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I smoked a non nicotine e-cigarette and I don't smoke!

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MrsDoubtfire posted 3/6/2014 12:38 PM

So- I was curious I guess so I tried a mixed fruit e-cigarette which has no nicotine in it whatsoever.

I don't smoke ordinary cigarettes (haven't for years) and was wondering what they'd taste like!

It was..... ordinary I guess... a bit sickly.

But- the worst thing is that, after 3 hours, I can still 'taste' and 'smell' it... it's how you feel after dancing in a room where they have those smoke machines!

And my throat feels as though I have sucked on too much helium from a balloon!!

WTF was I thinking?

Anybody else tried them?

(For those of you that haven't- FWIW from my own opinion... I wouldn't bother )Although, if you're a nicotine smoker I guess e-cigs are a lot safer...... or so they say!!

[This message edited by MrsDoubtfire at 12:39 PM, March 6th (Thursday)]

Crescita posted 3/6/2014 12:51 PM

My SO and several friends have started using these. Iíve puffed at them to taste, but inhaling scares the daylights out of me.

Iíve also noticed that my throat gets tingly and dry after just being around them too much. Thanks for verifying that's not just all in my head.

purplejacket4 posted 3/6/2014 12:51 PM

Ugh. WTF are those even for? That sounds like people trying to get people used to puffing on those so they'll switch to the ones with nicotine. Kind of like those damn clove cigarettes.

MrsDoubtfire posted 3/6/2014 12:59 PM

Kind of like those damn clove cigarettes.

What are clove cigarettes?

Trust me Crescita- the dry, tingling feeling was felt by me too! Scared the heck out of me! I felt as though my vocal cords had been shrunk!

I will stick to good ole fresh air

tushnurse posted 3/6/2014 15:04 PM

My kids talk about how many kids are using these at the high school.

I find it frustrating that they are not being regulated at all. It's great for smokers to stop smoking. I have several patients, and acquaintances that have successfully quit smoking with the use of these, so they do serve a purpose, but damn why would anyone without this bad habit start it????

The really scary thing is people are making hash oil through a process in their own homes, and using it in the Ecig, and it has no scent. So now you have kids openly getting high, with the appearance of just smoking an ecig? GREAT.

h0peless posted 3/6/2014 19:10 PM

I was tempted when I quit but I'd rather not inhale propylene glycol and whatever other chemicals the manufacturers decide to add to the unregulated product.

I might have fallen back to one if cold turkey hadn't worked because I do think they're probably better than cigarettes but I'm really glad I didn't have to.

Eranda posted 3/6/2014 21:15 PM

Okay let's have some reality here.

I quit smoking with an e-cig when I was diagnosed with tongue cancer exactly 10 months ago today.

That sounds like people trying to get people used to puffing on those so they'll switch to the ones with nicotine.

Seriously?? NO ONE who is a vaping ex-smoker wants anyone to "get used to" puffing on anything. Let alone to get them addicted to nicotine. That's beyond preposterous and borders on propaganda.

I was tempted when I quit but I'd rather not inhale propylene glycol and whatever other chemicals the manufacturers decide to add to the unregulated product.

If you have been around a smoke machine, used a medical inhaler or nicotrol inhaler, brushed your teeth, eaten a twinkie, or drank a beer, you've already been exposed to propylene glycol. It's approved by the FDA for human consumption and is GRAS (generally recognized as safe). As are all the other ingredients in e-liquid. There are four ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food grade flavorings and pharma grade nicotine. There are far more "chemicals" in the FDA approved nicotine inhaler than there are in e-liquid.

I have vaped for 10 months. Both my regular doc and my oral surgeon are very happy with it and have nothing negative to say. My regular doc says my lungs sound great, like a non-smoker.

I work in a vape shop part time, we make all our own liquids. I do not sell to anyone under 18, even though there's no law against it. We sell lots of zero nicotine liquid to people who don't want nic- they either never smoked or they have weaned down to zero. Every now and then we get a person who's never smoked who comes in and is curious about it. From everything I've researched and learned, vaping is not bad for you, although not vaping is probably better just on principle.

But all this freaking out about chemicals and second-hand vapor and "well, it looks like smoking so it must be bad" is just absurd. Vaping is saving lives- mine included- every single day. I am so happy when a smoker comes in an leaves with a starter kit and I've helped them on their way to quitting cigs.

I'm proud of that, and I don't think e-cigs should be overly regulated or taxed. Doing so will prevent a lot of people from quitting the real bad stuff.

[This message edited by Eranda at 9:17 PM, March 6th (Thursday)]

MrsDoubtfire posted 3/7/2014 03:41 AM

Eranda. Great going with the quitting real cigarettes and I hope that your tongue cancer gets cured and there aren't any long lasting problems for you.

I already knew that the same chemical that makes a smoke machine work was what was in the e cig. I guess when I got curious I should have worked out that I would probably 'taste' that same after taste that I used to when I went clubbing!

FWIW. In my opinion I think e cigs are a lot safer than tar filled cancer sticks and if they'd been around years ago when I gave up I'd have used them for sure as I used to crave the nicotine but was scared of the other nasties in ciggies!

I think some people who have never smoked will always link cigarettes and e cigs as being the same.

Where I live there are more reported deaths from people buying balloons full of laughing gas at clubs and inhaling too much and dying and yet this has received less opposition in clubs than e cigs have.

I'm neither for nor against e cigs as I only know the basics but what I can say is that even now my vocal cords still feel tight and that's a bit disconcerting. But- that used to happen after dancing in a smoke machine filled nightclub so maybe I'm sensitive to the propylene glycol?

(My brother quit cigs using e cigs and anybody who can stop smoking conventional cigarettes should be applauded in my eyes).

lovehatelove posted 3/7/2014 05:26 AM

My H has one... he puffs on it alllllll day long when he's at home..... better than smelling cig smoke and dealing with the ashes I suppose.....

He bought me one for Xmas.. and I don't even smoke... thanks H, thanks....

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