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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 03:07 AM

79. Vaping IS poisoning our kids.

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

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