Nicotine patches and gum won’t help smokers quit long-term: study

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People who use nicotine replacement therapies find it easier to quit smoking, but are just as likely to relapse.

Millions of smokers have used nicotine gum and patches to help kick the habit.  But they have been found to have no lasting benefit and may backfire in some cases, according to the most rigorous long-term study to date of so-called nicotine replacement therapy.

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Biodegradeable Chewing Gum Goes On Sale In Britain

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A healthier earth friendly option for gum

It is an environmental scourge that saddles local government with clean-up bills running into hundreds of thousands of pounds. But today the world’s first biodegradable chewing gum is arriving on British supermarket shelves, potentially putting to an end the sticky mess caused by the conventional product.

Chicza Rainforest Gum is manufactured in Mexico by Consorcio Chiclero – a consortium of 56 co-operatives employing some 2,000 chicleros (gum farmers) and their families. The workers extract natural gum from the sap of the chicle tree, which is then used to make the product.

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