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Nasty NiCr

Scientists have found a new scare to monger. This time it’s NiCr as coil material they claim to cause lung damage. There are a lot of omissions that cast doubt on the scientific quality of this latest click-bait. First of

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Particulate Peril

One dire warning against vaping that pops up again and again is particulate matter measured in the vapor. And that particulate matter is known to be dangerous. But what is really behind that scientific sounding scarecrow? Both statements are individually

Posted in Concept, Details, Psychology, Vaping

Haptic Habit

It’s the hand-to-mouth habit! This is the simple formula often used to explain the psychological part of the multifactorial tobacco dependence and why vaping works where NRTs often fail. There sure is a lot of truth to it. But its

Posted in Cessation, Dependency, Details, Nicotine, Psychology, Vaping

Specious Similarities

Vaping looks so much like smoking. Putting something to your mouth, inhaling, and exhaling a cloud. This leads many people to jump to the erroneous conclusion that the physical processes involved might be similar, too. Even scientists trying to measure

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Freaking Formaldehyde

Public Review “Carbonyl Compounds in Electronic Cigarette Vapors: Effects of Nicotine Solvent and Battery Output Voltage” doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntu078 Update: Since this faulty study was obviously the inspiration for latest scaremongering bit, all this also applies to: “Hidden Formaldehyde

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Don’t Dismiss Differences

Many people without first mouth experience still think that all ecigs are basically the same. That the differences are only cosmetic and marginal. Right: The basic operating principle is the same. Wrong: There are huge differences not only in quantity,

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Vaping vs. NRT

A lot of people–including scientists, politicians, jounalists, and even vapers–consider ecigs to be just a new form of NRT. This assumption is the source of many problems. That assumption was what initally prompted me to dismiss ecigs. And it still

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Definition of “Cessation”

This is one point that I often find very confusing. When I say “I stopped smoking” I mean literally: “I stopped inhaling burned tobacco smoke”. And the answer often is: “No you didn’t, you are still inhaling nicotine”. And it

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