At 10/31/12 01:57 PM, TurkeyBased wrote:
the only people i've seen with e-cigs are kids who thought it was even more cool if they could smoke in class
This made me lol in particular, no idea why >> .......
Anyways, a few myth-busting pointers for any e-cig nubs out there.
E-Cigs are a quitting aid. They are an alternative means of getting a nicotein fix. Anyone who starts using them to help 'quit' smoking is a fool as you're swapping one habit for another which is not too dissimilar and will make quitting just as or close to as hard as cold turkey.
E-Cigs are not LEGAL to smoke indoors or anywhere, they're simply just not illegal. This means you can happily puff away in your car, in your office etc but some e-cig smokers seem to get a kick out of announcing to everyone in the office/restaurant/bus/waterver that they are perfectly entitled to support their cancer causing habit right in everyone's face.
Finally, E-Cigs are not 'cool' in the slightest. They're another alternative to a habit which causes death, similar to methadone for heroin (but perhaps not that extreme)
Anyways, on to my personal opinion on them. Yes, they contain less poisons/toxins etc but they're not helping anyone's habit. I'm thinking of switching to one not to quit but to save money. Here in the UK the government thinks that the last two vices that are still legal can be taxed to death under the fig branch of 'promoting a healthier lifestyle', but in reality bank rolling the NHS and the Treasury's underperformance on tax reciepts.