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The medical community is very concerned, and most operators of private and publicly owned buildings and areas are horrified, at the prospect of people “vaping.” There’s little point in trying to scare “vapers” with the facts.
People in the business already point out the fact (in front of their commercials even) that “this product contains nicotine, which is an addictive drug.” And then they go on to extol the virtues of their product. Now, scientists are discovering life-threatening side effects of the smoke (or steam or whatever is sucked into the lungs) and then expelled again, in the hope that this information will scare people away from this noxious product.
It won’t. But there is a solution: the simple truth. Honestly, if you are one of those people who have tried, or perhaps are already addicted to vaping, do it in front of a mirror. And what you see is what everyone else sees: You look really, really stupid!