A regular cigarette contains thousands of chemicals, one of which is nicotine. Each cigarette contains about 10 milligrams of nicotine. It is a potent alkaloid and a stimulant drug found in tobacco. It is named after the tobacco plant Nicotiana tabacum. It was first discovered and then cultivated in the Americas.
Plenty of people wish to quit smoking but they fail to do so. They get addicted to smoking cigarettes. It is believed that nicotine is the substance that causes addiction. However as a smoker inhales only some of the smoke from a cigarette; about 1 to 2 milligrams of it from each cigarette gets absorbed by your body. Though nicotine is addictive, it is not the most harmful part of tobacco.
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It is just one of the over 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes. These chemicals can be quite poisonous and toxic for the health. Some of the other ingredients that are found in cigarettes include carbon monoxide, acetaldehyde and tar. While tar is known to cause lung cancer, and bronchial disease; carbon monoxide leads to heart problems.
Some of the symptoms and effects of nicotine include:
- Too much intake of nicotine filled cigarettes reduces the appetite
- It uplifts mood
- Stimulates memory and triggers alertness
- It creates more saliva and phlegm
- It raises blood pressure
- Some people may experience nausea, sweating and diarrhea
- It increases heart rate
All of the tobacco products be it cigarettes, cigars, or pipes comprise of thousands of chemicals including it. A large number of people who try to quit smoking cigarettes often fail to do so as it leads to many reactions such as insomnia, sleep disturbances, strong cravings to smoke, increased appetite, mood swings, anxiety, frustration, restlessness and so on.
Electronic hookahs over regular cigarettes
When you smoke, even if you absorb 1 milligram of nicotine; it is enough to get you hooked. No wonder, plenty of people now prefer electronic cigarettes or electronic hookahs over regular cigarettes.
The foremost benefit of e-cigarettes is that they don't contain tobacco, tar and all the other dangerous chemicals. And as far as nicotine is concerned, electronic hookahs give the users options to choose from nicotine-free e-hookah or the e-hookah containing little or high amount of nicotine.
In short, with an e-hookah you know what you are using and absorbing. You can choose the nicotine level in your e-hookah according to your tastes and preferences.
Any standard e-hookah or e-cig contains batteries, an atomizer and e-juice. This e-liquid comes in various flavors and it may or may not contain it.
The amount of level present in e-juices is marked by numbers. The e-liquid in e-hookahs come with varied amount of nicotine from (0) zero nicotine, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg or 24mg nicotine level. All these levels on e-juices are marked by numbers such as 0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 mg.
While zero nicotine means no nicotine at all in the e-hookah. It is best for people who are not habitual. Whereas 6mg or 12mg nicotine is ideal for users who wish to tone down their nicotine intake.
Moreover e-hookahs produce vapor rather than harmful smoke. Hence, when using electronic hookah, users know what they are inhaling and they always have the options to choose the nicotine level.