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Did your doctor approve of your vaping?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Pav, Sep 8, 2010.

Does your doctor approve of vaping?

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  1. Pav

    Pav Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    Detroit Rock City
    I've noticed a lot of threads about what people's doctors say to them about vaping. I asked mine and he gave it the OK. Didn't hesitate at all to recommend it over smoking. Just thought a quick poll about doctor approval would be interesting.
  2. Jack Murray

    Jack Murray Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2010
    Toronto, Ontario
    My pdoc and I talked about it, and he told me some of the research about smoking and bipolar disorder/schizophrenia, and how it can actually be helpful. He was actually pleased that I'd found some way to use nicotine without actually smoking it, considering how much my mood has improved since I started (first on a nicorette inhaler, now on an eGo). I'm bipolar and it was such a relief just to not have to crave nicotine and worry that I'd fall off the wagon or something.
  3. classwife

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    Yep...he marked me as quit smoking on my last visit !!!
  4. My doctor said he'd have to look into it. He can look all he please...I'm gonna continue to vape.

    When my sister took her daughter to the ER, the nurses there (in AZ) were happy to let her vape there and told her there was no need to go outside.

    My aunt's doctor told her to stop vaping and continue to smoke analogs :O WTH!? He told her, "don't put your body through more stress" (she has cancer) He also told her that the vapor in her lungs would probably give her pneumonia.

    and friend that had cancer...her doctor was SO proud of her that she hugged her!

    So, I guess it just depends on the doctor, huh?
  5. JohnG1975

    JohnG1975 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2010
    Jacksonville FL
    My girl's dentist gave her a free cleaning because she stopped analogs, didn't offer an opinion on the vape.
  6. Bwig

    Bwig Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    My Dr. was soooooooooooooooooo pleased that I had quit analogs and was very impressed with my ecig. He removed it from my shirt pocket and played with it just as a child was playing with a new toy.
  7. CaptJay

    CaptJay Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    A Brit, abroad, (USA)
    My doctor was happy that the analogs were gone, didn't opine on the PV - my friends doctor said 'whatever works and this seems to work great'. He was later irritated to learn (from her) that the FDA want it banned and muttered something that she couldn't hear lol.

    CHUCKLEHEAD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2009
    Redneck Rivera
  9. Pav

    Pav Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    Detroit Rock City
    Nice pic. Send that to the FDA!
  10. Sponge Bobiwan

    Sponge Bobiwan Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2010
    I haven't told my doctor as I have not seen him yet. But, I did tell the nurse and she had heard about e-cigarettes and was really interested in knowing more about them because she wants to get one for her husband. I gave her the website address along with my favorite supplier's website addresses. I even vaped right there in the exam room for her to show her how they worked.
  11. PaulB

    PaulB Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    I told my doctor (actually the substitute for the substitute for my doctor--long story) and she was very enthusiastic, "Awesome!!!," but didn't pursue the subject or ask any questions. Then again, she's a fresh grad from the same med school where research was conducted "proving" that e-cigs don't deliver nicotine. So maybe she was happy in the belief I'm smoking a placebo. :p She, of course, was more concerned about the few cigarettes I still smoke (like 4-6--and I doubt those are the cigarettes that are going to do me in).
  12. firechick

    firechick Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2009
    Upstate New York
    Mine has heard of them, but is not well versed. She said they are probably far safer than cigarettes, and told me to keep using them.
  13. Bovinia

    Bovinia Divine Bovine ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2010
    Central CT
    I was sneaking a vape in the exam room when my new Dr. walked in. He grinned real big, knew what it was and was quite knowledgeable about e-cigs. He gave me the thumbs up.

    CHUCKLEHEAD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2009
    Redneck Rivera
    And your point is?
  15. kushka

    kushka Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    Marietta, GA
    Since my doctor is not my mother, I can't imagine asking her whether or not she approves or even remotely caring for her opinion.
  16. extinguishedgentleman

    extinguishedgentleman Full Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Vero Beach, Florida
    Going to see the man today at 1:30pm. I'll let you know what he says.
  17. PaulB

    PaulB Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    Here's my argument for putting a "Like" button on posts and responses!
  18. Pav

    Pav Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    Detroit Rock City
    My point is that the FDA wants to make vaping out to be the same as smoking. Well it's obviously not that much of a health risk to you or others if they're letting you do that in a hospital after an operation.

    really? You don't care about your doctor's opinion on your health? Why even go then?
  19. Sentinal

    Sentinal Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    Havent seen my doctor yet...but to be direct..I could care less what my family or doctor thinks. Im doing it regardless. When I see family at cookouts I get mixed reactions as they keep asking "what if its more harmful"; get that from the true exsmokers Bottom line, Im not coughing anymore and since the idea of ecigs seems to bug the heck out of the cigarette nazis I am more than happy to be an out in the open
  20. kushka

    kushka Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    Marietta, GA

    Since e-cigs are not negatively affecting my health, I see no reason to consult my health specialist. Just like since blowing vapor from my pv onto my laptop has not effected it's running - if it did I would consult a computer engineer about his opinions of vapor on laptops - until then I am not about to ask his opinion, for really it is none of either his or my doctors business until and unless I decide to pay them to have an opinion, and then since it is my job as a thinking human being to be in charge of my own life, I have to decide whether or not their opinion is sound.

    If I was having a problem with my health that could possibly be related to to inhaling the substances in e-cigs - I would ask my doctor to refer me to a good pulmonologists or other specialist that has knowledge of my symptoms. I doubt my family doctor, who is a generalist, has had much time to study the effects of e-cig. She has probably studied less about the effects of the chemicals I am inhaling on the human body then I have. This is not putting her down, as she is a extremely good doctor, who unlike many doctors (and a lot of patients) does not think she is god and has to act like she does know everything.

    My sex life might also affect my health, but I am not about to ask her to render her opinion of my sex partner either.
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