Shamelessly lifted from Dick Puddlecote, a video of Jean-François Etter speaking about the ‘public health’ community’s irrational objections to e-cigarettes.
Since Etter is part of the ‘public health’ community, it’s nice to see them falling out with each other.
I’ve got an e-cig that I bought three or four years ago. I haven’t used it for ages, because I prefer real cigarettes. I need the 3,000 toxic chemicals in the smoke. Or maybe just the smoke. But it came in very handy once when I developed a nasty cold, with an accompanying cough.
Mind you, some of the e-cigs shown in use in this video produce much more ‘smoke’ – ‘fog’ might be a better term – than mine ever did. So I’d guess that the technology has moved a long way forward from where it was when my one appeared on the market.
I can well understand why Tobacco Control wants to stop them. Partly it’s because they want people to use Big Pharma’s useless NRT products. But also some e-cigarettes really do look almost exactly like real cigarettes. In a roomful of people, some of whom are smoking e-cigarettes, and some real ones, how would you tell which was which? It’s one of the delightfully subversive characteristics of e-cigarettes. But above all, the antismoking zealots don’t want anyone inhaling anything, ever. It’s never been about health.
It reminds me, however, that although the e-cig market has been growing very rapidly, I never seem to see anyone using the things.
But then, if I did see someone blowing smoke, I’d assume they were smoking cigarettes.