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Recently, more vape stores are getting proclaimed by elected officials for their significant contributions to community health. Such as this one in Alameda County.

Businesses in the vapor industry provide countless jobs and generate sales tax while allowing the common man to live the American Dream. This is the first industry in four decades to allow that. In California alone there are over 2500 such businesses.

The vapor industry is currently estimated to be a $2 BILLION industry and its explosive growth due to the high demand for an alternative to smoking continues to increase.

NO evidence of potential for exposures of e-cigarette users to contaminants that are associated with risk to health.Aerosols associated with electronic cigarettes indicated that there is NO evidence that vaping produces inhalable exposures to contaminants. Exposures of bystanders are likely to be orders of magnitude less, thus posing NO apparent concern.

There is no evidence of e-cigarette use being a gateway to cigarette use. Indeed, the federally funded 2013-2014 "Monitoring the Future" survey found the largest year-to-year drop in teen smoking as youth experimentation with vaping grew. There is also no evidence of e-cigarettes creating daily dependence in nonsmokers.

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​Unsupported statements are accepted as truth by policymakers and are used as the basis for stringent regulation of e-cigs in many jurisdictions. This may well end up causing more public health harm than good.


  • Long-term e-Cigarette use can decrease cigarette consumption in smokers not willing to quit.

  • recent survey released by the Minnesota Department of Health found that vapor products were by far the most used tool by smokers making quit attempts.​


  • “Safety Evaluation and Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes as Tobacco Cigarette Substitutes” by Dr. Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 2014 concluded that “Currently available evidence indicates that electronic cigarettes are by far a less harmful alternative to smoking and significant health benefits are expected in smokers who switch from tobacco to electronic cigarettes.”​


  • Big Tobacco ignored vaping until it grew large enough to threaten it's profits.​


  • Vapor dissipates in 11 seconds. Smoke, however, lingers for 20 minutes.​


  • E-cigarettes are less addictive than tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than nicotine gums, which themselves are not very addictive.​


  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is unsuccessful for the majority of smokers who attempt to quit.​


  • Cadmium, lead and nickel have also been detected but in trace levels only, comparable with levels in Nicorette inhalers.​


  • The formaldehyde levels found in the NEJM study were based on a severely flawed process of testing. Even its authors have distanced themselves from media and public health interpretations made to mislead you.​


  • Vaping is a consumer created solution to the tobacco problem.​


  • No current studies demonstrate a gateway effect from vaping to smoking.​


  • Flavors are important contributors in reducing or eliminating smoking.​


  • Propylene Glycol is used in many foods and drinks, and is used as a flavor carrier. It is also an Asthma Inhalers main ingredient.​


  • “Peering Through The Mist” by the Drexel University School of Public Health, in 2014 conducted more than 9000 observations of electronic cigarettes. “The calculations reveal that there was no evidence of potential exposure of e-cigarette users to contaminants that are associated with risk to health.”​


  • Big Pharma ignored vaping until it grew large enough to threaten it's profits.

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​There are over 4000+ chemicals in tobacco smoke which cause cancer; however, nicotine is not one of them.

Nicotine is believed to be addictive because people find it difficult to give up smoking; but there are still major differences between nicotine and drugs like alcohol, cocaine and heroin. To start with, nicotine does not cause intoxication; it does not impair judgment or motor skills. In fact, nicotine is known to improve these abilities. Because of its qualities, nicotine is being considered for use as a therapeutic agent to treat conditions like ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, Tourette syndrome, Obesity, Ulcerative Colitis and inflammatory skin disorders. Nicotine is also known to help relieve depression, reduce anxiety, improve concentration and prevent weight gain.

Nicotine Abstinence:
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), nicotine-related withdrawal symptoms include depressed mood, sleep disturbance, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, decreased heart rate, and increased appetite or weight gain. These symptoms are expected to peak within a day (or so) and disappear completely after a couple of weeks. However, in some groups of quitters, researchers have found that these symptoms do not dissipate and, as time goes on, can worsen.

So that brings us to the question of whether the healthiest option for a smoker would be to totally give up nicotine. The “abstinence only” stand that health officials maintain often leaves would-be abstainers in a fix. With possible problems affecting their concentration, memory and mood that could make it difficult to fulfill day-to-day responsibilities; they generally have a tendency to relapse into the smoking habit.

Even for those who do manage long-term nicotine abstinence, their physical health is not 100% better. Recent studies indicate that the average weight gained by a smoker (after quitting) is close to 5 kilograms as opposed to the general consensus of 5 pounds. This is accompanied by an average increase in waist circumference of 3.88cm. It was also observed that the weight gained after quitting smoking was very hard to lose. Smokers who become nicotine abstinent tend to develop hypertension at a higher rate than continuing smokers; those who are at risk for diabetes have been known to develop that disease 26% more often than their still-smoking counterparts.

For those who are at risk for long-term mood impairments, hypertension, and diabetes; smoking-cessation through replacement of adequate amounts of nicotine using a reduced-harm smoking alternative should be made available. In the absence of any real harm to general society, there is no compelling reason to deny smoking-related, harm reduction alternatives to those smokers interested in ditching cigarettes but still retaining the beneficial effects of nicotine.

Follow the links below to learn more about nicotine…

  1. Nicotine as Therapy – Tabitha M Powledge, 2004

  2. The possible contribution of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in depression – Bertrand D, 2005

  3. Anxiolytic effects of nicotine in a rodent test of approach-avoidance conflict – Cohen A, Young RW, Velazquez MA, Groysman M, Noorbehesht K, 2009

  4. Nicotine as a cognitive enhancer – Warburton DM, 1992

  5. Effects of Smoking Cessation on Changes in Blood Pressure and Incidence of Hypertension – Duk-Hee Lee, Myung-Hwa Ha, Jang-Rak Kim, 2001

  6. Long-term effects of nicotine gum on weight gain after smoking cessation – Nordstrom BL, Kinnunen T, Utman CH, Garvey AJ, 1999

  7. Multiple roles for nicotine in Parkinson’s disease – Quik M, Huang LZ, Parameswaran N, Bordia T, Campos C, Perez XA, 2009

  8. Profiles in discouragement: Two studies of variability in the time course of smoking withdrawal symptoms – Piasecki, Thomas M.; Fiore, Michael C., 1998

  9. Waist circumference and weight following smoking cessation in a general population: the Inter99 study – Pisinger C, Jorgensen T, 2007

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