Re: Nicotine addiction?
“The very fact that the vast majority of users of these devices start off at 24/18/12mg nicotine, and tend to scale down to 3/6mg by choice without any problems should suggest that nicotine, in and of itself, just isn't all that addictive.”
Cutting back to cigarettes and reducing the nicotine concentration isn’t the same thing. The former requires a change in habit and routine alongside a reduction in the daily nicotine intake, while the latter only need impact the intake while everything else stays the same which is far easier to deal with.
IMHO the issue with smoking is twofold, there’s nicotine addiction, but there’s also habit. The benefit of vaping is that it’s far easier to gradually deal with the former on its own, and then later once you’re down to 0% it’s easier to deal with the habit side.
I’ve been off tobacco for just over a year now, and am slowly reducing the strength of liquid I vape (I’ve got bottles of 1.8% and 0% which I mix) without adjusting the volume.