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E-cigarettes may be carcinogenic, report claims
France 24 ^ | 26/08/2013

Posted on 08/26/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai

E-cigarettes are more dangerous than thought and can cause cancer, the September edition of a French magazine has claimed.

“Electronic cigarettes are far from the harmless gadgets they’re sold as by manufacturers,” wrote monthly magazine “60 Million Consumers” following a study of some 10 reusable and disposable e-cigarette models.

“It’s not a reason to ban them, but to better control them,” said Thomas Laurenceau, chief editor of the magazine, which reports the findings of France’s national consumers' institute (INC).

The INC has relayed its findings to the authorities, Laurenceau told AFP. …

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: biasedstudies; carcinogen; ecig; ecigarettes; nicotine
Of course, big pharma has been after the devices for a while too.
1 posted on 08/26/2013 5:55:36 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
“It’s not a reason to ban them, but to better control them,” said Thomas Laurenceau, chief editor of the magazine

Good little socialist. Control is the issue, not the cigarettes or the cancer.

With people like this in the press, who needs jackbooted thugs?

Shh...I think I hear someone exercising a freedom.

2 posted on 08/26/2013 5:59:01 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Olog-hai

they want folks to buy the patches....at their obscene price...and I know no one who has had success via the patch.


3 posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:28 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

May be carcinogenic?

‘Well, that’s it then - better Tax them to the hilt’
/sarc


4 posted on 08/26/2013 6:00:39 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Olog-hai
I think that demoRats are carcinogenic.
5 posted on 08/26/2013 6:03:55 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Olog-hai

A female friend of mine got into trying to quit smoking.

Her solution (like everything else) was to find a substitute so she didn’t have to stop doing anything.

We went up to the local smoke shop, which is owned and operated by some Middle Easterners (not sure exactly where they are from)

She asked about buying and E-CIG, and since she and I were regular visitors, and my son has made friends with several of them, he told her YOU DON’T WANT THESE. THEY ARE BAD FOR YOU.

Turns out he was right. What did she do? Went somewhere else and bought an E-CIG anyway.


6 posted on 08/26/2013 6:04:44 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Olog-hai

I know 7 people personally that quit smoking by using an e-cig, and subsequently just stopped buying e-cig refills.

Of course the .gov wants to regulate e-cigs. They are losing tax revenue.


7 posted on 08/26/2013 6:09:09 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Olog-hai

the only thing that people seem to be able to openly and guiltlessly condemn these days is selling crack to schoolchildren, drunk driving, and anything that remotely resembles smoking.

otherwise, it’s george bush’s fault.


8 posted on 08/26/2013 6:14:05 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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9 posted on 08/26/2013 6:37:44 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Sacajaweau
they want folks to buy the patches....at their obscene price...and I know no one who has had success via the patch.

Worked great for my sister, who had tried EVERYTHING else.
10 posted on 08/26/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: UCANSEE2
There is a lot of trash out there, especially at local tobacco shops, stuff I wouldn't even consider using. For under $100, someone can go online or to a reputable retailer and purchase all the supplies to stop smoking in a few days.

As for the cancer aspect: The only materials I've seen that have tested poorly are no-name Chinese pieces of junk that taste and smell awful. But every single one has tested better than a plain old cigarette.

11 posted on 08/26/2013 7:02:34 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Domandred
Quitting smoking is easier if you understand what happens

If you are ADDICTED to nicotine (and you probably are, if you smoke every day) you will get sick when you try to quit.

You just have to recognize it for what it is- withdrawal symptoms.

The good news is, its over in less than a week (usually 2-3 days) - if you quit cold-turkey.

The best plan is to quit on a Friday and plan on sleeping the weekend away. Get some Xanax or Valium, and a couple of sleeping pills and sleep it off. Drink lots of liquids, no coffee.

When you quit you will have the following SYMPTOMS: Insomnia, heavy cravings for a cigarette, a headache and want to throw up. THIS GOES AWAY IN 24-48 hours!

IF you go a week straight with nothing, you've done it.

If you have so much as ONE PUFF during this time, you have to start over...

Unfortunately having no coffee may set off another withdrawal (caffeine) if you also have coffee every day. But this is also gone in 24-48 hours. Sleep it off.

12 posted on 08/26/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Domandred

“Of course the .gov wants to regulate e-cigs. They are losing tax revenue.”

The e-cig threatens their revenue just like high mileage cars. They tax the market to a point where it reacts then they whine and cry that there is not enough money.


13 posted on 08/26/2013 7:19:44 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE (“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” - Orwell)
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To: Mr. K; Domandred
Nothing you wrote about quitting was true for me.

I had tried to quit several times before I quit for good.

For example, people told me “The good news is, its over in less than a week (usually 2-3 days) - if you quit cold-turkey.”

Well, it wasn't over after a week. So I waited two weeks, then three, then four, then I decided they were either jerks or lying to me in their zeal to get me to quit, so I gave up and started smoking again.

When I finally quit smoking for good, it wasn't over after a month. It wasn't over after a year.

It's been twenty years since I quit and I still would love a cigarette.

14 posted on 08/26/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Age of Reason; Mr. K; Domandred

Its easy to quit smoking, I did it 4 times last year alone!


15 posted on 08/26/2013 8:34:30 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Age of Reason

Racquetball did the trick for me.

Of course I was a newbie and only smoked occasionally. One night I smoked about 5. The next day I played racquetball and it felt like my lungs were bleeding. Never even had the urge since.


16 posted on 08/26/2013 8:37:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai

http://blog.casaa.org/2013/08/new-study-confirms-that-chemicals-in.html

This link has a scientific study. The liquid for e-cigarettes is nicotine, glycerine, and propylene glycol.


17 posted on 08/26/2013 8:43:41 AM PDT by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: mrsloungitude

http://publichealth.drexel.edu/SiteData/docs/ms08/f90349264250e603/ms08.pdf

Actual abstract of the study.


18 posted on 08/26/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by mrsloungitude ( USMC Mom)
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To: Age of Reason

what you say makes no medical sense- the nicotine is gone from your body in 2-3 days

Did you cheat at all? even one tiny puff? that sorta ruins the whole process

Cold-turkey means cut off 100%

it is NOT easy, I know, and I am not making light of your efforst

But medically 3-4 weeks is way past the point that there is any nicotine is left in your body.

Even heroin addicts are through with the withdrawals after 36 hours or so


19 posted on 08/26/2013 9:51:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Age of Reason

I know what you mean though- after 20 years I could STILL go for a smoke some times... I just don’t

I quit when they were $2.50 a pack

Here in NY state they are close to $10 a pack now!!!!!


20 posted on 08/26/2013 9:52:29 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: driftdiver

yes!!! i forgot to mention that- good exercize makes you not want to smoke too...


21 posted on 08/26/2013 9:54:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Sacajaweau

My hubby dumped good old snuff via the patches.

He quit the cigs cold turkey.

And no, he wasn’t fun to be around for a while


22 posted on 08/26/2013 9:54:26 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Olog-hai

I quit smoking tobacco cigarettes in February. I smoke low nicotine e-cigs as a substitute. I do not miss cigarettes at all because of the many benefits. My blood pressure which was not really considered high but in the high normal range that has decreased to lower normal and my pulse rate is consistently in the low 70s, whereas when I smoked it was in the mid 80s. Any shortness of breath I may have had is gone.


23 posted on 08/26/2013 10:03:23 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Black Agnes

I quit cold turkey 5 years ago. I watched my friends on the patch. They failed and failed. In the end...it’s discipline.


24 posted on 08/26/2013 11:49:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

I know it’ll be hard, a torture, but I’m thinking of quitting not smoking.


25 posted on 08/26/2013 11:50:17 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mr. K

That all sounds great in theory, but in reality smokes become such an ingrained part of life the craving never really goes away. Yeah you don’t have the withdrawal symptom, but you have the holes in your life habits, all those times when you would have had a smoke: first thing in the morning, after a meal, driving to work, after an annoying meeting at work, anything bad or annoying in life. I knew a guy that had quit all kinds of stuff, 25 years later the one thing on his list he still wanted every single day was a cig.


26 posted on 08/26/2013 11:55:13 AM PDT by discostu (Go do the voodoo that you do so well.)
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To: discostu

You are correct, I am only trying to help people who may not understand that there is a medical reason for what is happening to them when they try to quit smoking.

Once I realized that it was actual WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, it made it better for me- and many others that I helped to quit.

If you dont know there is a medical reason for what is happening, the insomnia and nervousness that has you crawling the walls is hard to take.

The withdrawal symptoms from different things are different- for me, withdrawal from COFFEE gave me huge headaches, followed by barfing my guts out. For heroin it is actual bodily pain.

This is the same reason they tell you not to STOP taking certain prescriptions without telling your doctor.


27 posted on 08/26/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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