Nicotine will improve your concentration and help you stay the course. Nicotine will improve fine motor skills, attention, working memory, and even on-demand memory performance. It is well-known that “Poor cognitive performance (e.g., attention and memory) predicts relapse among smokers who are attempting to quit smoking, which suggests that targeting cognitive-enhancement may be an effective treatment strategy.” Many people quit because they miss the benefits of nicotine. It is no wonder that people relapse in the first 8 days after quitting. They not only miss smoking, but they also miss the sharpness that smoking gave them.
That is why nicotine gum is so helpful, especially in the early days, and why so many doctors recommend using it on a consistent basis.
This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.