Discussion in 'What are electronic cigarettes?' started by vapingmandycat, Jun 4, 2014.
#5 Thank You! My Dr. supports vaping too!
I'm gonna make my own top 10. Most of the OP's top 10 can be categorized into health benefits and personal presentation....
1: Plainly obvious health benefits from not smoking (cardiovascular, pulmonary, dental, anti-carcinogenic, etc)
2: Plainly obvious personal presentation benefits of not smoking (smelling like crap, tooth yellowing)
3: You can vape indoors at home, or in the car, which certainly matters when it's 10 degrees or 100 degrees outside. No need to crack a window.
4: Flavor selection. Anyone seen Marlboro Strawberry Cheesecake Cigarettes? I didn't think so .
5: As long as you don't go crazy with hardware, it's a money saving enterprise.
6: Big clouds are fun. 'Nuff said.
7: No calories! Instead of finishing that bag of Doritos that will only make you hate yourself, why not go for a vape?
8: As long as the nicotine level is appropriate for you, you can vape all day!
9. Cigarettes aren't cool anymore; that was soooooo 1990's. High technology and nerdy electronic equations are cool now. Have you seen Glee and High school Musical?
10: Here's the big kicker... Nicotine on its own is considered to be neuroprotective. Whaaaa? That's right, just like a glass of red wine a day provides antioxidants for heart health and cancer prevention, nicotine (preferably not from cigarettes) has been shown to slow the rate of neural apoptosis (translation: Brain and nerve cells essentially killing themselves), and therefore prevent the worsening of cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's Dementia, and generalized dementia.
So, not only is vaping (versus smoking) linked to undoing the damage of smoking, it can actually be beneficial in and of itself.
I like this list better than the OP's! lol. #10 especially. I drip 8mg's of nic and I'm staying right there. I need to work on the munchies and work on the hardware spending. I'm under control when it comes to mods, but I keep wanting a new dripper ever 3-4 weeks lol. The messed up part on that, I'll use the new dripper for a bit, find something wrong with it, and go back to my daily driver.
Haha, hey bro, we're all imperfect. I myself could stand to lay off the pretzels and pasta myself. And who doesn't cave in to an impulse buy now and then.
I just wrote a post specific to the neurological benefits of nicotine in the health section of the forum. There, you will find a link to a well written article (not terribly long, would take 10 mins of your time) that explains all this. It's fascinating... Tobacco is still the Great Satan, but nicotine in and of itself is not.
That's some good reasons to quit analogs completly
I totally agree. Vaping has a lot of benefits, but I still wonder why most of the people are stick to smoking like anything. Most of them haven't even considered leaving it. I found out wrote about a recently revealed study on it conducted by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which included 21 counties, clearly states that a least percentage of smokers is ready to quit it. You can read details here: http://hazekraze.com/smokers-say-no-to-quit/
They need the right coaching and the right information, and a lot of them don't get it.
Many vapers start out with those garbage cigalikes from the gas station, hate them (understandably) and forsake their whole endeavor. Or, their local vape shop is run by kids who don't give a hoot, and they wind up with cheap/inappropriate equipment for their needs, again leading them down a road of failure.
I got the right coaching. Not only here, but also the chat reps on the site I use for e-Juice. Yeah, their job is to sell juice, but they were also more than happy to recommend hardware and accessories (even though they don't sell that). Also got info about priming coils, steeping, building coils (coming soon), and just friendly vape conversation.
This is why I am the self-dubbed Vape Crusader. I hit my "victims" with a lot of information, and offer to help them search online or in store for good products. Heck, I even let some of them hit my mod first .
Get out the rubbing alcohol
Yes,i can't agree more than that.
I just put my trumpet back in it's case. Before I started vaping & threw the stinkys away, all I could do is remember how I could play it. Vaping saved my ass. Anyone that says vaping don't save lives is a fuckin' liar.
Just have an issue with No. 9.....
Yah you could do it in public places but that doesn't mean you ALWAYS should. Time and place people.... Its people who do this that give the majority of us a bad name. I mean whats worse for our image then a guy or gal walking into the local grocery store exhaling massive billowing clouds right in someones face. The cherry is berating the employees when they ask for you to please go out side to do it. And before you ask this happens in my local stores all the time, also its illegal in my state so theres also that. Your not the only person in the store..... Just saying.
I've been thinking about doing a full topic on this. It happens a lot around me.
Also im all for vaping in your buddy's house (if he/she allows) or in your own house or your local shop. Im talking ONLY about public places indoors. But shout out to OP for the asking permission part of no.9 when in doubt ask the owner.... even if it was a copy paste it still needs to be said ever now and then.
My favorite points are #3 and #4.
No Ash No Fire / No Flame More Cost Effective/Saves Money
"I like your reasons. I agree with your reasons. Basically vape pen is better than smoking because it is not harmful to our body & as well as to our environment for the air pollution. The main reasons of vape pen is to decrease the habit of smoking."
I started vaping about 2 and a half years ago primarily due to the cost of cigarettes in the Chicago Illinois metro area with the corrupt taxes they charge. after vaping for a few weeks and trying the awesome flavors...mostly vape strawberry custard or strawberry cheesecake flavors I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it. now I have an ipv4 with the tobeco super tank mini... the super tank mini I just got yesterday from my local shop... was using a dripper but that is kind of a pain when out walking the dog or driving. I don't think I will ever go back to cigarettes again..... however I do like my occasional Cuban cigar or my hookah
About 6th point we can argue.
It depend on habits and how often do you vape.
Sometimes it can get even more expensive, but health improvements are indispensable.
My doctor is also in favor, as it's the only thing that could possibly have helped me quit smoking -- he was resigned to the fact that I was never going to quit, and looked all-out electrified when I marched in and announced that thx to vaping, I had FINALLY quit smoking.
But as for the residual smell... they actually do leave a residual smell, it's just fainter and better (by a factor of about a million) than the funk of stale smoke -- in the morning, if I put on the same shirt I was wearing the day before, it smells like a bakery, and the inside of our truck smells like a bakery now, instead of a filthy ashtray, even when I haven't been in it in days -- my husband is delighted with it, since he drives it everyday back and forth to work.
The surgeons were on board. My GP, not so much, and it was an issue when I went to an osteoporosis clinic but I was firm in that this is not something I am willing to give up at the moment. I will take the supplements they have recommended and go for my next follow-up with the hope that no further bone loss has happened. Life is stressful enough. This works for me and is nowhere near as harmful.
As for the smell, I sometimes shut my office door at work and will vape discreetly. My CEO walked in the other day and thought the amazing smell was from the blend of tea I was sipping at the time! I wasn't going to tell her it was my vape.
Yeah my doctor knows me well enough to know... it's either vaping... or smoking -- one or the other. He's actually been advocating Harm Reduction for many years, telling me if I couldn't quit smoking, to try and cut down as much as I could -- I went friom 3.5 pks a day, to about 3/4-1pk a day, at the time I started vaping. When I was telling him all about vaping, he did ask if it was something I would quit after a while, like other NRT. I told him I didn't know, but if I ever did, it wouldn't be for years, given that I smoked for 39 yrs, and he thought that was probably wise, not to try and quit it too soon. It takes a long time to change a habit of such long standing.
For me, it was 35 years. The most I ever smoked was a pack a day, although before I quit I was at half a pack. At the time I quit a pack was about $17 (you could get cheap brands for $14) so it was really expensive. Vaping just made more sense to me. You don't expose yourself to the hundreds of chemicals in a lit cigarette, it tastes better and the list of reasons goes on.
vaping, quick smoking.
The future is here! combustion smoking days are going to die and the e-cig revolution will start! Which is now!
AFTER we convince our gov't bozos.
I completely agree!
I agree, vaping is much healthier than smoking
Looks like ecig is better option than smoking.. I hope I could find more reasons with my own experience..
One reason left away from list. E-cig is great way to attack peddlers of death for profit.
ecigs don't produce any, let alone second hand, smoke
Ok so I have few reasons to join vaping..Will share out few more ones if I found with my own experience..
100% agree with this
Electronic cigarettes is best for smoking. You can save your money. Your teeth & mind will be fresh after using this. E cigarettes has no hydrogen vapor. Don't take permission when you smoke e cigarettes. Don't use lighter. We produce various flavour e cigarettes flavour which is very healthier.
If you're SMOKING an e-cigarette, you're doing it wrong; there's not supposed to be any smoke. Just vapor. So if you're doing it RIGHT, you're VAPING. Not smoking.
E-cigarettes are more effective than nicotine patches and gum in helping people to quit smoking.
Bit of an anecdote offering the reason that e-cigs/vaping is sexy. Recently, due to me having one of those days I wound up going to the emergency room of our local hospital. I had gotten a nip bite from a dog because I had tried separating dogs from fighting. Well, the E.R. was running slowly as other area hospitals were booked up and not accepting transfers readily. Our local hospital is more of feel good clinic, or basic life support staging and way station you see?
I had time to set in the waiting room. The intake nurse had told me I could not go on home. I stepped outside to go vape. Here comes the intake nurse, chiding that I had better stay. She then saw me taking a drag. "Oh, out smoking are you?"
I started saying I was vaping but wound up agreeing that it was about the same as a smoke. She stood outside with me a few minutes. "You know, you drawing on that is getting me turned on to wanting a smoke or vape. I better go back in. Have some papers to get sorted."
So, to me that enforces vaping as being a sexy act. I suppose up to a point smoking cigarettes could be seen as sexy, until you have the ash, the stink.
I just thought vaping was better because you can sneak a vape a lot more easily than sneaking a smoke -- hospitals around here, you can't even smoke outdoors if you're on their property; when I got parked into an ER cubicle for 9 hrs before my appendectomy, I just vaped in there -- nobody knew. When we were camped at the hospital when my mom was dying, I just went into the bathroom there in the waiting area and vaped in there; nobody knew -- except my husband, and one of my cousins who kept telling me how great I smelled, "like vanilla," she said.
Well, I think maybe said nurse might have just had a minor shine on toward me & also just wanted to get out and get a breath of fresh air. It seems when people comprehend you freebase testosterone daily they presume you to have a high rate of sexual virility, and most people do quite enjoy sex. "Ah, he uses testosterone. I bet he can go all night long ...' I will be honest, that for me is one those open ended subjects, it all depends on various factors. Not that anyone needed to know genuinely, merely saying what is fact for me.
Darn you and your vanilla. I have to find a good Ry4 blend yet in order to enjoy some nice, sweet vanilla. Need a blend that does not linger in the air as the odor aggravates my wife. For now I'm switching out to fruit flavors, without menthol. Sure the menthol might be safer in the vaping form but I am still drawing away from it simply for risk reduction.
Well, off to attend laundry and fetching down another wheelbarrow load of firewood. Run 'er slow.
Well, it's actually strawberry & cream, but one of the ingredients is TFA Vanilla Swirl, plus also DX Bavarian, so apparently the vanilla scent is more lingering than the fruity scent. Once I mentioned the strawberry to her, she became aware of it too, but it wasn't the top note. And I think that's valid, since my strawberry & cream is really more like strawberry custard; during the holidays, we've been drinking a lot of egg nog, and now everytime I fill up my Achilles, I smell the same thing as I smell from the egg nog; I guess it's the custardy smell.