FDA: Full of intent, no purpose for smokers.

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Intents and purposes

The reason for intent (objective, goal) is to have desired results from an action.

The reason for which something is done is considered purpose.


For you who say “for all intensive purposes”, stop doing that. Although, in this instance (for your entertainment and mine), there may be are short-sighted “intensive” purposes for the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act they way he does.

I’ll move on…


In another effort to have intent without purpose, Dr. Gottlieb of the FDA decided wait, was told no.. that’s not it, tweeted gleefully yesterday by following a tried and true tradition employed by politicians, “experts” & wanna-be a scientists by processing utilizing the “Think Of The Children™” script with some tweets. A favorite standby, deep with tradition used simply to manipulate public opinion.

Again.


I love and miss George Carlin. Eight seconds that will make your life more fulfilling:


The bigger the lie

Guilt. You know, the bigger the lie becomes, the harder it is to cover up.

It’s much more difficult to ignore. Gottlieb has been beaten into submission admission of the account of lower smoking rates among adults because OF e-cigarettes is obvious, yet subtle.

However, according to Dr. Gottlieb, even if kids are, according to the governments own numbers, smoking less because of e-cigarettes (they are), it is “still not an acceptable trade“.


First, allow me to point out Dr. Gottlieb “mentioned” science, almost as if it were being considered. He’s mentioned it in a different context here:

“FDA will always promote science based decision-making and seek the counsel of expert advisors”

On with the frovility extraordinary promise… of regulation.

Before you move on, allow me to point out e-cigarettesnicotine” is now defined as a “tobacco product“.

(Lowering nicotine in tobacco is another contrived “option“…)

He seems to “want” to preserve an “option”…. and may “believe”… sounds very sciency so far:

Then on the bottom…  no child… whoops… (laws) should ever (think of the children™) use a tobacco product. Still with me? Excellent.

That tweet did not go unnoticed.


Dr. Farsalinos weighed in:


Clive Bates weighed in:

(Heavily, this is 1 of 7 from Clive).


Sarah weighed in:


Amelia Howard weighed in:


I completely understand why alleged professionals can’t refuse to say what’s on their minds. I understand.

They have no balls.


This statement from Sheila Vakharia, PhD, from December will forever be one of those rare moments where professionals SPEAK UP clearly and publicly.


Clown shoes for effect:

 

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MY statement.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:

“If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers* regardless of age.”

It’s fine to fail using 12-17 year old kids with already *known* dangerous drugs. “Think of the children™.”

Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers


“You feed your baby nicotine in her mashed-up vegetables, and no corrupted medic has ever dared to claim this is a bad idea since nicotine is so closely associated with the B vitamin group….”

~ Chris Price

I’ll end this brief (for me) blog with sentiment from another one of mine from December:

Despite the illusion created from Dr. Gottlieb on down, (or up – from puppeteer in my opinion):

Kids sure don’t smoke like they used to.




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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I am joining David on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


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Research:


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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – June 16th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors) ~ Think before you ban ~ The American Cancer Society public health statement ~  American Cancer Society Sees Zero Cancer Risk for Smokeless Tobacco ~ The elusive ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping ~ Research Shows Vaping Helps The Elderly Kick Smoking Habit ~ A Bad Deal With The Devil ~ CDC Survey Shows Teen Vaping, Use of e-Cigarettes Continuing to Fall ~ David Goerlitz ~ Privacy In The Home Legal Fund ~ Have you done this yet? ~ Battery Safety




The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors)

Speaking of children – and linked here where I’ve amateurishly covered the biggest culprit of “advertising to children” – this came across my eyes and is WELL worth the read.

The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors)


Think before you ban: The awkward case of e-cigarette flavors

Awkward!

Think before you ban: The awkward case of e-cigarette flavors


I adore Chris Baxter.

He did his very own study, results were simple and within his tweet:


The American Cancer Society public health statement on eliminating combustible tobacco use in the United States…

Initially, from the American Cancer Society, this looks good on paper. Rhetorically I ask: Are they covering their tracks, or is this an admission of guilt…..

I’ll let you decide how genuine and contradictory it seems after my (bolding) hints:

Many adults believe, erroneously, that ENDS are as harmful as combustible tobacco products…”

“ACS will provide smokers and the public with clear and accurate information available on the absolute and relative health impact of combustible tobacco products, nicotine‐based medications, ENDS and other novel tobacco products.”

“ACS will expand its existing tobacco‐control efforts and execute new comprehensive strategies to eliminate all combustible tobacco use

Then, the contradiction:

Making cigarettes and all combustible tobacco products nonaddictive offers the potential of assisting current smokers in quitting and substantially reducing the number of smokers over time.”

So much for the earlier statement of eliminating “all combustible tobacco use”…

The American Cancer Society public health statement


American Cancer Society Sees Zero Cancer Risk for Smokeless Tobacco

Speaking of the American Cancer Society grossly misleading consumers…….

American Cancer Society Sees Zero Cancer Risk for Smokeless Tobacco


Ya know… in 2016 I mentioned…. and predicted…


I’ll let you bring your nose closer to the screen:


The elusive ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping

“Few health stories garner so much hyperbolic or uncritical coverage as the claim that e-cigarettes are a “gateway” to smoking. Any study or assertion supporting this claim is catnip to journalists.”  Guy Bentley

The elusive ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping


Research Shows Vaping Helps The Elderly Kick Smoking Habit

I believe some in the industry (I’m not in) have lost their way or are only in it for the money. I know rigs with 50,000 watts of power will sell a gallon of e-liquid gold. While I’m not good with math, I also can approximate your profit on liquid (gold).

I’ve said this before and will link THIS blog each time older folks are mentioned.

The older crowd does NOT need to be intimidated or burdened with mods/clouds/bullshit and high end rigs… This is why changing coils and being cool is unnecessary to help a new vaper. Stop UPselling older people. If they want it, they’ll UPGRADE.

Something unintimidating, not complicated. They need things like cig-a-likes (Juul, MarkTen, whatever) or ego style kits FIRST.

They don’t need to have electrical / engineering degrees to switch. PERIOD.

Taste. Nic strength (and quit limiting nicotine strength!!!) and backups.

Research Shows Vaping Helps The Elderly Kick Smoking Habit


A Bad Deal With The Devil

Ah, yes… the Ponzi Scheme – from across the pond, no less. Mawsley IS awesome.

A Bad Deal With The Devil


CDC Survey Shows Teen Vaping, Use of e-Cigarettes Continuing to Fall

What? WHERE are my new teen smokers I was promised?

CDC Survey Shows Teen Vaping, Use of e-Cigarettes Continuing to Fall


David Goerlitz:

If you don’t know who David is, now you DO. I’ll be joining him on the next and future podcasts. I’ll let him introduce himself. Please, bookmark, share with your smoking AND non-smoking friends, pets, enemies… etc.

Introduction


Privacy In The Home Legal Fund

Yep, I know. Another fundraiser.  Either way – this is about freedom. You can decide if you would like to donate on your own.

“Privacy in the home against intrusive government is entitled to an unparalleled level of protection….

It does not matter that the legal activity in question is smoking cigarettes or cigars and, yes, using *electronic cigarettes, or that the home in question are the apartments of public housing residents.

Privacy In The Home Legal Fund


Have you done this yet?

Are you in the U.S.A.?

Regulations


Battery Safety:

Last but CERTAINLY not least, battery safety, via James Jarvis:

“So far, Battery Solutions has had 14 people join in on the battery recycling initiative. Lets put our best foot forward and double that number today please. Program and Jenny’s information are below.”

***The only way to get the discounted rate is to call Jenny.***

Jenny Adrian, Account Manager

(248) 446-5662

James Jarvis, President of OHVTA, is already involved in this program in Ohio with his shops. If you have any questions about this program you can contact him first here.


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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I am joining David on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – June 9th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping ~ Reducing Nicotine ~ VAEP ~ FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens ~ Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017 ~ CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers? ~  Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid ~ VAPE SHOPS: BATTERY Safety ~ Lemonade Stands ~ The Ponzi Scheme




Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping

Don’t you just hate when that happens?

Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping


Radient Technologies Inc. Files Provisional Patent Application for Reducing Nicotine Levels in Tobacco

Uh huh. Because really –  “innovation related to methods for obtaining nicotine depleted tobacco, without materially altering certain desirable properties of the tobacco”… is the most important part of the plan of the F.D.A..

Radient Technologies Inc. Files Provisional Patent Application for Reducing Nicotine Levels in Tobacco



VAEP:

I’ve known (online) Kellie Ann, (member of M.O.V.E.) who did this for Canada and this for the U.S.A. for some time now… and she’s done this:


Speaking of “gateways”


FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens

Brad Rodu hits the Synar Amendment on the head. (I’ve been saying this, people!)

There is NO gateway.

FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens


Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017

AGAIN. What did I tell you? There is no gateway.

Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017


CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers?

For the thousandth time… e-cigarettes do NOT entice children to smoke.

CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers?



Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid

Do NOT restrict nicotine strength. Ever. Period.

Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid


VAPE shops: Battery safety.


Lemonade Stands

Oh, look. An INDUSTRY standing up to local governments without asking CONSUMERS for money.


The Ponzi Scheme

Well, not really the title, but it explains how dependence addiction to smokers is coming to a less than desired outcome. See, if they have smokers, they have money…. if they have less smokers… well, it’s now an unexpected losing battle for government.

Please keep smoking they need the money. Or, they’ll regulate, restrict, tax and ban until you’ve settled THEIR settlement.

Vaping Set To Wipe Out Tobacco Bonds



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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I’ll be joining David very soon on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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You can also find me on LinkedIn


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – June 2nd, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



David Goerlitz: Model Citizen ~ First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer ~ PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction ~ Tobacco Control Cares About The Industry, Not About You ~ Another Journal Misinterprets Randomized Vaping Trial ~ Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus ~ World Health Organization Slammed For Misleading Smokers ~




David Goerlitz: Model Citizen

This is for smokers, non-smokers, friends, enemies, pets, weird neighbors, “public health”, tobacco control. Everyone, including those who want to troll.

David Goerlitz has 30+ years of experience about things you might not like to hear. The gloves indeed, are off.

I’ll be joining him and collecting donations for bail money…

 


First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer

One may see the headline and think… oh boy.  Good. Dr. Farsalinos has been diligently paying attention – and normally has – within a day or two – an answer for us – collectively.

In my opinion, he and his team are the only trusted medical source for e-cigarette research in the world.

Why? Because he tells us the truth, not what we “want” to hear.

First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer


PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction

Because Damon is distinctly good at this:

PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction


Tobacco Control Cares About The Industry, Not About You

From Carl V. Phillips, the third installment. (First and second are linked within.)

Tobacco Control Cares About The Industry, Not About You

More, graciously, from Carl:

Another Journal Misinterprets Randomized Vaping Trial


Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus

Please remain run over until the bus comes to a complete stop.

The U.S. CONSUMER group Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives (CASAA) (Free to join) Give your testimonial) has written a piece:

Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus


World Health Organization Slammed For Misleading Smokers

Away From Safer Alternatives Like Vaping:

Imagine? I wonder why the “authority” on health would do that.

World Health Organization Slammed For Misleading Smokers Away From Safer Alternatives Like Vaping




 Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I’ll be joining David very soon on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – May 26th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”




THR4Life ~ More Formaldehyde Nonsense ~ The Government’s Dumb War on Vaping ~ The FDA should quit regulating nicotine cold turkey ~ Time for a new approach to tobacco control ~ Nicopure Lawsuit ~ Fig & James




THR4Life

The only U.S. group to my knowledge (if I’m wrong, please correct me in the comments below) to submit to the World Health Association (WHO) for this “Web-based consultation”. The (10-16 May 2018) statement by THR4Life on “Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors” (NCD’s) was submitted here:

WHO Independent High – level Commission on NCD’s and included in this.


More Formaldehyde Nonsense

Can you make more things up? Of course you can!

More Formaldehyde Nonsense


The Government’s Dumb War on Vaping

The Government’s Dumb War on Vaping


The FDA should quit regulating nicotine cold turkey

They certainly are addicted to nicotine tobacco taxes…

The FDA should quit regulating nicotine cold turkey | Opinion



Time for a new approach to tobacco control

Our friends down under…

Time for a new approach to tobacco control


Nicopure Lawsuit

Before CASAA made their statement, I made mine:

Where you put your money is YOUR choice. As a consumer, ask your local shop what THEY are doing to further their longevity in their business. They must be talking to #TeamFreeShit, Shop owners and manufacturers. As a consumer, I know they’re not talking to ME. I strongly suggest – as consumers – not donating to this. Instead, pick a CONSUMER group and donate to them.


Fig and James:

I trust few, respect less. Here are two that have both. Well worth listening to.




Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I’ll be joining David very soon on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – May 19th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”




VTA ~ Do as you’re told ~ Clive Bates ~ Why Are Tobacco Controllers Really Interested In Packaging? ~ Schrodinger’s Nicotine: Not Derived From Tobacco ~ Nicotine Calculator ~  UNICEF Attacks Glantz Vape Study ~ Free Child Labor ~ Wet Lung




VTA (Vapor Technology Association)

I’ve got little to say:

VTA ON DEMAND – Watch & Download Now!


Do as you’re told

You must submit your “compliance” on something that is “deemed” tobacco but isn’t. Submit your lie and admission to the same in writing to the FDA by 6/30/18 below.👇

Registration and Product Listing for Owners and Operators of Domestic Tobacco Product Establishments


Clive Bates:

Response to the “Recognition, use and perceptions of JUUL among youth and young adults”

Please publish full data and provide key specific facts


Why Are Tobacco Controllers Really Interested In Packaging?

Why Are Tobacco Controllers Really Interested In Packaging?


Schrodinger’s Nicotine: Not Derived From Tobacco

“Nicotine might be extracted from tobacco, but not made from it.”

Schrodinger’s Nicotine: Not Derived From Tobacco


Nicotine Calculator

In last week’s news I mentioned the “Nicotine Calculator”… this week, the English version is available.  Once again, a team effort by the “calculator team”:

Dr. Rainer Dölfel aka Hans Schmidt (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Ing. Marc Hallermann (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Inform. Norbert Schmidt aka Norbert Zillatron (VS IG-ED)
Peter Schuster (1. VS IG-ED)
Sabine Maaß (IG-ED)
© 2018 Interessengemeinschaft E-Dampfen e. V.

Taste, strength and backups. The importance of having the correct nicotine strength for anyone deciding to switch is absolutely essential to the process of transitioning (dual use for you public health readers secretly monitoring my blog, you know who you are) or switching completely.

English version:

Nicotine Calculator


UNICEF Attacks Glantz Vape Study

Speaking of “Think of the children™”.

UNICEF Attacks Glantz Vape Study


Free Child Labor:

Who among us doesn’t like a photo op…. or free child labor… (DUSTIN, mow the lawn!)

 

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“Wet Lung”.

Certainly I haven’t heard of “everything”…. and, in true form, until today, I was not familiar with “wet lung” syndrome. Seems someone had mild asthma – (I will NOT link the article for their SEO to be enhanced) and had been vaping “3 weeks” when she experienced “respiratory failure”… The article didn’t say the minor – at the time – smoked or did not smoke….

She then was “on a breathing machine” – needed “tubes to drain fluid from her lungs”.

She was diagnosed with “hypersensitivity pneumonitis”, sometimes called –wet lung– “an inflammation of the lungs due to an allergic reaction to chemicals or dust.”

Amazed I’d not heard of “wet lung, I looked up “wet lung”…. I’m not saying this didn’t happen, I’m saying I looked up the diagnosis…. because I’m a curious soul.

Dr. Farsalinos had a response:

WET LUNG? WET STORY!


Alan Beard….    I love that man….


First:

Imagine a photoshopped image to create stupidity? That would never happen.

Then:




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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I’ll be joining David very soon on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

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Research:


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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – May 12th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”


Please visit our proud sponsor!

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FDA To Take Action ~ Censoring Twitter in the name of health ~ Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money ~ Heat Not Burn ~ FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging ~ Nicotine Calculator ~ Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children. ~ Speaking of marketing to children ~ Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ ~ E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping ~ Jamie Oliver




FDA To Take Action

Scott Gottlieb thinks there’s a ‘presumption’ they’re safer, guidelines to test these products are coming.

How does one test something when they “just don’t know”…

FDA To Take Action Against Companies That Sell Vape Pens To Teens


Censoring Twitter in the name of health

This one’s good… very good.

Censoring Twitter in the name of health


Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money

69,000+ on the survey!

Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money


Heat Not Burn

It isn’t my business to coerce someone NOT to try something that might just work. As a consumer, I’d like to know my options. As a human, I show bias. I try not to.  I am for choice. If someone has decided to switch from smoking, “doesn’t quite like” e-cigarettes, (or patches, gums, toothpicks) and can find another alternative, then they should be able to both try, and choose.

“I’m for whatever works for the informed consumer. Patch, gum, Heat Not Burn, vaping, acupuncture, books, hypnosis, counseling, etc…. Do I “like” them all? No. It’s not about or me or are what “I” like. What may work as choice for a consumer is first.”

Do I like the idea it is made by a tobacco company? Not really. Do I think it will be beneficial to smokers trying to switch much more efficiently than pharmaceuticals? Yes. Does that make me happy? Why yes, bias-ly I answer, thanks for asking. Is judgment on the product based on who makes it? Yes. Stop that.

The “Heat Not Burn” sector of ~not smoking~ IS another option, and I’ve heard good things about it.

Levels of selected analytes in the emissions of “heat not burn” tobacco products that are relevant to assess human health risks


FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging

Via Carl V. Phillips….. because he knows stuff.

FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging


Nicotine Calculator

Via Hans Schmidt – I’m liking this…

Just insert the number of cigarettes before the switch, choose between MTL and DL and the calculator comes up with an average figure for the daily nicotine requirement (mg/day).

The calculator lets you choose your favorite nicotine strength and indicates the corresponding liquid volume (ml).

The “calculator team”:

Dr. Rainer Dölfel aka Hans Schmidt (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Ing. Marc Hallermann (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Inform. Norbert Schmidt aka Norbert Zillatron (VS IG-ED)
Peter Schuster (1. VS IG-ED)
Sabine Maaß (IG-ED)
© 2018 Interessengemeinschaft E-Dampfen e. V.

I am told an English version will be available soon and I will have that posted on Twitter, and Facebook – as well as this blog when it is ready.

Nicotine Calculator / Converter


Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids

Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.

I’m a bit pissed off this week with, among other things, Tobacco-Free Kids and their beyond obvious deception.

“clearly part of an orchestrated campaign”

~Carl V. Phillips

“Anybody who tells you Juul is a panic or an epidemic in America is deceiving you”~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tom Miller

From me:

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.


Speaking of marketing to children:

Ya think?

Sorry, yelled at you. From Truth Initiative, another in the direct marketing to children scheme of things…

4 out of 5 youth overestimate e-cigarette or cigarette use among peers


Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’

Steve Birr is, among other places, also over at The Daily Vaper.

Iowa AG Says Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ And Is ‘Life -Saving’ For Adults


E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping

Via Dr. Michael Siegel:

E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping


In Memoriam: Jamie Oliver:

I did not know Jamie personally, but like many of you, knew him and his online presence.

I have listed others in a previous “news” edition.

 




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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I’ll be joining David very soon on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.

TOBACCO FREE KIDS

“Without question, no one markets cigarettes or e-cigarettes more to children than Tobacco-Free Kids. No one.”    (Me.)

Since the 1970’s, there has been a ban on advertising of tobacco. In 1970, President Nixon signed a law called the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act  – banning cigarette ads on T.V. and radio – beginning January 2nd of 1971. (Link).

Over the past four or so years, I’ve watched what looks like breaking the law to me, but – some are above the law.


The “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” was set up by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1995, (the largest shareholder in Johnson & Johnson – who make “cessation” products). They don’t accept money from tobacco, but as long as smoking continues, (like “lower nicotine” cigarettes) there is an abundance of children coming on to the smoking market for their “product(s)”.

WHY would ANY anti-tobacco group, much less the self-proclaimed CAMPAIGN for TobaccoFREE Kids” WANT to endorse and literally encourage and help introduce more cigarettes of any kind INTO the market?


First:

CTFK – as a “non-profit” is – evidently – above the law. They can lie. Manipulate. Misdirect. They can say “anything” they want. Why do they have such influence over tobacco legislation?

They not only are a political front group, they are directly (Matt Myers) involved in every aspect of tobacco including laws and changes in the law to suit their needs since around 1995.


According to Wikipedia:

“Matt Myers engaged in negotiations with Philip Morris circa 1997 to determine terms of a Master Settlement Agreement, and again negotiated with PM in 2004 to create legislation to allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco.”

It (the Master Settlement Agreement) looked good on paper. Before the ink was dry, The Master Settlement agreement had tobacco companies signing up to “pay” the government. Well, smokers (like you & I) paid, tobacco companies collected, and the government took the money.

How’s that go so far? They spent the money before they had it in their hands. BILLIONS of dollars.

Here’s a link. Here’s another.

While the public is under the impression of an “upstanding” non-profit organization trying to help “children”, they are as powerful a political force in changing, adjusting and manipulation of public opinion and legislation and the outcome(s) as the politicians who DO their bidding. They can say and do, evidently, anything they like.

No repercussions. Immune from public scrutiny – (other than my and others’ tweets) they literally can say – and tweet – anything they like.

Let’s chat about job security.

Tobacco-Free Kids  “actively prevented the FDA from raising the age of cigarette sales nationally to anything above 18”.    Think about that.

That’s here:

WHY can children still purchase cigarettes?

Nobody cares. Wait, not enough people care.


Second:

To the self-created and “orchestrated” Juul “epidemic”.

clearly part of an orchestrated campaign

~Carl V. Phillips

In my opinion

There is more to this “Juul” story than we can see. The company was “asked” for documents. They are for raising the age of purchase of their product and tobacco to 21. It makes me curious why a company would do that willingly, voluntarily, without a court order. Is this smoke and mirrors?

 

Friendly fire for something I don’t see – yet? Are they for sale? Is this a setup to become a tobacco company purchase? Is their “closed system” product one that can go “over the counter” as FDA director Gottlieb suggested last week, and is at an advantage to make people like CTFK happy?


Silly questions in my head.


Inspired again by a “Cranky Old Broad”, (SKIP!) to go on an excursion of sorts, I went back just over a month  – due to the thought of CTFK being “off” on the weekends just to see how many tweets there actually were about the “Juul” product, and how they were portrayed to the public by CTFK…and “the children™” they allegedly are helping.

Now, if you’re under the impression this organization is geared towards kids, I’ll let you make your judgement on the impressions you see below. Like manipulation of the public perception every time they use any variation of “Think of the children™”.

I’ll let you see just how reverse psychology works.

Remember, “e-cigs” are a tobacco product since “National Tobacco Day” and no one is allowed to advertise a tobacco product. I know, they’re not “advertising”, they’re “educating”…


Third:

Added 6/10/2018:

This came across my eyes and is WELL worth the read before you continue down my page:

The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors)



Added 6/10/2018:


Now, the tweets… of course, and with my comments….

Tweeted

Between March 28th and May 5th, The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids have tweeted no less than –26– times themselves about Juul. They’ve retweeted no less than –16– times.

Grand total, at least –42– times. Here are their “unorchestrated” tweets:

Before you scroll….I’ll bet you a dollar you can’t find a “gateway to smoking” in these tweets……. I WONDER what happened to that…..

 

Well, I’ve kept you long enough.

 

“Anybody who tells you Juul is a panic or an epidemic in America is deceiving you”~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tom Miller 👇


1. Fun stuff to orchestrate unorchestrated things. “Think of the children™”.

2. Highlighting the unorchestrated craze as low key as possible on Good Morning America. “Think of the children™”. There’s force and drawing.

 

3. Love the adjectives… and action verbs… baby pacifier…. how they can make me quiver.

4. Adult teachers are evidently – according to Newsweek, unable to handle disruption in class.

5. Those sneaky little rat teenagers are making grown adults FRET!

6. Strong-arming a company into voluntary submission to do nothing about what it isn’t already not doing sounds very unsuspicious and … bullshitty.

7. These things must REALLY be gutting tobacco profits.

8. Take your time, boys… all part of the bigger show.

9. PARENTS! Are you paying attention? Imagine if they were smoking instead? “Think of the children™”.

10. (No “orchestrated” panic going on here – or media name dropping)

11. Oh, adding Dick into the purge urge.

12. Places, everyone. This is urging because it is immediately urgent.

13. Here’s where they clarify make a feeble attempt at posturing – because, after all, there is no “orchestrated” panic.

14. Now, who doesn’t like a collection of decades of deceit on display? I wonder if the exhibit shows tobacco control propaganda…..

15. Nothing orchestrated about “skyrocketing”…”Think of the children™”. 

16. No panic or target orchestration intended by adding in “the Marlboro

17. “Threaten”… “addict”… “must act”…  nope, no propagantist material within yet…”Think of the children™”….and dammit, the media is rehearsed right.

18. Warning! “Think of the children™”.

19. “craze” “must act“…

20. “hooking”… by the way, if you’re new here, nicotine is not addictive.

21. It is extremely important to have the head of the organization propagandizing propaganda properly

22. Parents and school administrators have a tough time asserting their authority... evidently. If you own a Juul, you can now accessorize along with your outfit, evidently.

23. Here it’s rampantly popular…

24. It’s a worry among doctors and health groups… a propagandist craze…

25. If you know, you should be talking to your child, but read this because – well, you should know this first. (Note the “inside middle schools” part, where teachers and administrators- those in charge – just can’t control middle school students, evidently….)

26. Bored yet? I’m trying to keep your attention…

Oh slang, You dirty unforgiving term for teen decadence.  OOH! Skyrocking!

 


Retweeted:

These were retweeted by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Same rhetoric, same goal.

27. Crack down… steps… baby steps… I’m seeing a trend for the next one…   is there ever not more to be done?

28. Laurie likes action words: “cracks down”.

Very propaganda-like – good for her. Although I didn’t read her story, I’m sure it is beyond intriguing.

29. No less than 800 likes… was there just a phone call and “Hey, Bob… could you send us some documents?” Was there a court order? Who cooperates with the government willingly? Hmmm.

30. I don’t want to likely misinform anyone, but saying “especially dangerous” gives one a direct connotation to smoking being safer. Why would you want to do that?

What would be the initiative to telling the opposite of the truth? <– See what I did there?

31. I wonder what caused this “surge” in popularity? Anyone?

32 & 33. Technically the same tweet (the lower one), but gives the upper one extra umph in Twitterville. Dick has some balls, mentioning the gateway without mentioning the gateway. I’m very disappointed in the vagueness of his tweet.

Note he’s so mad he’s sent two letters.

34. The illusion of a gateway, but they’re starting to know better.

35. Tweeted about and retweeted…

36. Not mentioning “Juul” specifically, but in the graphic…

37. When you are among friends, you retweet.

38. Fashion on its own from earlier… too important not to retweet.

39. I didn’t realize there were so many adult strugglers.

I strongly suggest counseling for these professional academics to get ahold of themselves so they can get control of children.

40 & 41. “Opinion”. (Two-fer again).

42. Suing. Classic silliness. What are they “suing” for? I’ll give you – for this tweet – the “gateway” effect….. within the context of the tweet.

Cigarettes.

Earlier we covered the “e-cigarettes are tobacco”. Now we will briefly move on to tweets “about” cigarettes… now remember, class – advertising of tobacco products is still illegal.

Same rules – around the same time frame, but “they” don’t advertise. “They” (tobacco control, government and public health groups) only tweet about news about tobacco…

Well, guess what is in the photos…

 

I’ve called them out on it… plenty of times….

 

1. An awesome graphic of “not advertising” on social media.

2. Yep.

3. (Retweeted)

4. Love the “not advertising” on this one.

5. Images of smoking… remember this is an anti-tobacco CONtrol group.

6. Wonderful Marlboro image. (Their partners.) No reverse psychology here….

7. More common is the press deciding multiple brands should be shown.

8. (Retweeted) – A wonderful closeup of Newports.

 


Those are just a few… in the past month or so… and is how a political front groups acts as if they are “educating” children while operating as a caring non-profit “for the children™”.


I hope you’ve read this far:

From Carl V. Phillips:

“The New York Times and Washington Post published party-line articles about this within minutes of Gottlieb’s statements, making clear that their endorsement of the FDA’s message had been pre-arranged.”

That’s here:

FDA Joins Orchestrated Attack On Juul. Or Did They Start It?

 

Lastly:

“Anybody who tells you Juul is a panic or epidemic in America is deceiving you” ~ Iowa Attorney General – Tom Miller

Iowa AG Says Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ And Is ‘Life -Saving’ For Adults


While finalizing this blog for today…. Solace Technologies “has received at least one buyout offer from a company”…

Who bets Tobacco-Free Kids “didn’t know” this in advance….

Who will it be, Reynolds Or PM?

These 4 Guys Just Made $3.7 Million Selling Nicotine Salt Juice

Will “Juul” be in negotiations to be bought out next?


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Vaping In The News – May 5th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



The Nicotine Fiend ~ E-Cigarettes and the FDA ~ E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products ~ Reduced Harm Report ~ Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors ~ Lower Nicotine Cigarettes ~  Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective ~ Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows




The Nicotine Fiend

Via Lindsey Stroud!

The Nicotine Fiend


E-Cigarettes and the FDA

Without question, no one markets cigarettes or e-cigarettes more to children than Tobacco Free Kids. No one.

“From a consumer standpoint, please put your money where your mouth is so we can continue to buy from you, the responsible vendor/shop/ and manufacturer. ”
~ Albert Michael Harper.

E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products

You can’t fix stupid, but the FDA will.

E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products



Reduced Harm Report

I’m not sure I ever linked Planet Of The Vapes specifically in my blog  – but believe me, Mawsley is one of the best bloggers on the other side of the pond  – who is reporting on things happening on my side of the pond.

Reduced Harm Report


Survey numbers pending.


Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors

After Publishing Refuted Glantz Article

Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors After Publishing Refuted Glantz Article


Kat Timpf

(From Fox News, The Greg Gutfeld Show, National Review.)


Lower Nicotine Cigarettes

I can’t make this up. Ready? Lean in a little closer – cover your eyes if you must.
We’re talking about combustible tobacco.
 
And lastly, scientists found no evidence of adverse health effects as a result of smoking 22nd century’s very low nicotine cigarettes.” ~ Page 6
 Take the blame out of their hands? Among other things:
 
“We cannot and will not quote front run at the FDA by commenting in detail on our MRTP ongoing initiatives. Rather, we will let our MRP applications to be crisped out itself from the FDA review process.”
What the hell is “crisped out”?
I’ve covered this before where they’ll “just lower your nicotine” and here where organized crime heads LOVE this idea…here.
If you like, their transcript of the meeting is below the attribution in full.
attribute the transcript to Seeking Alpha

22nd Century Group’s (XXII) CEO Henry Sicignano on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective

Brad Rodu.

Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective


Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows

I consider it my job to find things, good and bad, to keep readers who’ve been with me all this time (thank you) and to new readers consumers stumbling across my blog… informed.

I tell you about my findings – sometimes with arrogant commentary before-hand – and sometimes not. You’re welcome!

Note the date of the tweet below – by “The James”  – is from 2016. They had a tweet where there were “two” studies. Didn’t find that right away…

I sent multiple tweets about this “study” (if I remember correctly, there were two) and still haven’t recieved a response to date. Must not be important.

However, I FOUND ran across something Ohio University did…. about “vape fluids”. Not that I’m finding it on an official release by the government or any “health” groups…

“particles in e-cigarette vapor do not affect the normal functioning”

👇

Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows




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E-cigarettes and the FDA

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The F.D.A. had warned the e-cigarette industry. Repeatedly. Senators have been on rampages.  California has based their offense on it with “Still Blowing Smoke“. Various “health groups” are and will continue using these images until the end of time. If you don’t know what I’m babbling about – I’m not sure we can be friends…

Crackdown on irresponsible idiots.

If you are, or will now receive a warning letter, you have no one to blame but yourselves. Labels mimicking food products. Blatant, literal and idiotic intellectual, trademark and/or copyright infringements and dumbass cartoons. What you thought were cute labels were clearly both the wrong choice and message to portray.  Let the litigation begin. For the record, I’ve reported you personally – if you’re reading this – over the years – to some of the companies legal departments you were ripping off. So have others.

In fact, in April, Wrigley took on some of you idiots.

Wrigley Beats Vape Co. In Starburst, Skittles Flavors TM Row


Who’s at fault?

YOU are. The manufacturers/shops who are guilty shall be named and shamed publicly by the F.D.A., and I’ll bet most were not a member of an industry group – or know their local city, county or state representatives names. Shops are not off the hook. The standard acceptance and purchase of those same labels by shops – whether by demand of the consumer, the profit margin on sales or the sheer stupidity of those owners – by placing orders, purchasing and accepting shipments of what they (should) know is an example used by any and all tobacco control groups, every anti-smoking group, and a direct target by the F.D.A. – this wasn’t a secret club no one was privy to – and is irresponsible. Period. This was shown, explained – and by and large ignored. Finally, consumers – for purchasing those products… supply and demand.

For at least the five+ years I’ve been not smoking, there have been labels that look like they would and could fool a child into thinking they were for children. In that same amount of time, a select core of consumers like myself have said stop that.

THE Fergus Mason has taken the words right out of my keyboard:

“If you make products like the ones featured here, you are stupid. If you sell those products, you are stupid. If you continue to buy from a vape shop that sells those products, you are stupid.”

Let’s call time on stupid vendors


Finding idiots is easy

In pointing idiots out, we’ve been ignored, slammed, insulted, told to have sex with ourselves, and still, it continued. Between product looking like food, candy, beverage cans  – whatever, and coinciding with trademark infringements as a bonus, you have all been begged, asked, told, shamed and… still – irresponsible practices continued.


“From a consumer standpoint, please put your money where your mouth is so we can continue to buy from you, the responsible vendor/shop/ and manufacturer. ”  

~ Albert Michael Harper.


Guilty By Association

It isn’t that manufacturers are or were marketing to children, specifically. That part in itself does not matter. From fonts and colors, images and packaging, it is the appearance and the images idiotically portrayed and easily used in press conferences.

It is that they gave wonderful and stunning examples of the appearance and impression of marketing to children.  Those doing it poured gas on the fire in the fight.

I’ll mention one person that comes to mind because he is one of those people who really does not bullshit consumers. Dimitris Agrafiotis. He’s BEEN saying it –  and saying it —  and saying it. Because I can’t find the link at the moment to quote, I will paraphrase: 

“What looks like marketing to children by the public cannot be defended. I can’t defend it.”


Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos

He isn’t happy about it, either.

(Thanks, Jukka!)

Irresponsible marketing by parts of the e-cigarette industry requires immediate measures


The consumer drives the market.

I really don’t care how manufacturers / shops want to sell products. I don’t really care if you’ve got a picture of a cat or cartoon. I don’t care. However, consumers like what they like. In various places around the internet, consumers argued for and against these “companies”. Now, those companies are being TOLD to stop. Imagine that.

Imagine this:

Smoking rates among children are at the lowest levels in HISTORY.

There is no gateway to smoking among teens.

We as consumers (industry) possess safer products for smokers with astronomical success rates – have science and data to back it up, and have the F.D.A. by the BALLS……

Yet….. here I sit and type about stupid shit that could have long been avoided.

The consumer drives the market. I am not “in” the industry. I don’t sell product. What I don’t know firsthand is how the State and National industry organizations handled these idiots (if they were a member of the various organizations) up to this point. Blind eye? Looking the other way? Ignored it? Slapped them?

Did they call them out privately? I don’t know. If they didn’t, they should have. If they did, I miss a lot of things – and I may have missed the statement.

What I didn’t miss is the F.D.A. and the “health” groups repeatedly not missing it. For years. Complacency in the industry isn’t acceptable at any level.

Consumers, I’m talking to you as well. Don’t allow these companies to simply rebrand / repackage and come out smelling like cotton candy. They don’t get a FREE ride. Find responsible manufacturers, find responsible local shops who are paying attention, who DO belong to a state/national organization, and choose them. They deserve your business.

As my wife and I approach five years of not smoking, I’ve got no reservations typing these words… Without an ounce of guilt –  and because I predict there’ll be more who will do it in the future, I’ll quote Senator Markey:

Put THOSE specific shops, vendors and manufacturers who make shitty business decisionsout of business“.

I’ll sleep better.

 


Inspiration for this blog in part was from Albert Michael Harper. Photo credit for this blog via Sherwin Mena.

 

I thank you both from the bottom of my heart.




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You can find me joining David Goerlitz on Vape Radio starting this weekend!

You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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