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+ - SPAM: E-cigarette Warnings Are 'Alarmist' 3

Submitted by davidshenba
davidshenba (2536122) writes "Recently, the World Health Organization called for e-cigarettes to be banned in public places and workplaces. The WHO said this was because e-cigarettes could increase the levels of toxins and nicotine in the air. It also warned that e-cigarettes may introduce smoking to non-smokers. But now researches have criticized this move saying that e-cigarettes can actually save lives and hence their use should be encouraged."

Comment: Re:I would be very interested... (Score 1) 200

by Andtalath (#47693843) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

1: It's not.
The basic problem is that people with ADHD (at least not me) can't willingly choose what to focus on.
Ever.
For me, without methylphenedate, I can basically present something to my eyes and hope it registers.
With it, I can choose to focus on it.
Yes, the difference is that big.

2: Many drugs can definitely shift perceptions.
Loads of them aren't very dangerous either.
ADHD-meds are basically there to help you establish a base-line so that you can function like a normal person in certain situations where otherwhise, you simply couldn't.

3: And just how do you think you reach high levels of probabilities?
In general, first you perform small-scale highly controlled experiences.
Then you go ever larger and less and less controlled.
Currently, it's been shown to fundamentally change peoples lives, mine included, to the better.
And in some cases give easily reversible consequences.
Your solution would condemn a couple of percent of every human, globally, to just suck it out instead of using a chemical which gives them the ability to function.

Comment: Re:I would be very interested... (Score 1) 200

by Andtalath (#47693789) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

And that is why, at least in Sweden, you aren't just thrown a bunch of pills.
When I got my concerta treatment, I had to go in once a week with detailed logs of how it affected me.
For a couple of months.

I still have to go in once a year or so to refill my prescriptions.

Comment: Lack of impulse control (Score 1) 200

by Andtalath (#47680487) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

This shouldn't really be news.

One of the major ADHD tests is if you can control impulses in various situations.
Impulse control is way, way harder, bordering on impossible for people with strong ADHD.

I still remember my test for instance.

I was supposed to press for every symbol that came up on the screen, except for X and Y.
I couldn't help pressing for X as well.
I literally said the equivalent of "fuck" each time, which made my psychiatrist laugh.

This would be something similar.

Comment: Re:The drugs are terrible (Score 2) 200

by Andtalath (#47680457) Attached to: Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

In my experience (I'm from Sweden and have an ADHD diagnosis and know a lot of people with the same one), the right way is to have a bit of both.

The pills won't "cure" anything.
They will, in many cases, dampen the symtoms.

And that is all.

Extremely useful for some, including me.

An Ada exception is when a routine gets in trouble and says 'Beam me up, Scotty'.

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