posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 09:01 PM
E-cigs are safer, me and my daughter switched on to them, she completely, I for the most part (from rolling only up to 5 cigs a day). The thing is
they come in many flavors, so if a former heavy smoker wants to try them, they should go for a plain tobacco taste with higher nicotine content. There
are fillers with no nicotine at all too.
You don't get the tar. Period.
Most people puff, inhale a little on vape.
Sometimes you have to wash the parts of your appliance and keep it charged and full.
The reason for regulatory troubles will go away, if we sign enough petitions. In the EU, they want to regulate it under pharmaceutical materials which
is nonsense, nicotine has only a slight use in Vitamin B complexes in an altered form. It should be regulated as a new form of recreational drug
mostly containing nicotine which is far more measurable than in regular cigarettes.
If professional jealousy plays a part at all, it could be because the pharmaceuticals developed all these patches for recovering cigarette addicts.
That business is shot if you change to a mild liquid e-cigarette.
As for second-hand smoke: I would not regulate them under the same provisions as plain smoking since by far the most dangerous for lung cancer and
stunting development is tar, which e-cigs do not make. However, no doubt there is a minute amount of nicotine dispersed in the atmosphere.
May I point out that my best friend is allergic to cigarette smoke and pipes, so every time someone smokes he has to blast the windows open. When I
smoked some puffs of an ecig, he did not go into allergy, and he did not insist on opening the windows... Still, if you sit for eight hours at the
comp and vape all the way through, you might want to air the room before a child comes in to study.
Tars carry heavy metals, and in this age of Fukushima, tobacco can be more radioactive than most house plants. Also, near cities mercury and lead. All
this is not included in e-cig materials. Something to think about.
Plus, most people who switch from commercial cigs and not, say, rolled American Spirit, would smoke stuff laced with materials added for enhancing
flavor (like Marlbxrxs) as well as materials for even burning, including glycerine which is safe vaporised but it decomposes to carbon monoxide and a
host of other materials when burned straight... A big difference in my opinion.
I started with Arrakis, a sweet tobacco-like substance tasting very much like simple Virginia tobacco cured with a lot of light honey.