Posted on Apr 23, 2015
SSG Joe Jordan
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I know that I feel 100 times better, energy's improved, uniform/ clothes don't smell and I'm not inhaling all the bad stuff in cigarettes since I've stopped smoking almost a year ago. A lot of my former co-workers/ friends got me into it and have been "vaping" longer than I have. Just curious as to everyone's thoughts on it are?
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SSG Joe Jordan First of all, you're smart to want to quit cigarettes or whatever your habit was. Any tobacco product, no matter the form is not a good thing. Bravo Zulu to ya.

However, I have mulitple concerns. Are you absolutely certain that "vaping" is safe? Where are the studies? What are the results? What peer papers in the accredited groups have the vaping products been discussed and determination been made? Are the vaping products approved by the FDA? Are you absolutely certain that the content list is accurate to a national standard and certified by the appropriate authority?

Look at it this way: you are no longer smoking. Great news! However, you seemed to have substituted one habit for another. Anytime you inject a foreign material into your body thru the lungs it's not always a good thing - especially when you have no garantees on quality and material content. Sure the package says it's only nicotine (or whatever), but is it? I mean, you have to be that hard on it - for your own health.

It kinda reminds me of the effort to get people off of heroin several decades ago. The new (then) answer: methadone hcl which was nothing more than another opioid (form of opium). Today, you still have people on methadone - 45 and 50 years later. They're still addicted, so the addiction has not been addressed.

I'm sure you've been assured vaping is safe - but I garantee you not one federal health agency is saying that. So, again I ask you - where are the studies? where are the peer reviews? Are you swapping one addiction for another?

Once again...I'm glad you're not smoking. Nasty habit. I quit cold turkey 36 years ago. I went thru the withdrawls, the grumpiness and I still have the urge to light up when I step into a bar and put a beer in front of me.

If you're truely done with smoking - you don't need vaping.
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I'm sure if you look online you can find out more about the health risks compared to cigarettes.
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Read all about the different studies and you decide.   http://www.ecigalternative.com/ecigarette-studies-research.htm
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Read all about the different studies and you decide.   http://www.ecigalternative.com/ecigarette-studies-research.htm
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There are FDA approved E-Cig juices available. It's just that a lot of the companies don't go through the trouble of getting each and every one of their products FDA approved because they aren't required to. Choose only the ones approved if you will, but they still contain vegetable based glycerin, flavoring, and nicotine. The main healthy choice you must make is to choose vegetable glycerin over any other.
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I think it should be treated in the same respect that normal nicotine use is. Many private companies don't allow dipping outside of designated areas even though there's no "2nd hand" effects from it. "Vaping" should be no different.
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Why are we making this a problem?
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