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Name: Ann
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Hometown: Towson, Maryland
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Current location: near Washington, D.C.
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Rechargeable e-cigs are $10-15 and last for 6+ months; cartos $1.50 to $2 for @ 3 days each

I get mine here... www.bloogplanet.com (no connection to company at all).

I first vaped in July 2010 and never smoked again - not even one cigarette even though I had a full carton which I let sit around where it was in a drawer for more than a year. I never even thought about it. Know why? Vaping is waaaaay better than smoking ever was. It's everything I liked without everything I didn't like. It's a no-brainer. It costs me an average of $10/month in batteries and $4 per week in cartos and "juice" to refill them (I make my own juice, it's easy and cheap), so roughly about $25/month. At the time I quit, cigarettes were costing me @ $250/month. Would it be better if I spent zero? Yes. But then, this is what I choose to spend a bit of money on just because I want to, I don't go out to movies or eat out, etc., as most people do.

That's my personal experience with e-cigs, which I heard about here btw. I had smoked for 30 years, 2-3 packs a day, with no end in sight before e-cigs. As just proved in a recent study, patches and gum didn't affect me at all. And I'd much rather use e-cigs, my way and as I see fit, than take Chantix or any other drug. IMO, e-cigs are much safer than that.

I have had no negative "health" effects from e-cigs at all. Nothing, nada. Thousands die from tobacco each year. And people have died from using Chantix and other drugs. E-cigs have killed no one. Nobody, not ever. No houses ever catch fire from falling asleep with an e-cig. They're cheap, safe to use (helluvalot safer than tobacco), they get people off of tobacco, and they save lives. And btw, I live with my adult daughter and she says it smells like air freshener (I only use clear "chocolate" flavoring, which doesn't have much of a taste to me at all, except that there's no bad taste about it, just neutral).

Any "health authorities" who want to restrain or dampen e-cigs' use are prima facie hypocrites, liars, and frauds. They care nothing about health, but only want to profit from their investments in patch and gum companies which are largely ineffective. Ineffective alternatives are fine of course because they do nothing to threaten tobacco companies' profits, oh but we can't have an alternative which actually WORKS. Then not only tobacco profits would dwindle but the "cause" of condemning cigarette use would disappear. All of these "advocates" and "experts" would be unemployed. So the tobacco companies and the anti-smoking campaigners realize that their bread is buttered on the same side. It's the 1% against the 99% again. As usual. Nothing but garden-vaiety corporatism at work. Health schmealth.

Taxing e-cigs would be absurd. On the contrary. Smokers ought to be able to get a tax-subsidized COUPON for e-cigs with every pack of cigarettes. Every smoker has paid unbelievable taxes on cigarettes through the years, the government should be making sure that THEIR MONEY paid does something for THEIR HEALTH for a change.

That's if there is any honesty at all in this issue.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Jan 23, 2012, 04:39 PM (0 replies)

My ancestor was on the 'Sea Adventure' ship which was sent to rescue the starving Virginia colony

400+ years ago in 1607. The ship was hit by a hurricane off of Bermuda (which was unclaimed until then), and delayed quite a bit. All aboard the ship survived, not one life was lost out of 100+ people, but it took months to rebuild it out of native wood to set off again for Virginia. Unfortunately, few of the Virginians were left alive by then. Because my ancestor was a stockholder in the Virginia Company, he automatically became a stockholder of the Bermuda company as well. It is said that he made more than a million pounds from ambergris on Bermuda. I'm not sure I believe that's even possible, but that would be in 1600's currency. Over and over again my branch of the family kept being swindled out of its land/inheritance, so it didn't do me any good, I'm broke as a church-mouse.

Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' was inspired by the shipwreck incident. What I can't get over is... imagine being out in the ocean in one of those smallish ships and, first of all, being unlucky enough to be shipwrecked, but then at the same time being lucky enough to land on tiny Bermuda in the midst of all that water.

I do know this much - every boat I've been on (6 in my lifetime) has sunk. I don't "test it" anymore, as of decades ago. I just stay off the water. And Waters was the family name involved. Weird, isn't it? My ancestor's arms were three swans divided by silver and blue wavy lines on a black shield.

125 years before that, in the mid to late 1400's, an ancestor in the same family, was the York herald for Edward IV and Richard III. He was the first York herald actually documented in records which still exist today, even though two slightly earlier ones are known but no records of them survive.


Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sun Jan 8, 2012, 04:58 AM (0 replies)
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