Everyone knows that nicotine is the most addictive substance in tobacco cigarettes, right? Right? You may find yourself thinking “Well yeah of course, I think so.” However, due to the common notion that nicotine is highly addictive, maybe we haven’t really questioned that enough. Now that notion has many people clamoring about the dangers of vaping since it is still a form of nicotine delivery. Some say in regard to vaping “What’s the difference? You’re still getting nicotine so it’s still bad for you!”
Is it though?
It’s certainly worth some thought on how addictive is nicotine in and of itself? Tobacco cigarettes contain over 4,000 chemicals, 50 in which are known to be cancer causing. Perhaps nicotine only becomes addictive as part of the overall cigarette when in combination with these other chemicals.
If nicotine by itself is so addictive, then it leaves some questions when it comes to vaping. For example, why is it a common trend that the majority of vaper’s reduce the nicotine level in their e-juice over time? Some even do so rather quickly.
A very informative video from notblowingsmoke.org does a great job at highlighting some of these questions. Check it out and see where you stand on the debate.