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Is The Electronic Cigarette Healthy? Can This Be The Future of Smoking? (TEXT and VIDEO)

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The use of electronic cigarettes have recently grabbed the attention of countless tobacco users worldwide. Are they really a healthier and cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes? Creators and product users now say you can enjoy a...

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:54 pm

Well they can not be nearly as bad as regular cigarettes. A friend of mine uses these and they make the room smell like Juicy Fruit gum. (not my favorite gum or scent)

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:28 pm
I am going to see for myself. Besides my health ~ the cost of cigarettes is prohibitive. I have ordered a "starter kit" for a highly rated product. Nothing will smell or taste like Juicy Fruit gum though ~ maybe chocolate and mint or lime and coconut.

Roger Skinner (14)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:46 pm
This is SPAM and a SCAM. While e-cigs may not be as bad as regular cigs, they are still NOT good for you. Inhaling any sort of crap into your lungs isn't a good idea. Since e-cigs are unregulated, they don't have to tell you what is in them and they can contain all sorts of stuff that may be harmful to your health. Not to mention the damage that the highly-addictive nicotine can do.

Then there is the "Risk Free Trial" this article is actually promoting. I hope you read the fine print Carrie, because this trial is NOT "Risk Free". Maybe you were in time to get the $4.95 offer, but most people responding to this will be charged $9.95. That gets you a "Starter Kit which includes one extended battery, one wall charger, one USB charger, one cigarette case, 5 nicotine cartomizers, and an instruction manual". Your 14-day trial period starts the day you order, NOT the day you receive it. If you don't receive the package until 15 days later, then your "trial period" is over before you have a chance to try anything. In any case, if you don't cancel (and call for an RMA and return the starter kit within 30 days of your trial order) then your credit card will be charged $119.95 on day 15. And you only get to try one cartomizer for free. If you cancel, you are charged $5 each for any more than one used. Then they have buried in the fine print that ordering the trial also enrolls you in their automatic shipment program where they send you 5 cartomizers every 30 days and charge you $49.95 + $4.95 S/H for it. They also say, "PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A 20% RESTOCKING FEE ON ALL RETURNED PRODUCTS. FURTHERMORE, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON THE CARTRIDGES ONCE SHIPPED " Risk free my rear end.

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:06 pm
Not all companies are the same. Everything Roger said is true about SOME of the companies and products out there. Do your research like I did, if you are a smoker having trouble kicking the tobacco cigarette habit, and are looking for a viable alternative. Beware of the "cheap" products on the market. Besides reading reviews, there are video reviews on youtube.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:08 pm
Good posting, thanks

Pogle S (88)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 9:45 pm
Despite what Roger says I do think I'll give them a go...its got to be better than going outside all the time

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:32 pm
Of course they are not healthy - you are inhaling flavored and nicotined vapor. They are also nowhere near as dangerous as standard cigs. You will see a lot of propangada against them in the coming years - don't be fooled. This vapor is dangerous? YES. Is it anywhere near as bad as actual smoke? NO. I smoked ecigs for almost a year before I got tired with the constant refilling ( should have bought a bigger model / maybe still will ). Do your research however, as Carrie said. There are many scammish companies getting on that bandwagon.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:56 pm
Addendum : many scammish companies offer things like this free trial or whatever by selling you disposable ecigs. Disposables generally suck, tast wise, money wise, and everything wise. A proper ecig is a refillable model - take a few hours to trawl through youtube & the like before you buy anything. It involves some maintenance but it is a sustainable alternative. A good sustainable model has an initial investment cost but will be very cheap in the long run because refills cost next to nothing. Thanks for posting this has motivated me to get mine out of the cupboard ^^

Susanne R (235)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:22 am
I spent over $100 on an e-cigarette with a variety of cartridges in various flavors and with decreasing amounts of nicotine as a Christmas present for my son a few years ago. Unfortunately, it wasn't long before he was back to his Camel habit. The more I want him to stop, the more he resists. My father smoked 3-4 packs per day and died at the age of 47. Smoking was a major contributing factor to his premature death. I know that nicotine is highly addictive and that it isn't easy to quit smoking, but I wish smokers would realize just how much their addiction hurts their loved ones.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:57 am
I had to quit because of a conflict with a medicine, but tried these before I quit and some are quite good. They are not for quitting, the nicotine isn't good for that, nor is it breaking any habits. I had a good reason to quit, my leg would go numb, even with these so it wasn't an option for me.

. (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:41 am
I've never smoked before, but I lost both my grandpa's to smoking, and cigarettes are not healthy, not even the electronic ones.

Connie O (44)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:23 am
I have a friend who has been using for about a month to help kick his cigarette habit. He tried going back to a cigarette one time and said it was disgusting. So perhaps that will help.
But, there are a lot of middle school and high school age children that are starting to smoke these, and I do not think these are any better health wise than a regular cigarette. It will simply hook more kids onto smoking.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:12 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:13 am
No thanks.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:36 pm
Nooooooo It is not safe to inhale nicotine mist into your body. Nicotine used to be used as a very effective rat poison. Not to mention second hand nicotine vapor being breathed in by those around you and you can't even smell it so you don't know how much you are breathing.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:56 pm
As an ex-smoker I will pass on the advice an old neighber gave me - You'll quit when you are ready. You'll know the time is right inside. No gimmicks, no spending money on all the gums, patches, etc...She was 60 when she quit and 70 when she told me this.

She was right - there were no magic potions for me. I got up one morning and saw I had only one pack left and not much money; it was the month's end. I never did open that pack and months later threw it away. I had the hardest time breaking the habit of reaching for a cigarette. I found I really didn't miss the cigarette itself. I quit Oct 22, 1997, a few months after my 50th B-Day.

However, I did gain weight because I substituted reaching for cigarettes by reaching for hard candies...
When I quit I was smoking over two packs a day - actually, it was less because I'd light one, then set it down to do something. When I got back, it was mostly ash. Still fighting the weight to this day.

Don't know whether or not this will help any smokers out there but it's the best/only advice I'd give to quit.

Julie W (32)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:52 pm
They may not be 'healthy', but are much better than cigarettes for those who really struggle to give up smoking.

Julie W (32)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:54 pm
Since when did Care2 run advertisements? That's what this is, not an article on the pros and cons of ecigarettes.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:07 pm
Julie, I disagree that this is an advertisement. Read the comments again ~ and no specific product is endorsed.

priscilla gallou (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 10:51 am
Il y a 1 an j ai essayé au debut ca revient cher parceque on cherche les bons produits et le bon materiel . Maintenant j ai trouver ce qui me falait et je ne fume plus de vraies. cigarrettes j adore la Ecigarrette . En ce moment en France on essaie de diaboliser la Ecigarrette je pense que derriere tout ca il y a une affaire de gros sous que le hobby du tabac et aussi la pharmaceutiques qui perdent des clients avec patch et les nicorettes voudrait bien la part du gateau et pour cela il font de la desinformation avec l aide de certaris medias .En France nous sommes 1 milons de vapoteurs et ont ne se laissera pas faire . VIVE LA Ecigarrette .En France la vraie cigarrette fait 70000 morts par ans choisit ton camps camarade .

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:37 pm
Salut Priscilla, merci pour le commentaire sur mon post sur e-es cigarettes. Je viens de recevoir mon kit de démarrage et j'ai une très loués avec le produit. Beaucoup ici aux Etats-Unis essaient de dire qu'ils sont mauvais, mais de nombreux médecins de les recommander à leurs patients qui fument. Comme vous l'avez dit beaucoup de gens meurent de cigarettes de tabac, c'est donc beaucoup mieux pour leur santé. Il est aussi beaucoup moins cher. J'espère que ce message a un sens. Mon français est très rouillé, donc je suis en utilisant Google translate pour m'aider. Merci encore pour votre commentaire.
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