Vaping In The News – August 18th, 2018


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

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




Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers ~ VTA ~ This Tweet ~  E-cigarettes Seventh Report of Session 2017–19 ~ E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government ~ A Billion Vapers ~ FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom


Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers

 

Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers

Dr. Farsalinos and Dimitris Agrafiotis also went over THE largest survey extensively – here on Facebook.


Vapor Technology Asssociation

 


This tweet:

I saw Danielle’s tweet the other day and I remember vividly – as a consumer – exactly how she felt. Her tweet reminded me of my journey. Inspired, I introduced her to (some of you) my twitter followers…

Her tweet (not mine) is now up to 28 retweets, 68 comments and 230 likes later… I imagine Danielle now realizes it means a lot to a lot of people. Keep on vaping on, Danielle.

 


E-cigarettes Seventh Report of Session 2017–19
Fresh off the presses from the UK:
“E-cigarettes present an opportunity to significantly accelerate already declining smoking rates, and thereby tackle one of the largest causes of death in the UK today. They are substantially less harmful—by around 95%—than conventional cigarettes. They lack the tar and carbon monoxide of conventional cigarettes—the most dangerous components. It has also proven challenging to measure the risks from ‘second-hand’ e-cigarette vapour because it is negligible and substantially less than that of conventional cigarettes.”

If you don’t want to read the whole thing, Mawsley already wrapped it up nicely here:

Jim McDonald has done the same here:

The United States is ignoring it, again:



Well… one organization did tweet about it:


Silly observations.


E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government

A STUDY by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally debunked claims vape contains toxic formaldehyde.

E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government


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FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom

While Blocking Tobacco Harm Reduction Products

Our friend Lindsey Stroud:

How does FDA justify its regulations on the THR industry?

FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom While Blocking Tobacco Harm Reduction Products





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Vaping In The News – August 11th, 2018

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

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




A Billion Lives: Aaron Biebert, Uncut ~ The FDA Blatantly Hands E-Cig Market To Big Pharma ~ Forget the little guy, it’s all Big Pharma now ~ The Social Side of Nicotine ~ Speaking of warning labels ~ A longitudinal study of smokeless tobacco use and mortality ~ Muddled Milk, Nicotine and Hypocrisy ~ Our Friend James Jarvis  ~ Your Home Is Your Castle, Unless You’re Poor ~ Speaking Of Morals – Not Blowing Smoke ~ Gottlieb’s New Statement


A Billion Lives: Aaron Biebert, Uncut

The Board of Directors at THR4Life decided to reach out to Aaron Biebert to chat with him about the 2nd anniversary of the North American premiere of his film, “A Billion Lives”…

Aaron Biebert talks about the inception, grass-roots research, and his perceptions while preparing for the film. He allows us an intimate perspective of challenges he faced while making the film, where the inspiration came from, and what it took to put this award-winning documentary together.

Will there be a follow up to A Billion Lives?

It was an honor to talk with him. Here are Aaron and I talking about passion, nicotine… and fire alarms.

A Billion Lives: Aaron Biebert, Uncut – Two Years Later


The FDA Blatantly Hands E-Cig Market To Big Pharma

Dick Puddlecote – is always handing us a view worthy of our time.

The FDA Blatantly Hands E-Cig Market To Big Pharma

Forget the little guy, it’s all Big Pharma now

And… there’s Paul…

Forget the little guy, it’s all Big Pharma now


The Social Side of Nicotine

Yes, yes there is. Get over it.

The Social Side of Nicotine


Speaking of warning labels

August 10th was the deadline for all packages and ads (manufacturers and shops) for e-cigarettes and “certain other tobacco products” to contain the  required ridiculous FDA nicotine warning.  Jim McDonald covered that here.

Then, I saw this from Ian… and it made me laugh…

 

Then, it kind of pissed me off that it has to happen at all.

I’ve made my own.

Here are a few…I’m not shutting up.

Do that here.

 


A longitudinal study of smokeless tobacco use and mortality in the United States

They know better, they just don’t want you to know better. It doesn’t fit thier narrative.

A longitudinal study of smokeless tobacco use and mortality in the United States


Muddled Milk, Nicotine and Hypocrisy

Nice…

Scott Gottlieb: Muddled Milk, Nicotine and Hypocrisy


Our Friend James Jarvis

I’ve met James. He’s about an hour – or a phone call / message away. Take a few minutes to read and absorb his words.

8-8-2018


Your Home Is Your Castle, Unless You’re Poor

We are in a position where “control” has removed the last stages of freedom while pretending to be the “good guys”. This is now a state in which adults cannot choose to use a legal product in their own home.

Because we have entered their Reich, you will do as you’re told.

Herein, we’ve entered the final stages of tobacco control utopianism.

Your Home Is Your Castle, Unless You’re Poor


Speaking of morals:

This is Beverly Hills. If you think this is an exception… you’re wrong.

This… from Not Blowing Smoke.

 

and then….

 “We can not legislate our way out of morality”


How much money:

How much exactly is the FDA spending on…..

“consumer-based messaging, strategies, and materials for multiple multichannel public health education campaigns targeting both national and niche audiences?”

You better sit down.

FDA CTP Ad Campaign Program


Gottlieb’s New Statement

No one is more interested in shutting e-cigarettes down than pharmaceutials.

Gottlieb’s New Statement




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A Billion Lives: Aaron Biebert, Uncut – Two Years Later

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The Board of Directors at THR4Life decided to reach out to Aaron Biebert to chat with him about the 2nd anniversary of the North American premiere of his film, “A Billion Lives” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – on what is THR4Life‘s podcast debut.
 
Aaron and I talk about the inception, grass-roots research, and his perceptions while preparing for the film. He allows us an intimate perspective of both the challenges he faced while making the film, where the inspiration came from, and what it took to put this award-winning documentary together.
 
Will there be a sequel to A Billion Lives?
Aaron also gives us a look at other projects he and the crew of Attention Era Media have been working on since 2016. Always on the go, he talks about projects with Derek Yach of The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and the Film Festival during the most recent Global Forum on Nicotine and more.

 

You can find more information about the film “A Billion Lives” here:

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Vaping In The News – August 4th, 2018


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

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


It seems controversy is the theme this week. Excellent.

Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum? ~ The Vaping Boom ~ Social Media Reach ~ Comparison of Dependence across Different Types of Nicotine ~ Advancing Tobacco Regulations…AND THEN…~ Big Scary Headline ~ Smoking Related Stigma



Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum?

Well… ehem.

Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum?


Seems nicotine is controversial  – to those who pay attention. Maybe I should babble on about it…


The Vaping Boom

Dr. Tevi Troy, vice president of public policy at JUUL Labs, sheds light on the threats to the electronic cigarette industry with Lindsey Stroud of the Heartland Institute in this podcast:

The Vaping Boom


Social Media Reach

Certainly, it isn’t the first ” list ” I’ve been on… L.O.L.

They seem overly desperate and very concerned about their propaganda being undermined… to have to do a study like this…If they would just focus on… oh never mind.

We, as individuals – at least on Twitter – are, without concerted effort, interrupting professional algorithms, advertising – propaganda & manipulative “campaigns” like

#CDCTips #Curbit #StillBlowingSmoke… and they don’t like it…

We’re pissing them off, and I’m very proud, and humbled, to be in such great company. Keep doing that, ya bunch of impugning ne’er-do-welling sheep… #LOUDER.

Different Anti-Vaping Campaigns Attracting the Same Opponent Community

Unfortunately, “they’ll” keep wasting our money and valueable time.

This has happened before…here… I’ve covered it here. They’ve whined before here. And where they spent $199,665.00 doing it here.

Related from Mawsley over at Planet Of The Vapes:

Twitter Twaddle


Hold it….  keep your knickers on…. they are like trained monkeys…

After all that hard work to impugn… now we’re bots!

That’s right… bots:

Vaping Draws Strong Support – From Bots.

“Okay, We Get It. You Vape”: An Analysis of Geocoded Content, Context, and Sentiment regarding E-Cigarettes on Twitter


Comparison of Dependence across Different Types of Nicotine

Well… imagine that. VERY important.
Karl Fagerstrom, out of Sweden:

Advancing Tobacco Regulations

—> To protect children and familes

Laws allegedly “protect” children.

Pay attention: After celebrating an anniversary, the first bullet point in this blog from Mitch Zeller and Scott Gottlieb is “lower nicotine” and more cigarettes… THAT’s how you manipulate the public into believing… you’re advancing tobacco…and revenue… for years…

Below Dr. Gottlieb – along with Zeller, continue their incompetence by celebrating the 9th anniversary of the “Tobacco Protection Act” written by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids & other political front groups – while killing off innovation & collectively ignoring science & consumers.
Advancing Tobacco Regulation to Protect Children and Families

I hate blogging within a blog….

AND THEN…

But wait… with the “smartest” and brightest in the country assigned to figure this out…. They’re tobacco products…and with the precision of a 9 year old… within a day.. they want e-cigarettes to be drugs. Well, that’s not true. They can’t prove nicotine is tobacco, so now they’re going back to the drug route.

They can’t

“To be a medical product, it must have the ability to prevent or treat a disease and, therefore, provide a beneficial effect on human health,” the court’s ruling read.

do the drug route either… any attorney worth their weight…

Now within 24 hours:

Gottlieb has gone from a “comprehensive plan for nicotine” (above) to “development of novel nicotine replacement drug… therapies…”

New steps the agency is taking to support the development of novel nicotine replacement drug therapies to help smokers quit


Big Scary Headline

A big scary headline “U of M researchers identify link between e-cigarettes and cancer” was noticed by a source today… The truth? “the overall exposure to NNN in e-cigarette users is dramatically lower than in smokers”.

While many of us are (or should be) always watching for anything detrimental and damn sure want to know it, this shows another way to use a headline to place fear into the heads and manipulate the public. This is where they got the scary headline:

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00089

This has a “do not link to the original “story” if you’d like to see it without giving them traffic: DO not LINK.


Here’s that:

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Vaping In The News ~ July 28th, 2018

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

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


Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects ~ THR4Life Comments, FDA Regulation of Flavors ~ VTA’s FDA Flavor Submission ~ Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule ~ What if? ~ Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets ~ JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools ~ Juul is being sued ~ Of Mice And Menace ~  Nicotine warning ~ Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine ~ More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids ~ Walnuts are drugs


Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects

Last week I put this out, Jim McDonald covers this tragic story here:

Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects


THR4Life Comments on FDA Regulation of Flavors

On July 16, 2018, Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life submitted comment to the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in regard to the regulation of flavors in tobacco products.

THR4Life Comments on FDA Regulations of Flavors


Vapor Technology Association comments on FDA Regulations

The Vapor Technology Association (“VTA”) respectfully submits the attached comments to the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on March 21, 2018, entitled “Regulationof Flavors in Tobacco Products.”

Vapor Technology Association’s Comments in Response to FDA


Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule that Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartment

Don’t be fooled, rights are rights.

“This lawsuit is about defending the right to be left alone to engage in a legal activity in the privacy of one’s own home.”
NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) is a grassroots organization established in 2000 dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of adults who choose to smoke cigarettes or enjoy other forms of tobacco or use electronic cigarettes.
Here’s their Press release.

What if…..?

Harry Shapiro with Nicotine Science and Policy takes criminal intent on – in a whole new light:

“English law is called gross negligence manslaughter……..can also can be committed simply by omission”…

Please give this its due attention from Harry with Nicotine Science and Policy…

What if…..?


Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets

There is a bottom line, but that isn’t what the government wants you to believe.

Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets


JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools

They didn’t read the Gallup poll.

Via Jim McDonald:

JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools


Juul is being sued…

Ambulance chaser alert:

COMPLAINT AND DEMAND


Of Mice and Menace:

Why Rodent Studies Of Vapor Products Are Meaningless

“Mice are not little four legged people!” ~ @VladTheVaper

From Carl V. Phillips:

Of Mice And Menace:


Nicotine Warning

My words:

The Food and Drug Administration would like to have all e-liquid manufacturers continue to affirm the government lie to consumers by yelling fire in a crowded theater.

Their words:

FDA affirms commitment to warning the public to warning the public about nicotine in tobacco products

Directly related:

Federal Judge Halts Cigar Regulations


Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine

Let me remind you of the accolades of lower nicotine:

Cliff Douglass of the American Cancer Society –  thinks lower nicotine in cigarettes is “Absolutely everything

NCI Director Ned Sharpless says “…good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer

FDA’s Scott Gottlieb claims “Lower nicotine in the same product

Matt Myers of Tobacco-Free Kids says “…to use products that won’t kill them

Basing “minimally or non-addictive” levels of nicotine by lowering cigarette consumption by 1.6 less cigarettes… over two years… is a public health win?  Here’s what they came up with after two years:

238 “non-daily” smokers… what?

👉over the course of two years...

lowered their smoking by 1.6 cigarettes…

“real-time reporting” and “cigarette butt counts.

No – to slow progress… is this is what the Food and Drug Administration likes?

One of my favorite subjects – covered here and here

This headline calls it “staggering“.

You can check my math here:

Nondaily Smokers’ Changes in Cigarette Consumption With Very Low-Nicotine-Content Cigarettes


More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids

“it is possible that they may play a bigger role in assisting smokers to quit combustible tobacco.”

More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids


Walnuts are drugs

Speaking of conjecture and nicotine being defined as “tobacco“, now…

I wonder how they vape…  and if we vape ’em, they also a tobacco product…

Walnuts are drugs.


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Vaping In The News – July 21st, 2018

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

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




Strategic and ethical issues in antismoking ~ Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year ~ Juul Madness ~ Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor ~ A Tragic Story ~ Truth Initiative Endorses and Condemns Vaping ~ Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products ~ Banning Flavors: The Core Argument Is Based On Gaslighting, Not Evidence~ Naked 100 eLiquid Donates $50K to CASAA ~ Speaking of Trolls

Strategic and ethical issues in antismoking
“Official guidelines of antismoking message development do not exist. Written codes of ethics for tobacco control work were found to be nonexistent.”
“Most of our interviewees did not use and were not supportive of the creation of codes of ethics for the design and execution of antismoking ads.”
No one is asking questions about this? Color me surprised

Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year

Teen and adult rates are at their lowest points in recorded history. Shareholders should have been paying attention to the big companies long before this. Predicted by many including me throughout this blog, it was bound to happen.
While the “tobacco control” factions of the world are lying, regulating, restricting, taxing and banning e-cigarettes to maintain their sustainability cash flow, The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is looking at sustainability for farmers, and other nicotine products.
Color me surprised again.

Juul Madness

Tobacco-Free Kids pretends it is madness, only it isn’t.

(Journalism, it does exist.)

Juul Madness


Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor used and current flavors

Over twenty-thousand people. “Restricting the availability of non-tobacco flavors could reduce adult smokers’ interest in switching to e-cigarettes or rationalize a return to cigarette smoking…” Pretty important.

Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor used and current flavors used by 20,836 adult frequent e-cigarette users in the USA


A Tragic Story

In January a slew of reports came out in the ever-so-popular and irresponsible style of “journalists” with crayons flying… falsely blaming an e-cigarette / nicotine for the tragic death of a child. Well…

“Lets call them opinionists”    ~ David Goerlitz

The “autopsy showed that no nicotine was present in his system.”

From me:

Nicotine is NOT Cause of Death in 14-year-old


Truth Initiative Endorses and Condemns Vaping

It’s GOOD! It’s BAD! But let us explain ourselves!

Jim McDonald: Impeccable as always.

Truth Initiative Endorses and Condemns Vaping


Banning Flavors: The Core Argument Is Based On Gaslighting, Not Evidence

And then there’s Carl V. Phillips. Also impeccable as always.

Post-truth is not just about lying, but about gaslighting — causing people to systematically doubt what they can easily observe and thus paving the way to create a false “reality.”

Banning Flavors: The Core Argument Is Based On Gaslighting, Not Evidence


Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products

Iowa Attorney General, Thomas J Miller:

“We do not believe that FDA can reliably distinguish between harms and benefits that arise from flavors in non-combustible nicotine products, or provide assurance that its interventions would not cause more harm than good.”

Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products


Naked 100 eLiquid Donates $50K to CASAA

The title says it all:

Naked 100 eLiquid Donates $50K to CASAA


Speaking of trolls:

This  –  from everybody’s pal, Simon Chapman – new to me… and hilarous.

In fact, some of you regular readers are in here…

On – line abuse and trolling by pro – tobacco and vaping activists


Trolling a troll.

On another note: Bareham, a self-proclaimed something or other in tobacco control… and a Simon Chapman “minion” (hence the avatar I suppose).I’m not sure who “Cali Tobacco Control” is, but as a parody account, I say bravo.




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Nicotine is NOT Cause of Death in 14-year-old


According to a report from Ian Jacques at Delta Optimist, the death of 14-year-old Kyle Losse was “a result of complications due to a stroke” back in January of this year.

The “autopsy showed that no nicotine was present in his system.”

Of course, that isn’t what was reported when it happened.


While a tragic loss of life occurred – reporters took the liberty of manipulating circumstances surrounding the death and portrayed it as if it weren’t about the child at all.


Aside from the obvious, reporters spent an enormous amount of time and emphasis on a device and nicotine. I’ll get back to that.

  • One report stated (bold is my emphasis on all three) “The liquid he was inhaling tested positive for nicotine, a typical ingredient”.
  • Another report said “I do feel there was some negligence on their part. I feel that more should have been done,” said Losse, who said the e-cigarette tested as nicotine, and not an illicit drug.
  • A third report stated “A blood test determined that Kyle had nicotine in his system.

This tragedy is not the first to be blown out of proportion by those (I assume) calling themselves professionals or “journalists”. Like other instances, the fact that there was an e-cigarette in the room in this instance –  may have had nothing to do with it.

I’ll repeat this: The “autopsy showed that no nicotine was present in his system.”

 

Jim McDonald covers this tragic story here:

Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects


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Conjecture

This headline “Smash your kid’s vaping gear, grieving family says” from Randy Shore of the “Vancouver Sun” states:

Fourteen-year-old Kyle Losse of Delta was using an e-cigarette in the bathroom of his family home Sunday when he fell and may have struck his head. ” was from this story.


Speculation

This headline “14-year-old Delta baseball player dies after fall while vaping nicotine” from Stephanie Ip and Lora Grindlay of the “Times Colonist” says:

mourned by the local baseball community following his sudden death this week after falling while he was vaping nicotine” from this story


Manipulating

This headline in the Global News was: “Teen baseball player’s stepmom calls for stronger vaping regulations after his death” fromsays:

Kyle Losse died two days after he fell while vaping.” was from this story.


Thanks to Stefan Didak of Not Blowing Smoke for pointing this article is out to us on Facebook:

“Remember this fear-mongering story about vaping from JANUARY this year? Well, as it NOW shows, there was no nicotine in his system at all.”

“There has been speculation that Kyle’s brain injury was due to a reaction from nicotine, but the autopsy showed that no nicotine was present in his system.”

Here’s that story:

Losse died to complications from stroke: autopsy report


My tweet is much less important as Phil’s:


Who knows what

It seems to me, while the child was under direct medical care, had it been unadulterated knowledge in this case this could have been avoided. If the condition was due to nicotine, critical information and knowledge about nicotine would have been imperative to the medical staff.

While I typed this blog, I wondered about how long “nicotine” would be traceable in the body after death since it was stated “no nicotine was present in his system“.


According to Wikipedia (with links intact):

The prognosis is typically good when medical care is provided and patients adequately treated are unlikely to have any long-term sequelae. However, severely affected patients with prolonged seizures or respiratory failure may have ongoing impairments secondary to the hypoxia.[4][33] It has been stated that if a patient survives nicotine poisoning during the first 4 hours, they usually recover completely.[27] At least at “normal” levels, as nicotine in the human body is broken down, it has an approximate biological half-life of 1–2 hours. Cotinine is an active metabolite of nicotine that remains in the blood for 18–20 hours, making it easier to analyze due to its longer half-life.[34]  (Source)


Acting on medical advice and information, the parents were under the impression “nicotine” was the problem.  What?

Staff checked Kyle’s vital signs and did a blood test. It came back negative for anything other than nicotine, which can be toxic. He was given fluids and potassium.

“I want Delta Hospital to acknowledge that this shouldn’t have happened,” stepmom Niki Losse said Thursday. “I feel like they chalked it up to a stupid kid using an e-vape and didn’t fully look at everything that happened.”


Education is expensive. Please understand critical information:

Nicotine is in everyone’s diet.

  • “Nicotine is a normal part of the diet and everyone tests positive for it. In all of the large-scale clinical surveys where hundreds of subjects were tested, no person has ever tested negative for nicotine”

Overdosing:

  • “It is regarded as almost impossible to die from ingestion of nicotine alone, because the dose required is so large; and because swallowing it induces a vomit reflex that expels it and an anaesthetic is required to prevent emesis (vomiting); and it is so rare to find any example of an adult dying from nicotine ingestion alone that the suggestion is that some other agent was also consumed as an anaesthetic or anti-emetic” .  (Source)

Questions

  • I question “experts” and “Public health”. (I do that a lot.) A whole generation has been brainwashed into the nicotine myth. They have done a piss poor job of downplaying ignoring the role of nicotine in the body, and demoniziong it to their advantage. Wouldn’t – in triage (nicotine) be the lowest priority on any list of “causes”?

Education is expensive. In this case, medical advice was trusted and deadly.

  • I question attending medical staff along with quality and level of care. Did they take the test and realize nicotine was going to show up? Did they even know everyone can test positive for nicotine? Were they seeking a “high” or alarming level?
  • I question any reporter(s) for continuing a path of clickbait headlines. I’m waiting on a line in any story – about most anything – where its SO idiotic that reporters will exclaim “no e-cigarettes were found at the scene”.

To the reporters and editors who allow this unacceptable type of reporting: Stop leading the public on, start acting like professionals. Do your job.

Medical staff: Treating the symptom, not the cause – is never an effective outcome.


 

My condolences go out to the Losse family as they are still looking for answers surrounding their sons death.

 




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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerlitz on his podcast each week:

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?

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Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

 

Vaping In The News – July 14th, 2018

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

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




Using the tobacco settlement ~ Who Spammed the FDA ~ FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing  ~ Submit your comments to the FDA ~ Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level ~ Simon Chapman Says ~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tobacco Free Kids: Scream Test ~ FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts ~ VapeMeStoopid




Using the tobacco settlement.

Lindsey Stroud explains the problem of what looks like the “good tobacco control” people taxing “bad smokers” (and vapers before it’s over) with money to deter smoking, helping smokers… and well, dammit, how they’re just good people.

Well… that’s what it’s supposed to look like. Pay no attention to details. It is only for your own good.

Using the tobacco settlement to pay for public employee pensions, while doubling down against safer tobacco products.


Who Spammed the FDA

Jim McDonald explains, it’s a thing.

Who Spammed the FDA With 250,000 Fake Comments?


FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing

Carl V. Phillips. Need I say more?

FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing


Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote

Must. Be. Done.

Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote


Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes

I’ve covered the “lower nicotine” here and here, this piece from Jeff Stier should also have your attention.

Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes


Simon Chapman Says

Ad hominem simply doesn’t go away. It just hides behind “expertise”.

It would in the best interest of public health to never hear from the Chimpster again, but his ego does get the best of him. I apologised within my own blog as I wrote it here a couple of years ago.

Chimpmanzee…. using the word “retract” is addictive and you should seek professional help – as he’s apologized before here.


Iowa Attorney General

“There remain extreme misperceptions about relative risks”

I’ll let you make your own assessment of this:

Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes


Tobacco-Free Kids: Scream Test

Pot☝️, again… (“industry worked in secret”) meet Kettle👇.

Scream Test.


FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco

As Dr. Brad Rodu explains, the FDA hides facts.

FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco


VapeMeStoopid

One of my inspirations for this blog is this woman. When I came across VapeMeStoopid on Twitter at the end of 2014, (imagine me liking someone #louder…) she was already taking no prisoners. I found someone telling it like it is, very loudly.

She was one who took heat from others for saying DON’T put stupid crap on your labels... even back then. NO topic was taboo. Period.

Proudly in 2015, we guest blogged on each others site.

I missed meeting her in Milwaukee for the ‘Billion Lives’ premier. While she stepped away from advocacy (I and others would love to see her back), we’ve corresponded just a little since then. She’s real.

So, if you remember Meg, or if you don’t know Meg and you’re interested and able, I’ve linked her GoFundMe below where you can choose to give.

Help bring my son home to me




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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerlitz on his podcast each week:

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?

Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

VapeTithing




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

Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote

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I AM NOT AN ANECDOTE

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

The FDA is still accepting comments about flavors and the role they play. As a consumer, it is imperative to submit your comments.

The consumer group, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, (CASAA) and industry group, Vapor Technology Association (VTA) have teamed up and created a simple form for consumers to fill out. It’s easy, and by doing so, you give authorization and “declaration” because your comments may (or may not) be printed out and/or used in other advantageous ways in fighting current and future legislation. 

I asked questions about the site established by CASAA and VTA and I received direct answers. I assure you, their site is fine.

Not only is your submission is sent to the FDA, it is also saved separately. The form (and idea) is brilliance in my opinion, and is a simple way to have your comment submitted to the FDA.

The deadline is the 19th of July.


On the 25th of June

Carl V. Phillips mentioned there was an oddity on the number of comments submitted to the Food and Drug Administration and is questioning the integrity of the comments:

“There are unconfirmed reports that anti-tobacco extremist, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is behind the astroturfing.”

CASAA Calls For Comments On FDA Plan To Regulate Flavors


CANADA

With that, and a bit of digging from Brent Stafford – in CANADA, there may be much more to the story… from spamming the FDA to who could have been responsible…

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch releases this video in a coherent and professional manner, gives us more in this video below with more questions than answers…..


Update:

7/18/2018

Flavor Fight | FDA Should Listen to People Not Bots

CONSUMERS

As a consumer, if you’re paying attention, we are inundated and overwhelmed with half-assed information. Just fighting for the right information is hard enough.

What we should not have to be fighting is the FDA or whoever spammed comments into their system. At the time of this blog, the comment period does end Thursday, July 19th, 2018.

I don’t care what the FDA‘s problem is, I care about flavors and what it will do to deter both current and future consumers, and the industry as well.

I’m going on instinct. If their process falls apart, we’ve done our part.


#LOUDER.

Again, I strongly encourage and suggest you (and anyone who vapes) personally fill it out using their website and form by going here.

If you are uncomfortable using their site, you can also still submit directly to the FDA by  going here.


Aside from my thoughts of what a waste of time and effort this is to regulate, restrict, tax and ban flavors and nicotine… because it is NOT tobacco…  there is purpose… don’t let the FDA or anyone else shut you up.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – with a stunning manipulation with both definition(s) and science are still currently seeking information related to the role that flavors play in “tobacco” products.

If you didn’t know:

E-cigarettes, & nicotine specifically is not tobacco

There is no “gateway“. 

There is no smoke.

The FDA is also still accepting comments on “lower nicotine” in cigarettes here.

#LOUDER.




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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerliz on his podcast each week:

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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Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

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Vaping In The News – July 7th, 2018

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

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




Can e-Cigarettes and Pharmaceutical Aids Increase Smoking Cessation? ~ Update on Deeming Rule Appeal ~ Vaping And Harm Reduction ~ ‘Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour ~ We’re not idiots ~ The Grey Miserable World of ‘Public Health’ ~ Plain Packaging & the TPD ~ Montana Proposal Punishes Lower Income Smokers ~ CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement ~ Truth Initiative manipulates tobacco numbers ~ Are Vapes Tobacco Products? ~ How to lie, cheat, manipulate and mislead ~ Five Years ~




Can e-Cigarettes and Pharmaceutical Aids Increase Smoking Cessation and Reduce Cigarette Consumption?

Not if anyone in power and control has anything to say about it.

Can e-Cigarettes and Pharmaceutical Aids Increase Smoking Cessation and Reduce Cigarette Consumption?


Update on Deeming Rule Appeal

1. The MRTP provision violates the First Amendment
2. Notably, they are not cigarettes, as they do not contain tobacco and there is no combustion or smoke.

I’ve heard that before and before and before and…  well… I repeat myself… a lot.

Update on Deeming Rule Appeal


Vaping And Harm Reduction: Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good

Because it is there.

Vaping And Harm Reduction: Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good


‘Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour

You can add this to your “we don’t know enough” files…

Alan Beard wrote about this  – mentioning yours truly, and the brilliance of Norbert Zillitron, Bernd Mayer, Paul Barnes…

Before you read the titled section of ‘Real-world’, please see Alan’s blog first where VAPERS knew about it, and explained it. It took them a while to catch up… but they don’t or won’t listen to US.

From Alan Beard in 2015:

Evolving Nicotine Usage and Consequences

Now you can read their “catch-up”.

‘Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour


We are not idiots.

Erica is right.


View story at Medium.com

How Vaping could disrupt Big Tobacco’s plans in Africa

Bloomberg predicts “by 2047 there will be more sales within vaping than the traditional tobacco.

MY opinion: Worldwide tobacco use would drop to -10% in less than 10 years without doing a thing if there were NO interference, regulation, restriction, tax and ban & they left consumers alone. Not just with e-cigarettes, but snus as well.

How Vaping could disrupt Big Tobacco’s plans in Africa


The Grey Miserable World of ‘Public Health’

Dick has a way with words… and I adore that.

“The hold that ‘public health’ has over politicians is astonishing, but then it’s because politicians are weak, cowardly, and ultimately incredibly stupid”

The Grey Miserable World of ‘Public Health’


Plain Packaging & the TPD

Speaking of adoration, Paul: Facts. Do. Matter.

Plain Packaging & the TPD


Montana Proposal Punishes Lower Income Smokers

EACH time professional organizations (Yep, I’m talking to you) decide to *allow & *negotiate taxes/legislation instead of fighting them and without being clear on public record = #nicotine is not tobacco…

…without clear and extreme public objection, it (industry) is settling for years of the *definition of nicotine as tobacco being *taxed & *acceptable, and the shop owner and consumer will pay the price.

Here’s an excellent example of that from Lindsey Stroud of Heartland.org.

Montana Proposal Punishes Lower Income Smokers, Is A Disservice to Tobacco Harm Reduction


CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement:

“Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading”

Louder.

Outstanding.

CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading”


Manipulation

On June 19th, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated adult smoking rates is 13.9% nationally.

On July 3rd, “Truth” Initiative put out a tweet claiming adult smoking is 17.1% nationally. I’m not sure how smoking rates went up 3.2% nationally in just two weeks but I asked my question anyway  – which will certainly be ignored.

Selective sampling…
Business plan is:

Show lowering rates to increase “we’re doing our job” and winning. Give us more money.
Show – oops – an uptick in rates – “we need to do more”. Give us more money.

Think of the children™ is required for every press release.

Deny anything. Coordinate, manipulate – and fabricate…. everything.

Tax increases at any cost…..

Covered here: Truth Initiative manipulates tobacco numbers


Are Vapes Tobacco Products?

It’s still a thing.

Are Vapes Tobacco Products? The Confused Conversation About Categorization


How to Lie, Cheat, Manipulate and Mislead

Remember Stanton Glantz‘s famous words from 1992:

“and that’s the question that I have applied to my research relating to tobacco. If this comes out the way I think, will it make a difference? And if the answer is yes, then we do it, and if the answer is I don’t know then we don’t bother. Okay? And that’s the criteria.”

This link is – more for humor and posterity on my part, and may be self-explanatory on yours… or not… because they (surely there’s manipulation with any subject matter) get the numbers, data…they get the results, and outcomes they want. Then, they give it to the public just how they would like it to be interpreted.

That, my dear readers, is why they’re so angry about Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

How to Lie, Cheat, Manipulate and Mislead using Statistics and Graphical Displays


Five years.

This could be any vape shop. I’ve had the privelege of meeting James Jarvis here in Ohio a couple times. James and his family are celebrating their monumental 5th year anniversary in a business in which government, pharma and political front groups are trying to destroy.

Employing – from my perspective – stellar people who are instrumental in the success and are recognized for their role as a team.

James, as I hope most shop owners are, is continuing with the necessity of taking on local, state and national issues with the consumer in each thought, step, testimony, letter, phone call, rally, billboard, political meeting, education, e-mail, podcast, and all the crazy “behind the scenes” things – – – no one ever really could imagine outside the mind of a shop owner (including me) is being done…to make the world a better place.

jj


More you may have missed:

#LOUDER:

Vapers: Tell the FDA You’re Not Merely An Anecdote!

From Alan Beard:

“Come on everyone else (any country from anywhere) consider signing NOW”

Act now to stop the EU vape tax

Battery safety with Reddit:

Reddit: You’re gonna blow yourself up




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 proudly joined David on his latest 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

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

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