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Nicotine Inhalers Help Overcome Behavior, Sensory Aspects of Smoking


As an aid to smoking cessation, the nicotine inhaler (“puffer”) is a prescription product consisting of cartridges that each contain 10 mg of nicotine and a reusable mouthpiece unit. As a patient puffs on the inhaler mouthpiece, a nicotine vapor is released and delivers nicotine to the mouth and throat where it is absorbed through the mucosa. Very little of the nicotine reaches the lower respiratory tract (<5% of dose), so the product's name is actually a misnomer. With an inten more...
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