The wonderful world of... For a lot of you who've chosen to switch a bad habit into a totally reasonable one, dropping the chains of bad breath,
stained teeth and a cough from a cancer patient, you may have heard the same thing.
"Sir, there is no esmokes allowed in here."
eriously? When you hear this kind of thing you want to dig deep in your emotions, let out a fiery tirade of rage and pull apart
whatever logic this person might be using to tell why that vapour is not allowed
. You really want to hear the reasoning they have, just so you
can laugh about how stupid it is.
In fact, every argument against esmokes is so absurd it's nearly comical. Even worse, some of us remember the days of smoking, and it was everywhere!
In fact, if you were a non smoker, it was actually a real pain in the ass because everywhere you went, you couldn't get around it. And for the very
few that were non-smokers during the smoking hey day, and esmokers during the anti-esmoke sentiment, it sure feels like you are always on the losing
Fast forward to vaping. It's not smoke, so any rules governing smoking, do not apply
. But then
will say things like...
"It's 'like' smoking so it should fall under the same rules." Ethanol is like methanol, only one will make you blind though. Here, drink some but I'm
not telling which one it is, na na nana na.
"It may lead to real smoking so it's bad." Huh? Real smoking could lead to real smoking too...
"It normalizes nicotine intake and nicotine is an addictive substance." Yep, so is caffeine. And coffee seems pretty normalized. Or how about high
fructose corn syrup? Any negative health effects there?
"We don't know if it's safe or not!" Actually, educated guess says it's likely quite safe, (granted no thorough scientific enquiry yet) but! We know
it's better than rolling up dead plants processed with various chemicals and inhaling the smoke
from said dead plant matter.
"You are blowing your vapour on everyone." Meh, you are blowing your dirty ass breath on everyone. If you could see yourself exhale you'd see that
your breath is just as vile as vapour from an ecig. The little data there is shows that the remaining nicotine is near undetectable from exhale as
well, so that arguments out the _
t makes no sense to me how some people can support the knee jerk reaction there is to vaping. Now, if some new thing came out where
you rolled up dead plants and smoked them everywhere and it smelled disgusting, and bad side effects were rampant.... Oh wait, that already happened!
And doctors were recommending it at the time.
How can the pendulum swing so far across the center that this makes any sense. How can people spend years and years and years fighting big tobacco,
who swore up and down that their fun sticks were good for you, sit and idly watch as the same people have tried to demonize vaping, not because the
arguments are valid but because of monetary interest? Wouldn't you want to see some proof before banning something that is quite possibly a great
alternative to which banes you so dearly.
In any case, big tacky is buying out vaping companies now, so it will not too long before they take over the industry from the inside out, and find
some BS regulations to keep their monopoly. So there's always that I guess. Which should be a good thing?
edit on 20-3-2014 by boncho because: (no reason given)