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What's your opinion on e-cigarettes?

7Generally negative
6Generally favourable
4Don't know enough to answer
3Don't know/Don't care

they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 7-Oct-2014 11:25pm  
Right now, I'm sitting here with my shirt pulled up over my nose to avoid the smell of one, but otherwise favorable.
posted 7-Oct-2014 11:48pm  
Negative. I can't understand why anyone would want to do regular cigs in the first place. I never had any desire to do so, and especially now that it's been found to be so bad for one I always wonder why people/kids continue to start up with the habit. I don't really know anything about e-cigs. Don't they have chemicals in them too? Are they not potentially harmful as well? Are they addictive? Expensive? How do they help you quit tobacco, I've wondered. So since I imagine they're also not that good for one, I have a generally negative opinion. But then I'm not someone who is desperate to get off tobacco...
posted 8-Oct-2014 1:28am  
I have no idea what an e-cigarette is....I don't smoke, never have.
posted 8-Oct-2014 5:39am  
Well they don't have the smell associated with normal cigs, no tar and other unfavorable chemicals being inhaled. I have been around others using them and it has not bothered me so I guess they are a good thing.

Side note: 2 days ago the company I work for announced that it is going campus smoke free. That is no smoking on company grounds including inside personal cars as of Jan 1 2015. They have also included e-cigs in this. Not a problem for me but there are many who are not happy about having to walk across a busy road to go smoke. I am just waiting for someone to get hit by a car and then watch the lawsuits fly.
(reply to they) posted 8-Oct-2014 5:41am  
> Right now, I'm sitting here with my shirt pulled up over my nose to
> avoid the smell of one, but otherwise favorable.

You detect a smell from the e-cig? I have not noticed any smell. Maybe different brands may have an odor.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Lysannus) posted 8-Oct-2014 6:48am  
It's mostly the juice. I really hate two of the flavors my SO gets.

There is an under-smell though, like electricity, and I hate it. I had one of those Ionic Breezes back when they were popular and I couldn't stand the smell of electric-ozone it created.

I much prefer the smell of a nice fresh tobacco cigarette. I quit smoking cigarettes about 2.5 months ago.
posted 8-Oct-2014 6:54am  
I think e-cigarettes are an interesting cultural phenomena. Or, just the evolution from Native Americans using tobacco and it being brought to Europe, then eventually associated with lung cancer, and now this new form which likely is less harmful yet kind of bizarre. I hadn't given them much thought, but I've seen some guys defend them vigorously. I have no interest in them myself. I don't think I've been in a room with someone who was using one either.
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Galomorro) posted 8-Oct-2014 7:03am  
I grew up around cigarettes and hated them. When I was 17, I worked in a gas station selling cigarettes. Something about them drew me at that time. Some of the boxes look like candy - maybe that was it. One day, someone left a pack of cigarettes in the back room. I took a single cigarette to try and the rest is history.

E-cigs have chemicals in them too. Most use propylene glycol or a vegetable glycerin, or a combo of the two - as well as nicotine. There has not been enough research to determine if they are harmful, as far as I know. The juice is sold with different levels of nicotine, starting at 0%. The cost is probably around $30 a month. If it helps, I was spending about $200 a month as a cigarette smoker.

I'm not sure if they help quit tobacco. I quit using the patches, but you really just have to want to quit. For me, the tricky part was to get over the hand-to-mouth habit, and THEN the nicotine second. I tried e-cigs but they made me cough. I don't think they'd help me stop smoking altogether because it doesn't have the benefit of the patches in that I'm still smoking. My SO has been using his ecig for almost a year now and I don't think he plans to stop.
posted 8-Oct-2014 7:17am  
They're probably not as damaging as cigarettes but I doubt they're as harmless as they're billed to be.
posted 8-Oct-2014 10:34am  
Who cares I do not like them and now these idiotic commercials
(reply to LJD) posted 8-Oct-2014 10:35am  
They are those electronic cigarettes?
(reply to they) posted 8-Oct-2014 11:10am  
Thanx for the info. Well any chemicals like that can't really be good for one; no one knows, I guess, how harmful they can be - have to wait and see. Just like when I was a kid everyone around me smoked, including my parents. My sister and I never did. And of course you would see smokers all over the place, like on TV and in films. So the smokers like having something in their hands too cuz they got so used to it-yeah I can see that. One would think the e-cigs could be made to smell good. I never liked the smell of that tobacco combination in regular cigs - especially now really hate it. Cig smokers really waste a lotta money on their habit. I used to waste lots of money myself on various illegal stuff and couldn't afford to. Wish I'd had a lot more sense back then. I'm of the opinion that kids think for wotever reason that it makes them look cool and grownup. They also wanna be like other kids and my advantage, I suppose, wuz that I never had any desire to do what others were doing, to "fit in." But the cig manufacturers put all kinds of stuff in with the tobacco to make it addictive so most people get hooked.
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 8-Oct-2014 12:13pm  
You have got to be kidding! How do they work?
(reply to they) posted 8-Oct-2014 12:18pm  
> I quit smoking cigarettes about 2.5 months ago.

Good for you smile
posted 8-Oct-2014 3:18pm  
I never started smoking.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Oct-2014 4:01pm  
I have mixed feelings. Reducing cigarette use is fantastic since they cause so many awful diseases and e-cigarettes are being embraced by many people who wouldn't otherwise stop smoking. However, I can't whole-heartedly throw myself behind an alternative that still needs further research before long term effects are known. I'm also uncomfortable with the marketing for e-cigarettes - they are being advertised in a way that has been illegal for cigarettes in this country for many years. Smoking rates had been steadily declining and while that is likely to continue, I do worry that nicotine addiction rates may increase particularly amongst young people who are clearly being targeted.

In essence, cigarettes are bad. E-cigarettes are probably less bad, but that still doesn't make them good.
(reply to LJD) posted 8-Oct-2014 5:41pm  
No kidding they light up using electronics flip a switch or something? I see these advertised on TV nearly all the time The New Revolution
(reply to Biggles) posted 8-Oct-2014 6:26pm  
My understanding is that nicotine, in itself, is not bad for you (other than for the fact that it's addictive).
(reply to they) posted 8-Oct-2014 6:27pm  
I had quit for a year and a half (this is the third time around I've quit). I couldn't take it anymore. I just needed to smoke. I've been smoking e-cigarettes on and off for the past two months. I much prefer the taste and the fact that it doesn't make me stink.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Iseult) posted 8-Oct-2014 7:53pm  
In the grand scheme of things, it isn't the worst thing to be taking into your body, but withdrawal is a significant side effect of any addiction. In the case of nicotine, the British National Formulary says that includes "...malaise, headache, dizziness, sleep disturbance, coughing, influenza-like symptoms, depression, irritability, increased appetite, weight gain, restlessness, anxiety, drowsiness, aphthous ulcers, decreased heart rate, and impaired concentration". In addition, nicotine does actually have an extensive side effect profile, though it's not clear to me which are likely to result from e-cigarette use rather than oral nicotine replacement (like lozenges and gum).
(reply to Biggles) posted 8-Oct-2014 8:59pm  
Thanks for the clarification. I guess nicotine is bad just as any drug, but smoking in itself is a more complex addiction. So it should be easier to get off it if you have other aspects of your addiction to help you (i.e. that throat hit that all smokers talk about).
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 9-Oct-2014 3:43pm  
It's amazing what they come up with today!
(reply to LJD) posted 9-Oct-2014 4:49pm  
We are so far advanced in the latest technology revolution compared to over 60 years ago back then cell phones were unheard of same with electric lawn mowers and computers all these did not exist in our days? But we still have those Musical Christmas cards you open the card and it plays music I still have one from my childhood in the 60's amazing
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 10-Oct-2014 2:02am  
Actually, I think there is too much technology. We have no privacy really...we're numbered. There was so much more people communication years ago. When we had no TV, we communicated with people. I miss those times.

My granddaughter is in town, with her 7 month old son. When she was in the other room, my husband and I turned on a channel that looked to be a cartoon show for the baby....BIG MISTAKE. It was FILTHY, RUDE. My granddaughter said the show is only for adults. I almost croaked that they had this stuff on TV.. Thank God the baby couldn't understand what they were saying. I had to watch for a few minutes to see just how far they went. My granddaughter says she allows only Disney cartoons.
(reply to LJD) posted 10-Oct-2014 10:47am  
Must have been that filthy Simpson cartoon you are talking about that your daughter saw? That cartoon is so ludicrous and disgusting, the cartoons that we grew up with such as Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny to Yogi Bear and Boo Boo oh and the Flinstones these cartoons were family friendly also the Jetsons were also really good but these days those Comedy shows on TV such as the Big Bang are not funny at all very filthy disgusting shows with their vulgar language
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 10-Oct-2014 1:30pm  
The name of the show was Family Guy. My granddaughter said it was something like the Simpsons. I never watched the Simpsons, so I didn't know. I'm still disgusted.

I loved the old Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse, the REAL cartoons, etc.

Is it any wonder why the last few generations are so confused? They've been fed junk, literal junk through TV, movies, music, public education. After only watching the Family Guy for a few minutes, I was sick to my stomach. My husband watched with me, and couldn't believe his eyes and ears.

My father was ahead of his time, as he told me when I was very young, in the 1940's, Hollywood is sin city. He was selective in what we listened to on the radio. We didn't go to the movies until a little older. We had our first TV at about age 11 years old. I remember seeing the Life of Riley, Father Knows Best, Ozzie and Harriet. I liked the Milton Berle Show, The Jack Benny Show. We weren't allowed to watch much TV however.

Also, since the 60's and 70's alot of violence through detective shows. Violence begets violence. The shows desensitize the young...

Definition: make (someone) less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty, violence, or suffering by overexposure to such images.
"people who view such movies become desensitized to violence"

Also, the immorality being peddled through TV, movies, music, public education....deadly. Immorality begets immorality.

What we see and hear becomes a part of us. We can't separate the mind/body/SPIRIT.

posted 10-Oct-2014 3:07pm  
As an ex-smoker I'm intrigued, I'd like to try one because I used to adore smoking, and still miss it badly. But the main reason I gave up was because it was interfering seriously with my breathing; and I'd be frightened an e-cigarette would have the same effect. But I can see the appeal; as it enables a person to smoke with impunity in restaurants and so on.
(reply to LJD) posted 10-Oct-2014 7:42pm  
Yes I have heard of the Family Guy it is on my channels as well a very raw and sick TV show how I remember TV shows such as Touched by an Angel by Roma Downey she is a Christian? And Roma Downey and her husband they created the hit biblical TV show Noah's Ark and the Bible TV show that we see around the Holidays, I loved Leave it to Beaver and the Andy Griffith show also my 3 Sons and I loved Father Knows best in the 60's there was a lot of detective TV shows such as Charlies Angels and Dragnet not to mention the Rockford Files by James Garner now these days it is pure raw trash TV and we wonder why children grow up the way they do being exposed to all this violence around us, and now there is legal marijuana and sex trafficking with minor children God help us all
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 11-Oct-2014 3:11am  
People turned a blind eye, were politically corrected...and now the nation is declining. In essence, the nation accepted filth, by not stopping it.

Yes, you mentioned a few of some of my favorites...Rockford Files, Dragnet which were detective shows, but weren't really violent. I loved Andy Griffith.
(reply to LJD) posted 11-Oct-2014 11:32am  
You probably remember Ironside starring Raymond Burr? He played a detective in a wheel chair, and Raymond Burr was Perry Mason before this. There were other detective shows such as Magnum P I Tom Selleck that was a good one and filmed in Hawaii plus there was Wonder Woman and Rockie & Bullwinkle, Yogi the bear I loved this one he was always raiding picnic baskets and getting into trouble, and how can we forget CHIPS? the California highway patrol Ponch and John plus Emergency with Julie London I remember when she passed away? So many old TV shows filmed in California and some in New York such as Mc Cloud with. Dennis Weaver oh how about Columbo Peter Falk he played a detective and I liked this show a lot, then there was Baretta he played a cool detective as well and then there was Baywatch them Baywatch lifeguards on the California beach and the talking car Kit that show was so cool. But these days TV is mostly garbage, garbage in and garbage out but I find some good shows on TV like American Pickers or Gone with the Wind TV has changed a lot so much nudity on TV? It just blows my mind away and the filthy language on some of these shows and the violence it is above and beyond me guess we are getting old
posted 11-Oct-2014 1:41pm  
Generally unfavourable, but I suppose they have their benefits and uses.

My brother gave me one to try recently while we were on a fishing trip. I didn't care for the feel of ceramic in my mouth. It seemed hard to draw on. It didn't feel like I was "getting anything". It kind of reminded me of pretending to smoke with candy cigarettes.

On the plus side, they are supposedly okay to use anywhere. I would certainly prefer them to nothing at all, but I can't imagine using them exclusively.

I picked "Generally negative".
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 11-Oct-2014 2:36pm  
Yes, I remember many of the shows you mentioned.

The writing of the last 50 years was meant to indoctrinate, corrupt. Bible prophesy unfolding before our eyes. Satan's minions are playing hell.

You're right, I guess we're getting old. I say we lived in a better time. I pray for the younger generations.
(reply to LJD) posted 11-Oct-2014 3:40pm  
That better time is long gone for us the younger generation they are being exposed to all this violence ungodlyness and all this trash on their computers,cell phones and TV there is no right or wrong in today's world? If it feels good then do it what kids are learning right now. Also in schools kids are either being taught about Creationism or Evolution and being taught that we are animals
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 11-Oct-2014 7:11pm  
Lack of discipline, lack of obedience to God's Word.

After studying some in Chinese/Auyervedic medicine.....we are definitely NOT animals. We were MASTERFULLY designed by God. We're like a fine tuned machine, and we work well if we're following God's instruction. God gave us so much time on the earth, testing our obedience. We can't separate the mind/body/SPIRIT.

Public schools are now indoctrinating camps, on ungodly instruction.
(reply to LJD) posted 11-Oct-2014 9:15pm  
We have to be obedient before the Father and do His Will all the days of our lives and not let the ungodly dictate who we are the Bible says not to be a friend to the world? Not to give in to temptations no matter what someone says to you and me, I might joke around and be silly with somebody or a friend like I usually do
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 12-Oct-2014 12:29am  
God knows our heart.

From 1 John: "Love not the world, nor the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he that does the will of God lives forever."
(reply to LJD) posted 12-Oct-2014 10:14am  
Amen and Amen encouraging words
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 12-Oct-2014 12:08pm  
Living in the world is tough, seeing the corruption in the world. I feel we're living a test of obedience.

Scripture says, "no man, while in the flesh, is without sin".

God knows our heart.

Have a good day! God bless!

LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Oct-2014 1:40pm  
I don't know enough to answer. Exactly what someone who doesn't know enough about something should do - reserve judgment.
posted 16-Oct-2014 2:09pm  
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gambler Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 17-Oct-2014 10:30am  
Favorable, they are the MUCH lesser of two evils, my wife has switched to them and its great she gets her nicotine hit without all the nasty smell, she "smokes" right in the car next to me and I smell nothing
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 17-Oct-2014 5:10pm  
I don't know enough about them.
posted 18-Oct-2014 7:19pm  
e cigs are ok. its pathetic that they have been banned like smoking in some public spaces/some countries.
posted 18-Oct-2014 11:14pm  
posted 18-Oct-2014 11:21pm  
Yay the blu link works
posted 17-Nov-2014 1:38am  
Other, Thank goodness you aren't smoking tobacco, but your still sucking something other than air into your lungs and blowing it into my face and No you can't smoke them in here.

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