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  1. brian yaeger

    brian yaeger Member For 4 Years Member For 4 Years Member For 3 Years Member For 2 Years Member For 1 Year Member For 5 Years

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    ARE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES A GATEWAY TO DRUGS

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    Today, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that simply by using an electronic cigarettes I may be on my way to ***addiction. This sounds absolutely crazy if you ask me.

    The study that was conducted says that anyone who may be using e-cigs is preparing their brain for future drug abuse. What they found was simply that most people who had previously had a drug abuse problem had started their careers with nicotine usage or cigarettes to be exact.

    Dr. Eric Kandel of Columbia University admitted that although many of the dangers of cigarettes are eliminated by using electronic cigarettes, no one had mentioned the effects on the brain and what effects there might be from e-cig use.

    The research was conducted on a group of mice that were given a dosage of nicotine and after they exhibited more symptoms of addiction to ccaine. The same held true when the mice were given the same dosage without burning the tobacco.

    Kandel was quoted as saying “Electronic Cigarettes have the same physiological effects on the brain and may pose the same risk of addiction to other drugs as regular cigarettes, especially in adolescence during a critical period of brain development.”

    It was also said that although there is no definitive research proving that e-cigs are in fact a gateway to traditional tobacco cigarettes or illegal drugs that it was certainly a possibility. Did you hear the word possibility? It is also possible that I will fly to Pluto tonight, but not likely.

    They also wrote that nicotine clearly does have the infamous “gateway effect”, and that devices like electronic cigarettes can possibly facilitate such an effect.

    According to the WHO (World Health Organization) e-cigs are now a 3 billion dollar industry and growing with an estimated 466 brands offering all sorts of flavors and other products for purchase by the general public.

    Denise Kandel, who is the wife of Eric Kandel who was also part of this research found that the amount of ***addiction was tied directly to the people who had begun smoking first. This means that the people who were addicted to nicotine before ***suffered with addiction far greater than those who had not smoked first.

    First off, most people who are using electronic cigarettes did not start with them. They suffered from the clutches of addiction to cigarettes first brought on by all the chemicals that the oh so nice tobacco companies put in them. They were so nice to give us all those free chemicals, and we did not even have to ask for them.

    Secondly, to debunk what they are saying, I would have to assume that all of the smoking cessation products such as the Nicotrol Inhaler, gum, and patches are also gateways to ***but you do not hear them mentioned in any of the research. I wonder why this is. Nicotine is also used in pesticides so I guess you better steer clear of those too unless you want to become a future junkie. Did you also know that nicotine is found in potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, and the cocoa plant? So watch out next time you are out to dinner. You may just order the wrong dish, and become an instant drug addict.

    It seems to me that these are just attempts to make electronic cigarettes look bad. The same types of things were done before the prohibition of ***. SCARE TATICS. They seemingly bring out all these horror stories right around the time that regulation is in full swing. I personally do not believe the hype.

    Electronic cigarettes are somewhat anti-addiction. The whole reason for using them is to break away from nicotine addiction. You start at either 18 or 24 mg of nicotine a wean yourself off gradually. Then before you know it, like magic, no more nicotine addiction. Now I know this is not the case for every e-cig user, but for the most part this is their intended purpose.

    If you really want to get down to the “grass roots” of the issue the tobacco companies are the ones who need a new found regulation. They are the #1 cause for nicotine addiction in the first place. I guess money talks, and you know the rest.

    One thing that I cannot stand is unsubstantiated research meant to scare the general public. If you really think that electronic cigarettes are a means by proxy for ***addiction then I am writing this just for you. Electronic cigarettes have been nothing but a blessing in my life. One that was my choice. If I used ccaine that would also be my choice. I would not blame that on a completely different substance just so I could play the blame game.

    In conclusion, Electronic cigarettes are not a gateway to anything but quitting smoking regular cigarettes. Thanks Electronic cigarettes!!
     
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  2. BigNasty

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    So the people brain storming this bullshit are the most antisocial morlocks of the medical industry.. they are the ones the nerds beat the shit out of..

    The only gateway I get from these reports is facial nerve damage wrist strain... from fucking face palming.

    Do these so called smart people believe half the bullshit they put out or just write it to write it.
     
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    People that are gonna use substances are gonna use them, people that aren't drawn to that sort of thing generally won't. I still don't think that ties any one substance to another, be it nicotine to ***. I smoked, I drink, and I used to do a lot more in my teens and 20s, but the only connection I can plausibly make is from cigarettes to e-cigs, because I probably wouldn't have started vaping unless it was to quit smoking...
     
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    Welcome to Fascism....
     
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    Im glad im not the only one who thought that this report was complete bullshit.
     
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    i think they used up the rest of their "control ***" before coming to the conclusion and writing the piece
     
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    Universities are under the control of the Federal Government...Everything they do and say must be in accordance to what their controllers tell them to do. The Universities, Hospitals, Banks, Media and even State run agencies all belong to the Federal Government now. We really do live in a fascist country, people just let it happen because it was easier to go with it than to go against it. The Federal States of America....all hail the Overlord.
     
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    Milk is also a highly correlated precursor to addictive drugs. Time for a ban?

    Idiots or fascists? You decide -- but they look like fascists to me.
     
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    I have saved so much money by quitting smoking and starting vaping that I am going to start buying ***...

    said nobody ever ... o_O
     
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