Apparently many doctors are recommending Electrofag to their smoky patients. They can’t prescribe it, they can only prescribe itchy patches, vile gum or the suicide pill. They are, however, suggesting/recommending it to the smokers they see who are trying to quit (and probably to every smoker they see, whether they like it or not).
I’m a doctor. Not a medical one. A proper one. If you’re in that place where you want to stop smoking but don’t really want to stop smoking, try an Electrofag. But please don’t get all Righteous and superior about it because if you think you can join the antismoker gangs, you can’t. To them, you are just as foul and filthy as me. Calling smokers names isn’t helping you. Your new ‘friends’ still want you dead and you are pushing away your only potential allies. Still, it’s up to you. Y’all don’t want no help, y’all don’t get no help. Jive-ass dudes don’t got no brains anyhow.
Experts have Said what they always say, which always translates to ‘Give us money and we’ll wreck this for you using made-up Studies which will Show what you pay us to show‘.
Some commenters think this is the tobacco industry trying to take down Electrofag. Why would they? Firstly, they could gradually switch from cigarette production to nicotine juice production (which they are already involved in – where did you think the stuff in the patches and gum comes from?) since they already control the source. Secondly – and this is the part I don’t understand – with all their research facilities and money, why have they not wiped the floor with the e-juice makers? All the fruity and other weird flavours are fun but the one they just have not got quite right is tobacco flavour. Not for me anyway.
Maybe it’s because there is not one single tobacco flavour. You’d have to produce Marlboro flavour and Gauloise flavour and Silk Cut flavour and so on. ‘Tobacco flavour’ is like saying something is ‘Fruit flavour’. Which kind of fruit? Oranges, lemons, apples, passion fruit, kiwi, deadly nightshade, fruit of the loins, which is it?
It might be that for those who have fully switched to vaping, the ‘tobacco flavour’ is pretty close to the flavour of what they were smoking before. Now there is a study worth doing. Ask all those who quickly switched from smoking to vaping which tobacco brands they were smoking before. Ask those who tried vaping and either didn’t like it at all or who (like me) regard it as a supplemental rather than a replacement activity. Are there some brands of tobacco that smokers find easier to translate to vaping?
If so, there could well be an enormous profit waiting for any tobacco company who can produce a range of e-juices that are exactly like smoking their tobacco brands. Forget trying to copy the gadget itself, they are so cheap now even Poundland sell them. No, if you want to keep those customers you need to produce an e-juice that matches their preferred tobacco exactly.
Oh, and plain packaging does not yet apply to e-juices. It will, as it will apply to everything eventually, but not yet. Likewise duty, you could sell the e-juice well below the overtaxed cigarette price.
One thing, tobacco companies. Don’t bother fiunding any research into the safety of Electrofag. There’s no point.
The drones simply will not believe it.