[comments on bbc horizon program on vaping,
or just go to the link below and download it
just watched a bbc horizon doco on e-cigarettes..
season55 episode 10 'e-cigarettes, miracle or menace'
excellent typical bbc horizon level investigation,
incl the journo taking part in a month long trial
with relevant experts testing their physiology etc..
i downloaded it from kickasstorrents to keep the video
but its probably up on youtube and bbc sites etc..
recommend anyone at all interested in vaping or quitting etc,
check out this unbiassed genuine attempt to clear away
the various old wives tales and other self deceptions etc
floating around on this subject..
basically,, the go is to use vaping as another form of nrp
albeit more closely associated with the actual smoking habit,
thus with some potential helpful effects for quitters..
ie, it is not, recommended for non-smokers..
heaps of good information, too much for here
even for my keyboard,, but a couple of things
that stick in the mind, eg,
an average smokers lifespan will be shortened
by 11 minutes, for every cigarette..
[what can you do in 11 minutes...]
ie, 11 x 20 every, day, or over 3 hours cost in
actual lifetime reduction - for every days smoking..
the addict brain can rationalise - anything,
but, for those thinking of quitting, these facts
of life or reduction of, life, may be helpful..
best overall medical/physiological effects/results
were from the cold turkey group, after their month
smoke free.. not surprisingly..
but the vapers along with conventional nrt users
achieved 7 out of 8 successful quitters both groups..
i worked with adult retarded folk for a while,
pre-workshop, socialisation skills and so on,
including for a few, quitting smoking..
while some of those quitters failed,
even retarded folk - can quit -
puts all the excuses [self deception] in context..
anyway, the good news relative to this thread
is the success quitters had using vaping for
their nicotine source..
even tho there are various negativities with nicotine
aside from the obvious, narcotic drug addiction,
on the whole, quitting inhaling tobacco smoke
is the name of the game..
for the juice,, while some flavours are being used
in foods and cosmetics, there are different effects
when inhaled, at high levels and regularly..
menthol for example which the journo chose
turns out to be not as safe as other flavours..
[worth checking by vapers, rather than just
choosing a chemical mix based on the name
even when its a familiar name and flavour]
anyway, theres a lot of well organised research
in this bbc horizon doco on vaping..
not all negative and some positives,
amd well worth checking out..