Not smoking for last three years - can't get off lozenges.
Stopped smoking 3 years ago after hypnotherapy and valium, now addicted to the 4mg lozenges - up to 20 a day. Certainly happy to live without cigarettes, but I get nasty, painful heart palpitations after 2 or three lozenges - and still can't stop.
You cant even open the packaging
I decided to give this a go ( 4mg Nicorette gum ). It says "peel here". If you don't have long, sharp fingernails, you will sit there frustrated trying to open the package.
The gum does work, but the frustration that comes with opening just one piece of gum is unbelievable.
Absolute perfect for me
I finally decided to give up smoking because the cost was just too much burden on the family budget. I knew I was going to have a hard time because I had been a smoker for 43 years, and I smoked a roll your own pouch tobacco which was considered the strongest available. I found that the nicabate 4mg mini lozenges were great, quenched my desire for nicotine, but more importantly the bitter minty flavour allowed a real kick to the lungs when I breathed in, giving me that feeling closest to tobacco, and that was my biggest craving. I tried othe...r brand minty lozenges but while they had a sweeter minty taste, and satisfied the nicotine craving; they didn't satisfy that kick to the lungs and I almost went back to smoking. Now I am back on the Nicabate and I am doing it easy. They satisfy both my cravings associated with tobacco. Getting used to the bitter minty flavour
Addictive, where are they
Great product, hiccups at the start, but stopped smoking straight away. I sarted cutting down as per instructions, but could not seem to stop.
Some eightbyears later, still going, and now missing out due to some recall, here is their link about it
Not sure I blv thevreasons given though.
Stopped smoking, gave me the same feel as having a smoke, could have a niccy while I worked
Addictive, short breath, not cheap.
I hate mint
I have been using nicabates. But can not buy lozenges now without mint! I hate mint. I have tried all the other brands but the ones I have found that worked were the mintless4's larger lozenge'. Now I can't get them. Started smoking again! I want 2 have the choice again!
I just found them so helpful 2 me. I am not sure what 2 do now that they r gone.
good if you want to quit smoking, but just as adicitive as smoking and you really dont feel much better for taking them
quit smoking no problem at all.
i keep getting really bad ulcers in my mouth, i feel sick most of the time and i have been hooked on these for over a year now, i would go back to smokes but i dont want to set a bad example for my daughter. my doctor says its better than smoking but if they havent done any long term tests on these, whos to say they are not worse than smokes.... i really need to find something to get me off these tablets
The only good thing is I don't inhale smoke and I don't smell of nicotine and neither does my home but I am always broke now because of the cost of these things.
The only good thing is I am now cigarette free after 47years of smoking 50 a day
vet expensive, addictive and I am now three years and still need these things.With out them I have awful panic attacks
Would not recommend this product especially if you have stomach complaints, I personally found them to give me stomach upset and loads of burping. Price wise expensive and fowl tasting. would rather keep smoking
nothing at all
The taste was disgusting, it made me physically feel sick. They were expensive and I couldn't take them.
Make sure you stick to the 6 month maximum limit recommended to be off the product if you're going to use them and be diligent about stepping down. I have now switched to gum... which I really dislike, but am at least down to 4 pieces of this and have hope for being 'nicotine' free in the near future!
Definately satisifies the craving straight away, and also the need to be doing something with your mouth!
They are very very addictive! If you don't keep a close eye on how many you're having you will likely increase your nicotine intake ie: I smo...
am breathing much better, lozenges cost a lot less than smokes. i feel the lozenges are better than patches because if you have a patch on and feel like a smoke, there is nothing you can do about it, so you have more control with lozenges. they are better than the gum too, which gave me indegestion.
much better than the patches which gave me welts on my skin. the mint taste is ok. havent tried the others.
some days i feel like having more lozenges than other days, but the same could be said for cigarettes i suppose.
If you want to quit ciggarettes then I strongly reccommend these lozenges - HOWEVER, you will become more addicted to nicotine - if this is not a problem for you then start taking them now!
They take away your cravings within minutes - need i say more!
You will become addicted!! I have been taking these lozenges for more than a year and over the past few mmonths I have noticed that I need to take more and more of these lozenges (vertually one after an another) - now I need another resolution to get off them!
I had some positive effects from trying these out. My sinuses felt clearer and I felt that I was breathing better and had more energy. My throat would sometimes burn because I think they were too strong even on 4 mg. When I tried to cut down I was just using more.
They are probably a better health alternative than smoking but are not at all easy to give up.
Don't particularly like the taste, they are very strong. When I first started them I had a bit of a sore throat and although it went away it reoccurred. Don't really provide any financial inspiration to quit.
They stopped me from smoking and taking in all the additives real cigarettes have but they are just as addictive
They got me off cigarettes after smoking 50 a day for 47 years. Worked straight away
Now I am addicted to them and not only that they have stopped making the 24 pack. Not a happy camper here. It's expensive for pensioners
I am so glad I have given up the ciggies. I wont go back to them, but still feel as though I have failed because I know i am now addicted to the lozengers. Now i need to find a way to give these up. I am going to concentrate on cutting down, and hopefully, one day be free of nicotine.
It has got me off the fags for good. I no longer crave a ciggie..You do get used to the taste and compared to the taste of a ciggie..its really nothing
I am now addicted to lozengers. I am trying to cut down, but if I dont have a lozenger or two handy i panic, like i did if i was low on ciggies..
I was addicted to lozenges for over 5 years and only recently I thought how ridiculous it was that I was still taking them. I ran out of lozenges, but did have some Nicabate gum in the cupboard, I used this instead, ran out and now have ordinary chewing gum near by when I need it. So I think I can say that I am nicotine free, the first time in probably 40 years. I still feel like a cigarette at times even after 5 years.
A fantastic aid to help quit smoking. Worked a dream for me 5 years ago.
Highly addictive, very expensive, I was addicted for more than 5 years.
Very, very good product. The key is not to chew it as one reviewer has said, you are supposed to leave it in the side of your mouth and move it to the other as it dissolves. This method of quitting allows you to feel more in control, when you feel like a cigarette you pop a lozenge and get the nicotine "hit", you just have to be careful that you don't get hooked on the lozenges! I stayed on the 4mg for about 4 weeks, then dropped to 2mg for 2 or 3 weeks and have been off both for 2 weeks now. I had been a smoker for almost 40 years smoking a packet a day.
Ease of use and availability. Felt in control of cravings.
Chalky taste, sometimes tasted like indigestion tablet.
The best option is to use a combination of both lozenges as well as patches. Lozenges only will result in a tired jaw and deter you from using it. Heavy smokers should start on a larger strength and progressively lower the dose. Keep in mind, it normally keeps 4-5 trials before you succesfully quit!
Chew it when you have cravings. Works fast! It can be used in combination with the patches.
It can cause jaw fatigue (that is, tired of chewing)
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I would like to know why you took lozenges of the market
I don't know the real reason why but if you go to this site it has a media release from the company - http://www.gsk.com.au/media-centre_detail.aspx?view=712 -, I know that if I can't get the lozenges any more I will more than likely go back to smoking. I don't really crave the nicotine as much as I do the feeling in the lungs I get when inhaling tobacco, so far the mint lozenges are satisfying that craving but if they go I am in trouble.
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