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Ontario youth home after being on life support after vaping

Posted in Getting started 19 Sep 2019
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https://www.ctvnews.ca/app and enter "vaping" in the search bar. We would think anything would be better than smoking but is it? Anyone can quit smoking. I implore you to do it right. Today there was also a 7th death in the United States linked to vaping. I almost went that route before joining a forum and started to believe that i really could quit the habit/addiction. If I did after over 40 years so can you.

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  • FreshAirOK, Hunter New England September 20, 2019 | 6:55
    Hi Happiness. There's a lot of negative press about vaping lately I expect its because more research is being done. India has banned e cigarettes and imposed a 3 year goal sentence as a penalty. A few weeks into my quit I was tempted to try them but it was the nico monster having an attempt to hook me in again and why take up deadly vaping when I'd just stopped deadly smoking. Vaping hasn't killed as many as smoking has but every life is precious.
  • Red-67 September 21, 2019 | 8:24
    I still think an E-cig has a place, as a, temporary NRT. I have recommended it, and seen it work well. We do not need to think of that, in the same way as this VAPING craze. What they are doing, is not like smoking. It's no wonder, we are starting to see health issues. I am all for cold turkey, but, in some cases, a single, disposable, E-cig can help someone get off smoking. You get an instant hit of nicotine, to help with the stress, but it is still a tool that can be put down. I believe an E-cig, in moderation, treated like a cigarette, is still much less harmful than smoking, but, watch some videos of VAPING. That's not what they are doing. To me, it is just plain stupid, and extreme. That kind of volume, is bound to cause problems..
    No, we are not out to swap one bad habit, for another. Like any other NRT, the plan should be to get off as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we see gum, and lozenges, and sprays, being used for months, and all they do is reset the dependency. They are really just a placebo for the craving, because it takes minutes for that nicotine to reach the brain. A quick hit from an E-cig can reach the brain much faster. Some people feel they need a crutch, and there is a place for them. Let's not confuse a good tool, with the VAPING craze that is giving it a bad name..
  • Safe2017 September 21, 2019 | 12:27
    When I used to smoke I also tried vaping but vaping didn’t feel organic or natural to me. I am really glad smoking chapter of my life is over.
    I have a friend who smokes and he is blind (smoking has nothing to do with his blindness). We went to an outdoor concert a couple of weeks ago at intermission he asked me to take him to a smoking area). I did. While he was smoking he offered one to me. I reminded him that I quit 2.5 years ago and practice NOPE (not one puff ever) because if I take one puff I’ll be hooked again. He said that he understood and proceeded to tell me that he smokes purely for pleasure and that he can stop at any moment and have no cravings whatsoever. I don’t think so because he always smokes. Ignorance is bliss.
  • kc, Southern NSW September 26, 2019 | 14:40
    I did have a go back in 2012 but relapsed, but 2 years ago I gave up for good with another round of champix but I’m smoke free since then, thanks for the good wishes

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