Effects of Nicotine, My Thoughts.
This is going to be my thoughts, no “real” facts cited.
So as we have heard cigarettes where prescribed long ago to help with anxiety and weight management, among other things. Fast foward to now, we have found out that inhaling tobacco is VERY bad for our health. We have SOME, not much information on just nicotine, but most of it is associated with snuff and cigarettes, and we know that the bad will out weigh the good.
So, plenty of us have decided to quit smoking (yahoo!) and have made the switch to vaping. Thing is we still want that nicotine!
I have read posts that say that e-cigs are not addictive… IMO ANYTHING can become addictive. E-cigs are not 100% healthy, they are harm reduction. Also keep in mind we rarely breathe in 100% clean healthy air, at least now the air (ermmm vapor) is now cake or other yummo flavors! Granted I would rather be “addicted” to water than over eating…..
When most of us started vaping, we tried to compare the amount of nicotine in the juice to how many packs of cigarettes we smoked per day. Thing is, we probably do not even need 1/2 of that nicotine! The reason I say this is because the first bottle that I bought was 24mg, i figured I smoked a pack a day…. I took 5 puffs and my heart started to race and i felt funny… I have since decided 6 or 12 mg is good for me.
My best “nicotine studies” have been conducted at work. I work 12 hour shifts at a factory, and i get 3 15 minute breaks, so I have to use them wisely. I found out that when I switched from 18 mg to 6 mg I get VERY irritable, but it does not last long. I also found out if you go from 12mg up to 24mg things get crazy, for me i felt “funny” all in all not pleasurable. So, whatever level you are at, step it up or down notches, making a huge change IS a big deal to most… The results may not be dire, but at the very least not fun.
My biggest reason for writing this blog was work today. When I was a smoker, during breaks I would smoke 2 cigarettes and maybe eat (crazy that we put smoking in front of food!) Now I take a couple toots in the bathroom after I eat. I have been trying to lower my nicotine, and have been vaping 6mg at work without becoming irritable… thing is I have been a bit sluggish, was sure why until I brought a 12mg flavor today, and zing zing there was the missing link! All in all I felt more functional….
So what I am trying to say, is that nicotine has many different properties, some are almost needed, most are just a comfort.
So, if you are a new vapor on ECA, ask around for what juice might go with what you want, buy a sampler if the company has one (most do) and get different nicotine levels, you do not want to be stuck with too high and be amped, or too low and have nicotine withdrawals. We want you to stay of cigarettes and be happy.
So, what are your findings with switching the mg levels? Or have you switched your levels?