Comment from: Patsy, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: December 31

I have smoked at least 1 pack per day for over 30 years and have tried to quit several times with no suceess until I discovered the Nicotrol Inhaler. I have not had any side effects. I have not smoked for 7 1/2 months so far. I did not smoke as many cartridges as recommended and it still worked for me. The oral fixation was very difficult on previous quit attempts, so this product was very helpful - It gave me something to do with my hands. Great product and I have recommended to many others. GOOD LUCK!

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Comment from: Shannon , 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 31

I am a pack a day smoker for over 20 years and have tried many times to quit. This is the only thing I've found that will give me the hand to mouth and nicotine in the same treatment. It curbs the withdrawl and the psycology of it is that I can still have a "smoke" without having a cigarette. The burning is uncomfortable, but that is making me NOT want to smoke. And you can't hold it comfortably like a cigarette so I'm changing that habit too. I am elated to have found something that will help me to finally lose this habit. I haven't had a single cigarette since I started this inhaler and I'm using far less than I smoked in cigarettes.

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Comment from: 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 04


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Comment from: wif1, 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: March 14

im still addicted to nicotine,after 5 can i decrease my cravings for afraid if i go off this drug ill want to start smoking again.

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Comment from: No Smoke, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: April 06

I used the Nicotrol Inhaler in early 1999 to assist with my effort to quit smoking. I only had to use one full Rx of 42 pellets and half of a 2nd Rx, and I haven't had even one cigarette in over 10 years now, after 47 years of smoking. I developed moderate COPD in the past decade from my past smoking, but I'm certain the Nicotrol Inhaler has added years to my life, and the quality of my life as a nonsmoker so far is greatly enhanced.

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Comment from: Ange, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 11

It only took me 2 months to quit, although I sucked on empty plastic stubs for another month or so. After 22 smoke-free months, I absently "bummed" a cigarette while at a casino (Sin City, indeed!). Smoked for about a year. Started back on the medicated inhaler about a week ago and expect to be successful - and more careful in the future!

Comment from: no-copd, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 06

This helps with the cravings. There is something missing. How do I stop the burning in the back of my throat and feel more satisfied with using the product physiologically like smoking did. I am determined to quit smoking but there is a lot missing.

Comment from: bb28728, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 10

STAY AWAY FROM THIS INHALER!!!This has helped with cravings and the hand to mouth habit---but the burning in my mouth is HORRIBLE. I have not used this product in over a month and the buring sensation is still strong. I only used 1 cartridge and that was enough for me. My food tastes bad, as does everything else I put in my mouth,even mints,toothpaste, gum, toothpicks--anything!!Not sure if the buring will ever go away-but certainly hope so!!Smoking didn't hurt me as much as this inhaler. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT. And I can't find out if this will go away or not either, or if I've hurt myself by trying to help myself!!

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Comment from: flowergrl1, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 14

The nicotine burnt the back of my mouth, but it worked wonderfully. The want is still there and will be for a while. It's been just over 2 weeks but it just will take some time and will power to do this. I know I can for my health.

Comment from: Jimbo, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 12

Smoked for 40 years and tried everything on the market to quit. Doctor gave me this and I have been smoke free for 72 days now. First week was bad but got better after that. There is a slight burning in the mouth and affect on taste, but I had that when I smoked. I can now walk up the 11 flights of stairs for my job without stopping every 2 floors to catch my breath. It is great to be smoke free. I would recommend this to any smoker that wants to quit.

Comment from: Susankay, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: June 24

I am surprised to read that some experience a burning sensation. I have never had that issue. I feel very fortunate for that, as this is the only thing that helped me quit. I get the hand to mouth movement plus the sensation of smoke hitting the back of my throat. It truly works for me.

Comment from: L44, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 14

Being a two pack a day smoker for twenty years put me in the hospital with a collapsed lung/pnemonia/plueral effusion/chest tubes..the list goes on.. fortunately, I was released after three weeks of recovery and the pulmonologist started this medication. I had tried everything on the market but this was a different situation and a different delivery of medication. It absolutely worked for me but I knew it had to be the solution too bc there wasn't another choice besides premature death at that point. I absolutely recommend it if you have tried everything else and it didn't work. It's not without side effects of course but I pushed through and I am so happy I did.

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: March 09

Nicotrol inhaler was effective from the start for my husband. However, having an addiction problem to other substances, this may not have been the right path for him. He is addicted to Nicotrol and has used it for 8 1/2 yrs. Not sure why his doctor is still prescribing it. He has attempted twice to quit using this product, but has failed. There is a distinct, chemical odor from his skin which I believe is from Nicotrol use.

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Comment from: dc2274, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: December 14

this worked good for me tried others,but this did it

Comment from: Lorraine, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 05

My mother made me promise her to quit smoking on her deathbed, and I told her I would when I finished the cigarettes I had at home (6 cartons). At my mom's wake, I asked my good friend, who's a nurse, how was I going to keep that promise---I started smoking with her when I was 12 years old, and now I was 58, and had been smoking 46 years. She recommended the "Nicotrol Inhaler" prescription' I got the prescription from my doctor, and stopped smoking on the morning that I smoked my very last cigarette. I am within walking distance of a store; and, I was sure that I would buy a pack before the day was over, but I didn't. I'd tried patches, gum, and pills---none of them worked! I would recommend the inhaler method to anyone that wants to quit and can't. Believe me, my whole life centered around when I was going to have a cigarette, I stopped smoking in my house because I caused my cat to get asthma, I smoked on my back porch in winter weather of 32 degrees or less in New England while reading the morning paper and drinking coffee, the cigarette cough was most irritating & embarrassing at weddings, in church, or at the movies or a restaurant. I truly don't understand why there is not more publicity about this method of quitting smoking. It was the best for me!!!

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Comment from: Thomas, 65-74 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: June 01

I began smoking camel cigarettes at 6 years of age when I began drinking beer. I am now 68 years old. I quit smoking post prostate surgery 3 years ago. I was never able to quit before using other products and hypnosis. It has worked well for me up to now. Recently, I visited my cardiologist for a check. I used a fresh nicotrol cartridge and 'smoked' it in the waiting room while awaiting the tech who administers the EKG. The EKG that day showed arterial fib, an irregular heartbeat. I take beta blood pressure meds, and for the last month before the EKG I had been experiencing a numbness or tingling in my left hand and was concerned I may once again be a candidate for a 5th cardiac stent placement. So I was a bit nervous. As a result of the EKG, my cardiologist increased my blood pressure medicine and prescribed a blood thinner to alleviate the possibility of clots forming behind the valves of my heart. Thanks to a neighbor sharing this site information, I'm going to taper off and see if I see improvement in my numbness and tingling. And when I see my cardiologist again June 30th I will tell him of my discovery.

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