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Old 25.09.2019, 21:48
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Re: e-cigarettes - is there a business?

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It's actually worse!
On here (https://ch.iqos.com/en#) they butter you up with <<Heat is the essence of many things in life. It warms us, nurtures us, and feeds our planet ....>> and <<Backed by science and our exceptional HeatControl™ Technology, IQOS heats tobacco rather than burning it ....>> well, 350°C - info given further down - is pretty hot. And then <<giving you the satisfaction of the true tobacco taste with benefits that traditional smoking just can’t deliver; no cigarette smell, no ash and no smoke.>>

I think this is pretty bad. The people who smoke tobacco know what they're doing. And it was not really Marlboro's "taste of freedom and adventure" or the "I'd walk a mile for a Camel" (what was that supposed to mean, anyway? Camel smokers are sportive? ) that got them into it. It was just normal advertisement bantering like "mit Ovo chasch's nöd besser aber länger" or the Skoda Kamiq meaningless "because you know what you want". One I will always remember was a perfume ad in England that said at the bottom "kills flies too". (Although I remember the slogan yet not the name of the perfume= not very effective, huh?).

The people who will be .... iqosing? LOL, what will they call that? .... will read above linked page and call it "having researched well" before buying/using it. In times of head-line readers only and opponents of the same kind, that IQOS page will get away as "serious information".

The next thing I expect ist the homeopathic cigarette?

To me the <<the true tobacco taste with benefits that traditional smoking just can’t deliver; no cigarette smell, no ash and no smoke.>> is chewing tobacco
Well .. Many of the bars in Geneva now allow Iqos-ing inside the bar.. Some big hotel names now allow it in their rooms - don't have a link but it was recently in the EasyJet inflight magazine.

It's the future.. Like or not.
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Old 25.09.2019, 21:53
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Well .. Many of the bars in Geneva now allow Iqos-ing inside the bar.. Some big hotel names now allow it in their rooms - don't have a link but it was recently in the EasyJet inflight magazine.

It's the future.. Like or not.
Absolutely.
And the customer has the choice. As it should be.

I only thought it was interesting how the marketing has changed.
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Old 08.10.2019, 07:40
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Re: e-cigarettes - is there a business?

Well, well, well! Quelle surprise. E-cigarettes are possibly not any safer than conventional cigarettes.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/e-ci...to-cancer.html
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Old 08.10.2019, 07:45
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Re: e-cigarettes - is there a business?

"At least 18 deaths and more than 1,000 cases of a mysterious lung illness have been linked with vaping by US health authorities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said cases were up a quarter from last week.

Doctors have been unable to establish what is causing the illness, whose symptoms include chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Dr Anne Schuchat from the CDC said the outbreak was expected to continue.

"I cannot stress enough the seriousness of these injuries. This is a critical issue. We need to take steps to prevent additional cases," Dr Schuchat said.

Vaping-related injuries have been confirmed in 48 states, with deaths in 15 of those. The average age of those who died is nearly 50. The youngest victim was in their 20s and the oldest was in their 70s."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49929276
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Old 08.10.2019, 09:16
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Re: e-cigarettes - is there a business?

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Absolutely.
And the customer has the choice. As it should be.
Did you post this from the 1950s?

Who knew that time-travel was a thing?
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