Is there any solid study indicating that nicotine in form of gum or lozenges can still cause lung cancer, influence the growth of existing tumor or cause recurrence?
I discovered that nicotine lozenges work great for me but my initial enthousiasm has been quickly killed by number of articles stating that NRT products still increase risk of cancer. It makes me feel very uneasy and disappointed. I consider doctors here the most reliable source for finding a reliable, trustworthy answer.
Other info on the site is spread throughout the forums but there were no statements of fact, only guesses. As you know our doctors real specialties are in treatment but they did come up with very good guess and quite valid points. Here are a few.
I don’t have detailed information to offer on that question. To my knowledge, there isn’t clear evidence that these nicotine replacements directly cause lung cancer, but I would definitely say that even if they do have a small effect, it’s likely to be be far, far less than the many carcinogens in tobacco smoke.