lightsaber wrote:Guess what, vaping is also a very toxic mix. Don't fool yourselves, we're not evolved for that level of lung contamination.
Then steer clear of the kitchen, for that's filled with vapes as well. Can't even compare with barbeque, because that's not vape, that's smoke.
So you say: toxic mix. Please post a source, because I haven't yet seen scientific proof of it being more toxic than many other pleasures we know in life.
lightsaber wrote:I've even read studies on how since vaping users inhale deeper, it could be 100% as bad as smoking. Nicotine is an insecticide.
One: not all vapers use nicotine. And two: it's even hard to prove nicotine is worse than caffeine: https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... e-all-bad/
Not saying that nicotine is good, but you can not demonize it without without being consequent towards other active substances we use for pleasure.
lightsaber wrote:I really wish smokers and vapor users realize they really can't smell anymore. I very much dislike sitting next to a smoker due to the smell. I won't comment to a stranger though.
Again, source? I've never heard about vaping affecting sense of smell.
And yes, the vape itself has a smell. Thousands of different smells available. I've been vaping for over 2 years now, think I got a negative comment about the smell twice. But I strongly doubt it is worse than people who use certain perfumes. It's a matter of taste.
In any case: you cannot compare it with smoke. Vape dissipates very quickly and doesn't stick to the vaper or to clothes or whatever.
By the way, being a vaper I will never ever go vape in a dedicated smoker space. That would be a rather idiotic thing to do because one of the reasons we vape is that we don't like smoke (anymore).
In conclusion, I have a feeling you post was driven by prejudice and a failure to differentiate vape from smoke. I sometimes say: vape is what you see in the kitchen (airborne droplets) and smoke is what you see coming out of a volcano (airborne solid particles).
I'm very disappointed govenments worldwide are so hostile towards vaping. I think this is the best shot we have ever had to eliminating cigarette smoking.
I had a twitter discussion with a politician who wants to raise taxes on vape. He says "we don't want people to replace one harmfull thing with another harmfull thing.". Which is a crap argement because it neglects that vape is FAR less harmfull than smoking. Yes, not 100% harmless, but little in life is. And cigarettes are extremely harmfull.
Another argument: "there's no proof that it's safe". Which is a dishonest argument, because it can't ever be proven, like we can't prove mermaids don't exist.
Surely people will disagree with me, then I'm looking forward to the argumentations.