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11mc22

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the E-cigarette
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:53:19 PM »
this is probably old
but more people should know about this.

no second-hand smoke
no carcinogens
none of the really dangerous chemicals in tobacco

just nicotine vapour

would anti-smokers favor this?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2009, 01:37:02 AM by 11mc22 »

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 05:53:57 PM »

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 08:39:54 PM »
That reminds me of when the nicotine patch first came out, and the government made people get a prescription for them, even though they could still buy cigarettes at the counter with much greater levels of nicotine.

Silly government!

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 09:24:42 PM »
What the hell!? When I was a kid, I remember buying these:



Although I do not think attempting to smoke them was a good idea.

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 10:09:37 PM »
I remember candy cigarettes, too! I'm a living rebuttal of the claim that kids who ate candy cigarettes would grow up to be smoker.

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 01:11:05 AM »
In some places, Candy Cigarettes are illegal now.

I'm not sure how they "promote smoking"

Candy cigarettes involve... eating the candy.

Yeah... try that with a real cigarette...

It's uh... not pleasant.

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 01:16:18 AM »
According to Wikipedia:

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Because of this, the selling of candy cigarettes has been banned in several countries such as Finland, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia[citation needed]. In the United States a ban was considered in 1970 and again in 1991, but was not passed into federal law.[citation needed] The U.S. state of North Dakota enacted a ban on candy cigarettes from 1953 until 1967.[1] In Canada federal law prohibits candy cigarette branding that resembles real cigarette branding[2] and the territory of Nunavut has banned all products that resemble cigarettes[3].

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 02:39:16 AM »
According to Wikipedia:


lets ban bread sticks!
they resemble cigars!

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BAN BREAD STICKS!!1!!! BAN BREAD STICKS!!!11!!!! BAN BREAD STICKS!!!!!!!1!!! BAN BREAD STICKS!!!!!1!!! BAN BREAD STICKS!!!11!!!1!111 BAN BREAD STICKS!!!!!11!!! BAN BREAD STICKS!!11!!!11!
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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 09:19:10 AM »
My daughter would sometimes watch Boston Legal with me. Sometimes we'd take those hollow chocolate candies with the breading outside (I forget what they're called) and sit back in our chairs holding them like cigars and saying, "Denny Crane" in our best William Shatner voice.

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 03:11:25 PM »
My daughter would sometimes watch Boston Legal with me. Sometimes we'd take those hollow chocolate candies with the breading outside (I forget what they're called) and sit back in our chairs holding them like cigars and saying, "Denny Crane" in our best William Shatner voice.

I have nothing clever to add, but I just wanted to say that this, is AWESOME.

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2009, 11:09:55 PM »
a reason magazine article about this topic just came out

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/132631.html

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2009, 09:02:10 AM »
Gotta love Reason Magazine!

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The bill, which is supported by Philip Morris but opposed by its smaller competitors, is also supported by the leading anti-smoking groups but opposed by some of their smaller competitors.

Gee, are we noticing a trend here? How come no other news outlet notices this kind of thing?

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009, 01:15:04 PM »
I remember candy cigarettes, too! I'm a living rebuttal of the claim that kids who ate candy cigarettes would grow up to be smoker.
Legal or not, I don't think anyone would allow their kids to buy this stuff today. The free market at work.  But when you think about it, what kind of sicko sells this shit to kids? Glorify smoking? Why not sell candy lung tumors? or maybe candy heart attacks?

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009, 02:24:56 PM »
Gummy Lymphoma!

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Re: the E-cigarette
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2009, 03:29:16 AM »
Do cigarette ads really increase tobacco use?