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    A big part of the reason the product is compelling is that it lacks carcinogens and toxins. So there is no reason for them to add toxins.
    Since nicotine is clearly a toxic, harmful and dangerous substance to human health, your claim that e-cigarettes do not contain toxicants is complete garbage.
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      Nicotine is a relatively mild stimulant comparable in addictive potential and toxicity to caffeine, and as the saying goes, the dose makes the poison; water proves toxic in the right doses.

      Your statement is disingenous at best. Several foods contain low levels of nicotine, but you would not say tomatoes or eggplants contain toxicants. Calling it a toxicant is like calling coffee toxic.

      You may be interested to know that nicotine's relative lethality is actually not that well-established. The figures used today are based on a dubious estimate that is over 100 years old: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...

      At this point it has actually been demagogued into wide acceptance. This is not a good thing, and we need to break the cycle of misinformation that keeps us from achieving better public health outcomes.

    •  Why then are doctors and these Quit smoking (0+ / 0-)

      programs with trained counselors telling me I could use nicotine replacement of any kind to quit smoking, even ecigarettes? It is rare to find a quit smoking program or doctor who does not recommend nicotine replacement as I was told it doubles my chances of quitting and staying quit.

      In fact, I was told they have patients still on nicotine replacement gum or other products a year after quitting and that is better than using tobacco.

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      by wishingwell on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 09:37:05 PM PST

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