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Old 21st May 2016, 15:56   #1 (permalink)
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ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

Viewpoint: Are e-cigarettes really a menace? - BBC News


Is there a place for ecigarettes in the world, surely if they can help to stop people from smoking they should be encouraged.

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Old 21st May 2016, 16:14   #2 (permalink)
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Is there a place for ecigarettes in the world, surely if they can help to stop people from smoking they should be encouraged.

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Old 21st May 2016, 16:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

People who use them DONT all give up!!! In fact many have the E-Cig AND normal cigs too!!! Only way to give up anything is to STOP!!
My problem with E-Cigs is there's a generation of people who are using them as a fashion accessory & lets be honest WHO knows what's inside those little bottles of liquid ??
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People who use them DONT all give up!!! In fact many have the E-Cig AND normal cigs too!!! Only way to give up anything is to STOP!!
My problem with E-Cigs is there's a generation of people who are using them as a fashion accessory & lets be honest WHO knows what's inside those little bottles of liquid ??
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Ps Sorry to sound so sceptical but we have lost so many wonderful people on this forum through smoking related illnesses God Bless them ALL!!! Yes I'm an Ex smoker & YES I am preaching!!! If only one listens & acts I'll be happy



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I am a life-long non smoker, so I am interested in hearing different opinions on this matter. Thank you for your contribution.

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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

Speaking as another ex smoker , they don't stink like normal cigs do , so that is one good point and you're not breathing in second hand smoke as the vapour evaporates as they exhale
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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

I've been using e-cigs now for 17 month, it's the only method I found that has stopped me smoking. Patches and gum and other things just didn't work for me personally.

Should people be encouraged to switch to e-cigs IMHO yes.

If they hadn't been called Electronic Cigarettes then maybe the stigma/antisocialness attached to smoking wouldn't have transferred to them from Cigarettes.

As an ex-smoker and now Vaper that's my two-penneth.

And, I feel much better for Vaping instead of smoking.
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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

My view would be there probably is a place for them after further research and controls, they appear to work so let's not ignore them.
Ted, evaporation doesn't mean the vapour has gone, it's just changed its state the active ingredients are likely to still be there.
I wouldn't want to be breathing in something I didn't fully understand, and that's from a dickhead who smoked from age 13 to 40 on and off.
I would ban smoking in all public places inside and out and as Des says make them cost prohibitive, that would need legislation for harsh sentencing for tobacco smugglers and resellers of smuggled tobacco.

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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

Why not just give up ? Not that difficult.
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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

On a negative note also: I find that these e-cigarettes make me cough! As "old" members on here will know, I stopped smoking because I was told I would lose my legs to gangrene if I did not. Due to vascular disease. I too have smoke since the age of 14. So I smoked up all my stocks, in handbags, in the car, in the shed (in a bag for use in the garden), etc. Then stopped.

In 3 months, I had increased in weight by 25%. I did not change my eating habits. The doctors did not want to know. I was worried about the strain on my heart of shifting around all the extra weight. Not to mention the cost of clothing, as I had now shifted up just nudging on four sizes. But no, medics did not want to know. So after one year, I thought, sod it and started smoking again. Three months to put on the weight, and it took just on a year to shift it back down to my original weight. So I have continued to smoke. Hold on one sec whilst I light up!

When these e-cigarettes appeared, I thought I would give them a go. I thought that I could try them alongside my ciggies and keep an eye on my weight. I have tried many of the flavours, but they all make me cough. My "ordinary" cigarettes do not. I pick up the e-cigarette occasionally to see if it will be okay - but it is not.

I don't know the answer to this legally, but it seems that many places are banning these. Maybe because not enough information is available as to any long term harm that they or their vapours may cause.

Tobacco smuggling has been mentioned. I think this is chicken sh1t compared to the people smuggling! But that is another thread!

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Re: ecigarettes/useful or otherwise?

I agree with Tenpin, after smoking for 50 ish years, I've managed to quit tobacco with E-cigs. Tried and failed to give up smoking many times before, so I'm happy with my E-cig experience. Me, my clothes and my home smell a lot better as well, they may prove to be harmful in other ways but I'll risk it. It's also a darn sight less expensive than smoking, couldn't afford "fags" now I'm back in the UK.

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