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Looking Cool vs Staying Alive – Your Choice

by Steve Barrett

Looking Cool vs Staying Alive – Your Choice

Ken Rogan’s piece on vaping in this morning’s Metro Herald 'Vaping is just not as cool as smoking', whilst generally positive towards vaping, is a little misinformed on its cool message and what models and devices are in the market place.

Looking ‘cool’ is not the objective of the vaping message – saving your life is. At purplebox vapours we have regular customers who were smoking 20 to even 60 tobacco cigarettes per day. With their doctors imploring them to switch to vaping they venture into the shop looking to enter the vaping fray. After chatting through the technical info on batteries, clearomisers and e-juice ingredients we run through a few e-cigarette starter kit options. Very popular are the purplebox vapours eSmart and EVOD models – simple to use devices that ease even the most hardened sceptic into the vaping concept.

We discuss the studies and health benefits and bust many of the scaremongering myths reported by the media and most make the adult and informed decision that even while research continues vaping is 99.9% safer than smoking.

20 people a day die in Ireland as a direct result of smoking related diseases and the cost to the HSE and tax payer treating these people until death runs into the billions of Euro. Vaping will certainly make a real dent in these statistics – cutting down smoking related cancers and reducing the associated health costs. The problem is the government makes up to 80% in revenue on tobacco sales and until they find a way of making money from vaping they will not openly support the vaping revolution, even with a caveat that research is on-going. However, should this policy continue and they continue to, as Professor Robert West stated, ‘Condemn people to death’, history will be their judge. Health ministers have an opportunity to change the landscape of nicotine addiction and should be seizing it with both hands – not sitting on the noncommittal fence.

Looking cool may not be your first thought when considering vaping but looking alive should be – and you may be surprised at the level and styles of devices available to combat any stigma you may be afraid of.

So don’t get splinters sitting on that fence - make the decision to try vaping today and come and see us in purplebox vapours, Crow St, Temple Bar.




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