Vapes are electronic devices designed to allow people to inhale nicotine in a vapour. Using a vape is known as vaping. Vapes are also available without nicotine.
How the drug works varies from person to person
- How you might feel
- Dizzy, headache, nauseous or mildly stimulated, relaxed.
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- Effects on your body
- Increased blood pressure and heart rate, faster breathing.
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- How long it takes to work
- Effects peak 5 - 10 minutes after your first puff.
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- How long the effects last
- The effects last two to three hours after your last puff.
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- Common risks
- Nicotine makes the heart beat much faster. This can make you feel nauseous/sick the first time you use it. Nicotine is addictive and can be hard to stop using once you’ve started. Vaping is a lot less harmful than smoking but it doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
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- Mixing drugs
- Mixing drugs is always risky but some mixtures are more dangerous than others.
- Read more about mixing with other drugs
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