Who are smelling salts for? Who should use smelling salts?
What are smelling salts / ammonia inhalants?
'Smelling salts' and 'ammonia inhalants' are synonyms, two different common names for the same thing. Smelling salts are used by athletes for sudden rushes of adrenaline.
The name "smelling salt" came from the fact the primary ingredient is 'Ammonium Carbonate', which is a salt. So effectively it's a salt that you smell.
However in reality what actually happens is the ammonium carbonate rapidly degrades into gaseous ammonia and carbon dioxide...