Pitt87 wrote:Factorial wrote:Go back 25-30 years and could smoke almost everywhere. Airplanes, buses, all restaurants, some college classrooms, etc. Just think about that when you are whining about the "bad smell" of e-cigs. IMHO perfumes and colognes are a far bigger assault on ones senses.
Former smoker saying this... Smokers don't know how bad they smell. They're sense of smell is so muted and they are so used to stale tobacco smell that if you ask them, they might not realize that everyone can smell them from a distance. If you smoke ~1 pack a day, its probably the same as re-applying perfume every hour or so.
Idoit40fans wrote:ecigarettes don't cause cancer to people around the user either.
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2402108/E-cigarettes-harmful-cigarettes-cause-cancer-claims-study.htmlElectronic cigarettes contain carcinogenic chemicals that make some as harmful as normal tobacco, a new French study has claimed.
The report comes after government plans announced in May this year to ban electronic cigarettes from public places in France.
AlexPKeaton wrote:The liquid these things use can be made safe, the problem is that there is no regulation at all. It needs FDA type regulation. The idea of these e-cigs is a good one, you just have to regulate the additional chemicals in the liquid, just like the FDA regulates what chemicals are used in food. Also there are hundreds upon hundreds of various types of liquids. They tested 10 and found 3 that came close to a real cigarette on ONE particular chemical, not all of the chemicals. Headline screams of typical sensationalism.
Also this study was not on the second hand effect. Even if 3 out of 10 have 1 of the harmful substances to the level of cigarettes, 0 out of 10 have actual smoke and tar. They did not study if this single chemical among the many that are dangerous in real cigarettes is propagated to the actual vapor that dissipates significantly faster than real smoke does.
columbia wrote:I'm enjoying - and believe me, I am - a nicotine lozenger right now and will no ill effects on anyone else; none to me really, other than slightly raising my blood pressure.
mac5155 wrote:I can't think of one place where people light up (legally) and is inside in a crowded room, etc. The only place I can think of are bars that allow smoking.. If you don't like it don't go there.