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Nikotinspray / Sluta röka spray
Nikotinspray / Sluta röka spray

Control your tobacco cravings with nicotine spray

More and more people are becoming aware of oral spray (also called nicotine spray) as a nicotine replacement product. It’s easy to understand why. Nicotine spray is smart, discreet and effective, while also proven to be successful in controlling one’s tobacco cravings. It is also exceptionally easy to use, regardless of where you are, and it even tastes really good!

No one has said it’s easy to quit smoking – rather the opposite – it’s a real challenge and it puts anyone under both physical and mental pressure. That’s why it is important to have access to the right tools. Nicotine spray is a tool that makes the process easier.

All about nicotine spray

Why should I choose nicotine spray?

Have you just decided to start your journey to become tobacco free? Remember that different nicotine replacement therapies work differently for different people. Don’t hesitate to try different products to ensure you have the best support on you journey. Make sure to use a product that is well suited for your lifestyle. It must work and be available wherever you are.

Tobacco cravings do not consider your schedule – if you suddenly have a strong urge to smoke while at work, it should be possible for you to manage your withdrawal symptoms there, as well as when you are at home. Once you have identified a stop smoking aid that works in all aspects of your daily life, then it becomes much easier to quit smoking once and for all.

Nicotine spray is suitable for your if:

  • You want quick relief when the cravings strike
  • You don’t like nicotine gum or other nicotine replacement therapies
  • You want a product with good taste
  • You want an affordable stop smoking aid 

Are you after fast relief of your tobacco cravings and withdrawal symptoms? And do you want something that is easy to manage? If so, nicotine spray is a great option. The dispenser is small, discreet and easy to carry. You will feel much better after just one or a few quick sprays.

Nicotine spray is a great alternative if you don’t like other type of nicotine replacement therapies. Perhaps you have sensitive teeth or problems chewing, which means nicotine gum doesn’t work for you? Or do nicotine patches give you skin rashes? You may possibly find the patches have a very slow effect when your cravings suddenly strike, or that you have little or no control over the dosage. If so, nicotine spray may suit your needs better.

So, what is nicotine spray?

As the name indicates; you spray the nicotine liquid into your mouth when you are hit by an urge to smoke a cigarette. In just a minute, the nicotine will reach the bloodstream via the lining of the mouth and ease the craving. The effect is fast and noticeable.

How does nicotine spray work?

Nicotine spray is very easy to use. This is how, step by step :

  • Reach out for the dispenser when you feel the urge to smoke. (Do not use the spray together with food or drinks.)
  • Pull out the spray nozzle, if your dispenser has one. See Zonnic Nicotine Spray. Point the nozzle into your mouth, between the cheek and teeth.
  • Release one or two sprays (recommended dose is 1-2 sprays per hour, and no more than 64 sprays per day). Switch between right and left side. Once you have reached a stable level and are better able to manage the tobacco cravings, then it’s time to start cutting down the spray doses.
  • In just a minute you will feel the cravings disappear.

Where do I find nicotine spray?

Zonnic nicotine spray is available in pharmacies, grocery stores, kiosks and news agencies. You can also buy Zonnic nicotine spray online. You must be 18 years of age to buy nicotine spray.

What are the ingredients in nicotine spray?

Nicotine is the active substance in the spray. Depending on the manufacturer, the spray may also include other substances, such as sucralose, mint flavouring, ethanol, glycerol, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium hydroxide and water. See the package leaflet for a complete list of ingredients.

Pros and cons of nicotine spray?

As with all nicotine replacement products, there are both pros and cons of nicotine spray. What suits you best is highly individual – different people have different preferences.

Pros of nicotine spray:

  • Easy to use
  • Works wherever you are
  • Nice, fresh flavour
  • Fast effect and noticeable relief of cravings

Cons of nicotine spray:

  • Different side effects (see below)
  • The effect can be very strong as the whole nicotine dose is released immediately.

The dispenser with the spray nozzle may keep your hands busy, which can be comforting for anyone who stops smoking cigarettes.

Can I experience side effects of nicotine spray?

The active substance nicotine can cause discomfort if the dose is incorrect, even for long time tobacco users. A higher dose than you are used to can cause:

  • heart palpitations
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • headaches

 Nicotine spray can specifically cause:

  • hiccups
  • headaches
  • throat irritation
  • impact on taste experiences
  • dry mouth, or increased salivation
  • abdominal pain and other stomach issues
  • fatigue

Always read the package leaflet and be aware of side effect when using medications.

Be careful to always keep the spray away from children. Nicotine can be highly toxic to children and at worst life threatening.

The nicotine spray got into my stomach – What happens now?

Swallowing the nicotine spray can feel uncomfortable, as the nicotine may sting your throat. Swallowing spray doesn’t otherwise involve any health risks, as the absorption of nicotine is not as effective in the stomach.

It is very easy to use the dispenser correctly. The small spray nozzle is simply placed against the inside of the cheek to avoid spraying the dose incorrectly.

How much nicotine does nicotine spray contain?

  • Large dispenser – 200 sprays
  • Small dispenser – 40 sprays

The spray dispensers come in two sizes – 200 sprays and 40 sprays. Each spray dose contains 1mg nicotine. This should be compared with a cigarette, that contains 12mg on average, and traditional snus which contains about 8mg of nicotine per portion.

Are you keen to find out if oral spray is the right aid for you? Start by buying the small dispenser. If it works and the spray gives you the support you need, then the larger dispenser is a more affordable option.

For how long should I use the spray?

The urge to smoke, the withdrawal symptoms and the entire process of becoming tobacco free is highly individual. One person may succeed very quickly, while others experience a much harder journey, including difficult days, severe withdrawal symptoms and also relapses.

For how long one needs to use the spray is individual. However, a common treatment period is at least three months, to then gradually cut down the dose. It is time to finish the treatment when you get down to one or two doses per day.

It’s a good idea to have the spray within reach even after you have quit smoking. That way, you can manage a sudden urge to smoke. Tobacco cravings are often stimulated by triggers during the day. Something reminds you unconsciously of cigarettes and smoking. The brain tricks you and kicks off the urge to smoke, even if your body has no physical addiction to it.

Remember to quit smoking on your own terms. Set up goals that are reasonable for you! You are a hero each time your refrain from smoking.

Nicotine spray during pregnancies and breastfeeding?

You should avoid tobacco and nicotine completely when you are pregnant. There are clear research evidence today showing that a mother’s use of tobacco during the pregnancy is harmful to the foetus. This includes the adverse effect of nicotine on the blood flow in the placenta, which in turn obstructs the baby's development.

You should also avoid tobacco and nicotine medication when you breastfeed your baby. Nicotine passes through the breast milk to your baby when breastfeeding.

Ask your doctor or midwife if you are unsure of how to handle your use of tobacco or nicotine treatments when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. They are able to advise you on aids and treatments that suit your needs.

Can nicotine spray be harmful?

If you use the spray correctly - i.e. for smoking cessation and to fight withdrawal symptoms – then it is a very good tool. The nicotine spray can be very harmful for children, however, and you must keep it out of reach for the little ones.

Consult your doctor for any problems you may experience. Quitting smoking is not easy and you shouldn’t have to struggle with replacement products that don’t work for you. There are many alternatives available today, so you are bound to find one that works well for you.

Read about more quit smoking tips here.

Secure and safe use of Zonnic nicotine spray

Always read the package leaflet before using Zonnic nicotine spray to ensure your treatment is as effective and safe as possible. It is particularly important to follow the recommended spray dosage. Too high and too low dosage can both adversely impact the changes of successful treatment.