Erowid Canvas Tote/Shopping Bag
This reusable "Ecobag" is made of 100% recycled mid-weight
(10 oz) cotton canvas, printed with the Erowid logo.
Donate now and receive yours!
A Big Disappointment
Nicotine (Inhalator)
by Pulsewidth
Citation:   Pulsewidth. "A Big Disappointment: An Experience with Nicotine (Inhalator) (exp27127)". Sep 6, 2007.

7.5 mg inhaled Nicotine (gas)


I've always been curious about the effects of nicotine, as I thought it must produce a good high for so many people to take the risks of smoking tobacco. Not wanting to smoke tobacco myself, I went to a pharmacy and bought a 6 pack of Nicorette brand 10mg nicotine inhalators. I prepared the inhalator, and began inhaling. The packaging claimed 10 inhalations was equivilant to one inhalation from a cigarette, so I inhaled rapidly and deeply to try to get the same effects as a cigarette. At the time I was with an experienced cigarette smoker, in safe surroundings.

The initial effects were very subtle, a vague sense that something was different, but no 'high'. I was feeling slightly apprehensive, but I continued to inhale, and began to get more effects. The feeling is very much like caffeine side effects with none of the mental stimulation. Jittery feeling, mild nausea, but I noticed no mental effects at all. About 15 minutes later the nausea had built up enough that I stopped inhaling. The cartridge is supposed to last 20 minutes, so I estimate my dose at about 7.5mg.

The feeling of being mildly poisoned continued for a few hours, but it was easily tolerable. I noticed a significant appetite suppression effect. Overall, I am very disappointed with this drug. My expectations were for a much better feeling, but I only got side effects and no high at all. Despite having 50mg left, I don't plan on taking this drug again.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 27127
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Sep 6, 2007Views: 28,249
[ View as PDF (for printing) ] [ View as LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Switch Colors ]
Nicotine (383) : Small Group (2-9) (17), First Times (2)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports are copyright Erowid.
TERMS OF USE: By accessing this page, you agree not to download or analyze the report data without contacting Erowid Center and receiving written permission prior to your downloading the data.

Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.
Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.

Experience Vaults Index Full List of Substances Search Submit Report User Settings About Main Psychoactive Vaults