Anti-smoking groups and the FDA have been trying to portray electronic cigarettes as a public health threat and steer smokers toward FDA approved products. One of the products happens to be Nicorette Quickmist, which is said to be a stop-smoking aid that contains nicotine and used in a mist form.

However, this product has some small print that will prove it is not all that it is cracked up to be. For example, some of the side effects of the Nicorette Quickmist are tingling lips and hiccups – something that isn’t a side effect with e-cigs. Much of the fuss around e-cigs is what’s in them and if it’s safe for inhalation.

This is what we know is in electronic cigarette e-liquid:

  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Flavoring
  • Nicotine

This is what’s in Nicorette Quickmist:

  • Propylene Glycol
  • Anhydrous Ethanol
  • Trometamol
  • Poloxamer 407
  • Glycerol
  • Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate
  • Levomenthol
  • Mint Flavour
  • Cooling Flavour
  • Sucralose
  • Acesulfame Potassium
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Purified Water
  • Nicotine

Anti-groups and even the legislative officials have made a mockery of e-cigs because propylene glycol is an ingredient used in e-liquid. The fuss is that propylene glycol is also used in antifreeze – touting that because so e-liquid isn’t safe. However, propylene glycol itself is FDA approved and is also an ingredient used in the FDA approved Nicorette Quickmist.

If this ingredient, propylene glycol, is proven to be safe in the Nicorette Quickmist and receives no backlash from health officials and media headlines then why do e-cigs and e-liquid get this kind of treatment?

In addition, Anhyrous ethanol is also found in the Nicorette Quickmist, which is also found in gasoline. And, acesulfame potassium, yet another ingredient found in Nicorette Quickmist, which is a sweetener, has shown in some studies to be carcinogenic.

After comparing ingredients in both of these products I would choose the one with less ingredients in it and what aids more to cessation, which is of course the life saving electronic cigarette.

Are you as shocked as I am of this comparison?  Let us know in the comments below.



  1. Amazing post and definitely fire power against the FDA. I remember getting a similar cig looking device with nicotine cartridges over ten years ago. To me an “e cig” is just an improvement to similar prescription devices that have been around some time. Obviously what I received ten years ago didn’t work, but vaping has kept me smoke free for almost two years, and is allowing me to cut back on nicotine. I started at 1.8% and am now down to 0.7%, lowering my intake by 0.1% each month.

    • Been a smoker for 35 years ( 15 yrs on roll ups) tried a cheap e- cig ( £30 ) with cherry flavour 1.2% and been smoking it now for 5 weeks and it really does work no cravings at all , wish I’d have been on it earlier , best thing I feel a lot fitter, no coughing or chest pains , great.