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  • They're a public nuisance.

    4 11.43%
  • They should be outlawed.

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  • They should be regulated heavier.

    5 14.29%
  • E-cig's, no big deal.

    22 62.86%
  • Only for tobacco replacement.

    1 2.86%
  • My choice isn't here.

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Thread: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Do they carry the same risks to OTHERS that second-hand smoke does? If not, they shouldn't be banned from public use.

    That was the whole rationale behind banning real cigarettes in public... harm to others. No harm, no foul.
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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Yeah, I don't give a fig what other people put in their lungs as long as it doesn't affect mine. And as far as I know nicotine is not illegal, so who cares if that place in the OP is selling it? I fail to see the big deal here.
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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well. Leave it to assholes to find a way to abuse something for their own pleasure. Chicago has banned ecigarettes indoors. I guess that's the reason. I don't think they should be outlawed if they're used in the way they were intended. But selling nicotine on the side? Throw that guy in jail.
    Another reason not to live in Chicago.

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Another reason not to live in Chicago.
    As if most of us needed more.

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Mmmmm sorry...not buying it.

    At one point in time, when smoking was fashioned as "cool" and exactly how many health problems it contributed to wasn't fully realized, I could give a pass.

    Today, there is absolutely NO reason to start lighting up. None.

    No 14 year old out there is addicted to a cigarette he has never smoked before. To begin lighting up and continuing to do so for a length of time that addiction sets in is just plain stupid. Semantics for the sake of sugar-coating a responsibility shirk won't hold water.
    Even though your mind appears to be a closed loop, I'm absolutely positive you have some vice. Coffee, sex, gambling, under-aged girls, over-eating?
    There are none so blind as those who choose not to see....

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by sKiTzo View Post
    Even though your mind appears to be a closed loop, I'm absolutely positive you have some vice. Coffee, sex, gambling, under-aged girls, over-eating?
    So tell us why you started smoking.

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    E-cigs are becoming a real controversy with the tobacco police. They are a nicotine replacement system and probably as addictive, but are they a serious health problem?

    Personally, I got off a 25yr smoking habit using one for a month, but that's not what everyone does with them. For those who replace a damaging tobacco habit, they're good, but how many new, young users are starting that might or might not have used cigarettes?

    That's the real question?
    I've heard of E-cigs but I didn't realize it was recreational.

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    But selling nicotine on the side? Throw that guy in jail.
    That nicotine "on the side" is intended to be used in vaporizers. There are "e-cigs" that are intended to simulate the look and feel of traditional cigarettes, and then there are vaporizers -- contraptions that can resemble cell phones or fancified ball point pens (or, in some cases light sabers) -- that are more of a do-it-yourself kind of arrangement. With vaporizers, you generally put together your own rig to fit your own specifications, then after that you occasionally replace the heating coil and regularly refill it with a liquid that contains nicotine.

    That "on the side" stuff is what I'd be buying if I didn't get mine through the mail. It's no reason to bust anybody.
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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    E-cigs are becoming a real controversy with the tobacco police. They are a nicotine replacement system and probably as addictive, but are they a serious health problem?

    Personally, I got off a 25yr smoking habit using one for a month, but that's not what everyone does with them. For those who replace a damaging tobacco habit, they're good, but how many new, young users are starting that might or might not have used cigarettes?

    That's the real question?
    E-cigs are already saving 1000's of lives by getting people off smoking. As far as new users they are less likely to attract young users than the real thing so until they ban real cigs, I'de say it is a non-issue.

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    Re: E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

    Quote Originally Posted by sneakosview View Post
    I've heard of E-cigs but I didn't realize it was recreational.
    Oh yeah, leave it to today's generation to start a new shop you can waste your parents money in.
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