What is Nicotine Inhaler?
The inhaler is a quit-smoking aid. Users puff on it and get hits of nicotine vapor.
How to Get Started
You can only get the inhaler with a prescription. Some health plans may cover the cost. Talk with your doctor before using the inhaler, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have:
- Heart problems
- Drug allergies
- Stomach ulcers
- Kidney or liver disease
- Thyroid issues
Dose and Schedule
- Use the inhaler on a schedule, not just when you have a craving.
- Each cartridge has 10 mg of nicotine, but only about 2 mg goes into the body.
Sample schedule for a pack-a-day smoker:
- In weeks 1-4 >> use 10 cartridges per day (one every 1.5 hours)
- In weeks 5-8 >> use 7 cartridges per day (one every 2 hours)
- In weeks 10-12 >> use 4 cartridges per day (one every 4 hours)
Tips for Use
Puff for 20 minutes at a time.
- Do not breathe into the lungs.
- Take short puffs into the mouth or deep puffs into the back of the throat.
- Clean the mouthpiece with soap and water often.
- Do not use more than 16 cartridges per day, or for more than 6 months.
- Keep new and used cartridges away from kids and pets.
The most common side effect is upset stomach. Others may include:
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