(11-12-2014, 11:37 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:(11-12-2014, 11:19 PM)misterbumps Wrote:(11-12-2014, 11:05 PM)misterbumps Wrote:(11-12-2014, 08:14 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote: What is an e-cigarette? I didn't know so I went looking:
They all work the same basic way:
The user inhales through a mouthpiece.
Air flow triggers a sensor that switches on a small, battery-powered heater.
The heater vaporizes liquid nicotine in a small cartridge (it also activates a light at the "lit" end of the e-cigarette). Users can opt for a cartridge without nicotine.
The heater also vaporize sPropylene glycol(PEG) in the cartridge. PEG is the stuff of which theatrical smoke is made.
The user gets a puff of hot gas that feels a lot like tobacco smoke.
When the user exhales, there's a cloud of PEG vapor that looks like smoke. The vapor quickly dissipates.
E-cigarettes contain no tobacco products; even the nicotine is synthetic.
Just from that litle bit of info, I'd say no thanks.
I hope you don't take offence but you need to do a lot more research. For example
you will find Propylene glycol in beer, baked goods, margarine, soda, icing, sauces, dressings, coffee and dairy products. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals including 43 known carcinogens and 400 other toxins. Whilst nicotine is very addictive e-cigs allow the user to reduce the level of nicotine up to 0.0 percent and there are only several known carcinogens in e-cigs and all are at much lower levels. Yes - we don't know exactly how safe e-cigs are but trust me they are a hell of a lot harmless than real cigarettes and a valid alternative to those wishing to quit simply because you as the e-cig user can determine the level of nicotine. As for PEG you will be surprised to know it is in many substances that we eat and drink on a daily basis.
Also you need to question why e-cigs may be considered controversial. Companies in the U.K who make e-cigs and e-liquids such as 'Totally Wicked' adhere to health and safety laws as much as possible including using pharma grade nicotine and sourcing products from the U.K and U.S only. These new and growing companies are a direct threat to the tobacco industry. Food for thought....
I don't take offence when someone, such as yourself, has reasonable arguments backed up by other research as in this controversial issue.
Personally, I quit in 2000 with the aid of Zyban (taken for 3 months). I wanted to cease ingesting nicotine altogether and thankfully it worked. The thought of inhaling a controversial vapour (from China "WARNING BELLS") with nicotine would be enough for me to say no thanks.
(from China "WARNING BELLS")
The E-cig was invented in China but my E-Cig was made in the U.K as well as the E-liquid that I buy.
I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?