Nic Salts Aren’t For EveryoneOctober 17, 2022
Apart from the head rush from the high nicotine levels, I quite enjoyed the experience and flavour intensity that the disposable vape provided, and continued to use it until the battery died that evening.
Nic Salts Can Cause Severe Stomach Cramps
The next day I woke up with severe stomach cramps and thought I had food poisoning. These symptoms lasted for the best part of a week. I was in agony.
After speaking with some colleagues, they suggested that it could have been a bad reaction to the nic salts (I usually vape freebase nicotine at around 3mg). So me being me and desiring empirical evidence, I waited for the symptoms to go away and tried another disposable vape.
Sure enough, I had another week of intense pain and nausea.
Just to be sure it wasn’t a dodgy batch of disposables, I bought a 10ml bottle of nic salts and tried them in my VooPoo Drag. The effect wasn’t as harsh as before, but was still there for a few days after.
Why Do Nic Salts Cause These Symptoms?
From what I’ve been able to discern, the symptoms are caused by nicotine poisoning. As some one who has smoked heavily for over a decade, and vaped alongside for a number of years, this came as a massive shock to me. If I can get nicotine poisoning from these, then surely others must do too?
It turns out I’m not the only person who experiences this reaction. A quick Google of the symptoms gives you results from forums across the web where people are sharing similar experiences.
What To Do If You Have A Bad Reaction
I guess this issue is down to individual tolerances. If you have a similar reaction though, maybe it’s time to switch to a proper vape kit and e-liquid with freebase nicotine.
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