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Why are E-Cig's getting bad press?


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#1 papercut2008uk

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:02

i've seen a few news articles that claim they are bad, should be banned and users are getting lots of chemicals, it's just general bad press to these things, which got me thinking, there are lots of other products that are similar that are being promoted, although they are for people trying to quite, like Nicotine inhaler, patch, gum etc. Why is there so much bad press to an electronic version??




#2 francescob

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:05

Because they smoke the competition?

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:15

Isn't it weird being upset about chemicals when the alternative is smoking a stick filled with them?



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:16

It really wouldn't surprise me if the tobacco industry is funding a lot of the negative press, cutting into their business and all.. they're getting fairly popular, has to be hurting their bottom line. Been using one for almost 5 years now, haven't had a real cigarette since then, and feel/breathe noticeably better too. Granted there should be some regulation, namely keeping it out of the hands of kids, etc, no issues with that. But banning is just absurd.. I can't say that e-cigs are safe, but they've got to be a hell of a lot safer than inhaling the crap that real cigs put out, never mind saving a ton of cash in the process.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:18

e-cigs need to be banned, but when a pickup blows a big cloud of black diesel particulate into nearby cars, that's A OK.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:22

What exactly are e-cigs and where do you download them?



#7 Raa

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:23

They did research into it and didn't find anything conclusive to suggest that e-cigs are bad for you.

I remember a mention that the long term effects of vaping PG over VG was in question, however.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:23

Lobbying by the tobacco industry (similar reason the american diet is oversaturated with milk or why we aren't labeling GMO crops* -- recommendations often time are partially related to lobbying pressure).

 

*Disclaimer: I don't care that we don't label GMOs, I'm just pointing out the parallels for sake of argument.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:24

They did research into it and didn't find anything conclusive to suggest that e-cigs are bad for you.

I remember a mention that the long term effects of vaping PG over VG was in question, however.

 

Tobacco industry says we need another 50 years to be absolutely sure this isn't true. In the meantime we have to ban them!



#10 Growled

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:15

Because they smoke the competition?

 

I see what you did there. :D



#11 Rohdekill

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:44

The concern is not the device, but rather the liquids in use.  Currently, there is no oversight in place on what can or cannot be in the liquid. One report I came across said several liquids were found to contain dangerous levels of chemicals. Companies are not required to list the ingredients in use because these are not listed as smoking sensation devices.  The tobacco companies want these identified as such so that they fall under the same, stringent guidelines as they do. 



#12 Dinggus

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:50

I don't know why they are getting bad press. I don't use e-cigs, I use vaporizers (same thing), this is the device a few of my friends and I use.

 

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I know many people who switched to these to quit smoking. Vaping is safer, and users don't inhale tar or any of the other chemicals in a cigarette.

 

It's getting big on the east coast. You can either use it to help quit smoking, you get your nicotine dosage in milligrams or you can just enjoy the flavors they have.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:55

I thought any kind of cigarette was dangerous for your health

 

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#14 Shiranui

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:17

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there


I thought any kind of cigarette was dangerous for your health
 
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#15 Juddy

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:15

I thought any kind of cigarette was dangerous for your health

 

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Ahh, those were the days!  :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:





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