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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



nicotine gum  listen  (NIH-kuh-TEEN…)

  A chewing gum that contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the lining of the mouth. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is not needed for nicotine gum.