What are the harmful physical effects of inhaled nicotine sans tobacco?
I am asking this because I recently bought an electronic cigarette, which is basically a nicotine vaporizer. I have not been able to find anything conclusive on the physical harms of nicotine-only products. I know that most stimulants have a negative effect on the cardiovascular system, and that pure nicotine is toxic at high(er) doses, but what about >30mg/day? I have been using the product with decreasing concentrations of nicotine solution to wean off of tobacco addiction. Links to appropriate studies are appreciated.
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Go with the FDA's analysis. Here it is: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer…
Here's the bottom line: The FDA hasn't finished its analysis of the effects of Electronic Cigarettes. It has analyzed the contents. There are some compounds in the electronic cigarettes they have identified as harmful.
But! And here is the big but that the FDA hasn't addressed! Are the compounds in high enough concentrations to actually have a detrimental effect?
The FDA is silent on this. Tests are ongoing.
I will continue updates and news becomes available because I blog all about electronic cigarettes and electronic smoking.
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