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View in Spanish: Atomizador nasal de nicotina

Nicotine nasal spray (NIH-kuh-TEEN NAY-zul…)
A nose spray that contains a small dose of nicotine, which enters the blood by being absorbed through the lining of the nose. This helps stop nicotine cravings and relieves symptoms that occur when a person is trying to quit smoking. A prescription is needed for nicotine nasal spray.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.