Does nicotine reduce oxygen flow in the blood?

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  1. markah1

    markah1 Moved On

    Oct 2, 2010
    Chico, CA
    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

    Dec 7, 2010
    Utah
    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.
     
  3. markah1

    markah1 Moved On

    Oct 2, 2010
    Chico, CA
    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

    Sep 19, 2010
    Canandaigua, NY
    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

    Aug 18, 2009
    South Africa
    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

    Sep 19, 2010
    Canandaigua, NY
    Is it worse than coffee Videvinci?
     
  7. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2010
    Homeish now
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