Oklahoma is one of the most unhealthy states in our gravy gobbling nation.We’re always listed towards the end of “healthiest states” lists. We are fat, not very active, and smoke tons of cigarettes (and other things). Now, thanks to liberal scientists with agendas, we might finally be able to cut into the smoking section of our unhealthy lifestyle.
Yes, it looks like the e-cigarette craze has finally reached Oklahoma. We know this because NewsOK said so…
An electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, is a device some Oklahomans are using to try to quit smoking. And some e-cigarette researchers say within 10 years, e-cigarette users will surpass the number of smokers in the U.S.
E-cigarettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Essentially, they’re a smokeless way to ingest nicotine, although some e-cigarette users choose products that don’t have any nicotine.
The term “vaping” comes from the vapor that comes out when e-cigarette users use the device.
Nationwide, about 21 percent of adults who smoke traditional cigarettes had used electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from about 10 percent in 2010.
They’re becoming an increasingly more common choice for smokers trying to quit, but public health officials have not added e-cigarettes to their list of viable ways to kick the habit.
Rather, Jennifer Lepard, of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, said the research that’s been performed on e-cigarettes isn’t solid enough at this point to warrant an endorsement.
“We don’t want to discourage anybody who is looking to quit smoking cigarettes,” Lepard said. “We do, however, believe that there are more scientifically proven ways to quit.”…
Before I make fun of e-cigs, e-cig users and Abigail Ogle, I should tell you that I use tobacco products. I have been dipping since college. It’s a disgusting habit, but at least I don’t look as stupid as the dude sucking on an L.E.D attached to a vaporizer at a library. Plus, I always have a spit-cup near… ladies.
People who “vape” think they are sooo cool when they suck on their e-cig in a non-smoking establishment. I think these people are more addicted to the feelings of smugness than they are the nicotine. It’s almost like they are wanting a manager to approach, and remind them that they are in a non-smoking restaurant, then they could rebuke the authority figure by explaining they are exhaling “WATER VAPORS!” Damnit, they may as well be vegans with their baseless feelings of superiority.
Speaking of water vapors, I would rather inhale second-hand smoke than some flavored gas that has been inside your body. One of the “benefits” of e-cigs is that you won’t have to repaint the walls in your house from all the smoke. Really? Have you ever looked at the ceiling of a poorly ventilated bathroom? Years of steam will have the paint looking flakier than Abigail Ogle’s Twitter followers.
Also, another “benefit” they espouse is NO ASHES! Umm… to me, that’s not really a strong selling point. Maybe go with the fact that discarded cigarette butts won’t cause wildfires, or make places look shitty because people are too lazy to dispose of butts properly.
And what’s with all the new “vape” stores opening up. What I mean by that is, I wonder what businesses will be in those locations in 6 months? Pretty soon abandoned vape stores will be housing new, cool alternative churches that play boring rock music. Which reminds me, when I’m the Governor of Oklahoma I will turn all empty churches into Wal-Marts, not the other way around. But I digress.
You don’t need a brick and mortar store to sell something that would be much easier to sell online or in gas stations…. you know, like the tobacco products that don’t make you look like a disco biscuit. You wanna know what would be a less douchey way of getting a nicotine fix than an e-cig? Nicotine suppositories. That’s right, shoving a nicotine pill up your ass would be less pretentious than using a “cigarette” that requires a USB to charge.
If you are one of the e-holes that loves these products, please direct your questions and concerns to @SpencerLenox on Twitter. And remember, smoking is cool.
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