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E-Liquid cant be that dangerous can it?

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  1. Boomer

    Boomer Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2009
    Hey there im just trying to work out how dangerous this stuff is, i mean when i drip i vape 5 - 6 drips worth in one go, so does that mean if i get 5 -6 drips on my skin it is the same? And so pretty safe to get on my skin? Or am i smoking way too much e-liquid.

    Im very new to this and it seems like e-liquid labelles like it is extremely dangerous stuff and then i go and vape a few drops of it at a time into my lungs, surely vapeing it has to be worse than getting it on your skin?

    Also just how dangerous can getting a drop of eliquid in your mouth be if you are vapeing a few drops in a session into your lungs?

    Cheers Lee.
  2. shakey ceasefire

    shakey ceasefire Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2009
    San Francisco
    No, it's very different in vaporized form. All I can say from experience is: don't get it on your hands and then rub your eyes or wipe your nose.
  3. incineradma

    incineradma Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2009
    In concentrated amounts nicotine is deadly or at the very least harmful. I think the labels are for that purpose, and to protect themselves from lawsuits. You needn't worry of a little, and I was getting it in my mouth a lot, with almost every puff because I had too much in there. I ususally stick to 2-4 drops into the cartridge and add more every 15-30 minutes it seems. I pretty much smoke mine all day.It states be careful not to get it in the mucus mebranes, I believe this may be because there are many blood vessels or it is a quick way to get it into your bloodstream regardless.

    Oh and i use a DSE901 (the mini) so the number of drops varies
  4. Boomer

    Boomer Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2009
    I think i am using about the same as you, also is it normal that when i drip i get a really good throat hit but not really with the carts?
  5. 0ogier

    0ogier Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2009
    Lancs ,UK
    One of the properties of nicotine is that it can be absorbed into the body through the skin. so if you spill your ecig liquid onto your skin and not wash it off ie 5-6 drops and vape 5-6 drops you will have got youself a much bigger hit. although the spilt ecig-liquid will be absorbed slower.

    Methinks as has been said before the warnings are for trading standards compliance and legal protection.

    Regards 0ogier
  6. RjG

    RjG Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 16, 2008
    Edmonton AB Canada
    Duuuuuude ! Don't make stuff up, that's not cool.

    Perhaps you should actually put 5 drops of e-liquid on your skin, and try it before posting?

    Anyone who drips or refills their carts all day gets it all over their fingers, and even a handful now and then. It doesn't do jack.
  7. Loogie

    Loogie Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2009
    Charlotte, NC - USA
    yeah, I get it all over my fingers when I'm switching carts. no new changes, no extra buzz...nothing.
  8. 0ogier

    0ogier Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2009
    Lancs ,UK
    Not made up sorry. worded badly I hold my hand up.

    Nicotine is one of the only chemicals in the world that can get through your outer skin layer and into the blood stream. ( thats how those patches work/dont work ).

    I used the word Hit and that is not really a good term. after all vaping the liquid over the surface area of a tennis court (lungs) to get into the blood against a couple of inches of skin is a tad different.

    All I was trying to get at the spilt nicotine will be absorbed into the skin and the blood srteam. and that you blood nicotine levels will be higher than just vaping alone.

    Hope you see what I mean


  9. katink

    katink Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2008
    the Netherlands
    Difference between nicotine in water and nicotine in PG/VG does seem to be big... from what I understood, the first will be absorbed, the latter hardly or only very slowly (through the skin that is). I remember TB experimenting with getting it in through the skin... indeed didn't work well at all.

    Old posts hold só much information on all these kinds of questions... real pity they seem to be so hard to find (but then again: there are indeed a LOT of those...)
  10. JustJulie

    JustJulie CASAA Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 30, 2009
    Des Moines, IA
    Oh, yes, completely normal. That's why there are so many who like to drip. :)

    Generally speaking, a fresh cartridge will give a good hit, but the quality of the hit starts to fade fairly quickly, imo. Part of that is no doubt due to the fact that the nictotine kind of numbs a bit so as you vape more in a sitting, you tend to feel it less. The other part, though, is as the cartridge gets used up, there's less liquid being vaporized. That explains why I am constantly topping off a cartridge, even if it's still fairly full. :)

    I like to directly drip into my atomizer from time to time, but you want to be careful not to put more than a couple of drops in at a time. It's easy to flood your atomizer, and then you have to disassemble the e-cig and blow out the atomizer to get rid of the excess liquid. And if you don't have a sealed battery, you gotta hope you didn't manage to get any liquid into the battery. :(
  11. Elwin

    Elwin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2009
    Missouri, USA
    Actually, I thought that the reason that a transdermal patch worked - nicotine, or any other type, in fact - was the inclusion of DMSO, or similar chemicals. This is the transdermal carrier that allows the medication to be introduced through the epidermis and into the blood stream.
  12. Marlyn M

    Marlyn M Full Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    I've spilled on my hands and legs, even had some get in my mouth(through the cart) and I haven't as yet had any problems. Hope it's not killing me slowly
  13. Sumratio

    Sumratio Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2009
    It is pretty low concentration. The strongest stuff out there is like 3.6% but you should stiil try and avoid all unnecessary contact, at least I do.
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