One chooses to use nicotine gum as a method to help quit their cigarette addiction or ween themselves off of tobacco. This method is referred to as NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) and is much safer as nicotine gum has much less nicotine than a cigarette and takes longer to have an effect. Other NRT products include lozenges with nicotine and nicotine patches.
Though the gum contains nicotine, it feels like, looks like and has the same texture of bubble gum. The taste varies depending on the many flavor of the gum you chose.
When using nicotine gum like popular brands like Nicorette and Zonnic, the gum shouldn't be used less than 15 minutes after eating or drinking for maximum nicotine absorption. Typically, one chews the gum until it softens so that it produces a tingling sensation that releases the nicotine to your body. After that, the gum should be placed between the cheek and gums. This is repeated and parked in a new location until there is no longer tingling.