Feeling out of the loop? Just a little overwhelmed? Not sure which ride to ride lately? There’s been a roller coaster of fun and frivolity in the past few weeks in the vaping world. The fight is FAR from over.
Everyone can do THIS for the UK:
After the US Food and Drug Administration released it’s regulations to deem e-cigarettes as tobacco here: 2016-10685……
Nicopure filed a lawsuit found here: Halo E-liquids challenge to CTP Deeming.
Here is their press release: Nicopure Labs Challenges the FDA’s Deeming Rule
The Royal College of Physicians have released their “Nicotine Without Smoke” report here, where they are ENCOURAGING vaping as an alternative.
A Billion Lives had their WORLD premier in New Zealand at the Doc Edge Festival, reviews are already coming in here and here.
Speaking of corruption:
In April, the FORMER FDA Commissioner along with Johnson & Johnson (Makers of Nicorette and MANY other drugs) were charged with “conspiracy, racketeering & colluding to conceal deadly drug dangers – under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law (RICO) law”. That story from April via the website AHRP is here.
That, although not directly connected with e-cigarettes YET, is intriguing, because HAMBURG was the Commissioner who was appointed by Obama, and already has a track record of abuse of power, and was directly involved IN the regulation process. Conflict of interest in the start of the regulations on e-cigarettes – in my opinion.
Just before she “retired” is here.
That said, now the new FDA head, Robert Califf, was NOT nominated in 2009, and Hamburg was. Why? I’m not sure I can type this with a straight face after knowing Hamburg had so much integrity, but Califf evidently has no ties or interest whatsoever to act any way but above board and professional in his role….in regulations… to make vaping products tobacco products…. because it’s in the interest of “public” health….
Wait a MINUTE….
according to Wikipedia:
Tell me with a straight face
he’s not continuing the “good work” Hamburg had already done in so many facets of corruption – costing LIVES – and is just – placing his signature on it….now that he’s ” in ” to take her place in the corruption. I’ll use the big health, pharma and government’s favorite use of the word “may” in my next statement:
Califf, with his well known ties to “pharmafia” MAY lead to more corruption. After all, there MAY be influence from his former consultation work with Johnson & Johnson. That MAY seem a bit far fetched… but hell, pigs MAY fly and of course, nicotine MAY be addictive, right?
Corruption in the ongoing course of these regulations are going to be uncovered. Meanwhile, you’re now using a tobacco product.
David Goerlitz said it in August 2014:
If you’re in the United States, and you vape, there are no excuses for you not to act.
Make yourself known in this fight. JOIN CASAA.
Next, have your spouse join. ANYONE else you know that vapes… have them do the same.
I’m all for surveys.
Data is data is DATA.
If you’re in the United States,
Do this survey from Nicotine Surveys.Org
Subscribe to this awesome group:
vapers.org.uk – and before you say you’re not in the United Kingdom, trust my encouragement. They cover the world of e-cigarette & vaping news. Good and bad, you get informed. Win/Win.
I did a guest post on their site on the differences between the FDA and their troubles with the Tobacco Products Directive here.
Finally, if you have ANY questions, feeling confused, or would like “guidance” regarding the regulations put in place, please call “Mitch Zeller, J.D., Director, Center for Tobacco Products” and his crack staff with any questions about the US regulations.
They’re “eager” to help in the interest of “public health”.
If you’re new to or considering vaping as an alternative to tobacco and want research:
E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
If you are a Medical Professional go HERE.
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