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A recent article here discussed how smoking is being radically affected by a technology change, and how this factor is far more important than any other such as regulations or resistance from established players (which is essentially the same thing). Why e-cigarettes can't be stopped It could be argued that a technology change from inhalation of burning vegetable matter to electronic nebulising is so unimportant that it has little effect on anything else, or that it affects such a small market that the impact will not be significant. This might be true if the market is small enough; but since...
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Ah - good question. According to the well-known Nannying Tyrants blog, and possibly our Liz's VapingPoint blog, maybe they don't. So I thought I'd explore this fun little area of semantics and try to clarify the issue. I'm sorry this isn't about politics, but this week you can probably use some light relief... The Source: http://vapingpoint.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/e-cigs-save-lives-whaaaat.html -and- http://nannyingtyrants.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/class-warfare-and-saving-lives.html Can you be more specific? Certainly. My answer would be: "Ecigs may save lives as much as half the time". This is because it is accepted that smoking kills a proportion of continuing smokers, and there is some evidence that this may...
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We now look forward into the future: the year is 2023. It's time to see how things worked out for famous names who screwed up bigtime. Rev John Bradford (1510-1555): "There but for the grace of God, go I". Later he was burnt at the stake. Maj Gen John Sedgwick (1813-1864) was unimpressed by Confederate sniper fire. "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance!", he joked. Battle of Spotsylvania, 1864. 1876: Western Union, offered the patent for Alexander Graham Bell's new invention at a knockdown price, reply: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a...
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