A little controversy

A little controversy

This is a post I churned out recently after reading yet another ‘spin’ article about the evils of e-cigarettes. I thought I would repost here to give a sense of where I’m coming from with ecigs….I think these things are livesavers and I’m real concerned about the campaign to have them ‘outlawed’. I’ll post more later…

I have to wonder why there are so many articles about electronic cigarettes like this one popping up all over. I smoked tobacco cigs for 37 years and was definately suffering from their effects. I was aware, but did not care one way or another about e-cigarettes. I had tried to quit smoking many times using all the available aids – zyban, chantrix, gum, patches. I had lost both of my parents to smoking related deaths and had resigned myself to probably dying from the effects of my habit. Then I tried to sell my house and had trouble doing so because of the smoke smell. I decided to try e-cigarettes to be able to smoke in the house and not create any odor. I never planned on actually quitting cigarettes.

No one was more amazed then myself when I found that e-cigarettes were a perfectly adequate substitute for cigarettes – for a heavy smoker such as myself. Some of the ‘Mall’ brands of e-cigarettes that are sold in the kiosk’s might not be to much like a real cigarette. But a little research and experimentation with the many products available online quickly showed me that there are e-cigarettes that taste and act so much like regular cigarettes you can barely tell the difference! I decided to try and just smoke e-cigarettes and again, to my amazement found that it was VERY EASY to switch from a 37 year deadly tobacco habit to electronic cigarettes. I do not know for a fact that e-cigarettes are ‘healthier’ than regular cigarettes.