AMONG ADULT cigarette smokers in the
U.S., nearly seven out of 10 reported they
wanted to quit smoking, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC; cdc.gov). But smokers often fail when
they use the cold-turkey method. Used as
directed, nicotine replacement therapy, such
as nicotine gum or lozenges, can double a
cigarette smoker’s chances of successfully
quitting, according to the CDC.
New to Costco’s lineup of over-the-counter smoking cessation products is Kirkland
Signature Quit Ice Mint Gum. It contains nicotine polacrilex, which helps control and
gradually reduce cravings for nicotine, with
none of the dangerous chemicals found in
cigarettes or chewing tobacco.
Kirkland Signature Quit Ice Mint Gum is
coated with a cool burst of ice mint flavor
and has a sweet, soft gum core without
sugar. Choose the 4-milligram (mg) dosage
if you smoke your first cigarette within 30
minutes of waking up or the 2-mg dosage
if you smoke your first cigarette more than
30 minutes after waking.
The more you know about the
quitting process and your options for
additional support, the better your
chances for success. Feel free to
speak to your Costco pharmacist if
you have any questions on medications to help you quit smoking.
Kirkland Signature Quit Ice Mint
Gum 2 mg (Item #1140951) or 4 mg
(Item #1140957) packs contain 300
pieces (two 150-count boxes), and
are available for $59.99 in warehouses
and online at Costco.com.—KW
Quit Ice Mint Gum
HEARTBURN IS a painful, burning sensation
in the lower chest or throat that occurs when
stomach acid irritates the sensitive lining of
the esophagus. Heartburn can be occasional
or it can be frequent, which means it occurs
two or more days each week.
One popular over-the-counter medication
indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn is called a proton pump inhibitor, a drug
whose main action is a pronounced and long-lasting reduction of gastric acid production.
Kirkland Signature™ Omeprazole,
approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is a proton pump inhibitor and is available in a 3 x 14 count (total of 42 tablets).
This product effectively treats the same frequent heartburn symptoms as national
brands, like Prilosec OTC and Prevacid OTC,
but at a significant savings to our members.
Ask your Costco pharmacist for help finding the right frequent heartburn treatment for
you. Available in the warehouse and on
Costco.com. Item #258141.—KW
FRIENDLY BACTERIA populate your digestive
tract and contribute to healthy gastrointestinal
function, digestive balance and immune system support. A large percentage of the body’s
immune system is in the gastrointestinal tract,
which is why digestive health and immune
health go hand in hand.
Nature’s Bounty Probiotic 10 contains 10
clinically studied probiotic strains to help sup-
plement the natural diversity in your intestinal
microflora. Among these strains is patented
probi-digestis Lactobacillus plantarum 299v
(Lp299v for short), which
delivers additional good
bacteria to your system.
DSM 15312 and
DSM 13434 are also
included for immune
Probiotic 10 is available
in the warehouse and
on Costco.com. Item
BUT THE PATH TO
RELIEF IS NOT.
Acid Reducer. Taken an hour
before a meal, H2 blockers
work to relieve and prevent
heartburn associated with
meal-induced acid indigestion.
DUE TO ACID
WAREHOUSE/ COSTCO.COM | AVAILABLE NOW
Item #1086592 (Controller), #260486 (Reducer)
Exclusively from Costco Wholesale