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Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
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Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
I started vaping because I wanted to give up smoking and I'm doing pretty well till now. It is very true that we don't have many evidences that vaping is safe, or at least safer than smoking, but I feel much better now, and that's what matters after all. 
But I'm not sure I would have started vaping if I wouldn't have smoked before, because of all the things you hear that vaping may be not as safe as we think and bla bla bla. 
I always suggest to my friends who smoke, to start vaping as an alternative way of inhaling that so much craved nicotine. But I never tell to a non smoker, go give a try to vape. Because in my opinion, vaping is much much safer than smoking, but I don't think it is 100% safe. I read somewhere something that really got me: "If it is safe to eat, it doesn't mean it is safe to inhale"...
What about you? Would you suggest to a non smoker to start vaping as a hobby? 
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01-10-2016 07:13 PM
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
I wouldn't suggest it, unless they're already "at risk" to start smoking.

I have two friends that have never smoked a single cig in their lives that have started vaping 0 nic just because they like the flavors.  But considering the number of people that start smoking cigarettes every day - any non-smoker/non-vaper that starts vaping, is somebody that MIGHT have tried a cigarette.  So I still say it's a win.

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01-10-2016 07:16 PM
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
I agree with AJ. If they've stated they are interested in smoking, then I'd definitely steer them toward vaping. But wouldn't suggest it otherwise. Sure, it's true about eating vs. inhaling in some cases, i.e. you don't want to inhale vaporized peppermint oil, but it's fine in an Altoid. But then, vapers already know this and no one (with a sane mind) uses extracted oils as an ingredient in e-juice anyway.
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
I would suggest vaping to anyone looking for an alternative to smoking. 

Like you said, there isn't any proof that vaping is 100% safe, and it likely isn't. So I wouldn't recommend it to someone as a hobby if they weren't already at least thinking about smoking. 

But, according to the Royal College of Physicians, vaping is "unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco" (direct quote from the linked report). So I would definitely recommend it to anyone who currently smokes. I would also recommend it to anyone who is considering smoking, even if they haven't smoked yet. For example, I had a friend in college who didn't smoke, but was frequently very stressed and since a few friends (myself included) also smoked, he was thinking about smoking to get some nicotine to calm his nerves. I told him he shouldn't smoke and that he should try vaping instead. That was before I got really into vaping and quit smoking, but even then I knew it had to be safer than smoking.

That's the only situation where I would recommend vaping to a non-smoker. If they don't already smoke and aren't planning on starting, then there's no reason for them to expose themselves to the potential 5% risk.

Edit: You guys snuck in while I was typing and said the same thing more succinctly. Bravo Tongue
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
Vaping helped me kick cigarettes. Smile
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
As the resident non-smoker and Flavor Chaser; rather than suggest or recommend, I would tell them why I started vaping, why I enjoy it, and why I oppose smoking.

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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
I'd never recommend vaping to anyone who is a non smoker. However, I haven't consider the stress relief aspect before and will have to ponder that. It's my opinion that even if the health risks were the same as smoking, vaping is still the better alternative. There are so many side benefits to vaping it would take hours to list. With the health benefits, I wish I had the funds to carry around starter kits and give them to every smoker I see.

If I met a nonsmoker determine to vape, I would not withhold information. I would do my best to answer all their questions and point them in the right direction.

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01-10-2016 10:11 PM
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
(01-10-2016 10:11 PM)bibliora Wrote:  If I met a nonsmoker determine to vape, I would not withhold information.  I would do my best to answer all their questions and point them in the right direction.

There is so much misinformation around, that is our "duty" to talk about benefits of vaping, and of course the drawbacks if there are any, to everybody who asks about info. 
It would be a very good thing that all the new studies and evidences about vaping, get posted here. Let people know, and let people discuss about them Smile
02-10-2016 02:31 AM
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RE: Would you suggest vaping to someone who never smoked?
(02-10-2016 02:31 AM)ed22995 Wrote:  There is so much misinformation around, that is our "duty" to talk about benefits of vaping, and of course the drawbacks if there are any, to everybody who asks about info. 
It would be a very good thing that all the new studies and evidences about vaping, get posted here. Let people know, and let people discuss about them Smile
You should check out Vapers.org.uk - Nothing About Us Without Us. It's a daily news letter that summaries all the new information about vaping. It's a great source of news on the vaping world. It's a UK organization, but also covers what is happening in the rest of the world.

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02-10-2016 03:25 AM
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