How much is 4mg of nicotine?
A 21 mg patch delivers 21 mgs of nicotine (which equals about a pack a day), usually over a 24-hour period. 4mg nicotine gum, on the other hand, delivers 4mg and you absorb 2mgs (which equals two cigarettes worth of nicotine). 2 mg nicotine gum delivers 2mg and you absorb 1mg (or one cigarette worth of nicotine).
Nicotine gum is a very hard gum that is packaged in individual foil packed containers. The gum contains either 2 or 4 mg of nicotine in each piece, which is approximately equal to the amount of nicotine in 1 to 2 cigarettes.
- Any nicotine that is swallowed with saliva or washed down with eating or drinking will not be effective. If a substantial amount of nicotine is swallowed, it may cause such side effects as heartburn, upset stomach or hiccups. Thus, do not eat or drink while you have the gum in your mouth.
- As a substitute for tobacco, try chewing on carrots, pickles, apples, celery, sugarless gum, or a safe smokeless tobacco alternative. Keeping your mouth busy may stop the psychological need to dip. Try this exercise: Take a deep breath through your nose and blow out slowly through your mouth. Repeat 10 times.
- The products are manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare company, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. GlaxoSmithKline is the licence holder of Nicorette gum in the United States while Johnson & Johnson markets Nicorette globally.
Updated: 24th October 2018