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Offline ElectronicSupersonic

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Ecology vs Disposable Electronic Cigarette
« on: June 29, 2022, 01:18:54 pm »
Full disclaimer! I do not smoke, neither I do encourage anybody to smoke. Smoking is unhealthy!

Locally it's common place to find discarded disposable electronic cigarettes (DEC). Usually in public trash bins. Together with old-fashioned cigarette buds.

These days in western civilisation ecology is the hottest topic. With every major business virtues signalling how much it cares about ecology (carbon neutrality and such). When we have this thing - DEC. Take a look at the attached image. That's how a typical DEC looks like disassembled.

Compared to the classic cigarette, it most certainly doesn't scream ecology (not that classic cigarettes are eco friendly, but still) . And yet these things are discarded left, right and centre into common garbage bins.  :palm:

Hypocrisy in its finest!
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Re: Ecology vs Disposable Electronic Cigarette
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 01:51:37 pm »
Just awful. :wtf:
 

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Re: Ecology vs Disposable Electronic Cigarette
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 05:24:24 pm »
These all in one throwaway units should really have a fairly substantial deposit (5 bucks?) attached to encourage proper disposal.

 
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Re: Ecology vs Disposable Electronic Cigarette
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 05:47:34 pm »
The rechargeable Li-ion cells in them are a particularly egregious waste. Big Clive has some videos on this and how to reuse them.
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Re: Ecology vs Disposable Electronic Cigarette
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2022, 12:23:50 am »
U.S. is STILL trying (barely) to figure out PROHIBITION.
  I've seen some advanced thinking folks, who believe in a concept called 'Harm Reduction'.
   You can buy all the alcohol you want., over on aisle #2.
 

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Re: Ecology vs Disposable Electronic Cigarette
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2022, 01:21:54 am »
Um, just to clarify:
   I think tobacco is the worst, for shortened life-spans;
Just ask Sir George Harrison (r.i.p. at 57),  or ask
   Eddie Van Halen.  Shortened lives.
   An e-cig deposit, plus a subtle little 'factoid' sheet with every purchase, isn't too much burden.
 


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