E-Cigarettes Versus Nicorette Quickmist

Blake Brown
by Blake Brown
July 15, 2014

You may noticed that the FDA approves products that are worse and sometimes even highly life threatening to our health, yet our beloved e-cigarettes continue to face a battle of acceptance from both the government and public groups despite the harm reduction these devices provide.

quickmistIt’s an unfortunate scenario, especially when Johnson & Johnson taunts us with Nicorette Quickmist ads displaying “Don’t Vape, Quit For Good.,” which in fact isn’t what smokers yearn for. Ecig Advanced’s own Klaus Kneale recently wrote about that ad here. It’s true, e-cigarettes aren’t labeled as a quit-smoking tool; its purpose is simply to reduce harm. Most smokers and now vapers don’t want to quit for good – they actually enjoy nicotine and smoke cessation. There’s something about the act of inhaling nicotine infused flavors and exhaling the thin clouded vapor that so many smokers have favored.

What’s funny about the ad is that it’s implying that you ‘can not’ quit with e-cigarettes, and you can with the Nicorette Quickmist. Here’s the truth of it all though: Nicorette Quickmist has all four of the ingredients found in electronic cigarette’s e-liquid. The only difference is one provides a mist, while the other provides a vapor. While their ad is already proven to be misleading, we’ll continue to compare the two.

E-Cigarettes Nicorette Quickmist
 Propylene glycol  Propylene glycol
 Anhydrous ethanol
 Poloxamer 407
 Vegetable Glycerin  Glycerol
 Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
 Flavoring  Mint Flavor
 Cooling Flavor
 Acesulfame Potassium
 Hydrochloric Acid
 Purified Water
 Nicotine  Nicotine


Now that things are a bit more clear, what was the point of this Quickmist ad — Do you think Johnson & Johnson would be open to listing that the Nicorette Quickmist contains not only the 4 ingredients used in e-liquid, but the 10 extra ingredients also found in the Quickmist?

Comical, isn’t it?

To not let you forget, the Nicorette Quickmist has FDA approval — something the electronic cigarette is currently struggling with. Go figure!

Continuing, electronic cigarettes have endured a lot of scrutiny from e-cigarette opponents over Propylene Glycol also being found in antifreeze and arguing because of it, that e-cigarettes aren’t safe. However, the Nicorette Quickmist contains the same ingredient. Would this mean that the FDA Approved Nicorette Quickmist isn’t safe either? — Should I even include that Anhydrous Ethanol, an ingredient used in the Quickmist, is used in gasoline?

There a lot of questions here that can be solved with some obvious answers, but this last answer will take the cake…

Tell me, why does the FDA pass this Nicorette Quickmist for approval with flying colors when it contains the same and even more ingrediants than electronic cigarette e-liquid, and yet continuing to place e-cigarettes under the government microscope as if it poses to create more harm?



7 Responses to “E-Cigarettes Versus Nicorette Quickmist”

      Genecigs on July 16th, 2014 9:10 am

      Tragicomical. 😐

        Andy on July 16th, 2014 1:26 pm

        We all pretty much know that the government is not really there to serve the people anymore…this is just 1001th confirmation….

          sharon on July 19th, 2014 5:48 am

          Andy, it is the 1004th confirmation. ijs

            VJ Sleight on July 19th, 2014 3:04 pm

            This is not FDA approved. It isn’t even available in the USA. It is available in Canada.

              Scott on July 26th, 2014 5:12 pm

              Here’s your list of ingredients for the FDA approved methods.


              This is the polymer used to deliver the nicotine along with some of the nasty side effects that most people experience.


                Donna Koenug on July 26th, 2014 9:11 pm

                FDA is well known to be corrupt & it is God to all corportions under it’s scrutiny in this country.

                  Nospam on July 30th, 2014 8:37 am

                  This is a misleading article. With ecigs, we do not inhale the liquid. We inhale vapor. To turn that liquid into vapor, heat is applied. That heat also creates volatile organic compounds, which are inhaled along with the vapor.

                  All reputable studies have shown that vapor is far less toxic than smoke. I am not trying to say vapor is dangerous. I am saying that the FDA doesn’t necessarily care about eliquid, because it’s the vapor we inhale, and it’s the vapor which much be studied and judged.

                  Much of this article is true and sensible but it does contain misleading opinion, which is just confirmation bias. Spread the facts. Not opinion.

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