Many smokers are choosing to change their habits, and it’s no surprise the tobacco control and public health “experts” are gloating with the lowest rates in history. In fact, this gives accolades to President Obama, while he was allegedly sneaking a smoke and chewing his nicotine cud for “his role” in reducing tobacco consumption.
There are “atta-boys”, awards & slapping each other on the back in public, while long standing strategies have been in place to keep people smoking in the name of recurring revenue.
Royalties for a job “well done“.
I assume I should be inclined to be impressed with all the
good work anti-nicotine tobacco zealots (ANTZ) claim to be “doing” to promote less harm in the United States. I’m not. Not that the proverbial statement of “less harm” would be easy to find, but I digress.
The exaggerations were, after all, out of and promoted by control.
Money over health
The U.S. economy can’t have funding from smokers drop to a mere 15% and continue navigating control of tobacco funds.
“Because tobacco is a lucrative and heavily taxed product, governments that both regulate tobacco and require tax revenue will always be ambivalent in their attitudes toward tobacco consumption and cessation.” from this:
Show me the money
The cash in the well is dwindling, the bucket shows signs of dry rot. That simply can not happen, too much is at stake. WHAT are they to do? Quickly demonize vaping products like they’ve done with cigarettes for years.
What else cold they do? Define the chemical nicotine as tobacco and scurry along by regulating e-cigarettes “like tobacco” to keep their cash crop. Counterproductive ingenuity, eh? That’s a win/win and it keeps investors happy.
almost as if the “goal” of tobacco control has a vested interest to both ridicule and tax the smoker who’s willing to pay just enough to keep them smoking, and force the “poor” into submission to use “approved” yet ineffective profitable alternatives rather than less harmful solutions.
In the United States, the *body part associations (- thank you *David Goerlitz) including the Heart, Lung & Cancer associations and Tobacco Free Kids continue a crusade with the government agencies like the FDA, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to keep the public smoking… while using the illusion of protecting the children™ (and adults) to keep them from smoking.
Now there is a movement to raise the age of tobacco (and vaping products) purchases to 21. That’s ironic, since laws are well in place to keep children from lawfully purchasing these items, their efforts admittedly haven’t worked according to them.
With unlawful, rampant corruption and manipulation by the likes of the Food and Drug Administration, you can’t expect truth. Talk of a strategic tobacco “end-game” while using smokers as pawns and a punchline. You think by now there would be ONE organization in the United States to stand out from the crowd FOR the public and say “wait a minute, e-cigarettes are less harmful and must be included in our ‘arsenal’ to reduce tobacco use.”
They’ve been hiding things from you.
This, from Brad Rodu, is one example.
Here is another:
Here in part is sort of an example via Ruth Malone:
“The controversy over e-cigarettes, for example, has created multiple lines of division among public health proponents. This disunity does not serve well the advancement of new policy measures to end the epidemic. Yet, e-cigarettes and the burgeoning list of other non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products could represent potential leverage for accomplishing what once seemed unthinkable: phasing out combustible cigarettes, the single most deadly consumer product ever marketed.”
What I have learned
Smokers. I didn’t realize the rights I didn’t have. I didn’t realize where the evil and condescending tone I put up with for years had come from. You have the right to choose. I was a die-hard “professional” smoker who never intended to quit, and do not subscribe to “recruiting” anyone to switch, just to properly inform if desired.
You have choices to continue smoking. You have the option to switch to other alternatives. I was a smoker for 30+ years, and while I now know quite a bit about lies on vaping products, I only know the tip of the lies being told about smoking. I also, for lack of expressing myself as eloquently as Paul, consider myself for most of my life not knowing better, now I am one of us.
I’m always learning and shocked to see extensive data on what smokers AND the public have (tobacco related deaths) been told to believe. I was convinced smoking causes lung cancer, for example. I was also coerced into believing nicotine was addictive.
Now, in my “travels” across the internet, I’m much more inclined to believe less quickly and “listen”. As an example, these tweets are from someone I follow (and admire) on twitter who keeps ME informed.
A Smoker’s Manifesto
Well beyond excellent from Frank Davis.
Stellar, in fact.
Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote
Saw this in a Facebook group I belong to – from 2012.
An excellent perspective from Gabriela Segura, M.D:
“My aim here is to defend the rights of people who choose to smoke. It may surprise you to know that, while the percentage of the population that smokes has declined in recent years (due to government propaganda), the incidence of heart disease has not declined. The reason, shock! horror! is that smoking is not the real problem to begin with!”
Other places I visit and recommend.
- Smoking Is Normal
- ” Anti smoking exposed – Tobacco Control Out of Control” – Fighting Back
- NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.)
- Head Rambles
- Taking Liberties
- Smokers History
- Dick Puddlecote
- Frank Davis
- Bolton Smokers Club
- Library of Libraries
- Velvet Glove Iron Fist
- Tobacco Control Tactics
- The REAL Smokers’ Rights Blog
- Underdogs Bite Upwards
If you’re interested in learning about vaping products:
- American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA)
- American Vaping Association
- CASAA – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
- National Vapers Club
- NOT BLOWING SMOKE
- Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition
- Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association SFATA
- The Vaping Militia
- Vapor Technology Association
In case the above link doesn’t work:
E-cigarette NEWS you can use… every day ~ Monday thru Friday ~ is here from my friends across the pond at Vapers.org.uk.
Added 12/28/2016 from Talking Liberties:
You’ll LOVE the “symptoms”.
E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
If you are a Professional go HERE.
You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook
You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter
More to come.
Keep ON #Vaping On.