reply to post by DJDigitalGem
Both my wife and myself are ex-30 year plus smokers.
We discovered 'vaping' (the term used for using e-cigs) just over 7 months ago, and neither of us have touched a cigarette since.
I cannot even stand the smell of cigarettes now, and will actually cross the street to avoid walking behind someone who is smoking...and that's
coming from someone who smoked strong pouch tobacco and the occasional cigar for over 30 years remember!
It's actually not a 'give up smoking' device, it's basically an alternative 'nicotine delivery system', that happens to be far more pleasurable,
far more effective and far more of an interest based nicotine delivery system that cigarettes, nicotine patches, anti-smoking pharmaceuticals (anyone
seeing the reason to ban yet?!) could eve hope to be.
In the past i've used various other nicotine replacement devices and methods, including the patches, the pills, the plastic fake pipe/cigarette
thing, the cold turkey method...all of it, and none of it worked in reducing my desire to smoke, which i reluctantly returned to as my primary
nicotine delivery method.
Then i discovered the wonderful and diverse world of E-Cigs and E-Liquid.
Night and day folks, night and day.
It was like a revelation, like literally a breath of fresh air...albeit a caramel, toffee, cotton candy - tobacco flavoured fresh air!
There is such a wide range of both devices or 'mods' as they're called by vapers, and accessories to choose from, it's staggering and this is
increasing on a daily basis as the industry is at the point where innovation is being driven to a large extent by the vapers ourselves, who are an
army of worldwide garden shed and garage hobby machinists, designers and modifiers of existing products available.
We have our own popular forums where help and advice is freely given and design and improvement ideas are exchanged for the benefit of all....NO
copyright or patent rubbish is there to prevent us from exercising our creativity and the technology is moving on in huge leaps and bounds at an
astonishing rate of speed.
And as for the options available where E-Liquid is concerned...it's truly amazing.
There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of different flavours and strength combinations available to choose from.
The majority of which are not tobacco replications, but really just about every flavour you can think of...toffee, coffee, cappuccino, mocha, mint
chocolate, orange chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, (all the fruits i can think of as it goes!) caramel, vanilla, whiskey cream, and of course tobacco
flavours and tobacco mixed flavours...there's even chilli flavour, roast beef, chicken, cheese (yeah, i know!), vitamin C, vitamin D etc., there's
almost a limitless choice available...like never before with cigarettes.
There's even a 'male enhancement' flavour (yes, you're thinking of the right thing!)...then there's the nicotine strengths...either ZERO
nicotine, or any mg strength (per ml) you want up to a maximun of around 36mg/ml (Very strong, normal strength is 12 - 24mg/ml, but we're all as
different as we are similar).
I LOVE E-cigs and vaping, and it is my absolutely preferred nicotine delivery methods for the flavours, the cleanliness of the experience, the fact
that i'm no longer poisoning my family or myself with second hand smoke and it's thousands of toxic and cancer causing chemicals (still not seeing a
reason for a ban?), the choice of equipment, the social side (NEVER had a forum for smoking tobacco!), it's much healthier for all concerned and
helps the economy as a bonus!
The ONLY valid reason to restrict use or sales of E-Cigs and E-liquid would be regarding minors from using them, which in the case of E-Liquid
containing Nicotine, i'd agree with.
However, not all E-Liquid contains Nicotine, and Nicotine in itself is NOT harmful to human life or physiology.
In fact, this is borne out by the fact that doctors around the world, are now actually prescribing Nicotine based Pharmaceuticals TO kids as a way to
tackle obesity, as Nicotine is an appetite suppressant.
The other reason to ban these wonderful devices and accessories is corporate money and the fear of losing some of it. Pharmaceutical corporations are
the lobbying force behind the drive to ban E-Cigs in favour of their own very expensive and very ineffectual 'give up smoking' crap like patches and
If all the smokers who switch from smoking to vaping didn't get so many cancers, heart diseases, and all the other negatives that go hand in hand
with smoking, big pharma stands to lose billions..and they know it too, hence the effort to deny smokers a MUCH safer, much more environmentally and
socially friendly, and vastly superior nicotine delivery system than any other on the market to date period.
Another example of corporate greed over adult human health, choice and freedoms.