Montreux, my home, my paradise.

Montreux, my home, my paradise.
Montreux at dusk

01 November 2012

Just a bit


I will complain (I did before about it). Just a bit.

You all know that I am addicted to above. Since 50 years. But I have reduced it tremendously because I have become an adept of the electronic cigarette. And today my smoking habit is 80 % electronic and 20 % the "real" thing. I admit that I feel much better. But I also contribute less to the Swiss retirement scheme. Because there is no tax on the electronic cigarette.

Anyhow, things are getting worse and worse for smokers, even if you smoke an electronic cigarette. Because those do not make smoke but make steam. And it has no smell even if your liquid is something like passion fruit or strawberry (awful, how can one "steam" something like that; I use Virginia tobacoo taste). But still, as soon you put it in your mouth and steam comes out, you will have somebody on your back complaining "your smoking disturbs me". Useless to convince them, there is this little cloud in the air. And that is offensive.

So, will we come to the interdiction of "steaming" too? I understand that it is not allowed to use electronic cigarettes on airplanes- This I can understand because it would incite "real" smokers to light one too. And it would be complicated or almost impossible for flight attendants to control.

Flying from Switzerland to Liberia I have to pass through Brussels and wait for 3 hours. I always went to a hidden corner to "steam" because I got scolded for doing it "publicly". Even explaining that it was just steam I was answered that "smoke is smoke and therefore you smoke and that is not allowed in this airport". Brussels Airport, "The 100% smoke free airport". And a nice one too. Smoke free! I have no problem with this because I am a complete defender of the non smokers cause. They must not be incomforted by us smokers.

But steaming does not trouble non smokers. I guess it is all psychological. Anway, after years, Brussels Airport authorities did think that among the millions of passengers passing through there, quite a big number could be smokers and they have now a smoking room. What a relief. Because when you fly with Brussels Airlines (by the way, a very lovely airline) coming from Europe and going to Africa, you have always between 2 to 3 hours of layover. So, thanks God, for the real thing.

Me, I will continue my way with electronic smoking. Because I like it. And it is good for my health too. It will look just like this picture above. Some clarification: In my glass, if the liquid has the same color, it would be gin. But the color would rather be red. A nice Chilean red wine. Drinking such a nice wine whilst smoking/steaming an electronic cigarette with Virginia tobacco aroma tastes really good, I promise you.



5 comments:

  1. This week in France there was a news report as there is some concern as to what you are inhaling when you 'smoke' an electronic cigarette. It must be better than real tobacco and, as you say, you feel better for it.

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    I congratulate you on using the electronic cigarette.
    You need to make sure you know what you are inhaling and the best thing to do is not to inhale at all.Today many puff cigars but not many inhale.:)

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  5. It's ashame that combustible cigarettes have a stigma so strong that anything with a tube shape that emits what looks like smoke is considered smoking even if it aint smoke at all. Oh well, just keep vaping and you'll be alright. I smoked for over 15yrs and quit 3yrs ago using electronic cigarettes. I went for it and never looked back. Peace and many blessings my friend.
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