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  1. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Cigarettes are designed to burn and create smoke filled with a very long list of chemicals. One of those chemicals is nicotine, a highly addictive psycho-active stimulant. People breathe in the smoke to get the nicotine, for the physiological effects. Nicotine is a toxin. The smoke also contains other toxins that are carcinogenic. So the purpose of the cigarette is to make smoke, which is toxic. The purpose of a car is to transport us to a destination. If I decided to take up heroin, but every time I wanted to shoot up I also injected it into the veins of bystanders, would that be fair? What if I was addicted and couldn't stop and it was a smokeable form that produced a big cloud of heroin? Would it be fair to stand in busy public parks and outside shops making clouds of heroin that other people had to breathe in? Or would it be more reasonable for me to smoke it at home or find some non-airborne method of ingesting the drug?
  2. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    I'm a happy person. I think you are projecting. I made an effort to be nice to you too, even when it was a chore to only ever see you make unfunny jokes in response to serious or technical discussions, rarely offering anything useful to the topic. And now with the repeated name calling, the insults, the being stoned half the time - I don't think it's me who is miserable. Interestingly, this whole time you have expressed your disagreement with my opinions on the passive smoking thing with nothing but name calling and jokes. You have offered no evidence, reasoning, debate or argument at all. All you do is say "I don't like you, you ___ ___ ____ ___ go ____ off you ____ _____"
  3. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Well you do make a good point. But I am saying that there are people here who have suggested that if I don't like smokers smoking outside buildings and me having to breathe in their toxic smoke, then I should also be against motor cars, because motor cars also produce pollution. My point is that cars are designed to transport people. The fact that they make toxic smoke is a secondary, unintentional effect. Cigarettes produce toxic smoke as their primary, intentional effect and smokers use them to intentionally produce toxic smoke for the purpose of breathing it in. If someone has to drive to work in a car I do not see their action as unfair. But the smoker standing outside the bank (he would smoke inside if it were not illegal) making a toxic plume of smoke for other people to breathe in is being unfair. He should look into other ways to get his fix/high without forcing it on others, such as nicotine gum, patches etc. This is not a matter of me not understanding how addiction works, but me saying "hey, I get it, you're addicted to nicotine, or you enjoy the experience of ingesting it, but myself and many other people don't enjoy it, and in fact we understand that it's toxic, so is there not another way you can get your fix without me also having to inhale it? "
  4. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    I used to think Kasenutty wasn't funny. Some things never change.
  5. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    At least you have confidence. Intelligence is useful too, but hey, confidence is a start.
  6. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Astrology has no scientific evidence to support it. It comes from a time when humans didn't know as much about the galaxy as they do now. It should be left behind with dragons and fairies.
  7. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Another person who's taking the appeal to futility approach, I see.
  8. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    As I mentioned, motor cars do not pollute as their primary function, it's an unintentional and undesired effect. And yes, I sold my ICE car 8 years ago and now I only own electric vehicles which I charge by solar.
  9. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    I understand the science of addiction quite well. I have a deep interest in brain functioning and what triggers dopamine release. Addiction can be powerful. But no one is born addicted to smoking. Anyone who started smoking after say 1990, knows that it's addictive, toxic, unhealthy and may lead cancer and death. And no one is addicted from the first cigarette. Most people don't even like their first draw. But they push on through, smoke after smoke until addiction sets in. They are not total victims, forced against their wills to smoke. Going into such a hobby while being fully aware of the negative outcome is not an intelligent decision. 20 years later throwing the hands up and saying "wow is me, I am but a victim, and now I'm ill, it's not fair, how did this happen? This is an outrage." Yes, the tobacco companies were evil and yes, as usual our governments failed us by allowing tobacco to be sold and marketed for much too long. But people need to at least take SOME responsibility for what they willingly decide to put into their bodies several thousand times in a row.
  10. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    I appreciate that you actively try to avoid getting smoke in other people's faces and I'm sorry that you are dealing with addiction. But addiction is not a dead end, you can get off those substances with some will power. I have a friend who is obese. She cries all the time about her weight and tries all these diet fads every month. She follows all these instagram fitness models and talks about how she's going to get fit. Yet when it comes to actually doing the work of just not picking up the hamburger and actually doing some exercise, she doesn't even try. Most ex smokers I know see vaping as like a cheat code where they get to keep doing exactly what they've been doing but feel healthier, with no effort to actually break out of the addiction to nicotine. It's easier than ever to remain addicted because vaping makes it so much easier and more fun. I see people start vaping who would never dream of starting to smoke. And once they try the nicotine juices, bang, they are hooked into something they will one day regret. Unfortunately most vapers and smokers are not as considerate as you, and instead don't care about filling the entrance zones of buildings and the streets with smoke or blowing huge vape clouds 6 feet away from me at the park. I grew up in a smoking home and it was disgusting. And being asthmatic the smoke bothers me when people smoke around me. Vape vapour doesn't bother my lungs so much but I would like to keep my right to breathe as few toxins as possible. Vape juices do contain toxins and I just don't want that stuff in my body. Like I said, I support other people putting whatever they want into their bodies, but I don't think it's fair for them to force it upon those of us who don't want to breathe it in. I don't force anyone to eat, drink or breathe anything that I consume. Vaping is the next smoking, with vape companies marketing all these candy flavours to get teenagers hooked and profit from them. It may be a dream come true for people who love smoking and don't care about their health, but vaping anything with addictive chemicals in it is nothing but negative in the long run.
  11. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    A motorcar's primary function is transport, not creating toxic smoke to breathe in. Pollution from cars is unintentional. Pollution from smoking and vaping is by design and is the primary purpose. Your analogy doesn't work.
  12. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Are you trying to use an appeal to futility here? As in, throwing water on old ladies is acceptable because, well, old ladies often get wet when it rains anyway. So because leaf blowers create dust it's ok for smokers to increase the illness risks of bystanders by smoking in public places?
  13. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Fun. Now how about attempting a constructive and meaningful response instead of mere personal attack? And by 'no-one' I think you meant you. Plenty of people on the forum listen to my opinions and advice. It's just that when my opinions on breathing clean air clash with the desires of a select few who enjoy polluting it they get cranky.
  14. These are all user error, not the MiniPro failing because of a technical fault. Driving into a curb and riding on a slippery surface are not electronic or mechanical failures.
  15. Why do EUCs attract such ridicule?

    Isn't it a bit much to act like a victim? Smokers choose to take up smoking. No one likes their first cigarette, but they choose to keep smoking, knowing it leads to guaranteed addiction, ill health and sometimes cancer and early death. People choose that path and end up sick. It's totally self inflicted. Why should those of us smart enough not to intentionally do something that is known to cause nothing but a very negative outcome have to breathe in toxic crap too, just because smokers and vapers want their hit? There are all sorts of nicotine products that can give you your fix without forcing the substance onto innocent bystanders. If you want to smoke/vape/shoot heroin/drink bleach I am totally on your side because I believe we should all have that right. But I am against you spewing it into the air that others have to breathe.