A reader on my blog asked me if I view e-cigs as a menace. Or a blessing.
Well when e-cigs first came out in the late 2000s, they certainly were not as big back then as they are in 2015. They were initially marketed as a quit smoking tool. But I viewed them more as a "blessing" for people who wanted to work around indoor smoking bans.
I've heard from two ladies who actually tried vaping (the term used to describe someone using an e-cig). And both of them hated it. I tend to agree smoking a traditonal cig sounds more pleasurable than sucking a device which produces no smoke but "liquid nic."
And despite the fact they're tobacco free and smoke free, a lotta places still treat e-cigs as normal cigs. As in "If you wanna vape, take it outside like those who smoke the normal cigs!" I dont think it's fair to treat vapers like smokers. Unless there's a 2nd hand vaping lie I never heard of before.
Since I'm not interested in e-cigs, I dont wanna call them a blessing. But its disrespectful (in my eyes) to tell someone to vape outside when he/she is not smoking at all. I dont think e-cigs are a menace. Since I still see people with Newports when I DO spend time outside at places. I have never seen someone with an e-cig in public before.
I dunno if its true e-cigs help people quit smoking for real. I definitely know its just as tough for minors to buy em as it is for teens trying to buy traditional cigs.