Archive for the 'Nicotine' Category

09
Jun
10

You dig the e-cig?

Ever heard of the e-cigarette?  I hadn’t until today.  It is a battery-operated device that turns nicotine into a vapor.  Users inhale the vapor rather than smoke.  According to E-Cigarettes Choice, “electronic cigarettes are really becoming the best alternative to smoking.”  Some of its benefits include no more carbon monoxide, tar, or smoke, and it’s cheaper than the traditional cigarette.

Apparently, e-cigs have been on the market for a few years now, but a web article came out in July of 2009 raising awareness and caution about them.  Health experts believe they contain hazardous toxins and carcinogens.  They are more worried, however, that electronic cigarettes will increase nicotine addiction and encourage actual cigarette use among the younger crowd.  This is because they look like cigarettes, are used like cigarettes, and come in appealing flavors like chocolate and bubblegum.

What do YOU think?

03
Jun
10

Nicotine addict… at 2 years old

Can you even believe this?!  Who’s raising this kid??  I know that smoking is a big part of the Indonesian culture, but seriously… what kind of a father would want his son to be an addict at the age of TWO?  Why on earth would a parent do this to their helpless child?

I believe that parents are the biggest influence in their children’s lives, and they should be a good influence; however, that obviously is not always the case.  It’s such a shame that this defenseless little toddler has to start out his life being addicted to one of the most powerful drugs in the world.  He didn’t even have a choice.  Thankfully, the National Commission for Child Protection has stepped in and will hopefully take corrective action in this young boy’s life.