The hope for e-cigarettes, vapes, juuls, breeze’s, was to find an alternative, healthier way to smoke nicotine that’s not as dangerous as smoking a cigarette. But the main concern has turned into people using these vapes to smoke dangerously high doses of nicotine.
E-cigarettes made their debut years ago and people looked at these as a healthier way of smoking, but no one paid attention to the effects of too much nicotine. Today, juuls, breeze’s, etc. are designed for high nicotine level juices, which ultimately gives you a feeling of dizzinness and spinning, this sensation seems to be the new motive for vaping.
One study shows that a pod of juice that’s in a juul is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, containing up to 50mg of nicotine. One nicotine smoker says “Everything about it is highly addictive. Once you become immune to the amount of nicotine you’re smoking, you go up to the next level and it just feeds the addiction even more. It’s a really crazy addiction you don’t even realize you have.”
Compared to smoking cigarettes, which kills 6 million every year, nicotine on its own is less harmful. But with the way – teens specifically – have been smoking nicotine at levels like 50mg, it has become more about who has the highest nicotine in their vape, and how big of a head rush you can get rather than an alternative for smoking cigarettes.