Citation: Jdizzle. "It Looked Like It Was Snowing: An Experience with Nicotine (exp85894)". Erowid.org. Oct 13, 2017. erowid.org/exp/85894
It was late winter and I was working on making my own cigarettes when I talked to a guy about electronic cigarettes. At school, I was telling him how I liked my own cigarettes a lot more than FSC cigarettes and how they tasted really good, but I wasn't making much progess. It was about 11:30 when he took out a small white bottle of pure nicotine with marlboro flavoring, or so he said. I put out my finger and he put a big drop on the tip of my finger and he told me to not take eat it all, but just a dab of it. I thought to myself, 'It's just nicotine, can't be too bad, I've smoked cigars, hookah, cigarettes, and taken ritalin and adderall, no big deal' WRONG.
I took a little bit bigger a lick than I thought I would and noticed a cool sting that quickly got hot and tingly. It tasted awesome, but almost immediately I felt like I had taken a massive puff of a cigarette. Then it quickly started to peak and I was saying 'oh my god oh my god' the rush was enormous, I couldn't believe I had taken pure nicotine, or that what I had taken was nicotine. It seemed as powerful as taking a much more powerful stimulant, but I knew it couldn't have been that.
I breathed though my mouth like I had been trying to clear a hot pepper after burn and tried to regain my composure. Then my vision began to shift, and I saw these white specks flying in the air like it was snowing. So I ask the guy 'Dude, are you sure this is just nicotine?' I have smoked hooka for hours but the most buzz I would get from it was a slight drunk or high feeling, but I would definitely not be seeing white specks.
I continued my conversation with him for the next fifteen minutes and thought 'Well maybe it was just nictotine, but that amber color really bothers me, but I suppose it did taste like Marlboro'. Then I stood outside the classroom and I thought, well if I see crap then I guess I could try to see stuff. I tried to make the carpet move like I would sometimes make happen if I stare at it alone for a long time, but it didn't work. People would move and then I started seeing the white specks flying again but just a little so I thought it was my eyes. Then in the classroom, I sat there tweeking like mad crazy and kept jittering my foot trying to get rid of the excess energy, and I would look back at the guy in suspicion.
Since I started peaking to towards the last 20 minutes of class in which I almost fell asleep I couldn't remember what people would say, but I would be able to respond appropriately. I did not find pure nicotine appropriate for a pick up, but it may have use in other forms of smoking such as herbal smoking because tobacco is harmful.
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