Nicotine inhaler: price, experience, usage and much more.
What is a nicotine inhaler?
A nicotine inhaler is a device that is particularly suitable for smokers who want to quit smoking, but who find it very difficult. Above all, the smoking habit of bringing the hand to the mouth can be simulated with the inhaler. The Nicorette nicotine inhaler is suitable for both immediate and gradual smoking cessation. One pack contains 20 cartridges.
The Nicorette Inhaler consists of a cartridge with a nicotine-loaded plastic insert. A mouthpiece is placed on the cartridge, from which the nicotine from the cartridges is inhaled or inhaled with the breath. Thanks to the controllable administration of nicotine with the inhaler, the possible withdrawal symptoms are reduced. It should actually be quite easy for you to give up cigarette consumption soon. The chances of a successful smoking cessation increase with the use of a nicotine inhaler. Experts even speak of a doubling of the chance that you will soon be able to get along without nicotine in your life.
The amount of nicotine from the Nicorette Inhaler can even be reduced if you have got used to this new “habit” after a while. You will not suffer any damage to your health from using the inhaler.
What should be considered before using the inhaler?
Before you even consider using a nicotine inhaler, you will surely need some effort first. Because the step from the cigarette to the inhaler is often very difficult. You have to first make up your mind that you want to quit smoking. If you have made this decision, it does not mean that you will take this step right away. It will certainly be the case that you need some motivation. You can also get this motivation from your partner or your family or friends. These, too, will certainly take some time to convince you to finally use a nicotine inhaler to quit smoking. When you have the motivation to do so and have started using the inhaler, you then need to show willpower. You can also get or work on this through motivation and the help of friends and family.
Probably the most important of your first steps in quitting smoking with the help of the nicotine inhaler will be that you give up smoking completely. So don’t buy any more cigarettes, hear no more and, above all, empty your secret hiding spots that you may have already created in case you think that you don’t have the willpower to go through with smoking cessation.
The fact that you no longer smoke once you have started using the inhaler naturally also has a health aspect. Because an excessive intake of nicotine, i.e. additionally by smoking cigarettes, can easily lead to a nicotine overdose. For this reason, it is very important that you are strongly motivated to refrain from smoking cigarettes entirely until you have just started to quit smoking. If possible, you should also reduce your cigarette consumption before you start the inhaler treatment, i.e. quit smoking.
If you do not think you can be motivated enough to quit smoking, then you should entrust yourself to a counselor who specializes in smoking cessation. This increases the chance that you can get off to a good start with the help of an inhaler with the help of an inhaler.
In the event that you have any health problems, such as a known hypersensitivity to nicotine or to other ingredients of the Nicorette Inhaler, you should consult a doctor before starting smoking cessation. This also applies if you have severe cardiovascular disease or have recently had a stroke. Recently means that the stroke was less than three months ago. However, you should avoid using a nicotine inhaler during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You should also not have used the Nicorette Inhaler if you are a non-smoker. Children under the age of 12 should not use this inhaler either, or adolescents under the age of 18 should generally refrain from using this inhaler. The Nicorette Inhaler is only intended for adults aged 18 years and over. Children and adolescents under the age of 18 should only use this smoking cessation method after consulting their doctor and only if they are heavily dependent on nicotine.
If you are over 65 years of age, you should avoid using a nicotine inhaler if possible. There is no well-founded knowledge about the use of such nicotine products in people over 65 years of age. For this reason, if you are over 65 years of age, you should seek medical advice for a planned nicotine withdrawal.
How is the nicotine inhaler used?
Depending on the purpose for which you want to use the inhaler, you should be able to use it correctly. Here are the tips:
Use when weaning
The manufacturer states that in order to quit smoking you should use the nicotine inhaler as follows, so that an effective control of the withdrawal symptoms can be achieved: You should use at least six, but no more than twelve inhaler cartridges a day for the first eight weeks. Within these dosages, this leads to a noticeable reduction in withdrawal symptoms. You should know that one cartridge is equivalent to four cigarettes. A cartridge is inhaled within a time window of approx. 20 minutes. So if you normally smoke 24 cigarettes a day, you can use six cartridges in the inhaler throughout the day. A maximum of four milligrams are released in a period of approx. 20 minutes. This information is the amount that was determined under laboratory conditions. however, you should know that the taste of the inhalation can feel differently from person to person. This has something to do with the intensity of the withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms are not the same every day. It depends on your current form of the day or your individual stress level that you feel on a special day. You can also use an inhaler cartridge for five minutes at four times a day. Over time you will find out how to handle the use of the cartridges based on the cycles. To quit smoking, however, it is important that you reduce the amount of nicotine even after eight weeks. You should be prepared for this after the sixth week. The reduced number of cartridges will then be used in weeks eight to ten. After these two more weeks, the number of cartridges is then reduced again. Thereafter, the treatment is over. You will then no longer be allowed to use a cartridge on the last day of treatment. Smoking cessation with the inhaler is limited to three months, i.e. twelve weeks.
Use to reduce cigarette consumption
If you only want to reduce your nicotine or cigarette consumption with the help of the nicotine inhaler, the application is a bit different. In this case, the inhaler is used at smoke-free treatment intervals. The goal of these smoke-free intervals is to keep them extended. In this way it is easily possible that you can reduce your cigarette consumption, sometimes very significantly. When you use the inhaler is up to you as part of the application to reduce cigarette consumption. However, you should always try to extend the intervals in which you do not smoke cigarettes as much as possible. However, the first successes should appear after six weeks. In the event that you should not be able to achieve a significant reduction in daily cigarette consumption by then, you should seek advice from a doctor. The aim of using it to reduce cigarette consumption is that you quit smoking after six months at the latest after you have started to completely stop smoking with the help of the nicotine inhaler, if you have then set your sights on this higher goal. In the event that you still haven’t succeeded after nine months, you should get help from a doctor. The recommended duration of treatment with the aid of the Nicorette Inhaler is a maximum of twelve months.
There are precise dosing instructions for use to reduce cigarette consumption. You shouldn’t change this on your own initiative. If you think the dosage is too weak or too strong, you should speak to the doctor.
Instructions for use for the nicotine inhaler
When using the nicotine inhaler, you should strictly follow the instructions for use:
First remove the mouthpiece and also the sealed blister container from the box. Then remove the plastic cover from the mouthpiece. Then take apart the two-part mouthpiece. You can do this by aligning the markings. Then carefully peel back the aluminum foil from the blister container. This way you can remove the cartridges without damaging them.
Then take the sealed inhaler cartridge out of the container. Then press the cartridge firmly into the lower part of the mouthpiece. This is how the seal opens. Then you bring the markings back into line. Then press the two parts of the mouthpiece firmly together. Until the upper cartridge seal opens.
Then twist the markings apart so that they are no longer in line. This closes the mouthpiece. This is also the parental control at the same time. Then put the container with the remaining inhaler cartridges back in the box. The inhaler is now ready for use. Once the seal has been opened, the nicotine concentration steadily decreases. You should therefore use an opened inhaler cartridge within twelve hours.
If you have used up the inhaler cartridge, you can remove it from the mouthpiece. Then discard the used cartridge. Disposal should take place in such a way that neither children nor pets have access to them. You put the mouthpiece back in the box.
Important note on use
Please note that the release of nicotine from the inhaler may be reduced at low ambient temperatures. Therefore, we recommend using the inhaler only at temperatures above 15° C/ 59° F.
Possible side effects of using an inhaler
Using a nicotine inhaler also carries risks and side effects. The most common side effects that occur are coughing and also irritation of the throat and mouth. But there are also side effects that occur rarely. This includes itching and burning sensation on the skin, as well as heartburn, vomiting and hiccups. Headaches can also occur rarely. Occasionally, however, you may experience palpitations. Symptoms of heart disease can also worsen with smoking cessation or reducing nicotine consumption. In addition, changes in blood pressure, insomnia, dizziness and frequent urination can also occur. However, cardiac arrhythmias rarely occur when using a nicotine inhaler. Sleep disorders can also occur more frequently when people quit smoking. And of course, withdrawal symptoms can occur too. Of course, a persistent nicotine dependence can also occur.
One of the risks that can arise while using an inhaler is overdose. However, this risk only exists if there is still excessive smoking at the same time. An overdose is manifested by nausea, salivation, abdominal pain and vomiting. An overdose can also lead to diarrhea and low temperature, as well as sweating and headaches, hearing impairment and dizziness as well as pronounced weakening of the entire body, shortness of breath and fainting.
If you are using an inhaler, also make sure that you store the box that contains the accessories correctly. Above all, remember that nicotine is a highly toxic substance, especially for children. In children, even small amounts of nicotine can lead to severe symptoms of intoxication and thus to life-threatening conditions. Therefore, make sure that you keep the inhaler box somewhere where children who live in the household or who come and go there cannot access the box or its contents. You should also dispose of used cartridges in such a way that children cannot access them. Because even after use, a cartridge can still contain residues of nicotine. So please be careful where your children are so that they do not come into contact with the nicotine inhaler.