I am happily an e-cig vaper. As I read this story, I find nothing but boogeyman
references, and deliberately negative spinning, negatively targeting a perfectly
reasonable hi-tech product that has mostly positive impact on its users. Where
are the success stories in this article? Where is there mention that it is as
easy as pie to buy e-cigs with zero nicotine? Where is there mention of those
of us who legitimately like to vape, without nicotine, much as many people enjoy
other kinds of potentially more harmful forms of entertainment? Vaping is every
bit as reasonable as wearing a cessation patch to quit smoking. I vape an
e-pipe that is not much different than a personal vaporizer--one such as you
might use as a health aid for children that are ill, as a delivery vehicle for
camphor and menthol. I find that inhaling the clouds of water vapor help keep
my respiration system moist and healthy during the winter, when I heat with wood
heat, much like retiring to a steam room or sauna, or employing a humidifier.
And vaping generally smells better than a burning candle.
While people 'may' vap without nicotine, I hardly think that is the
norm. I suspect that 98% or more use vap devices that contain nicotine. These
people are using a controlled substance, nicotine. It should be a monitored,
treated as a controlled substance, just as it is in cigarettes. Tax it and
ensure it doesn't fall into the hands of minors. E-cigarettes were born for
smokers who wanted to smoke in bars, in public and in restaurants. This part has
failed, most of this places now ban vapor devices. I am glad that they exist due
to the fact that vap users will not be subjected to cancer like tobacco users.
That being said, ingesting window washing fluid into my lungs may not be as safe
as one might think. Personally, I think the jury is still out on that one.
Mike you need to study up a bit more please. First off, nicotine is not any
more a controlled substance than alcohol is, that is to say it is not one.
Secondly, e-cigarettes were invented by Hon Lik, a Chineese pharmasist from the
medical industry in as an alternative to inhaling smoke after he watched his
father suffer through smoking related disease and death. Lastly, by claiming
these products are window washing fluid is disgraceful and libelous as they
contain identical ingredients (minus the flavoring) as the Nicotrol inhaler (in
fact many chemicals LESS than that product).
e sigs were designed as a nicotine delivery device. Inhaled nicotine provides a
rush that is much different than ingested or transdermal nicotine. While
eliminating carcinogens generated from burning tobacco, nicotine has many
adverse metabolic effects that impact the publics' health. A practice that
is addicting and is a detriment to your health make e sigs a legitimate target
for regulation. Those who vap without nicotine soon grow tired of the pointless
While you may be right about nicotine not being a controlled substance, it is a
drug that can have adverse effects on the human body. While a Chinese pharmacist
may have created it, I am quite confident that again the vast majority of users
do so to get their nicotine fix, not to improve their beathing. And you are
right the chemical (propylene glycol) isn't used in window washing fluid,
it's used in de-icing of aircraft or as a marine antifreeze. While
"generally accepted as safe" by the USDA, I'm not so sure based on
the levels of inhaling it.
Aaron -- if you can't buy it under age, then by definition, it is
controlled. Maybe not as controlled as say, cocaine, but it isn't a free
market product. This is because it has known side effects, and there are
concerns with those side effects.That makes e-cigarette with
nicotine "a drug delivery device." And we won't even talk about
what else is put in those things.And how anyone can say flavors like
"Captain Crunch" are not being marketed at teens is either unaware of
how marketing is done, or lying to themselves. And ALL the major cigarette
manufacturers are now making e-cigs ... do you think this is to "help their
current clients to quit" or to establish a viable product to continue to
stay in business?If these things are really so "harmless"
then why the stink? Oh, right -- government conspiracy.