Even though we don’t think we are harming ourselves by consuming only nicotine (which science has yet substantiate any material health consequences), we are still ADDICTED.
When we are addicted, nicotine is no longer a booster. Rather, we are just staving off withdrawal. Nicotine may not be carcinogenic in itself, but it still can lead to health problems. For example, it is a known vasoconstrictor, which leads to higher blood pressure.
After the first day of not vaping, I abstained from nicotine for about four days. My tolerance went way down and I knew that the next time I vaped, I would actually feel it again. After returning, I lowered the nicotine level of my juice from 2.4% to 1.6% (ml/g I believe).
Taking a break from ANY SUBSTANCE, whether it’s meth, alcohol, cocaine, caffeine, or nicotine, will help someone assess the relationship they have with that drug. The same is true for any compulsive behavior, such as playing video games, fapping, or gambling.
I’m not really sure if I had the willpower to quit outright. Regardless, vaping is my hobby and I enjoy it for more reasons than simply addiction. Yet, taking a break will lower one’s tolerance and make them truly understand the effects a drug has on one’s body.