The Truth About Nicotine

We in the e-Vapor industry have the unenviable task of redefining nicotine and in some sense rehabilitating this naturally occurring alkaloid. Both caffeine and nicotine are classified as secondary stimulants because, unlike drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine, they affect the sympathetic nervous system more than the central nervous system. Also unlike stimulants that are abused for recreational purposes, caffeine and nicotine produce only an increased energy level but not a feeling of intoxication. Nicotine acts mostly as a stimulant in new users, but long-term users claim that it relaxes them. ( )

Smokers of tobacco cigarettes have to light afire a cigarette which then delivers their desired nicotine-along with over 6,000 other constituents, 66 of which are carcinogenic. In e-Vapor products all a “Vaper” has to do is inhale a formulation of 5 FDA/EPA approved household products that include variable levels of nicotine-That’s all. No poisons. No tar. No toxins at any level. We are very, very proud of providing to the public this incredible and vastly less harmful product and are noticing now that more and more journalists are seeing the light-a light we have been shining for now eight years.

I would like to direct you to a very insightful article in this months Forbes magazine titled “Nicotine Itself Isn’t The Real Villain“. In the article its author Sally Satel writes “In his interview with Nocera, Zeller (Head of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products) said that “when nicotine is attached to smoke particles, it will kill.” Conversely, when there is no smoke, nicotine alone will be far safer, even a net benefit.

The question now is whether this reality can be translated into government rules that enable existing e-cigarette manufacturers to continue to innovate, to advertise to adult smokers, and to reassure the public that their products have been subject to high levels of quality control. After all, governments should regulate products according to the harm they pose, so the distinction between smoked and vaped nicotine really matters.

If policy makers reject the scientific truth about nicotine and make e-cigarettes more scarce, then the likely result is that more Americans will die from smoking.”  ( )

We are seeing that more people are understanding e-Vapor products for what a valuable product they truly are and do hope this trend continues as to over regulate or tax at levels that make these products comparable to or more expensive than tobacco cigarettes in cost is not doing American society anything but harm and furthering tobacco cigarettes scourge.


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