These aren't your Grandma's cigarettes nor were they marketed like them. The American Addiction Center puts nicotine in their top 5 hardest of drugs to quit. With Crystal Meth in the same count.
Vaping has always been seen as a healthier alternative to smoking by most experts because cigarettes are not only bad for your lungs but, HEART too. Cigarettes can be blamed for 9 out of 10 lung cancer related deaths.
Aside form the growing teen epidemic. Most adults began vaping to curb cigarette smoking. This is good, but now Vapers are more addicted than ever.
Vaping nicotine bypasses all of the toxic chemicals added to cigarettes but, there are many risky chemical reactions that take place when vaping that cigarettes never posed. All vaping devices contain coils that burn the liquid nicotine and convert the liquid to a vapor. These coils burn out or start to taste burnt, most vapors carry-on. This poses a very dangerous health risk due to formaldehyde that builds up when overly-burnt and exposes your neural system to toxic chemicals that can cause all sorts of ailments. Thats why we have opted for a coil free of lead but most importantly, a disposable pod. When DotPods run out of liquid, they also meet the end of their lifespan. Which in turn, will not pose as much or any formaldehyde hazards that refillable pods produce due to the disposable aspect.
Cutting back on Nicotine can throw users into full blown withdrawal followed by increased levels of stress. This is where users of DotPod have said they almost always fell back into the cycle and relapsed. Without aids such as CBD, if you do not have the will power, quitting cold-turkey can almost always be deemed as a failure.
If you find yourself completely capable to quit, do so immediately. Dotpod's CBD Pods have made it easy to switch out the nicotine pod (JUUL etc.) for a DotPod.
NICOTINE IS A BIOPESTICIDE
Although the negative effects of nicotine are well documented, there are a few things you may not know.
Nicotine is a phytochemical, that is, a biological compound found in plants—in this case, the nightshade family. In an article published in the scientific journal Nautilus, neuroscientist Mark Mattson suggests that nightshades, like tobacco, produce nicotine to ward off pests. It acts as a kind of bio-pesticide.
As early as the late 17th century, Humans have added nicotine to insecticides. Today, all nicotine-based pesticides are banned in the US due to fears of nicotine poisoning.
No Surprise that when nicotine was first synthesized by the German chemists Posselt and Reimann in 1828, they identified it as a poison. A lethal dose of the drug is 500mg. Your average cigarette has 2mg and your average JUUL pod has up to 50mg per pod.
HOW YOUR BODY REACTS TO NICOTINE
While nicotine affects many parts of your body, it alters your adrenaline, insulin, and dopamine levels the most. Below, I quickly explain how the drug interacts with these three important chemicals.
Increases Adrenaline: This is the flight or flight response hormone. When nicotine increases your adrenaline, it also increases your blood flow, heart output, and blood sugar. According to UCLA Health, this is the same pattern of response found in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Inhibits Insulin: By staunching the flow of insulin from your pancreas, nicotine spikes your blood sugar levels, suppressing hunger. This is why many nicotine users lose their appetite while smoking or vaping nicotine. Inhibiting insulin levels is especially dangerous for diabetics.
Activates Dopamine: Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and hormone that stimulates feelings of pleasure and calmness. When you use nicotine, your brain attunes its dopamine receptors to primarily accept nicotine, much like with heroin and other highly addictive drugs. This is the reason nicotine can be so hard to quit. The good news? Quitting nicotine eventually dissolves these receptors, and your brain rebalances.
CBD AND YOUR CANNABINOID SYSTEM
In the last few years, cannabinoids, and CBD specifically, have gone through a research renaissance. This is also true of the human endo-cannabinoid system—the vast network of receptors that control your immune system, appetite, sleep cycles, pain response, and more. There’s new research published all the time that discusses the potentially positive effects of CBD.
What we know is that CBD gently reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in your body to maintain its levels endogenous cannabinoids, that is, chemicals that our bodies make on their own.
One of the main chemicals CBD interacts with is anandamide. In 1992, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered anandamide, and named it for the Sanskrit word meaning “inner bliss.”
While we’re unsure of all the ways anandamide interacts with our bodies, scientists think it plays a pivotal role in sleep, eating habits, stress reduction, and pain relief.
CBD isn’t psychoactive like THC. That means it doesn’t test positive on drug screenings, and you can order it online.
VAPING CBD AS A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO NICOTINE
So, we know that nicotine negatively affects the human brain, pancreas, and heart. When you cut your nicotine intake, your stress levels increase because your brain adjusts to the high levels of dopamine.
The result? Cutting back on nicotine begins a nasty cycle. You feel more stressed and anxious; you’re easily irritable and constantly annoyed. Early research suggests that CBD could ease those feelings.
In a recent Scientific American article, CBD’s apparent ability to reduce stress and pacify addictive memories has lead neuroscientists to begin trials with heroin-addicted patients. So far, they’ve found the natural compound has eased patient withdrawal symptoms.
Although we aren’t certain how CBD could help nicotine users specifically, some preliminary findings look hopeful. In one double-blind study, researchers found that tobacco smokers who ingested CBD while they were trying to quit smoked fewer cigarettes—as much as 40%.
While vaping nicotine is not as bad as smoking tobacco, you’re still consuming harmful nicotine. Introducing CBD into your life could be a smart step in your search for a safe alternative.
If you’re ready to break your nicotine habit, but not ready to leave vaping behind, that’s okay. The switch from nicotine vaping to CBD is easier than ever before—just purchase one of our Soothing CBD Pods to find out.
CBD will not stimulate your nervous system the same way nicotine does. Instead, our previous customers experience bliss and a sense of well-being; some mention improved pain tolerance and much more.
DITCH THE NIC(OTINE) QUIT WITH MORE EASE.
DotPod Customers have found vaping CBD to be great for many different types of applications. Although our main goal is to help folks to become nicotine-free and to break-free from generations of tobacco/nicotine addiction to live a healthier and happier life.