I have done ok so far using nicotine gum and have not had any major urge to smoke. I am tempted to see whether I can quit the nicotine gum, but dont know if that would be a mistake, as they do recommend a month on 4 mg at least, then cut down to 2 mg, so tapering the nicotine dose.
It has only been 6 days. I have been reading some stuff saying that stopping all nicotine is best way to get over smoking, and am tempted to just stop the gum and go through 3 days nicotine withdrawal.
However I am worried that if I do the urge to smoke will get the better of me and I will end up regretting not sticking to the gum for longer.
Could anyone who has tried both gum and cold turkey tell me if there is any benefit to being completely free of the nicotine, or whether it is very hard and made easier by tapering slowly using the gum and reducing down the dose?