Fear is a lack of knowledge. Knowledge is power. To find valuable information – credible information – about vaping and e-cigarettes isn’t difficult. You have to know where to look, understand information as it is presented to you, and use it to make decisions for yourself.
To begin your journey, to expand your knowledge, you have places to go.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal blogs covering vaping in the research, legislative, political, scientific, and personal arena of e-cigarettes.
Sharing information about e-cigarettes is essential, and for some, a passion to educate others with accurate and forthright information.
One individual (listed) schooled me quickly and privately about nicotine. I was drinking the kool-aid up to that moment and he opened my eyes to the vast and valuable opportunity of learning.
Another individual listed fired me up so much to fight, I started my own blog.
You don’t always have to agree with individuals in “every” instance, but be open minded, take their vantage point and learn.
How we gain continuous knowledge about e-cigarettes, and what we need to learn via perspective from which it comes, holds weight. Not restrained with “deadlines”, angles or sponsors where there may be bias, individual consumers themselves have skill, direct impact and ability to communicate what needs to be said with vigor and style all their own.
Despite the vast claims “experts” manufacture, we, as individuals, are the experts.
This is an example of a journalist withholding knowledge and information – from Sarah Knapton – Telegraph’s Science Editor.
It is yet another example of what we’re fighting against as individuals.
These few, for different reasons, have their admirable style and grace. You can find humor, be outraged and find a gold mine of truthful information. Consumers all over the world are looking for the bad about e-cigarettes – just as hard as the good – and tell it like it is.
You can be engrossed in the veracity and tenacity of their views and learn.
Vaping Point Liz
Tobacco & Vaping
These folks, in one form or another, are professionals with insight from another land. Clear cut, distinct and informative.
Atakan Erik Befrits
Carl V. Phillips
Some, beyond a blog, are impeccable.
Daniel Hall / Vaping First
Guy Bentley / Reason
Jacob Sullum / Forbes
Jim McDonald / Vaping 360
Jérôme Harlay / Vaping Post
You just want facts.
EVERYTHING e-cigarette and politics.
This blog is a must read for smokers and vapers.
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos & Team
~They~ say we “need more research”. Well. It’s here.
Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, Scientists. Medical Professionals. Period.
Nicotine Science and Policy
MANY links within, the no-nonsense section of the world for nicotine/science & policy.
Tobacco Control Tactics
See the other side.
Vapers In Power
A political movement in the U.K.
Although the title says “UK”, this is a daily source of news gathering e-cig and tobacco news from around the world.
You can go to these resources to expand your knowledge about e-cigarettes.
- American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA)
- American Vaping Association
- CASAA – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
- NOT BLOWING SMOKE
- Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition
- Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association SFATA
- The Vaping Militia
- Vapor Technology Association
As an example of what is out there, there are many more doing things behind the scenes.
Everyone has a role in fighting – no matter what medium they use. The list of individuals and sites above is certainly not everyone. There are individuals writing and calling politicians, going to meetings. Starting websites. Educating their Doctors. Tweeting. Giving testimonies in court. With every breath you take, find that role.
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 also find me on LinkedIn
More to come.
Keep ON #Vaping On.