Nicolites: The ecig to avoid.
Nicolites are advertising their electronic cigarette in The Telegraph. The advert is simply one long list of Tobacco Control Industry lies; it reads like an ASH, ‘how to’ manual.
In 2010, it was estimated by public health charity, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) that UK smokers spent a collective £17.6 billion on tobacco. With surveys suggesting that around two thirds of current smokers would like to stop, many have begun searching for more cost-effective and health-friendly alternatives.
With tobacco claiming more than 100,000 lives each year it is well known to be the biggest cause of preventable death and therefore the biggest strain on NHS resources. ASH claims that smoking costs the NHS approximately £2.7 billion a year for the treatment of conditions caused by it. This figure is also responsible for covering the costs of hospital admission, GP consultations and prescriptions.
Aside from illnesses caused by smoking, the NHS is also put under pressure from patients being submitted following house fires. (Seriously? You’re going with house fires? Ed.)
It recently emerged that smokers are costing the economy £1.4 billion a year by taking an average of 2.7 days more sick leave per annum than their non-smoking colleagues.
smokers are 33 per cent more likely to miss work, resulting in lowered production levels. This news comes without taking into account time lost through smoking breaks.
Nicolites are hopeful that more and more people will wake up to the devastating effects of tobacco and save money and more importantly their lives, by giving electronic cigarettes a try.
That’s an advert totally made up from dubunked Tobacco Control Industry nonsense. That’s an ecig that I won’t be bothering with. Here’s another advert – I’m currently smoking one of these.
Ecigs may be the future for drivers though. The ban on smoking in cars is back on the agenda, and with junk studies like these, it’s probably not too far off.
The researchers measured concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), carbon monoxide and nicotine in the back of a car, at the height of a child, while a volunteer smoked three cigarettes, spread over an hour, in the front of the car.
In study 1, the front windows were completely open and the back windows completely shut; in study 2, all four windows were open 10cm. In all cases the car was stationary with its engine off.
Notice the problem with this story?
In all cases the car was stationary with its engine off.
No air movement means no ventilation. If that car was trucking along, all the smoke would get sucked out.
The authors pointed out that levels of harmful pollutants found inside the car were higher than those found in restaurants, bars, and casinos.
Really? Would that be the bars, casinos and restaurants where smoking is banned?
Maybe smoking in cars should be banned for the sake of the kiddies though. It turns out second hand smoke is far more deadlier than any of us first thought.
[...] even brief exposure to secondhand smoke can cause a heart attack, the CDC said.
Read that again: brief exposure to secondhand smoke can cause a heart attack.
I know Leg-Iron is working on causing spontaneous heart attacks among the anti smokers, but that kind of talent comes with lots of practice.
I defy the CDC to provide evidence of just one person who has gone down clutching their chest and turning blue after a whiff of ciggy smoke. When did the CDC change from being a shadowy government agency that bombs remote African villages to prevent Dustin Hoffman, to a bog standard fake charity?
An finally, just for laughs, looking like Jimmy Saville is now banned.
St Cuthbert’s – one of the university’s most successful college sides – has been banned from playing for the rest of the term after first-year players dressed up as young girls, second years wore Savile outfits, and third and fourth years came as police officers or Panorama journalists.