It was later in the day that I began thinking, between a urinalysis and blood tests, I'm entirely certain that they'll look for all the normal shtick: high cholesterol, white and red blood cell counts, blah de blah de blah. And then it hit me. Oh crap. I AM a nicotine user despite not being a smoker. And the stupid insurance companies likely do not have enough data collected to correctly ascertain the longevity of the average vaper. Thanks to the fact that this is a holiday week, I've likely got a good week before I need to get my testing done.
So as of tonight, I am vaping 0mG nicotine wintergreen. And will likely just lay off the rest of my flavors for the next week or so. I've never had a real nicotine addiction per say. I was a clove cigarette smoker for 15+ years before moving to vaping. As such, flavor has always been of utmost importance to me and I quickly figured out after starting vaping that there must not be a particularly high nicotine level in Indonesian-made clove cigarettes. I started vaping at 18mG and it was rough. I quickly moved down to 12 and still found that my comfortable level was somewhere around 6mG for consistent vaping.
I guess I always smoked my cloves because I like having something to do with my hands and I loved the flavor. I always inhaled and the experience of smoking was always something I found pleasurable. But I could go for a couple days without a smoke at all, thus likely pointing to another sign that there wasn't a whole lot of nicotine in my beloved cloves.
I guess it's sort of ironic. I could smoke the cloves and probably not show much if any nicotine in a drug test...and yet smoking those things would certainly have eventually killed me as they are chock full of carcinogens. Then again, my e-juice has provided much higher nicotine levels...and yet is much less likely to cause me longterm health problems. I realize that long-term studies haven't been done, but since the raw ingredients in e-juice (propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin) have been widely used in food and pharmaceutical products for decades, it stands to reason that they are likely pretty safe.
I've got my 0-nic Wintergreen in my Aspire tank on top of my MVP and it's vaping like a champ. If I keep this up, I may just find myself making more juice at 0-nic and get rid of that little chemical stimulant entirely. I guess we'll see. Or maybe I'll just cancel the policy entirely. Who knows how I'll feel tomorrow. Life is WAY too short not to enjoy it with a quality vape. Sooner or later, the life insurance companies may figure this out. That is, if they aren't in bed with big-pharma pushing their suicide-inducing Chantix....that likely also doesn't show up in life insurance blood work. Oh the ironies.