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Do you still get the buzz from nicotine ?

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  1. BobFranco

    BobFranco Full Member

    Jun 2, 2009
    Do you still get the relaxing effect each time you' re vaping Or does that effect is just the satisfaction of the craving.
  2. Antebellum

    Antebellum Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2009
    Madison, GA
    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.
  3. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    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.
  4. nicowolf

    nicowolf Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
    near Akron, OH, USA
    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.
  5. four2109

    four2109 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 9, 2009
    S. Indiana
    I noticed a buzz when I first started vaping (18mg)... It may have just been Oxygen!
  6. Tugger

    Tugger Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 17, 2009
    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.
  7. robw

    robw Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2008
    Austin Texas
    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.
  8. willsgirlie

    willsgirlie Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2009
    Fort Meade, Maryland
    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.
  9. Murphysraven

    Murphysraven Full Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    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.
  10. gotthelife4u

    gotthelife4u Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 18, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    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.
  11. Zaxx

    Zaxx Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2009
    Nope, no buzz. No matter what device or strength I use.

    I'm expecting an order of snus soon. I'm hoping to get a buzz off of that.
  12. RsL

    RsL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    36mg juice has a definite effect on me! I guess we all have different nicotine tolerances. Then again, the only time I felt a 'buzz' from an analog was when I first began smoking many, many years ago.
  13. D05GTO

    D05GTO Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2009
    Same thing as RSL. Hit on some 36mg apple in a janty fogger.. Holy crap that is some strong stuff. Stronger than any cig I've had. Used to roll my own cigs too.
  14. Jonesin

    Jonesin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 13, 2008
    Sterling, Virginia
    When I first started with 36mg I got a buzz but not anymore. Snus seems to take a bit for me, way after the "tingle" is gone. I had a Marlboro analog yesterday (my first in awhile) and got a very nice buzz but I don't want to head back down that road...
  15. braindead0

    braindead0 Moved On

    Jun 9, 2009
    .... off ECF
    Just got a vx2/j118 last night, wife and I tried it out.. I got a pretty hefty buzz (with whatever strength came with it). We were both dragging pretty hard and long on it..damn that sounds kinky ;-).

    We both smoke little cigars of various types, I've been smoking for over 25 years and quite frankly I'm amazed at these things!
  16. BobFranco

    BobFranco Full Member

    Jun 2, 2009
    well, they say nicotine produce feeling of relaxation, calmness,sharpness, alertness due to release of dopamine, acethychloline, norepinephrine ....
    And most of you don't get anything out of inhaling nicotine
    I'm confused....

    What is snus ?
  17. BobFranco

    BobFranco Full Member

    Jun 2, 2009
    Ok I see what is snus
    But still don't see how you guys don't feel the nicotine effect...
  18. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    No, no buzz. As written, I get my nicotine needs met by snus, not e-smoking. E-smoking gloriously handles the "habit" part of my former smoking practice, however, and I might need the e-cig indefinitely.
  19. Surf Monkey

    Surf Monkey Cartel Boss ECF Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    Velocity 9
    I don't get a heavy buzz unless I take a LOT of drags in a fairly short period of time. That buzz could be coming from increased oxygen intake though.

    On the other hand, I know that I'm getting nicotine in my bloodstream. I can feel it. The expected effects are there, it's just that they come on far slower. I still get the calming effect and I stop craving the smoke/vapor after ten minutes or so.

    Obviously it's going to be different for different people. I was a 1/2 pack a day smoker of Camel Lights, so my natural nicotine intake level was pretty low. T-Bob was a heavy smoker, so it's likely that he simply can't get enough nicotine out of the vapor to break through his increased tolerance to the drug.

    Plus, he's absolutely right that there's "something missing" from e-cigarettes. I wasn't addicted to cigarettes, I was addicted to CAMELS. No other brand would do it for me in the same way. That's due to additives, no doubt. And that's why the new tobacco legislation is good in some ways. It requires manufacturers to state the ingredients. We need to know what it is we're being addicted to, because it isn't just nicotine.
  20. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    Surf Monkey, I did some math the other day for a PM to another poster, and discovered that in my 50 years of smoking 30 cigarettes a day, I brought hand to mouth more than 8-million times!

    So I have an ingrained habit as well as a high tolerance for nicotine.

    We are all different and the best bet is to listen to your body. A tilt toward overdose will be felt and can be halted.
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