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|Title:||Oral tabacco substitute|
|Abstract:||An oral nicotine dispenser comprising nicotine or a nicotine salt and a water-insoluble material capable of sorbing nicotine. The dispenser is able to slowly release the sorbed nicotine or nicotine salt in an oral environment. The water insoluble material may consist essentially of paper or a polymeric substance able to absorptively contain nicotine. The water-insoluble material may be a substance such as paper or cellulose acetate. A water-insoluble polymeric substance such as a polyolefin, most preferably polyethylene or polypropylene may be used as the nicotine-holding material.|
|Inventor(s):||Ray; Jon P. (San Antonio, TX), Ellis; Michael P. (San Antonio, TX)|
|Assignee:||Advanced Tobacco Products, Inc. (San Antonio, TX)|
|Filing Date:||Jan 25, 1989|
|Claims:||1. An oral nicotine dispenser comprising: nicotine and a water insoluble polymeric substance formed of numerous strips sorptively containing the nicotine and slowly releasing nicotine when said oral nicotine dispenser is in an oral environment. |
2. An oral nicotine dispenser comprising: nicotine and a water insoluble polymeric substance formed of numerous strips contained in a porous bag, said dispenser sorptively containing the nicotine and slowly releasing nicotine when said oral nicotine dispenser is in an oral environment.
3. The oral nicotine dispenser of claim 2 wherein the porous bag consists essentially of a tea-bag fibrous sheet.
4. The oral nicotine dispenser of claim 2 wherein the porous bag has heat-sealed edges.
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