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Antidepressant warnings on E-Cigs

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  1. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I was wondering how many of you found a warning telling you that those taking antidepressants should not use the E-Cig.
    I have found this warning on one my own E-cigs and heard of others, but it’s not on every brand. I would really like to get people ideas as to what ingredient in E-Cigs they think may interact with antidepressants.
    I don’t believe this warning is on other nicotine products, and my feeling is it’s another ingredient all together.
    Any ideas? :confused:
  2. TWolf

    TWolf Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Northern MS
    Never heard of such. What brand eCig did you find this on?
  3. BradSmith

    BradSmith Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    Northern Michigan USA
    Never heard of it. But quiting the 4,000 chemicals might have something to do with it.
  4. stover.p

    stover.p Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2010
    I take an anti anxiety med and vape without any problems. Been vapeing for a month.
  5. mini_art

    mini_art Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Florida USA
    Never heard of it, stopping smoking real cigs can cause depression, but ecigs?
    I have been vaping over 2 months and have had no problem and I do take an anti depressant so basically I think this is bunk LOL
  6. Shortstuff116

    Shortstuff116 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2009
    Bellingham, MA
    I agree with you 100%. Many years on meds and found my use of e-cigs for the past 6 months (and no analogs) quite the opposite, very relaxing. One less thing to think or worry about (cigs).

  7. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    It was on the Blu and NJOY
  8. ApacheChief

    ApacheChief Full Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Never heard of this ether, is it possible to take a picture of the warning? Would be interesting to see the reason behind the warning if true.

    Did a quick search and found many articals that say...
    The fact that researchers are actually documenting the effects which support the idea that tobacco cigarettes may actually be a drug that smokers are using to treat their underlying chronic anxiety and depression. (See earlier post on the effects of Nicotine.).......

    ....If we assume that this is true, the antidepressant effect of cigarettes may be an effective way to treat the underlying
    We propose that one effective alternative to the tobacco cigarette which delivers nicotine (thought to deliver the antidepressant component) in a safer fashion is the electronic non-tobacco cigarette.

    Source: I cant post as I dont have 15 posts q.q

    Google "e cig and antidepressant" 4th link down "what you should know.... link.

    Its possible e-cigs would mess with anti depressants in a few people. But no more than the number that is already effected by smoking regular cigarettes I would think. Another words nothing to cause alarm unless you are on many different medications and sitting at a smoking bar would set you off.
  9. CaptJay

    CaptJay Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    A Brit, abroad, (USA)
    Never heard fof it either but that doesn't mean much as I don't know everything :D
    I do know stopping smoking can make depression worse but thats not down to nicotine, its because of the other chemicals added to tobacco cigs.
  10. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    lol Looks like I dont know how to post yet.
    It's not that E-Cigs cause depresstion, it was just a warning not to take antideressant medication and vape for an unknown reason..
    Just wondering why, but I do love my vapy treats.

    CHUCKLEHEAD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2009
    Redneck Rivera
    Could you please provide us with a picture?
  12. Lab

    Lab Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2009
    it could just be that many anti depression pills are used to block receptors for nicotine like wellbufferin ext.. so the fact that they would be blocking the effect of the nicotine chances of overdose on nicotine would increase..
  13. mini_art

    mini_art Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Florida USA
    Thats interesting, I ordered a brand new Blu kit just 2 months ago and there was no such warning on it, I sent it back, I would be interested in seeing the box or documentation on this one, post a pic of it please.
  14. BradSmith

    BradSmith Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    Northern Michigan USA
    Wow, good point.
  15. ApacheChief

    ApacheChief Full Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    I think its one of those 1 in 50million poeple thing. A chance yes, but nothing to be concerned about. If you take multiple meds talk to your doctor. So many medications out there talking with a doctor that knows your body type with what medications your on would be better than a general statement on a forum. But because that small chance is out there they put the warning to protect themselves. People have made lawsuits out of less. Just a theroy though, don't quote me on that.
  16. tokes

    tokes Full Member

    May 2, 2010
    Simply put, it's the nicotine.
    for example Schizophrenics have an unusually high incidence of tobacco use because of how the nicotine affects the levels of dopamine, serotonin and other hormones that are mood changing. I wouldn't worry but check with your doctor. There should be no issues.
  17. mini_art

    mini_art Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Florida USA
    So basically you are saying that anyone that takes antidepressants should not smoke because it nicotene affects the levels of seratonin, dopamine and hormones. LOL
  18. boxhead

    boxhead Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    Chico, california
    from sd support/ e smokers talk / an intersting stop smoking story
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    04-07-2010, 10:34 PM

    an interesting stop smoking story..


    people who suffer from schizophrenia and take clozapine as medication...

    for a long long time such people have smoked.. now for obvious reasons such people are being pushed into stopping.. something the doctors have turned a blind eye to for many years..

    it seems the presence of "smoking".. they wont say nicotine.. affects the way a patients body handles the clozapine drug..

    the doctors whos main job is to feed the patients chemicals and get the dosage right are in a bit of a tizzy..

    patients in various stages of "stopping smoking" have messed up their tried and tested dosage patterns..

    i found this out by accident the other day.. it seems if the patient stops smoking the clozapine dosage need to go down by 1/3..

    also caffeine has the opposite effect.. if they stop drinking caffeine the dosage has to go up..

    i know a schizophrenia sufferer who is also an e smoker.. the doctor ran a mile when i complicated his attempts at finding out how much his patient actually smoked... he he

    i mentioned nicotine.. the doctor replied defensively "i never said nicotine" i said "what then"... he said we dont know and mumbling something about 3000 chemicals he scurried off... he he he

  19. tokes

    tokes Full Member

    May 2, 2010
    No I didn't say that ( If u were talking to me)
  20. Dynomite

    Dynomite Senior Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    Maplewood, MN
    Interesting subject. I never knew that there was a correlation.

    I guess it really doesn't surprise me now after thinking about it.
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