I bought an e-cig about a month and a half ago. I mostly vape with Zero mg e-juice - which I mix myself. 50/50 Vegetable Glycerin, Propolyene Glycol,
and a few of drops of food flavouring. I keep one ecig filled with an 2-4mg e-juice to stave off those cravings when I cant vape past them with the
zero mg. Until I bought my e-cigs I was a 25-30 cigs a day smoker for 20 years.
Ive tried every pharma quit product under the sun to try and give up analogue cigarettes, and none of them have worked but theyve cost me alot of
money - sometimes just as much as smoking itself. The best I have ever managed on pharma quit aids is about 2 weeks. This is all part of the design of
pharma-quit products - they arent really meant to work, just keep you in a cycle of coming back to try a different (expensive) product.
It is a fact the govt makes a lot of money in taxes from real cigarettes. They make a hell of a lot more in taxes from the sale of cigarettes, than
the money they spend on the medical costs for smokers - not to mention the money they get from Tobacco & pharma company lobbyists. Do you really think
the govt has any interest in stopping ppl smoking? They are raking it in by keeping ppl addicted to tobacco. If you are a smoker, e-cigs are the
ultimate anti-authoritarian F.U. to the powers that be. Does it make sense yet, why they might want to demonise e-cigs ... a product that is showing
very promising results in studies - much more than traditional pharma quit aids?? A product that has the potential of helping MILLIONS to quit?
In a study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that 31 percent of respondents
reported having quit smoking six months after first purchasing an electronic cigarette.
The average six-month abstinence rate for traditional nicotine replacement products, such as nicotine patches or gum, is between 12 and 18 percent.
The researchers conducted an online survey of 222 first-time purchasers of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, from a leading
electronic cigarette distributor. Of those who were not smoking at six months, 34.3 percent reported not using electronic cigarettes or any
nicotine-containing products. Almost 67 percent of respondents reported having reduced the number of cigarettes they smoked after using electronic
Almost 67% cut-down!! 31% quit altogether! Twice as much as pharma quit aids. And there are more studies coming out all the time which are showing
even more promising results again - even with people totally unmotivated to quit.
Unfortunately people notice the e-cigs because they are a novelty and they see vapour being exhaled and dont understand the difference to smoke. They
dont understand that the exhaled vapour is really not much different to the steam rising from a cup of coffee. Some obviously dont understand the
science between combustion and evaporation, so they yell "blasphema!" and blindly support the corrupt govt moves to ban this amazing tech.
The following is a good article but it contains a couple of errors:
E-Cigs are not banned in Australia, nor are they classified as "medical devices" - it is the nicotine liquids which are banned FOR SALE only - you can
buy non-nicotine eliquids (no more than food flavourings) ... and you can import 3 months nicotine supply for your personal use and mix your own
juices, but you cannot sell it or give it away to friends.
And yes, they are definately trying to be hush about how successful e-cigs are as a quit tool, but at the same time the Aussie e-cig industry doesnt
want them to be recognised as medical devices because then ecigs will only be available in Chemists alongside the pharma quit smoking aids, which will
send the currently reasonable price thru the roof.
The Economist - No Smoke, No Fire
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