Effects of Nicotine, My Thoughts.

by tiffjamesnjj
March 19, 2013
The author's views below are his or her own and may not reflect the views of Ecig Advanced

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?



29 Responses to “Effects of Nicotine, My Thoughts.”

  1. Mike on March 19th, 2013 1:16 am

    I am the same, I get pissy when I vape lower juices. I been doing that lately when I try new stores!

  2. DemonFire on March 19th, 2013 3:09 am

    Great question. When I first started it was at 24 mg. I didn’t have the craving for cigs like I thought I would but the taste…ugh. That peppery singed yuck. So I lowered to 18 mg. Then I found myself vaping like a crazed lunatic (I work from home so I can vape constantly) or smoking the occasional cig. I stayed with the 18 mg just cuz I can’t do nasty taste but about a week ago I did order another 24 mg to try it again in a different flavor. Since I’m a big peppermint or cream juice kinda gal I’m hoping the higher level in the new juice won’t be so noticeable as the last time I tried.

  3. Tyler on March 19th, 2013 4:36 am

    great post i had the same problem, i uped mg’s and found what was right for me

  4. Gretchen on March 19th, 2013 7:24 am

    I’m still a smoker 🙁 Boooo, but my husband vapes and I’m trying to get excited about making the switch. I think you are right though, that the nic doesn’t need to be so high, because some of his are just too much for me. I was also wondering if anyone knew exactly what about ecigs is bad for you? I know that putting any chemical into your body is likely not good for it, but I just wondered what the affects of actual nicotine are.

  5. Aaron on March 19th, 2013 8:26 am

    Great post. I don’t think nicotine is harmful in my opinion from research I have done. I stand behind the fact that lungs are meant for air and that’s it. Just air, not smoke or vapor. But yeah I am at 12mg and 18mg rite now. it’s perfect for me.

  6. morrinb on March 19th, 2013 12:15 pm

    I never vaped higher than 18mg when I started and very quickly dropped to 12mg. This, after being a pack and a half to two pack a day smoker. I agree, a lot of us really need less nic than we are actually ingesting.

  7. Avon Jon on March 20th, 2013 12:05 am

    I started with 16 cuz that’s what I heard Newport had. Now I don’t know that is true, but it was just enough for me. Now I use 12mg. Maybe I’ll go down to 8, maybe I’ll never cut it out completely. Right now I just don’t know, but I’m not smoking, so that’s good.

  8. tiffjamesnjj on March 20th, 2013 12:59 am

    Gretchen, there are a couple of things in some juices that aren’t good for you, some flavorings…
    none of them are THAT bad compared to smoking though

  9. brock on March 20th, 2013 12:59 am

    24 fo me

  10. Flux83 on March 20th, 2013 10:13 am

    I started at 20 I am down to single digits and I personally I do believe that e cigs are addicting whether it is psychological or chemical it is and my back acct would agree.

  11. brock on March 20th, 2013 12:48 pm

    im not gettin points

  12. TheCrookedOne on March 20th, 2013 3:59 pm

    Great article !!! That being said …I love the stuff 🙂

  13. TheCrookedOne on March 20th, 2013 4:00 pm

    oh , 12 mg here…..always has been…

  14. MrsCasey on March 21st, 2013 8:17 am

    Great post Tiff! You make some very good points.

  15. MrsB3 on March 21st, 2013 11:03 pm

    Nic is the addictive part of analog cigs and e-cigs. Some studies have shown it to cause birth defects.
    There’s really not that much factual info about it…

  16. NonFat on March 22nd, 2013 5:46 am

    well put

  17. Michelle on March 22nd, 2013 4:37 pm

    Great post.

  18. slap_maxwell on March 22nd, 2013 9:07 pm

    Awesome post! You need to do crank these out more regularly. 🙂

  19. tiffjamesnjj on March 23rd, 2013 2:46 am

    me… regualr? i think i need more fiber… or something lol

  20. John "Shub" Fellhoelter on March 23rd, 2013 2:31 pm

    I’m in the process of switching down nic levels.. I started with 1 bottle of 24, and quickly went to 18. I was happy at 18 for awhile, then switched in a few months to 12. I’ve been at 12 for 3-4 months, and once I deplete all my juice collection, I will switch to 6. Although I plan on using 12 at work, where I can only sneak a couple of puffs here and there.
    Then I will hopefully be able to hit 0mg all day.

  21. LOVE2VAPE on March 24th, 2013 7:49 am

    Interesting post

  22. manudawg on March 25th, 2013 2:17 am

    I started at 18mg and have been very comfortable at 12mg for over a year but now that I am using a genesis style atomizer I think it’s time to lower my nic level.

  23. slap_maxwell on March 25th, 2013 5:15 am

    I started at 24, then worked my way down. I’m mostly 12, but will still grab an occasional 18….

  24. brock on March 25th, 2013 4:22 pm

    eye yi yi

  25. bybees3 on March 26th, 2013 1:10 am

    I usually so 18, 12 when I have one of those ‘can’t put down’ vapes

  26. tiffjamesnjj on April 1st, 2013 4:42 am

    so happy that my mother is trying to go from 24 mg down to 18 🙂 i just don’t think she needs that much nicotine…

  27. saboinia on April 13th, 2013 1:22 am

    i keep at 24 -36 24 is a red and 36 is un filtered…..anything else and i get cranky

  28. mjfive on April 16th, 2013 11:27 pm

    down to 12 from 24 in the 6 months I have have been smoke free

  29. Karla Lyle (MsV8PR) on April 17th, 2013 3:55 pm

    One good thing about DIY juice is if you want to go down slowly you can. 6mg is a huge drop. Going for 24mg to 18mg is a big difference. It would be nice if there were in between mg levels. I started at 24mg but vape mostly 18mg now. I would like to go down even further but 12mg is just so low

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