(Closed) What are your thoughts on \"vaping?\"

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll:
    I've tried it. It's okay. Not something I care to do a lot though. : (8 votes)
    9 %
    I've tried it. It's amazing! I love it! : (21 votes)
    23 %
    I've tried it. I hate it. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    I have never tried it, nor will I ever. It's just as nasty as smoking. : (58 votes)
    62 %
    I haven't tried it, but I might. : (3 votes)
    3 %
    I'm definitely going to try it now! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 16
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    alpinebride:  I am a non-smoker but my FI’s roommate started vaping a couple months ago and he does it in the house (he would never smoke in the house). I have a huge aversion to cigarette smoke, but he can vape right next to me and I barely notice.

    Post # 17
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If your not addicted to smoking don’t do either before it’s too late.  I smoked for over ten years and have quit which was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…find something else you like, nicotine isn’t worth it in any form, trust me.

    Post # 18
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    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have never tried it, nor will I ever. It’s just as nasty as smoking

    <div style=”overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;”><br />HOWEVER, I much prefer that the everyday smoker switch to the vaper, as far as second hand smoke goes, it’s not nearly as deadly as regular ciggs.</div>
    <div style=”overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;”> </div>
    <div style=”overflow: hidden; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;”>I don’t prefer to inhale something that somebody else decides they are okay with.</div>

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Hyperventilate:  If your husband’s co-workers are not smoking, then they did quit. Vapor is not smoke. Do you consider someone who chews nicotine gum to still be a smoker? My uncle chewed nicotine gum for 15 years without picking up another cigarette. It’s no different.

    Post # 20
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    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Large list of vaping studies here.

     

    The American Council on Science and Health released a publication that actually states:

    “Electronic cigarette vapor appears chemically incapable of causing cancer as cigarette smoke has done. E-cigarette vapor contains toxicants concentrations averaging less than one percent of the concentrations in tobacco cigarette smoke.”

     

    Post # 21
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    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    The other thing that people don’t realize is that the backlash against e cigs is straight from the tobacco industry. They’re encouraging more regulation on e cigs so that the small companies who currently produce them will be unable to afford to operate and will be forced to sell themselves to big tobacco, letting them pull in all the profits on these new devices. Anyone disparaging e cigs as the same as regular cigarettes (untrue and disproven) is actually helping big tobacco confuse the public about this extremely safe alternative to smoking.

    Post # 22
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    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

    My partner smoked a pack a day for nearly 25 years, she quit last year by vaping. She began using the e liquid with nicotine and slowly reduced the amount of nicotine. She still vaps a few times a day but the liquids she uses now have zero nicotine in them. I do think this is a very good way to quit smoking for some people. She was motivated to stop smoking and this was a pretty painless way for her to do it.

    Post # 23
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    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I am agaisn’t it for myself. I hate smoking, I hate when others smoke, and would never date someone who smoked (SO knows it’s a deal breaker for me) however, I find it less repulsive than smoking and to be a good quit smoking strategy

    Post # 24
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    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

     

    I don’t smoke cigarettes but my boyfriend did.  His mom took him to the vapor store when we visited them for Thanksgiving and he hasn’t smoked a cigarette since!  He went from almost a pack a day to nothing, so I’m now a pretty big fan of vaping.  Yes, he does get the ones with nicotine in them but he’s going to ween himself off of it by mixing the no-nicotine oil with the little-bit-of-nicotine oil.  I like trying the new flavors he’s always getting and now the apartment smells great.  I think this week he’s using something that smells like smores, lol.

    A PP said that they still have tar… I just know that the oil my boyfriend uses for his doesn’t have any tar in it.  I’m no professional though, so maybe some of them do have tar… I just know his doesn’t because that was what his mom was excited about (“See honey you won’t be getting any of that nasty tar in you anymore!”) and the salesman we worked with was great with answering all of our questions.

    Post # 25
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    796 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

     

    Also, my boyfriend didn’t even want to quit smoking cigarettes, he just went along with his mom to make her happy and ended up liking it so much that he tossed all of his cigarettes out once we got home.

    Post # 26
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    alpinebride:  I was a smoker (averaged about 1/2 pack per day) for the last 14 years. My Fiance took me to the vap store and I was hooked (no, not addicted). I bought the e-cig and three juices for it. No, not all the juices are odorless or tasteless. I started out with the 12mg of nicotine and gradually worked my way down to the 0mg. Now, I still have the “habit” of the act of smoking, but not the nicotine/cigarette addiction.

    So, do I love mine. Yes, I don’t know when I would have quit smoking without it.

    Post # 27
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    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think ‘vaping’ is acceptable only for people who are interested in quitting smoking and need assistance to do so. There’s no reason to smoke them otherwise.

    I was in a restaurant the other day, which would be considered fine dining, and the woman beside us whipped one out on multiple occasions throughout the meal. That was tacky beyond belief, she wouldn’t have smoked a cig in there, so why is the e-cig ok? The staff must’ve asked her to stop because I overheard her bitching about it and saying that if she wanted to go outside she’d smoke real cigarettes.

    Post # 28
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    6299 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    alpinebride:  I’ve done it. It’s ok. It is definitely not the same as a real cigg but it’ts not bad. Just try it and see what you think. Worst case scenario, you waste some money. Best case scenario you stopped a bad habit and all the bad side effects that come with it!

    Post # 29
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    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’ve heard great things about them as a quitting aide. Plus they don’t release second or third hand smoke, so I think it’s an awesome choice.

    OP, I couldn’t answer your poll. I don’t smoke and have no desire to start using niccotine in any other form, but I don’t find them disgusting and hope they become more widespread.

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