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A male voice is heard through the membrane, "Hey, girl."
A male voice is heard through the membrane, "Are you an Apostate? ..because you just tore my heart out."
I haven't invested any money into vaping products - want to sometime. I just seem to metabolize nicotine differently, don't crave it any more than coffee. Smoke 3 a day for 4 years+, sometimes more.Always keep a box in my coat pocket. But, I work from home and rarely go out. Never smoke them routinely - haven't for years. Usually just for gallivanting or waiting for train/metro - no smart phone. Wouldn't mind snus. Force of habit (maybe it's the nicotine speaking to me), but I always buy a box of American.Spirit Yellows when I arrive Downtown area. They saved my life once so I always buy them in case they come in handy again as peace offerings.
I went on and off with smoking, including pipes and stuff. If you manage to quit is better. I have been a hard smoker for quite some time. Menthol is worse than regular cigs @bluef. I loved the Lucky Strikes (authentic taste). You may (not) be interested to know that in US the cigs auto extinguish in Europe do not…and the same brands taste very differently.
I tried them, but I miss something about real smoking. Probably the fire, to be honest. The crinkle of the paper as you take a well earned drag, Zippos, watching the cigarette slowly disappear as you suck in the wreathing smoke. God I need to give up.
On a different note, just for discussions sake, I found it interesting that the US Navy has an extremely strong anti-smoking stance, to the point of completely banning smoking in some commands, or in most cases, limiting smoking to intentionally highly inconvenient locations.Yet, the Navy immediately banned e-cigs. My particular command was even more strict on them than smoking actual cigarettes, to the point of actually dishing out punitive action for even having one. One guy actually got knocked down in rank for violating the "personal electronic device" policy (intended to ban data-containing devices for security reasons, ie. smartphones) for having one in one of our nuclear plants.I would think the Navy, which is gung-ho anti-smoking, would support e-cig use. But, for anyone with experience with the US military, they have a long-standing record of refusing to do anything that makes sense.
E-cigs are largely a product of companies finally coming up with a product that doesn't suck, and doesn't kill you (probably). I don't think legislation is a big player there. Cigarette companies have been trying to find a workable e-cig for decades (see Barbarians at the Gate etc).