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Nicotine inhaler

The nicotine inhaler is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) product that is designed to help you quit smoking. Read about how to use the nicotine inhaler, its effectiveness and where to buy it.

The nicotine inhaler looks a bit like a plastic cigarette.

How to use the nicotine inhaler

When you feel like a cigarette, take short, shallow and frequent puffs of the nicotine inhaler. Nicotine is absorbed though the mouth and slowly released into your body. 

How does the nicotine inhaler help?

It helps you to quit by replacing some of the nicotine you would normally get from smoking.  You may still get cravings but the nicotine inhaler can take the edge off the cravings. Using the inhaler can help to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, difficulty concentrating, frustration, restlessness and anxiety.

Pros and cons of the nicotine inhaler

Using the nicotine inhaler is similar to the hand-to-mouth habit of smoking, which you might like. The inhaler is the most expensive NRT product (but still cheaper than smoking). 

Effectiveness of the nicotine inhaler

Using the nicotine inhaler increases your chance of quitting. Combination therapy – using patches plus the inhaler – is even more effective again. If you add Quitline to the mix, you’ll have an even better chance. 

Where to buy the nicotine inhaler

You can buy the nicotine inhaler at pharmacies. On the pack it's called an inhalator

How to best use the nicotine inhaler

Start using the nicotine inhaler on your quit day (but you can also use it to cut down and quit). It comes with a nicotine cartridge which you change regularly. For best results, and this is important, use the nicotine inhaler for at least 8 weeks. The inhaler also works best when you work on strategies to beat the habit and deal with stress.

For more information: talk to your doctor, pharmacist or Quitline. Request a Quitline callback. Or download the nicotine inhalator fact sheet.

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