit completely until she went to lozenges. She said they finally did it for her.
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