And for those keeping track of methods, I smoked for 32 years and quit using Nicorettes. I then became addicted to the gum, chewed it for seven years and just used my time in the hospital and recuperating earlier this year to wean myself off of that. Further info for those who need to chew gum (regular gum, not nicotine gum) to help quit, those Stride commercials are actually telling the truth. I have never had a piece lose flavour before I tossed it. Very impressive, though slightly scary.