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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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