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bigjimw on 12-4-2009



The argument that they are being marketed to kids is outlandish. First off it is a very large initial investment for the equiptment. It is much easier for kids to buy their marlboros at the local convieniance store. Second, the fruit flavors are no to being targeted to kids. The ban on flavored cigarettes is a joke, because the only flavor NOT banned, menthol, is allowed and the only flavor "kids" use. If anything, real cigarettes ARE the gateway to the electronic ones, and not the other way around as the FDA and groups like ASH and Tobacco Free Kids wants you to believe.
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The cost savings. While a typical e-cig starter kit goes for about $50-$60, and e-juice looks somewhat expensive, if you are a 1 pack a day smoker who pays on average of $7.50 a pack, you spend $52.50 a week in cigarettes. The kit will pay for itself in a week. Then adding the cost monthly, you're spending $225.75 a month just for one pack a day. When you compare the cost of 3 30ml bottles of e-juice at approx $15-$20 each, which usually gets your average pack a day smoker through a month, $60.00 maximum for the juice. Big savings. And you can bet the government does not want you to be saving that much since it comes out of taxes collected.
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Quality control issues. While the electronic cigarette is probably one of the greatest inventions in this century and will surely save millions of lives, the issue of quality control is in question. Getting an atomizer is like a craps shoot. I had 2 die on me in 3 days time while my other atomizer kept going for 4 months. Some of the quality of imported e-juice is questionable, and there are many fly-by-night websites springing up that sell junk e-cigs only to make a quick buck during the "craze" and don't care what the outcome of the e-cigs are. Also false and misleading claims some sites still make regarding the safety issue of the electronic cigarette and the fact that they can be smoked anywhere.
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So far his promise to get the economy back on track and create new jobs has been a failure. Unemployment rates still climb and as more people run out of unemployment benefits and are tossed out on the street, it creates a false impression of a "recovery". Where will the new jobs come from he promises is yet to be seen.
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First African American president.
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Fortunately for us, IRAN is a small piece of real estate on the global map. The day they start shit, they turn into a sandbox.

So let them do what they want. We need target practice anyways.
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Iran should be bombed off the face of the map
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A black market. The big problem we face in a potential ban is the inevitable "black market" that is going to follow by these sleazy fly by night operations that will come into place to make a quick buck and may sell a product that could potentially kill. Much like prohabition did when people made home made hootch that ended up blinding and killing people who were drinking anti-freeze. The US woke up and realized prohabition wasn't working and lifted it. But that was little too late for the dead people resulted from it and when the mob was born and infamous names like Al Capone rose to the surface.

And once again the US will figure out it is losing the battle and will back off. But I guess more people will need to die and more "Al Capones" need to be born before this wonderful "country" we live in wakes up and figures that out too.
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A black market. The big problem we face in a potential ban is the inevitable "black market" that is going to follow by these sleazy fly by night operations that will come into place to make a quick buck and may sell a product that could potentially kill. Much like prohabition did when people made home made hootch that ended up blinding and killing people who were drinking anti-freeze. The US woke up and realized prohabition wasn't working and lifted it. But that was little too late for the dead people resulted from it and when the mob was born and infamous names like Al Capone rose to the surface.

And once again the US will figure out it is losing the battle and will back off. But I guess more people will need to die and more "Al Capones" need to be born before this wonderful "country" we live in wakes up and figures that out too.
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A black market. The big problem we face in a potential ban is the inevitable "black market" that is going to follow by these sleazy fly by night operations that will come into place to make a quick buck and may sell a product that could potentially kill. Much like prohabition did when people made home made hootch that ended up blinding and killing people who were drinking anti-freeze. The US woke up and realized prohabition wasn't working and lifted it. But that was little too late for the dead people resulted from it and when the mob was born and infamous names like Al Capone rose to the surface.

And once again the US will figure out it is losing the battle and will back off. But I guess more people will need to die and more "Al Capones" need to be born before this wonderful "country" we live in wakes up and figures that out too.
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