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It's a form of harm reduction. Vaping is the only way I would ever have been able to quit smoking. I did both for over a year while tapering down. E-cigs saved me from a 20-year pack a day Newport 100 habit. I understand why we want to keep tobacco products out of young people's hands and I agree. But the attempt to paint e-cigs as, "equally dangerous" as cigarettes is objectively false. There are literally HUNDREDS of carcinogenic chemicals in the filters of cigarettes, and burning tobacco means particulate matter-- ashes, tar, burning paper and tobacco in your lungs. Nicotine is addictive and bad for your heart, but it's still better than nicotine plus hundreds more also addictive and also carcinogenic chemical plus tar and particulate matter. I've managed to slowly step down my nicotine level using vape juices with progressively less nicotine. I have one more step before I'm at zero nic. I'm not the only one with a story like this. E-cigs are a cessation method and a harm reduction method that worked for me when no other method did.
Additionally; all my vape juice comes from a local Oakland business, who hire locally and make everything themselves. This isn't gonna hurt big tobacco, it's gonna kill local jobs and people's livelihoods. This needs to be addressed better.
Vaping got me to quit my 25 year habit of two packs a day. My health and quality of life has improved no end since making the switch.
i wish people would see the difference between vaping and smoking!
What about all the flavored liquors? Ban them too? Adults like sweet flavorings just as much as kids. I haven't smoked a cigarette since 2009 thanks to vaping.
Thank you Senator Skinner for this bold move. Why don't they use that money to fix the failing bridges and infrastructure?
No loss, except for the greedy tobacco profiteers.
480,000 dead in the US every year from addiction and death (Source: CDC)
Canada has ended the sale of all menthol and flavored tobacco.
Oakland ought to do the same.
Adults love flavors too. Did your taste buds die at 21? Vaping works better than all other cessation methods combined and flavors are a big part of that.
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why not enforce the laws already in place that forbid selling to minors? sheez
Honestly, those things are poison. But supporting a government that wants to step in and manage your day to day life is far more poisonous.
I'm glad to see a protest has been organized against Radiohead's plans to break the boycott called for by Palestinians by playing in apartheid Israel :(
Oh yeah... prohibition always works
Blessings of the highest to you and your new creation. I commend your courage and vision. I would love to come and pray with you when I am able.
Fact: the robberies were armed
Fact: she was a long way from home
Next we'll hear how she was turning her life around, she was a good kid, blah blah blah
Beautiful! Peace be unto you my sisters.
Ahh my, you mean the Muslim faith is not open minded and kind to women? Shocking, I tell you.
What the City Council will also have to decide is how to deal with further Federal funding exclusions based on Oakland's status as a "Sanctuary City." Pandering to illegal immigrants and spending large sums on them is not going to go unnoticed by Trumpkins.
8Chris Stethlik. I have nothing to do with oranizing this event. I am sorry the farmer's market was shut down. This is not good.
I am volunteering my time to make this event peacful. If your police had stopped the violent leftists from running wild in your streets you would not have this problem.
You need to contact your police department and demand they protect you and your property. If they did this on Feb 2 we would not have had to come to your town and do this.
The Berkeley police passive policing strategy failed you in a big way.
JJ noire. I sence a lot of pent up frustration and anger. I am not compairing my self to any free speech activists of the past. I am just trying to protect the security of people who would like to speak their mind. Why is this so infuriating to you?. I will be working with law enforcment professionals from across the country to try to ensure a safe event.
A coward is someone who makes acusations and hurls insults online, while allowing American citizens to be assaulted in the streets of their own city.
The left has so femanized their men that real men have to step up from other states and cities to defend your citizens rights. Keep typing JJ you won't see anything from me Saturday I will be busy doing the job you and your feminized men refuse to do. Maybe you can bake some cookies for us.
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