How Does Nicotine Affect The Body?

Nicotine’s use in smoking cessation tools has seen a dramatic increase since the development of e-liquids in the early noughties. Ex-smokers now favour vaping as the method of kicking the habit for good, and it’s easy to see why. With so many flavours, devices and even the development of other e-cigarette products like CBD vape oil in the UK, it’s no surprise that many vapers have kicked the habit for good and have stuck to the heat not burn alternative. 

However, nicotine is a highly addictive substance and doesn’t come without its side effects. Nicotine overdoses are indeed real, and whilst not life-threatening can have a number of unwanted side effects. Below we explore the various ways that nicotine can affect the human body, and how to avoid ingesting too much of it. 

What Is Nicotine?

Nicotine is a chemical found in the nightshade family of plants, of which tomatoes and potatoes are two of the best-known species. Tobacco, however, is the most nicotine abundant of these and exemplifies the addictive qualities of nicotine. Nicotine in it’s rawest form can be an irritant to the skin, but when ingested, acts as a stimulant and focus enhancer. It’s also very addictive, and withdrawal symptoms include nausea, irritability and sleep disruption.

E-Liquids As A Safer Choice

One of the most dangerous uses of nicotine is tobacco. Tobacco is traditionally burnt to enjoy the relaxing yet stimulating sensations of nicotine, but the smoke also unlocks the cancer-causing chemicals and harmful toxins that are locked within the chemically treated plant matter. E-liquids and IQOS compressed tobacco cartridges such as the Sienna Heets utilise heat not burn technology so that the nicotine is unlocked without the harmful pollutants that make tobacco so unhealthy. 

Effects of Nicotine

Smoking cessation tools such as vaping and Lyft nicotine powder provide near-instantaneous nicotine hits without the harmful effects of tobacco. This might not help you cut out nicotine, but it does diminish the damage it can cause in its traditional form. However, even without tobacco, there are some side effects of nicotine that you should be wary of. 

Increases Heart Rate

Nicotine increases the heart rate and encourages the release of stimulating hormones such as adrenaline into the body. Those suffering from heart conditions and those who are pregnant should avoid using nicotine due to its potentially harmful effects on vulnerable hearts and arteries.

Temporarily Improves Concentration

Nicotine can improve concentration in two ways. First off, the release of stimulants into the brain has shown evidence of helping in relieving the symptoms of cognitive disorders such as ADHD and Alzheimers and can help people to focus more at work. 

Nicotine addictive properties work in a more negative way, those who can’t concentrate due to craving nicotine will be able to concentrate better after getting their fix, thus creating a self-perpetuated cycle. 

Nicotine Side Effects

There are other negative side effects that nicotine can have if used too much. Nicotine can produce saliva in the mouth and absorbs moisture. This can lead to minor dehydration, but nothing that a glass of water can’t fix!
Another side effect of using too much nicotine can be headaches and nausea, made worse by the above dehydration. Always make sure to use nicotine only at the concentration or regularity that aids your addiction, rather than reinforces it. CBD Vape 4 U vape store London provides many different concentrations of nicotine, ranging from 3 mg to 20 mg, making it perfect for all levels of nicotine users.