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Nicotine Buzz?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Vocalek, Jul 16, 2010.

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Do you get a "buzz" from nicotine & are you dysfunctional without it?

  1. No, I don't feel a buzz; and Yes, I'm dysfunctional without nicotine.

  2. No, I don't feel a buzz, and No, I'm not dysfunctional without nicotine.

  3. Yes, I feel a buzz; and Yes, I'm dysfunctional without nicotine.

  4. Yes, I feel a buzz; but No, I'm not dysfunctional without nicotine.

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  1. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    I've seen a lot of folks mentioning a "buzz" (or a nicotine high) that they feel from nicotine. I don't experience that. What I do experience is a relief from confusion and inability to concentrate -- kind of like getting a refreshing drink of water when your throat is parched. If I go without nicotine, I become unable to function. So I describe that as being "dependent" on nicotine for normal functioning.

    I wondered whether there is some kind of correlation.

    a) No, I don't feel a buzz; and Yes, I'm dysfunctional without nicotine.
    b) No, I don't feel a buzz, and No, I'm not dysfunctional without nicotine.
    c) Yes, I feel a buzz; and Yes, I'm dysfunctional without nicotine.
    d) Yes, I feel a buzz; but No, I'm not dysfunctional without nicotine.

    If the correlation exists, I'd expect to see very few folks selecting options b and c. I'm expecting to see about 10-20% selecting a, and most of the rest selecting option d. Let's see how close my guesses come to the results.
     
  2. Janetda

    Janetda Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Great poll. I've often wondered the same thing. I've never 'felt' anything from nicotine, I just know what I'm like without it.
     
  3. LowThudd

    LowThudd Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    wow, dead even between the no buzz/no function and the yes buzz/yes function crowds, and these are the majority. There must be something to that.:rolleyes:
     
  4. skippy

    skippy Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    No, I've never had a buzz when vaping only when smoking. As far as needing nicotine to function, well yes.... without it I'm basically incoherent.
     
  5. z2x2

    z2x2 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I do get a nicotine "buzz" which then relieves my lack of concentration from withdrawal. I've been put through many situations where I couldn't smoke for 4-48 hours. After about 2 hours I feel my concentration fading, my head getting heavier, my stress building. After about 4 hours, the withdrawal peaks and continues. About 75% of the time, smoking after 4 hours would instantly make me light headed, slight loss of balance/hand-eye coordination included. After the buzz fades, I feel like I'm running at 100% and normal. I say smoking because this would happen to me when I was using analogs. However, since I have been vaping, it has happened once. Everything happened just the same as if I were using analogs.
     
  6. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I definitely feel a buzz. I was at a party last weekend and several people who tried my PV said they also felt a buzz with 24mg.

    I don't like being without nicotine, but I'm no where near dysfunctional without it.
     
  7. sanfordf

    sanfordf Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I occasionally feel a slight buzz when I am vaping heavy and snusing at the same time. But my usual self adjusting (do it without thinking) prevents this. I felt a buzz when I started and was experimenting with extremely high nicotine mixes (I DIY). I know now that 25mg/ml is just fine for me (for now) and I find myself vaping less frequently than I did a few months ago. I actually believe that I am not getting as much nicotine as I did when I was burning butts and may eventually quit vaping as well. As enjoyable as it is.
     
  8. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    So what the buzz amounts to is symptoms of a slight overdose of nicotine? Light headed, dizzy? How long does that last?

    Way back when I first took a few puffs (I was in my teens), the first puff generated a little "blip" in my head that lasted no longer than a zap of static electricity. It was a pleasant feeling, but nothing like the warm fuzzy feeling you get after a couple of drinks. The only way to get that feeling back is to go without nicotine for several days. And then it's only for the first puff, and then I have to quit nicotine all over again for a while. It's definitely not worth getting dysfunctional.
     
  9. nubee

    nubee Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I usually like to put it that I'm more functional with it :D
     
  10. Kate51

    Kate51 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    My head buzzes if I don't get my nic!! But I no longer 'feel' any sort of 'hit' or 'buzz', even first in the morning vaping. One time I tried 36mg/ml juice, I was reeling and wretching, yes buzzing for about an hour on one cartful..it quickly went on the "for Sale" thread....I use 12mg mostly now. I do need it for optimal brain function because of ADD. At 6mg/ml for a couple days, no withdrawal, but a definite 'haze' starts to set in.
    Very NICE POLL!! Should be interesting.
     
  11. markfm

    markfm PIF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It varies. Deep inhales on a 24 mg give me a blip of an upper, alert, feeling, similar to s strong coffee, after about a minute. The lower mg stuff that I puff at the computer provides alertness but in a relaxed way.
     
  12. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There's a distinct difference for me between nicotine OD and buzz for me. The buzz feels similar to what markFM described, but I'd also classify as a "body high with a slight head buzz."

    The vaping buzz is also distinctly different from a cigarette buzz for me. A cigarette buzz was always a light headed, feel like I might pass out, kind of deal. I attribute it to the carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke, but that's wild speculation.

    To be honest, I don't like the buzz much. I'm working on stepping down to 0 nic.
     
  13. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    I got to the point where my 24mg juice was making me feel slightly nauseous and uncoordinated, kind of like a "bull in the china shop" syndrome. I could back off for 30 minutes and feel normal again. I ordered some 18mg juices and found myself partaking of a few more analogs a day. 5 was my norm and I got up to 8 or 10. I guess I am at the point where hitting 18mg heavy or 24mg infrequently is my dose.

    I'll have to say that the 24mg overdose started after I switched from the 510 to the Ego (grin). Even though the voltage is the same, the hit is stronger and the vapor is thicker. It must be the cone warming the air coming in past the hot atomizer. More heat=more vapor.
     
  14. DC2

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    I personally believe that many people mistake the "buzz" you get from carbon monoxide (and whatever else) for being a nicotine buzz, when it really isn't, so unfortunately this poll probably won't show what you expect it to show.
     
  15. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't get a buzz, but i have no idea whether or not I'm dysfunctional without nicotine. I haven't gone without it for more than 30 years. I suspect that I'd have problems without it, but I don't actually know. Any chance of adding an option for those of us too chicken to find out?
     
  16. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I get no buzz at all............... thats just me i guess..
     
  17. madman

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    at 24mg I feel a slight buzz after a couple of long draws. Usually a slight dizzy uncoordinated feeling. Usually lasts between 15-30 min

    Without nicotine I feel depressed and irritable. I definitely rely on it to keep me sane.
     
  18. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    I hear you, madman. You don't even want to be around if I am driving a car while not under the influence of nicotine.
     
  19. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    Interesting the way the numbers are falling out, but the sample size (39) is just way too small to draw any definitive conclusions from.
     
  20. SirVette

    SirVette Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't normally get a nic. buzz. When I started w/ PV I thought some 24mg. was coming, but all I got was 16mg.! I was not getting enough nic. out of the PV. After a while I put it down & got a cig. & got a good buzz maybe for minutes. :) I was down to less than 1/2 cigs normally smoked the first day. Normally when using the PV & having a cig. the "buzz" is relaxing, somewhat a little tingly.

    I recently got some 36 mg. to mix down & after reading this topic tried it at 36mg. It will work somewhat though I only used till just a little tingly. After lunch started puffing on 16mg for awhile & had to quit & started sweating. Maybe 36mg was too much.
     
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