reply to post by phi1618
I have to agree, the E-cigarettes seems to be the way to go right now.
Yes, there's some controversy over their "safety", but what product cant that be said about today? This is strictly my opinion on the matter and
has no factual data to support it.
My thoughts are that, the FDA, who recently threw a fit over the safety of E-cigarettes, is more concerned with
the potential revenue loss from taxation on standard cigarettes than it is over the possible health issues raised by the e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes, at least the brands i've looked in to, claim
to contain no additives, chemicals, or other potential hazardous items beyond
So possible hazards, which we haven't been told about yet, and probably wont until the FDA finds a way to add a ton of sales tax to this product, at
this point dont seem to even come close to outweighing the benefits of switching to an E-cigarette, which include, but are not limited to:
- Ability to "smoke" anywhere, regardless of smoking rules
- No more cigarette smell on your clothes, hair, mouth, fingers
- No more introducing harmful chemicals to your body. A person would be hard pressed to put a price on their health
- Cost! E-cigarettes, while are expensive in up-front cost, will have payed for themselves in a matter of months, and, at current prices, will
actually save you money over traditional cigarettes afterwards
In addition, and I cant vouch for any brands beyond the ones that I've looked in to, they allow you to gradually reduce your nicotine intake, and
step down to a no-nicotine cartridge, allowing you to still get the "mental" satisfaction of: holding a cigarette, inhaling, blowing smoke, the
physical act of placing the cigarette between your lips; you are doing so with inhaling nothing but a harmless, chemical free, vapor.
While i'm sure this list is far, far, far, from complete, you get the idea. This is the course i'll be pursuing soon in my own attempt to quit
My only real question about e-cigarettes, is how do you know when you "finished" your cigarette?
[edit on 29-8-2009 by seadragoniii]