The gum contains 2mg of nicotine which is released slowly into the body through the mouth when chewed to help combat the craving associated when giving up cigarettes. This Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is cool mint flavoured and can relieve withdrawal symptoms associated with nicotine dependency.
This dosage of Nicotinell Gum (2mg) is recommended for those with a low to moderate dependency on nicotine (e.g. less than 20 cigarettes per day use 2mg, 20-30 a day use either 2mg or 4mg and more than 30 per day use 4mg gum) or if you wish to reduce from the 4mg dosage.
Adults over the age of 18 should chew one piece of Nicotinell when they feel the urge to smoke. In general, one piece should be chewed every one or two hours. Normally 8-12 pieces per day are sufficient. If you are still experiencing an urge to smoke, you can chew additional pieces of gum. Do not exceed 25 pieces of Nicotinell 2mg per day.
Each piece of gum contains 2mg of nicotine (as 10mg nicotine-polacrilin).