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1. WO2020193185 - SMOKING SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM

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CLAIMS:

1 . A smoking substitute device, comprising:

a housing;

an air inlet comprising a plurality of openings defined at the housing for allowing an airflow to enter into the housing;

wherein the one or more of the plurality of openings are configured to be blocked so as to vary the quantity of airflow entering into the housing.

2. The smoking substitute device according to claim 1 , further comprises a closure member movable relative to the housing, and wherein the closure member is configured to move between an open position where it does not block any of the plurality of openings and a partially closed position where it blocks the one or more of the plurality of openings.

3. The smoking substitute device according to claim 2, wherein the closure member comprises least one of a door and a ring each movable relative to the housing.

4. The smoking substitute device according to claim 3, wherein the door is configured to slide relative to the housing for blocking the one or more of the plurality of openings.

5. The smoking substitute device according to claim 3, wherein the ring is configured to rotate about a longitudinal axis of the housing for blocking the one or more of the plurality of openings.

6. The smoking substitute device according to claim 5, wherein the ring is threadedly engaged with the housing.

7. The smoking substitute device according to claim 1 , further comprises a cap configured to engage with the housing, wherein the cap is movable relative to the housing so as to block the one or more of the plurality of openings.

8. The smoking substitute device according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the one or more of the plurality of openings are configured to be blocked by user’s finger to vary the quantity of airflow entering into the housing.

9. A smoking substitute system, comprising:

the smoking substitute device according to any one of the claims 1 to 8; and

an aerosol-forming article.

10. The smoking substitute system according to claim 9, wherein the article is a heat-not-burn (HNB) consumable.

1 1 . A method of varying a quantity of airflow entering into the housing of the smoking substitute device according to any one of claims 1 to 8, comprising blocking one or more of the plurality of openings of the air inlet.

12. The method according to claim 1 1 , wherein said blocking comprises blocking the one or more of the plurality of openings by at least one of a door, a ring and a cap of the device, and/or a user’s finger.