Oral spray with nicotine curbs tobacco cravings

More and more people are becoming aware of a nicotine drug in the form of an oral spray, also called nicotine spray and it isn’t difficult to understand why. Spray is smart, discrete and effective, at the same time as it has a proven good effect to keep tobacco cravings at bay. It is also super easy to use, no matter where you are and it also tastes like peppermint!

No one says that quitting smoking is easy, on the contrary, it is a tremendous challenge that puts mental and physical pressure on those who take the step. This is why it is important to give yourself the right tools to help make the process easier.


Everything you need to know

Why should I choose oral spray?

Tobacco cravings don’t care about your schedule, if you want a cigarette at work then you must be able to handle the tobacco abstinence there just as easily as you do when you are at home. Once you find an aid that works in all aspects of your daily life it will be much easier for you to quit for good.

The spray suits you if:

  • You want to have a fast effect against tobacco cravings
  • You do not like nicotine gum or other types of products
  • You want to have a drug that tastes like peppermint
  • You want to have an affordable aid

The spray bottle is small, discrete and easy to take with you. With one or two quick sprays you will feel better in just one minute. It is also a good alternative if you don’t feel comfortable with other types of nicotine drugs. Perhaps you have sensitive teeth or difficulty chewing? Or perhaps you feel that nicotine patches irritate your skin or their effect on your tobacco cravings is too slow and you cannot impact your dose. Then spray can be a good alternative for you.

How does nicotine spray work?

Using Zonnic spray is super easy. This is how to use it step by step:

  • Take out your spray bottle when you have a tobacco craving (remember not to take the spray together with food or drink)
  • Unfold the applicator nozzle and place it in the mouth, between the cheek and the teeth
  • Spray one to two times (the recommended dose is 1-2 sprays, 1-2 times per hour. Max. 64 sprays per day)
  • Alternate between right and left sides. Once you have reached a stable level and have received sufficient help with your tobacco cravings, then it’s time to begin reducing the spray doses
  • In one minute you will feel that the tobacco craving decreases

The active substance is nicotine. Depending on the manufacturer, the spray may also contain other substances such as sucralose, mint flavourings, ethanol, glycerol, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium hydroxide and water. See the package leaflet for a complete list of the contents.

What are the advantages and disadvantages?

As with all nicotine drugs there are both advantages and disadvantages. What suits you best is very individual, as different people have different preferences.


  • Easy to use
  • Works wherever you are at
  • Fresh Flavour
  • Fast acting effect that clearly helps relieve tobacco cravings
  • The bottle gives you something to keep your hands busy with, which can feel good to those who are quitting cigarettes.


  • Risk for different side effects (see below)
  • May seem strong as the entire dose of nicotine is released at one time

The bottle with the spray nozzle gives you something to keep your hands busy with, which can feel good to those who are quitting cigarettes.

Can I experience side effects from oral spray?

Nicotine, which is the active substance in the oral spray, can cause discomfort if it is dosed incorrectly, even for those who are regular tobacco users. A dose of nicotine that is much higher than what you are used to can cause:

  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Headache

The spray can specifically cause:

  • Hick-ups
  • Headache
  • Irritated throat
  • Affects the perception of taste
  • Dry mouth or increased saliva production
  • Stomach-ache and other stomach problems
  • Tiredness

Always read the package leaflet and be aware of side effects when you use the drug.

If you have children at home, then be sure you keep the spray out of their reach. Nicotine can be very harmful to children, in worst case life-threatening.

The spray ended up in my stomach – What happens now?

If you swallow oral spray with nicotine it can feel uncomfortable, because the nicotine feels strong in the throat. But there are no other associated health risks if you happen to swallow a spray dose because the uptake of nicotine is worse from the stomach.

How much nicotine is found in the spray?

Zonnic’s spray bottles are available in two varieties – 200 sprays and 40 sprays. One spray contains 1 mg of nicotine. Compare with a cigarette, which contains an average of 12 mg and traditional snuff, which contains approximately 8 mg of nicotine per portion of snuff.

How long do I need to use the spray for?

The desire to smoke, feelings of abstinence and the total process for becoming smoke-free are highly individual. One person can come out the other side quickly, while another person can have a much more difficult journey.

How long you need to use the spray for is very individual, but the normal treatment period with oral spray is usually a minimum of three months. Then you can gradually decrease your use. If you get down to one or two doses per day, then it might be time to end your treatment.

It is a good idea to also have the spray available once you are smoke-free, as you will then be able to fight any sudden tobacco cravings you might have. Tobacco cravings are often stimulated by different triggers in everyday life, such as if something reminds you about cigarettes and smoking or the brain plays a trick on you and starts up with the desire to smoke, even though from a physical perspective you body is no longer dependent.

Remember to quit smoking on your own terms and set goals that are reasonable to you! You are a hero every time you refrain from smoking.

Can you use oral spray when you are pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant, then you should completely avoid tobacco and nicotine. Today there is clear research that shows the foetus can be harmed if the mother uses tobacco during pregnancy. The nicotine causes the blood supply to the placenta and uterus to be impaired, which in turn inhibits the child’s growth.

You should avoid tobacco and nicotine drugs if you breastfeed your child. The nicotine follows along in the breastmilk and further to your child when it eats.

If you are uncertain about what you should do with your tobacco use or nicotine treatment when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, then you should consult your doctor or midwife to see what types of help and treatment might suit your needs.

Is oral spray dangerous?

If you use the spray correctly, in other words, to wean yourself off of smoking and to combat abstinence, then it is a very good aid.

If you experience any problems, then you should consult your doctor. Getting rid of an addiction is difficult enough as it is and you should not have to fight with medications that do not work for you. There are now many alternatives available and finding one that specifically suits you is not difficult.

Safe and secure use of Zonnic nicotine spray

In order for your treatment to be as effective and safe as possible, you should always begin by reading the package leaflet. Above all, it is important that you dose the spray according to the recommendations. Both doses that are too low and too high can worsen the chances of a successful treatment.

The spray is harmful to children, so you must ensure that you keep it out of the reach of children.