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    Question Do you still get the buzz from nicotine ?

    Do you still get the relaxing effect each time you' re vaping Or does that effect is just the satisfaction of the craving.

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    Hi, Bob,

    Can't speak for everybody, but, no, I don't get the buzz no matter how high a concentration I vape. I get just enough of a trickle of nicotine to maintain concentration when I'm busy and keep me from getting antsy. Vaping is a non-guilty pleasure. When I get the nico-urge, I just grab the PV. A few minutes later, I'm good to go.

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    No. And strength doesn't make any difference to me. I enjoy the hand-to-mouth and the sight of vapor, but do NOT get any nic hit. I use snus and disssolvables and pipes for that.

    I regularly use 36mg e-liquid and have 48mg that I've dripped (but got a tightening in the chest -- not a relaxed feeling -- so I stopped that). I love e-smoking, but for me there is no stimulation/relaxation that I used to get from tobacco cigarettes.

    We've speculated elsewhere that "something is missing" in our vapor. I do think that's the case. It's not just low nicotine absorption that fails me; I've got that covered. Something is missing.

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    Part of that relaxing effect that cigarettes give is carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide has a sedating effect - it makes people feel drowsy, that is why so many attempt suicide by running their car in a closed garage it is relatively painless to fall asleep and slowly deprive your body of oxygen.

    The satisfaction of the nicotine craving is another, smaller, part of the relaxed feeling. Supplying your brain with nicotine fixes the anxiety and the restlessness and irritability, but does not have that feeling reminiscent of afterglow. I can still get buzzed on nicotine, but it is a very mild kind of buzz, not an earth-shattering kind of buzz.

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    I noticed a buzz when I first started vaping (18mg)... It may have just been Oxygen!
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    There's a thread around here somewhere that shows some of the only real research on vaping. The long and short of it is, if you have some people vape and some people smoke, at the end of five minutes the blood nicotine concentration from vaping is about 1/10 as much as from smoking.

    The researcher says that the nicotine is absorbed in your throat and mouth like a cigar, so what nicotine you do get is delivered relatively slowly. It would appear that this is the reason we (or at least I) can't get a buzz.

    Some people complain about nicotine overdose symptoms from vaping. It has been suggested (through groupthink) that when you vape maybe the blood nicotine levels continue to rise past that 5 minute point, especially since the tendency is to vape every couple minutes all day long. This is pure speculation, there is no research to say one way or the other.

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    I no longer get any buzz. I only vape now for the mental effect.
    To me this means Im detoxed, and quit smoking completely.

    I wake up in the morning and crave coffee more than a cigarette. I actually wait to get my coffee before I vape now.

    I know im getting nicotine because in the back right side of my brain I can feel a heaviness after vaping. It used to be a pressure increase at the very top of my brain when smoking analogs. I think that was either a different chemical or a lack of O2.

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    No, I don't feel a buzz per-say... like when you haven't smoked an analog in a longer than normal time and you get a buzz from it.. nope you don't get this here. It does do the trick though. I feel like I've smoked a cigarette and my cravings are gone. I have felt nauseous from vaping the high nic juice.

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    I got get a buzz either. Although I noticed when I has an analog after vaping for several days I got an immediate head rush. I definatly think it's due to lack of oxygen and possible the other harsh chemicals.

    I already notice after about a week that I don't seem to have this urgent need to vape first thing in the morning or every hour on the hour. I think my body is getting rid of all those harmful additives that made me so addicted to analogs. I use a low strength and it seems to tide me over just fine.

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    I still get a bit of a buzz but like tropical bob I use snus sometimes also. Yesterday I was vaping and had a snus going and let me tell you I felt great, not a care in the world the most relaxed I have been in a long time after work.

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