NicotineA mild stimulant, much like caffeine
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Like any substance, too much can cause adverse effects. For instance 4000mg of Tylenol can cause kidney and liver damage. But drugs that can be used safely by the public, called over-the-counter (OTC) medication, are available without a prescription such as nicotine.
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Nicotine treats neurological disorders
Nicotine is a mild stimulant and can form a dependance, much like caffeine. Nicotine in eliquid helps smokers transition to a source of nicotine that doesn’t kill them.
Nicotine is in your body
Nightshade plants naturally have nicotine in them to protect them from insects. So if you eat tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplants, you have nicotine in your body.
Fraction of the harm
Vaping offers the smoker an alternative that allows them to continue inhaling nicotine without all the disease causing chemicals found in cigarette smoke.
Nicotine is not the problem
Dr. John Britton of the U.K. Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies explains that nicotine addiction isn’t a big deal because “…nicotine itself isn’t particularly hazardous.”
Nicotine and fear
Nicotine alters rat brains
It would be unethical to give nicotine to teens and then test their brains. In this referenced study used by Health Canada to scare smokers away from harm reduction, rats were given nicotine all day through an IV (2mg/kg/d).