Nicotine. The integral part of the addiction to smoking. You must have it. It’s determined that your addiction to nicotine is just as hard to break as heroin by experts worldwide. That’s pretty powerful.
You’re an addict. You just can’t seem to get the monkey off your back. You’ve become accustomed to a certain level of this substance, you can’t function without it.
You’ll continue your quest any way you can, up to and including smoking beyond health issues. Shame on you.
This tactic tobacco control & public health uses saying “nicotine is addictive” has a term called “proof by assertion.” Wikipedia’s definition of proof by assertion is “an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly re-stated regardless of contradiction.”
Spoiler alert: tobacco is addictive. Nicotine, without additives, has never proven to be addictive on its own, specifically with non-smokers or never-smokers. These assertive claims need to be addressed properly.
You’re not trying hard enough! You’re weak! You don’t have it in you!
Take a walk. Fly a kite. Do something useful.
Use these “APPROVED METHODS”
It CAN’T be what the FDA determines to be the “other chemicals and additives” (or what they consider the “Established List” in cigarettes!)
Noooo….. not those!
It’s GOT to be THE NICOTINE!
That’s what you’ve been LED to believe.
I should have titled this blog:
Nicotine Addiction. Smoking, E-Cigarettes & Other Lies.
Statement from specialists in nicotine science and public health policy
Not so fast, experts. You’re incorrect.
If you believe I’m wrong, PLEASE link your studies showing nicotine without tobacco/MAOI’s – below in the comment section.
I look forward to them and I “approve” EVERY comment on this blog.
Nicotine. Part of the propaganda that governments, health, tobacco control organizations, doctors & other “experts” are accustomed to spewing. They must speak it in order for you to believe it.
They’ve determined – in their infinite wisdom, that nicotine is the only reason you keep smoking.
Nicotine is not addictive
is from THIS:
If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data:
Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General
THIS one is interesting:
From This: Big Drugs Nicotine War
Via Chris Price: Is there a maximum limit to nicotine tolerance?
They’ve CONVINCED themselves into convincing you. They’ve become accustomed to the myth, and their quest to keep that myth alive any way they can, up to and including your demise. They will guilt trip you into believing this myth.
More EVIL and condescending shame on you here, you – you —- smoker you.
Created false nicotine theory
to manipulate smokers
into thinking they are addicted
The two other anti-tobacco experts, Neal Benowitz and Jack Henningfield were the jointly responsible scientific editors of the 639-page official Surgeon General’s Report: “Nicotine Addiction” in 1988.
According to the court documents the two experts both had solid economic cooperation on smoking cessation products with many pharmaceutical companies since the 1980s – Neal Benowitz as a professional consultant for several pharmaceutical companies that produce smoking cessation products, while Jack Henningfield earned most of his income from his own business companies which have had long-standing partnerships with Glaxo and Pfizer.
That is here:
Is Nicotine Addictive?
According to this 2014 Discovery Magazine article is “not the great satan”:
*The myth of nicotine addiction
*A letter from Professor Molimard to HSA
*Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Nicotine Wrong?
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition Dramatically Increases the Motivation to Self-Administer Nicotine in Rats
Role of dopamine in the behavioural actions of nicotine related to addiction.
28 Proven Health Benefits of Nicotine (and 4 potential risks)
“Clinically, very few users
of NRT become dependent on it”…. page 53.
From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)
So, arm yourself with the answer to IS Nicotine Addictive? – and answer this question….
what do they ever mean “nicotine is addictive”? Where do they get that from?
Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings
Specifically, with non-tobacco users and the patch:
More on that statement:
Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss
Well – what does addict you to smoking?
You could go- here for additives in cigarettes…
and here for the alleged nicotine causes cancer statement….
and here where rats aren’t even interested when coerced…..
I could go on.
I’ll let you read what Paul says about the Evils of Nick O’Teen!
The CDC said
9 million people are now using e-cigarettes
in the United States. GOOD.
I think their estimate is low – but it’s a nice round figure with some punch.
NINE MILLION NON SMOKERS!
You don’t think their ponzi scheme would last forever did you?
You thought those MSA funds would last forever?
Wouldn’t you think they’d want you off TOBACCO instead of NICOTINE?
~But that’s for the approved “magical” nicotine~
The FDA has deeming regulations.
So what have e-cigarette users said already about nicotine use?
Alan describes it here with some interesting points:
Evolving Nicotine & Usage.
What about relapses, Alan?
via Fergus Mason & Black Note:
Where has all the nicotine gone?
How does Chris Price of ecigarette-politics answer the following question?
Why do some vapers use strengths greater than 20mg?
Randy did a survey about this very subject here in full.
In PDF format: Nicotine And Flavor Preferences Survey Results
In Excel format: Nicotine And Flacor Preferences Survey Results
But… what if I smoke AND use an e-cigarette?
Dual Use is covered here!
“Were you worried about your nicotine level/intake specifically with your e-cigarette use?
Here’s just the last 50 comments left, unedited, from that question.
I use nicotine for the throath hit. I have accidentially tried 0mg (because i used a 100W tank and nic just isnt fun in those). I tried it for a few months and i didn’t have any redraw effects. the only thing i missed was the troathfeel so i went back to that amount that gives me the best feel.
Thursday, Oct 8th 5:13PM
I started at 24 mg and then it started feeling “too much” so I went to 18 mg and stayed there for about 2 years. I dropped to 12 mg because I thought I should drop down and it was a hard adjustment but I made it through okay. Now if I use a sub ohm tank I will vape 6 mg, but my all day vape is 12 mg. It works for me and that’s where I’m staying.
Thursday, Oct 8th 11:23AM
i am aiming for 0 nicotine but haven’t managed it yet but im close at 6mg
Thursday, Oct 1st 9:22PM
Nicotine on its own is only slightly addictive, A Smokers addiction is amplified due to the 4000+ chemicals in the Cigarettes. Nicotine has many Medicinal properties and is in most Fruit and Vegetables particularly of the Nightshade family.
Tuesday, Sep 29th 6:40PM
Different mg but a lot more juice. Same nicotine since I started.
Sunday, Sep 27th 4:22PM
I did drop my nicotine levels to 3 mg. It is not out of concern, because I did many days of research on nicotine and I don’t feel it is harmful (in moderation) and I certainly realize it was NOT what I was addicted to when smoking cigarettes. I can go without vaping and have 0 cravings when I don’t have it. I reduced my levels though, from simply wanting to make sure I’m not addicted and chained to it.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 11:29AM
I don’t plan to drop below 6. I find it helpful for weight control and drinking more water and many other good things.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 8:02AM
Started at 12 am now at 3 and will eventually be at zero
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:04AM
I use 0 in the evening. The nicotine keeps me awake at night. Never noticed that with cigarettes
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:07AM
Nicotine is not our enemy, it’s the tar and the thousand of chemicals they put in the tobacco that harms us. New studies shows that nicotine is more like caffeine
Monday, Sep 14th 2:54AM
Nicotine has benefits in cohesive brain activity (proven) Research being done for Alzheimers and many other (CNS) brain disorders
Sunday, Sep 13th 3:58PM
started at 11-12 mg and have recently switched to 6mg.
Friday, Sep 11th 2:03PM
I don’t think nicotine is particularly harmful in itself, in moderation – at least, no more so than caffeine – but have played with reducing and it has been fairly easy so far. I started at 9 on ego device, dropped to 3 on a mod/dripper, went to 2, to 1, too little, currently at 1.5mg/mL
Friday, Aug 28th 8:26AM
Lower levels of nicotine have been proven to be beneficial to the body, knowing this I am not bothered by my level of intake as it is not an alarming level.
The smoke itself as well as all the other chemicals in cigarettes are the issue.
Sunday, Aug 16th 3:11AM
I have dropped my nicotine levels gradually, but that is purely a decision based on COST (mostly of international postage)! I have no fear that nicotine is bad for me!
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM
I’m not worried about niuc – but I have dropped my levels down. I see no reason to hurry it and am not concerned if I continue with nic forever.
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM
Nic level reduction is automatic, eventually your body tells you it’s time to drop.
Saturday, Aug 8th 7:53AM
If i lower my nic level i will vape more or when i increase the nic level i will vape less. Depending on the time of day or my mood. The same as with smoking. My body will tell me how much i need or want.
Thursday, Aug 6th 10:52AM
Have learned of benefits of nicotine to those of various mental health problems. Since I’m concerned with the decline of the elderly’s mental acuity, I will continue to vape with nicotine.
Thursday, Aug 6th 2:59AM
Not worried about Nicotine, it’s harm profile is about the same as caffeine’s – and I ain’t quitting my coffee either 😛
Tuesday, Aug 4th 7:15AM
I started at 24Mg and am now down to 3-6Mg (juice dependent). I do use an RBA mod though, so my vapour intake is higher.
Tuesday, Aug 4th 3:59AM
Almost on zero but occasionally still use nicotine
Monday, Aug 3rd 4:43PM
I lowered my nicotine to get away from vaping but realized it is a mental addiction and not a physical addiction for me. I was at 0mg nic. for 3 months and quit vaping. once I stopped I started gaining weight from over eating so I went back to vaping. I would rather inhale a caffeine style drug than be obese. which carries it’s own health concerns.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:43PM
So far I’m fine with not worrying myself over nicotine intake.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:00PM
I see the risk of nicotine as negligible especially compared with smoking.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 12:14PM
My research showed that nicotine delivered without smoke is not hazardous. Nicotine has beneficial effects.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 11:11AM
Nicotine has many health benefits. I don’t feel a particular need to drop it further at this point.
Saturday, Aug 1st 7:59PM
Even though I am inhaling way more nicotine now than when I smoked, I’m not concerned about it. Nicotine is not that harmful of a substance, and the absorbtion through e-cig vapor is much smaller than through smoke. This means that i am actually getting a lot less nicotine than smokers get. Still I’m doing fine, and I don’t need more nicotine. I use 5 mg/ml e-juice about 10 ml per day, which makes 50 mg of nicotine per day.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:25PM
I do not want to quit nicotine completely, unless it’s determined to NOT help fight off Alzheimer’s.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:42PM
I’m glad I’ve reduced from 24mg to 10mg. If I stay at 10mg forever I’m OK with that. If I eventually go lower I’m OK with that too. I did try dropping to 5mg and found myself chain vaping so went back up to 10mg.
Saturday, Aug 1st 5:18PM
I never intended to reduce my nicotine intake, but I found that I required less and less over the time to get the same level of satisfaction.
Saturday, Aug 1st 5:08AM
Not really worried about the Nicotine that i inhale but i drop my nicotine levels out of taste and feel reasons (getting better flavor without the “burn” feel) I hope it is understandable what i wanted to tell (English is not my Native Tongue)
Wednesday, Jul 29th 9:50AM
Im just looking for a bit of throat hit!
Tuesday, Jul 28th 3:02PM
I use very minimal amounts to the point where I doubt there is any more risk than inhaling the polluted air outside.
Monday, Jul 27th 3:30AM
I am gradually coming off cigarettes. I’ve gone from 20 a day down to two. I will eventually go onto only e-cigs and cut down my nicotine with that
Sunday, Jul 26th 4:48PM
I wanted to reduce my nicotine level, but not to 0.
Sunday, Jul 26th 3:35AM
I have dropped down a lot, but I do not think I want to completely remove the nicotine because of the flavor and way it makes the ejuice better tasting in my opinion. And really a small amount of nicotine is not harmful,what is harmful is all of the carcinogens and chemicals in cigarettes!
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:24PM
I only dropped because the throat hit started bothering me and the people in the vape store said to lower nicotine. I started at 24, and dropped to 6 over time
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:10PM
I did drop my nicotine levels gradually and I am now at “3 to 6”.
I sometimes use “zero” (or just straight VG – no flavor) and will end up at zero across the board… but there’s no timetable.
Saturday, Jul 25th 10:50PM
I’m reducing my nicotine because
Nicotine may not always be easy to purchase and I’d like to get used to being without before that happens.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:50PM
I lowered my nicotine level simply out of comfort. Once a level began burning my throat too badly, I moved to the next lower level. I’ve been at 6mg for over 2 years and feel no need to lower it to zero.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:46PM
Not concerned about nicotine, but the flavor and the experience is much better on a lower amount.
Saturday, Jul 25th 9:07AM
I see no real harm in having nicotine. It’s not a carcinogen
Thursday, Jul 23rd 4:01PM
if i didn’t have my vaping anymore i would start smoking again i know i would
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:47AM
after 50 years of smoking i have accepted the fact that nicotine will always be in my life. By removing the tar and other gunk with vaping, I m doing much better. My medical exams show the difference
Monday, Jul 20th 11:02AM
My goal is not to reduce my nicotine level, but to reduce vaping to only some circumstances, or possibly only some days of the week. I can’t seem to reach that goal, and this is a concern.
Monday, Jul 20th 10:17AM
I use nicotine for the throat sensation it offers. equally at home vaping 0mg
Monday, Jul 20th 3:19AM
A little nicotine does harm or kill.
Sunday, Jul 19th 1:05PM
Not at all, but I could definitely feel the nicotine in the higher nic juices.
Saturday, Jul 18th 11:10PM
Some of you above mentioned throat hit.
If you’re trying e-cigarettes to stop or reduce smoking, the most effective way to do so are using a wide variety of flavors you already like, and the nicotine strength is paramount in your success.
You probably never thought about it while smoking, but think of this – if you used a full flavor, the “lights” just didn’t cut it for you, right?
If you used a “light” cigarette, the “full flavor” was too strong.
There you go.
The nicotine level mimics the throat hit.
You may stop smoking by accident.
This article explains it very well.
Satisfactory throat-hit is needed to switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes: a lesson from an e-liquid blind test
A Good Side To Nicotine
Via Bernd Mayer:
“Nicotine may be addictive by causing release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, a component of the reward center of the brain that is essentially involved in reinforcing effects which stimulate drug-taking behavior. However, this issue is controversial due to frequent confusion of (well established) tobacco dependence with nicotine dependence.”
That’s here in Nicotine – the basics.
The next time you see or hear “nicotine is dangerous”, they’re technically correct. It can be.
The dose makes the poison.
Also via Bernd Mayer:
How much nicotine kills a human?
Now, updated 3/13/16:
The Royal Society For Public Health says:
Nicotine “no more harmful to health than caffeine”
A Psychiatrist asks: Can Nicotine Be Good for You?
Update added 6/03/16:
Nicotine is not a demon, vaping is much less harmful than smoking
Someone thinks there should be a “nicotine vaccine“.
CASAA’s Dr. Brian Carter’s presentation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2016.
Do smokers self-administer pure nicotine? A review of the evidence.
A critique of nicotine addiction.
Public Health England released this joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations HERE
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) decides IDIOTICALLY and WRONGLY that nicotine is the problem here:
Growing new blood vessels around blocked arteries
What medical ‘experts’ hide: Nicotine does NOT cause cancer
On August 8th, 2016…employers can disqualify you for employment, health care can “deem” you a tobacco user for “using” nicotine.
Nicotine is not valid proof of smoking.
How do consumers perceive differences in risk across nicotine products?
A review of relative risk perceptions across smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement therapy and combustible cigarettes.
“It has the potential to lead to one of the greatest public health breakthroughs in human history by fundamentally changing the forecast of a billion cigarette-caused deaths this century.”
From Bolton Smokers Club:
Via my well respected friend, Norbert Zillatron:
“It can’t be the nicotine. It must be some other dependency.”
“This is the simple formula often used to explain the psychological part of the multifactorial tobacco dependence and why vaping works where NRTs often fail.”
See what vapers said about their e-cigarette use here in the first survey.
Via Fontem Adventures
E-cigarettes and nicotine – What you need to know
* Fontem Ventures is a subsidiary of tobacco company Imperial Tobacco
Obsolete tobacco control themes can be hazardous to public health: the need for updating views on absolute product risks and harm reduction
It’s IN your DIET. It’s in EVERYONE’S diet:
From Eureka Alert, R&D at British American Tobacco:
E-cigarettes effectively deliver nicotine.
Added 12/08/16 from Planet of the Vapes:
Nice collection of nightshade (nicotine) Veggies & Fruits:
List of Nightshade Veggies and Fruits
Glantz himself –
The SNAP trial: a randomised placebo-controlled trial of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy
From Daniel Hall:
Your Child Is A Nicotine Addict And It’s All Your Fault
Knowledge and **Perceptions about Nicotine, Nicotine Replacement Therapies and Electronic Cigarettes among Healthcare Professionals in Greece
Nicotine most harmful cigarette ingredient, GPs think
Health professionals in Flanders perceive the potential health risks of vaping as lower than those of smoking but do not recommend using e-cigarettes to their smoking patients
Using a videotaped objective structured clinical examination to assess Knowledge In Smoking cessation amongst medical Students (the K.I.S.S. Study)
List Of Nicotine Articles / Chris Price (ecigarette-politics.com)
My friend Alan Beard:
Extracting from ‘Nicotine’ Moments
It’s IN YOUR FOOD:
From the New England Journal of Medicine (1993)
The Nicotine Content of Common Vegetables
6 Common Food with Nicotine Content
Why We Should Separate Nicotine From Tobacco
Chronic nicotine treatment decreases LPS signaling through NF-κB and TLR-4 modulation in the hippocampus.
Nootropic Nicotine Addiction Non-existent?
Why Is Smoking Addictive? It’s Probably Not Just Nicotine, Despite What We’ve Been Told For Years
If an e-cigarette were used as a MEDICAL device it seems there’s potential. Suddenly:
Assessment of new-generation high-power electronic nicotine delivery system as thermal aerosol generation device for inhaled bronchodilators.
One of my own articles:
Nicotine is not addictive, no conclusive evidence found
From my blog: They want you to keep smoking, but lower the nicotine.
What a startling idiotic idea!
Keep smoking, we’ll just help you lower your nicotine.
State officials addicted to nicotine taxes
5 Year Old is Seizure Free with Nicotine Patch:
Truth About Vaping – Episode 2 “The Nicotine Misconception”
ANOTHER from Chris Price
The Excrement of Science
“Anti-tobacco messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.”
That’s here: Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?
Can nicotine protect the aging brain?
is from THIS:
Nicotine delivery to users from cigarettes and from different types of e-cigarettes
Nicotine reverses hypofrontality in animal models of addiction and schizophrenia
Young or adult users of multiple tobacco/nicotine products urgently need to be informed of meaningful differences in product risks
Effect of Selective Inhibition of Reactivated Nicotine-Associated Memories With Propranolol on Nicotine Craving
The Importance of Conditioned Stimuli in Cigarette and E-Cigarette Craving Reduction by E-Cigarettes
So with all those above, I’ve found a few that show “addiction”…. could may might.
This one, with my favorite word “can” and a whopping 18 people.
Nicotine reinforcement in never-smokers.
Read the title again before you click it….
Three Decades of High-Dose Nicotine Gum Dependence Treated With Nicotine Patches.
Finally, a survey showing less than once percent.
Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers
“There is very little to no evidence for the abuse of nicotine when not delivered in a tobacco vehicle.”
Dependence on tobacco and nicotine
Speaking Of Titration:
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
If you are a Professional go HERE.
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