I have smoked for 40 yrs. I started vaping this year.
When I grew up, Smoking was a thing.
When I was a kid, vape pens were not a common thing in Australia. we went a d saw the Dr. He smoked as he was talking to us. He died of lung cancer at an old age.
In my hometown, it was super impressive if people smoked, they were cool.
Then I did nursing，
we smoked on the wards. Can u believe it?
In the operating theatre, the smokers tea room was next to where you would be being checked into the theatre. What's your name. What op r u having etc? Cough cough... Breath smoke on them. As we walked out of the smokers tea room the poor patient would have copped a lung full.
Then I looked after all the heavy smokers who had tracheostomies and half there throat was taken out and voice box. The surgeon who did all these ops would come in early in the morning. So we would stop smoking at the nurse s desk an hour before he would come in.
So.. 30 yrs later I'm vaping.
I have only just given up smoking maybe 4 months ago. Call me stupid and addicted. Yes, I was.
Now I'm addicted to vaping. I didn't know what effect it will have on me in 5 years time or even one year.
Now there is all this hype about vaping problems.
It may be true.
The bottom line is, no one will know till people start suffering long term affect s 20 yrs from now.
I agree about the government etc blah blah...
Yes, they are dicks.
But really none of us know the king term affects. And before you all have a spaz attack on me, I'm still vaping and loving it. But do it with open eyes and the potential risks that none can know of yet.
I agree with what the media is portraying atm is crap.
But after seeing all the smoking ads all my life I told it wasn't harmful. My mind is open. I won't be surprised in the future if people do get sick from vaping.
From Suzi Meyers