Sunday, February 13, 2011

Electronic Cigarettes? A Growing Problem

It looks as if the govt is working to clarify the growing problem of e- cigs. It is a problem and no mistake. The electronic cigarette delivers a pop of nicotine while eliminating other harmful chemicals that are in tobacco. This is unacceptable. Where would all the tax money from the purchase of cigarettes go? I myself an anxiously awaiting a delivery of one of these devices. Have been smoking for years and can not seem to quit. It is not willpower in my case but a matter of enjoyment. I like smoking. Sorry. I will smoke anywhere it is legal and am really unconcerned whether anyone likes it or not. Just don't care. If one does not want to smell cigarette smoke then don't come near me. Of course, I will gladly curb my habit in one's home or automobile if one does not want to smell smoke but that is about it. With all that being said, it is time to quit. I have tried these e- cigs before and find them to be quite enjoyable. It is certain that before long the fed govt will get in on the act and make them illegal or perhaps only available by prescription, etc. etc. That will drive the cost up and lower the access. That would ensure that tax dollars from tobacco products keep rolling in. The govt is after all not really serious about stopping smoking. If they were, they would simply ban tobacco products. They are not above instituting prohibition. Nope, it is all about the dollar. Now if you are a smoker, more power to you. If you chose to continue to smoke than I say "go for it." It is your right as a citizen of this land. I for one am choosing to "smoke" the electronic variety and will do so until I chose otherwise. I don't need some govt agency telling me where, when or how I get my nicotine fix. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Oh and I am also going to eat healthier. Heading to the "likka sto" to load up on fruits and vegetables.  I heard they were laying in a supply.


Jayhawk said...

I did not quit smoking until I was diagnosed with "well advanced" emphysema. Some 45% of both lungs now consist of dead space, appearing solid black on a CT scan. When walking up a flight of stairs, I have to stop at each floor to get my breath.

Just sayin'.

Bartender Cabbie said...

I have been smoking since I was probably about 16 years old. time to stop. I have tried these electronic cigs before a time or two and find them pretty enjoyable. they definately delive a jolt of nicotine. I think it will help me quit for good. If not then sucking down nicotine laden water vapor has to be better than all the smoke.