I recently had a customer at Quit Smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba who told me that she had given up smoking but chewed nicotine gum so that she stayed a non-smoker.
Whilst this is healthier than smoking cigarettes it still takes its toll on your life. Nicotine is a highly poisonous substance and it is only the heat of your body, which causes a molecular change that prevents the nicotine from killing you. It doesn’t make sense to introduce such a substance into your body.
Nicotine causes your blood vessels to constrict, by doing this it increases your blood pressure and thus increases your chance of having a stroke. If you are stressed and you add nicotine it just adds additional stress to your circulation system. Because nicotine constricts the blood vessels the biggest organ in your body, your skin, does not get proper nutrition and by using nicotine your skin deteriorates and you look older.
It does not make sense to introduce a chemical such as nicotine into your body, what makes sense is to stop doing it if you are or not to use nicotine in the first place.