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Can You Overdose On Too Much Nicotine?


Posted on octobre 17 2019

Can You Overdose On Too Much Nicotine?

Nicotine poisoning is when your body has reached a toxic level of nicotine. This condition is related to various nicotine products. Although it may not be very common it is caused by the incorrect use of nicotine products. 


Products Containing Nicotine Are…

E-liquids Used For Vaping

When used with the wrong device and/or wrong level of nicotine it can cause a nicotine overdose. If consumed by drinking or absorbed through skin it can affect the users health.


Cigarettes can cause nicotine poisoning if a person were to smoke around 100 cigarettes or more in one day. If consumed by a child a cigarette can be fatal.

Nicotine Gum

When chewed absorbs more nicotine into your bloodstream. If chewed accompanied with cigarettes it can create some serious health issues.

Chewing Tobacco

Similar to nicotine gum it is absorbed very quickly through your gums. It can have many health effects like gum disease.

Nicotine Patch

If you purchase and use an incorrect nicotine level patch, higher than what you usually smoke, this will force you to absorb more nicotine. Nicotine patches used  alongside smoking cigarettes will cause some health effects.

Nicotine Lozenges

If used with cigarettes or other nicotine products it can affect the state of your health.


If consumed will enter too much nicotine into the body. The situation can be fatal if a child were to consume a cigar.

Symptoms Of A Nicotine Overdose:

Within the first few minutes to an hour you may experience any one of these symptoms.

  • Dizziness 
  • Anxiety 
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach ache
  • Tremors
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Coughing
  • Sweating

After this stage if the nicotine poisoning has not been treated you will have the following symptoms.

  • Low blood pressure 
  • Slow heart rate
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Pale skin

In some extreme cases the following symptoms may occur.

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Respiratory failures
  • Seizures
  • Coma 


If you or a person you know is having any of these symptoms seek medical attention right away. Some nicotine overdoses can be fatal, although that is very rare.

How To Prevent Nicotine Poisoning 

There are some ways to prevent nicotine poisoning or a nicotine overdose.

  • Stop using any nicotine products
  • Store your nicotine products in a safe place away from children
  • Learn more about the nicotine products you use and what might be best for you.
  • Always know your limits!

For more information on nicotine poisoning or nicotine overdose visit The Vape Company or visit any one of our stores. 

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