Have you ever had the idea of going completely nicotine free? Was there a health concern involved in making such a decision?
What if these “beliefs” you had about nicotine consumption turned out to be untrue or had no clinical evidence to prove they were true.
I found this article from E-Cigarette Politics which debunks some beliefs about nicotine even I thought were true.
According to E-Cigarette Politics, the demonizing of nicotine is a commercial agenda that is continually reinforced by propaganda.
They list four examples of nicotine myths that have no basis in fact.
1. The belief of nicotine’s dangerous and alien nature – Nicotine is found in tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, even tea.
2. The belief of nicotine’s toxicity – In October 2013, Prof Mayer of Graz demolished the myth that showed no evidence for the assumption that nicotine is highly toxic.
3. The belief of nicotine’s potential for addiction – There is not one published clinical trial of nicotine’s potential for dependence. Multiple clinical trials of pure nicotine administered to never-smokers showed no signs of dependence.
4. The belief of nicotine’s potential for harm – Those who consume nicotine on a regular basis potential for harm is zero. When a threshold is reached, the experience starts to become unpleasant and consumption ceases.
If you’re a person who has been thinking of going zero nicotine for health reasons, you might be disappointed to know that it doesn’t really make a difference if you go higher or lower in your nicotine intake.
There isn’t much of a difference between vaping with or without nicotine. Vaping is still much better than exposing your lungs to thousands of harmful chemicals from cigarettes.