Nicotine is "highly toxic" they say.
Nicotine is "Highly addictive" they say.
two phrases quoted often, that impair the hard truths about vaping-to the layman, and are too often 'scandalised' by the 'controversy hungry' press, and used to 'scare-monger' by the 'Health Cartels'.
Nicotine has many effects on the
body6,70,117 (Fig. 3.1): It raises blood
pressure and heart rate, curbs appetite,
increases basal metabolic rate and activates
bowel movements, which may lead
to diarrhea. In addition, it lowers urine
production, promotes blood coagulation,
stimulates breathing, increases pain
sensitivity and may cause nausea and
vomiting. In the brain, nicotine promotes
release of several neurotransmitters causing
various psychological effects, which
'''''''may'''''' lead to dependence.
However, ''''''even more problematic than
the toxic effects of nicotine'''''', which are
to be expected primarily due to overdose,
are its pharmacological effects on
the brain. The substance binds to nicotine
receptors in the brain leading to
release of various messenger substances
stimulating the reward centre, thereby
provoking a feeling of well-being7. Over
time, this can lead to craving for nicotine
and, ultimately, to nicotine dependence.
'''''''This dependence consists of a physical
and a psychological component, making
cessation particularly hard7.''''''''
This report is a 'mixed bag'-but with some interesting little nuggets.