Is smoking coffee harmful?

In this brief text we will provide the answer to the question: “Is smoking coffee harmful?”. Also, we will discuss whether there are caffeinated cigarettes, the maximum amount of caffeine you can consume per day and the negative effects of excess caffeine for health.

Is smoking coffee harmful?

Smoking (or “vaping”) coffee is not a good idea because the maximum amount of caffeine intake (400 mg a day) can easily be exceeded and can be harmful to your body. Just a small amount of ground coffee with tobacco can cause dizziness and headaches. 

When you add more coffee in the cigarette, there can be an overdose or overload of caffeine in the person who is smoking, causing symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping and lethargy.

Are there any caffeine cigarettes?

Yes, the electronic cigarette produced by Eagle Energy has as main active ingredients caffeine, ginseng and taurine, which is present in most energy drinks.

One of the curiosities is that the caffeine inside the product comes from the guarana plant (called guaranine, in this case). Incidentally, guarana seed contains between 5% and 6% caffeine. Such levels are much higher than those of cocoa and coffee and slightly higher than that of tea, according to a study carried out by the Federal Universities of Ceará (UFC) and Viçosa.

The American company’s device works in a similar way to regular electronic cigarettes. His battery is connected to a sensor that detects the user’s suction. This causes the atomizer to activate and the liquid inside the cartridge begins to vaporize. From that moment, the content is inhaled by the person.

The device was created by crowdfunding on the Indiegogo website. The company managed to raise more than $12,000 to launch the product, which is on pre-sale.

What is the maximum amount of caffeine you can consume per day?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the maximum recommended amount of caffeine per day is 400 mg, that is, between 4 to 5 cups of coffee. Also, the recommended maximum intake of caffeine at a time is 200 mg.

Doses of between 30-300 mg of caffeine in rested individuals are able to improve alertness and reaction time.

In sleep-deprived individuals, the positive effects of caffeine are even more exuberant, including improved learning and decision-making, and in activities such as operating automobiles and airplanes.

It is important to pay attention to the fact that the proven benefits of coffee are associated with its consumption in its natural form, without the addition of creams, dairy products and sugar. On the contrary, the consumption of coffees with such ingredients is associated with a diet with a higher glycemic load and ends up compromising the beneficial antioxidant effects of caffeinated beverages.

What are the negative effects of excess caffeine for health?

Excessive consumption of coffee can generate serious complications, with arrhythmia, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, reflux, impatience, intestinal disorders, diuresis, heart palpitations, headaches, muscle spasms, mental lapses, anxiety, insomnia, dehydration, heart attacks, coma and death in very rare cases.

However, caffeine has several benefits: improvement of concentration, memory maintenance, optimization of performance in physical exercises, aid in weight loss, cancer and cirrhosis prevention, among others. Just high consumption, more than 400mg of caffeine a day (about five cups), can put a person at risk for side effects.

Caffeine is the most used psychoactive drug worldwide. Drinking coffee is essential for millions of people, who do not give up this habit without some kind of pain. Caffeine is a stimulant. At the right levels, it makes us feel more alert, improves our mood, gives us extra energy for the daily routine and optimizes productivity at work.

Coffee is the second most valuable commodity in commercial terms, surpassed only by oil in terms of volume of world business transactions. The coffee industry is crucial for the economic development of 72 countries in the world, which are active players in this market.

Worldwide coffee users have been growing gradually, and they are demanding to the same extent, as there is a current tendency to try new flavors and learn about different consumption methods.

In countries that have coffee as part of the culture (Brazil, India, Holland, Colombia and Vietnam, for example), people drink coffee not only for taste and necessity, but also to socialize and procrastinate.

Conclusion

In this brief text we provided the answer to the question: “Is smoking coffee harmful?”. Also, we discussed whether there are caffeinated cigarettes, the maximum amount of caffeine you can consume per day and the negative effects of excess caffeine for health.

Citations

https://www.healthline.com/health/can-you-smoke-coffee#what-happens
https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/46/6/1958/4082629
https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20041101/coffee-cigarettes-bad-combo-for-heart

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.