Nicotine is a highly misunderstood substance. While cigarettes contain a number of carcinogens that are harmful to the body, nicotine often gets grouped in with them despite few health risks. Here are some things you may not have known about nicotine.
- Nicotine mimics the effects of dopamine. Dopamine, a natural motivating chemical in our brains, is released after we eat, drink, or exercise. It produces a pleasurable sensation and makes us feel good. Nicotine can have a very similar effect, which is why many people find smoking to be calming an therapeutic.
- While nicotine can have these calming effects, it is technically a stimulant. It can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and alertness, despite having a calming effect on the user. Some users report increased productivity and focus due to nicotine consumption.
- Nicotine does not cause cancer. Again, nicotine on its own is not cancerous. One would have to inhale roughly 500 to 1000 mg of nicotine in order to overdose on the drug. That is more than ten times the amount that is consumed on average. However, nicotine is the addictive substance in most tobacco products like cigarettes and snus, which both contain roughly 70 other carcinogens.
When people try to quit smoking, they often turn to propylene glycol vaping. Vape juice with nicotine in it still gives the user a feeling of pleasure, because of the dopamine effect, but does not contain all of the harmful carcinogens.
Using a vape with e liquid nicotine
also allows the user to control the amount of nicotine they consume. Our DIY e liquid kits contain vape flavors of your choice from a number of reputable brands, as well as vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, and e liquid nicotine which can be added and subtracted in increments in order to ween off of the drug altogether and reduce dependency.
About 80% of vape users in a survey found e cigarettes to be helpful when it comes to quitting smoking. Unlike the patch, pill, or other methods of quitting, vaping allows the user to hold onto the part of smoking that is so appealing to them, but without the harmful effects. If you're interested in trying one of Nicotine River's DIY kits with e liquid nicotine, contact us or order online today.