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Response to jmowreader (Reply #83)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:39 PM

96. Rechargeable e-cigs are $10-15 and last for 6+ months; cartos $1.50 to $2 for @ 3 days each

I get mine here... www.bloogplanet.com (no connection to company at all).

I first vaped in July 2010 and never smoked again - not even one cigarette even though I had a full carton which I let sit around where it was in a drawer for more than a year. I never even thought about it. Know why? Vaping is waaaaay better than smoking ever was. It's everything I liked without everything I didn't like. It's a no-brainer. It costs me an average of $10/month in batteries and $4 per week in cartos and "juice" to refill them (I make my own juice, it's easy and cheap), so roughly about $25/month. At the time I quit, cigarettes were costing me @ $250/month. Would it be better if I spent zero? Yes. But then, this is what I choose to spend a bit of money on just because I want to, I don't go out to movies or eat out, etc., as most people do.

That's my personal experience with e-cigs, which I heard about here btw. I had smoked for 30 years, 2-3 packs a day, with no end in sight before e-cigs. As just proved in a recent study, patches and gum didn't affect me at all. And I'd much rather use e-cigs, my way and as I see fit, than take Chantix or any other drug. IMO, e-cigs are much safer than that.

I have had no negative "health" effects from e-cigs at all. Nothing, nada. Thousands die from tobacco each year. And people have died from using Chantix and other drugs. E-cigs have killed no one. Nobody, not ever. No houses ever catch fire from falling asleep with an e-cig. They're cheap, safe to use (helluvalot safer than tobacco), they get people off of tobacco, and they save lives. And btw, I live with my adult daughter and she says it smells like air freshener (I only use clear "chocolate" flavoring, which doesn't have much of a taste to me at all, except that there's no bad taste about it, just neutral).

Any "health authorities" who want to restrain or dampen e-cigs' use are prima facie hypocrites, liars, and frauds. They care nothing about health, but only want to profit from their investments in patch and gum companies which are largely ineffective. Ineffective alternatives are fine of course because they do nothing to threaten tobacco companies' profits, oh but we can't have an alternative which actually WORKS. Then not only tobacco profits would dwindle but the "cause" of condemning cigarette use would disappear. All of these "advocates" and "experts" would be unemployed. So the tobacco companies and the anti-smoking campaigners realize that their bread is buttered on the same side. It's the 1% against the 99% again. As usual. Nothing but garden-vaiety corporatism at work. Health schmealth.

Taxing e-cigs would be absurd. On the contrary. Smokers ought to be able to get a tax-subsidized COUPON for e-cigs with every pack of cigarettes. Every smoker has paid unbelievable taxes on cigarettes through the years, the government should be making sure that THEIR MONEY paid does something for THEIR HEALTH for a change.

That's if there is any honesty at all in this issue.

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