First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Post Reply What are your thoughts on electronic cigarettes?
36990 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / M / Bellingham WA, USA
Offline
Posted 3/14/16 , edited 3/14/16
Secondhand "smoke" from e cigs is vapor. There is absolutely no conceivable way that it could be as harmful as actual eye and lung burning second hand smoke.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol#Safety_in_humans
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerol

Those are the main compounds used, and both are non toxic and no different than what you would find in an asthma inhaler.

As far as the nicotine goes, yes its not good for a persons blood pressure or for pregnant women, and it is addictive. But you won't be getting it nearly as much through second hand either because you are not dealing with smoke that lingers in the air.

Only other ingredient in question is the flavorings. And honestly I have nothing on that. I still strongly doubt they could ever be as harmful as real smoke though.
18714 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Arizona
Offline
Posted 3/18/16

JaydraDawn wrote:

E-Cigarettes: All the negative health consequences of smoking, with none of the sexy aesthetics!

I smoke casually and won't touch them. There's something about pulling out my lighter, flicking it open, lighting up a faint trail of ash and smoke, and breathing in deep while casually flicking it shut, that you just can't get with an e-cig. It's the ritual as much as it is the nicotine raise itself.


Mmm yeah, I know what you mean. It's those novel idiosyncrasies that come with smoking a cigarette that can't be mimicked. For me, it's watching the smoke trail towards the night sky and seeing the embers slowly eat away at the paper. Even that lingering smell on my fingertips.
13618 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / Australia
Offline
Posted 3/18/16
I think they're pointless but that's only with myself in mind.
17771 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / outer wall, level...
Offline
Posted 3/18/16
i wonder if i can get one loaded with CBD...
Posted 3/18/16
i got some around here lets share come over my place
42457 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / New Jersey, USA
Online
Posted 3/19/16
Smoking looks stupid no matter what.
181 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
15 / M / United Kingdom
Offline
Posted 3/19/16
I personally disagree with all smoking but I do believe e-cigs are better than real-cigs.

It's your choice and I respect that!
Posted 3/19/16

qualeshia3 wrote:

Smoking looks stupid no matter what.


Well said
3187 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Atlanta, GA USA
Offline
Posted 3/19/16
Im sorry but we all are in no position to tell people what to do with their own life. We live in a changing world where technology is going to change and so will social norms. If e-cigs makes someone happy then let them. The claims that its "unsafe" is just because nicotine in them but who cares. Its not as bad as cigarettes so people should just chill out and stop trying to have a say in everyone else life.
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.