Originally posted by Shypeir
reply to post by daskakik
But you're saying that it's not the naturally occurring chemicals or the nicotine, but the act of inhaling the smoke that causes health issues in smokers? I had a look into it..... maybe we should just snuff.
It is the products of the combustion that we then inhale.
There are supposed to be no cases of cancer due to snuff except for one case where a gentleman had the habit of putting snuff in his ear. At least that is all I found.
Hasn't humanity had thousands of years inhaling inorganic burning substances, including herbs, woodsmoke, tobacco, marijuana and a host of other things as well as possessing longevity in their history and traditions?
Not really. Life expectancy from 10,000 BCE - 1820 was around 25 years and since then it has gone up, giving humans more time to smoke them if they got them. Some info: Wood Smoke Fact Sheet
A medical evaluation of Mexican women who regularly cook over open wood fires revealed ravaged lungs and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, more severe than tobacco-related Chronic Obstructed Pulmonary Disease. (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Cor Pulmonale Associated with Chronic Domestic Wood smoke Inhalation, Julio Sandoval, M.D., etal., Chest 1993;103:pp12-20.)
I guess it's pointless pro smoking on a vaping thread, but I'm sure there would be more artificial chemicals in the vapes than in my cigarette smoke. They have to make the e-cig with something, and I dont like sucking on plastic. Plastic is bad lol
Not if you got facts to back up your claims. E-juice contains PG, nicotine and flavorings.
I think you are wrong in thinking that "artificial chemicals = bad" and that "natural chemicals = good". Nicotine is the perfect example because it is natural and it is more toxic than cyanide. Yet we have no problem pointing out that in small doses it may even do some good.
Also not all plastics are the same but if someone was really paranoid about plastic I'm sure they could find someone who could make them a mouth piece out of a material that they felt safe with.
edit on 8-8-2012 by daskakik because: (no reason given)