Quade uses these. I dont know much about them other then his is the black box, but I really wonder WHAT is in them that makes them work and is it really safer then a cig?
Cigs have so much stuff in them I can not even begin to count , but how is it that all of that can be removed.....yet isnt from regular cigs? What chemicals are people inhaling , and how long has it been tested.
yes... i know.. total mood killer i am
You're not a mood killer. Just opening a discussion.
Regarding all the other stuff being removed from a regular cigarette.
Well, off the top of my head, a real cigarette is made from tobacco (duh, I'm smart). What you are smoking is the plant, which produces smoke when it burns.
I don't think (could be wrong) that it's so much that all the other **** is removed from an ecig, which has no tobacco in it, but that only the nicotine has been extracted from tobacco, or whatever other source of nicotine, and is used in the cartridge.
Right now, I'm not going to start posting a lot of links, since this info is easy enough to find. I did just read one article saying it isn't the nicotine so much that addictive, but the MAOI's that are. MAOI's are an anti-depressant, increasing serotonin levels in the brain. Of course this is just a theory.
I don't know, maybe when one is using an ecig to quit smoking, they are getting the nicotine, not the MAOI's, but all the other comforting aspects of smoking a cigarette are there, so makes up for the difference.
I absolutley would not advocate someone who does not smoke to start using an ecig. However, from what I'm seeing first hand, every day it is certainly taking the pain associated with quitting out of the equation.
I don't think this is something that should be used at a high level for long term either. However, I have a strong suspecion that when he cuts down to the next lower dosage, he'll hardly notice, if at all.
I've noticed something, and this again is observing someone who has had a lifelong smoking habit, for many years (in the past) over a pack of non filtered cigarettes a day....
Rather than lighting up a real cigarette, and smoking until it's gone, now I see him picking up the ecig while watching TV, taking 2 drags, then putting it back down. More than 20 minutes will go by before he'll pick it up again, for another couple of puffs.
Maybe it's like a person really doesn't want to smoke the entire cigarette, but what the heck, it's there. Maybe all a person really wanted was a quick hit, and they don't think about it for awhile.
both jcboy and m. brought up the thing about a friend using an ecig, but will also smoke regular ones.
That reminds me of a conversation I was having with a mutual friend of our a couple of days ago. She said she had a girlfriend who has an ecig, but doesn't use it. "kathy" said she asked her "where's your ecig" and the woman replied "It's in the bottom of my bag" kathy asked her why she wasn't using it, just curious. the woman said "Because I don't WANT to!"
She didn't have anything against the ecig, no problem with the taste or effects etc. Kathy said she's just hard headed, and for whatever reason won't use it to spite herself.
Who knows why someone won't use something they have no issue with.
For instance, I thought for sure Wally was going to use the excuse he didn't want to use it, because this particular brand lights up blue instead of red.
He has no issue with that at all.
I actually asked him yesterday if there was anything about it at all he Didn't like, and he thought for a moment and said "No. Well, you have to remember to charge up the battery, but you have to do that with your cell phone too. You just get in the habit."
I had also email Wally's cardiologist about this to get his opinion, and the reply was that if it was the intent to wean down to the lowest amount, he approved.
So, if we have this doctors approval, I'm good with the short term risks, considering he was doing a lot more damage before.