An Addiction or Dependency?
There are many, even those from the field of medicine, that simply have it all wrong. Whether it be ignorance, an endeavour to project a moral compass, or perhaps political correctness, the fact is that vaping with nicotine is not necessarily an addiction per se, it's far more likely a dependency.
About six months ago, I decided to put this theory to the test, and since guinea pigs are rather scarce in my neck of the woods, I decided to put myself through the ringer.
After 40 odd years of sharing my life with nicotine, I decided to see just how many hours I could go without it. Would the mere practice of holding something, and that beloved hand to mouth fixation be sufficient? What about the fact that there's vapour and a means to inhale, and in so doing, offers us an additional similarity to smoking. Would all of this provide sufficient satisfaction?
Well, for the past six months I've had no cravings nor any desire for nicotine. However, I decided to start using it again periodically as it's proven to be beneficial for memory, concentration and productivity. Due to a neurological condition I have (under investigation) many doctors have actually told me to continue the use of nicotine; if I'm vaporising it that is.
Pharmaceutical nicotine, what's utilised in e liquids, is likely providing more positives than negatives; at least for many. As controversial as that may sound, this theory is gaining more momentum as science re-evaluates nicotine outside the context of tobacco. You may wish to read a post I did on nicotine here
The reason why so many, and again, even those from the medical profession, uphold their belief that nicotine is addictive, is due to the additives and the manipulating of nicotine in cigarettes. Thanks to vaping, perhaps it's time to change this.
It would be unwise to assume that my experience suggests that the case is now closed re addiction. We are all different and when it comes to addiction, dependency or our brains for that matter, there are no absolutes.
Food for thought...
From The Table,
It's all about the juice..