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Are electronic cigarettes safer for your cat at home? — 15 Comments

  1. I really didn’t think I had any response to this topic, but I guess I do.

    I don’t believe that any decent caretaker would intentionally harm their cat(s).
    We’re human, imperfect, and submit our cats to many harmful things sometimes.
    Smoking, maybe even e-cig smoking, isn’t good; but there is so much more that we do. Marc touched on many things. I think he was right when he talked about balance and using caution.

    I’ve burned incense and candles. Just 2 weeks ago, I burned the eggplant I was cooking so badly that it set off the smoke alarms. I have less than healthy cleaning and grooming products, my car has emissions, there are times that I must use insecticides, and my house is never spotless. As much as I try to keep dust to a minimum and wash my bed linens every 5 days, I can still feel the sprinkling of dust mite poo when I pull my covers up at times.

    It’s all about just doing the best we can do.
    It could include taking smoking products outside, secluding cats in one room if toxic products need to be used, and keeping a closer eye on your eggplant.

    • Marc touched on many things. I think he was right when he talked about balance and using caution

      I agree, Marc made a good comment. That said we should at least know about these things so we can make our own judgements. Knowledge is good as long it is more than a little bit which can be bad!

      The idea behind the article to at least inform people of the potential problems from electronic cigarettes and then they can make their own decisions based upon their own research.

        • Wikipedia says that most electronic cigarettes are made in China. Make what you will of that simple statement. Some consumer items that come out of China are poor in quality. We know about that from previous cases of tainted cat food ingredients. And yes, employee rights in China are, as I understand it, very poor.

  2. Michael – compared to not smoking these will be worse.

    But compared to regular cigarrettes there is not a shred of doubt in anyoes mind that they are, by comparism, harmless.

    Less toxic than incense sticks, less toxic than car fumes, – plus it’s vapour and it’s gone beofre anybody else can breath it.

    Its far far worse to have a person in the room with a cold than somebody puffing on a bit of steam basically.

    Plus I get organic vegetable based glycol. Eco something or other.

    Just from smoking them I laugh at those Welsh freaks trying to ban it. They are just conservative and they simply dont like smoking or smokers. They have no argument of any strength at all. Sure a dog could die from eating an ecig with high nicotine content but the same dog will die if it bites into a thing of bleach, or it could get hurt if it touches a hot frying pan.

    It’s about us taking care.

    And the whole anti ecig brigade are a bunch of conservative devil’s advocates who ca’t accept that it might not be so bad at all. They will look for some tiny bad thing and magnify it.

    But.

    Everything has something bad about it.

    So I am just so sick and tired of this nonsense. One has to put it in context. People smoke cigarettes. There are poisonous things in our lives. Now tell me why of all of those it’s suddenly ecigs which are dangerous and bla bla bla.

    To say I hate the people who are anti any kind of smoking would be an understatement. They are mostly ignorant foold who bitch about smoking and then drive off in their cars. The hypochrisy and bullying of smokers is disgusting. First they tax us then they berate us.

    I’m sorry but it makes me so angry. Finally there is an effective way to enjoy smoking. But the truth is that SOME PEOPLE DONT LIKE THE SIMPLE IDEA THAT SMOKING EXISTED FOREVER AND CAN BE FUN AND ACCEPTABLE AND CULTURAL – so they will search for any reason to ‘protect the kids’ from starting smoking. IT’s disingenuous and since it involves life and death it is downright bloody evil to campaign against it. Evil. Smokers are ‘less than’ to them.

    This to me is pure pure evil.

    And I can see the cats don’t get ANY of the vapour because – unlike smoke, it goes away. A room may smell of smoke, which the cats breath. But a room almost never smells of vapour. I can inhale and hold the vapour and nothing comes out.

    So I don’t see how the cats are getting any of it. I doubt even a lung-full since I started. Besides, what?! I should go back to smoking regular cigarettes now because some evil people don’t like smoking?

    Man those Welsh look like idiots in the interviews. They haven’t a leg to stand on they are just horrible nasty conservative …….. ! Keeping things PG13 these days ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The thing is that smoking is nice and fun and so it should be. If it isn’t then don’t do it. Personally I like ecigs because they taste nicer and they are not bad for you.

      Michael my doctor said living in London alone – is like smoking 20 normal cigarettes a day for your lungs – for a non smoker that is. Just that.

      And people are fussing over a tiny bit of vapor – because it is tiny by comparism. It’s outrageous and its basically ostracising a bunch of people on the low end mainstream societal values.

      • Good point. It can never be a clear-cut matter and what you say about living in London is a bit shocking to me but it does not surprise me that your doctor told you that. I guess it’s time to move out of London ๐Ÿ˜‰ Although, I do live a little distance from the centre of London which I hope helps in terms of air quality.

        There is probably a difference though in willingly participating in smoking over which people should have some control, although it is highly addictive, and having to live in London where a lot of the job opportunities are.

        Perhaps the main reason why smokers are ostracised and why governments want to gradually phase out smoking is because of economic reasons basically. What I mean is there is tax revenue in purchasing cigarettes so the government gains there, but set against that there is the National Health Service costs of providing care to people who become ill because of smoking. This must be a balancing act between these 2 competing forces.

        • Yes – and the other formidable force are the big tobacco companies. Apparently they supply the nicotine often. But – and you will have guessed this already – they are lobbying hard against ecigs.

          Did you know that the airline is not allowed to stop you smoking an ecig on the plane. It went through court – in many countries in many contexts – and it never hold up because:

          1. It is not smoke – therefore you can do it in a non smoking area, legally.
          2. There is no fire, so from the point of view of safety they haven’t a leg to stand on.

          When the big guys lose in court they don’t exactly announce it do they. But it’s true. The airline is in theory not allowed to stop you ‘vaping’ – at least not under the supposed catch all of ‘no smoking’ regulations.

    • I have to disagree with you. Cigarette smoke doesn’t cause air conditioning units to seize up. The vapor lingers far longer than cigarette would and is a sickly blue. The safest alternative to either is the patch. When will they figure it out? I have a grocery list of health issues from smoking. Emphysema, COPD, heart disease, high blood pressure, etc. aren’t worth it.

      I smoked for years. I just did it away from others who were sick or did not like the smell. I just didn’t feel like I had the right to force my will upon others. I have no problem with people who smoke. Vaping is crazy. It hasn’t been fully tested. Who knows what your putting in to your lungs?

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