posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:13 PM
Australia itself is Stupid. Tasmania Australia is doubly stupid.
Australia has banned Electronic Cigarettes, so you cant get those in Tasmania anyway ( there are ways around this legally but you have to play ball
the right way) Now Tasmania Australia is taking away smoking too - without giving smokers a proper means to quit smoking that's safe and
It's like pulling the rug out from under someone and saying, Hey there is this great tool that will allow you to have your freedom to "smoke" and it
can get you off cigarettes and save your life but you can't have it!
So if you were born in 2000 you would be 12 years old - this wont go into effect until those people turn 18, 6 years from now. That's Dumb. Most teens
start smoking at the age of 14 or 15. So you will have kids who have been smoking for 4 years and suddenly - yank the rug out from under them with no
Nicotine has some health benefits. Nicotine helps the neurons fire in the brain and thus makes you smarter and faster cognitively. Studies have shown,
once you take someone off of nicotine, they get dumber again. Tasmania is going to have trouble with school age smokers who suddenly can't smoke.
Tasmania will have a teen epidemic on their hands from all the teens going through withdrawals. Sounds to me like Tasmania didn't think this through..
I smoked for 22 years. I tried Everything to quit. Over a year and a half ago I first tried an electronic cigarette. I was able to quit inhaling
harmful tobacco smoke right away and make the switch to this wonderful life saving tool. I feel sad for the people in Australia who having their
freedoms taken away and at the same time knowing the Government doesn't care enough to help those people properly. What a horrible place Tasmania
Australia must be.
edit on 21-8-2012 by JohnPhoenix because: sp