Does nicotine reduce oxygen flow in the blood?

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  1. markah1

    markah1 Moved On

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    I know cigarette SMOKE does but I was wondering if nicotine did also. Correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks.
     
  2. des09

    des09 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I am not a doctor, Jim, but I believe carbon monoxide is the component of cigarette smoke responsible for causing poor circulation. CO (carbon Monoxide) is a byproduct of combustion, so it is not present in vapor. On a more empirical and personal note, I have been vaping heavily for almost a year, and my circulation is better than it ever was as a smoker. In fact, living in Utah, I find that warm fingers and toes is one of the best positive effects of switching from analogs.
     
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    Thanks des. That's EXACTLY what I thought. I'm going to start a muscle building workout regiment and circulation is extremely important in recovery. I was hoping my PV wouldn't effect that.
     
  4. silkakc

    silkakc Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    LIke Mark said, circulation will improve with Ecigs over regular analogs.

    But nicotine is a mild vaso-constrictor- just like caffeine/coffee/pepsi are:) They are all stimulants. I think pretty much ALL stimulants constrict your arteries now that I think about it. That's why they raise your blood pressure a lil.

    But our nicotine juice is comparable to coffee so don't fret about it. It's a minor vaso-constrictor and is as safe as caffeine.


    Lori
     
  5. videvinci

    videvinci Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Lori,
    Nicotine is not a minor constrictor- it is a major constrictor of arteries, depending on the amount you ingest
     
  6. silkakc

    silkakc Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Is it worse than coffee Videvinci?
     
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