Also available is nicotine gum that works in a similar manner as the nicotine patch, but is chewed instead of worn. There are specific instructions as to how often it is considered safe to use the gum. The gum packages come with a dosage instruction pamphlet that should be followed closely. Most gums come in various strengths and are supposed to be used according to how many cigarettes the person smokes per day. Hypnosis is another way to try to stop smoking, although many that have tried it, have stated that it doesn’t work well. Using acupuncture is another way many smokers try to quit.