When the majority of people switch to an electronic cigarette, they’re usually searching for a method of smoking that reduces the intake of harmful chemicals. However, the one chemical many do not want to go without is nicotine, which is a stimulant found in all types of smoking products, and is part of the allure that nearly all who use the devices or cigarettes crave. But what is nicotine, and why is it such a popular thing?

Well firstly we need to identify what nicotine actually is. Nicotine is the tobacco plant’s natural defence against insects. It’s often been synthetically recreated as an insecticide – which is entirely different from any kind suggestion that there’s insecticide in a nicotine delivering system. When you absorb nicotine through vape pens or cigarettes, it raises your heart rate a little and binds to cell receptors in your brain causing them to fire more often. Some scientists consequently now argue that nicotine alone, delivered in normal doses, is no more harmful than the caffeine in a cup of coffee, and we all drink coffee, don’t we? The growing popularity of vaping across the UK and other parts of the world just provides more credit to the argument. But vaping and smoking deliver nicotine in different ways. Respectively your body absorbs it in different ways too.

Smoking has the benefits of delivering the nicotine to your brain very quickly, with your brain absorbing nicotine just 10 seconds after inhaling cigarette smoke. But on average a smoker gets less than 1mg of the nicotine in a cigarette when they smoke.  And that’s regardless of the amount of nicotine in the cigarette. Then after about two hours nicotine starts to leave your body, unless you top it up. Contrastingly, how much nicotine you get from an electric cigarette is in part dependent on nicotine strength. Other factors that can affect the amount of nicotine delivery are coil and wick quality, with higher quality hardware being more efficient at vaporising the liquid and  will therefore produce better vapour with a higher intake of nicotine.

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