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Re: “Oakland Officials Want to Ban Flavored Blunt Wrappers, Two-Pack Cigars, And Vape Juice

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.

Posted by Rachel Robbins on 04/14/2017 at 10:20 PM

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