Dave Norris - It's not just preservatives added to tobacco. Natural untainted organicly grown tobacco still contains over 4000 (some say as hight as
6000 but I'll round off to 4 to make this easy) chemicals when it's burned 70 of these are known carcinogens. The rest of the 3930 chemicals are
Unknown. This means that we have no idea how these effect the body. They could also be cancer causing agents, they could mess with your DNA, or
mentions there was said one ingredient that the company wasn't sure about - one unknown is better than 3930 wouldn't you think? That should make you
throw down your tobacco cigs and run not walk to your nearest e-cig supplier.
This is part of the Big Lie and Coverup from Big Tobacco. They hid these facts for years and years from the public.
There is an approved list of 599 chemicals used in the manufacturing /processing of cigarettes.
Tobacco companies reporting this information were:
American Tobacco Company
Brown and Williamson
Liggett Group, Inc.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
While these ingredients are approved as additives for foods, they were not tested by burning them, and it is the burning of many of these substances
which changes their properties, often for the worse. Over 4000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette, many of which are toxic and/or
carcinogenic. Carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrogen cyanide and ammonia are all present in cigarette smoke. Forty-three known carcinogens are in
mainstream smoke, sidestream smoke, or both.
This whole list is posted. Check it out
I'd like to see this website you spoke of. It's possible as I have mentioned they are talking about the chemicals in some of the flavorings, which
are known for not having long term testing. These can be easily avoided for anyone worrying about the use of these flavorings. Manufacturers are aware
of the public's view on these so they list if they use these in their flavoring or not. For the most part, the E-cig Industry is made up of honest
folks who care about the health of their customers.
I know people who used to smoke 70 cigarettes of full flavor a day who have switched to e-cigs. Many people were heavy smokers who enjoy a high
nicotine content. Myself I use 24 mg, which is considered high. I have not heard of anyone using higher than 36 mg.
I say, get the cheapest e-cig kit you can that allows you to use your own juice and put it to the test. This can be done for under 50 bucks. vaping is
a little different than smoking because it doesn't hit you right away - takes a few minutes longer to get absorbed because the nicotine is more
absorbed through the mouth and throat and less through the lungs as smoke does. Get several sample bottles of e-juice with different strengths, for a
high nicitine user I'd say try 18 and 24 strength. Start vaping and then you get to that point where you KNOW you've had enough nicotine, you stop.
It's just like that nick'd out feeling you get smoking cigarettes, except you do not get a head rush - its the carbon monoxide in burning tobacco that
causes that. Trust me, every e-cig user will tell you you do get enough nicotine it just hits you slightly differently but you can feel it.
As for studies, there are studies. Browse through the threads here for more info: www.e-cigarette-forum.com...
This is a concern of e-cig users. There are lots of manufacturers who practice safe handling and quality control that are known and some bad
manufacturers that are known too. These have been discovered and are reported on so the public will know what vendors to use who are considered good
reputable vendors. No one wants to use a product that will cause them to be better off than the bad cigarettes they are trying to get away from. The
Electronic cigarette Forum lists these reputable suppliers as well as continually discusses them and the issues involving them.
Yes, I believe they can help though you would have to adjust to using the e-cig, something that your not used to because your not a smoker. My best
advice to you is to contact the good folks at CASAA for information about this. Or Join The E-cig forum and post a message about it there.
I do believe I have read of some people using e-cigs for just that purpose.
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association
edit on 18-9-2011 by JohnPhoenix because: sp