Rarely have I run into a blogger who consistently hits the nail on the head and does it with grace, accuracy and goes the extra mile to provide needed information in a needed time frame. With that I say kudos to Keyzygirls Vape Blog:
keyzygirlsecigvapeblog.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/calling-all-vapers/ an informative piece for a very problematic issue in the vaping world.
This should be in your read list and on your blog recommendation lists. It speaks to the reality of the vaping world through the eyes of an informed and respected voice.
This blog is about to be resurrected, redefined and published on a weekly basis at bare minimum. The blog will serve as a as a commentary on vaping and how it is experienced by those who vape and those who see vaping from both a positive and a yet untested viewpoints. Submissions are openly solicited, may be edited for space but not for content and they are welcomed from all vapers and non-vapers who have experienced the effect of vaping on someone. I will reserve the right of review and to insert commentary, the right to exclude hate speech and profanity and will not cherry pick opinions.
One very important note- there will be a companion blog that is tentatively to be called “thevapinglife-LGBT”, with a yet unnamed co-author, will be coming out (one must still laugh through troubled times) in the next few weeks with a similar purpose, but with a focus on issues related to the LGBT population.
Also the tradition of imitation of voice will continue; some styles are just too beautiful to not be humbly replicated.
Mission: This blog is to be a source point for the experience of vapers as they relate their stories, describe their outcomes and voice their perspectives. It is to be 100% free of vender influence, completely immune from promotion of vaping as anything but a replacement for combustion related nicotine use (smoking) and open to submission of blogs and stories that come from active vapers.
The Essential Question: How did we become vapers, what it has done for us and how it has affected our lives?
The Enduring Understandings:
Vapor is not smoke and as such is its own entity.
It is not a cessation, harm reduction or is claimable as safer than combustion of tobacco.
The personal descriptions and stories that are those of vapors are simply opinions, but the observation of a distinctly consistent and highly similar tone and experience in these stories is the first phase of the Scientific Method and is through this hypothesis, research and testing must be initiated through the traditionally funded research process.
It is unethical to deprive a person of an entity that is not proven more or equally dangerous to their health when there is no similarly proven agent there to replace that entity. It is also unethical to place financial and moral burdens on something that is a free choice of a citizen and although deemed a tobacco product has not been shown to be having the harmful effects of tobacco smoking.
As with wine, beer, and other legal substances, the personal use and the manner that the individual makes acquires and obtains electronic cigarette juices, equipment and the basic materials to make, repair and replace juices and equipment should not be regulated in a manner that is punitive to the individual. There may be limits placed on the quantity of nicotine purchased but only to differentiate personal from business use of the agent.
This is the new- thevapinglife where education, experience, diversity and independence are the goals.