Vaping In The News – December 15th, 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.”


Ex-Smokers Who Vape: Smoking Lapses and Relapse ~ Open Access Farsalinos ~ Blocked Bates Blasts Back ~ Comparison of Nicotine and Toxicant Exposure Cherry🍒🍒🍒picking from Dr. Gottlieb: ~ American Cancer Society: Gary Reedy ~ Did Ray Liotta really quit smoking with Chantix? ~ Killer Ads ~ The Science of Vaping


Ex-Smokers Who Vape: Smoking Lapses and Relapse

“For those of us who listen to ex-smokers who now vape, this story is very familiar: “I quit by accident.” No other smoking cessation option elicits this response from ex-smokers.”

Ex-Smokers Who Vape: Smoking Lapses and Relapse


Open Access Farsalinos

This paragraph vividly explains the scream test from tobacco control experts:

A noticeable difference between vape research conducted by independent sources (and that from the tobacco industry) is that it tends to be accessible by everybody. The majority of papers produced by tobacco control are inevitably locked away behind a paywall, restricting public access and scrutiny.

Open Access Farsalinos


Blocked Bates Blasts Back

I doubt “Dr. Jerome Adams” knows who he blocked. Or, he knew exactly who he blocked.

Blocked Bates Blasts Back


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Did Ray Liotta really quit smoking with Chantix?

Caveat emptor. Social media footprints. Credibility.

Did Ray Liotta really quit smoking with Chantix?


Comparison of Nicotine and Toxicant Exposure

Cherry🍒🍒🍒 picking from Dr. Gottlieb:

No news is good news, creating doubt is better news.

He puts his spin on the article, I ask silly questions.

“Meaning  Use of e-cigarettes appears to be associated with exposure to known tobacco-related toxicants, but the exposure is reduced compared with cigarette smoking.”

Comparison of Nicotine and Toxicant Exposure in Users of Electronic Cigarettes and Combustible Cigarettes


American Cancer Society: Gary Reedy

Because it’s all about health.

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I wonder who’s really thinking of the children™.👇.

” it knew about asbestos in its baby powder”


Did Ray Liotta really quit smoking with Chantix?

That’s what the commercial said.

Did Ray Liotta really quit smoking with Chantix?


KILLER ADS

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch sits with Mark Anton of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) “and calls FDA’s anti-vaping rhetoric ‘reprehensible’………

KILLER ADS | FDA Admits Youth-Targeted Ads Discourage Adult Smokers from Vaping


The Science of Vaping

Touted as “The science of vaping,”, NIDA’s Director Dr. Nora Volkow and tobacco expert Dr. Heather Kimmel join moderator Dr. Emily Einstein for a Facebook Live on what science tells us about vaping.

I suggest you take a nap instead of viewing this, as the script was predictable  – there was no expertise, and the science was absent.

It ended abruptly about 31 minutes in, but if you enjoy double-talk, bullshit and feel the need to punish yourself, it is here.


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Vaping In The News – December 8th, 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.”


ECigIntelligence Annual U.S. Consumer Survey 2018 ~ Billions in anti-tobacco funds spent elsewhere ~ Glantz Debunked ~ Trust of Information about Tobacco and E-Cigarettes from Health Professionals ~ FDA Delay Costs the Lives of Smokers ~  Don’t Be Shocked If Big Tobacco Invests In Juul ~ Unfounded E-Cigarette Fears Help Health Activist Groups But Harm Public Health ~ Required reading: Fear Profiteers ~ U.S. Surgeon General blocks Clive Bates.



From surveys to videos, this week has been a long and interesting for e-cigarettes and other related news. I appreciate you and your attention to what I deem important and hope you share what you see as important in your circles.



EcigIntelligence Annual U.S. Consumer Survey 2018

It’s survey time for U.S. consumers. Challenges in the United States are far from over. Your voice counts. As a consumer, your data is both necessary and imperative.

ECigIntelligence Annual U.S. Consumer Survey 2018


Billions in anti-tobacco funds spent elsewhere

I’m still speechless concerning this pyramid / ponzi scheme placed upon smokers, then less smokers, while the public is conned into believing the tobacco companies pay tobacco control to do almost usless “work”.

20 years after settlement, billions in anti-tobacco funds spent elsewhere

Related: “Where We Stand” (see contrived)

(Bold, color, italics are my emphasis)

At 1:16:41 — “e-cigarettes and the like – thus far no pure vape product has been uh.. none of the parties have asserted they are in the MSA – the definition of a tobacco product (MSA) is different than a tobacco product under the FDA act…”

  • The Master Settlement Agreement is a contract
  • The Master Settlement Agreement does not expire.
  • Lock up funding by ballot measure/constitutional amendment if possible

I’m NOT going to stop asking this question: Can ‘nicotine’ (defined) as “tobacco” become a legal challenge?

If you’re interested, the full video “Where We Stand 20 Years After the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement: Legacy and Loose Ends” is here.


Retired FDA research monkeys find new home and music in Florida

“The monkeys were once involved in a US Food and Drug Administration study intended to investigate the role of various levels of nicotine in the onset of addiction in teens and young adults.”

Good to see FDA researchers are given homes and music… wait a minute..

Retired FDA research monkeys find new home and music in Florida


 

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Glantz Debunked

How many times can one man be wrong and still hold a job?

Obviously, ALL his life.

Glantz Debunked

Decades of wrong (bonus): 1+1=11: Anti-smoking science


Trust of Information about Tobacco and E-Cigarettes from Health Professionals versus Tobacco or Electronic Cigarette Companies: Differences by Subgroups and Implications for Tobacco Messaging.

Such a long title… Be still my beating heart.

Trust of Information about Tobacco and E-Cigarettes from Health Professionals


FDA Delay Costs the Lives of Smokers

Aside from time to regulate, restrict, tax and ban:

FDA Delay Costs the Lives of Smokers


Vaping Prevents Relapse

Dual use… trial and error…

Interesting to note no one talks about 93% failure rates – um… relapses with the patch, gum… I’ll stop babbling… that’s not why you’re here.

Vaping Prevents Relapse


Don’t Be Shocked If Big Tobacco Invests In Juul — Its Founders Have Allowed It Before

Don’t Be Shocked If Big Tobacco Invests In Juul — Its Founders Have Allowed It Before


PMTA for low-nicotine cigarettes

Here it comes… #KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney.

I’ve covered it here where it is hailed by “health and government” and where they want you to keep smoking here.

PMTA for low-nicotine cigarettes


Unfounded E-Cigarette Fears Help Health Activist Groups But Harm Public Health

On a roll, Michelle Minton recently appeared here, now:

Unfounded E-Cigarette Fears Help Health Activist Groups But Harm Public Health

And… WOWFILL your tank. Hydrate. Pace yourselves.

Take breaks. OUTSTANDING.

If you’ve heard of “in a nutshell”… this is the pretty much the whole tree. 👇

Required reading:

Fear Profiteers


U.S. Surgeon General blocks Clive Bates.

From his personal Twitter acccount, Dr. Adams creates the same arrogant, mystical… well, I’ll let you delve into the details.




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ECigIntelligence Annual U.S. Consumer Survey 2018

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Real People, Real Answers

It’s survey time for U.S. consumers. The largest consumer group in the United States, CASAA, and EcigIntelligence have teamed up once again for you (and all your friends who use e-cigarettes) to take and share the survey. I completed it in approximately 10 minutes.

Data and research are important.

Challenges in the United States are far from over. Your voice counts. As a consumer, your data is both necessary and imperative.  Information obtained from surveys can be (and are) used by consumer and trade groups to inform our local, state and national legislators, regulators, media, research, along with public health officials and importantly, other consumers are able to consider making an informed choice to switch to a less harmful alternative.


A word from Alex Clark:

“Once again, CASAA is pleased to share the annual ECig Intelligence consumer survey with our members. As you may remember from previous years, CASAA works cooperatively with ECI to develop survey questions that aid us in our advocacy efforts and help take the pulse of the vaping community.

Your participation in this survey will help inform regulators, advocates, and commentators as we all work to build policies that benefit consumers.”

Thank you!

Alex Clark
CEO, CASAA

Get to it, TAKE the SURVEY!

ECigIntelligence Annual Survey:

USA – Consumer Survey 2018


 

If you’re not a member, become one, it’s FREE:  CASAA.

 


If you’re interested:

Previous CASAA surveys can be found here.

Recently, the largest survey on flavors was done, submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and can be found here.

Mine from 2015, was also submitted to the FDA (twice) and can be found here.


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Vaping In The News – December 1st, 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.”


More heat than light ~ Pace of US smoking rate decline mirrors rapid rise in popularity of vaping ~ Caught red-handed ~ Let them eat cake ~ Honor Among Thieves ~ Bozeman shop challenges Gallatin County  ~ Altria is reportedly in talks to take a minority stake in Juul ~ Tobacco products promoted on Facebook despite policies ~ When money talks, the truth walks ~ Vaping and the Mic



More heat than light

Clive takes us on a ride…

More heat than light – new US statistics on youth vaping provide no basis for FDA policy


Pace of US smoking rate decline mirrors rapid rise in popularity of vaping

For about four years I’ve been told e-cigarettes – “even non-nicotine e-cigarettes” are a gateway TO smoking… This must be a coincidence.

My favorite reference:

glantz non nic

Huh.

Pace of US smoking rate decline mirrors rapid rise in popularity of vaping


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Caught red-handed

Speaking of liars, Christopher Snowden has an example.

Caught red-handed


Everyone should celebrate 20 years of failure.

Professor Glantz, shown with his hand in his pocket (not sure if that is him fondling Master Settlement Agreement funds, a court ordered gesture – or good idea).


Honor Among Thieves

The public is convinced tobacco companies pay for the the largest pyramid/ponzi scheme ever created. Smokers pay the ransom to demean themselves – to protect the tobacco companies.

“The major U.S. tobacco companies settled litigation with the states on November 23, 1998, in what is known as the Master Settlement Agreement, which requires the tobacco companies to pay out annually in perpetuity.”

Tobacco Master Settlement at 20 Years


Bozeman shop challenges Gallatin County indoor vaping ban

Bozeman shop challenges Gallatin County indoor vaping ban

“The BOH (Board of Health) had essentially pre-voted on its inclusion of electronic nicotine delivery devices, without public comment or any information from parties opposing inclusion under the CIAA enforcement, and well before the BOH meeting.”👇

Store Owners Go To Court

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Altria is reportedly in talks to take a minority stake in Juul

No surprise… They’re buying the competition. 

Altria is reportedly in talks to take a minority stake in Juul


Speaking of paying to bully one’s self


Tobacco products promoted on Facebook despite policies

Since the 1970’s, there has been a ban on the advertising of tobacco. In 1970, President Nixon signed a law called the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act  – banning cigarette ads on T. V. and radio – beginning January 2nd of 1971. (Link). To get around it, media runs combustible tobacco images along side ‘anti-tobacco’ groups –  and has for years.

Side note: The US Government has been secretly recruiting underage smokers since 1992 at an acceptable “noncompliance rate of no more than 20%“.

On August 8, 2016, the United States legally defined and, on National Tobacco Day, “deemed” nicotine as tobacco. Without a doubt, advertising on social media of e-liquid is both self-promoted and promoted by consumers. The government, media and tobacco control continue to do both.

Because I like to tug on short hairs… I’m surprised the e-cigarette market is still legally able to advertise on social media (with the idiotic nicotine warning). While anarchy and mob rules may apply for some, I wonder – with legal definition – just how long advertising will be -ignored- (also federal tobacco taxes imposed) and how long it will take to try to knock it all down – if they could only do it without emotion.

I think the push has started.

Tobacco products promoted on Facebook despite policies


When money talks, the truth walks

“Before you embark on this nefarious enterprise, make sure you have sufficient funds to deliver on all that follows.”

When money talks, the truth walks


Vaping and the Mic

Mike Peterson has a discussion about South Australia with my friend, Paul Blamire.

Listen in on the Smoke Free Radio Network Podcast or video is available on Mike Petersons Youtube channel:




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Vaping In The News – November 24th, 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.”



Scott Gottlieb: JUUL is Now Your Bitch ~ FOIA Request for Nicotine Statements… ~ Are The Kids Alright? ~ The “Winston Man”: A Transition from Cigarettes’ Model to Vaping Advocate ~ Should flavours be banned in cigarettes and e-cigarettes? ~ More than 50 tickets issued for underage vaping ~ Tobacco Control Is Failing! ~ Antivaping Hysteria Is Unhealthy ~ The Last and Only Solace ~ Stossel: Let Them Vape ~ “National Drug Threat Assessment” ~ Vaping to smoking initiation among US youth and young adults: a reality check ~ RODENTS! ~ Free Child Labor ~ More Junk Studies



Scott Gottlieb: JUUL is Now Your Bitch

Well, I’m not against… wait a minute…

Scott Gottlieb: JUUL is Now Your Bitch

Same Author, my favorite subject: FOIA Request for Nicotine Statements…


Are the Kids Alright?

One of the best breakdowns yet.

Are the Kids Alright?

From the same author – on Twitter:


The “Winston Man”: A Transition from Cigarettes’ Model to Vaping Advocate

“The independent vape industry is serving the market on a silver platter to the tobacco companies,” explained Goerlitz.”

The “Winston Man”: A Transition from Cigarettes’ Model to Vaping Advocate


Should flavours be banned in cigarettes and e-cigarettes?

NO. Nicotine strength should not, either. Period.

Should flavours be banned in cigarettes and e-cigarettes?


More than 50 tickets issued for underage vaping

If Gottlieb was intending swift and STRINGENT ENFORCEMENT – and fines to exceed these – and I mean extreme fines – for selling to minors – for ANY counter sales – vape shops or otherwise, including losing their licences – via the Synar Amendment – changing it to 95% to “qualify for funding’ rather than the EXTREMELY lenient and  ‘acceptable’ 80%, I’d almost start respecting efforts similar to these from Dr. Gottlieb.

More than 50 tickets issued for underage vaping in Park Ridge since penalties took effect last year: police


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Stats On Tobacco Use Indicate Tobacco Control Is Failing!

When dissention begins… put me at the front of the line.

Shocking Stats On Tobacco Use Indicate Tobacco Control Is Failing!


Antivaping Hysteria Is Unhealthy

A question from Steve Forbes himself:

“What are these witless prohibitionists inhaling?”

Antivaping Hysteria Is Unhealthy


The Last and Only Solace

For the smokers at heart.

The Last and Only Solace


Things I love to see:


Stossel: Let Them Vape

Of the few reporters I admire, John Stossel is one. In an attempt to get some attention, I’d once tweeted to him about A Billion Lives here and asked him to talk with David Goerlitz here.

I was pleasantly surprised to see this balanced piece, especially with Michelle Minton.

Stossel: Let Them Vape


“National Drug Threat Assessment”

For something compared as “addictive as cocaine or heroin”, I am VERY disappointed not to find evidence of nicotine gangs, cartels, trafficking, abuse or threats and specifically “epidemics” listed on the just-released “National Drug Threat Assessment”.

It was pointed out on Twitter that Kratom was not on the list.

Nicotine is absent as well.

Surprise!

National Drug Threat Assessment


Vaping to smoking initiation among US youth and young adults: a reality check

I can’t tell if this got released “too early”, too quick, or dammit, there just isn’t a gateway despite Gottlieb’s determination of creating, nurturing and finally revealing an “epidemic”.  Certainly, there is no gateway.

Examining the relationship of vaping to smoking initiation among US youth and young adults: a reality check


Rodents!

Call me crazy, I follow a few rodents on Twitter. Outstanding mouseamatician, VladTheVaper,  a VapinSquirrel, a WhiteRabbit and Phil.

Phil linked this from 1998:

Making the world safe for cigarettes


Free Child Labor

With the “Great American Smokeout” behind us, Tobacco Free Indiana took the opportunity to raise hope Indiana legislators will increase the state’s cigarette tax by $2 a pack.

How’d they do it? Well, adults in charge put forty-five children “on their hands and knees” to pick up cigarette butts. That’s 45 hours of free child labor.

“Think of the children™.” Will they also have those children “volunteer” to pick up used condoms and needles to raise awareness of safe sex and drugs?

 

All in the name of funding.

Free child labor.

Isn’t that nice.

Pisses me off.

“… more importantly, the clean-up was a good way to give back”.

Fourth Street looking spiffier thanks to students


More Junk Studies

I crack me up.




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Vaping In The News – November 17th, 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.”




Youth tobacco and nicotine use – proportionate and responsible reaction ~ Lunar Rover ~ First Annual VapinGreek Consumer Advocate Award ~ Juul, because Juul ~ Nicotine and children ~ The political economy of vaping ~ VTA Executive Director, Tony Abboud, joins CNBC’s Power Lunch ~ FDA to Announce Ban on Sale of Most Cigarettes ~ Kids As Clickbait ~ Cranky Old Broad ~ Employers to discriminate against smokers




Youth tobacco and nicotine use – proportionate and responsible reaction

Written and submitted by

  • Thomas J. Miller: Attorney General of Iowa
  • David B. Abrams, Ph.D.: Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, NYU College of Global Public Health
  • Clive Bates: Director, Counterfactual Consulting, Former Director, Action on Smoking and Health UK
  • Thomas J. Glynn, PhD: Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine, Stanford University
  • Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.: Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
  • Raymond Niaura, PhD: Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • David Sweanor: Chair of Advisory Board of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethics

Youth tobacco and nicotine use – proportionate and responsible reaction


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VapinGreek

Speaking of Dimitris, I’m proud to have been honored with the first annual VapinGreek Consumer Advocate Award during the Vape Expo in Las Vegas last week – and was taken by complete surprise when it was presented by one of the very people I admire.  (Thank you also to Bill Tarling for telling me to watch it – but not telling me why).

In the vast and varied world of what is the ‘vaping community’, inspiration can come from many. One person I’ve listened to is Dimi on various platforms of advocacy since early 2015. I found a voice within the United States with educated opinions, predictions and warnings of the what was going on in the industry, explaining to consumers (me) what was going ON. I found someone who was “calling out those who attempt to stifle the truth” of something I personally fight for. No holds barred. Affiliations and status don’t matter.

My sincerest thanks to Dimitris for recognizing me in such a way – and creating an award to honor consumers in the future just like me. I’ve met a few of you. There are a lot of us.

Thanks also to Mike Peterson of ‘Vaping and the Mic’ for capturing the video of Dimitris presenting this award here.


Juul – because Juul.

If I were still smoking and it were the first experience to try, it would have worked on throat hit alone. I also understand why Juul attained the lions share of and threaten the “cigalike” market.

Just because ‘you’ don’t like Juul doesn’t mean they don’t work. This is my friends’ son below. I’ve known him his whole life. By his choice, I gave him a Juul a few weeks ago. HIS unsolicited testimony is exactly what shops need to be attentive TO – the smoker trying to make an informed choice.

With Gottlieb’s announcement of “voluntary bans” comes an opportunity.

For brick and mortar shops, by restricting or not carrying consumer choices such as starter kits and only low nicotine strengths with high powered (and complicated to some – think of the help asked for in your groups) mods is restricting an adult consumer choice, pleasure, and possible transition to not smoking…

👉JUST like Gottlieb intends to do.

JUUL


2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey

All the rage, e-cigarette use “among teens” is up. No surprise. In fact, I predicted it last year. I’m not going to link what you probably already know. Instead, I’ll babble a bit. What did they NOT talk about?

E-cigarettes have cut youth smoking by a gazillion percent from 22.7% to 6.3% in 8 years. No one said a word about actual tobacco use… Yet. Still. These are the “things” they’ll need to backpedal on:

  • “E-cigarettes lead to – or are a ‘gateway’ to smoking” – incorrect.
  • “We just don’t know” – incorrect.
  • “They don’t work” – incorrect.
  • “Synar Amendment” – intact.

Of course it’s complicated. Smoking rates at historic lows seize future revenues of funding, grants, state & federal budgets, along with “free” patches, gums, lozenges, prescriptions…and so on. And bullying. Who will take over bullying of smokers? “Think of the children™”.

Remember the “gateway theories” with 3X’s or 5X’s or 7X’s “more likely to smoke” claims innundating your lives. None of these teens have succumbed to smoking? None have gone on crime sprees for patches and gums…

Here’s how I explained it directly to Tobacco-Free Kids.

In a tweet.

I crack me up.

Along with that, I’ll give you the numbers.

Youth "tobacco" rates


Amelia Howard


Nicotine and children

I’ve asked…. “How many children are addicted to patches and/or gums? I’ve asked  the American Academy of Pediatrics and their Presidendt for stats, data case studies (and possible arrest records). They didn’t answer me (!), but Joe Gitchell of Pinny Associates did.

There were “perhaps 2 adolescents may have been never smokers who used NRT”.

Use of nicotine replacement therapy among never smokers in the 1999-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.


The political economy of vaping

This is the “should not miss” part of my blog, because this isn’t about health. Or “children”. It is, however:

The political economy of vaping

Also:

The Harmful Campaign Against Vaping and E-Cigarettes


VTA Executive Director, Tony Abboud, joins CNBC’s Power Lunch

…and he did it properly.


FDA to Announce Ban on Sale of Most Cigarettes in Convenience Stores Due to Addiction of Hundreds of Thousands of Youth to Cigarettes

Oh boy…………….  I could not have written this better even if I tried.

FDA to Announce Ban on Sale of Most Cigarettes in Convenience Stores Due to Addiction of Hundreds of Thousands of Youth to Cigarettes


Kids As Clickbait: Tobacco Control & Its Unethical War on Vaping

Dr. Glover talks about extremism and exploitation – and – well, defines tobacco control.

Kids As Clickbait: Tobacco Control & Its Unethical War on Vaping


The Cranky Old Broad.

Wait, that’s not it. Skip. Yes. That’s her name. I affectionately and lovingly get away with calling her that. Because she is, but that’s not why you’re here.

Tobacco Harm Reduction Takes a Hit in Minnesota


Lawmaker pre-files bill that would allow employers to discriminate against smokers

DrMA echos my sentiments:

Lawmaker pre-files bill that would allow employers to discriminate against smokers




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Vaping In The News – November 10th

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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.”




Defending Juul | Drug War Veteran Punctures Panic Over Nicotine ~ Fund the vape FOIA lawsuit ~ Speaking Of Montana ~ Why Traditional “Quit Smoking Methods” Have Consistently FAILED ~ Gottlieb: Do Teen Vapers Need Big Pharma Intervention? ~ NATO Responds to FDA’s Potential E-Cigarette Sales Restrictions ~ Adolescents have unfavorable opinions of adolescents who use e-cigarettes ~ “I Was Just Ignorant”—World-Renowned Vaping Researcher on His Dramatic Conversion ~ Golden Ashtray Award ~ Taking on Tobacco




Defending Juul | Drug War Veteran Punctures Panic Over Nicotine

Excellent interview with Helen Redmond from Regulator Watch.

Defending Juul | Drug War Veteran Punctures Panic Over Nicotine


Fund the vape FOIA lawsuit

If you can, please support Ron & Deanna Marshall. If you cannot, please spread it around.

Fund the vape FOIA lawsuit

Freedom Vapes Montana Strikes Back

Vape Radio talks with Ron Marshall about the fight he and his wife Deanna are up against, and the Freedom Of Information Act.

Freedom Vapes Montana Strikes Back


Speaking of Montana

NO tax, other than normal state or local sales tax on vaping products is acceptable. Nicotine is NOT tobacco. None. If anyone says you need to compromise that position, ask them why.

Chris Hughes, from 2016 is an example as to why.

In this instance, budget woes equaled a proposed “33% tax on the wholesale prices of e-cigarettes and other vapor products”.

Montana voters reject tax on vapor products


Why Traditional “Quit Smoking Methods” Have Consistently FAILED

From our friend, Dr Marewa Glover.

Why Traditional “Quit Smoking Methods” Have Consistently FAILED


Gottlieb: Do Teen Vapers Need Big Pharma Intervention?

I’m glad this is from Jim McDonald.

Gottlieb: Do Teen Vapers Need Big Pharma Intervention?


NATO Responds to FDA’s Potential E-Cigarette Sales Restrictions

So much for an “epidemic” via the retail sector.

“During this past summer, 96.7% of the retailers passed FDA-sponsored compliance checks by not selling an e-cigarette to an underage youth.”

This is 16.7% ABOVE federal guidelines.👇

The Synar Amendment “requires” an 80% compliance rate.

NATO Responds to FDA’s Potential E-Cigarette Sales Restrictions




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Adolescents have unfavorable opinions of adolescents who use e-cigarettes

In the spirit of the anti-smoking rhetoric, bullying and hate are promotable. “It is important to ensure that adolescents do not formulate “cool” or otherwise desirable images of e-cigarette users, as these images could become established, as occurred with the positive cigarette-smoking prototypes, which took decades of concentrated efforts to dispel…”

Adolescents have unfavorable opinions of adolescents who use e-cigarettes


“I Was Just Ignorant”—World-Renowned Vaping Researcher on His Dramatic Conversion

A must watch with Dr. Riccardo Polosa.

“I Was Just Ignorant”—World-Renowned Vaping Researcher on His Dramatic Conversion


Golden Ashtray Award

The results are in.

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Taking on Tobacco: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Assault on Smoking

Hat tip to our friend, Jukka for finding this…from 2005:

”before the Foundation began investing in tobacco-related policy research”….

“Through regular conference calls and e-mail, each group knew what the others were doing.

Page five, second entry.

Taking on Tobacco: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Assault on Smoking


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Vaping In The News – November 3rd, 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.”


Vape shop owner considers suing Gallatin Co. Health Dept. ~ Metal emissions from e-cigarettes: a risk assessment analysis of a recently-published study ~ Truth’s JUUL Study: Deception and Confusion ~ Gottlieb has lost his mind: cognitive dissonance ~ Climbing Mountains ~ I have a dream




Vape shop owner considers suing Gallatin Co. Health Dept.

I have been intrigued by what Deanna and Ron Marshall have allowed us to see so far. The owners of Freedom Vapes in Boseman, Montana have utilized the “Freedom Of Information Act” to find the information we common people wouldn’t normally… see… and we can’t unsee it.

Vape shop owner considers suing Gallatin Co. Health Dept.


Truth’s JUUL Study: Deception and Confusion

Jim McDonald vividly explains the numbers.

Truth’s JUUL Study: Deception and Confusion


Metal emissions from e-cigarettes: a risk assessment analysis of a recently-published study

Like most, John Hopkins is wrong.

Metal emissions from e-cigarettes: a risk assessment analysis of a recently-published study


Gottlieb has lost his mind and credibility

Gottlieb LIES again

Future suicides along with 93% failure rates will be the prescribed norm for the well advertised and manufactured epidemic… because NO one in “Public Health” has balls to admit nicotine is not the problem. Of course, this is fully sponsored by Tobacco-Free Kids and endorsed by “Dr.” Gottleib.

The new numbers of the “epidemic” rise in e-cigarette use have yet to be released.

Continued efforts to address growing epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, including potential new therapies to support cessation

  • I’ve, to the best of my ability, diagnosed & concluded Dr. Gottlieb is suffering from (among other things), a psychological condition called cognitive dissonance.
  • I also concluded this condition may, could, might or possibly be caused by nicotine deficiency in his system.

It sounded better than just calling him an incompetent buffoon. (You’re welcome).


Climbing Mountains

I asked for comments when I conducted my survey. One of those memorable comments was about climbing mountains.

Now, along with runners like Chris Baxter and Jerry Iozzo (among others), here is Dominique Rodriguez explaining his accomplishments and his climb to the highest mountains.

E-cigarettes Save Lives, One Man’s Proof


I have a dream – Attila Danko

There have been many presentations from many during different events around the world. One of the first I’d seen from Dr. Danko was here.

Here is another.

 


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Vaping In The News – October 27th, 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 Isn’t About Big Business—It’s About Us, the Vapers ~ Truth Initiative – Inspiring People to Start Smoking ~ Marlboro maker Altria halts sales of flavored vaping liquid as FDA weighs ban ~ So Altria is going to remove a bunch of their e-vapor products ~ Devices vaporized ~ Australia ~ Those incorrigible kids ~ Why safer vaping devices that don’t explode will not be available in the U.S. ~ FDA Commissioner Wants to Have It Both Ways on Vaping ~ Corruption and the “Freedom Of Information Act”




Vaping Isn’t About Big Business—It’s About Us, the Vapers

Vaping Isn’t About Big Business—It’s About Us, the Vapers


Truth Initiative – Inspiring People to Start Smoking

Truth Initiative – Inspiring People to Start Smoking


Marlboro maker Altria halts sales of flavored vaping liquid as FDA weighs ban

Marlboro maker Altria halts sales of flavored vaping liquid as FDA weighs ban


So Altria is going to remove a bunch of their e-vapor products

Speaking of Altria supporting the FDA….. and much more than you may realize, covered VERY WELL and highly recommended – by Amelia Howard:

So Altria is going to remove a bunch of their e-vapor products


Devices vaporized

To follow Amelia’s thread just above, I ask: “Kids”? “Juul”? “Epidemic” or:

“domestic cigarette shipment volume during the third quarter to the end of September, at 29,698 million, was 3.7 percent down on that of the third quarter of 2017, 30,828 million.” Its discount-brand volume was down by 6.8 percent to 2,614 million.

Devices vaporized


Australia:


Those incorrigible kids…


Why safer vaping devices that don’t explode will not be available in the U.S.

I don’t want any of you blowing yourselves up. I’ve covered battery safety. Either way, if you didn’t know:

“The law Congress passed requires FDA premarket review for modifications to a tobacco product — including batteries,” Felberbaum said.

Why safer vaping devices that don’t explode will not be available in the U.S.


FDA Commissioner Wants to Have It Both Ways on Vaping

I try to be as accurate as possible, and we all make mistakes. This is a pretty straigh-forward article. However, there is one exception where the author states “groups such as the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, which is funded by big tobacco through the 1998 tobacco settlement” (While (Matt Myers) invented it, they are not directly funded by the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement).

They do depend on “others” and  “rely on contributions from individuals, philanthropic foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations” (indirectly) found at the bottom right here)

FDA Commissioner Wants to Have It Both Ways on Vaping


Corruption and the Freedom Of Information Act

Deanna Marshall of Freedom Vapes has been fighting for a while… while I won’t get into that – I have watched a few posts and am intrigued at what I’ve seen.

The “Freedom Of Information Act” (FOIA) was used to obtain the following gems… and in my opinion, should be used on any and all – current and future litigation… (not an attorney).

“I did not expect how hard we had to work to stop an exemption for vape shops” should resonate into your brain…

Oh, and… in case you haven’t had your morning coffee…

We had to dispel the myth that vaping is safer than smoking tobacco

Oh, relax there’s more…….. and imagine, if this is a local county…. can you IMAGINE the emails from CFTK/body parts orgs and government – on the national levels – if we could get them?




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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


Vapor Technology Association




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