I am a Canadian, and had a look through the forums before I decided to take a chance and order an e cigarette. Health Canada in all it's wisdom has banned imports of nicotine e-liquid, stating that it might be dangerous. The alternatives are much worse 1. Smoking Cigarettes- The health risks of this are well documented.
2.Chantix/Champix- side effects can include anxiety, nervousness, tension, depressed mood, unusual behaviors and thinking about or attempting suicide
3.Zyban- side effects can include seizures among other things
I have tried all of these with little success and have always gone back to smoking.
Quitting smoking is very important to my health, having suffered 2 heart attacks, and had 2 angiograms done, with a resulting 2 stents put in place. It seemed that even with the threat of death looming over me, the amount of weight I gained and the crappy anxiety that came with quitting always brought me back to them. I really believe that the ritual involved in smoking had as much to do with not being able to quit as the addiction to nicotine.
I finally bought an ecig, and from the day it came in the mail, have not smoked ONE cigarette. I haven't even wanted one. I don't put them in my pocket when heading out to work "just in case I need one" I just know that the ecig is in my pocket should the craving strike. I really cannot think that results like that can be ignored.
It just seems like the governments are not looking at actual risk factors OR results- they must be looking at the amount of tax dollars they will lose when a new activity stops people from smoking.View Thread
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