3. Variable Addiction & What Some of Us Need:
Consider the variety of backgrounds and personalities that convene on this forum. We all smoked because we all found some kind of satisfaction or balance from smoking.
But the “why” of smoking is complicated: some of us smoked to keep away depression or anxiety; some smoked for alertness; some for relaxation; some for boredom or ritual. Or any of a hundred other reasons.
The point is:
Updated 06-29-2010 at 06:20 AM by DVap
Part 1. The X-Factor
Does this sound familiar?
After two or three weeks of vaping, there’s a sense of depression, anxiety, lack of concentration, or other symptoms suggesting that vaping is not doing the same thing as cigarettes were. Something isn’t right.
You might have smoked two packs of 100s a day, or a half-pack of ultralights a day.
You might be vaping 36mg or 12mg.
You might have tried every solution out there to make vaping work –
Updated 06-29-2010 at 06:09 AM by DVap
Madame Psychosis graciously agreed to summarize some of the major observations and conclusions arrived at via a group effort in several very long and sometimes tedious threads, particularly the "so-we-getting-we-not-nicotine" thread (often referred to as the "are we getting it or not" thread). This thread is worth a read in it's own right, but is very long.
I’ve elaborated some points, condensed others,
Updated 06-29-2010 at 06:07 AM by DVap
(From a post I just made to the DIY Eliquid Forum.)
Much is made of trying to find the optimal storage conditions for nicotine concentrates to be diluted into working eliquids. Similarly, much is also made of finding concentrates with good pure nicotine.
These are good things, but ultimately, I wonder how much they really matter.
Consider this image from Exogenesis. This is from his vapor trapping experiments where he set up an apparatus to auto-vape
(The following is a post I made to the forums that I think is quite interesting, so I've reproduced it here).
This study from 1976 monitors plasma nicotine between 9 AM and 4 PM. It compares smoking a cigarette hourly with chewing a 4 mg piece of nicotine gum hourly (back then, nicotine gum was not yet approved but it was the same principle used currently...nicotine bound to an ion exchange resin with a buffer).
The second page (page 1044 of the journal) shows a
Updated 04-19-2010 at 03:05 AM by DVap