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Originally posted by robwerden
To me this move is designed to allow big tobacco the chance to counteract the e-cig industry.
It’s a smoking fact that while we all know smokers are addicted to nicotine but it is actually a naturally occuring compound. Trace elements are found in common foods and vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, eggplant, chili peppers, and even some teas. Nicotine is known to switch on receptors on the surface of cells in certain parts of the brain, causing these neurons to release the Neuro-transmitter dopamine, a chemical that is associated with feelings of pleasure. In its natural state, and when ingested through the digestive system, nicotine is safe and non-toxic. It does not present the health hazards associated with smoking cigarettes. Additionally, the nicotine molecule is showing great promise in medical research and clinical studies for the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson's disease.
"Although these electronic smoking products may be marketed as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco products and, in some cases, as an aid to quitting smoking, electronic smoking products may pose risks such as nicotine poisoning and addiction," Health Canada said.
In the U.S., Senator Frank R. Lautenberg sent the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a letter Monday asking the agency to ensure e-cigarettes are not sold until they've been studied further.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by Ant4AU
Right, and just because they cause cancer doesn't mean they should be banned, especially if they help people lay off the tar -if they want to do so-.
I mean, ciggs aren't banned and they cause cancer. Tanning beds aren't banned, and they do too.
Originally posted by fraterormus
Obviously it isn't going to provide me any health benefit to do such, as they will contain Nicotene and Tobacco Essence, just like their real counterparts, but it will get rid of that nasty lingering cigarette smoke smell which makes it all the more appealing to me.
Too bad they will most likely be banned.
It is said that there are 400,000 premature deaths caused by smoking in the United States per year, but did you know that if a smoker dies at 92, it is still considered premature because he smoked? In an analysis of ages of those 400,000 deaths computed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) SAMMEC (Smoking Attributable Mortality, Morbidity and Economic Costs) program shows some interesting numbers. Smoking "victims" lived longer than non-smokers, by about 2 years - 71.9 vs. 70. Over 70,000, 17% died "prematurely" at ages greater than 85. Only 1900, or 0.5% of smoking "victims" died at ages less than 35, while 143,000, or 8% of non-smokers died at ages less than 35, mostly due to auto accidents and drug abuse.