As smokers seek an effective way to ditch the ciggies and improve their health, vaping is providing them with an alternative. To help with the quit process vaping allows smokers to ease into non-smoker life whilst still allowing them to keep their routines that have become habitual.
What is Nicotine?
Nicotine is a mild central system stimulant. It's effects are similar to caffeine and it's addictive properties are also much the same. Nicotine is famously associated with tobacco cigarettes and left with the blame for life-threatening diseases. However tobacco plants are not the only place nicotine can be found. A range of fruits, vegetables and teas including potato, eggplant, tomato, and cauliflower are just a few also containing the infamous substance.
An average smoker consumes around 2mg of nicotine with each cigarette they smoke. In a day a smoker could ingest between 20mg and 80mg of nicotine. Replacement nicotine gum delivers around 2-4mg on an average dose, with the possibility of ingesting 64mg in a day. These levels of consumption are considered safe.
When taken in a high dose however nicotine is a harmful substance. Consumption of 60mg of concentrated nicotine in one dose could prove fatal.
It is always recommended to consume dosages less than 18mg to avoid reactions such as headaches, dizziness, or even vomiting.
Why is nicotine and vaping helpful to a smoker?
When you vape nicotine e-liquid it is heated up to controlled ranges of temperature. This converts the liquid into a vapour that can be inhaled and exhaled. Mimicking the 'smoking' effect of lighting up a cigarette. Here though there is no burning, combustion, or tar. So you are immediately cutting out the main causes of smoking tobacco health related diseases.
With comparable health benefits and cost effectiveness it is no surprise the demand for e-cigarettes and e-juices has grown expeditiously.
Studies in the UK have concluded that e-cigarettes were 35% more effective than other nicotine replacement therapies.
Inhaling vapour released from an e-cigarette device can assist smokers by alleviating the desire for a traditional cigarette. At the same time decreasing the associated health risks with sparking up. The carcinogenic's and the harm caused by the smoke of cigarettes are avoided by transitioning to an e-cigarette containing nicotine.
How do I get started on my nicotine vaping journey?
Unfortunately the sale of e-liquids and e-cigarettes containing nicotine is currently illegal in Australia. Depending on the laws of your state however you are able to order these products from offshore suppliers. Please read our post on Nicotine E-liquids and E-Cigarettes for more details on this.
We recommend shopping online at our sister store Soulblu New Zealand to import nicotine vaping products. These liquids are produced in a high quality laboratory by Eliquids Australia Pty Ltd and granted ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Vaping products which are nicotine free can be purchased in Australia. We suggest having a look at our e-cigarette starter kits for first time vapers.