This blog answers the question : Does vaping make you poop?
Does vaping make you poop?
Quick answer: Yes, vaping can make you poop – but this is only true if your e-liquid contains nicotine.
Why does this matter? Nicotine is known to have laxative properties. Laxatives are substances that loosen stools and stimulate bowel movements. While most of the time we use laxative while we are needing to poop for reasons pertaining to constipation, many of our regular consumable products contain substances with laxative properties and can also give you that “I gotta poop” feeling.
Nicotine is a type of laxative that is known as a stimulant laxative because it “stimulates” a contraction that pushes stool, better known as poop, out. Many people feel nicotine and other common stimulants like caffeine (coffee, tea) have a similar effect on the bowels, causing an acceleration of bowel movements. If you have ever had that “Oh” moment after drinking coffee – you can most likely attribute that to the laxative effects of the caffeine. The same goes for vaping e-liquid that contains nicotine.
However - if your e-liquid does not contain nicotine, the chances of vaping and having the urge “to go” will not happen.
The laxative properties of nicotine and other stimulants like caffeine do have different effects for each individual person based on the amount of the stimulant consumed. Nicotine consumption may make one person need to go while another person may not have the same urge. It is all dependent on the person and the amount consumed.
Vaping is not an effective use of a laxative for constipation. The amount of nicotine you may or may not need to create a bowel movement is unknown and we are not medical professionals. If you are having issues with constipation, it is best to seek medical help from a doctor or pharmacist. We DO NOT recommend using nicotine or any other stimulants for constipation without seeking further medical advice from a trusted source.
In short – it is very possible for nicotine to make you poop, but it is not a safe way to alleviate constipation. Always seek medical advice when you have any health concerns as this post is for