These are background information that can help you decide on switching from tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. There is so much misleading information that you need to do some basic research. The misinformation comes from the government, health associations and hospital care workers. Much is based on studies that are misquoted or twisted to suit a narrow point of view. My take on this is fairly simple: regular tobacco contains more than 70 toxin in some 4000+ chemicals – electronic cigarettes contain four at the most, all of them known to not cause any of the harm to your body that tobacco does.
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Just like regular tobacco, you can "overdose" on nicotine. Since you are eliminating the other 4000+ cigarettes that mask how you feel, this article looks at the possibilities and symptoms of nicotine overdose. This is also a must-read for those people that are prone to hypoglycemia, since the symptoms are similar.
E-Cigs & The Law
Personal vaporizers are available at just about every convenience store in Canada and the US (many gas stations and other convenience related outlets). Despite this, the laws murky, and lead to much confusion. In the US, the FDA has recently announced regulations that manufacturers and vendors will need to comply with. Similar regulations are expected in Canada.
Mislead & Misinform
Our local hospital sponsors a "Diabetes Education Center" that I attend regularly. They have a four-week smoke cessation seminar that I have attended several times now. During one of these classes, they present information on nicotine replacement therapy. This includes several slides and discussions about electronic-cigarettes. All of their information was incorrect and based on a study published by the University of California (San Francisco campus). In this published study, an individual posted comments that were negative towards electronic cigarettes. Those comments are included verbatim in one of the slides used at the smoke cessation class. What they chose to ignore was the responses from the medical community published just below this individual -- comments that put the study in proper context. The response was from a doctor that was involved in the research and in publishing the study. This examples my objection and responses to the smoke cessation seminar slides and information.
This section looks at how smoking affects those with blood and gastro intestinal disorders (mainly). Please note, I am not a doctor and not involved in the medical community in any way. This is my own opinion and you should consult with your own medical advisers.
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Here's the story of Andy Prevost and how he has dealt with diaetes, idiopathic chronic pancreatitis and quitting smoking.
Vaper & Vendor Rights
Links to vaping organizations.