Here’s the thing about quitting an addiction. It’s hard. It’s known that nicotine gum can help prevent the need to smoke. But 9 out of 10 people revert back to smoking after attempting to quit with nicotine gum. This may be because the difference is too big. You’re switching from something you inhale to something you chew, which results in a late nicotine kick. Plus, unless you get a nicotine gum prescription from a doctor or a government health facility, it’s pretty expensive to buy in pharmacies. Alongside being expensive, they’re simply just not that effective. A lot of people who switched to nicotine gum either switch back to smoking or chew a lot in a day to really fight the urge to smoke.