Vaping In The News – July 14th, 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.”




Using the tobacco settlement ~ Who Spammed the FDA ~ FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing  ~ Submit your comments to the FDA ~ Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level ~ Simon Chapman Says ~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tobacco Free Kids: Scream Test ~ FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts ~ VapeMeStoopid




Using the tobacco settlement.

Lindsey Stroud explains the problem of what looks like the “good tobacco control” people taxing “bad smokers” (and vapers before it’s over) with money to deter smoking, helping smokers… and well, dammit, how they’re just good people.

Well… that’s what it’s supposed to look like. Pay no attention to details. It is only for your own good.

Using the tobacco settlement to pay for public employee pensions, while doubling down against safer tobacco products.


Who Spammed the FDA

Jim McDonald explains, it’s a thing.

Who Spammed the FDA With 250,000 Fake Comments?


FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing

Carl V. Phillips. Need I say more?

FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing


Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote

Must. Be. Done.

Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote


Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes

I’ve covered the “lower nicotine” here and here, this piece from Jeff Stier should also have your attention.

Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes


Simon Chapman Says

Ad hominem simply doesn’t go away. It just hides behind “expertise”.

It would in the best interest of public health to never hear from the Chimpster again, but his ego does get the best of him. I apologised within my own blog as I wrote it here a couple of years ago.

Chimpmanzee…. using the word “retract” is addictive and you should seek professional help – as he’s apologized before here.


Iowa Attorney General

“There remain extreme misperceptions about relative risks”

I’ll let you make your own assessment of this:

Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes


Tobacco-Free Kids: Scream Test

Pot☝️, again… (“industry worked in secret”) meet Kettle👇.

Scream Test.


FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco

As Dr. Brad Rodu explains, the FDA hides facts.

FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco


VapeMeStoopid

One of my inspirations for this blog is this woman. When I came across VapeMeStoopid on Twitter at the end of 2014, (imagine me liking someone #louder…) she was already taking no prisoners. I found someone telling it like it is, very loudly.

She was one who took heat from others for saying DON’T put stupid crap on your labels... even back then. NO topic was taboo. Period.

Proudly in 2015, we guest blogged on each others site.

I missed meeting her in Milwaukee for the ‘Billion Lives’ premier. While she stepped away from advocacy (I and others would love to see her back), we’ve corresponded just a little since then. She’s real.

So, if you remember Meg, or if you don’t know Meg and you’re interested and able, I’ve linked her GoFundMe below where you can choose to give.

Help bring my son home to me




Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerlitz on his podcast each week:

David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

VapeTithing




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote

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I AM NOT AN ANECDOTE

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

The FDA is still accepting comments about flavors and the role they play. As a consumer, it is imperative to submit your comments.

The consumer group, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, (CASAA) and industry group, Vapor Technology Association (VTA) have teamed up and created a simple form for consumers to fill out. It’s easy, and by doing so, you give authorization and “declaration” because your comments may (or may not) be printed out and/or used in other advantageous ways in fighting current and future legislation. 

I asked questions about the site established by CASAA and VTA and I received direct answers. I assure you, their site is fine.

Not only is your submission is sent to the FDA, it is also saved separately. The form (and idea) is brilliance in my opinion, and is a simple way to have your comment submitted to the FDA. 


On the 25th of June

Carl V. Phillips mentioned there was an oddity on the number of comments submitted to the Food and Drug Administration and is questioning the integrity of the comments:

“There are unconfirmed reports that anti-tobacco extremist, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is behind the astroturfing.”

CASAA Calls For Comments On FDA Plan To Regulate Flavors


CANADA

With that, and a bit of digging from Brent Stafford – in CANADA, there may be much more to the story… from spamming the FDA to who could have been responsible…

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch releases this video in a coherent and professional manner, gives us more in this video below with more questions than answers…..


CONSUMERS

As a consumer, if you’re paying attention, we are inundated and overwhelmed with half-assed information. Just fighting for the right information is hard enough.

What we should not have to be fighting is the FDA or whoever spammed comments into their system. At the time of this blog, the comment period does end Thursday, July 19th, 2018.

I don’t care what the FDA‘s problem is, I care about flavors and what it will do to deter both current and future consumers, and the industry as well.

I’m going on instinct. If their process falls apart, we’ve done our part.


#LOUDER.

Again, I strongly encourage and suggest you (and anyone who vapes) personally fill it out using their website and form by going here.

If you are uncomfortable using their site, you can also still submit directly to the FDA by  going here.


Aside from my thoughts of what a waste of time and effort this is to regulate, restrict, tax and ban flavors and nicotine… because it is NOT tobacco…  there is purpose… don’t let the FDA or anyone else shut you up.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – with a stunning manipulation with both definition(s) and science are still currently seeking information related to the role that flavors play in “tobacco” products.

If you didn’t know:

E-cigarettes, & nicotine specifically is not tobacco

There is no “gateway“. 

There is no smoke.

The FDA is also still accepting comments on “lower nicotine” in cigarettes here.

#LOUDER.




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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerliz on his podcast each week:

David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaping In The News – July 7th, 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.”




Can e-Cigarettes and Pharmaceutical Aids Increase Smoking Cessation? ~ Update on Deeming Rule Appeal ~ Vaping And Harm Reduction ~ ‘Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour ~ We’re not idiots ~ The Grey Miserable World of ‘Public Health’ ~ Plain Packaging & the TPD ~ Montana Proposal Punishes Lower Income Smokers ~ CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement ~ Truth Initiative manipulates tobacco numbers ~ Are Vapes Tobacco Products? ~ How to lie, cheat, manipulate and mislead ~ Five Years ~




Can e-Cigarettes and Pharmaceutical Aids Increase Smoking Cessation and Reduce Cigarette Consumption?

Not if anyone in power and control has anything to say about it.

Can e-Cigarettes and Pharmaceutical Aids Increase Smoking Cessation and Reduce Cigarette Consumption?


Update on Deeming Rule Appeal

1. The MRTP provision violates the First Amendment
2. Notably, they are not cigarettes, as they do not contain tobacco and there is no combustion or smoke.

I’ve heard that before and before and before and…  well… I repeat myself… a lot.

Update on Deeming Rule Appeal


Vaping And Harm Reduction: Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good

Because it is there.

Vaping And Harm Reduction: Don’t Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good


‘Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour

You can add this to your “we don’t know enough” files…

Alan Beard wrote about this  – mentioning yours truly, and the brilliance of Norbert Zillitron, Bernd Mayer, Paul Barnes…

Before you read the titled section of ‘Real-world’, please see Alan’s blog first where VAPERS knew about it, and explained it. It took them a while to catch up… but they don’t or won’t listen to US.

From Alan Beard in 2015:

Evolving Nicotine Usage and Consequences

Now you can read their “catch-up”.

‘Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour


We are not idiots.

Erica is right.


View story at Medium.com

How Vaping could disrupt Big Tobacco’s plans in Africa

Bloomberg predicts “by 2047 there will be more sales within vaping than the traditional tobacco.

MY opinion: Worldwide tobacco use would drop to -10% in less than 10 years without doing a thing if there were NO interference, regulation, restriction, tax and ban & they left consumers alone. Not just with e-cigarettes, but snus as well.

How Vaping could disrupt Big Tobacco’s plans in Africa


The Grey Miserable World of ‘Public Health’

Dick has a way with words… and I adore that.

“The hold that ‘public health’ has over politicians is astonishing, but then it’s because politicians are weak, cowardly, and ultimately incredibly stupid”

The Grey Miserable World of ‘Public Health’


Plain Packaging & the TPD

Speaking of adoration, Paul: Facts. Do. Matter.

Plain Packaging & the TPD


Montana Proposal Punishes Lower Income Smokers

EACH time professional organizations (Yep, I’m talking to you) decide to *allow & *negotiate taxes/legislation instead of fighting them and without being clear on public record = #nicotine is not tobacco…

…without clear and extreme public objection, it (industry) is settling for years of the *definition of nicotine as tobacco being *taxed & *acceptable, and the shop owner and consumer will pay the price.

Here’s an excellent example of that from Lindsey Stroud of Heartland.org.

Montana Proposal Punishes Lower Income Smokers, Is A Disservice to Tobacco Harm Reduction


CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement:

“Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading”

Louder.

Outstanding.

CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading”


Manipulation

On June 19th, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated adult smoking rates is 13.9% nationally.

On July 3rd, “Truth” Initiative put out a tweet claiming adult smoking is 17.1% nationally. I’m not sure how smoking rates went up 3.2% nationally in just two weeks but I asked my question anyway  – which will certainly be ignored.

Selective sampling…
Business plan is:

Show lowering rates to increase “we’re doing our job” and winning. Give us more money.
Show – oops – an uptick in rates – “we need to do more”. Give us more money.

Think of the children™ is required for every press release.

Deny anything. Coordinate, manipulate – and fabricate…. everything.

Tax increases at any cost…..

Covered here: Truth Initiative manipulates tobacco numbers


Are Vapes Tobacco Products?

It’s still a thing.

Are Vapes Tobacco Products? The Confused Conversation About Categorization


How to Lie, Cheat, Manipulate and Mislead

Remember Stanton Glantz‘s famous words from 1992:

“and that’s the question that I have applied to my research relating to tobacco. If this comes out the way I think, will it make a difference? And if the answer is yes, then we do it, and if the answer is I don’t know then we don’t bother. Okay? And that’s the criteria.”

This link is – more for humor and posterity on my part, and may be self-explanatory on yours… or not… because they (surely there’s manipulation with any subject matter) get the numbers, data…they get the results, and outcomes they want. Then, they give it to the public just how they would like it to be interpreted.

That, my dear readers, is why they’re so angry about Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

How to Lie, Cheat, Manipulate and Mislead using Statistics and Graphical Displays


Five years.

This could be any vape shop. I’ve had the privelege of meeting James Jarvis here in Ohio a couple times. James and his family are celebrating their monumental 5th year anniversary in a business in which government, pharma and political front groups are trying to destroy.

Employing – from my perspective – stellar people who are instrumental in the success and are recognized for their role as a team.

James, as I hope most shop owners are, is continuing with the necessity of taking on local, state and national issues with the consumer in each thought, step, testimony, letter, phone call, rally, billboard, political meeting, education, e-mail, podcast, and all the crazy “behind the scenes” things – – – no one ever really could imagine outside the mind of a shop owner (including me) is being done…to make the world a better place.

jj


More you may have missed:

#LOUDER:

Vapers: Tell the FDA You’re Not Merely An Anecdote!

From Alan Beard:

“Come on everyone else (any country from anywhere) consider signing NOW”

Act now to stop the EU vape tax

Battery safety with Reddit:

Reddit: You’re gonna blow yourself up




Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I proudly joined David on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Truth Initiative manipulates tobacco numbers

TRUTH lies

Stunning claims of a rise in tobacco use among adults for 2017 as they are now alleged to have hit 17.1% nationally just two weeks after the Food and Drug Administration’s head clearly stated it was down to 13.9%.

On June 19th, 2018, Food and Drug Administration’s Commissioner Dr. Gottlieb decided to tweet the latest statistics about the national smoking rates among adults had dropped to 13.9% for 2017.


Lies

Truth Initiative, established and relying on tobacco sales to stay in business, as part of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, decided to put out this tweet on July 3rd, 2018 claiming the “national adult smoking rate is 17.1%.”

The smoking rates went up 3.2% nationally in just two weeks? Huh.

I cannot stress this enough.

Truth Initiative claims the adult smoking rates ROSE 3.2 percent in just two weeks.


Math

Now, I’m no good in math so I recruited a mouse to do it for me… to no avail. He’s still a good rodent. Toss him some cheese for his effort!


I ask silly questions

When will they be made accountable for their accounting and other errors?

I asked Dr. Gottlieb about rectifying the issue. I predict government in action will be government inaction.

The truth is, Truth Initiative is lying.


Motivation

When a political front group disguised as an anti-tobacco group classified as a non-profit organization manipulates smoking rates because their very existence relies upon the sale of tobacco, why are they still in business…what else are they lying about?

This group, with other groups, are directly influencing and shaping laws and regulations. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is no different.

Corruption and manipulation of public opinion is their business.

Classifying “nicotine” as tobacco is just one example.

You may think wrongly that organizations such as “Truth Initiative” and “Tobacco-Free Kids” is such a worthy and monumental cause to stand behind.

You could never be further from the “Truth”.

Money, by way of funding, is their ONLY motivation. They have no initiative to tell the truth.


I can let Paul explain it better here about the “Truth”:

The Truth Shall Set Ye Fret




Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I proudly joined David on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – June 30th, 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.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



Vapers: Tell the FDA You’re Not Merely An Anecdote! ~ ACT now to stop the EU Vape Tax ~ Are e-cigarettes tobacco products? ~ Speaking of scientific integrity ~ Milestones ~ The duty of curiosity ~ Chemical Leak ~New PA budget strips Philadelphia of power to regulate cigarette sales




Vapers: Tell the FDA You’re Not Merely An Anecdote!

There are 426,863 comments as of today. I would LOVE to see a million or more. Get everyone you know who vapes to fill this out.

Vapers: Tell the FDA You’re Not Merely An Anecdote!

You can also go here as well.


ACT now to stop the EU Vape Tax

What about this? From Alan Beard:

“Come on everyone else (any country from anywhere) consider signing NOW”

Act now to stop the EU vape tax


Are e-cigarettes tobacco products?

It’s all about science. Allegedly.

First comment already in the publication garnered a double-take from me… I didn’t know there were “tobacco control products” or that they are both available in addictive and non-addictive forms.

Eric Lindblom
O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, Georgetown Univ. Law Center:

“…addictive tobacco control products are much different from those that are not.”

What? Tobacco control products? Addictive and not? You lost me…. is it just me?


Now, the question needed to be asked to professionals? Is nicotine tobacco? NO. Are e-cigarettes tobacco products? NO.

Let me say: ANYONE saying it is – is WRONG.

E-cigarettes are NOT tobacco. In fact this  –  says (bold is my emphasis):

“…this judgment is the product of policy developments around the role of the FDA and their ability to provide regulative guidance and authority relating to a range of products.”

“If all products containing nicotine derived from tobacco were labelled as “tobacco products” internationally, then nicotine replacement therapies would be classified as tobacco products, which they are clearly not.
As a scientific journal, definitions matter, and a legal ruling in a single country is not a sound basis for determining whether a certain definition is valid.”

Via Paul Barnes:

Are e-cigs tobacco products?

Via Jim McDonald:

Academic Journal Says Vapes Aren’t “Tobacco Products”


Speaking of scientific integrity:

I do love seeing no, that’s not itpointing out  dammit…  that’s not it…

Trying to find integrity. What’s good for the goose isn’t necessarily good for Alice (⬅️One of AgentAnia’s favorite blogs)…

I mean Ruth, below. She hasn’t answered me, either.


Milestones.

More anecdotal evidence….I remember smoking around 9 years old. I don’t know when I started, but I certainly know May 23rd, 2013 was the day I, and my wife I stopped.  In under 48 hours. Accidentally.


The duty of curiosity

“…..As public health advocates, we can choose to stand back and issue condemnations of a situation we don’t like. But if we are serious about health, we should invest our time and energy in changing that situation for the better.”

Clive Bates:

The duty of curiosity


Chemical Leak

I emailed Thermal Circuits directly as I saw – what didn’t seem to be right… At the publishing of this blog, I still did not receive an answer.

Jim McDonald covered this blown out of proportion “story” here:

Did a Chemical Leak Hospitalize Dozens at a Vape Factory?


New PA budget strips Philadelphia of power to regulate cigarette sales

Another pristine admission of the ponzi scheme….(bold/underlining is of course, my emphasis)…

“If governments are addicted to proceeds from the sale of tobacco products and they say that’s why they can’t protect kids, the public is going to see through that.”





Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I proudly joined David on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

 

Vaping In The News – June 23rd, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



I AM NOT AN ANECDOTE ~ David Goerlitz  ~ Smoking hits new low ~ Sufficient evidence ~ Sex, cars and e-cigarettes ~ Battery Safety ~ FDA: Full of intent, no purpose ~ Gottlieb’s Grotty Games ~ American Cancer Society Falsehood ~ My Mother Said ~E-cigarettes: Harm reduction faces obstacles ~ Tobacco Control Tactics ~ Science ~ More Science ~ Cancer




I AM NOT AN ANECDOTE

Are you? Well, explain yourself:

I AM NOT AN ANECDOTE


David Goerlitz

It gives me great pleasure to announce I have officially joined David Goerlitz on his Podcast. I’m in charge of coffee and bail.

DavidG Model Citizen Episode Three


Smoking hits new low

Shhhh… Imagine that… I’ve seen little hype about this.

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up


Sufficient evidence

Ever wondered where bias comes from? Me too. Of course, there is sufficient evidence, but if your website only link two items to the question, how can Nurses (busy as they are) be “informed”?

Are there sufficient evidence-based findings for the RN to have an informed conversation…


Sex, cars and e-cigarettes

Speaking of less harm:

Sex, cars and e-cigarettes


Battery Safety

NO laughing matter – James Jarvis has been working with Battery Solutions to properly care and dispose of batteries in his shop. Here, their site explains safety, storage and shipping of lithium-ion batteries.

This program (or one of your choosing) is an EXCELLENT way to strike up a meaningful and educational conversation with your customer(s) about battery safety and recycling.

Why wouldn’t you?

Why do lithium-ion batteries explode?


FDA: Full of intent, no purpose

Here’s where Dr. Gottlieb continues “redoubling” efforts while he tries to explain explanations on Twitter. Double-speak, if you will… and a few counters from those you probably already know….

FDA: Full of intent, no purpose for smokers.


Gottlieb’s Grotty Games

Here’s Mawsley’s take from across the pond:

Gottlieb’s Grotty Games


American Cancer Society Falsehood:

I sense a tone in Dr. Rodu’s writing. More of that, sir.

American Cancer Society’s Combustible Tobacco Statement Contains Falsehood



My mother said…

We should listen…

Guest blog: My mother said…


E-cigarettes: Harm reduction faces obstacles

WHY is that?

E-cigarettes: Harm reduction faces obstacles


Carl V. Phillips

I highly recommend reading Carl…….. because CARL.

Tobacco Control Tactics: Elephants, Big Lies And The Nigerian Prince Scam


Science

The FDA claims nicotine is tobacco. These people do not.

“notably that e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco or generate side-stream emissions…”

“E-cigarette particle concentrations decreased rapidly following exhalation due to evaporation”

Characterisation of the Spatial and Temporal Dispersion Differences between Exhaled e-cigarette mist and Cigarette Smoke.


More Science

Carbonyl emissions from a novel heated tobacco product (IQOS)

Always paying attention, Dr. Farsalinos and his team have conducted the first ever independent study comparing IQOS with the commercial tobacco cigarette and a commercial e-cigarette.

Carbonyl emissions from a novel heated tobacco product (IQOS): comparison with an e-cigarette and a tobacco cigarette


Also from me

And in other inappropriate stupidity, Dr. Sharpless of the National Cancer Institute:

Good news: “treating cancer and preventing cancer” with combustible cigarettes



Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I proudly joined David on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Good news: “treating cancer and preventing cancer” with combustible cigarettes

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Treating and preventing cancer.

Can you imagine the responsibility and privilege of announcing there is “good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer” by smoking combustible tobacco? Neither could I. This is what stupidity looks like, this is what “experts” will persuade the public to believe.

Dr. Norman E. Sharpless (bio) was sworn in as the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on October 17, 2017. Among the items on display on his “I love me” wall, he holds medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also an idiot.

Dr. Sharpless announced confidently arrogantly on Twitter on March 19th – that there was “good news” from sister organizations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Note, he didn’t link a study, no research, not even a hint of proof in his statement. View his tweet and decide if it could easily be taken out of context.

Take your time.

“Two big announcements from sister Federal agencies over the weekend. on coverage for NGS and on nicotine levels in combustible tobacco. Both good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer.”


The theory

This is how proof by assertion starts, folks. Not only is “Both good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer”a blatent and misleading LIE, it’s – according to the government, impossible, unless they’re lying about that as well.

The theory is smokers using lower nicotine cigarettes will be less “addicted” with lower levels of nicotine – and (wibbleword alert) may, might, could, or potentially smoke less – or not at all, and allegedly, they then would, could, may, might or potentially reduce their risk of “X”.

My theory (please indulge me) is if they’re minimally or “non-addictive”… smokers (kids, youth, middle-aged, elderly) will smoke all they like.

After all, the government says they’re non or minimally addictive!

Now, with “prevent and cure cancer”… that’ll be so great for.. oh never mind.

Think of the propaganda™.

Public misperception that very low nicotine cigarettes are less carcinogenic


I asked Ned directly: “Are you clarifying the reduction in nicotine in the product(s) are also reducing other cancer causing chemicals?” (By other, I did not mean nicotine itself.) No response.

Either way, NICOTINE does not cause cancer. While I am not a “qualified expert” like Ned, I’ll safely assume (and correct me if I’m wrong) combustible tobacco in any form, including “very low nicotine” (VLN) probably can’t “cure” cancer. I was STUNNED a professional would say anything close to what I read, let alone tweet it. In writing. In public.


More Clarification

As of the date of this blog, I have received NO response. Wait, I take that back.

I also asked Cliff Douglas (bio), (“VP for Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society, and faculty, University of Michigan School of Public Health”) about the theory, because this isn’t something new… although a generation has passed, it has been tried before.

By linking this 1989 article, I asked Mr. Douglass directly “what exactly will be different” here, he proudly exclaimed confidently arrogantly, “Approximately everything“.

Beyond believable, I again asked for clarification on the levels of combustion, etc. and have not received a response.

Big surprise. I also KINDLY (I know, right?) asked Cliff to prove nicotine addiction here, where, if he was “able to provide documentation with my criteria” I would personally & publicly donate $50.00 to a charity of his choice.

I’m still waiting.


I’m a curious bastard

I’ve ASKED umpteen TIMES (sorry I yelled) about combustion to various useful idiots. Health benefits… you know, I point out silly things to officials as I have hereherehere.

I’ve asked Dr. Gottlieb of the FDA about how smoking more cigarettes with lower nicotine could… well, this is becoming silly. Either way, I had JUST asked Dr. Gottlieb just the day before.

I’m asking things THEY should be explaining:

Is combustion reduced? Will health benefits increase? Are other ingredients be reduced? Will this cause more casual smokers? Can you define “minimally” or “non-addictive”? Is this nothing more than prescribing smoking? What is being added to tobacco to reduce nicotine?

 


And over…

I am redundant. Repetitive. Repeating myself. Over & Over.

And asked… Stephanie Morain (Asst. Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy with Baylor College of Medicine) in May – since she tweeted the the importance of a “substantial” reduction in tobacco-related mortality.

Nobody likes answering my questions.


That’s not all……..

Ned, among others is not alone in miraculous claims…

Here’s another idiot. Former FDA Commissioner Robert Califf:


Who do these people work for? Who makes them accountable for irresponsible statements? Where are the requirements they are held accountable?

Now, if smoking combustible tobacco causes cancer, then how could…

Oh wait….. you could be stunned to know Dihydrogen Monoxide is dangerous.

This is a public health theme scheme continuing to boil.

I should listen to Carl V. Phillips:

“There are far more of them producing lies than there are honest experts to counter them…”

Tobacco Control Tactics: Elephants, Big Lies And The Nigerian Prince Scam

I respect and admire you, Carl, but I’m not shutting up.




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FDA: Full of intent, no purpose for smokers.

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Intents and purposes

The reason for intent (objective, goal) is to have desired results from an action.

The reason for which something is done is considered purpose.


For you who say “for all intensive purposes”, stop doing that. Although, in this instance (for your entertainment and mine), there may be are short-sighted “intensive” purposes for the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act they way he does.

I’ll move on…


In another effort to have intent without purpose, Dr. Gottlieb of the FDA decided wait, was told no.. that’s not it, tweeted gleefully yesterday by following a tried and true tradition employed by politicians, “experts” & wanna-be a scientists by processing utilizing the “Think Of The Children™” script with some tweets. A favorite standby, deep with tradition used simply to manipulate public opinion.

Again.


I love and miss George Carlin. Eight seconds that will make your life more fulfilling:


The bigger the lie

Guilt. You know, the bigger the lie becomes, the harder it is to cover up.

It’s much more difficult to ignore. Gottlieb has been beaten into submission admission of the account of lower smoking rates among adults because OF e-cigarettes is obvious, yet subtle.

However, according to Dr. Gottlieb, even if kids are, according to the governments own numbers, smoking less because of e-cigarettes (they are), it is “still not an acceptable trade“.


First, allow me to point out Dr. Gottlieb “mentioned” science, almost as if it were being considered. He’s mentioned it in a different context here:

“FDA will always promote science based decision-making and seek the counsel of expert advisors”

On with the frovility extraordinary promise… of regulation.

Before you move on, allow me to point out e-cigarettesnicotine” is now defined as a “tobacco product“.

(Lowering nicotine in tobacco is another contrived “option“…)

He seems to “want” to preserve an “option”…. and may “believe”… sounds very sciency so far:

Then on the bottom…  no child… whoops… (laws) should ever (think of the children™) use a tobacco product. Still with me? Excellent.

That tweet did not go unnoticed.


Dr. Farsalinos weighed in:


Clive Bates weighed in:

(Heavily, this is 1 of 7 from Clive).


Sarah weighed in:


Amelia Howard weighed in:


I completely understand why alleged professionals can’t refuse to say what’s on their minds. I understand.

They have no balls.


This statement from Sheila Vakharia, PhD, from December will forever be one of those rare moments where professionals SPEAK UP clearly and publicly.


Clown shoes for effect:

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MY statement.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:

“If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers* regardless of age.”

It’s fine to fail using 12-17 year old kids with already *known* dangerous drugs. “Think of the children™.”

Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers


“You feed your baby nicotine in her mashed-up vegetables, and no corrupted medic has ever dared to claim this is a bad idea since nicotine is so closely associated with the B vitamin group….”

~ Chris Price

I’ll end this brief (for me) blog with sentiment from another one of mine from December:

Despite the illusion created from Dr. Gottlieb on down, (or up – from puppeteer in my opinion):

Kids sure don’t smoke like they used to.


Here’s Mawsley’s take from across the pond:

Gottlieb’s Grotty Games

 




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Vaping In The News – June 16th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors) ~ Think before you ban ~ The American Cancer Society public health statement ~  American Cancer Society Sees Zero Cancer Risk for Smokeless Tobacco ~ The elusive ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping ~ Research Shows Vaping Helps The Elderly Kick Smoking Habit ~ A Bad Deal With The Devil ~ CDC Survey Shows Teen Vaping, Use of e-Cigarettes Continuing to Fall ~ David Goerlitz ~ Privacy In The Home Legal Fund ~ Have you done this yet? ~ Battery Safety




The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors)

Speaking of children – and linked here where I’ve amateurishly covered the biggest culprit of “advertising to children” – this came across my eyes and is WELL worth the read.

The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors)


Think before you ban: The awkward case of e-cigarette flavors

Awkward!

Think before you ban: The awkward case of e-cigarette flavors


I adore Chris Baxter.

He did his very own study, results were simple and within his tweet:


The American Cancer Society public health statement on eliminating combustible tobacco use in the United States…

Initially, from the American Cancer Society, this looks good on paper. Rhetorically I ask: Are they covering their tracks, or is this an admission of guilt…..

I’ll let you decide how genuine and contradictory it seems after my (bolding) hints:

Many adults believe, erroneously, that ENDS are as harmful as combustible tobacco products…”

“ACS will provide smokers and the public with clear and accurate information available on the absolute and relative health impact of combustible tobacco products, nicotine‐based medications, ENDS and other novel tobacco products.”

“ACS will expand its existing tobacco‐control efforts and execute new comprehensive strategies to eliminate all combustible tobacco use

Then, the contradiction:

Making cigarettes and all combustible tobacco products nonaddictive offers the potential of assisting current smokers in quitting and substantially reducing the number of smokers over time.”

So much for the earlier statement of eliminating “all combustible tobacco use”…

The American Cancer Society public health statement


American Cancer Society Sees Zero Cancer Risk for Smokeless Tobacco

Speaking of the American Cancer Society grossly misleading consumers…….

American Cancer Society Sees Zero Cancer Risk for Smokeless Tobacco


Ya know… in 2016 I mentioned…. and predicted…


I’ll let you bring your nose closer to the screen:


The elusive ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping

“Few health stories garner so much hyperbolic or uncritical coverage as the claim that e-cigarettes are a “gateway” to smoking. Any study or assertion supporting this claim is catnip to journalists.”  Guy Bentley

The elusive ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping


Research Shows Vaping Helps The Elderly Kick Smoking Habit

I believe some in the industry (I’m not in) have lost their way or are only in it for the money. I know rigs with 50,000 watts of power will sell a gallon of e-liquid gold. While I’m not good with math, I also can approximate your profit on liquid (gold).

I’ve said this before and will link THIS blog each time older folks are mentioned.

The older crowd does NOT need to be intimidated or burdened with mods/clouds/bullshit and high end rigs… This is why changing coils and being cool is unnecessary to help a new vaper. Stop UPselling older people. If they want it, they’ll UPGRADE.

Something unintimidating, not complicated. They need things like cig-a-likes (Juul, MarkTen, whatever) or ego style kits FIRST.

They don’t need to have electrical / engineering degrees to switch. PERIOD.

Taste. Nic strength (and quit limiting nicotine strength!!!) and backups.

Research Shows Vaping Helps The Elderly Kick Smoking Habit


A Bad Deal With The Devil

Ah, yes… the Ponzi Scheme – from across the pond, no less. Mawsley IS awesome.

A Bad Deal With The Devil


CDC Survey Shows Teen Vaping, Use of e-Cigarettes Continuing to Fall

What? WHERE are my new teen smokers I was promised?

CDC Survey Shows Teen Vaping, Use of e-Cigarettes Continuing to Fall


David Goerlitz:

If you don’t know who David is, now you DO. I’ll be joining him on the next and future podcasts. I’ll let him introduce himself. Please, bookmark, share with your smoking AND non-smoking friends, pets, enemies… etc.

Introduction


Privacy In The Home Legal Fund

Yep, I know. Another fundraiser.  Either way – this is about freedom. You can decide if you would like to donate on your own.

“Privacy in the home against intrusive government is entitled to an unparalleled level of protection….

It does not matter that the legal activity in question is smoking cigarettes or cigars and, yes, using *electronic cigarettes, or that the home in question are the apartments of public housing residents.

Privacy In The Home Legal Fund


Have you done this yet?

Are you in the U.S.A.?

Regulations


Battery Safety:

Last but CERTAINLY not least, battery safety, via James Jarvis:

“So far, Battery Solutions has had 14 people join in on the battery recycling initiative. Lets put our best foot forward and double that number today please. Program and Jenny’s information are below.”

***The only way to get the discounted rate is to call Jenny.***

Jenny Adrian, Account Manager

(248) 446-5662

James Jarvis, President of OHVTA, is already involved in this program in Ohio with his shops. If you have any questions about this program you can contact him first here.


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Vaping In The News – June 9th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”



Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping ~ Reducing Nicotine ~ VAEP ~ FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens ~ Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017 ~ CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers? ~  Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid ~ VAPE SHOPS: BATTERY Safety ~ Lemonade Stands ~ The Ponzi Scheme




Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping

Don’t you just hate when that happens?

Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping


Radient Technologies Inc. Files Provisional Patent Application for Reducing Nicotine Levels in Tobacco

Uh huh. Because really –  “innovation related to methods for obtaining nicotine depleted tobacco, without materially altering certain desirable properties of the tobacco”… is the most important part of the plan of the F.D.A..

Radient Technologies Inc. Files Provisional Patent Application for Reducing Nicotine Levels in Tobacco



VAEP:

I’ve known (online) Kellie Ann, (member of M.O.V.E.) who did this for Canada and this for the U.S.A. for some time now… and she’s done this:


Speaking of “gateways”


FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens

Brad Rodu hits the Synar Amendment on the head. (I’ve been saying this, people!)

There is NO gateway.

FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens


Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017

AGAIN. What did I tell you? There is no gateway.

Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017


CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers?

For the thousandth time… e-cigarettes do NOT entice children to smoke.

CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers?



Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid

Do NOT restrict nicotine strength. Ever. Period.

Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid


VAPE shops: Battery safety.


Lemonade Stands

Oh, look. An INDUSTRY standing up to local governments without asking CONSUMERS for money.


The Ponzi Scheme

Well, not really the title, but it explains how dependence addiction to smokers is coming to a less than desired outcome. See, if they have smokers, they have money…. if they have less smokers… well, it’s now an unexpected losing battle for government.

Please keep smoking they need the money. Or, they’ll regulate, restrict, tax and ban until you’ve settled THEIR settlement.

Vaping Set To Wipe Out Tobacco Bonds



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Research:


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