Originally posted by
- Kira -
I don't think you have to want to stop for it to be an addiction. I vape nicotine like a fiend. If I go more than thirty minutes without it I'm ready to chop someone's head off. I don't care to stop. I'm not sure if the ejuice is
I don't think you have to want to stop for it to be an addiction. I vape nicotine like a fiend. If I go more than thirty minutes without it I'm ready to chop someone's head off. I don't care to stop. I'm not sure if the ejuice is harmful. There aren't any long term studies. I buy the brand I know is safest. It could be doing me harm and it isn't doing me good per say other than keeping my stress level down. I'd say I'm addicted despite my lack of desire to quit at any point ever.
I've also known drug addicts that didn't want to quit who were definitely addicted.
Yeah, liking sex and being addicted are two different things!
I agree that loving sex is not a true addiction, unless you are being hurt by it or hurting someone else.
But, the DSM definition of an "addiction" includes harm coming to the person with use, and continuing to use despite said harm, and feelings that one needs to stop but can't. Most drug, alcohol and even tobacco addicts may enjoy the high, but do want to stop the addictive behavior.
I know my husband smokes and says he doesn't care, but he would LOVE to be able to go days without having to spend a great deal of money on cigarettes, to not have to smoke if he doesn't want to (no one likes having a Nic Fit) and most have tried to stop, no matter how lack luster their attempt is.