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Does vaping increase appetite/metabolism?

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  1. kjrain12

    kjrain12 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Lancaster, NH, USA
    Okay, so I'm fairly new to vaping, only been with it for about a month or two. I have noticed though that after vaping consistently (18mg) throughout the days, my appetite has increased. So naturally, I eat more, but I don't seem to gain any weight. In fact, if anything, I think I'm losing a little bit of weight. I'm a 19 yr old guy-5'8'' and I weigh 128. My initial thoughts is that it must be a metabolism increase, right? But I didn't think nicotine could boost your metabolism so much that I could eat more and not gain any weight. Anyway, what are you guys thoughts on this? Have you had similar experiences? :2cool:
  2. Nikkita6

    Nikkita6 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2011
    New York
    It's plausible ... nicotine is a stimulant, it increases the heart rate, which in turn can increase metabolism. I actually feel like vaping makes me hungry sometimes, which could also be the result of vaping bakery flavors. But at times I also feel like it can satisfy my craving to have something sweet.
  3. Topacka

    Topacka Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2014
    Nicotine, as well as caffeine is a stimulant, and, as such, is an appetite suppressant. You may be having an increased metabolism because you are going through a metabolic spike because of your age, or because something in analogs was inhibiting it. But nicotine does not increase your appetite.
  4. kjrain12

    kjrain12 Full Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Lancaster, NH, USA
    Hmm...I see. With most people, doesn't nicotine make you less hungry while at the same time increasing metabolism?
  5. Recycled Roadkill

    Recycled Roadkill Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2013
    Garland, TX
    That's what I've always believed. I've never quit smoking without a weight gain, including when I was in my early twenties. I shouldn't have said never... Quiting cigarettes with vaping has actually helped me lose about 5 lbs. I'm pretty sure that's due to the nicotine.
  6. DaveOno

    DaveOno ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    In an experiment, mega doses of nicotine was given to rats. One group with the nic, the other without. After TWO YEARS, there was no difference in mortality rates, cardio, tumor growth. The only noticed difference were the nicotine dosed rats lost 9% of their body weight.
  7. Enoch777

    Enoch777 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 6, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    I think everyone is spot on concerning nicotine. And yes, very similar BMI situation myself. I could be wrong but it has seemed to taper down for me, especially after quitting smoking completely. When it hit me it hit me pretty hard. I'd vape and immediately would become so hungry I'd feel sick almost, but this has not happened in quite a while. 100% VG juice @ 6 - 12mg nic, between 8 and 20+ watts. Again, it seems to disappear after you vape for a while and your body adjusts but YMMV.

    Suggestions? Don't vape on an empty stomach if you don't have to ;P

    You could also look into Bugleweed (Lycopus spp) extract. I take this as I am borderline hyperthyroid and it lowers metabolism to help counteract it. Consult your physician first, though.

    Vape well, vape often :vapor:
  8. Mrs C

    Mrs C Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2013
    Your sense of taste returns so it only goes to reason that since you enjoy food more, your intake might see an increase, or simply enjoying heathy food more than you used to.

    With the health benefits better breathing you feel less sluggish so an increase in activity would explain weight loss.
  9. Huckleberried

    Huckleberried Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    Louisville, KY, USA
    I read a lot of posts here where people are saying they've noticed a bit of weight loss and that certain flavors help with cravings. I've not experienced any of that. I'm 45, it could be an age thing. I'd love to lose a few pounds. I'm very active to the point of exhaustion at work. When I get home I have zero energy.
  10. VaPreis

    VaPreis Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    I've been vaping for about 4 months and have lost 20 pounds. But with vaping and still receiving nicotine, I have not gotten the constant munchies like I did when attempting to quit smoking with other methods. All previous attempts to quit smoking I gained 10 pounds and never lost it.

    I like to attribute the weight loss to the increased oxygen in my blood, but what the heck do I know. :)
  11. Southern Tina

    Southern Tina Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    It makes me less hungry. Or maybe when I'm vaping, I just don't eat. Either way, I'll take it.

    Tina in FL
  12. Dusif

    Dusif Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    I use vaping as substitute for something sweet to munch on... Works pretty well most of the time... Unless theres cake nearby...

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  13. mare ze dotes

    mare ze dotes Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    I can say that vaping a good desert flavor at night keeps me away from that bowl of ice cream that I usually crave. Ha. Not only getting off the cigs, I got off the ice cream! :laugh:
  14. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
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