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Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
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Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
So I have been wanting to start an open discussion on this topic for a while now. At first I wasn't sure if it exactly would be appropriate or not. But heck we are all adults here so I don't see exactly why it wouldn't be. I am sorry if this is worded a bit odd but it sounds better in my head than on text.

Back in the day [no offense to anyone I am very young here Tongue], many smoking campaigns used to be advertised with pretty women, lighting up a cigarette with a charming and sweet smile. The appeal of these women would charm many into the allure of those cancer sticks. Some even viewing to this day the act of smoking as sexy, rebellious, cool. Even as far as it even being a fetish to some.

Today, I feel as if I am seeing vaping being advertised and promoted in the same way. Many vape shops, B&M and online websites as well, use pretty women and models to promote their brands and products. You see it at events, online on social media, etc.

Do you feel the allure of vaping in modern times has the same appeal as to audiences for smoking had back in the day?

I just want to leave this as something open ended and see what everyone's thoughts and opinions are on this topic.

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16-11-2016 01:22 AM
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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
Not sure what the question is exactly but.. sex sells, always has. Jeez, I rarely see an add for anything that doesn't contain some amount of cleavage these days! 

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16-11-2016 01:29 AM
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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
(16-11-2016 01:29 AM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  Not sure what the question is exactly but.. sex sells, always has. Jeez, I rarely see an add for anything that doesn't contain some amount of cleavage these days! 

Not exactly a question. Just thoughts on the appeal of vaping. How it mirrors the appeal of smoking back in the day.

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16-11-2016 01:32 AM
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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
I started smoking at 15...(1971)and it was peer pressure only. I can recall the cig adds very well for the era I "grew up" in and most of them were not like that. At least 50% of them were comical, and the rest were some guy on a horse.
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16-11-2016 01:56 AM
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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
Yes those as well. I am not talking only television but also posters and such, magazines, etc.

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16-11-2016 01:59 AM
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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
Personally, I started smoking to piss my mother off. No advertising needed. I felt no allure about vaping. I'd seen no advertising. I started vaping because smoking was no longer an option. To expensive.

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16-11-2016 02:17 AM
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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
I guess my point isn't exactly coming across here. As I said sounded much better in my head. Oh well.

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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
This has been noticed on several occasions Umi, mostly at the vape festivals and conventions. The companies that employ these type of advertisements have been very heavily frowned upon within the Advocacy section of the community. 

Most companies have taken the criticism on-board (along with the heavy criticism over pictures on websites and products that appeared to be making vaping more enticing to the younger generation) but some simply ignore what others say and just do it anyhow. 

Gently is right though.. sex sells, it always has and probably always will Scratch_one-s_head 
16-11-2016 03:49 AM
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(16-11-2016 03:49 AM)Spasmod Wrote:  This has been noticed on several occasions Umi, mostly at the vape festivals and conventions. The companies that employ these type of advertisements have been very heavily frowned upon within the Advocacy section of the community. 

Most companies have taken the criticism on-board (along with the heavy criticism over pictures on websites and products that appeared to be making vaping more enticing to the younger generation) but some simply ignore what others say and just do it anyhow. 

Gently is right though.. sex sells, it always has and probably always will Scratch_one-s_head 

Sex always will. I agree about the appeal to the younger generations. A couple local shops always have events and they always have many very pretty models there vaping and promoting.

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RE: Open Discussion on the Allure of Vaping
Sex makes the world go round so of course it sells - I am really really old now but when I see a mod at a slightly tilted angle - with all its buttons showing - wow.
16-11-2016 09:02 AM
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