Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:20 am: || |
Hi all. I am a person that can't tolerate MSG, it gives me migraines. I'm a smoker and I would love to quit. I've been reading about these new e-cigarettes but I am leery of the ingredients they may use in the "e-liquid". I found a company that has a flavorless liquid that is supposed to contain only vegetable glycerin and nicotine. I don't see vegetable glycerin listed as an ingredient that can hide MSG.
I'm just hoping some other MSG sensitive people have tried e-cigarettes and can give me an opinion. Thanks so much.
|Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 5:00 pm: || |
According to msgtruth.org:
"The tobacco industry used ammonia in cigarettes because it enhances the addictive effects of nicotine. Ammonia in the blood stream quickly crosses the blood brain barrier. When ammonia in the bloodstream crosses the blood brain barrier, it is converted into glutamate [MSG]."
Additionally, there are about 4,000 additives that can exist in cigarettes, including l-glutamine and l-glutamic acid [MSG].
This website outlines the ingredients found in e-cigarettes and compares them to real cigarettes:
|Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 9:19 pm: || |
Anonymous, whatever concerns you may have about the e-cigarettes, I'd be surprised if the real ones aren't worse.
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:08 am: || |
I agree, the real cigarettes are definitely worse. I'm just wanting to find an e-cigarette that other msg sensitive people have used with good results. So many of them are full of flavorings. I tried a Blu disposable e-cigarette and I got a migraine days later. I can't say for sure that it caused the migraine, but it did contain "flavorings".
|Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 11:43 am: || |
Did anyone try fasting as a means of breaking addiction to tobacco and other things?
|Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 7:59 pm: || |
I once went into a hookah bar in 2011....with the water pipe tobacco. I was immediately taken back by the fact that I did not get a headache or any of the other symptoms that cigarette smoke gives me. I quit in 2005....it wasn't until 2007 when I went MSG free that my cravings finally stopped.
E-cigs make my eyes water - I think. I can't smell them but have noticed a few times my eyes were burning for no apparent reason, but there was someone using an e-cig.
Hookah tobacco also has a lot of flavorings, but there's usually only 3-4 ingredients, compared to hundreds for cigarettes. Maybe get a regular pipe and smoke hooka tobacco if the E-cig doesn't work?