Inhalators are plastic tubes that contain disposable cartridges. When you suck on them, you inhale a vapour that contains nicotine.
Nicotine is highly addictive and is the main cause of the cravings associated with smoking cessation. Inhalators help you to break the habit of smoking tobacco whilst supplying nicotine to your body, which lessens the nicotine withdrawal symptoms. When you are ready, you can gradually reduce the frequency at which you use the inhalator until you no longer need to use it at all.
Inhalators are available via prescription from your doctor (in the UK) or you can purchase them over-the-counter in most pharmacies.
It is recommended to use 8 to 12 disposable cartridges per day for the first 8 weeks after quitting.
Popular brands include NiQuitin, Nicorette and Nicotinell