posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 05:52 AM
I'm absolutely furious about this.
So much so, i'm finding it VERY difficult to comply with ATS T&C against colourful language TBH (i hope you appreciate my restraint mods!)
MONEY is the reason for this, nothing else.
Pharma is losing money, and has had the rubbish it's been conning the NHS and British people with for years shown to be next to useless, not fit for
purpose and actually harmful (the drugs, have contributed to deaths by people taking them).
Pharma has and continues to make hundreds of Millions of £'s from it's patches, gums, pastles, drugs, sprays and inhalers....none of which has a
'quit success' rate above 11%...they are useless.
A 'quit success' is defined as a smoker or user of traditional tobacco products quiting cigarettes or tobacco for a year or longer using a 'quit
If you took an academic or physical exam and scored even 20%, you'd be considered a dunce and fail miserably...well, by this token Big Pharmas
rubbish 11% average would be a double dunce of a percentage!
Ecigs have a 'quit success' rate of over 85%..that is 85% of people who use them as an alternative nicotine delivery system, quit tobacco and quit
it for a year or longer, of the remaining 15% of those who try ecigs, a large percentage of that number drastically reduce their tobacco usage to only
one or a few cigarettes a day. So they still smoke, but have cut right down with the help of ecigs...but the vast majority give up tobacco immediately
and never go back to it.
I'm one of the 85%.
Two and a half years since my last cigarette and counting. Same for my wife.
Yes, we still use nicotine and no, we don't create second hand smoke, tar, cancer causing lingering smog, filthy smells.
I feel so much healthier, more alive, have more energy, more endurance, lifted mood after using ecigs and giving up tobacco than i have done in the
last 30 years!
The argument against ecigs CANNOT be targetted at their success rates of helping people give up tobacco and stay off it, it CANNOT be targetted at
their drasticaly reduced harm profile for the user and those around him or her, so they are trying to claim ecigs are a menace to children!
(GGGGRRRRRR!!! FYGjhjk;jkl sknuohuje mnakJAHBV!!****)
I'm SO angry at this point, i'm having trouble typing..
These arseholes are claiming children will be harmed by ecigs...NONE of the ecig outlets sell ecigs to children, they have a VOLUNTARY minimum age
restriction of 18 years without it being compulsory already!
Here's a wake up for those people who have been living with their heads in the sand for most of their lives, ready for this are ya?
CHILDREN SMOKE TOBACCO...is that clear enough?
I SMOKED regularly as a child, so did the majority of my peers at home and at school. Everyone knows what the 'smokers corner' is in schools, ALL
the teachers knew the regular smokers at school and only halfheartedly tried to stop it.
The question is, we know children smoke...we know children will always experiment with illicit substances and practices..we know tobacco causes them
great harm, so which is the better option for those children who already smoke tobacco or may be thinking of starting to use tobacco, should we
continue to turn a blind eye to the kids who fake a note from their mum to buy tobacco, or who get an older sibling or friend to go to a shop, petrol
station, off license, or coin operated cigarette machine and buy it?
Or should we be adult and rational about the reality of the matter and ackknowledge that while the ideal position would be for kids never to smoke,
never to use nicotine or any other substance, we ought to be aiming for a harm reduction strategy, initially at the very least and ecigs are so less
harmful than tobacco it's ridiculous to even consider banning or restricting them.
Ban or restrict ecigs and millions more deaths illness and disease wiull ensue when people go back to tobacco, while the next generation of smokers
will be puffing away on tobacco at school, poisoning their young bodies with carcinogens and poisons from cigarettes while they could have been using
cleaner, healthier and far less harmful ecigs instead.
It's absolutely ALL about money and pharma and BT crapping themselves as they see their cash cows coming to an end.
The hypocrisy is stunning.
Did i mention i'm furious!?