Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Are you still interested in smoking?
When you see a group outside smoking,
do you cross the street, or walk by them slowly, enjoying the odor, the camaraderie?
Here's a link to e-cigarettes, but don't bother clicking it unless you're curious about what it costs -- the start up kit costs $70.
'The Website for these e-cigarettes says: "Using 100% American-made ingredients at an FDA-registered facility, 'Blu' applies strict quality control standards. It does not burn or use tobacco, or the smoke, ash, and smell associated with traditional tobacco cigarettes. It provides the user with a small dose of nicotine and flavoring while allowing the user to satisfy their smoking needs."
The Website includes testimonials from happy customers, and explains: "It can be purchased by anyone who is 18 years of age or older. The e-cigarette works with a small rechargeable battery and a replaceable cartridge. When you inhale (drag on the cigarette), it activates the cartridge, which vaporizes the solution into vapor that looks like smoke but disappears in seconds. The tip of our e-cigarette is blue so that if you are smoking in a 'no smoking' area, it lets people know you are smoking an electronic cigarette."
Friends and readers, please don't get seduced by any of this! If you've given up smoking don't try an electronic cigarette -- you'll get hooked again!
All brands of e-cigarettes contain nicotine in a liquid form, and despite the "we're protecting you" wording about how safe it is, e-cigarettes are addictive and cancer causing.
The FDA says cancer risk in humans is REDUCED by e-cigarettes where nicotine inhaled per puff is much less than [about one tenth] in a cigarette puff, but one tenth is still dangerous. SMOKING CAN KILL YOU.
Here's David Letterman, trying e-cigarettes with Katherine Heigel.