El_Barto.Inb4 LE SKIING and nicotine isnt addictive
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Caution this post may not line up with your personal beliefs.
Anyone can get "addicted" to anything if they are that type of person(look up strange addictions on google). I was merely stating that nicotine by itself doesn't have the addictive properties that I would consider addictive.
Reason I believe it's the other shit that's in cigarettes that get people hooked is because I have had trouble quitting cigarettes for quite a long time(tried a few different things that sucked and was costly to keep buying to try and quit something that was almost just as costly) and for the first time I have actually been able to go a day without any nicotine in my eliquid. Which means that now I just have to get rid of the hand to mouth motions(keep in mind this is my own opinion from my own personal experience).
I'm not going to try and change someone's opinion on why they shouldn't mind ecigs, but There are definitely potential benefits of ecigarettes. If you disagree with that then tell that to the many customers that have smoked for 20-40 years without being able to quit and now haven't smoked for over 7 months, even some haven't had a cigarette in years now. One guy that comes in quite regularly has been to his doctor and wants to get updates on his lung status because of all the speculation behind ecigarettes. You want to know what he said his doctor told him? "Keep doing what you're doing cause whatever it is it's working to keep you off of cigarettes and you'r lungs look like they're doing a lot better". This is a guy that smoked for at least 20 years and now no longer smokes cigarettes and has gone down to 6mg nicotine from about 18mg when he started.
The main reason I stand behind ecigarettes so hard is that it has helped me. It's a great tool for people to have in a battle against cigarettes. From what I have read online(feel free to look these statistics up yourself) The Gum, patch, nicorette inhaler, other pills roughly have a success rate of roughly 10%. The success rate for ecigarettes is sitting around 65%. To me it comes down to the statistics.
Just for the hell of it check out this article(The title of the article is "I don't like ecigarettes") link: https://medium.com/@CoffeeGeek/i-don-t-like-e-cigarettes-764ee8c96421
On the subject of extra taxes on ecigarettes and ban on all flavors outside of tobacco is stupid. I'm an adult and I like vaping flavors that have nothing to do with tobacco. I believe in regulation in that part though as in not being able to use certain flavoring in eliquid. By that I mean look up Diacetyl(there are also other known unsafe chemicals used for flavoring). Some liquids use this(diacetyl) chemical as a flavor(most typically used as a butter flavor in food products).
My point is that we have a chance to make something way more safer than smoking and rather than slap on blanket laws/taxes where some IMO are unwarranted.
I should say that I don't think eCigarettes are completely safe and come without any risks, but look at the whole picture. What now a days doesn't come with any risk. You have to stop and think of whether the potential benefits out weigh the risk(I know this might sound like a sales pitch, but it's not meant to be).
Also, on the topic of your thoughts regarding the tobacco companies starting to take control I completely agree with you. It's not just the Tobacco companies, but also the government. Think about the amount of taxes the government makes off of cigarettes alone(I believe if I remember correctly the year 2013 the Canadian government got about $5 billion in tobacco taxes alone). I know it sounds like a stupid conspiracy theory, but is it really that hard to believe that the governments are corrupt?
Prime example: For years the US Had marijuana classified as a schedule 1 narcotic(still is actually classed this way). For those that aren't aware what that means.
(this is taken straight from "here
"Schedule I drugs are those that have the following characteristic according to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency:
The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical treatmentuse in the U.S.
There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or substance under medical supervision.
No prescriptions may be written for Schedule I substances, and they are not readily available for clinical use.
NOTE: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, marijuana) is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, even though some U.S. states have legalized marijuana for personal, recreational use or for medical use."
If marijuana has no medical use, tell that to the people who use it to prevent themselves from having 10-12 seizures daily.
(Sorry for the topic shift I just used that as an example of a time the government shut something out because of someone's personal opinion not backed up by true scientific research.)
Also I just have to add this two little tiny things before I go.
After looking at the above link look at the link below:
Still don't think there are misleading articles out there about ecigarettes?