When I used to work in a local pharmacy, I had a customer that would come in a few times a week and all he bought was nicotine gum. One day I asked him if it was helping him quit smoking because I was curious if it would help me. He told me that he didn't smoke at all. He had quit 12 years ago and now was so addicted to the nicotine gum that he had a piece in his mouth at all times unless he was eating. If nicotine gum is this addictive, wouldn't it be as dangerous for people as chewing tobacco or snuff? Why is it considered a good thing when you are trading one addiction for another?