Dear President Obama: Tobacco Use & Ecigs. CDC Director Tom Frieden

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(President Obama & CDC Director Tom Frieden)

Dear President Barack Obama:

As a former smoker yourself of 30 years, you can relate to the challenges of becoming tobacco free. Knowing the potential dangers drive the desire to quit despite the difficulty.

The challenge is the same with Americans and abroad, and you CAN become THE leader of tobacco harm reduction worldwide with one swift phone call to CDC Director Tom Frieden on the results and studies at ecigarette-research.org.

In the spirit of going straight to the top (that’s you) and pretending we’re just old friends, two guys emailing back and forth, I implore you to read this and act accordingly regardless of his opinion, regardless of the pending F.D.A.’s deeming regulation on e-cigarettes.


I am SURE you will not take this lightly. Lives are at stake. I hope you will address this immediately and have an adult conversation with Dr. Frieden. Some well needed guidance in the effort on your part, despite his experience in tobacco control could change the world.

I’d like to speak frankly as if you were sitting with me having coffee or playing a game of basketball, regardless of your position, Mr. President. Grow a pair. Get on this. Call me if you must (I’m sure I am in some agency records by now). I’ll GLADLY explain it to you, I’ll gladly guide you or anyone in charge of making that call to the right people.

E-cigarettes SAVE LIVES. Misdirection is a very dangerous game, and you of all people should know how the media likes to elaborate on false claims.


Recently, Dr. Tom Frieden & the CDC released confusing and misleading information to the public about e-cigarettes within the campaign “Tips From Former Smokers”.  Dr. Tom Frieden is nothing less than irresponsible to elude to e-cigarettes being “as dangerous” or equal to smoking cigarettes. To be clear, there are extremely consistent results to the contrary, without prejudice, again at ecigarette-research.org.

Why is this not mentioned or looked at, why is it simply ignored? Ignoring valuable research is nothing less than detrimental to public health. I don’t believe this was oversight. I believe this was blatant misrepresentation and willful ignorance on the part of Dr. Tom Frieden.

As you are a professional politician, you surely will understand the ploy and cry of recent reports of “children” as another way to garner support. I care about the motive, I care more about the end results. Public opinion IS the motive, not public HEALTH.

The children today COULD see their children with much less tobacco use with this technology, their present family members going away from tobacco. The ONLY thing we don’t know is “long term” (it’s already been around more than 10 years), and we’re taking our chances. Without tobacco.Without question, Vaping Saves Lives.

That should tell you the conviction we have in this device, despite the slur of “danger” by all “concerned” with “our” positions. To read some of the fodder, you’d think the “experts” want us to go back to smoking.

The only danger with e-cigarettes after almost two years of my use is the politicians, tobacco control and “public health” downplaying their effectiveness.


Your words below as you appointed Dr. Frieden as Director of the CDC:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-appoints-dr-thomas-frieden-cdc-director

America relies on a strong public health system and the work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is critical to our mission to preserve and protect the health and safety of our citizens.


Your words on

http://thenationalmarijuananews.com/2015/04/breaking-president-obama-support-marijuana-sunday-cnn/

Obama also points to the decline in tobacco use as an example of how effective public health models can be if taken seriously. Obama said, “You know, one of the great victories of this country has been our ability to reduce incidences of smoking, increase the incidences of seat belt use. You know, we save tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of lives every single year. (..on marijuana) ...we just made sure that they were well-informed and if somebody has an addiction, we made sure that we made it easy for them to get help.”


I am sure you will never read this, Mr. President, but if you do, I would hope you’d like to hear more on the positive reduction in tobacco use with e-cigarettes. We call it vaping.

There are millions worldwide waiting on one leader to step up to the plate.

You are not the last resort to ending tobacco use via smoking, death is.


obamasitThese extremely important links are for you to study while you are contemplating your chat with Dr. Tom Frieden. Ask him WHY he hasn’t found these useful:


Public Health England’s report:

Public Health England Ecigarettes_an_evidence_update_A_report_commissioned_by_Public_Health_England(6)


Truthful Research, because you don’t have all day:

ecigarette-research.org

Medical, Research & other Professionals are on board:

M.O.V.E.

Kellie Forbes, BScN, RN (A member of M.O.V.E above as well)

Wrote this extremely informative PDF and made it available for anyone, for free:

http://online.pubhtml5.com/iqrs/ofon/

MUST Read, and includes the children/gateway issue:

E-cigarettes, vaping and public health A summary for policy-makers


Here are what other vapers/e-cigarette TRUTH users want you to know:

You can choose more than one answer and comment or sign:


I appreciate your time and consideration on this matter.

Kevin Crowley

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Mr. President, if you have read this far down, humor me for five more minutes, read my survey analysis of 7,234 people who use e-cigarettes:

“Vaping Truth Survey Final Analysis

14 thoughts on “Dear President Obama: Tobacco Use & Ecigs. CDC Director Tom Frieden”

  1. By the grace of OMG and the blessing of my true God Kevin……PLEASE continue on this path. What ever I(we) can do to help you on this message it is done. God Bless and Vape Safe.

    1. Ray, I SO appreciate you and your kind words… your efforts as well. For the record, I did email this to President Obama via the White House website. I can only hope two things. First, that it gets to him and he lays his own eyes on it, and second, he acts upon in the only appropriate way, for public health.

      In my short journey of advocacy since December as you well know, time and effort is never wasted for the weary, the sick or the helpless in this cause, because they cannot speak or do it for themselves.

      I’ve quietly learned many things from you and others… God Bless you, Ray, and this blog was the only one I didn’t say: Keep ON #Vaping on within the context, and you know I mean it ! 🙂

      1. Amen. As one of the voices of my generation “boomers” still around to ” crank ” it out;I must say I am so proud of the next generation (yourself) for standing up on all of our behalf. PIF. 🙂

  2. Thanks for this Kevin. Glad to enter my vote to help the cause. Vaping is such an important part of my life and made me proud to be able to be a part of this wonderful community.

  3. former 3 pack a day smoker cancer surviver (lost part of my foot) NO DOUBT VAPING SAVED MY LIFE .Thank you kevin was my pleasure to vote.

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