Nicotine-gum users: watch what you drink.
Nicotine-gum users: Watch what you drink
Many people attempting to break tobacco's addictive hold chew medically prescribed nicotine-laced gum. It can reduce tobacco withdrawal, a desire to smoke, and such side effects Side effects
Effects of a proposed project on other parts of the firm. as weight gain -- but only when sufficient nicotine is absorbed. As a result, patients usually receive instructions on how and when to chew the gum. But when some people who followed these rules still obtained little benefit from the chewing therapy, researchers at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Addiction Research Center in Baltimore decided to investigate the effects of diet. In the Sept. 25 The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal, published 48 times per year by the American Medical Association. JAMA is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. , they report that these individuals may have "received the equivalent of placebo therapy" if they consumed acidic acidic /acid·ic/ (ah-sid´ik) of or pertaining to an acid; acid-forming.
adj having the properties of an acid; acid-forming properties. foods or beverages prior to chewing the gum.
Eight male, long-term smokers volunteered for a series of three-hour test sessions. Prior to each session, the men abstained from nicotine and caffeine for 12 hours. At the start of each test, the subjects rinsed their mouth with coffee, cola or distilled water Noun 1. distilled water - water that has been purified by distillation
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; . Then they chewed gum containing 4 milligrams of nicotine at a prescribed pace for 15 minutes. Blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature and subjective responses -- such as tingling tin·gle
v. tin·gled, tin·gling, tin·gles
1. To have a prickling, stinging sensation, as from cold, a sharp slap, or excitement: tingled all over with joy. sensations -- were assayed before, during and 20 minutes after each chewing cycle. The researchers sampled blood and saliva from the men at frequent intervals.
In contrast to the distilled water rinse, the coffee and cola mouth rinses "virtually eliminated" absorption of the chewing gum's nicotine, the team reports. That makes sense, they point out, since coffee and carbonated drinks are both very acidic, and oral nicotine absorption depends on limiting saliva's acidity acidity /acid·i·ty/ (-i-te) the quality of being acid; the power to unite with positively charged ions or with basic substances.
The state, quality, or degree of being acid. . The researchers conclude that many smokers may inadvertently thwart gum therapy -- especially in the morning, when the craving for cigarettes is strong and the tendency to comsume fruit, juice, coffee or tea is high.