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E-Cigarette Overdose: How Much Liquid Nicotine Would It Take To Kill You?

I just came back to see what new comments there were and noticed a typo in my second comment. I meant to say Google "powdered caffeine" not powdered nicotine.

March 31, 2014 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

E-Cigarette Overdose: How Much Liquid Nicotine Would It Take To Kill You?

To date, not a single person has died from nicotine overdose associated with using an ecig and the have been sold in the USA since 2006. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for caffiene infused energy drinks during the same timeframe.

Taken from an article published on AlterNet on November 15, 2012

"But we may finally be approaching the limits of our appetites. A spate of recent caffeine-related deaths is challenging the perception that caffeine is a safe and legal high. Over the last four years, 13 people have died in incidents that involve 5-Hour Energy, the 2-ounce drink which boasts in television ads that it’s been recommended by 73 percent of doctors. Similarly, the Federal Drug Administration acknowledged in October that five additional people have died in incidents that involve Monster Energy"

These toxicologists claim to be worried about the refill bottles for ecigs, but do they even bat an eye about the fact anyone can by pure, powdered caffiene from several popular sites on the internet? In 2010 a man in the UK ingested 2 spoonfulls of pure nicotine powder and died shortly after. Google "powdered nicotine" and see just how easy it is to obtain.

I am not saying that e-liquid refill bottles don't present a hazard, they can if not properly stored away from small children and pets. I am just trying to point out that there are simillar, even more popular substances, that pose just as much, if not more, of a hazard yet we never hear a peep from these health experts about them.

March 29, 2014 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

E-Cigarette Overdose: How Much Liquid Nicotine Would It Take To Kill You?

The problem with the bottle you linked to is that it is intended as a base for mixing, not using it straight. There is even a bright red disclaimer that states that right under the pictures on that site..and another one under the instructional video. No one in their right mind would try to vape 72mg liquid. The higher you go with nicotine content in e-liquid, the more of a "throat hit" you will get. The throat hit from 72mg liquid would probably feel like someone was ripping your throat out.

People who mix their own liquid use a high nicotine base because they know that once the other ingredients are mixed with it the nicotine content will be greatly reduced.

The actual liquid most vapers use is anywhere from 0-24mg.

March 29, 2014 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )