Tuesday, April 2, 2013

FDA: Smokers Can Now Use Nicotine Gums for Longer Periods of Time


FDA suggests smokers can use nicotine gums for longer periods of time.
This is the latest information coming from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for American smokers. Previously cigarette smokers could only use the product for 12 weeks. 

But the FDA advise's smoking Americans, to seek medical supervision if they want to extend the use of nicotine gums. This will guard from any possible medical complications that could occur while using these products extensively.

The reasoning behind this change from the FDA, is that if cigarette smoking consumers could have the chance to use the nicotine gum for a longer period of time, they might be more likely to quit the cigarette habit. Most smokers stop using the gum after 12 weeks, as per the direction on the packaging of these products. But if they were given a chance to continue with the nicotine gum, with medical supervision, it might be easier to quit the smoking habit all together.

Source: NBC News

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