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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    no?
    No.

    I hardly use any flavorings anymore, but they are very important early on in the transition, to making vape more appealing than smoke.

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    Politics!

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    'It's time to expand Social Security': Warren releases her latest plan


    https://www.aol.com/article/finance/...plan/23811938/

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    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate, has been known for always having a plan — and her latest is on how to expand Social Security.
    In a Medium post, Warren detailed her proposal and said that it will mean an immediate Social Security benefit by $200 a month.
    “The core of my plan is simple,” Warren stated. “If you get Social Security benefits now, your monthly benefit will be at least $200 more — or at least $2,400 more per year. If you aren’t getting Social Security benefits now but will someday, your monthly benefit check will be at least $200 bigger than it otherwise would have been.”
    And how would she pay for this plan? It goes back to one of her core platforms: taxing the top 2%.
    The plan would increase benefits for low-income families, women, people with disabilities, people of color, and public-sector workers, the post stated, while also extending the lifespan of the Social Security program for nearly two more decades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    No.

    I hardly use any flavorings anymore, but they are very important early on in the transition, to making vape more appealing than smoke.

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    Uwe: I've never used e-cigarettes (at least I've never "inhaled") - is it really a viable alternative to nicotine ingestion? Seems from my uneducated reading on the subject that e-cigarettes are just another vehicle for said addiction - but I freely admit that my understanding of these newfangled-thingys ain't good.

    And my second question: is the implied dynamic in your response generally the case for long time e-cigarette users: do "vapers" generally switch to e-cigarettes without any additives after a period of time . And if so, what's the point of sticking an e-cigarette in your mouth at all (or is the presence of the object in said mouth the point)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack@European_Parts View Post
    Politics!

    Life's too fuckin technical, I'm back to F-Troop!
    Jack: I think that you are showing your age - but thanks for triggering a childhood memory for me (now many years ago).

    F Troop was an early (favorite of mine) example of the infusion of American culture here down-under. Those were the days when it was OK to show cowboy-and-indian movies (I call them "yippies"). Not PC now of course, but that was an era of innocence, or perhaps an era of "naivety" - not sure which?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DV52 View Post
    Uwe: I've never used e-cigarettes (at least I've never "inhaled") - is it really a viable alternative to nicotine ingestion?
    No, it's an alternative means of consuming nicotine, but without the carbon monoxide, "tar", and thousands other substances present in burnt vegetable matter. The reason it works for many people where other nicotine replacements such as gum or patches fail is because it mimics the habitual hand-to-mouth, inhale/exhale behavior as well. The reason it doesn't work for everyone is because it's missing some of the other psychoactive substances (minor alkaloids / MAOIs) that are present in tobacco. This results in some withdrawal symptoms for many people who switch. Most folks I know who've switched did it somewhat gradually, substituting their vaping for more and more traditional cigarettes over a period of days to months, until they simply stopped smoking traditional cigarettes.

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    Seems from my uneducated reading on the subject that e-cigarettes are just another vehicle for said addiction
    Yes, that's more-or-less true, but so what? Nicotine isn't the problem with smoking, the combustion products are the problem, and there's no combustion here. Nicotine by itself is about as harmful has caffeine, which is to say no very. There's actually evidence that it may be beneficial in some older folks, see here.

    Quote Originally Posted by DV52 View Post
    And my second question: is the implied dynamic in your response generally the case for long time e-cigarette users: do "vapers" generally switch to e-cigarettes without any additives after a period of time.
    There's almost no "generally". The type of hardware used, vaping style, flavorings, nicotine concentration used, and so on are all infinitely variable and customizable. One of the important factors in successfully switching from smoke to vapor is finding a flavor that is much more appealing than smoke to a particular individual, but there's no way to predict what that might be.

    Some people taper off the nicotine entirely after a while, others do not. I'm in the latter camp, although I've reduced it down to about 60% of what I started with. I've tapered off the flavorings instead, because they're the biggest unknown. They're all food-safe stuff, but just because something is safe to ingest doesn't mean it's safe to inhale.

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    Not judging or anything, I just find this amusing:



    I get people moving from smoking to Vaping.

    I don't get people just taking up vaping for fun... But then I never really understood smoking, so not really qualified to comment


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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/12/politics/who-won-the-debate/index.html]Winners and losers from the third Democratic presidential debate

    *Beto O'Rourke: Supporters of the former Texas congressman have been waiting for months for the O'Rourke that showed up on Thursday night. "Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15," O'Rourke pledged when the topic turned to gun control and the recent mass shootings in Texas. And the audience went wild. Yes, O'Rourke was helped by his opponents -- including Biden and Elizabeth Warren -- taking time out to praise him for his statements on gun control. And, yes, that speaks to the fact that they don't believe he poses any threat to their chances at the nomination.
    Dear democrats, if you want to ensure me, and thousands of others who might not otherwise vote, or vote 3rd party instead vote for Trump, nominate this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZDubNurd View Post
    I don't get people just taking up vaping for fun... But then I never really understood smoking, so not really qualified to comment

    A nice Scotch however , ....
    What I've never understood is people who are willing to use the power of the state (and thus a threat of violence) to tell another adult what he or she may or may not consume.

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