Product Type: Nicorette health products
Newest Review: ... find it preferable to the taste of a cigarette but as a seasoned smoker I find the hollow nicotine taste pretty offensive sometimes,... more
I inhaled my way towards a smoke free life.
Member Name: katykicker
Advantages: Easy to use, quick to replace cartridges, no more expensive than a packet of cigarettes really.
Disadvantages: May not help everyone trying to give up.
Until last year I was a fully fledged smoker. I used to smoke about 15 cigarettes a day and was constantly smelly, feeling run down & ill and a lot poorer for the main part. When we decided to get married I felt that I should give up smoking and while I had tried to stop in the past I had always gone back to smoking again. I didn't suffer too much when giving up after a week or two but then something happened and a few weeks later I always ended smoking again. The last time I stopped smoking I decided would be the final time and so I used a number of aids to help me in my quest.
One such item that I briefly used was this Nicorette Inhalater. This is basically a piece of plastic that is designed to help replace the need for a cigarette in your hand. You place a cartridge of nicotine within the inhalater and then you can begin to use it by simply holding it like you would a cigarette and inhaling. The inhalater is protected with a piece of foil to keep it clean before use and to actually open the inhalater you need to match up the two halves before it will allow you in insert a cartridge. This is all quite simple and the packet told me all I needed to know.
The first item that I purchased was the inhalater with 6 refills. This allowed me to try out this item, for around the price of a packet of 20 cigarettes. I felt that if it was not successful for me and I continued smoking that at least I would not have wasted too much extra money. You can purchase additional cartridges in numerous packet sizes including 20 cartridges for around £16.00. These are available from Boots, selected Sainsburys stores and numerous other places.
My main reason for purchasing this inhalater was so that I could use it when I was experiencing extreme boredom or stress. I used the patches and gums also but this was more of a sideline kind of product for me. When I had a stressful day or just felt that need to light up a cigarette I would use this, puff on it a few times and then feel the craving lower quite significantly. This can be used when cutting down on cigarettes, as I initially did and I really did feel that this helped to reduce my need for a cigarette. I felt a little bit stupid holding and inhaling on this so I tended to use it when I was in my own home or around people that I felt comfortable with.
This does not really give the same taste as a cigarette but it is certainly different to puffing on air or ones containing 'smoke' such as electric ones. There is a taste to this, not a very nice one admittedly but then cigarettes do not taste very nice anyway.
I found that I would use this about 5 or 6 times before it needed to have the cartridge replaced but I would probably have needed this more if I was not using patches or gum as well.
This definitely helped me to cut down the amount of cigarettes that I was smoking and this is what lead to me giving up smoking completely. In the past I always went back to smoking but now it has been around 9 months and I have not had a single puff or even craved one after a drink or when surrounded by smokers. This is definitely down to the fact that I cut down over time before stopping completely. In the past I have been determined to stop smoking and this time it was no different, however I definitely consider myself a non-smoker now after such a length of time without smoking and I detest smoking now as do most people who have given up smoking for good!
Summary: An inhalater to help me give up smoking.
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