Nic Sick is a term I recently learned about to describe a series of symptoms related to high levels of nicotine in the blood. Early symptoms include nausea or vomiting, stomachache and loss of appetite, increased heart rate and blood pressure, headache. More information can be found on the American Lung Associations website here.
When It's Actually Nicotine Poisoning
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Nicotine poisoning refers to toxicity related to nicotine products. This spike is attributed to new versions of nicotine products. These include e-cigarettes vaping and pure liquid nicotine. Nicotine is a substance naturally found in tobacco products. Liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes are more likely to lead to nicotine poisoning compared to traditional tobacco-containing products, such as cigarettes and cigars. Not all adults are vulnerable to nicotine poisoning.
There are over 3, chemicals hidden in tobacco products that make them harmful, including at least 69 that are believed to cause cancer. But many people underestimate a sneakier threat, the chemical found in tobacco leaves that keeps users coming back for more—nicotine. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs around, which is why an infamous report on addiction released by the Surgeon General even went as far as to compare a nicotine addiction to heroin addiction. The more nicotine present in a tobacco product, the more addictive it is, and when it comes to e-cigarettes and vaping, the risk is high. All nicotine is addictive, but high levels of nicotine can not only create a stronger addiction but also cause your body to overdose on the drug. Even more concerning: most kids don't know Juul contains nicotine at all.