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non smokers taking up vapeing??

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by tom1919, Jan 24, 2014.

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  1. tom1919

    tom1919 Full Member

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    Is this going on? Are non smokers getting into vapeing and justifying it by just getting 0mg or 6mg of nic?? Does that make it ok?

    Id love to hear peoples thoughts on this.

    Ive only been vapeing 2 weeks but ive already gathered a press full of goodies ive got two egos and a twist, about 10 bottles of juice an evod, two aspire bdc minis and a .... load of ce4s and drip tips. Anyways the missus never smoked, however she keeps picking them up 'let me taste this let me taste that' i dont want to encourage it tbh, (selfishly) i would love a vapeing buddy though haha
     
  2. Sickkboy

    Sickkboy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I see a lot of non smoker pick up vaping lately, I suggest you stick with 0mg nic, you sure don't wanna addict to nicotine since you never smoke cause it so dang hard to quit.
     
  3. tom1919

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    No its not me its my partner im talking about. I smoked 20 a day for 10 years lol
     
  4. Topacka

    Topacka Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I have friends who have switched to vaping from dipping, and friends who never used tobacco who now vape.

    Who are we to judge if it's 'ok' or not. There are no known risks besides addiction to nicotine. But you could say the same thing about having a glass of wine once in a blue moon.

    I guess it just doesn't bother me.
     
  5. DetraMental

    DetraMental Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Most of us picked up cigarettes at some point in our life and became smokers. Who's to say they wouldn't have done the same except they have vaping to turn to instead......... I dunno. I'm not advocating underage vaping just saying if they are of age they are grown enough to make their own decision.
     
  6. glovedo09

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    Not sure the prevalence of non-smokers vaping, but not my place to judge. I have non-smoker friends that are very intrigued with my new hobby. If they want to get into it, I will gladly help them out, but I will encourage 0 nic. That's just my humble opinion...
     
  7. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Vaping 0 nic... I see no issue with it, suppose its just like a non drinker sipping on a non alcoholic beer...
     
  8. TheJakeBailey

    TheJakeBailey Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I would hate for one more person to face the nicotine demon we all faced when we were smokers. I will never forget the day I realized my body was physically addicted to something, and couldn't deny it anymore. (first attempt at cold turkey.) We have what we believe to be a safer alternative, but if it were my friend, I would still probably warn against starting it at all.

    On the other hand I'm not a child, and I make my own decisions. If this person is an adult, telling them they cant do it is just a step away from the antz "for the kids" argument. And I really despise the "for the kids" argument. Raise your own damn kids. don't punish me if you can't be bothered with it.

    so... yep, I'm still on the fence.
     
  9. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This won't be popular but...

    I honestly and strongly believe that adults can and should make their own choices. Weather the were smokers or not to vape is a personal choice.

    Underage vaping I have a serious gut level negative reaction to. It is not reasonable or rational in any sense of the word but when I hear of underage vaping I want to just scream NO DON'T DO IT. I can make all sorts of rationalizations for my reaction but that is what they are. After the fact rationalizations. Just being completely honest and NOT looking for a debate.
     
  10. Topacka

    Topacka Super Member ECF Veteran

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    That seems to be the popular opinion...
     
  11. Myrany

    Myrany Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You would be surprised how much flack I have gotten for my negative reaction to underage vaping. :)
     
  12. tom1919

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    I think everybody is of the same general opinion then, is that fair? Adults make there own decisions and if they wana do it why not, but keep it to the zero nic, underagers is a no no because . . . (because it just is ok!! So stop giving cheek you little ....)
    Lol.
    Still im on the fence myself a small bit though, i think non smokers never enjoyed the habbit of putting something to there mouth and inhaleing it into there lungs to relax and enjoy the feel of it. Isnt there something in that thats addictive in it self? And maybe , just maybe it might make the odd non smoker Think of an analogue, where as they might not ever have before
     
  13. Topacka

    Topacka Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't think they should have to keep it to zero nic if they don't want to, that's a ridiculous notion. That's like saying, if you're not already an alcoholic, only virgin drinks and non-alcoholic beers for you! I mean, I certainly wouldn't suggest that they start, but they're adults for god sake.

    And underage vaping is bad for real reasons. Nicotine is an addictive substance that rewires the neural pathways in your brain, changing your behavior, causing you to become addicted to it. It's been proven time and time again that teens who become addicted to something are much less likely to quit, ever.
     
  14. Steamer861

    Steamer861 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I think it,s Just Wrong! Vaping is a great way to quite smoking If you never smoked Don't start smoking or Vaping just my 2 cents
    I heard of a 15 year old I know trying a cigalike at School I gave him the Lecture Just like I got when I was starting to Smoke
     
  15. tom1919

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    Point taken, but nicotine is highly addictive compared to alcohol so the comparison you gave isnt entirely relevant
     
  16. tom1919

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    I agree with you there with regard to what you said about teens. They are more likely in my book to go from a cigalike to an analogue than an adult who might have more sense
     
  17. eeevilyn.

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    I too believe adults should be able to make their own decisions and I have no issue with non smokers that choose to vape.
     
  18. Vermonster13

    Vermonster13 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Perhaps they should ban cigalikes to make the connection and jump from PV to analog less apparent.
     
  19. 1wildman

    1wildman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yeah ban them...just what we need more government intrusion into our lives. Do we really want any of these clowns regulating anything in the vape world? Slippery slope. Lets just tax the crap out of the industry instead and then underage kids and new users wont be able to to afford them. :confused:
     
  20. flavorfart

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    I'm 18 was a non smoker but started to vape was curious about it and I enjoy it (0mg Nic) still would never touch a analog they are just disgusting and plus I get irritated by them lol(allergies)


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