posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 01:42 PM
Originally posted by tyfon
I never figured out why you would fool your self with products like this. You either smoke your you don't. Claiming you are a non smoker when you are
using these products is ridiculous. You are just as addicted (if not more) to nicotine.
It's extremely easy to stop smoking. You sweat/have symptoms for two weeks and that's it. Everyone can handle that.
Man up and stop smoking or quit complaining about the rest of us who prefer not to get poisoned.
1- People use them because they are healthier, for one. Speculate all you want about the safety (and that's all you can do without a lot more
extensive testing) but simple logic alone should tell you that breathing in a little bit of propylene glycol with a little bit of nicotine is far
better than breathing in carbon monoxide, tar, smoke particulate, and the many other compounds that make up cigarette smoke.
2- That being said, some people have no desire to truly quit nicotine, but would rather "smoke" a safer nicotine alternative.
3- For others, e-cigarettes may make it easier for them to quit. Because you can adjust the amount of nicotine, this makes it easier to gradually
lower the amount of nicotine consumed until there is none. This can avoid some or all of the symptoms you talked about, if done right, and makes
quitting far easier for some. Which brings me to my next point...
4- If smoking is as easy to quit as you imply, then why do more people not do it? You need to understand that the difficulty of quitting a cigarette
habit is not the same for everyone. People smoke different brands (with different contents) smoke different amounts, for different lengths of time,
and have different biologies which act slightly differently to the presence or withdrawal of nicotine.
Perhaps more importantly, everyone is "wired" differently, and some people are far more prone to addiction and habituation than others. To assume
that what is easy for you should automatically be easy for everyone else is an idea based mainly in ignorance. I can type well in excess of 80 words
per minute with few to no mistakes, and without looking at the keyboard. This is almost second nature to me, and I don't have to think about it at
all. I find it quite easy. Can you do this?
How about playing the guitar? Or the piano? Singing?
How about quantitative chemical analysis?
How about quantum physics?
Or doing 100 push-ups?
Or running a 4 minute mile?
All easy and attainable for some