Smoking In The Cab

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Jonathan C.'s Comment
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I am no expert and I can't disagree that studies can be biased. That aside, cigarette smoke makes confined spaces very uncomfortable. I just pray to Jesus that my trainer is a non-smoker. If not, I'll just grin and bar it like when I was in the Navy. It sucked, but I dealt with it.

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Jonathan C.'s Comment
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I am no expert and I can't disagree that studies can be biased. That aside, cigarette smoke makes confined spaces very uncomfortable. I just pray to Jesus that my trainer is a non-smoker. If not, I'll just grin and bear it like when I was in the Navy. It sucked, but I dealt with it.

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bear, BEAR IT! Brett we need spellcheck on here!! LOL

Scott L. aka Lawdog's Comment
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And the "jury" is still out on the safety of vaping.

Dutch's Comment
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I'm a smoker as well, but I enjoy smoking pipes and premium cigars. Personally, I consider pipe and cigar smoking different from smoking cigarettes, in that pipe and cigar tobacco does not use addictive chemicals to increase nicotine rush the way cigarette tobacco manufacturers do.

This in itself makes pipe and cigar smoking much less of an issue, and studies have shown that pipe and cigar smoking is 9 times less likely to develop lung cancer, due to the fact that most pipe and cigar smokers do not inhale.

I really enjoy the hobby of collecting briar, meerschaum, corncob, and clay pipes, as well as collecting aged pipe tobacco in tins. I have over 230 pipes in my collection, and almost 40 pounds of aged pipe tobacco cellared in tins and mason jars for future smoking.

I suppose one of the aspects I enjoy about pipe and cigar smoking, is that if 3 days pass and I haven't had a pipe or cigar, I never have any nicotine withdrawal. I remember when I first started driving, and rode with a trainer, I went 6 weeks without a pipe or cigar, and never had a problem. As soon as I got back home with my own tractor, I went right back to enjoying a pipe or cigar, usually daily when time permits. It is my favorite pastime while sitting in a dock waiting to be loaded/unloaded.

I thought I would relate my own experience, because there are other options available besides going to the vape shop.

As for smoking around other people, it is easy for me to wait until I can enjoy my pipe in solitude. Makes it much easier to think that way anyhow.

Rick S.'s Comment
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And the "jury" is still out on the safety of vaping.

Jury is WAY OUT.

I see folks that vape - huff on it harder than a bong hit - and that CAN'T BE GOOD for you either. Any foreign substance you force-feed into your lungs, just doesn't belong there. So, even if it doesn't contain carbon-monoxide (or all the other by-products of burning tobacco and paper), it's a matter of "less worse", but still not as good as not inhaling ANYTHING in the first place.

When I did trucking school (county vo-tech) years ago - I chewed nicotine gum while on the truck, as it was a non-smoking environment.

But if I could find a vape that tasted like American Spirit Organic Lights, I would consider it.

Most places that are non-smoking (restaurants, etc.) have also gone to non-vaping too.

Even as a smoker - I find the even more excessive clouds that vapers exhale, to be somewhat annoying.

My kid has had me try the vape a few times - just doesn't "hit the spot" like a real cig does.

And NOTHING IS WORSE - THAN A REFORMED SMOKER...

Rick

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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I am no expert and I can't disagree that studies can be biased. That aside, cigarette smoke makes confined spaces very uncomfortable. I just pray to Jesus that my trainer is a non-smoker. If not, I'll just grin and bear it like when I was in the Navy. It sucked, but I dealt with it.

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bear, BEAR IT! Brett we need spellcheck on here!! LOL

*Bare* ;)

Pat M.'s Comment
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The thing that I can not stand about smoking is the nasty smelling ash trays. Other than that, I can live with it. Oh unless you insist on blowing the smoke in my face. Then you may find yourself eating it.

My rule has always been no smoking in my car, ever since high school. Had a friend light up after warning him not to. I broke it off and tossed it out the window. Before you get panties in a wad, this was in western Washington and yeah it was wet....LOL

He started complaining and I just told him the next one gets turned around and reinserted. Never had a problem after that....smile.gif

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jonathan C.'s Comment
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I am no expert and I can't disagree that studies can be biased. That aside, cigarette smoke makes confined spaces very uncomfortable. I just pray to Jesus that my trainer is a non-smoker. If not, I'll just grin and bear it like when I was in the Navy. It sucked, but I dealt with it.

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bear, BEAR IT! Brett we need spellcheck on here!! LOL

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*Bare* ;)

Hey Vamp!! I had to google Southwick, I grew up in Marstons Mills on the Cape. No, I wasn't one of the rich brats from Osterville. Anyway, shout out to a fellow New Englander! I am starting school Dec 7th. Good luck with school!!

Keith A.'s Comment
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My trainer smokes, which I wasn't excited about, but it tends to be two-five a day, depending on how nervous he gets (more so, how bad the weather is. He /really/ doesn't like winter.) He keeps the window down though, and if the wind's blowing the wrong way, I roll mine and keep the cab vented. I didn't even know he smoked until he lit up actually, wasn't even a whisper of it before I joined him, so that was nice. I still find it to be a disgusting habit and stay away from it where possible.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Idaho noob 's Comment
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And the "jury" is still out on the safety of vaping.

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Jury is WAY OUT.

I see folks that vape - huff on it harder than a bong hit - and that CAN'T BE GOOD for you either. Any foreign substance you force-feed into your lungs, just doesn't belong there. So, even if it doesn't contain carbon-monoxide (or all the other by-products of burning tobacco and paper), it's a matter of "less worse", but still not as good as not inhaling ANYTHING in the first place.

When I did trucking school (county vo-tech) years ago - I chewed nicotine gum while on the truck, as it was a non-smoking environment.

But if I could find a vape that tasted like American Spirit Organic Lights, I would consider it.

Most places that are non-smoking (restaurants, etc.) have also gone to non-vaping too.

Even as a smoker - I find the even more excessive clouds that vapers exhale, to be somewhat annoying.

My kid has had me try the vape a few times - just doesn't "hit the spot" like a real cig does.

And NOTHING IS WORSE - THAN A REFORMED SMOKER...

Rick

Actually its not really "way out"

Ciggs have over a thousand chemicals added into the tobaccy to create more addiction and make the tobacco burn faster so you smoke more.

Vaping has four main ingredients.

1: Propylene glycol -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol

PG, is used in MANY foods you probably eat nearly everyday while out on the road.

2: Vegetable glycerin- http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-vegetable-glycerin.htm

VG is also used in MANY foods which again you probably eat nearly everyday on the road.

3: Nicotine, everyone knows nicotine is not exactly great for you as it does increase your blood pressure from restriction.

4: Whatever flavoring you use, which you can make yourself and know exactly what you have in your vape juice.

Yeah inhaling anything into your lungs is less healthy than not inhaling but vaping is significantly safer for you than smoking a cigg. VG and PG will also bind to the Tar in a smokers lungs and when you make the transition you will be able to cough up tar that would otherwise be stuck on the inside of your lung the rest of you life.

Google Xray images and see for yourself. My dad switched to vaping and hacked out a bunch of tar and his o2 rate went from 86% to 98% over the last year and his DR is incredibly happy I made him switch.

As with ANYTHING if you do it TO MUCH its not going to be good for you just like Vitamins, vitamins are great for you but if you overdo it they are deadly.

Use common sense and your friend the internet for unlimited knowledge.

This wasnt directed at any one person, just anyone that comes along. Vaping may not be "healthy" but its significantly better than smoking. And quite frankly you probably breath worse crap on a daily basis at a truck stop than some vapor from an ecig.

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