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Originally Posted by Vocalek
Originally Posted by The Torch
I sometimes doubt the direct correlation between cancers other than pulmonary and smoking and I'm starting to wonder if lung cancer really kills as much as they say. I also know ad many people that have cancer and do not smoke (or never have) than smokers that have cancer.
I have read an article in discover magazine that said nicotine does not cause cancer, but it helps building new blood vessels to where the demand is. The implication (as mentioned in said article) is that nicotine
I went looking today for information regarding whether higher taxes lower the smoking prevelance. The Antis also claim that smoking bans are a big factor in lowering smoking prevalence. It ain't necessarily so. I found this very informative page: Smokefree Women: Smoking in Your State: Data View
A state thatís doing everything "right" is New York. The state has the highest per-pack price for cigarettes at $8.97 and has all three types of smoking ban: work, bar, and restaurant.
I've been giving this some thought. The hardware is going to be tremendously difficult to regulate. Any modder can come up with improvements and sell the hardware separately from liquid as a novelty item.
The Tobacco Act seems to have been invented with the idea of putting up a gazillion roadblocks to making any product improvements, which is a big problem when the product you are dealing with isn't an agricutuaral product but rather a gadget. Technology changes much more rapidly
[QUOTE=Vocalek;4075673]Dr. Phillips is blogging about his experience at the European conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) in a Discussion area on the CASAA Facebook page.
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For those of you not on Facebook, here is a copy of his latest entry:
A few random observations:
We are all familiar with zealous anti-tobacco messages, and sketchy