Another time I have to hold my tongue.... Agree with quite a few things that has been said here though. Will leave it at that...
"I know that I am hard to love, I know that I ask for far too much, but we get what we ask for sometimes, and sometimes we miss the mark. We miss the mark..."- ilyAIMY "the MARC"
I understand Darin. Our era is what makes our opinions different. I started smoking when I was 18, which was 17 years ago. I knew what I was getting into. I knew about the hazards. They didn't advertise cigs as being cool or beneficial in any way at that time. I do understand your point.
Personal responsibility is the only valid reason. TV advertising was banned in 1971, surgeon general warning started in 1984 and all Billboards changed to anti-smoking as of 1999. When did I stop? 2012 I can only blame myself, not any advertising.
I don't know, Cruel and Rocco. Accepting personal responsibility for a stupid decision is one thing, but that only covers one half of a two-party transaction/relationship. I see no reason be take a benign view of, ignore, or absolve the other party of personal and corporate responsibility, especially when it has all along had more power, money, knowledge and influence.
I don't like being the stupid prey. But I definitely choose it over being the predator.
(I used to be a very nice compliant lady, honestly I was, but now I'm a cynical grouch)
When I think about it -- we as a society have become pretty tolerant about letting Big Business foist certain crappy decisions, products and downright poisons on us.
Alright, sorry, no more rant
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Dimitri did a review of it on his you tube channel ( the vaping Greek)
Thanks Brian! I'll have to check that out!
The VUSE by RJR Tobacco Company - YouTube
It was an interesting and honest review! He made some interesting points about big tobacco getting into the e-cig game. Spoiler alert.... it is a total fail!!!
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Thanks for the link Mystic! Just watched it. Not that I would ever buy one but it's good info to pass along to people that might be interested.