|name||Tobacco Addiction Self-Treatment Electronics|
"TASTE" might be a more descriptive alternative to the acronym "ENDS". It's less technobabbly/observational, and conveys the intended usage - instead of just the pharmacological aspect.
- It would really upset anti-THR groups/science denialists if it catched on.
- Bloomberg gonna be real mad if it resets the focus on tobacco addiction, rather than the astroturfed "nicotine addiction" trivializatiton.
- It's a blatant backronym (albeit the "TA" initials were the starting point).
- But highlights an obvious cessation advantage over NRTs. In that concrete flavours seemingly provide a real substitute for the subconscious perfumation in industrial cigarettes.
- (Or perhaps even the antidepressants in tobacco. Too many studies concentrate just on the palatability or user reports, btw.)
- OTHO artificial terminology is fairly unscientific, and too blatantly implied (inherent) efficacy perhaps.
Might even make sense to describe e-cigarette types according to usage patterns:
|ENDS||gen 4 / pod devices||Higher nic concentration, less vapor. Often more apt for former light/infrequent smokers. Where the "ENDS" focus on nicotine delivery makes sense.|
|TASTE||gen 3 / box mods||Low nic, but big clouds. Anecdotally preferred after heavier smoking addiction. And presumably the haptic/visuals/flavours contribute more to possible abstinency results.|
Downside: semantic duplication when referring to "ENDS/TASTE" recurringly.