Updated: Mar 6, 2018
By Dr. Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA
[Drug Addiction Blog]
Yes, the nicotine found in vaping devices can be addictive.
More here on the way e-cigarettes and vaping work, with additional information on how nicotine works in the body.
Finally, we invite your questions at the end. Got a question? Please ask. We do our best to respond to real-life questions personally and promptly.
Clearing The Air: Myths And Facts Surrounding Electronic Cigarettes
The use of electronic cigarettes, also known as “vaping,” is a trend which has rapidly gained momentum over the past 10 years. In fact, the period from 2007 to 2015 approached exponential growth in the number of people using e-cigarettes, also referred to as e-cigs, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and personal vaporizers. Their growth in popularity was so prominent that in 2014 the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year was “vape.”
Due to the dramatic rise in e-cigarette popularity, Enterhealth, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment company based in Dallas, wants to clear the air regarding how the devices work and misconceptions about their safety.
How Do E-Cigarettes Work?
The devices use a small metal element to heat the liquid in the e-cigarette (dubbed e-liquid or e-juice) to create an aerosol, or vapor, which is inhaled by the user. The primary function is to deliver nicotine to the user’s system. The marketing and hype surrounding e-cigarettes will give you the distinct impression that they are...
[CURATED CONTENT: Written by Dr. Harold C. Urschel III, MD, MMA, February 2, 2018
- originally published on the Addiction Blog: (AddictionBlog.org).]