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  1. A very interesting study from way back

    by , 04-18-2010 at 07:29 AM
    (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 02:05 AM by DVap

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  2. Sometimes a mod just works...

    by , 03-02-2010 at 09:18 PM
    I don't know the guy behind the subject of this post, so there's no back-scratching going on here, but I'm suitably impressed to enthusiastically endorse his 510 cart mod.

    Many cart mods focus on coming up with better filler materials to try to provide better wicking to the atty bridge. Some work better than others but none of them provide what I would personally call a "satisfying result".

    Enter SCOTTYBALLS and his "Zero Filler Mod" (ZFM).
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  3. Cotinine testing

    by , 02-20-2010 at 05:58 PM
    I recently posted the results of my urine cotinine test using a Nicalert test strip. My vaping had been pretty steady around 2.5 - 3 mL per day of 15 mg/mL eliquid with no exposure to any other nicotine source or 2nd hand smoke in more than 2 weeks.

    I maxxed the strip at level 6, which indicates a urine cotinine level of 1000+ ng/mL.

    Since urine cotinine is known to be around 6 - 10X more concentrated than plasma cotinine, I'll compromise and use a figure of 8X, this means ...
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  4. Ecigs as placebos?

    by , 02-10-2010 at 08:20 AM
    CNN.com has reported that Dr. Thomas Eissenberg at Virginia Commonwealth University's Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies has completed a study on e-cigarette nicotine delivery. A quote attributed to Dr. Eissenberg by CNN.com states that,

    "They are as effective at nicotine delivery as puffing on an unlit cigarette."

    I'm posting tonight to offer my criticism of his study insofar as I understand it via the CNN.com story and the study design as described ...

    Updated 08-12-2010 at 07:00 AM by DVap (I hate typos.)

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  5. Gone fishin'

    by , 01-29-2010 at 04:16 AM
    I've been a bit low-key lately, for a number of reasons:

    1. I've run to ground most of the theories and speculation I've been throwing around since September. E-cigs deliver the nicotine (with thanks to Exogenesis for his excellent research.. he's far outdone my original research), nicotine isn't the be-all, end-all of addiction/satisfaction... it's the whole tobacco alkaloids, and snus seems to be a hit among a growing number of folks who previously struggled with just vaping as ...
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