Simulate Cigarette Smoking with Nicotine Inhalers

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Nicotine inhalers are replacements for cigarettes. They look like cigarettes and are to be used like cigarettes. The inhaler consists of a cartridge that contains a vapor of nicotine with menthol. When the user puffs on it, the nicotine is absorbed through the inner linings of the mouth into the bloodstream. The amount of nicotine is much lesser in these inhalers than cigarettes and harmful chemicals are absent.

Each cartridge contains 4 milligram of nicotine which is equivalent to 2 - 3 cigarettes. The cartridge is to be puffed for a minimum of 20 minutes and lasts for about 30 minutes at most. Around 400 puffs can be taken on a single cartridge.

Nicotine inhaler packages typically contain 42 cartridges roughly costing $1 apiece. They are available only on prescription. Inhalers should be used for no more than 6 months. There is a risk of users switching from one dependency to another, but cravings can be successfully gotten rid of by using the inhaler as directed.

How to use the nicotine inhaler:

Puff on the cartridge as you would with a regular cigarette. The best results are obtained when used for 20 to 30 minutes every time. As many as 16 cartridges can be used up in 24 hours, but no more than that. Once a cartridge is opened you have to use it on the same day. Discard the opened but unused cartridge each day.

Cost:

Each package containing 42 cartridges costs around $40 - $50. Nicotine inhalers are not available over the counter; a prescription is needed.

Advantages:

* Nicotine inhalers simulate the experience of smoking a regular cigarette.
* Harmful chemicals and toxins including carcinogenic ones are absent.
* Nicotine is absorbed into the bloodstream much faster than gums and patches.
* Dosages can be controlled as per the user's need.
* Withdrawal symptoms reduce with proper use of the inhaler.

Side effects:

In addition to the usual effects that nicotine has on the body, nicotine inhalers can have specific side effects like:
* Irritation in the mouth and throat
* Cough
* Dryness
* Ulcers
* Heartburn and burning of tissues in the mouth and nose

Precautions:

* Don't puff more than 16 cartridges a day as excess nicotine is extremely harmful for the body.
* Use as directed as improper use can lead to severe side effects.
* Keep out of reach from children and pets.
* Do not puff on the same cartridge the next day.
* Keep the mouthpiece clean by rinsing it with water often. Only one person should use the mouthpiece.
* Store the inhaler at temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).

Brands:

Nicotrol