It annoys me that e-cigarettes and vaping are actually grouped together.
I bet I am not the only one who used e-cigarettes as the gateway out of smoking and then, as I researched and learnt a bit more, took the plunge into the world of vaping?
I believe we, as vapers, need to start disassociating ourselves from e-cigs because
- e-cigs can and are being produced and effectively monopolised by big tobacco as they run for their lives to get a new market
- e-cigs COULD potentially be seen as a gateway into smoking although I would still contest this. They do LOOK like cigarettes
- Vapers are developing (or already have) their own sub-culture. Loads of you go into it much further than I do and it's fascinating to be on the edges looking in. I just like trying flavours and buying different mods but many of you drill and coil and wick and build and it's great. This bears little resemblence to someone puffing on a white stick, electronic or otherwise.
- We need to disassociate ourselves from the word 'cigarette'. We aren't smoking, we're vaping. It does nothing to you and is as dangerous as caffeine.
Just my thoughts leyk