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Fox Tampa: Some Choose Electronic Cigarettes

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  1. jamie

    jamie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 3, 2008
    Some choose electronic cigarettes - MyFox TampaBay

    Some choose electronic cigarettes
    02 Apr 2009

    (includes two videos)

  2. Lorddrek

    Lorddrek Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2009
    I really think this whole "Beat the smoking ban!" E-Cig pitch does not help our cause at all. The last thing the non smoking crowd wants is to feel they are losing a little ground.
  3. malyden

    malyden Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2008
    :thumbs: Just wanted to note that there's a second video on this page entitled Hear what local researchers are saying about the electronic cigarettes.
    I must say these two stories were very positive about vaping! :cool:
  4. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    That's about the most positive media presentation I've seen, Jamie. If these kinds of reports continue, we might see a swing toward recognition that e-smoking, while unproven, if still too promising to dismiss with a ban. I liked both videos.
  5. jerimiah797

    jerimiah797 Unregistered Supplier

    Feb 6, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    It's starting to really bother me that some of these people are using the argument about the e-liquid flavors appealing to children. Obviously, they have never shopped for hookah tobacco. Here's a typical list of flavors at a hookah tobacco internet site I just googled. (fumari dot com)

    Apple Mint
    Black Cherry
    Blueberry Muffin
    Citrus Mint
    Double Apple
    French Vanilla
    Fumari Cola
    Granny Smith
    Island Papaya
    Lemon Mint
    Mint Chocolate Chill
    Mixed Fruit
    Orange Cream
    Passion Fruit
    Prickly Pear
    Spearmint Gum
    Triple Apple
    Tropical Mango
    Tropical Punch
    Tutti Fruitti
    Watermelon NEW!
    White Grape
    White Peach

    We don't even have that many choices in e-liquid, nicotine-free or not....

  6. Smo

    Smo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2009
    I liked how the guy in the 2nd video answered to the questions, he was really balanced weighing the pros n cons.
  7. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    .. and they don't want you, or children, to smoke tobacco in a hookah. They just can't ban those tobacco products. Our products are on the drug side. Those can be banned.

    Apples and oranges comparisons.

    BUT ... when the FDA gets power over tobacco, you can flat kiss those flavors goodbye. There will be no flavors except menthol, and allowing even that ONE is being hotly debated. Flavors are history.
  8. Obi Wan

    Obi Wan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2009
    good to see an optimistic simple news video without all the anti negative comments added to it.
    and its my home news channel !
    but the letter from the fda to someone on another thread i just read doesnt sound to optimistic.
    it said the fda is considering e-cigs a new drug because they established that it is intended to be marketed to help people quit smoking.
    they dont sound like they care if things are changed or worded as an alternative or not.
    i look forward to seeing other peoples opinion like T-Bob on that thread which is alot more serious then this optimistic simple little news video.
    our news anchors seem to be more laid back,less serious and more optimistic then up North about everything.
    i guess its the sunshine apposed to being negative and .....y from a long freezing cold winter up North. lol
    i should know,,im from up North..
  9. syntaxevasion

    syntaxevasion Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Go Tampa Bay! :D

    /Treasure Island
  10. strayling

    strayling Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2009
    Seattle, USA
    The video interview with the Tobacco Intervention guy was very encouraging. I like the way the public debate is shaping up.
  11. strayling

    strayling Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2009
    Seattle, USA
    Not while LorAnn are still in business :)

    Good point though - it's the sort of mean-spirited concession that prohibitionists will demand given half a chance. They hate the idea of people enjoying the nicotine habit.
  12. MonkeyMonk

    MonkeyMonk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2009
    I liked both videos. I wish more news clips would present the positive side of e-cigs.
  13. Vapor Pete

    Vapor Pete The Vapor Pope ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2009
    Rochester, NY
    My thoughts exactly. BUT... we cannot control what the media says in their reports. The only thing that gentleman who was using the e-cig did not say was that he isnt trying to "beat the ban", which he was clearly doing by vaping in the mall. And it is of my own opinion that all of us should remain respectful of said smoking bans, and I know that sentiment has been made before and most agree. All in all, as TB said, by far the most promising report thus far.
    My best,
  14. scintar

    scintar Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Pinellas Park FL
    Did you notice that these reports diden't say that e-cigs were illegal to sell or market?
    I live in this area myself and gives me a little breathing room LOL.
    I really think if we all keep pushing that fact that even tho the long term effects of vaping are unknown, It is an alternate to smoking analogs that will not harm others with second hand smoke ect. This alone will open more eyes. The more the media with a positive outlook on e-cigs educate the public the better chance we have at getting some relief from being outcasts in the public eye.
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