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  •  I thought about post on this subject (5+ / 0-)
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    a few days ago, because as a hardcore smoker, I found the switch beneficial to me. I don't cough in the morning and after just a week, I can climb the steepest of hill without getting winded.

    I assure you I don't work for a e-cigarette company.

    But I didn't, mainly because like you say, I didn't think that it was appropriated for this site.

    But now that it is here...I  commented.

    It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. - Molly Ivins

    by se portland on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 07:54:26 AM PST

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    •  Get off of the nicotine then you will be set (0+ / 0-)

      I'm very libertarian in my view of self indulgent abuse.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not supporting this legislation.  I'm against sin taxes of all types as they are basically regressive taxes that are managed not to make people quit but to get the most revenue.

      What I am concerned about is how very similar information has been appearing on a lot of forums over the last month.   All with a group of people expounding the virtues of e cigs and how it's the tar etc that's really bad.   It's propoganda and misinformation.  

      I'm glad that they are helping your respitory system, however if you are using nicotine you are still consuming a carcinogen and increasing your likelihood of heart failure or stroke.   If you understand that and want to continue, fine, just please don't try to convince people that it's really all that much better for them.  Filtered cigarettes already removed most of the tar from smoking, but had a negligible impact on the health problems related to nicotine use.

      We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Ben Franklin

      by DanD on Thu Dec 01, 2011 at 08:22:21 AM PST

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