I thought maybe it’d be a good idea to share an e-mail I received from Erik about 30 minutes ago from his office, who does not and has never smoked and for whose sake I confined myself to basically a closet. I was alarmed because he does not understand at all what this addiction is like. He is referring to the e-cigarettes I’ve just started using:
“I’m glad that it seems to be working out for you and I assume it will be cheaper in the long run too. However, every once in a while I’m sure you’ll want to light one and I think you enjoyed making your own - HAHAHA!!!”
I need for him to understand and those others who may read this thread who also do not. Here was my response:
“No, I don’t want to light one. They are what have been making me cough and I don’t want to be involved with the tars…........which have caused the bathroom to be sticky and which have coated the walls, your sink etc. It’s the tars in burning tobacco that is deadly, not just sticky Honey. It’s the tars that cause cancer, emphasema, raise blood pressure, the high red blood count, and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. So, no, even if this costs the same or a little bit more, I do not want to be lighting up real cigarettes or tobacco.
This has not been an easy process….though I may have made it seem so to you. I am tempted, sorely tempted to light up and that is NOT what I want to do so I will need your help in this to keep temptation down Erik, not encourage it.”
For a lot of readers here this entire thread may seem to be either silly or unimportant or nonsense. I can assure all of you that it is none of those to me and millions of others like me. I’m not unique.