All of us watched with amusement as we saw President Obama of the United States chewing gum while enjoying the Republic Day Parade in Delhi. Some even wondered about the brand. President Obama has openly spoken about the struggles he faced in quitting tobacco use right from his teenage years. His doctors have officially declared him tobacco free though he still consumes the gum occasionally. The credit of this goes not only to his determination to kick this dangerous habit but also to nicotine gum. This gum helps tobacco users help kick the addictive habit.
While all of us are aware of the ill effects of tobacco and its consumption, it still makes sense to reiterate that almost 50% of the cancers diagnosed in India can be attributed to tobacco use whether it involves chewing tobacco or smoking. While scary symbols, revulsion-producing ads and statutory warnings have not worked very well in deterring tobacco consumers, awareness campaigns may help. Instead of showing frightening visuals that make you want to throw up your food and flick channels in a hurry, advertisements like this one help by driving the serious message in a humorous manner:
How can you kick the habit?
Chewing tobacco and smoking are addictive habits. If you suddenly try to stop after regular usage, your body undergoes nicotine withdrawal. You crave your addiction and find it hard to completely give up. For this reason, many smokers and tobacco users who wish to give up this habit often feel helpless at their continued inability to do so.
What is nicotine gum?
Nicotine gum which is US FDA approved is now sold over the counter even in India. Kwicnic is a popular Indian brand in this segment. Until now nicotine gum was sold only by pharmaceutical companies. With Kwicnic, it is easy to buy this at a retail outlet near you making it very convenient to buy as needed. Kwiknic comes in exciting flavors like mint and paan. These Indian flavors are easy to like and enjoy. Kwicnic is a wonderful companion in kicking this terrible habit of tobacco consumption.
As per the directions of your doctor and depending upon your current smoking habit, you chew a certain number of nicotine gums in a day.
Nicotine gum releases small quantity of nicotine in your body that helps you to take care of that craving that comes once you have stopped consuming tobacco. You have to keep tapering your nicotine gum consumption over weeks. Done in the right manner, you will find that you can give up the life-threatening habit of consuming tobacco. It is not chewed like normal gum. It is first chewed a little until a peppery taste comes into the mouth. It is then kept on the side between the cheek and the gums. Then chewed again slowly after some time.
To all my friends out there who are struggling to quit tobacco, if there is one #NewYearResolution that you definitely stick to, it is #QuitTobaccoWithKwiknic. Use Kwiknic nicotine gum to help kick this terrible habit. It will benefit you and your family immensely.
If Obama can, so can You!