"Everything in excess. Anything worth doing once is worth overdoing.
Moderation is for monks." -- Robert A. Heinlein
Hookah smoking is the closest analog to enthusiast-level vaping. The delicious flavors and the big-cloud aesthetics are part of the hookah experience, not cigarettes.
Seriously. If you're so against smoking, and vaping, then why are you a part of this community. And why do you (presumably) vape?
I liked your post in the hopes you see this and reply. I agree with absolutely nothing you have posted in this thread.
Maryland Vapers: http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...por-group.html
I have a neighbor who started vaping when she quit drinking and it's really helped her; the owner at my local B&M has a police officer as a customer who started vaping for the same reason, and she said he also says it's been helping him stay sober.
I should add that before I started vaping I'd have a vodka-and-something or 2 or 3 almost every night and that pretty much stopped when I started vaping. I wouldn't say I had a drinking problem to begin with, but I just haven't felt like drinking when at home anymore.
So is it substituting one addiction (food, alcohol) for another? Maybe; but self-medicating seems to be a built-in urge for almost everything in the animal kingdom, humans included.
If you're going to pick up a vice, "vaping" is a great one out of many, many, many bad ones. Although I do not support adding nicotine to any juice you may use. If it was as simple as to answer yes or no to if a non smoker should start using one, the answer is no. JUST a slightly similar comparison:
If a drinker switches from alcoholic beverages to a non-alcohol drink to become healthier with essentially the same habit, it's a very good thing. Although, it's wouldn't be the same for someone who doesn't drink to pick up the non-alcohol habit. It'd just be an opportunity to become more involved in it. It would be moving the same direction it did for us (used to be smokers), we started with smokes, got worse and worse, then we moved on to vaping and it's been great! With them (non-ex smoker new vapers), it'd be starting off vaping 0-nic, then, just a little nic, then more nic perhaps, then so on and so forth. Just my opinion.
Most of us are ex-smokers , we started vaping to switch into an healthier alternative for an addiction that started when we were younger and stupid and to be honest I wouldn't start vaping if I didn't smoke first.
I have a couple of non smoker buddies walking around with mech mods