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Making your mind up
on 25 June 2014
A fairly factual book but unlikely to change anyones opinion on the benefits or otherwise of electronic "cigarettes". Several weeks ago I stopped smoking cigarettes literally overnight and started vaping. Getting through 40+ cigarettes a day was costing me a fortune and clearly (I'm 68!) not helping my health. My home stank of tobacco smoke and so did I! Clearly, it appears to be wrong to suggest e-cigs are a quit-smoking aid (although in my case, vaping works) and it appears wrong to suggest vaping is "safe". However, I no long cough and I feel significantly better than I have in years. Vaping might kill me, but cigarettes clearly will.
The anti-smoking lobby are generally narrow-minded and very ill-informed and they are obviously anti-nicotine which everyone agrees, whilst highly addictive, will not kill you. Perhaps these people should consider banning alcohol and coffee.
I did NOT want to give up the "ritual" of "smoking" and I positively enjoy my nicotine in much the same way as others enjoy alcohol and a morning cup of coffee.
Check-out how much HMRC make from every pack of cigarettes we buy. Check-out how much profit both the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries make. Then consult evidence from scientific studies that tell you less than 2% of people trying to quit smoking have actually won the battle using nicotine "patches" 12 months down the line.
Not a bad book but it's unlikely to convince either side of the arguement on the issue of safety. If you currently smoke, enjoy your cigarettes or whatever and live with the certainty that sooner or later, your pleasures will catch-up with you. However, for me at least, vaping is not only safer, but can become a very rewarding hobby. One word of caution, unless you smoke only 5/10 cigarettes a day, look-alike cigarettes and cartomizers are extremely unlikely to satisfy your nicotine needs. Read-up on using "mods and tanks/drippers". A good "mod", tank, batteries, charger and a bottle of e-liquid can cost you over £100 but this is around the same as a weeks' supply of cigarettes if you smoke 40 a day. Good luck. Read the book and decide.