Vaping...any thoughts?


Sal
#1
I have no opinion one way or the other on this...anyone have strong feelings about it and if so, why?



Red Deer city council has banned the use of electronic cigarettes in public venues and that annoys some users of the new product.
"It's absolutely ridiculous. They're completely not cigarettes, says Takara Grant.
The 20-year-old says she smoked two to three packs of cigarettes a day before she discovered "vaping, which is what many users call the practice



She says Red Deer council is behind the times.


Unlike tobacco which contains noxious chemicals e-cigarettes produce a vapour that is composed mostly of water and nicotine.
Jeff Wingert, a newcomer to the world of vaping says he can understand councils' move to restrict their use.
"People may be uncomfortable seeing someone vaporizing in public in a restaurant or in front of children so I can understand why it happened, says Wingert.


I see the other side, too, where people should be able to enjoy something that doesn't harm others.


Natasha Ford, who works at Vapor Hub in Red Deer, says business is good despite the restrictions imposed by Red Deer council.


She says customers use e-cigarettes to quit tobacco but most want to cut out nicotine entirely.


"The ultimate goal is to go from whatever you start out at, to zero grams of nicotine, said Ford.


Health Canada, however, advises Canadians not to "vape" because their safety has not been proven.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I strongly feel that this is the MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE of the 21st century!
 
SLM
#3
I think most people react the way they do because it looks like a cigarette therefore they react the way they do to cigarettes. Without really knowing anything about it. That's what I think anyway.
 
Sal
#4
I'd never heard of it..."vaping" almost makes me want to try one.
 
petros
#5
Safe but you can't fix stupid.

BTW they were key for me quitting smoking tobacco and now with a little chem make smoking medicinals safer.
 
SLM
+1
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

I'd never heard of it..."vaping" almost makes me want to try one.

HowStuffWorks "10 Little-known Facts About E-cigarettes"
 
Spade
+1
#7
The principal parts of the verb "to vape".

vape, vaping, vaped, vapid
 
Sal
+1
#8
Quote:

E-cigarettes were first developed in China and were introduced to the U.S. market in 2007. Many are similar enough in appearance to be mistaken for regular tobacco cigarettes. But one look inside and you'll see the main difference: This is a tobacco-free product. E-cigs are actually vaporizers; instead of burning tobacco, the mechanism heats up a liquid. The liquid turns into vapor, which is then inhaled, or "vaped." While some argue that vapor offers health advantages over traditional cigarette smoke, regulatory agencies and some health experts aren't so sure that's true. Before you consider taking up the e-cigarette habit, read on to get the facts.

so they really don't know yet if they are safe or not...interesting that they were developed in China...thanks...

Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

The principal parts of the verb "to vape".

vape, vaping, vaped, vapid

that made me lol...
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

so they really don't know yet if they are safe or not...interesting that they were developed in China...thanks...

Well I think it's fairly safe to say they are no worse than actual cigarettes (and they don't contain tar, so actually better really), so for a smoker to use them as part of a quit can't be a bad thing. Or if not part of a quit, then maybe use them as a 'cheat' during a quit. You know, satisfy that craving (at least in part) of a cigarette without falling off the wagon, so to speak.

But anyone who doesn't smoke, I can't see why they'd want to use them.
 
petros
#10
There was a study...
 
Sal
+1
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Well I think it's fairly safe to say they are no worse than actual cigarettes (and they don't contain tar, so actually better really), so for a smoker to use them as part of a quit can't be a bad thing. Or if not part of a quit, then maybe use them as a 'cheat' during a quit. You know, satisfy that craving (at least in part) of a cigarette without falling off the wagon, so to speak.

But anyone who doesn't smoke, I can't see why they'd want to use them.

it's the suck blow thing... (no comments from the peanut gallery please)

when I quit I was disappointed to find out I was one of the very very few people who likely weren't physically addicted...quitting for me from a pack and half to two packs a day was actually pretty easy...

but I used a small pencil and smoked it...

I can be high strung and believe I unknowingly used smoking to regulate my breathing during anxiety. Just my own theory but when I quit smoking I had times when I absolutely could not catch a breath. It would last for long periods of time and cause panic. Test showed I was actually getting more than sufficient oxygen so it was my breathing technique which had to change. Smoking had regulated that since when I got anxious I lit up.
 
damngrumpy
#12
Hardly an issue to throw someone out of office on its own.
If the council is backward on everything else throw them out
 
DurkaDurka
+1
#13
Pure cigs for me, I want the best cancers.
 
petros
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurkaView Post

Pure cigs for me, I want the best cancers.

Green death no filter.
 
DurkaDurka
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Green death no filter.

Craven A's? I think that was the brand back in the day.
 
petros
#16
Export A



I started with Sportsman.

 
Spade
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#17
Decades ago, before wisdom.
 
Sal
#18
started with these:



and ended with these (I think)

 

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