Stop Smoking Aid Offers Unique Teeth Whitening Benefit

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Smokers now have a new motivation to quit, a first of its kind stop-smoking gum with a whitening benefit. Nicorette White Ice Mint is the first stop-smoking aid with a whitening benefit that not only helps with tough cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but also helps whiten teeth.(1) A new survey found half (49 percent) of smokers surveyed say the yellowing of their teeth strongly contributes to their decision to quit smoking.(2) Further, younger smokers (68 percent) under the age of 35 are especially concerned about the effects of smoking on their teeth, and more of them (82 percent) want to quit smoking because of it.(2)

Experts believe this new stop-smoking product is important because it provides smokers with a new option to quit smoking and the unique whitening may be an extra push to motivate smokers to initiate a quit attempt. In fact, the survey shows that 72 percent of people believe a quit-smoking product with teeth whitening benefits will encourage them so they can quit for good.(2)

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"What is interesting about this survey is that while smokers are well-aware of the health risks, appealing to their vanity may actually help to push them into action and to decide to quit," said Dr. Catrise Austin, founder and director of VIP Smiles in New York City and 'dentist to the stars.' "As a cosmetic dentist, I've seen firsthand the impact smoking has on the appearance and health of a person's teeth. I'm thrilled to have a new option to discuss with my patients. Nicorette White Ice Mint meets their unique needs by controlling cravings and whitening their teeth."

According to the survey, 42 percent of smokers are still trying to quit on their own without help.(2) Yet, smokers are twice as likely to be successful if they use therapeutic nicotine rather than quitting cold turkey.(1) Nicorette White Ice Mint is specifically designed to relieve withdraw symptoms by safely and gradually reducing dependence on nicotine.(1) Nicorette White Ice Mint provides smokers with the help they need to end their smoking addiction, and the product's whitening benefit can strengthen motivation.(2)

"Smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to break, and every smoker is different -- in terms of their habits, triggers and what motivates them to quit," said Saul Shiffman, Ph.D., lead researcher and professor in the departments of psychology and pharmaceutical science at the University of Pittsburgh. "Anything that encourages a smoker to quit is a positive thing, but they need help to quit successfully. Nicorette White Ice Mint is a new, safe, effective option that helps smokers overcome difficult cravings and quit for good."

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