Vaping In The News – October 20th, 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.”




Gottlieb: FDA May Ban Flavored Vapes in Convenience Stores ~ Applying harm reduction to smoking ~ Philip Morris ~ JUUL: Spreading Online and Offline ~ Formation of flavorant–propylene Glycol Adducts With Novel Toxicological Properties ~ Will there be an epidemic caused by e-cigs/vaping in the next 5-10 years? ~ Distorted Harms – Teen Vaping & Nicotine Use Is “Overblown” ~ Tobacco User Fees On the Rise in 2019 ~ de vangrailmaaier‏ fixed “Truth Orange ” video ~ Loss of face for vapers ~ Vapor Technology Association




Gottlieb: FDA May Ban Flavored Vapes in Convenience Stores

Jim McDonald tells us what we need to know…You can also watch – and question why Dr. Gottlieb heard the word “raid” three times on “Squawk Box” and did NOT correct the interviewee in the video link within.

Gottlieb: FDA May Ban Flavored Vapes in Convenience Stores


Applying harm reduction to smoking

From Carrie Wade: “First, public health officials need to acknowledge that e-cigarettes are less risky. Continued mixed messages from government officials and tobacco use prevention organizations confuse people regarding the actual risks from e-cigarettes.”

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Oliver Kershaw asks a very important question:


Philip Morris

It seems tobacco companies are well ahead of the “experts” in public health. Philip Morris tweeted “Our aim? To stop selling cigarettes as soon as possible because it’s the right thing to do. Our priority? Developing and commercializing better alternatives for smokers” on Friday morning and attached their PDF:


JUUL: Spreading Online and Offline

The JAH link to Phil’s (the rodent’s) tweet: JUUL: Spreading Online and Offline

Speaking of marketing to children.


Formation of flavorant–propylene Glycol Adducts With Novel Toxicological Properties in Chemically Unstable E-Cigarette Liquids

One hell of a title…

Good or bad, this is the type of thing we *need* to know as consumers and I WANT to see. As an abstract, it sounds scary and can – and probably will be misconstrued, however, storage / handling of e-liquid is important to the consumer. (If I don’t understand it, someone will explain it to me). While I don’t think this is something we don’t already know, finding things -like this- and expecting manufacturers to adhere to standards and if necessary, make improvements.

“The objective of this study was to examine whether flavor aldehydes remain stable in e-cigarette liquids or whether they undergo chemical reactions, forming novel chemical species that may cause harm to the user.”

Formation of flavorant–propylene Glycol Adducts With Novel Toxicological Properties in Chemically Unstable E-Cigarette Liquids


Will there be an epidemic caused by e-cigs/vaping in the next 5-10 years?

Chris Price takes a look at a question FDA’s Gottlieb already says there “is”…

Will there be an epidemic caused by e-cigs/vaping in the next 5-10 years?


Distorted Harms | Teen Vaping & Nicotine Use Is “Overblown”

Dr. David Abrams talks with Brent Stafford… a very insightful and highly recommended video.

Distorted Harms | Teen Vaping & Nicotine Use Is “Overblown” — Dr. David Abrams


Tobacco User Fees On the Rise in 2019

While GottLIEB claims a reduction in smoking is a “goal…” The FDA expects an INCREASE in revenue…from tobacco… every year. How can you pre-determine revenue? With less smoking? Well, with smokers trying an average of 30 times, and an expected retention of smokers failing to quit 93% of the time…. you simply “raise taxes” to supplement the 7% who’ve actually succeeded. That’s called “job security”. “Think of the children™.”

As an expected casualty of the cost of doing business, add just 5% of teens continuing to smoke…  then, since technology is faster than government is, demonize, regulate, restrict, TAX (and ban) e-cigarettes… Oh, and promote “lower nicotine” cigarettes…

Take your time.

Look at it this way… Nicotine patches and gums have a government approved standard of 93% tobacco revenue retention.

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Tobacco User Fees On the Rise in 2019


de vangrailmaaier fixed the “Truth Orange ” video.


Loss of face for vapers

Grandad is at it again… 🙂

Loss of face for vapers


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Vaping In The News – October 13th, 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.”




E-cigarette Usage Is Associated With Increased Past-12-Month Quit Attempts ~ #PWChat ~ Americans still don’t understand vaping ~ Nicotine Patches’ Inventor Disagrees with Current Demonization of E-Cigs ~ “Electronic Cigarettes” Are Not Cigarettes, and Why That Matters ~ Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit ~ Clearing the air on e-cigarettes ~ A little self-promotion




E-cigarette Usage Is Associated With Increased Past-12-Month Quit Attempts

How long have you heard e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking? You’ll relapse? They don’t work….well…

“These trends are inconsistent with the hypothesis that e-cigarette use is delaying quit attempts and leading to decreased smoking cessation.”

E-cigarette Usage Is Associated With Increased Past-12-Month Quit Attempts


#PWChat

On occasion, “professionals” take it upon themselves to have a chat on Twitter about different subjects. Not with consumers, mind you, with themselves. This week, I learned from Dr. Linda Girgis that “doctors in the US can’t follow UK guidelines.” I don’t even know what that means, but I’ll take a stab at it.

Evidently, science, data and research is “different” in the U.K….. It must be all those extra “u’s” used in words or something… or the dedication to junk science that opposes and contradicts colleagues across the pond.

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Here’s a short list of other guidelines doctors in the US can’t follow… evidently.

  • “Smallpox vaccine”
  • “Aspirin’s active ingredient”
  • “Blood pressure measurement”
  • The first “cardiac catheterisation”
  • “1st successful blood transfusion”

List of English inventions and discoveries


Americans still don’t understand vaping and Hong Kong is planning to ban it

THE Fergus Mason… looking for his soul…

Americans still don’t understand vaping and Hong Kong is planning to ban it


Nicotine Patches’ Inventor Disagrees with Current Demonization of E-Cigs

Jed Rose invented the nicotine patch and sold marketing rights to phamaceuticals….(source).
Via Diane Caruana:
Related from Duke (2015):  E-cigarettes might help smoking cessation


 


“Electronic Cigarettes” Are Not Cigarettes, and Why That Matters

Oxford University, again… after their statement in June declaring e-cigarettes are not tobacco products have…  wait, U.K. Guidelines are not followed in the USA as Dr. Girgis stated above.

“Electronic Cigarettes” Are Not Cigarettes, and Why That Matters


Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit

Sexual harassament. Acedemic fraud. Carl V. Phillips serves shishkebabs below.

“two lawsuits were filed by female students against UCSF anti-tobacco nutcase and faux-scientist Stanton Glantz”

Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit


Not All Teen Smokers & Vapers Are Lawbreakers

Brad Rodu, again… slices and dices.

Not All Teen Smokers & Vapers Are Lawbreakers


Clearing the air on e-cigarettes

In case you missed it, there are some welcome and familiar faces in this piece… and, it is almost balanced.

 


A little self-promotion:

Proudly, the Ohio Vapor Trade Association (OHVTA) did a piece on yours truly in their Advocate Spotlight.

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Vaping In The News – September 29th, 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.”




VapeTithing ~ FDA’s New Anti-Vaping Campaign Is a Misguided Clone of “Reefer Madness” ~ Dear FDA ~ The Continuous Lie ~ E-Cigarettes and Public Health Concerns ~ Science lesson: The absurdity ~ The War on Nicotine ~ ALA Updates Popcorn Position ~ Fed Up | E-Cig Forum Founder Rakes FDA Over Crackdown ~ The sweetness of e-cigarette flavors is more likely to get teens hooked than the nicotine ~ FDA Ignores Improving Health with E-cigarettes ~ Remember Kids, Science Is Science!~




VapeTithing:

“It is with great pleasure to announce that @naked100eliquid is now available for wholesale purchases, through the VapeTithing program!

10% of every wholesale purchase goes to the Advocacy Affiliate of your choice!”  #VapeTithing #FundTheFuture

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FDA’s New Anti-Vaping Campaign Is a Misguided Clone of “Reefer Madness”

Dr. Rodu shows clearly… as he always does…

FDA’s New Anti-Vaping Campaign Is a Misguided Clone of “Reefer Madness”


Dear FDA:

2.5% Of High School Students, Most Current Or Former Smokers, Is Not A Vaping ‘Epidemic’

The American Council on Science and Health:

Dear FDA: 2.5% Of High School Students, Most Current Or Former Smokers, Is Not A Vaping ‘Epidemic’


The Continuous LIE

Dr. Gottlieb claims within a tweet with *clever wording about “development” nicotine has on the brain…

And.. Dr. Brad Rodu questions that – with the word “people“.

*With no real consequence of self-policing of anyone committing research fraud…

Misconduct is plentiful here. And here. And here.



E-Cigarettes and Public Health Concerns

This is an important video. Mr. Dusen, Gregory Conley of the AVA and Dr. GottLIEb. 15:00 into the video: Duncan Van Dusen states: “It’s important to think first about the #science” “It’s a highly addictive drug”. Mr Dusen then goes on to say “There is no such thing, ‘really’, as becoming addicted to #nicotine as an adult.” (See misconduct above).

While I can pick Mr. Dusen’s opinions apart – Gregory Conley does very well before Dr. GottLIEb finishes up with predictions and alludes to what will come in November. While he doesn’t seem to be speaking about individual vape shops, please read carefully between the well scripted sound bytes.

It is well worth the watch:

E-Cigarettes and Public Health Concerns


Science lesson: The absurdity

…of “n deaths per year” and “leading preventable cause” claims about smoking.

Carl V. Phillips explains the myths surrounding the myths…research fraud… huh… a theme within my weekly news this week…

Science lesson: The absurdity of “n deaths per year” and “leading preventable cause” claims about smoking.


The War on Nicotine Pits Prejudice Against Public Health

Yes, yes it does. Ding.

The War on Nicotine Pits Prejudice Against Public Health


ALA Updates Popcorn Position

“The American Lung Association (ALA) asks: “How is this possible that many Americans are unknowingly inhaling chemicals that can cause traumatic respiratory harm?”

The answer, in short, is that they aren’t.”

Ding.

ALA Updates Popcorn Position


Fed Up | E-Cig Forum Founder Rakes FDA Over Crackdown

“We’re close to checkmate here. There is only one solution. Unity and aggression.”

Oliver Kershaw, ECF

This is required education with Brent Stafford and Oliver Kershaw.

Fed Up | E-Cig Forum Founder Rakes FDA Over Crackdown


The sweetness of e-cigarette flavors

“is more likely to get teens hooked than the nicotine

I almost “didn’t” put this article in the news this week, but… I had a quick conference with myself.  I decided – wait a minute….I need to know, you need to know.

Footnote: I thought it was the nicotine. I’ll let you decide.

The sweetness of e-cigarette flavors


FDA Ignores Improving Health with E-cigarettes

In the survey I conducted in 2014, (and submitted to the the FDA) the participants could leave a comment on each question if they preferred. Here below are the collection of 1,199 comments in full from those showing improvements in health.

FDA Ignores Improving Health with E-cigarettes


Remember Kids, science is science!

Science is science. If it isn’t, it’s not.

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Bad Science




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FDA Ignores Improving Health with E-cigarettes

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Information

Isn’t there enough ‘proof‘ for anyone to understand smokers who’ve switched to e-cigarettes are improving their health? Is it acceptable for professionals to withhold information about risks? Why are professionals unable to tell the truth?

I’m telling you e-cigarettes are a safer, healthier, smoke-free choice to combustible cigarettes. It is an alternative for smokers who want to quit. Nothing more, nothing less.

I’m saying smokers who have chosen e-cigarettes found their health situation(s) improving dramatically.


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Improvements In Health

Imagine noticing your chronic cough is gone. Imagine reducing or eliminating asthma, bronchitis and blood pressure medicines.  Improving health conditions and benefits are nothing new. Isn’t it time for public health “experts” and government “officials” to use common sense? To listen? They certainly aren’t assessing their strategy properly. Imagine what the long-term benefits will be if they did.

When will the Food and Drug Administration stop using “children” and “flavors” as an excuse to restrict this product from smokers? When will we use the phrase “e-cigarettes are safer” without conjecture? They are not informing the public properly.


“If you could take every adult smoker and fully switch them to e-cigarettes, that would have a substantial public health impact.” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner


Despite heavy speculation in the media, unreliable “experts” in public health – and an all out “war” by the FDA to regulate, restrict, tax and ban a device that works, there are significant and life-changing health improvements in users.


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Answers

In December of 2014, I asked questions – over 7,000 people from 72 countries explained their experience with e-cigarettes. 42% stopped smoking in one day. 75% stopped within a month. 83% of participants were smokers for 20 or more years.


Below are just a few of those unedited statements. You can find every answer and comments left here or below.

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• I was diagnosed with asthma after smoking for 30 years. I attempted yet again to stop smoking using all of the approved NRT methods and again failed miserably. 6 months after my last cigarette, my doctor confirmed that my asthma is gone. No more inhalers, and I can climb mountains again.

• Bronchitis symptoms disappeared within a week of transitioning. My allergies have been virtually nonexistent. And the nicotine helps prevent my migraines without prescription medication.

• I have started to notice playing with my children has become much easier because im not out of breath.

• Many tests confirm health improvement

• About 2 weeks after I started vaping and stopped smoking I felt much better, and I noticed it first in my lung capacity.

• No chest rattles Much better breathing Faster recovery from heavy exertion

• I chain smoked. Pack – 2 packs a day. Since quitting smoking and now vapor, my breathing is definitely great. No more wheeze, no more cough. Haven’t had bronchitis or cold in almost 3 years. More energy. Even my skin looks better. I now do treadmill 2-3 miles a day. 🙂 I don’t smell like stale smoke. My family will have me around for a long time.

• All around I FEEL 200% better than when I smoked cigarettes and my physical capabilities are like they were 10-15 years ago, rather than being limited like they were at the end of my smoking days.

• I play football (soccer) once a week and used to struggle with getting short of breath, I can noticeably go much longer periods in games without the need of a “breather”

• I can breathe! I started bike riding. I can walk, ride, climb a hill, and even hold a conversation while doing so! I feel so liberated!

• While I am enjoying feeling better, such as no smokers cough, returning flavor of foods etc, I worry if I didn’t wait too late to stop. • Improvements in my health across the board.

• Like I said I was in the middle of a lot of medical problems and the told me that smoking cigs slows down the healing process so I talked to my Dr. and he said vaping was much better than smoking.

• I felt as smoking no restrictions. But while jogging, I noticed that breathing was better.

• When my roommate quit smoking my asthma (which is exercise induced) was a controlled normal peak flow volume averaging 225 liters per hour at rest, because he was smoking over a pack a day in my presence. When he quit my peak flow volume average increased to 340 liters per hour at rest. When I started vaping my peak flow volume increased again to an average of 455 Liters per hour at rest. I still have asthma, but it’s not exacerbated by being around tobacco smoke every day. All measurements are using a portable peak flow meter, which I use to determine if I’m having an asthma attack and need to medicate. I have not had to use my rescue inhaler at any point since starting vaping other than when I was sick with an upper respiratory infection in which my lungs were infected.

• I had been sick with URIs at least 4 times a year in each of the previous 10 years living with smokers. This last year I’ve only had one cold and it was a sinus infection and not bronchitis as all the others had been. Much better breathing overall. As my asthma is exercise induced I still have asthma, but I can do more even while exercising, than I could when I lived with a smoker instead of a vaper, and when I wasn’t vaping myself.

• I had asthma and I smoked (stupid I know) after i quit about 3 months I can breath again I have not used my rescue inhaler for a while

All 1,199 unedited comments are here in PFD form

Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping

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Vaping In The News – September 22nd, 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.”




Vaping is Tobacco Control ~ “Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends ~ Dear Family and Friends ~ Research Looking into Media Coverage of E-Cigarette News ~ Studying Flavours ~ Speaking of Control ~ JUUL and other stealth vaporisers ~ Teens smoking less is unacceptable ~ FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids ~ Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb ~ Keep Smoking We Need The Money




Vaping is Tobacco Control

Tony Ottomanelli II has explained this and you shall understand it.

Vaping is Tobacco Control


“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends

OUR consumer group, CASAA has released this. Kudos to ALL who do the work behind the scenes.

“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends


Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals

This one’s from me. I consider you all intelligent and capable of thinking for yourselves. I’m telling all my friends, now I implore you to tell all your friends, relatives, neighbors, enemies, pets…


Research Looking into Media Coverage of E-Cigarette News

This, from Diane Caruana – goes right along with what I said above:

“The media still spreading misinformation”


Studying Flavours

After (our) the U.S. Flavor Survey (that ANYONE can USE for legislative and other puposes)…

Paul explains: “Flavours are one of, if not, the key to successfully switching to vaping.”

Even if he does spell flavors wrong, he’s never rude, we’ve made some trouble on Twitter a time or two… and I like him.

I miss 👼#AgentAngel trying to keep us in line.

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Studying Flavours


Speaking of Control

There’s no “first-hand” control over the data/science/research and “they” don’t like it. They have to replicate it rather than fluffing it up to “their” standard. They’ve lost control and narrative of any & all findings for the first time on a very large scale.

In other words, Tobacco Control “Expert” Ruth Malone doesn’t want to be exposed to “second-hand research“. You know you giggled.


JUUL and other stealth vaporisers: hiding the habit from parents and teachers.

Well… damn kids.

JUUL and other stealth vaporisers: hiding the habit from parents and teachers.


Teens smoking less is unacceptable

Another from me this past week.

Teens smoking less is unacceptable


FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids

  • Kids will listen:

“seeks to snap teens out of their ‘cost-free’ mentality”

  • Believes? Epidemic? Conjecture:

“believes that youth use of e-cigarettes is reaching epidemic proportions.”

  • Yeah, these will be collector items and traded for e-cigarettes:

“Posters also will be placed in at least 10,000 high school bathrooms”

FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids


Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

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He’s talking about this “convincingly”… as if he’s selling something. Cigarettes, maybe?

Proof by assertion:

“We’re in possession of data that shows a disturbingly sharp rise in the number of teens using e-cigarettes”

Conjecture:

“use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic level of growth”

Threatening adults:

“we’re going to encumber adult smokers by putting in place restrictions that make these products less attractive, or harder to purchase by adults.”

Are you pissed off yet?

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb


Ethics money to burn

You have entered the

Keep Smoking We Need The Money

section:

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#KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney

$20 million grant will fund continued research

Wait, what? I thought regulations were established, there was no more research needed…they’re giving away more money…

“to continue to investigate the influence of flavors and sweeteners, and other constituents, on the appeal and addictive potential of traditional tobacco products and newer products like e-cigarettes.”

Addictive potential? Wait, what?

$20 million grant will fund continued research by Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

$20 Million More!

Wait, what?

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

18 Million More!

Penn researchers receive $18 million grant for Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

6 Million for “Fall River” Massachusetts!

Tobacco grant to target smoking, vaping among Fall River area teens

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Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals: “The Real Cost”.

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Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals:

I consider you all intelligent and capable of thinking for yourselves. Each of you have the power of many that I cannot have alone. I consider the depth and importance you hold with your personal and professional lives.  I also consider that YOU have a responsibility, response, and an ability – with the vast outreach you have – to make a difference. I’m going with the theory that we’re all only within “six degrees of separation”.

I understand in order to ask for support, you need facts.


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Years ago, Dad had a motto for his business. “Know for a fact”. I’ve adopted that for this very personal message. I hope to briefly educate and enlighten you in the following few minutes of your our lives. 

Pardon The Intrusion

I do not like my family and friends being misinformed lied to.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made what I normally kick, scream and rant about on my Twitter account, my other Facebook page, and here on my blog, much, MUCH more personal. It’s about informed public consumer choices. It’s about rights. It is about you.

“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”

Those Damn Kids

 

Are you a parent?  I’ll let you decide if trusted “non-profit” groups like “Tobacco-Free Kids”  (created by Johnson & Johnson, makers of smoking “cessation” products and then secretly negotiated with tobacco giant Philip Morris) are marketing cigarettes and e-cigarettes to children here.  Or  trustworthy. (I’ll wait.)

Remember when the public health community and media claimed e-cigarettes were a “gateway” TO smoking? Huh.


Think about the statement Dr. Gottlieb has made about “marketing to children”. Are you able to exercise your parenting skills? Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the FDA doesn’t think so. Like cigarettes, the law states anyone underage (18 or 21) cannot purchase these NON-tobacco products legally.

What you aren’t being told is these restrictions could lead teenagers back to smoking. The FDA wants to convince the world (whether they smoke or not) using rhetoric, proof by assertion, pseudoscience sound bytes and the ever-popular “Think of the children™ that e-cigarettes are “just as dangerous” as smoking. They’re not. While I’ll try not to bore you, there is data, science and research (and links within this blog). There is no doubt.

 

By the way, while Dr. Gottlieb pretends “nicotine” is the problem, something he can’t prove, he is encouraging more smoking with the help of front groups and other officials.

 

Pfizer, maker of the “FDA Approved” drug Chantix (once black-boxed due to thousands of attempted and over 500 suicides ) was given to “adolescents” in the United States ages 12-16. They failed.


The struggle is real

Why aren’t “approved” nicotine patches and gums being passed out to teens like candy? I’m saying, and I’ll keep saying it: “If “children” are already smoking, they’re smokers regardless of age.” I’ll direct you to Shiela Vakharia’s statement below.



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Smoking or not

If you’re a smoker, I’m not telling you to stop smoking. (Smokers can go here.) Because vaping businesses are no longer allowed to tell you, I’m telling you e-cigarettes are a safer, healthier, smoke-free choice. It is an alternative for smokers who want to quit.  Nothing more, nothing less. I’m telling you the FDA is trying to take away a choice that has worked for millions. A choice that works. This choice is being threatened.

I was told “stop smoking” since I was old enough to get caught smoking! I was told it was “nicotine“. It’s not. Have you ever caught a child stealing nicotine patches to feed their “addiction”?


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It wasn’t so easy. “Government approved” patches and gums didn’t work for me, but I didn’t know why. I never thought to ask about the 93% failure rates. I was told it was willpower. It’s not. I was told I wasn’t trying hard enough. I wasn’t, but I didn’t know smokers average 30 attempts before they quit. I was told a lot of things. I’ve been lied to before, but not to this grand scale. They call it a sin tax. They’re addicted to taxing smokers.

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I didn’t realize the discrimination and hatred against smokers is completely perpetuated by money. To call the anti-smoking movement “brainwashing” is an understatement. It is professional bullying. I didn’t realize it was a billion dollar industry – funded BY smoking. If this scale of hate was directed at any other group, there would be riots in the streets. Leave smokers alone.

Can you imagine

FDA will always promote science based decision making…”

~Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.

Here’s Dr. Gottlieb and his sidekick Mitch “Zippy” Zeller – of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration exerting their arrogance mental “cognitive dissonance” disorder.

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In the process of regulation, restrictions, taxes and bans, Dr. Gottlieb is going to encumber 10 Million smokers, and millions more who may choose to purchase them as an alternative to smoking based on “attitudes, beliefs and intentions“.

The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration…. what?

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Dr. GottLIEb feels the need to use the word “convincingly”.

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I’ve got another word: Manipulation.


Understanding

As a “professional smoker” for about 35 years, I found, by accident, an amazing product. An e-cigarette. Within 48 hours, it worked. It also worked for Janice. It has worked for some of you reading this, my family and friends. Sometimes it doesn’t. One son (23) does both and the other (20) still chooses to smoke.

For a while… I walked around happy I wasn’t smoking. My cough – a constant companion most of my life, had abandoned me in about a week. I was breathing better and felt better. I thought – well, it can’t be worse than smoking. I was both uncaring and blind to the issues and the controversy surrounding “e-cigarettes”. On the news, as you’ve all seen, I saw (a) report of “dangers” and I thought, no, you bastards – you are lying. You’re not telling the whole story.

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On a cold winter night, I found David Goerlitz’ blog. He is the “Former Winston man”. In his blog, he explains the corruption from ANTI-tobacco groups (Body Parts™ groups – Heart, Lung, Cancer Associations) he WORKED for. These “non-profits” are funded by smoking. David FIRED me UP.

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I read anything and everything. I started a blog. I joined Twitter. (Turns out, scientists, researchers and experts who don’t lie are real and on Twitter.) I joined Facebook groups to learn more.

Dave fired me up. At that point, I was on a mission to change the world. Without knowing better – within days – on December 17th, 2014 – I created a survey to show what others like me already knew to show YOU and others – our experiences… 7,238 people took it around the world. Around the world. Proudly, It’s been used and quoted in a few places. My mission for that survey was to tell other smokers there is another option. A place they could read about what others doing it – said. Reducing or eliminating asthma medications, lower blood pressure – and much, much more.

I found quickly – the experts, media, and (no surprise) government do not care about the truth. They don’t care about facts. Wait. They care about manipulating the facts. I don’t like you not knowing for a fact.

“The Real Cost”

Fear is a lack of knowledge. Knowledge is power.

The Food and Drug Administration will be spending money placing propaganda in your minds called “The Real Cost“. They” want to regulate, restrict, tax and ban a choice by using “children” as a ploy.

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Here’s where you come in. I’d like you to consider how you can help, and it won’t cost you a dime. I’m asking you to stand up. Raise your hand. Question those in authority. Engage. If you have doubts, questions, concerns, thoughts… ask me. If you have friends, colleagues, associates, family, medical professionals… direct them to me. If I do not know the answer, I’ll ask someone else.

Please consider a *free* membership by joining the consumer group CASAA.

They released this comprehensive explanation today:

“We believe that even if youth use were increasing, it is still a public health benefit – provided that use of smoking products continues to fall.”

“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends


It isn’t just me. Oliver Kershaw also explains it here:

“Treating the symptom, not the cause – is never an effective outcome.”
You are my friends and family. I wouldn’t want you thinking funding is the root of the created opioid epidemic, either.
Turns out, in my mission to change the world, the world has changed me.
Each of you have the power of many that I cannot have alone. I consider you all intelligent and able to think for yourselves, and I thank you for your time.

This, from Diane Caruana – goes right along with what I said above.

Added 9/22/16:
I must be getting on someone’s nerves… Good.



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Teens smoking less is unacceptable

 

I can’t believe I’m typing this:

According to Dr. Gottlieb: “Youth use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion“. Less smoking among “youth” is an “epidemic”.

No wonder, Tobacco-Free Kids have been marketing Juul specifically to them for months.


Unreleased Data

Commissioner Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tweeted Sunday there is yet unreleased “data showing kids e-cig use is at an epidemic proportion”, threatening consumers and the “e-cigarette” industry with a time limit of 60 days to “address widespread use and abuse” of these products. Tobacco stocks soared immediately.

Here are the numbers for last year:

Teen smoking rates

In another tweet, he stated “The data will be out shortly, but we must act immediately” and in the coming weeks will “take firm action to address certain e-cig products that may be marketed unlawfully.”


Compliance And Prevention

I’ll be as specific as possible: Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has threatened U.S. consumers – smokers – of any age – who have found a healthier, smoke-free, safer alternative to smoking combustible cigarettes.

In his statement, he claims “We saw an opening to push a generational shift in the deadly course caused by tobacco. And we’ve seized it.” while warning letters were sent to retailers breaking the law. He also threatened consumers by stating the FDA would “revisit” the compliance policy and step up enforcement by monitoring, penalizing and preventing…


Wait… preventing.

While grasping at straws asserting the “nicotine” lie, with proper placement advertising of the anticipated  —  “lower nicotinecombustible cigarettes, Gottlieb proclaimed:

“E-cigarettes may present an important opportunity for adult smokers to transition off combustible tobacco products and onto nicotine delivery products that may not have the same level of risks associated with them.”

“electronic cigarettes, that may be an alternative for adults who still want to get access to satisfying levels of nicotine, without all the risks associated with lighting tobacco on fire.

Well, there’s that. But not for kids. Maybe those minimally or “non-addictive” cigarettes will help.


“Youth use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion”

No, the valuation of Juul has reached an epidemic proportion, primarily to adults, taking cigarette sales with it.


Anyway…

For adult smokers, Dr. Gottlieb sees [potential] possibilities.

For kids, less smoking is not a viable option.

If (his) the goal is to reduce “tobacco-related deaths” – *significantly*, “youth” must continue the traditional 93% failure rates we adults have obtained for decades.

While you’re thinking about that, take your time….

I’ll leave you with three points you can choose to agree with, or not:


First

If kids are smoking – the government already lost their position of the argument:

  • Where are the parents?
  • How did those children get them?
  • What can they do to “stop” them?
  • What can they do to avoid children from obtaining them?

My words:

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


Second


Lastly

See what Carl V. Phillips has to say:

“this policy is about intentionally harming people”

All people like better products. Teenagers are people. Therefore…


My follow up to this blog:

Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals: “The Real Cost”.

 


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Vaping In The News – September 15th, 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.”




FDA Hands Vaping a Blow, Sends Tobacco a Save ~ FDA Ought to Reconsider Stance on Youth Vaping ~ Scott Gottlieb ~ Vaping, Vultures and Cars ~ Steps to address a non-existent problem ~ All people like better products. Teenagers are people ~ Vapor Technology Association (VTA) Response ~ American Vaping Association (AVA) Response ~ Fontem Ventures respond to FDA statement ~ Tobacco Stocks ~ Survey ~ Hand Check




Make no mistake, Dr. Gottlieb has threatened consumers who have found a healthier, smoke-free, safer alternative to smoking.

Consumers, and the entire industry ARE at risk.

Along with “experts” in public health, politicians, “health” groups and media, Tobacco-Free Kids has manipulated the public campaign (and the market) for months.

Dr. Gottlieb finally responded in their favor by saying “The FDA has unpublished preliminary data that shows a 75 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students this year compared with 2017″ and threatening (primarily) Vuse, Blu, JUUL, MarkTen XL, and Logic.

These brands specifically are – evidently – keeping “youth” from smoking cigarettes.


FDA Hands Vaping a Blow, Sends Tobacco a Save

Consumer group Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life  is questioning the integrity of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Dr. Gottleib – or lack thereof.  Here is that respons to Dr. Gottlieb’s ultimatum.

(Full disclosure: I am a member of the board of THR4Life.)

FDA Hands Vaping a Blow, Sends Tobacco a Save


FDA Ought to Reconsider Stance on Youth Vaping

Lindsay Stroud:

FDA Ought to Reconsider Stance on Youth Vaping


Scott Gottlieb:

What Gottlieb is portraying to the public is:

Cigarettes are safe and have no time limit.

Combustible cigarettes are not a problem.

 



Vaping, Vultures and Cars

Our friend, Alan, has an explanation:

Vaping, Vultures and Cars


Steps to address a non-existent problem

Our friend, Paul – also has an explanation to the problem that doesn’t exist.

Steps to address a non-existent problem


All people like better products.

As a father of two (20 & 23 year olds) I remember my sons teenage years… like it was just a few years ago.

Carl makes a bold statement: Teenagers are people. Therefore….

“discouraging teenage vaping probably encourages teenage smoking”

All people like better products. Teenagers are people. Therefore…


Vapor Technology Association (VTA) Response

“Unfortunately, FDA and Commissioner Gottlieb took a giant step backwards against the best interest of public health. By threatening an industry – and technology that millions of adult smokers are successfully using to reduce or quit smoking deadly cigarettes–FDA is venturing into dangerous territory.”

Vapor Technology Association (VTA) Responds to FDA’s Announcement


American Vaping Association (AVA) Response

“It is absolutely absurd and a perversion of how regulatory agencies are supposed to approach their work.”

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s Threats on Vaping Send Tobacco Stocks Surging


Fontem Ventures, owner of blu, responds to FDA

Expected response:

Fontem Ventures, owner of blu, responds to FDA statement on Youth Access Prevention


Tobacco Stock

Since the FDA announcement above, here’s what happened to the tobacco market – immediately.

 

 



Survey

My friend Broony has made this quick and easy survey!

To Vape And Smoke


Hand Check

Last week my wife and I spent a bit of time at my first ever vape convention with Fig RamseyJulie Woessner David Goerlitz, James Jarvis, Amy Netherton, Jessica and Kevin Lacy, and many more great people trying to help both consumers and the industry in Bowling Green, Kentucky at Vapor Mania Expo.

I had a chance to see, learn, understand and listen to some of the best in the country.

Here are my hand checks from that event.

 

As you can tell, I’m pretty proud.


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Vaping In The News – September 1st, 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.”




Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm ~ Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research ~ More than 10 million in US use e-cigarettes ~ Imagine this ~ Slight Teen Vaping Increase Reality of Tobacco 21 ~ What happened to the war on smoking? ~ Inspection of 59 “Vape Shops”  ~  Does vaping really cause heart attacks? ~ Juul Joins Vapor Technology Association (VTA)




Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm

Resulting From Tobacco Smoking in COPD Patients, Even in the Long Term

Of COURSE it does.

“an effective and safe alternative to the tobacco cigarettes”

Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm


Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research

 

“This study cannot determine whether e-cigarettes are carcinogenic or are causing a risk for cancer…”

Well, of course it can’t.

Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research


More than 10 million in US use e-cigarettes

Of course we are. I think it is higher.

10 MILLION Americans – that’s 10,000,000 – are using e-cigarettes. Some smoke less, most – not at all. Even with the link “safety concerns of e-cigarettes”, they only mention teens.

How many of those 10 MILLION Americans have reported adverse events to the Food and Drug Administration?

More than 10 million in US use e-cigarettes


Imagine this:

If you are a vendor: CARRY STARTER KITS. Do NOT limit NICOTINE strength.

“The resulting low nicotine consumption (obtained from vaping) could possibly and partially explain the relatively low quit-smoking rates.”

About One in Five Novice Vapers Buying Their First E-Cigarette in a Vape Shop Are Smoking Abstinent after Six Months


Slight Teen Vaping Increase and A Continued Smoking Decline in 2017

I expected it to be higher. Really. Much higher

Slight Teen Vaping Increase and A Continued Smoking Decline in 2017


The latest study on adults not liking flavors is in:


Reality of “Tobacco 21”

 

Speaking of Tobacco 21:

An epidemic of moral and authoritive control over adults is sweeping the country for 18 to 20 year olds who can serve their country, vote, buy homes, marry. You know, adult stuff…..

Experts’ Opinions on Ohio’s ‘Tobacco 21’ Movement

As a footnote to raising the age: It has already failed

Increasing the MLPA to 21 years in NYC did not accelerate reductions in youth tobacco use

in New York.


What happened to the war on smoking?

I adore Skip, she likes asking questions.

Who doesn’t like a #CrankyOldBroad asking questions…

What happened to the war on smoking?


Inspection of 59 “Vape Shops” — United States, 2016

“Although all vape shops inspected were found to be in compliance with the regulatory requirements of FDA that were in effect at the time….”

Inspection of 59 “Vape Shops” — United States, October–November, 2016



Does vaping really cause heart attacks?

Jim McDonald slices this silly question up.

“There are lots of ways to turn deceptive science into propaganda”

Kudos to the graphic art designer at Vaping 360 as well.

Does vaping really cause heart attacks?


JUUL joins VTA

I am proud to report Juul has joined the Vapor Technology Association.

In an ever-present scream test, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids doesn’t seem to like that. Irony in a tweet. Take your time.



I will be out of town next weekend…

Vaping In The News will resume on September 15th.




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Kevin

Vaping In The News – August 25th, 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.”



Warning ~ Government waste ~ Flavor Spam Update ~ Three Foot Juuls are on the loose ~ WAR: Heat Not Burn ~ Heart Foundation Misinterprets results of vaping study ~ Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Arrested



WARNING:

I’ve done some “WARNING” graphics because I find the whole process of the warning mandated by the FDA – well, idiotic.

Like this one I’ve made, as an example…

Just to poke the arrogant bear.

This week, I saw this post from Fig Ramsey, via Glenn Frazier Cate who did this short “WARNING” video.

Glenn has made a observational point much clearer.


Government Waste

Jim McDonald gives a comprehensive analysis of the (U.S.) National Institutes of Health is spending $1.4 million to fund a study looking at the results of vaping regulations.

Regulation of something they “don’t know enough about”…… is asinine… but I’ll call this the “cart before the horse” study. Of course, at the end of the study, it will inevitably say “more studies are needed” as they almost always… do.

Study Will Examine the Effects of Vaping Regulations


Flavor Spam Update

Serious stuff. 22,000 comments are real? Brent Stafford talks with Azim Chowdhury.


Flavor Spam (Update) | 95% Of Comments Submitted to FDA On Flavors & Vaping Deemed Astroturf


THREE FOOT JUUL’s are on the loose

A “scientific” and urgent concern from the “respected” New England Journal of Medicine. #ProTip: When you’re hyping up your propaganda, be sure to note your flaws before publishing…

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos asked if the original photo (in the article below) was photoshopped, and Dr. Christopher Russell pointed out the measurement flaw. Jukka Kelovuori added the correct (approximate) length to the photo below (according to the article).

Imagine what else “professionals” are getting away with. Can’t wait to see what other “facts” are presented in the article…

If you must – the article is (with a “do not link”) here.


Bad news: FCTC will declare war on heat not burn

Carl V. Phillips will explain to you how exactly the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will, among other things (including e-cigarettes), ignore, demonize and try to destroy anything competing with cigarettes.

Bad news: FCTC will declare war on heat not burn


Heart Foundation Misinterprets results of vaping study

Imagine that? If I haven’t mentioned this before at least once, “Professor” Glantz is an idiot. In other news, here’s what happens when flawed science is endorsed by “respected” health authorities:

Heart Foundation Misinterprets results of vaping study



Speaking of idiots.

Dr. Gottlieb went on a mini-rant again about kids… nicotine… blah… blahhh  blahhhh…

So, lowering smoking rates of kids to the lowest historical levels – really – in history – because OF e-cigarettes… is obviously a bad thing.

If the kids were smoking, they would be smoking.

Increasing their risk of being smokers.

Does that surprise and dismay you?

P.S. “Synar Amendment”.

Stop posturing about nicotine. Leave the parenting to parents.

By the way, I am one of the consumers criticizing you, Dr. Gottlieb.


Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Arrested

Zippy… in handcuffs.

Now, like Glantz, another major figure in the tobacco control arena has some troubles. There is no safe level of public health experts.

Former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden arrested on sexual misconduct allegations




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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 find me here on Instagram

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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