Are you smarter when you vape???
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We already know that smoking helps with stress, and vaping seems to have the same effect.

(You should see how furiously our MD, Jean, puffs away at her e-cig when stressed, normally while bashing away at the keyboard as if it was her mortal enemy!)

Jean with an electronic cigarette.

Jean, our MD, with her trusty ecig.

But, according to a summary of 40 years of research into nicotine by scientists Ipsen and Kjellerup, that’s not the only benefit of smoking (and, we hope, vaping!)

How nicotine benefits you…

Here are some key points from the study (summarised – read the full study if you have time!):

  • nicotine can make your brain up to 30% more efficient
  • if you use nicotine, your brain will have more stamina than non-smokers’ brains
  • nicotine makes you more attentive, more precise and faster
  • nicotine improves your attention and your memory
  • nicotine makes you less aggressive in stressful situations

Famous scientists and athletes

A scientist in a white coat pours liquid into a test-tube while smoking a cigarette.

A scientist – could it be the cigarette that is making him smart?

Perhaps it’s not surprising that many of the great brains and even athletes of both the past and the present have been heavy smokers.

The pipe-loving Einstein and cigar-aficionado Churchill immediately jump to mind, but there’s also Wayne Rooney, Gazza, Zidane and Socrates, the Brazilian captain who smoked two packets of cigarettes a day – and then became a doctor when he retired from football!

Outrageously, not only do we rarely see pictures of these people smoking, the very act of smoking is being airbrushed out of their history.

Banning cigarettes can be dangerous…

A Boing 720 burns up on a runway!

Avoid planes piloted by smokers suffering from nicotine-withdrawal symptoms!

Unfortunately, when you take nicotine away from a nicotine addict, the opposite happens, with their brains potentially working 25% less effectively than those of non-smokers.

So when a smoking ban among pilots was proposed, one alarmed scientist warned:

“I would much rather climb into an airplane piloted by a chain-smoker than one piloted by a smoker deprived of cigarettes for a number of hours…”

Dr Norman Heimstra

The ban was dropped!

Smoking, nicotine and health risks

“Although pure nicotine is poisonous in large doses, there is no evidence of health risks from nicotine in the amounts in which it is consumed using tobacco.”

Unfortunately, nicotine is usually enjoyed in the form of a tobacco cigarette – which, when lit, creates hundreds of chemicals and dozens of carcinogens.

Smoking, as a result, is really bad for you.


Headshot of Professor Brad Rodu.

Professor Brad Rodu.

Which is why Professor Brad Rodu states:

It is time to abandon the myth that tobacco is devoid of benefit, and to focus on how we can help smokers continue to derive those benefits with a safer delivery system.

Does vaping make your more intelligent?

Nicotine gum also helps our brains – but, curiously, not as much as smoking.

So what about vaping? Could it help? In contrast to nicotine gum it certainly addresses the psychological needs of smokers as well as delivering nicotine. But no research has yet been carried out into its effects on intelligence.

What do you think?

Here’s what we want to know:

1. When you vape, are you:

  • less smart
  • just as smart
  • smarter

than when you are not vaping?

2. Are you:

  • less smart
  • just as smart
  • smarter

than when you smoked?

Take our short survey and give your opinion!

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Related links:

This is a summary of the article, which I have attempted to condense so it is easy to read even if you are a smoker suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms (i.e. not in your normal super-intelligent smoker mode, but 25% stupider than a non-smoker). To read the full article see: Science is conclusive: Tobacco increases work capacity!

Science is conclusive: Tobacco increases work capacity!
Smokers are thick!

A letter from Brad Rodu
The proven positive effects of nicotine and tobacco

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14 Responses to “Are you smarter when you vape???”

  1. Debbie April 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Hi all!! Since I started vaping 3 months ago, and gave up analogs completely, I’ve saved roughly $600…I think that makes me very smart! Can’t wait to see the savings after one year off cigarettes!

  2. James April 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Nice one Debbie! That should be enough for a nice holiday :)

  3. Caroline April 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    I have used NJOY for just over 2 months & have not wanted a dirty cigarette since day 1,l think the product is awesome after being a smoker for 32 years!!! THANKYOU

  4. admin April 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Good to hear it, Caroline!

  5. Jean Wilkinson April 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    How about this I have smoked for 61 years and have blocked arteries which as I speak are being unblocked one by one damage done with the evil weed .
    I have not smoked a cigarette in the past 5 weeks and dont even want one just had the e cig N JOY it tastes much nicer and I am much much smarter knowing I am not doing the harm to myself as I was with the evil weed .
    I am now getting ones for the rest of my family and I know they will love it .
    The bonus is you can vape anywhere and have it all .
    so many thanks .

  6. admin April 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I am glad it makes such a difference to you, Jean!

  7. Louise April 15, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    Once upon a time, I met a very smart person who had a e-cig. I was curious about it, so they gave me the link to an e-cig forum… where I read all about them, and became smarter and smarter until I finally ordered one for myself!!
    Now that I have been vaping for 8 months (after having smoked for 40 years) I can breathe easier, which allows me to take more oxygen into my lungs, and in turn pass it along to my brain… which I believe is making me even smarter still!!
    So there you have it… Vaping makes you smarter than smoking!! 😉


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