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CNN E-Cig Story

Discussion in 'Media and General News' started by krewblink, Mar 23, 2009.

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  1. krewblink

    krewblink Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    California
    Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

    Many people do not know about e-cigs and i feel that *we* could spread the word by contacting our local news cast studios and ask them to do a story on the new e-cig. Its pretty easy just send them a email! I already contacted Fox11 news in Los Angeles. Hopefully they will do a story on it. *Crossing my Fingers*:thumb:
     
  2. VapeAllDay

    VapeAllDay Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Am I the only one out there that thinks all of the media attention on e-cigs could actually be bad? The reason I think this is that all of the attention by the media put on e-cigs is forcing the FDA to act. I think they would rather just leave it alone, but when everyone is talking about it and asking them what they are going to do, it makes them look impotent by not acting.

    Just my $0.02.
     
  3. LaceyUnderall

    LaceyUnderall Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2008
    USA and Canada
    I love Dr. Gupta. He is great!

    This is a great report on the ecig and even the broadcaster seems to be impartial. I love how she brings up the candy cigarettes and how she used to play with them and still ended up a non-smoker. Fabulous!
     
  4. surbitonPete

    surbitonPete Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2009
    North Yorkshire UK
    My original thoughts were that it would be far better if we could keep our heads low and out of the media.....but the more I think about it I am not so sure...I don't want to have to be forever sneaking around vaping as if I am doing something wrong. within reason I want to be 'free' to do it anywhere I want. I guess it has to be sorted out one way or another.
     
  5. Nuck

    Nuck Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Once there are enough people using it, we will hit a sort of critical mass and the product becomes unbannable in practice. The industry just has to win the race in any of the major western nations.

    Fun to watch either way.
     
  6. krewblink

    krewblink Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    California
    Ive had mix feelings about telling the media and and trying to spread the word. But i think the publicity would be good for an e-cig. I think that the more people know about the product the more it will be mass produced, Smoked Anywhere, and save people's lives. *The e-cig is here to stay*. And more interest on the e-cig will lead to more studies and development.Hey if its causes cancer also we can just slap a Surgeons general warning label on it. just like analog cigs.
     
  7. Nuck

    Nuck Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Back away from the format options!!
     
  8. dEFinitionofEPIC

    dEFinitionofEPIC Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2009
    NJ
    lol.... no doubt
     
  9. krispy

    krispy Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Agree...

    All caps=Shouting.
    Large font=Loud talking.

    Both hurt my ears, while I try to relax vaping... (Insert smiley here.)
     
  10. CssReb

    CssReb Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2009
    USA, NYC
    Oopsie did Sanjay say "
    "

    Was that a blooper?

    LMAO
     
  11. KoS

    KoS Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2009
    VT, USA
    That was a great report. Just wish he wouldn't have said that it is smoke coming out insteadof vapor. Still was so much better that alot of the reports that have been coming out. Some of those reporters should be forced with a retraction. I always thought the hasd to have factual info before reporting (lol I know, I know) all becides Fox network of cource.
     
  12. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    This is 10 days old .. been discussed. Good report but .. the good doctor won't try it! Why? He's afraid he'll drop dead on camera? At least on The Doctors, they (sort of) tried it. His fear of trying it speaks volumes to non-smokers and anti's.
     
  13. krispy

    krispy Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Yeah, he should have sucked and blown out 'smoke' from a 0mg e-cig and it would have validated his report... Someone at his level doing this would tear up the opposition...
     
  14. LaceyUnderall

    LaceyUnderall Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2008
    USA and Canada
    Can we say that Gupta is a smoker? By him trying it and being a non-smoker, that just feeds the hysteria that these will get non-smokers to try smoking.

    Bravo for him NOT trying it and Bravo for him keeping himself unbiased and reporting the story. Thank god there are still some reporters and doctors out there who try to show a balanced and fair report.
     
  15. Exylis

    Exylis Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2009
    Null
    Amen to that, Lacey!
     
  16. krispy

    krispy Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    If he had done a demo with a 0mg and explained it as such, it would have validated the hardware portion of this method to be safe. The non-smokers would not be interested, unless they want to be 'pretend smokers' with the device, using 0mg... (Smoking and vaping are two different things.)
     
  17. calligal

    calligal Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2009
    California
    To bad they couldn't find someone who did smoke though and could compare.
    I didn't see it. Did they do a comparison between being a non-smoker standing next to someone smoking and analog compared to standing next to someone who was vaping?

    The one thing I really am enjoying about vaping is how clean it is. (okay, not the wiping up leaking nicotine part) I dread the thought that even if it is accepted I will still be regulated to the smoking sections. Have you ever been in one of those airport smoking room?
     
  18. LaceyUnderall

    LaceyUnderall Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2008
    USA and Canada
    He did say he had a smoker on staff who tried it and thought it was very similar to smoking.

    I think there is a strong argument to be made that even though we are continuing the action of smoking, we should not be banished to the smoking section. We are not producing second hand smoke.

    I was at a party the other night and everyone was smoking tobacco, inside and well... the next day, I woke up with a splitting migraine. As I was the dd for the night, I know it had nothing to do with the three large glasses of water I had, nor the usual amount of vaping that I had done.

    To banish me to the smoking section, well, I will fight that one. Those airport smoking rooms are a travesty and the fact that smokers have allowed this type of "death box" is sad. Even as a smoker I suffered through not smoking just so I didn't have to go into them.
     
  19. bard

    bard Moved On

    Mar 14, 2009
    DELETEME
    I was at a wedding on Saturday, and at the reception, explained to the organiser at the venue what I had, and they were happy for me to vape inside all evening. Definitely got interest from all the smokers who kept having to go outside! What was interesting was the automatic assumption from just about everyone who asked (smokers and non-smokers) that it isn't bad for you. If that's to be the general consensus, then public opinion may not be much of a problem (if at all).
     
  20. Zach

    Zach Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2008
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
    The best possible coverage we could get, imo.
     
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