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Response to Mariana (Reply #72)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 03:00 AM

77. OFFS, I don't hate current or former smokers. I just don't want vaping poisoning our kids.

I never said nicotine causes cancer, How about addressing what nicotine has been shown to do?

Nicotine is addictive as heroin.

Self-administration studies with animals are much more extensive and have also been reviewed in detail elsewhere. In brief, drug self-administration studies in animals in the 1960s showed that a range of drugs including opioids, amphetamines, barbiturates, certain organic solvents, alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine were self-administered. All of these drugs were found to maintain powerful chains of drug-seeking behavior, even when insufficient drug was taken to produce a clinically significant degree of physical dependence. Drugs that did not serve as reinforcers in these studies included caffeine…” [emphasis added, citations deleted]

https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/nicotine-not-caffeine

Nicotine is one of the most toxic of all poisons. It can rewire the brain, particularly vulnerable in the developing years, from adolescence to mid-twenties. ... Nicotine changes the teen brain and affects attention, learning, and memory.
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Modern devices can have up to 6x the nicotine concentration of first generation e-cigs, putting kids at risk of not only a nicotine addiction, but substance addiction of all kinds.


https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/while-fda-dithers-california-continues-take-e-cigs-head-nicotine-brain-poison


Many teens think that using e-cigarettes is safer, however, they still contain high levels of nicotine. The brand JUUL packs perhaps the most potent dose: one pod contains roughly 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine and the product claims to deliver the addictive substance nearly three times faster than other e-cigarettes.
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Nicotine is extremely addictive and, when used regularly, your body and mind learn to expect a certain amount of nicotine each day—and if it doesn't get it, withdrawal can be intense. You can quickly build a tolerance to nicotine, needing more to reach the desired effect. This is one reason why it's so hard (but not impossible) to quit smoking.


https://www.verywellmind.com/nicotine-addiction-101-2825018

Sure, if you're ALREADY addicted to nicotine from smoking, and you're over 25, it probably makes sense to switch to vaping if you can't kick the nicotine addition. It certainly smells better and you're not inhaling all that tar and other chemicals from burning cigarettes. But you're still inhaling a highly addictive poison. This OP is about one of the dangers of vaping, which landed 22 young people in the hospital. It is not a "lot of nothing" if you care about kids.

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