Friday, December 13, 2013

The Ridiculous World of E Cigarettes –

Advice to Users – Just Quit Smoking Everything, Really Just Quit

The idea that smoking was bad for one’s health has been known, well probably ever since Walter Raleigh got the idea and introduced it into England and ultimately America.  Really, what exactly can be good about inhaling smoke into one’s lungs, how is that going to help anything?

But the self indulgent personality streak that dominates many people calls for them to continue to smoke cigarettes, and for looking for a substitute.  Here is a description of the popular one.

E-cigarettes, as almost everyone must know by now, look and feel like real cigarettes and are designed to mimic the experience of smoking without the harmful consequences. They consist of a battery, an atomiser, a heating coil and a cartridge of liquids used for creating the inhaled mist which reproduces some of the effects of smoking minus the cancer-causing chemicals caused by burning tobacco. Product labelling is inexact but most contain nicotine in a solution of either propylene glycol or glycerine and water, and sometimes flavours such as vanilla and apple. The atomised mist resembles smoke when exhaled but research to date has not shown the vapour to be harmful.

Good grief, who exactly is dumb enough to stick that in their mouth?  Oh, millions of people.

And now the question of etiquette arises.  Can a person “smoke” E-cigarettes on a plane?

Heathrow has just opened the world's first airport "vaping" zone, sponsored by a manufacturer of the devices, in the Terminal 4 international departure lounge. It stressed that all forms of smoking remained forbidden elsewhere – but the move underscored the need for clarity on the matter. Is "vaping" smoking? Or not? Airlines aren't keen on the practice, not for health reasons but because they fear it could trigger disputes between passengers. Yet there is no law preventing it. One e-cigarette manufacturer, Vapestick, has gone as far as publishing guidance on how to get away with vaping during flights (the vapour is unlikely to set off the smoke alarm in the toilet).

Well if that is allowed than maybe the restrictions on bringing weapons aboard a flight should be relaxed.  And since a jury acquitted a killer in the Trayvon Martin case, it seems hard to believe that a jury would fail to acquit anyone who attacked an E-cigarette smoker sitting next to them on full flight.  Not that we are advocating that, just making an observation.

1 comment:

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