Nicotine salts are being used by pod companies to increase the nicotine level. It is kind of what the cigarette companies did in the 1950s by increasing nicotine levels to get people hooked. E-cigarettes pod systems are now using nicotine salts because they can add as much as 50 mg of nicotine into a pod system. That’s the equivalent of smoking three Chesterfield’s or Lucky Strikes non-filtered at once. My problem with this is that they are targeting the teenage and young adult group with these pod systems.
Nicotine is a drug very much like caffeine in low dosage is there is no adverse effects. But when you get into high dosages the effects are not really known. In caffeine we know that high dosages can cause irregular heart beats or even a heart attack in some people. I am an e-cigarette user and it has stopped me from smoking cigarettes. Maybe even saved my life so I am for e-cigarettes. But I am not for them using such high dosages of nicotine especially when being targeted to young adults and kids.
Many parents are unaware that their kids are even using these devices. Many places sell them it’s not hard to get if you’re under 18 ! It wasn’t hard for kids to get cigarettes and certainly not going to be hard for them to get e-cigarettes. I would like to see a campaign of advertisements or commercials that point out these possible health effects at high doses of nicotine. The e-cigarette companies are now taking the model that the cigarette companies use to get 3/4 of the American people hooked on cigarettes.
E-cigarettes in the beginning were a way for people who smoked to get away from this nasty habit and the health effects since E-cigarettes are much safer than cigarettes. But now we are back sliding and getting back into the territory where this potentially life saving device is now threatening the lives of younger people.
Thank you, and God bless us all !