January 24, 2012 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #601764
Lakewood Local reports
The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to issue an official ban of e-cigarettes on airplanes this spring. Many airlines already have begun informing passengers that the devices are not allowed on flights.
Although there are no studies showing what the long-term health effects of the e-cigarette are, scientists and the FDA are saying that there are far too many unanswered questions about the safety of this product.January 24, 2012 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #846029
lolJanuary 24, 2012 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #846030
Are Electronic Cigarettes Healthy? A Way To Smoke Nicotine Without Tobacco?
ADP) — It’s what many smokers are calling a “miracle technological breakthrough.” But, could making the switch to electronic cigarettes really change your life?
January 24, 2012
The use of electronic cigarettes has skyrocketed over the past 12 months. Creators and product users now say you can enjoy a cheaper healthier cigarette without the bad smells, second-hand smoke, or cancer causing chemicals. With these huge claims, we decided to investigate e-cigarette use amongst users.
After providing multiple electronic cigarette kits to our test group, we received shocking results. First we found that product users did actually save money. The claim from e-cigarette manufactures is that smokers who make the switch can save over $1,000 per year. We found that the actual cost of smoking for our test group was nearly cut in half.
Many doctors are now recommending the product and Dr. Panariello told us that with E-Cigs there is virtually no risk of getting cancer. These conclusions come from studies which show that nicotine is about as equally harmful to your health as caffeine. These studies also show that the real harm in traditional cigarettes comes from the tobacco smoke and the hundreds of additional added chemicals.
With the lack of second-hand smoke, smokers are excited to find that many businesses allow them to smoke e-cigarettes indoors. Many have also received special permission from their employers to smoke e-cigarettes in the work place.
In the United States, over 500,000 smokers have already switched to electronic cigarettes. Sara Silk is one of the many whose life has dramatically changed thanks to the product. She informed us that she “smoked almost two packs a day for 16 years,” and she thought that she would never quit. To her surprise though, when she tried electronic cigarettes she was able to “quit smoking regular cigarettes two days later.” Sara told us, “I recommend this product to anyone who plans on quitting. Unlike gum or patches you actually feel like you’re still smoking, which makes the transition so much easier… I feel like the chains of my addiction have finally been broken for good.”
We have received a number of positive testimonials such as this one and we feel that as more and more Americans are made aware of this new technology, that more and more smokers will make the switch.
Electronic cigarettes can be used with real nicotine cartridges or with zero nicotine to facilitate the ease of quitting for users desiring to do so. Our interviews and research have found that the electronic cigarette will quickly become the #1 choice for smokers looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. With the high cost of smoking traditional cigarettes, and with the danger cigarettes bring to your health, we give our recommendation and “thumbs up” to anyone looking to give these devices a try.
Overall user feedback for this new product has been very positive.January 24, 2012 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #846031HealthParticipant
Getzel -When is BMG going to Assur smoking in dorms or anywhere inside? Make them go Outside for a smoke!January 24, 2012 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #846032
it is prohibited in dorms or anywhere insideJanuary 24, 2012 9:52 pm at 9:52 pm #846033YatzmichMember
It’s a question of Kovod Beis Hamedrash.January 25, 2012 1:46 am at 1:46 am #846034WIYMember
it is prohibited in dorms or anywhere inside
Really? Well that would mean that a # of guys are breaking the rules.January 25, 2012 2:03 am at 2:03 am #846035
WIY – Rules are always broken. In general, this rule is adhered to.January 25, 2012 2:46 am at 2:46 am #846036WIYMember
Even in the Irv?January 25, 2012 2:54 am at 2:54 am #846037popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I wonder why they would ban this. I’m not aware that it bothers other people. As far as kavod for the beis medrash and learning, many gedolim of past and current generations smoked while learning.January 25, 2012 3:06 am at 3:06 am #846038
WIY – I don’t think guys smoke in the rooms, and even if some smoke inside it’s limited to one of the common rooms and the hallway which goes nowhere but from ninth street to tenth street. And most of the smokers do not smoke inside, period. I’m not 100% sure about this though, I’ll get back to you.January 25, 2012 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #846040HealthParticipant
yitayningwut -“WIY – I don’t think guys smoke in the rooms, and even if some smoke inside it’s limited to one of the common rooms and the hallway which goes nowhere but from ninth street to tenth street.”
And why does anybody have be subjected to smoke in the hallway? How else do you get to your room if not through the hallway? Stop making it sound noone smokes inside just to make BMG look good on a public web site. Do they still smoke in the library in the old buliding or did they stop that?January 25, 2012 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #846041
Absolutely not! No one would dare smoke in any of the libraries nowadays. As for that hallway, you misunderstand the scenario. It’s a hallway that goes nowhere (it doesn’t pass any doors to anything, it’s simply a covered alleyway between ninth and tenth, it’s fairly new), and isn’t used by most people. And I don’t think anyone smokes there except when it’s raining or something like that, and even then it will only be a few yechidim once in a while. One thing I can say with certainty: While there are always people who break rules, by and large, no one smokes inside, and no one at all would ever smoke inside any of the beis medrash buildings.
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