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2013-07-28 05:29:41 AM  
Go ahead smokers, ignore your health.  That leaves more health for the rest of us.
 
2013-07-28 07:05:38 AM  
Why would health nuts, or anyone, give a crap?
 
2013-07-28 07:10:56 AM  
So long as it really is only vapor coming out of the end (I haven't at all looked into the science behind the e-cig and only know what the commercials say), go nuts.  I'm not against people doing things to themselves so long as others aren't harmed/unnecessarily inconvenienced.
 
2013-07-28 08:20:14 AM  
Don't taunt them, subby.  Enough people are already inclined to try to further control the sale of ecigs.
 
2013-07-28 08:25:38 AM  
I think subby intentionally got that backwards.
 
2013-07-28 08:37:59 AM  
Smoke up and die, already, before universal healthcare comes along and makes us all pay for your stupidity.

/Quit twelve years ago.
 
2013-07-28 08:53:42 AM  
I will never get my mom to stop smoking.  Never mind she's already having coughing fits that puts my passed grandmother's death bed rattles to shame, she just "enjoys it" too much to quit.  But, at the very least I wish she would go with an e-cig.  I've been visiting the families the last month (we live in Spain, but I bring the kids home for the summer to see the grandparents) and all of my clothes smell like stale, nasty smoke.  My eyes are constantly burning.  My sinuses are so clogged up with black, tar-like snot that I can hardly breath.

I may never get her to stop destroying her own health, but maybe it's not too much to ask for her to stop destroying ours or stenching up the place.
 
2013-07-28 09:00:33 AM  

LadyHawke: So long as it really is only vapor coming out of the end (I haven't at all looked into the science behind the e-cig and only know what the commercials say), go nuts.  I'm not against people doing things to themselves so long as others aren't harmed/unnecessarily inconvenienced.


The juices for them are nitoctine in a polypropylene gylcol or vegetable glycol suspension with flavor additives, so aside from the nicotine, it's not terribly different than inhaling steam from a cooking pot on a stove. The glycol can be dangerous, but only in very large amounts.
 
2013-07-28 09:09:08 AM  

Shadowknight: I will never get my mom to stop smoking.  Never mind she's already having coughing fits that puts my passed grandmother's death bed rattles to shame, she just "enjoys it" too much to quit.  But, at the very least I wish she would go with an e-cig.  I've been visiting the families the last month (we live in Spain, but I bring the kids home for the summer to see the grandparents) and all of my clothes smell like stale, nasty smoke.  My eyes are constantly burning.  My sinuses are so clogged up with black, tar-like snot that I can hardly breath.

I may never get her to stop destroying her own health, but maybe it's not too much to ask for her to stop destroying ours or stenching up the place.


Can you stay in a hotel when visiting?  Yeah, it may piss her off, but she's the one who chose cigarettes over you and the family.
 
2013-07-28 09:11:34 AM  
Why should anyone care if I put nicotine, or THC, or even a dick in my own colon? Its my farking body.
 
2013-07-28 09:11:44 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Don't taunt them, subby.  Enough people are already inclined to try to further control the sale of ecigs.


THIS - 100 times THIS...

The Airlines have already jumped on the "It's just like smoking!" bandwagon...
 
2013-07-28 09:12:43 AM  

LadyHawke: Can you stay in a hotel when visiting?  Yeah, it may piss her off, but she's the one who chose cigarettes over you and the family.


For a whole month?  No, not really an option.  Too damn expensive,and kind of defeats the purpose of coming from the other side of the ocean to let the grandkids see their grandparents.  

My dad and her husband of 33 years just died two months ago from some mystery infection we still haven't figured out, so we're not really pushing the "quitting smoking" thing real hard right now.  When the summer is up, we'll have that talk,  but for now we don't want to add any extra stress to her.
 
2013-07-28 09:21:32 AM  

cman: Why should anyone care if I put nicotine, or THC, or even a dick in my own colon? Its my farking body.


Anally-administered THC?  Well, that would explain all the brown frown that's been going around lately.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-07-28 09:30:37 AM  
there's nothing you anti-smoking health nuts can do about it

The nuts in my area are regulating them like cigarettes. No e-ing in or near buildings, no sales to minors.
 
2013-07-28 09:31:18 AM  

Shadowknight: I will never get my mom to stop smoking...maybe it's not too much to ask for her to stop destroying ours or stenching up the place.


Gift her a hookah and and some honeydew tobacco. And some appropriate charcoal. Everyone will be much happier.
 
2013-07-28 09:32:21 AM  

PainInTheASP: cman: Why should anyone care if I put nicotine, or THC, or even a dick in my own colon? Its my farking body.

Anally-administered THC?  Well, that would explain all the brown frown that's been going around lately.


God damn there are times that I despise English and its rigid rules.
 
2013-07-28 10:08:27 AM  

Somacandra: Shadowknight: I will never get my mom to stop smoking...maybe it's not too much to ask for her to stop destroying ours or stenching up the place.

Gift her a hookah and and some honeydew tobacco. And some appropriate charcoal. Everyone will be much happier.


You are an idiot.
 
2013-07-28 10:10:51 AM  

Sinclair.laker: Relatively Obscure: Don't taunt them, subby.  Enough people are already inclined to try to further control the sale of ecigs.

THIS - 100 times THIS...

The Airlines have already jumped on the "It's just like smoking!" bandwagon...


Aw.  All of them?

Do they set off the detectors in the bathroom?
 
2013-07-28 10:11:47 AM  
Pinhead sucking on an Ecig in the pub
Wouldn't stop crowin' about how cool they were
Went out on the veranda and here's our hero, suckin' down a Marble Row lite...
 
2013-07-28 10:13:25 AM  
I couldn't care less what smokers do to their own bodies. It's the smoke in the room, the stench permeating everything and the fact that smokers think it's okay to toss their used butts anywhere they please that pisses me off.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:01 AM  
I don't know much about the e-cigs and I certainly DNRTFA. I would think an e-cig habit is rather cost prohibitive. My guess is a pack of e-cigs cost 10x a pack of cigarettes.
 
2013-07-28 10:14:53 AM  

Aarontology: LadyHawke: So long as it really is only vapor coming out of the end (I haven't at all looked into the science behind the e-cig and only know what the commercials say), go nuts.  I'm not against people doing things to themselves so long as others aren't harmed/unnecessarily inconvenienced.

The juices for them are nitoctine in a polypropylene gylcol or vegetable glycol suspension with flavor additives, so aside from the nicotine, it's not terribly different than inhaling steam from a cooking pot on a stove. The glycol can be dangerous, but only in very large amounts.


This is so.

And while there ARE some particulates in the vapor which, quite frankly, aren't exactly good for you, they're roughly 2+ microns in size whereas regular cigarette smoke are .1 or smaller. Of course, that's part of why people have a harder time with e-cigs; Regular smoke gets nicotine to your system within a matter of seconds, while vapor absorbs much more slowly, generally not giving you that rush.

I went over to them in February after 20+ years of smoking, and haven't looked back. Felt better within two weeks. Now I make my own e-juice and have gotten it down to a very low nicotine level. By the end of the summer, I'll be down to zero nicotine and will stop using them altogether. Even with all the supplies I've purchased, the cost per month has been half what I spent on smokes. They taste better, too, and don't leave me smelling like crap, which had the upshot of my girlfriend snogging me more often. Which I fully support.

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2013-07-28 10:15:05 AM  
e-cigarettes are already banned in a good number restaurants around me and all car rental/non smoking hotel rooms.

It is time smokers realize it has never been about your health it is about punishing you for your filthy habit. If you want to smoke you can do it outside in the rain 30 feet from the nearest door.
 
2013-07-28 10:17:03 AM  
I hate cigarettes. The smell of the smoke makes me feel like vomiting. I've never had a problem with e-cigs and even spent a couple of years trying in vain to get my ex to switch.
 
2013-07-28 10:17:14 AM  

Shadowknight: I will never get my mom to stop smoking.  Never mind she's already having coughing fits that puts my passed grandmother's death bed rattles to shame, she just "enjoys it" too much to quit.  But, at the very least I wish she would go with an e-cig.  I've been visiting the families the last month (we live in Spain, but I bring the kids home for the summer to see the grandparents) and all of my clothes smell like stale, nasty smoke.  My eyes are constantly burning.  My sinuses are so clogged up with black, tar-like snot that I can hardly breath.

I may never get her to stop destroying her own health, but maybe it's not too much to ask for her to stop destroying ours or stenching up the place.


Just punch her in the face every time she lights up a cigarette.  She will either quickly quit or will be unable to light one up.  Problem solved!
 
2013-07-28 10:18:15 AM  
I spent 10 years chewing nicotine gum before finally kicking the habit. As a result my lungs & health are fine. I'd support any smoker moving to e-cigarettes vs the real thing. They will do them a lot less harm. Good luck trying to kick the tarred lung habit.
 
2013-07-28 10:21:18 AM  
Militant anti-smokers are bigger douches than smokers.

Cancer beats righteous indignation every time.
 
2013-07-28 10:21:52 AM  

jamspoon: I spent 10 years chewing nicotine gum before finally kicking the habit. As a result my lungs & health are fine.


Chewing the gum right now.  I've quit the gum in the past by slowly switching to normal spearmint gum.  It's expensive, but less expensive than lung cancer.

/Good job quitting.
 
2013-07-28 10:22:16 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: I couldn't care less what smokers do to their own bodies. It's the smoke in the room, the stench permeating everything and the fact that smokers think it's okay to toss their used butts anywhere they please that pisses me off.


This.
 
2013-07-28 10:23:03 AM  
As long as they don't smell and don't fark up my health, have at it. I hate smokers because of what it does to me, not you. I don't care if addicts die from their addiction as long as they take no one with them.
 
GBB
2013-07-28 10:23:27 AM  
You e-cig smokers can look stupid all you want, I don't care.  Just as long as you're not smoking the real thing and stinking up the place, enjoy.
 
2013-07-28 10:25:33 AM  
I notice that a Nuvo e-cig advertisement popped at the top of the Fark bar at the same time as this thread. Never seen that before and I don't smoke or no reason to be marketed to.  Any one else get this or just a coincidence?
 
2013-07-28 10:27:54 AM  

berylman: I notice that a Nuvo e-cig advertisement popped at the top of the Fark bar at the same time as this thread. Never seen that before and I don't smoke or no reason to be marketed to.  Any one else get this or just a coincidence?


Me too. Coincidentally just after I posted in this thread. Drew, did you let PRISM get onto Fark again?
 
2013-07-28 10:29:59 AM  
The people who I know who use e-cigs are using them to try and quit smoking. When I'm ready to quit I'll probably go that route as well. But yes, I am a smoker, unfortunately. I don't smoke in my home and I'm down to about 5-7 of them a day. I'll quit when I'm ready, just not ready right now...
 
2013-07-28 10:31:00 AM  

Carth: e-cigarettes are already banned in a good number restaurants around me and all car rental/non smoking hotel rooms.

It is time smokers realize it has never been about your health it is about punishing you for your filthy habit. If you want to smoke you can do it outside in the rain 30 feet from the nearest door.


Yeah, the people that want to ban these too have shown their true colors. It is more of a "Stop liking things that I don't like" than a health issue. I do have to wonder how they're going to know you've been using an e-cig in a rental car or hotel room though. I do it, I just make sure to not use juice that has a strong tobacco scent to it and don't take a drag off of the thing within the last few miles before dropping the rental car off, it has never been an issue.

I've been on e-cigs for a year and a half now.  I tried one Marlboro light when I was drinking with some friends a couple of months back, I -hated- it. Took two drags and threw it in the fire. I'm done with regular smokes thanks to my e-cig, and I'm very happy with that. No more hacking cough, no more smelling like an ashtray (I can't believe I used to smell like that!) and no more yellow fingers.
 
2013-07-28 10:31:27 AM  

Disgruntled Goat: I couldn't care less what smokers do to their own bodies. It's the smoke in the room, the stench permeating everything and the fact that smokers think it's okay to toss their used butts anywhere they please that pisses me off.



Exactly the points I came here to make, those are the two things that annoy me about real cigarettes -- the fact that they make *me* stink if I'm too close to a smoker, and way too many smokers are damn litterbugs who are too lazy to clean up after themselves. The existence of e-cigarettes is a wonderful thing.
 
2013-07-28 10:31:53 AM  
I'm using my vapor kit right now. It's fantastic.
 
2013-07-28 10:32:53 AM  
Just no one tell them 'e-cigs' produce a lot of dioxins. Huffing on hot plastic is perfectly safe.
 
2013-07-28 10:33:08 AM  

born_yesterday: jamspoon: I spent 10 years chewing nicotine gum before finally kicking the habit. As a result my lungs & health are fine.

Chewing the gum right now.  I've quit the gum in the past by slowly switching to normal spearmint gum.  It's expensive, but less expensive than lung cancer.

/Good job quitting.


Good luck with keeping off the cigarettes. There was a time when I was on gum & hand rolled cigs. I'd advise ignoring the recommended dose at first - chew as much as you need. My wife is now a long term gum user. No early morning cough so worth every penny. Gum in the UK is now sold by supermarkets so price now discounted.
 
GBB
2013-07-28 10:35:49 AM  

sendtodave: Sinclair.laker: Relatively Obscure: Don't taunt them, subby.  Enough people are already inclined to try to further control the sale of ecigs.

THIS - 100 times THIS...

The Airlines have already jumped on the "It's just like smoking!" bandwagon...

Aw.  All of them?

Do they set off the detectors in the bathroom?


No, but they'll catch you on the cctv monitor.
 
2013-07-28 10:36:16 AM  

GBB: You e-cig smokers can look stupid all you want, I don't care.  Just as long as you're not smoking the real thing and stinking up the place, enjoy.


That smell gets into everything. The elderly couple across the street from me are in their 70s and have each smoked for over 50 years. The wife knitted me a blanket to say thanks with helping them shovel snow this past winter, which was nice of her. I've washed that thing about four times and I still can't get the smell of smoke out...it's essentially permanently bonded to the fibres.
 
2013-07-28 10:38:23 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: As long as they don't smell and don't fark up my health, have at it. I hate smokers because of what it does to me, not you. I don't care if addicts die from their addiction as long as they take no one with them.


They don't smell, you don't even notice someone is using one around you. I mean, right next to you, even.  So much better to be around (I can't stand being around cigarettes, if I am around people smoking long enough, I'll end up feeling like I have a hangover the next day, even without having a drink.  It just disagrees with me.)

I think people should be encouraged to use these, not pushing to stop/limit the use of them. Otherwise, what's the incentive to use something that doesn't affect other people, if they still have to leave everywhere they go before they use it?
 
2013-07-28 10:39:07 AM  

miss diminutive: GBB: You e-cig smokers can look stupid all you want, I don't care.  Just as long as you're not smoking the real thing and stinking up the place, enjoy.

That smell gets into everything. The elderly couple across the street from me are in their 70s and have each smoked for over 50 years. The wife knitted me a blanket to say thanks with helping them shovel snow this past winter, which was nice of her. I've washed that thing about four times and I still can't get the smell of smoke out...it's essentially permanently bonded to the fibres.


I never smoked cigarettes and quite a bit of it was for that reason. That and they have piss and even worse things in them. I did, however, smoke cigars and pipes for a long time.  Now that I have a vapor kit it's like an air freshener I get to inhale.  My current flavor tastes and smells just like Sweet Tarts.
 
2013-07-28 10:39:17 AM  

Barfmaker: Why would health nuts, or anyone, give a crap?


Because, like, seventh-handed smoke, and that butterfly in China will get cancer.

/oh yeah, THE CHILDREN!
 
2013-07-28 10:40:56 AM  
Wouldn't nicotine be in suspension in the vapor coming off e-cigs? It is a poison in strong enough doses. Nicotine can be used as a pesticide. Would it be okay for someone to spray bug killer everywhere they want just because it's not smoke?
 
2013-07-28 10:41:01 AM  

DubyaHater: I don't know much about the e-cigs and I certainly DNRTFA. I would think an e-cig habit is rather cost prohibitive. My guess is a pack of e-cigs cost 10x a pack of cigarettes.


It's more the other way -- An Ecig is 20 bucks, and refills, equivalent to two packs, costs 6 bucks. A pack of smokes these days is 7 dollars.
I switched over 2 weeks ago and it's great. It has all the same rituals, which the patch and gum lack. It also tastes nasty and is harsh on your throat, so hey just like the real thing! Plus I can sneak drags in the movies, and my car doesn't reek anymore.
 
2013-07-28 10:41:21 AM  
We figured out (read: we found a website that explained) how to modify them for alternate use. It's made the last few concerts more fun and paranoia-free.

Now to work on a sonic screwdriver mod ...
 
2013-07-28 10:41:29 AM  
I switched to e-cigs for about 3 months. I liked it and saved a bunch of money, but my psoriasis started flaring up like crazy. So now I'm back on the real thing, temporarily, while I get ready to go cold turkey. In the meantime, my psoriasis has quieted back down. I seems to go against everything I've been able to find out about these things, but my anecdotal evidence is good enough for me.
 
2013-07-28 10:42:41 AM  
i-i-I b-believeieve you sp-spelt movemement wrwrong.
 
2013-07-28 10:43:11 AM  
cigs are going up $1 per pack next week in MA.   I have multiple friends who want to quit smoking in order to save money.   They are all using e-cigs.   I don't care if it works or if it saves money.   I'm buying stock in e-cig companies!
 
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