Q. Is chewing Aspergum as effective as chewing an aspirin if you think you are having a heart attack?
A. Physicians frequently advise patients who think they may be having a heart attack to dial 911 and chew a baby aspirin while they wait for the ambulance. Aspergum contains 227 mg of aspirin per gum tablet and should work about as well. Another quick way to get aspirin into the system is to dissolve an uncoated tablet in a glass of sparkling water.