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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

The NHS should consider prescribing electronic cigarettes after a major study found that those using the devices were 60 per cent more likely to quit than those using patches or gum.

http://www.telegraph...or-patches.html

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:18 PM

E cigs are a good idea, but there is no set ingredients.
A friend was toking on one, he ingested the liquid and was in hospital for a fortnight.

Until there is set guidelines, and with many unfavourable sources, i wont use one.

You run a risk if you was to take class A drugs, you dont know what's in them so I doubt NHS will, or should, prescribe them.

No one knows the after effects, and we wont for at least ten years.

Edited by Redefining Success, 20 May 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:46 PM

I know several people who have recently quit smoking thanks to these E cigs.  They really work.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

I haven't smoked a cigarette in nearly 3 months since I started using a vaporizer - I had smoked since I was 14 and I'm almost 42! I would never put a ciggy near my gob again, I have become one of those really annoying ex-smokers. I can't believe that I didn't realize how much I stank and how bad my breath must have been( it wasn't cos I chewed gum)

When I see people smoking now I do a full body shudder - it's unattractive and cheap looking ...sorry but it is - I only wish I had seen myself smoking sooner and I would have stopped immediately.

I don't know how much research has been done into ecigs but its got to be better than ingesting all that tar and formaldehyde and other shoite surely!?

I don't use 'mommys crack pipe' all day long, I only take a toke when I feel I want one in the evening ....under stress...otherwise I can do without it. The hand to mouth habit is almost gone.

I feel so much better psychologically too ....getting fit at 40+ and all that

I might even get a gym membership nah

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 10:35 PM

More than a million people in the UK now use electronic cigarettes, but the British Medical Association now wants them included in the smoking ban.



http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-24908600




Well what a turn around!

Wonder what the medical association
have to say to this?

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

I've been off cigarettes for over 2 months after switching to a vaporizer. I started with the 16 mg nicotine and have now moved down to the 12. I'm about to move to the 8 mg. I've saved a ton of money and my health has drastically improved.

They are a great product and many of the local establishments here have been trying to regulate themselves so if and when the FDA tries to do something, they will be prepared. The ingredients should be standardized and the levels should be set.
The problem now is that any person can order the liquid nicotine, whatever flavor additives they want, mix it up with whatever and start selling their own juices. That is what concerns me.

I've already been putting crap into my body for 15+ years, so whatever else i'm taking in now can't be any worse. I hope to be off teh vaporizer in the next few months anyway.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:07 AM

View PostRedefining Success, on 20 May 2014 - 09:18 PM, said:

E cigs are a good idea, but there is no set ingredients.
A friend was toking on one, he ingested the liquid and was in hospital for a fortnight.

Until there is set guidelines, and with many unfavourable sources, i wont use one.

You run a risk if you was to take class A drugs, you dont know what's in them so I doubt NHS will, or should, prescribe them.

No one knows the after effects, and we wont for at least ten years.
Hi;
If I kept smoking I might not have another 10 years so I swapped witch for b**** and now use an ecig. I cant recommend them, the learning curve is steep and there are many unknown consequences of vaping untested flavours, such as buttery popcorn or vanilla both of which can cause health problems,

http://en.wikipedia....itis_obliterans

That said I mix my own liquid to vape and have been of cigarettes for 5 months. Im better off financially and feel a lot better physically. Im opposed to govt regulation as I think this will just hand control to tobacco and pharma companies..


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:53 AM

View PostRedefining Success, on 20 May 2014 - 09:18 PM, said:

E cigs are a good idea, but there is no set ingredients.
A friend was toking on one, he ingested the liquid and was in hospital for a fortnight.

Until there is set guidelines, and with many unfavourable sources, i wont use one.

You run a risk if you was to take class A drugs, you dont know what's in them so I doubt NHS will, or should, prescribe them.

No one knows the after effects, and we wont for at least ten years.
Do you really want to be inhaling something that a few drops in liquid form sends you to the hospitalize?


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

Wickian - no I don't.

There are many benefits to e cigs, dont get me wrong, if people have 'quit' then hats off to all.

My issue is that there is no regulations or guidelines for the oil. A friend managed to turn cannabis into a oil and vaped that with the same effect.

Its no better than buying ecstacy or heroin and believing its 110% pure and pumping your body full. Its an extreme example I know.

Until e cigs are governed, i won't get one. I smoke and I'm happy doing so, I smoke away from other people regardless of where I am.

Too many makers of the oil, how do you know exactly what's in it, same could be said for cigs, but can't believe a health service would endorse an unknown nicotine replacement therapy.

Edited by Redefining Success, 21 May 2014 - 07:30 PM.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

how much will this cost the NHS to hand out free E-cigs? I know people will say it will cut costs in the long run, because there should be less cases of smoking related illnesses. but doesn't this reinforce the point that the NHS needs to be split into two, with Free health care at the point of need - and a fee - paying element for parts such as quitting smoking - E-cigs or procedures such as Tattoo removal, including procedures which are none life threatening but done for cosmetic reasons.

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