I’ll let you read the article and will leave just a FEW comments from the survey below that and of course my own rant.
Comments from question # 10: What other methods did you try that didn’t work to stop smoking before you stopped with vaping?
The drugs made me psycho and i still purchased packs of cigs with the patch then i only went three days cold tyrkey before i lost it.
The patch caused skin irritation and nughtmares. The gum caused digestive issues. Cold turkey worked for a short time because I was pregnant. And Chantix caused horrible nausea and nightmares.
Chantix was awful. It messed with how I felt and caused anxiety. Gum def didn’t work. Patch burned my skin, gave me super weird dreams. Vaping, has had no negative side effects.
The patch at any strength was delivering too high nicotine level, therefore, nausea. Zyban helped me cut back, but only for a week or two. I quit cold turkey with all 3 pregnancies because it made me sick. I quit cold turkey for 6 years once didn’t stick.
SEVERELY allergic to Chantix Few times patch worked for a short time ONLY vaping has stopped and kept me stopped from smoking.
My mother has tried everything listed and this year suffered a DVT. She took both Zyban and Chantix. Zyban almost worked, and then she got sick from it. Chantix made her hallucinate, and have violent night terrors, having never had any of those symptoms ever before in her life. She’s still suffering some side effects a year plus after going off the Chantix. She quit smoking with vaping, going from a pack a day to zero, as suggested by her doctor, to save her life. Since quitting she’s gone off her high blood pressure medication and lost weight.
I didn’t try chantix because of the serious side effects
Chantix Makes you nuts. It should be taken off the market
Those were within the first 50 comments – these are just examples, and they weren’t ALL of them in that first 50.
If the article above is not a WORLDWIDE call to you in political charge who want to denounce vaping as an effective and viable alternative to smoking in politics, you all need to reassess the oath of governing office you were elected to uphold. Shame On YOU. You are costing LIVES listening to your lobbyists. Listening to your contributors. Taxes and banning will take people away from what WORKS without danger. Vaping is a viable alternative. Do some research. Be brave. Grow a pair, grow up. You too, ladies in office.The public is waiting. Again, that report says: “more reports of deaths and violence from taking Chantix than any other drug”. When the truth is unclouded, who will you blame for being wrong? Vaping isn’t going away. It’s not smoking. It’s SAFER than smoking. Get on board.
If you’re public health or tobacco control and you’re denouncing vaping – and always without REAL science to back your claims I also suggest you pack your shit and get out of the profession you’re proclaiming you know everything about. Linking false, poorly done & improperly conducted “studies” by Gomer Pyle and Bugs Bunny like your formaldehyde and mice studies – are frankly getting very tiring, yet you enjoy the spotlight of “expertise”. LOVE to publicize the lies. The media is just as responsible. I call the “you DON’T know what you’re talking about” card directly to you, but you continue to snowball the lies to the public without studies of your own. Don’t you have any friends who will stand up to you and tell you – for instance – you have something in your teeth – or you’re WRONG? Are they that afraid of you?
As an example & speaking of “friends”… I’m calling you out, “Professor” Stanton Glantz, Professor of Stupidity – at the UCSF School of Medicine; http://profiles.ucsf.edu/stanton.glantz YOU & the #curbit campaign did nothing but cost lives if ONE person chooses to listen to that campaign you helped co-create by effectively driving them to the above drugs like Chantix or Zyban instead of vaping, and you should be held accountable by hiding behind propaganda & lies. (You couldn’t have thought of all those lies on your OWN, but you sure like to sign your name, Mr. Glantz). Is that why you don’t do your OWN studies? Because you’ll look stupid? Using children because you have no real facts is cute. The “don’t eat batteries” was sort of enjoyable. Bet they talk about that behind your back on campus.
You and all like you, are costing LIVES. You and any other in public health are literally a disgraceful, disorganized mess and what you proclaim as studies is more irrelevant to vaping and completely untrue by the day. Fact checking your “sources” is highly suggested. Your time has come. Science has already been proving you WRONG. What else do you know you are hiding from? Stop playing games. YOU are costing lives. I say again, LIVES are on the line, and VAPING saves lives.
Please, if you’re in the health profession (or know someone who is), and you’ve read this and ARE making a difference, I thank you. Vapers around the WORLD thank you. Please consider joining the ever-growing list of prominent and important professionals who have already joined the “M.O.V.E.” movement here: https://sciencecig.wordpress.com/move/
Here’s a truthful response to the “mice” referred to above by Dr. Farsalinos, http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/192-ecig-mice
To the rest of you, keep on #Vaping On.