Originally Posted by Blaker
I apologize for implying that it's easy to quit smoking. I understand it's difficult for most people to quit smoking and I can see the usefulness of patch and gum programs that are designed to give the user a measured dose of nicotine which over time is reduced until the person isn't taking any nicotine at all. Yes I have seen(and tried) a few different models of these so called "nice vaping devices." I am sure you're aware that nicotine itself likely causes hardening of the arteries as well as other possible circulatory conditions, not to mention the user continues to be addicted to it. The reason i call it a fad, and will continue to call it a fad is because nicotine inhalers exist--no smoke, no vapour--so it seems to me that the vapour concept and fancy little pens are totally unnecessary.
Another valid point, but in know that here in the US, there are a good number of people. Including family and friends who started smoking... partly due to the social aspects of it. A guy I worked with at a resturant... wanted to know why 6 employee's all went out back every at lunch... he started smoking that day.
Additionally a quick search of "Nicotine Vaporizer" lead me to several eCig cites... and I work in retail we sell eCigs for about $30 US... seems to be equally expensive if not a little bit cheaper than Cigs
That said, I don't think it's a "fad" granted the social aspects of it may cause it to appear as such however it's an addiction. A desired or un-desired addiction. And for those that enjoy it, there is a desire to enjoy it... in more complicated ways.
After all were here at head fi... we can use cheap iBuds for music but nope instead we get $1000 headphones [not all of us ofc]
Still for those that enjoy Nicotine, there is a market for products associated with it, the same as there is a market for headphones. Now do different Vaporizeres perform differently... I have no clue but the point is, it's not a fad. Nicotine addition seems to be consist thing today, and so long as it exists so will the products associted with it. We may see them called b different names, and even look different but at the end of the day it's all really the same product... or rather all products perform the same basic function.
That said Blaker you seem to have joined Head Fi a while ago, and this thread may have been some of your first posts. Did you get a chance to sign the Petition :3, it appears that the topic of Nicotine must... interest you since 2/3 posts on are this thread!