Vaping can deliver a nicotine buzz in a very similar way to tobacco, the only real difference being that vapour instead of smoke is used to deliver the rush. Just like old-fashionedsmoking, the intensity of the buzz depends on a variety of factors. If vaping on a constant basis all day, there will be very little in the way of a noticeablebuzz – however, if there’s been a considerable gap since the last vape then the rush will be very apparent indeed as you top up your nicotine levels.
E-liquid Strength Is Important
Most UK e-liquids contain zero, 0.3mg, 0.6mg, 1.2mg or 1.8mg nicotine. Until recently 2.4mg was widely available, but that has since been banned from production (although it can still be found/imported via online sources). Generally speaking most vapers – and especially those trying to replace tobacco – tend to start off with higher strengths and gradually work towards the lower nicotine end of the spectrum.
The difference between low and high nicotine e-liquids becomes most apparent for those who are used to low/zero strengths. Taking a few draws on a 1.8mg nicotine liquid will deliver a considerable buzz just like tobacco does – but the rush will fade very quickly.
What Causes The Buzz From E-cigs?
It is exactly the same as tobacco. Nicotine contains a variety of chemicals that cause physical and mental stimulation. The buzz is primarily caused by a sudden release of serotonin – the ‘pleasure’ causing chemical. Nicotine also raises the heartbeat, causing blood to circulate faster and brings about that peculiar sense of focus and attention which any smoker will be familiar with.
One of the key reasons why caping is often regarded as the best way of reducing/quitting a tobacco habit is this capacity for delivering such a sudden rush. While other nicotine replacement therapies do deliver, the release is often much slower and barely even noticeable. Vaping, on the other hand, delivers that nicotine straight into the bloodstream and is instantly apparent.