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DOSSIER: Nicotine, a real collective "psychosis" for too long!

DOSSIER: Nicotine, a real collective "psychosis" for too long!

Since e-cigarette sales have exploded around the world and more particularly in France, questions have started to arise. The first accused: " Nicotine“, A product considered highly toxic and addictive by governments and also by the population. Even the majority of smokers and the rest of the population are convinced that nicotine is a real poison and that it is the main accused in the danger of tobacco!

Nicotine in tobacco, patches and gums ... And now the e-cigarette ... By dint of hearing about nicotine, a real " psychosis Collective appeared. So ? Let's talk about it ! Let us argue and we can finally draw some conclusions.

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BUT THEN ... WHAT IS NICOTINE IN REALITY?


In short, Nicotine is a alkaloid present in plants of the Solanaceae family, especially in tobacco leaves (up to 5% of leaf weight). It is a stimulant and an exciting as is also the caffeine. There Nicotine is used medicinally in the context of smoking cessation as a substitution treatment. It exists in several forms, and is notably present in certain e-liquids. Nicotine overdose is manifested by the following symptoms: nausea, palpitations, headache, while poisoning can be fatal. Recent analysis indicates that the lethal dose to humans is probably between 500 mg et 1 g


NICOTINE AND CAFFEINE: HOW DOES IT WORK ON OUR BRAIN?


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As said before, both nicotine and caffeine are stimulants. It can therefore be interesting to see how these two products act on our brain and to compare them. It would be unnecessary and complicated to explain it to you in terms " scientists (For those who want it anyway), we will focus on clear explanations that everyone can understand.
Repeated nicotine stimulation therefore increases the dopamine release in the brain.

However, the person who consumes nicotine maintains, between each intake, a concentration of nicotine sufficient to deactivate the receptors and to slow down their renewal, hence tolerance and reduction of the pleasure felt. After a brief period of abstinence (a night's sleep for example) the basal nicotine concentration drops and allows some of the receptors to regain their sensitivity. With nicotine withdrawal one then experiences restlessness and discomfort during an average duration of 3 to 4 days. Namely that in the "killer" another still poorly identified substance of tobacco smoke contributes to increasing the presence of dopamine in the brain and therefore causes increased dependence.

Caffeine before the effort_2To caffeine, in general, each cup drunk is stimulating and tolerance to coffee, if it exists, is not very important. On the other hand, there is a physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms appear one or two days after stopping consumption. They mainly consist of headaches, nausea and drowsiness in about one in two people. Like nicotine, caffeine increases dopamine production in the " pleasure circuits“, Which helps to maintain dependence.

We can therefore see that at the level of effects on the brain, even if there are minimal differences, caffeine and nicotine are two stimulants which have the same outs.


NICOTINE: IS ITS PRESENCE IN TOBACCO THE SAME AS IN E-CIGARETTE?


In the first place, we would be tempted like everyone else to believe that " Yes“, But that would be too quick to answer the question. Because nicotine " pure »As we have seen previously only has an addictive effect on 3 4-days if there is a withdrawal, the question will therefore be: "Why are we so addicted to the killer?" ". The mixture of nicotine and over 90 products contained in cigarette smoke causes changes in its addictive effects.

As we have seen, certain still poorly identified substances tend to increase the dependence on the nicotine contained in the "killer". Moreover, several controversies try to warn us that nicotine alone would not be enough to induce dependence. The French neurobiologist Jean-Pol Tassin and Professor Molimard, founder of tobacco science in France have also fueled these controversies with criticisms of theory on nicotine addiction.

As for the e-cigarette, the presence of nicotine is pure and only diluted in propylene glycol and / or vegetable glycerin. Current studies have not shown significant changes in nicotine addiction after vaporization. It is obvious that unlike the e-cigarette, the combustion of nicotine concentrated in the "killer" inevitably alters its effect and its behavior on the brain. It is therefore proven that the effects of nicotine in tobacco are more addictive than those present after vaporization. propylene glycol and vegetal glycerine not being harmful products this allows the nicotine to remain " pure »And logically have a maximum dependency of 3-4 days.

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CONTROVERSY OF NICOTINE: AN ADDICTIVE PRODUCT LIKE ANOTHER!


In the end, nicotine is addictive, however, given the facts, it is not more addictive than coffee (caffeine), mate, tea (theine), energy drinks, sugary drinks and is much less than the alcohol. From the moment it is used "pure" and with products that do not change its composition or its effects (such as the e-cigarette), the consumption of nicotine can turn out to be just as classic as the fact of taking his coffee.


NICOTINE: A TOXIC AND HARMFUL PRODUCT!


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The big controversy around nicotine also and above all comes from the fact that it is toxic and harmful. Reports have already been made to prevent risk of poisoning by ingestion (children and animals…). Should we sell e-liquids in pharmacies? From the moment the bottles of nicotine e-liquids are protected with child safety and that they are Standards at the level of compulsory information, nothing imposes a sale in pharmacies or a limitation / prohibition of products. The white spirit, bleach, various acids, cleaning products are much more dangerous in the event of ingestion and yet are not subject to a limitation / prohibition or an obligation to sell in pharmacies, they are simply systems of protection. For the rest, it is everyone's responsibility to put these nicotine products out of the reach of children and animals and to obtain information before any consumption.

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TALK ABOUT DEINTOXICATION BEFORE TALKING ABOUT WEALTH!


Why is it so hard to quit smoking if the nicotine only works for a few days? This is the question that can arise! It is perhaps for this reason that we should speak of Detoxification before talking about weaning. If the nicotine intake is sufficient in vaporization to cut off the urge to smoke, you will not will not be weaned in a few days. Indeed your body needs to detoxify all the other harmful and addictive products that cigarette contains (tar, texture agent….). After a few months, when your body begins to be detoxified, it is logically enough to stop your nicotine intake for a few days to no longer be dependent on it. However, we prefer to advise you to lower your nicotine level so that the withdrawal is not too violent and does not make you fall back into the hell of tobacco.


DESPITE THIS… NICOTINE CONTINUES TO BE A FEAR !!


The origin of evil ! Such is the presentation of nicotine by governments, the media, to such an extent that the vast majority of the population continues to think that it is nicotine alone which constitutes the harmfulness of " killer", That it is she who causes cancer, which fills your lungs with tar. Certainly, nicotine is present in the " killer ”And especially in tobacco leaves, but it is certainly the least harmful substance in the composition. Clearly, nicotine is found almost wrongly accused and psychosis continues to rage.

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CONCLUSION: IS NICOTINE BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH?


I hesitated to offer this title in conclusion, but the facts are there! From a health point of view, not only is psychosis unnecessary but in addition nicotine is found to be a formidable product which well used will be a redemption against this tobacco poisoning. Of course not everything is white or black, of course if it is ingested it can be dangerous or even fatal (well… with a very high dosage a priori). But can we compare it with white spirit or bleach level harmful? Because when one can possibly kill you with very large doses, the other with half a glass will leave you with irreparable traces and probably horrible suffering or even death.

So yes this product must be controlled not to be sold without a bottle with security, yes have to apply standards on labels so that users know what they are consuming and the potential hazard if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. But A GREAT NO for the sale of nicotine products only in pharmacies because in this case there is no reason that coffee, alcohol or any product potentially dangerous in case of ingestion should not be!

No, nicotine is not responsible for the millions of deaths due to tobacco, Yes nicotine is good for your health à from the moment it brings redemption to millions of smokers, or saves lives. And then after all, since the effects of this are not far from those of caffeine, what would prevent the population from consuming it for pleasure? For the exciting effect it provides?

It's up to you vapers to convince the population. It is up to you vapers to share this wonderful product with others, which may (very probably) save your life. And the paradox in all of this is that our redemption from tobacco comes to us from a product that is contained in the tobacco leaf!

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