nicotine gum

Definition / meaning of nicotine gum

A chewing gum that contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the lining of the mouth. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is not needed for nicotine gum.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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