What a country we live in. Smoking marijuana is hailed as "medicinal",
an expression of "freedom of choice",but electronic water vapor cigs are
horrible and must be considered a "drug delivery system" that must
condemned! I can't imagine how confusing it must be to be a liberal.
Lets be clear. "E-cigarettes" are not cigarettes at all. There is no
smoking going on or burning of tobacco leaves or anything else. E-cigs are an
inhalation device for nebulized nicotine shaped to mimic a cigarette. The
amount of nicotine inhaled depends on the concentration in the solution used in
the device. the E-cig should be FDA regulated as a drug delivery system and
clearly labeled as such with appropriate warnings and monitoring.
I'd like to see a study on whether these devices actually enhance
one's addiction to nicotine. Also, while I'm admittedly no expert on
the subject, I believe that the nicotine concentration in some of these
e-cigarettes is actually higher than their traditional counterparts. My guess is
that one canister/unit/whatever probably contains more nicotine than a whole
pack of cigarettes which means some people are actually becoming more dependent.
In fact, I know people who now regularly use e-cigarettes that would never have
smoked a regular cigarette. I'm not sure if they sell nicotine free
versions, but I kind of doubt that they do. That alone makes these worse than
traditional cigarettes in my opinion...