Contributing to the many e-cig threads we have now, I was wondering something. I’ve read about many people who say they’re former smokers, who now use only e-cigs. So, I’m asking all of you (smokers, e-cig users, nonsmokers, everyone), do you still consider e-cig users smokers? Why or why not?
I was considering posting a poll, but I suppose some of you may have more complex answers than could be chosen in a poll.
I mostly care about the smoker-nonsmoker dichotomy because I find smoking to be noxious. I do not have enough experience with users of e-cigs to know whether they are noxious. Thus, I don’t really know whether I would consider e-cig users to be smokers.
As a former smoker who occasionally vapes and uses other tobacco products, yes, I consider one who vapes a “smoker.” My insurance specifically asks for tobacco/nicotine use, so even though I don’t “smoke” in the conventional sense, I do have to answer “yes” for the few times a year I do use tobacco products.
Yes, because I assume anyone using an e-cig to be either using one because they are in a no smoking area or they are trying to give up. I think you can call yourself an ex smoker when you no longer need a nicotine replacement to avoid having a cigarette.