Category Archives: Addiction

Vaping In The News–June 3rd, 2017

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Vaping In The News – May 28th – June 3rd, 2017

A Vaper’s View ~ California  ~ Cotton Candy  ~ Heat Not Burn ~ Smokers ~ Australia ~ AVA ~ Bill Godshall ~ ECVA ~ Vape Advocacy ~ Insurance ~ Batteries


A Vaper’s View

Jerry Iozzo, who I affectionately call the Marathon Man, and Jen Hoban have written this piece found in the Duluth News Tribune:

A Vaper’s View: Raising ‘smoking age’ won’t curb tobacco use


California

“the only places you’ll legally be allowed to vape in Laguna Beach will be inside homes and cars.”

California gets even crazier despite mounting evidence against gateway theory


The very reason for “control” is what?


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Cotton Candy Is NOT Marketing To Kids

Another whom I adore, Skip has something to say.

Cotton Candy is NOT Marketing To Kids

I’ve featured her before here.


Heat Not Burn

A serious & in-depth look at these products from The Fergus Mason.

Heat Not Burn


Smokers

“and if you ever make an “unhealthy” decision, then you are simply wrong and need to be controlled by your owner the government.”

It’s time to stand up for smokers’ rights


Isn’t it your job to know more?

The woman misinforming folks below is “President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics”.

Chris Baxter explains what she obviously doesn’t “know”.


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Australia

They LIKE cigarettes. Those aren’t going anywhere.

Gone in 60 seconds: Govt backs vaping law then announces inquiry one minute later

Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia


 AVA

The AVA supports this bill.

AVA Submits Letter in Support of H.R. 2194 to Rep. Duncan Hunter


Bill Godshall

From the Hartland hearings.

 


EVCA

VILLAGE OF HARTLAND, WISCONSIN HEARINGS


Vape Advocacy

Jim McDonald asks “Who do you trust?”

Vape advocacy: what is worth supporting?


Insurance.

The regulation of NICOTINE as tobacco has much farther reaching issues.

This on the surface, seems “better”.

E-Cigarettes and Life Insurance


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Batteries

If you’re a vendor, you need to take note. Vendors, battery safety is paramount. Include a pamphlet – talk to your customers  – OFFER battery cases!!!!!

Stay away from ambulance chasers.

I HATE linking this, so it is here using a “do not link” code.

The Dangers of Vaping: A Primer on Litigating Exploding E-Cig Cases

Vapers! THINK. Battery safety links here and here.


WORLDWIDE Daily news, Monday – Friday from my friends:

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Nicotine Is Not Addictive.

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Nicotine is NOT addictive.

The world has been manipulated into believing that nicotine itself is addictive. It isn’t.

Decades of the assertion of nicotine addiction is wrong. Millions of smokers have been lied to. Millions have believed the addictive property in cigarettes is nicotine alone by default or design.

MILLIONS have tried to “quit or die” with “approved” methods.

The assertion of nicotine “addiction” by “public health” is profitable and absurd.


Where IS the PROOF?

Is there proof of the global claim of addiction to nicotine without tobacco?

I decided to challenge that.

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge.

No one was able to produce any overwhelming evidence of addiction to nicotine without tobacco or MAOI’s.

They didn’t prove themselves right.

It also raised funds with a net total of $560.06 for ecigarette-research.org.


How Can That Be?

Hearing it for nearly three decades, the generation under 50 assumes this claim is true.

Because you’ve been led to believe force-fed information.

Propaganda.

“Tobacco and nicotine are addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.”


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Wikipedia has a link describing nicotine (in and with tobacco) as

“Nicotine is highly addictive.”

It also states “Nicotine constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco”

“This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking.”

Tobacco with all the other chemicals may be “addictive”, but nicotine itself is not.

Do you really believe “.06% up to 3%” is the addictive part with all the other chemicals?

This is a list of what the FDA determines to be the “other chemicals and additives” (or what they consider the “Established List”) in cigarettes.

One, with half a brain might think all those additives in tobacco could be the reason for “addiction”. Well – evidently not. It must be the nicotine.

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A Nicotine Lie Is Born

In 1988, the Surgeon General released this report setting the phrase “nicotine addiction” into anti-smoking and eventually what has become “tobacco control” folklore.

By design, the anti-smoking establishment took a deep manipulative smoke-free breath in unison – and went, yeah, nicotine addiction. We can use that.

Contrived? Absolutely.

Created false nicotine theory
to manipulate smokers
into thinking they are addicted

Surgeon General's report 1988, The two other anti-tobacco experts, Neal Benowitz and Jack Henningfield were the jointly responsible scientific editors of the 639-page official Surgeon General’s Report: “Nicotine Addiction” in 1988.

According to the court documents the two experts both had solid economic cooperation on smoking cessation products with many pharmaceutical companies since the 1980s – Neal Benowitz as a professional consultant for several pharmaceutical companies that produce smoking cessation products, while Jack Henningfield earned most of his income from his own business companies which have had long-standing partnerships with Glaxo and Pfizer.

That above is here:

Anti-smoking experts paid by Big Pharma

“Lying about “nicotine” addiction becomes addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.”


They Couldn’t Wait To Help

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Smoking bans, laws and (bookmark alert) —> anti-smoking groups went berzerk. Patches, gums, etc. were set and soon “in place” to “help” smokers.

Public health, anti-smoking groups now tobacco control “groups” have (used) gotten away with stating nicotine addiction for DECADES, never separating tobacco or all the additives in the manufacturing process (MAOI’s) with a simple proof by assertion, the whole world “believes” very quickly, that nicotine itself, is addictive. Government goes along for the ride.


Please, Keep Smoking

When you wanted to stop smoking, you had it set in your mind via the brainwashing you’ve had most or all your life. Patch. Gum. Approved methods. You take the word of experts who should know better, run to the local drug store or supermart and load up on essentially useless products.

The world of anti-tobacco, pharmaceuticals and government, by design deception, have manipulated public opinion.

Remember above?

“Tobacco and nicotine are addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.”

Proof by assertion:

Proof by assertion, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction. Sometimes, this may be repeated until challenges dry up, at which point it is asserted as fact due to its not being contradicted (argumentum ad nauseam).

There are stats to show how well poorly the patch and gum are helping folks stop smoking at a whopping 93% failure rate here.

Profits from nicotine replacement “therapies” are addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.


An Addiction To Revenue

Nicotine gum was around in 1967, but commercially available in 1978.

The nicotine patch came on the market in 1992

The Tobacco Companies Were Right

Shortly thereafter, in 1994, the tobacco companies were put on the spot, in my opinion, to look like villains – to make the public record look as if they were lying, and make the pharmaceutical companies much more profitable.


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Wouldn’t most or all of us, if “addicted” to nicotine alone, have

  • Smoked more and more cigarettes every day to increase our “nicotine” levels?
  • Continually use higher MG patches going up instead of “stepping down”?
  • Chewed copious amounts of nicotine gum until our cheeks exploded?
  • Become “junkies”, gone on crime sprees and lived on the streets?
  • Seen a huge worldwide black market for nicotine gum & patches?

Willful Manipulation And Deception

“Experts” willfully, with malice, have the answer – and give you what you’re supposedly addicted to, to help you become free from your addiction.

That, my friend, is business 101 charlatanism defined.

I’ll let you ponder that as I keep typing.

The phrase “nicotine addiction” became profitable by the 1990’s.

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From This:  (Bookmark alert) Big Drugs Nicotine War

“Keeping people smoking by saying replacement “therapies” work is “as addictive as alcohol, cocaine, and heroin”.


An Addiction To Lying

ALWAYS referring to tobacco, never without. An alleged expert in her field.


The more you fail at an addiction you don’t have, the more job security there will be.


If “Nicotine IS Addictive”

Here’s an example of an alleged “expert” using misdirection.

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Then – there’s a contradiction. It either IS addictive or it is not.

There’s no “depends”. It makes “experts” look assertive, but uneducated.

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To presume, assume, portray and assert the “fact” that nicotine itself is THE addictive ingredient in tobacco is unsubstantiated, contrived and incorrect.

I’ve asked for proof of addiction to nicotine without tobacco. Repeatedly. Replies were either completely ignored, or amusing to some extent.

Without proof that nicotine itself “IS” addictive, it’s not as easy an answer to – lie about.

I looked. Asked politely, and sometimes not so politely. Then I looked some more.

Facebook. Emails.

Becoming a pain in the ass, I’ve asked “important people”. I’ve asked wannabe’s with PhD’s, top experts on addiction.

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“Tobacco control – experts – “, T.V. doctors, the Centers for Disease Control, The Food & Drug Administration, the Surgeon General and even asked Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson on Twitter. I wanted anyone to show proof that – without tobacco – nicotine “is” addictive.

I’ve asked the Lung, Heart, Cancer and other organizations like the American Medical Association. You name it, I’ve asked.

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Not one could produce evidence to show addiction without using tobacco or MAOI’s.

They all say use those approved “cessation” methods.

Imagine my surprise.


Multi-Billion Dollar Lies

I asked Mr. Zercher of 22nd Century. According to his Twitter account, he is

“VP BD @_xxiicentury (cig w less nicotine than a tomato? yep), fmr head of #americanspiritcigarettes.”

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He’s done research (funded by the FDA). Surely, with the progress and innovation of creating a cigarette with “less nicotine than a tomato”, he’s done some research. He of all people – he’s got answers.

See, he’s got a cigarette with less nicotine in it. That tells me he’s got evidence that nicotine is the addictive property in tobacco, not the tobacco.

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I covered his portion of the multi-billion dollar, global industry (that I’m still waiting to prove me wrong) here:

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I’m also still waiting for you to find it, Mr. Zercher.

Convincing smokers that nicotine is addictive is a multi-billion dollar global lie.


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What I could find

Before the challenge was proposed publicly, I did some homework. Hell, I’ve been doing homework for 3+ years. To really scour the world for addiction to nicotine without tobacco was a task.

Once I published the challenge, I expected to be bombarded with studies, data, science and proof that nicotine, without tobacco – IS addictive. Instead, I was expectedly told to “change the criteria”. Huh.

Why? If it IS addictive – after all these years – where is the data?


With no real assistance or help from the “experts”, I found the following on my own:

This one, with my favorite word “can” and of 18 people, does not show addiction.

Nicotine reinforcement in never-smokers.

Read the title twice before you click this next one….

Three Decades of High-Dose Nicotine Gum Dependence Treated With Nicotine Patches.

A survey (unacceptable for the purpose of the challenge) showing less than one percent.

Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers

I found this as well:

Nicotine self-administration

This is a paywall: (1985)

Physical Dependence on Nicotine in Gum A Placebo Substitution Trial

And “Effects of withdrawal from long-term nicotine gum use” – Psychol Med 1985;15:891-893

Effects of withdrawal from long-term nicotine gum use

Really. With all the “as addictive” claims, why are there so few “sort of” references?

Because nicotine addiction doesn’t exist.

Added 5/12/17:

This one – claims the scientific evidence… but…. seems to reinforce a whole lot of nothing except the assertion…

The scientific case that nicotine is addictive.

Added 5/31/17

This cannot possibly apply to nicotine as a discrete substance even when delivered in a cigarette. The problem with a regular intake of nicotine in a cigarette is all the collateral damage caused by smoking.

Via Harry Shapiro:

Nicotine in the News – 29 May


WHY IS THIS DISMISSED?

Finally, ignored since 2011, Hanan Frenk and Reuven Dar submitted this to the Harm Reduction Journal:

We show that the nicotine addiction model presented in this chapter, which closely resembles its 22 years old predecessor, could only be sustained by systematically ignoring all contradictory evidence.

Their link is here:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data: Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General


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Final thoughts.

To question this topic has brought understandably varied levels of criticism among peers, and dismissal due to the assertion of addiction by some professionals without separating tobacco from the equation. I was asked repeatedly to change the criteria.

In giving advice on smoking cessation, the perception of being addicted to “nicotine” itself, then suggesting a “step-down method” with nicotine products is a questionable at best.

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Blaming smokers for “not trying hard enough” and telling them it takes many tries is no longer acceptable.

If it were the nicotine itself, not the tobacco, chemicals and maoi’s introduced to enhance tobacco, there would be merit for these products for cessation.

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“NRT” and cessation devices do not work. Public health and the manufacturers have known this all along and gone along with the illusion. Nicotine Replacement “therapies” are like any other homeopathic or snake oil remedy.

If you are an expert, please – feel free to comment on this blog and prove addiction to nicotine without tobacco.

This is now a perpetual challenge. I’ll wait.


Here’s a list of other valuable resources.

The FDA themselves say:

“although any nicotine-containing product is potentially addictive, decades of research and use have shown that NRT products sold OTC do not appear to have significant potential for abuse or dependence.

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines

IS Nicotine Addictive?

All You Need To Know About Nicotine

Belief about Nicotine Modulates Subjective Craving and Insula Activity in Deprived Smokers.

Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings

A Good Side To Nicotine

Nicotine – the basics

Why Is Smoking Addictive? It’s Probably Not Just Nicotine, Despite What We’ve Been Told For Years

How much nicotine kills a human?

Do smokers self-administer pure nicotine? A review of the evidence.

Endovasc develops slow release nicotine liposome for angiogenesis: Growing new blood vessels around blocked arteries

What medical ‘experts’ hide: Nicotine does NOT cause cancer

Nicotine is not valid proof of smoking.

A review of relative risk perceptions across smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement therapy and combustible cigarettes.

Diminishing Dependency

Does Nicotine Cause Vasoconstriction?

Nicotine, The Wonder Drug?

The myth of nicotine addiction

Why You Should Use Nicotine (And Why You Wont Become Addicted)

Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm

List Of Nicotine Articles / Chris Price (ecigarette-politics.com)

Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Nicotine Wrong?

Nicotine treatment of mild cognitive impairment

Dependence on tobacco and nicotine

Research in Review: Nicotine addiction studied at ETSU

Do additives make tobacco more addictive?

What Does Nicotine Do To Your Body? The answer might surprise you…

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition Dramatically Increases the Motivation to Self-Administer Nicotine in Rats

Role of dopamine in the behavioural actions of nicotine related to addiction.

Is Nicotine Bad? 28 Proven Health Effects of Nicotine

Titration Theories

Dispelling Myths about Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Which Is More Addictive, Coffee or Nicotine? If You’re Asking, You Can’t Understand the Answer

 

“Clinically, very few users of NRT become dependent on it”…. page 53.

From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)

Brian L. Carter

Father Jack:


This crossed my eye for reference.

Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What’s the Difference?


Addicted to Fraud? Health Care Industry Forced to Return Nearly $2 Billion to Taxpayers Under False Claims Act


Added 5/10/17

Speaking of fraud:

Censorship of addiction research is an abuse of science


Added 5/16/17

I can’t make this stuff up.

“The research, published today (Tuesday 16 May) in the journal Scientific Reports, adds to the Chittka lab’s understanding of how bees – insects with a brain no bigger than a pinhead – can perform complex tasks.”

Nicotine enhances bees’ activity


Added 5/17/17

That study is here:

Attrition during a randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine content cigarettes as a proxy for understanding acceptability of nicotine product standards


Nicotine Resources:

Resources:

International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations: INNCO

Nicotine Science And Policy

New Nicotine Alliance

Global Forum On Nicotine


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:

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Raising FUNDS for E-Cigarette Research

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Dr. Farsalinos is well aware of this fundraiser. I’ll make this as brief as I can.

Think back to when you first looked for research on e-cigarettes. You were (and still are) finding glorified journalism and public health websites choosing to tell a fabricated story.

(I’ve covered that here)

At times, you’d find fiction.


In the world of e-cigarette research, one name stands out from the crowd. Dr. Farsalinos.

Dr. Farsalinos is a Cardiologist.


I We are raising money HERE  for Dr. Farsalinos and his team of researchers.

(Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge)


Why did I choose his team?

Because I trust him and his team to tell me the truth about what they discover, regardless of what they find. They do this to relay proper and unbias information to the consumer, good or bad. Period.

He is providing us with information.

“Unbiased, reliable – full access” information.

We can’t expect him and his team to do his research for free.

I access and refer to his work constantly. SO do you.


He speaks around the 48-minute mark here:

Global Forum On Nicotine


So, to clarify, this GoFundMe fundraiser is about

  • Raising funds for Dr. Farsalinos and his team at ecigarette-research.org
  • Requesting Public Health, Anti-Tobacco, Tobacco Control and other professionals to provide documentation and prove “addiction to nicotine” with the criteria provided.
  • Proving or disproving the “addiction to nicotine” claim without tobacco or MAOI’s.

Why did I choose nicotine addiction as the subject?

Because powerful people in powerful positions have asserted themselves for decades by saying nicotine is addictive, and it raises awareness.

I painstakingly went through the criteria and sought advice from many I trust before submitting this challenge (and will blog about it about it once it’s over).


What happens to your donation?

If nicotine addiction is proven with the criteria:

Only 5% of the funds collected (minus fees) go to my most detested organization

👉  The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The rest of the funds collected 95%  (minus fees) 


If it unproven, unchallenged (expected), ignored or does not meet the criteria,

100% of the funds (minus fees) 👉


Here is why I say nicotine is not addictive:

Along with things like this, this and this  – there’s this:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data


Here is what Joe Gitchell said when I asked what he thought about the challenge:


If you want to have lives depending on “expert” opinions and hypothesis with the “we’re in control” offices of Glantz, Chapman, McKee, Malone and Capewell, be my guest.

We need further unbias, objective research without conflict of interest.


Donate, spread this around. Change the world.

I encourage you to tag and post it everywhere you know experts will see it. Make them think. Put them to the test. Ask them questions.

Give them the chance to answer the challenge on my blog.

The goal for this campaign is set at $25,000.00.

Sharing is caring. Go here and thank you in advance.


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 Medical, Research, Science Professionals

Research


Politics

E-Cigarette Politics 


Consumers Groups

A Billion Lives

This isn’t over:


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Vaping In The News – March 25th, 2017

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Vaping In The News – March 19th – 25th, 2017

Nicotine Addiction ~ Canada ~ Austrailia ~ Professor Glantz ~ E-cigarette myths should go up in smoke ~ Dr. Farsalinos ~ Common Sense ~ Conspiracy ~ Battery Safety ~ A New Leaf: Vaping, E-Cigs & The Future of Tobacco at SXSW 2017


FUNDRAISER

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge.

This is a fundraiser for ecigarette-research.org for further research by Dr. Farsalinos and his colleagues and a challenge for public health to prove nicotine addiction without tobacco or MAOI’s.

So far the challenge has raised $215.00, and one challenge has been submitted.

While many have been shown the challenge, there have been no submissions from “public health experts“:

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge


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Canada:

Tobacco is safe. It’s just formalities.

David Sweanor…has been refused the opportunity to testify on Bill S-5 before the Senate Standing Committee of Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI).

You can show your support here with this ThunderClap:

#LetDavidSpeak:


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Australia:

More formalities. Tobacco is still safe.

I will remind you of Clive Bates:

Do not read this or discuss it and in no circumstances should you comment

Then you can read this.

Scheduling delegate’s final decisions, March 2017.


Africa

They don’t want vaping in Africa. They like tobacco. Good to know.


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The Emporer has blogged.

Glantz, who isn’t one of the elite royalty mentioned in this report, decided “As one of the 120 “leaders” who responded to the poll used to construct this document”, he strongly objects to the use of the subtitle, and spelled “necessarily” incorrectly as “necessarity” wrong – which leads one to believe he may, might, could  – or it is possible, he’s an idiot.

If you’re unfamiliar with Professor Glantz, he’s covered here from Paul: Rotund Reaver.

I’ve blogged about the mechanical genius here and here.

New report does not necessarity reflect “the views of 120 leaders in tobacco control”


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Tobacco Control Experts

Tobacco control experts have so much blood time on their hands – they have to waste time with a conspiracy session.

Drink the tea, Alice – find yourself a nice mushroom stool.

Control has wasted over 50 years sitting on the floor with crayons – pretending to “fight”.


More of this, please

In their zeal to punish the evil tobacco industry, many have thrown the baby out with the bathwater by ignoring scientific evidence, mislabeling e-cigarettes as dangerous tobacco products and stifling, and restricting access to, a technology that helps tens of thousands of people — perhaps more — safely and effectively quit smoking every year.

E-cigarette myths should go up in smoke


Speaking of Dr. Farsalinos

“He pointed to the example of a conference organised by the tobacco industry in Brussels last year, where scientists were sent letters criticising their participation by a US anti-smoking group – even though they had no links to the tobacco industry.”

Researcher claims ‘academic McCarthyism’ over e-cigarettes

One letter sent was here:

The criticisms Dr. Farsalinios speaks of in the quote with 7 others is here.

The URL was definitely not the title of the article:

www.heraldscotland. com/news /15166477.Scientist_defends_links_between_Big_Tobacco_and_vaping_industry/?ref=rss

Now, this has story has two parts, and Phil called it.

Dr. Farsalinos was misinterpreted in the article:

My job is to defend science and evidence, not any industries. In that respect, and after waiting for 24h for the journalist to revise, I am obliged to denounce an article published in the Sunday Herald Scotland in which I am MISINTERPRETED as defending links between the tobacco and vaping industries and characterizing attacks on research into vaping funded by Big Tobacco were a form of “academic McCarthyism”.

Dr. Farsalinos’ full response is here:

Defending science, NOT industries: denouncing an article in the Sunday Herald Scotland


A bit of common sense:

Berkeley Professor Uses Common Sense To Back Vaping


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Battery Safety

UL will be testing “tobacco products”:

UL, a leading global safety science organization, is announcing acceptance of product submittals of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, for construction evaluation, testing and North American certification.

E-Cigarette Construction Evaluation Now Provided by UL

Battery safety is also covered here, here & here


What Jason is LINKING to is HERE.


A New Leaf: Vaping, E-Cigs & The Future of Tobacco at SXSW 2017.

It’s an hour well worth spending with Cynthia Cabrera, Dr.Sally Satel, and  David Sweanor, J.D.


NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

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You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn

You can follow me on this blog!


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 


Consumers Groups:


A Billion Lives

This isn’t over:


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More to come.

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Alice in TobaccoLand.

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According to Wikipedia, Tobacco control “is a field of international public health science, policy and practice dedicated to addressing tobacco use and thereby reducing the morbidity and mortality it causes”.

Let me break that down.

Public health science.  It also says practice.

Dedicated to addressing tobacco use via public health science, policy and practice.

Thereby reducing morbidity and mortality it causes.

It says mortality, not morality.

If the morality on vaping products doesn’t cease, the mortalities will continue.


Down the rabbit hole.

There are hundreds of organizations dedicated to addressing tobacco use. Those organizations are normally funded, among other things, by tobacco use. The Master Settlement Agreement, taxes, government grants and funding by pharmaceuticals trying convincing researchers to see “their side” so the FDA will trust & approve it are all part of the bigger picture. Don’t want any of them chasing us down the rabbit hole now, do we?

Let us have some tea, shall we?

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Tobacco control for the cessation world, involves “approved methods”, counseling, quit lines & other mythical suggestions in tobacco-land such as the always encouraging “quit or die”, you’re not trying hard enough… as smokers travel down the stop smoking hole…

Along come vaping products. Contested? Hot topic? Absolutely. Proof? Yep. Doubts? As far as your fingers can tweet or read in the media in the U.S.A..

It seems simple, really. Less tobacco use by smokers with an alternative in ANY way possible by anyone in the public health field, or by organizations like the Heart, Lung or Cancer associations…would be immediately and swiftly encouraged……well – that, my readers seems to be a fairy tale.

On to “Alice”.


To be balanced there has been some tweeting of vaping products as an alternative. I can’t possibly search for them all, but DID get a “maybe” here in 2015.


Here, in 2014, there was “waiting on evidence”.


Smokers falling a long way seem to always land in a hall with many locked doors….and a table appears… with concoctions and promises of cures to the smoker trying to stop with “try me” and “use as directed” and “FDA approved”. What do they feel, those trying so hard?

Shame.

Without success, a smoker is shamed regardless of the method chosen. (That is Tobacco Control training 101, is it not?)  Shamed, by everyone and their brother – who have been taught that forEVER.

Frustration.

Despite the EFFORT to cease tobacco use, the tobacco plant has nicotine. The cigarette has -how many other- chemicals that also MAKE tobacco addictive by design. Nicotine itself is not addictive, but the world doesn’t know – because they’ve been taught that as well… so they offer nicotine “replacement” therapies. (Love that word “therapy”).

Disillusion.

After multiple attempts for various reasons – be it poor health, children, mortality sinking in, whatever the personal decision was to try -the quit attempt fails or is aborted and the tobacco control machine turns to spin cycle. Round & round the smoker goes, falling down the rabbit hole.


We don’t know enough -about- long term effects. We know enough despite our own government’s challenge of regulations – we’ve stopped smoking -many accidentally- in a way NO other product or advice has come close to succeeding with on our journey down the hole. We communicate with each other via twitter, facebook and more. Learning daily. Empowered, making an impact.

As for long term effects? Well – we’re not smoking – if it were EXACTLY the same risk – I certainly wouldn’t have a blog.


Know enough, Alice. Make a commitment. Part of the perils of knowing enough is learning as much as you can, without bias and being able to relay that knowledge to others seeking information.

Speaking fluently with truth and conviction, will come naturally.


Long term:

agent

What is your definition of a long term study?

Supportive & hopeful methods are applied here.

BUT


The Pool of Tears

“Alice swims through her own tears and meets a mouse, who is swimming as well. She tries to make small talk with him in elementary French –  but her opening gambit “Où est ma chatte?” (“Where is my cat?”) offends the mouse and he tries to escape her.”

That’s the thing about Alice. Clarity. I’m still not sure how clear she is. I need some more tea!


RUTH


Pig and Pepper

“The Cheshire Cat appears in a tree, directing her to the March Hare’s house. He disappears, but his grin remains behind to float on its own in the air, prompting Alice to remark that she has often seen a cat without a grin but never a grin without a cat.”

 A Mad Tea-Party

“Alice becomes a guest at a “mad” tea party along with the March Hare, the Hatter, and a very tired Dormouse who falls asleep frequently, only to be violently woken up moments later by the March Hare and the Hatter. The characters give Alice many riddles and stories…”

   I cannot tell.


 Yes. That’s where a consumer could choose an alternative to tobacco.


Not sure about you, but the ‘real world’ is where we are using #e-cigarettes instead of tobacco.


 I’m as authentic as they come. Lorien is also. I troll her more than I troll you. 🙂

Ahhh…. nicotine. That’s another of my blogs.


  Potential? Huh. Safer but too early to be so blithely reassuring?


 See – told you Lorien is authentic. Genuine & approved.


 Which are you, proponent or opponent?


Alice, involved in a paper with C. Gartner:

Dueling letters: which one would you sign?


In 2014, DO INDEED was capitalized for emphasis. I appreciate that.


Advice from a Caterpillar

I appreciate the fact that “Alice” is willing to engage with most on twitter. As you know, most of her colleagues will block and never engage.

Simon Chapman and Stan GlANTZ are two examples of (legaleeze: may, might, could) conniving denying monkeys. (Haven’t blogged Capewell or McKee yet.)

Everyone tweets something they regret at one time or another. We’re all human  -except the jury isn’t in on @Entropy72 yet.

This is where I was actually shocked at you. I know from another – personal experience when a professional diagnosis became a lawsuit to a “commoner”. Thing is, we’re professionals just like you. All walks of life, including mental health.

 You took your well deserved lumps.

Then you did it again…….

I couldn’t tell if you were joking on this one any more than I can tell your true position on less harm with vaping products.

So off we go to the final chapter of Alice In TobaccoLand…


Alice’s Evidence

The Queen shouts her familiar “Off with her head!” but Alice is unafraid, calling them out as just a pack of cards, just as they start to swarm over her.

You engage with anecdotal vapers quaintly without making a statement. Teetering on a picket fence without committing. Rocking back and forth. A dangerous line of indecision. I strongly suggest focusing your eyes on the ball. Less tobacco use for the public. I imagine the implications of a “well respected by her peers” professional like yourself facing one of two possibilities.

  1. You’ll be ostracized by them by merely stating the emperor has no cloths. (Think of the thousands of twitter friends you’ll gain!)
  2.  You’ll empower them to take the stand with you, realizing the potential of millions of smokers very lives hang in the frustrating and disillusioned balance.

Either way, you can’t win, I suppose. Indignant irreverence for your own chosen profession, recognizing the “public” in public health and the public it intends to serve -at least at face value- is unacceptable.

You yourself are a Professor, a nurse, an environmental activist. The Editor of BMJ Tobacco Control Journal. You cannot convince me you’re set on sitting in the middle in a rocking chair on a fence. Being pragmatic  <–(funny that link mentions a unicorn) is “real-world application”.

I am the real world. This is not a guessing game, and lives are at stake. TAKE your eyes “OFF the ball” of tobacco for a moment. Vaping products are being regulated, restricted, taxed & banned as if – tobacco control’s livelihood – is at stake. Rather than being accepted as one way to become the end game, it is the ball they have become.

Speak to colleagues – some who are active tobacco control members around the world, all who have professional titles. They aren’t some rogue set of flunkies, they are your counterparts. Colleagues. Each are aiming for the same goal. Tobacco harm reduction. Here, at M.O.V.E..

Once you’ve done so, you can decide which this is. Real harm reduction, where you can join other members of M.O.V.E. and take a stand publicly against the fire and brimstone establishment  – who don’t like to be tested….

Or grab a match… pick your poison… and let the cards fall where they may.

cards


I invited you to the A Billion Lives premier, you respectfully declined.  (I was serious.)

I KNOW they’re going to be in California, I hope you go. Take Glantz with you.


Finally, If I’ve offended you in any way, shape or form, good.

Check Clive’s “Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you

for reference.

You shouldn’t be offended, though. Did you see what I wrote about Simple Simon Chimpmanzee?

.

I hope you don’t block me and we’ll continue learning from each other.

It is about health, after all.


Speaking of health, this one’s fresh off the Dick Puddlecoat press:

Desperately Seeking Dictatorship.


Ruth Malone:

Via Tobacco Control BMJ

Via UCSF


Update 10/22/16:

Ruth has written this

“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.”

 

That is in full here:

The Race to a Tobacco Endgame

 


health

FIGHT:

THESE are national consumer and industry organizations in the United States who keep US informed.


August8th.org

A BILLION LIVES

E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

If you are a Medical Professional  go HERE.

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Nicotine Addiction. Smoking, E-Cigarettes & You.

slavetonicotine


Nicotine. The integral part of the addiction to smoking. You must have it. It’s determined that your addiction to nicotine is just as hard to break as heroin by experts worldwide. That’s pretty powerful.

You’re an addict. You just can’t seem to get the monkey off your back. You’ve become accustomed to a certain level of this  substance, you can’t function without it.

You’ll continue your quest any way you can, up to and including smoking beyond health issues. Shame on you.

This tactic tobacco control & public health uses saying “nicotine is addictive” has a term called “proof by assertion.” Wikipedia’s definition of proof by assertion is “an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly re-stated regardless of contradiction.”

Spoiler alert: tobacco is addictive. Nicotine, without additives, has never proven to be addictive on its own, specifically with non-smokers or never-smokers. These assertive claims need to be addressed properly.


You’re not trying hard enough! You’re weak!  You don’t have it in you!

Take a walk. Fly a kite. Do something useful.

TRY AGAIN.

Use these “APPROVED METHODS

It CAN’T be what the FDA determines to be the “other chemicals and additives” (or what they consider the “Established List” in cigarettes!)

Noooo….. not those!

It’s GOT to be THE NICOTINE!

That’s what you’ve been LED to believe.

I should have titled this blog:

Nicotine Addiction. Smoking, E-Cigarettes & Other Lies.


Statement from specialists in nicotine science and public health policy

Not so fast, experts. You’re incorrect.

If you believe I’m wrong, PLEASE link your studies showing nicotine without tobacco/MAOI’s – below in the comment section.

I look forward to them and I “approve” EVERY comment on this blog.


Nicotine. Part of the propaganda that governments, health, tobacco control organizations, doctors & other “experts” are accustomed to spewing. They must speak it in order for you to believe it.

They’ve determined – in their infinite wisdom, that nicotine is the only reason you keep smoking.

Nicotine is not addictive


Added 4/30/16:

This:

nicotinecontrived

is from THIS:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data:

Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General


THIS one is interesting:

nicotinewar.JPG

From This:  Big Drugs Nicotine War


Updated 8/26/16

Via Chris Price: Is there a maximum limit to nicotine tolerance?


They’ve CONVINCED themselves into convincing you. They’ve become accustomed to the myth, and their quest to keep that myth alive any way they can, up to and including your demise. They will guilt trip you into believing this myth.

Really.

More EVIL and condescending shame on you here, you – you —- smoker you.


Added 3/18/17

Created false nicotine theory
to manipulate smokers
into thinking they are addicted

Surgeon General's report 1988,

The two other anti-tobacco experts, Neal Benowitz and Jack Henningfield were the jointly responsible scientific editors of the 639-page official Surgeon General’s Report: “Nicotine Addiction” in 1988.

According to the court documents the two experts both had solid economic cooperation on smoking cessation products with many pharmaceutical companies since the 1980s – Neal Benowitz as a professional consultant for several pharmaceutical companies that produce smoking cessation products, while Jack Henningfield earned most of his income from his own business companies which have had long-standing partnerships with Glaxo and Pfizer.

That is here:

Anti-smoking experts paid by Big Pharma


*Update 12/6/15

Does Nicotine Cause Vasoconstriction?

nicotinevasoconstriction


Is Nicotine Addictive?

*Update 3/17/16:

According to this 2014 Discovery Magazine article is “not the great satan”:

Nicotine, The Wonder Drug?

*added 3/17/16:

*The myth of nicotine addiction

*A letter from Professor Molimard to HSA

*Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Nicotine Wrong?


4/09/16:

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Via:

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition Dramatically Increases the Motivation to Self-Administer Nicotine in Rats

http://m.jneurosci.org/content/25/38/8593.full


Added 4/17/16:

Role of dopamine in the behavioural actions of nicotine related to addiction.


Updated 4/18/16

28 Proven Health Benefits of Nicotine (and 4 potential risks)


 **Added 4/27/16:

“Clinically, very few users
of NRT become dependent on it”…. page 53.
From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)

So, arm yourself with the answer to IS Nicotine Addictive? –  and answer this question….

what do they ever mean “nicotine is addictive”? Where do they get that from?

It’s NOT.

nicotinebiebart


Added 9/13/16:

Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings

Specifically, with non-tobacco users and the patch:

nicotine addiction patch

More on that statement:

Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3466669/


Well – what does addict you to smoking?

You could go- here for additives in cigarettes

and here for the alleged nicotine causes cancer statement….

and here where rats aren’t even interested when coerced…..

I could go on.

I’ll let you read what Paul says about the Evils of Nick O’Teen!


The CDC said

9 million people are now using e-cigarettes

in the United States. GOOD.

I think their estimate is low – but it’s a nice round figure with some punch.

Sounds wonderful.

NINE MILLION NON SMOKERS!

regulaterestricttaxbanmath

You don’t think their ponzi scheme would last forever did you?

You thought those MSA funds would last forever?

Wouldn’t you think they’d want you off TOBACCO instead of NICOTINE?



The FDA themselves say:

nicotineaddiction

~But that’s for the approved “magical” nicotine~


The FDA has deeming regulations.

Go here and do something about that.

Then go here as well.



So what have e-cigarette users said already about nicotine use?

Alan describes it here with some interesting points:

Evolving Nicotine & Usage.


What about relapses, Alan?

Relapse Prevention


Added 10/09/16

via Fergus Mason & Black Note:

Attention VENDORS:

Where has all the nicotine gone?

 


How does Chris Price of ecigarette-politics  answer the following question?

Why do some vapers use strengths greater than 20mg?


Randy did a survey about this very subject here in full.

In PDF format: Nicotine And Flavor Preferences Survey Results

In Excel format: Nicotine And Flacor Preferences Survey Results


But… what if I smoke AND use an e-cigarette?

Dual Use is covered here!


“Were you worried about your nicotine level/intake specifically with your e-cigarette use?

19Here’s just the last 50 comments left, unedited, from that question.


I use nicotine for the throath hit. I have accidentially tried 0mg (because i used a 100W tank and nic just isnt fun in those). I tried it for a few months and i didn’t have any redraw effects. the only thing i missed was the troathfeel so i went back to that amount that gives me the best feel.
Thursday, Oct 8th 5:13PM


I started at 24 mg and then it started feeling “too much” so I went to 18 mg and stayed there for about 2 years. I dropped to 12 mg because I thought I should drop down and it was a hard adjustment but I made it through okay. Now if I use a sub ohm tank I will vape 6 mg, but my all day vape is 12 mg. It works for me and that’s where I’m staying.
Thursday, Oct 8th 11:23AM


i am aiming for 0 nicotine but haven’t managed it yet but im close at 6mg
Thursday, Oct 1st 9:22PM


Nicotine on its own is only slightly addictive, A Smokers addiction is amplified due to the 4000+ chemicals in the Cigarettes. Nicotine has many Medicinal properties and is in most Fruit and Vegetables particularly of the Nightshade family.

Tuesday, Sep 29th 6:40PM


Different mg but a lot more juice. Same nicotine since I started.
Sunday, Sep 27th 4:22PM


I did drop my nicotine levels to 3 mg. It is not out of concern, because I did many days of research on nicotine and I don’t feel it is harmful (in moderation) and I certainly realize it was NOT what I was addicted to when smoking cigarettes. I can go without vaping and have 0 cravings when I don’t have it. I reduced my levels though, from simply wanting to make sure I’m not addicted and chained to it.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 11:29AM


I don’t plan to drop below 6. I find it helpful for weight control and drinking more water and many other good things.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 8:02AM


Started at 12 am now at 3 and will eventually be at zero
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:04AM


I use 0 in the evening. The nicotine keeps me awake at night. Never noticed that with cigarettes
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:07AM


Nicotine is not our enemy, it’s the tar and the thousand of chemicals they put in the tobacco that harms us. New studies shows that nicotine is more like caffeine
Monday, Sep 14th 2:54AM


Nicotine has benefits in cohesive brain activity (proven) Research being done for Alzheimers and many other (CNS) brain disorders
Sunday, Sep 13th 3:58PM


started at 11-12 mg and have recently switched to 6mg.
Friday, Sep 11th 2:03PM


I don’t think nicotine is particularly harmful in itself, in moderation – at least, no more so than caffeine – but have played with reducing and it has been fairly easy so far. I started at 9 on ego device, dropped to 3 on a mod/dripper, went to 2, to 1, too little, currently at 1.5mg/mL
Friday, Aug 28th 8:26AM


Lower levels of nicotine have been proven to be beneficial to the body, knowing this I am not bothered by my level of intake as it is not an alarming level.
The smoke itself as well as all the other chemicals in cigarettes are the issue.
Sunday, Aug 16th 3:11AM


I have dropped my nicotine levels gradually, but that is purely a decision based on COST (mostly of international postage)! I have no fear that nicotine is bad for me!
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM


I’m not worried about niuc – but I have dropped my levels down. I see no reason to hurry it and am not concerned if I continue with nic forever.
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM


Nic level reduction is automatic, eventually your body tells you it’s time to drop.
Saturday, Aug 8th 7:53AM


If i lower my nic level i will vape more or when i increase the nic level i will vape less. Depending on the time of day or my mood. The same as with smoking. My body will tell me how much i need or want.
Thursday, Aug 6th 10:52AM


Have learned of benefits of nicotine to those of various mental health problems. Since I’m concerned with the decline of the elderly’s mental acuity, I will continue to vape with nicotine.
Thursday, Aug 6th 2:59AM


Not worried about Nicotine, it’s harm profile is about the same as caffeine’s – and I ain’t quitting my coffee either 😛
Tuesday, Aug 4th 7:15AM


I started at 24Mg and am now down to 3-6Mg (juice dependent). I do use an RBA mod though, so my vapour intake is higher.
Tuesday, Aug 4th 3:59AM


Almost on zero but occasionally still use nicotine
Monday, Aug 3rd 4:43PM


I lowered my nicotine to get away from vaping but realized it is a mental addiction and not a physical addiction for me. I was at 0mg nic. for 3 months and quit vaping. once I stopped I started gaining weight from over eating so I went back to vaping. I would rather inhale a caffeine style drug than be obese. which carries it’s own health concerns.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:43PM


So far I’m fine with not worrying myself over nicotine intake.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:00PM


I see the risk of nicotine as negligible especially compared with smoking.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 12:14PM


My research showed that nicotine delivered without smoke is not hazardous. Nicotine has beneficial effects.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 11:11AM


Nicotine has many health benefits. I don’t feel a particular need to drop it further at this point.
Saturday, Aug 1st 7:59PM


Even though I am inhaling way more nicotine now than when I smoked, I’m not concerned about it. Nicotine is not that harmful of a substance, and the absorbtion through e-cig vapor is much smaller than through smoke. This means that i am actually getting a lot less nicotine than smokers get. Still I’m doing fine, and I don’t need more nicotine. I use 5 mg/ml e-juice about 10 ml per day, which makes 50 mg of nicotine per day.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:25PM


I do not want to quit nicotine completely, unless it’s determined to NOT help fight off Alzheimer’s.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:42PM


I’m glad I’ve reduced from 24mg to 10mg. If I stay at 10mg forever I’m OK with that. If I eventually go lower I’m OK with that too. I did try dropping to 5mg and found myself chain vaping so went back up to 10mg.
Saturday, Aug 1st 5:18PM


I never intended to reduce my nicotine intake, but I found that I required less and less over the time to get the same level of satisfaction.
Saturday, Aug 1st 5:08AM


Not really worried about the Nicotine that i inhale but i drop my nicotine levels out of taste and feel reasons (getting better flavor without the “burn” feel) I hope it is understandable what i wanted to tell (English is not my Native Tongue)
Wednesday, Jul 29th 9:50AM


Im just looking for a bit of throat hit!
Tuesday, Jul 28th 3:02PM


I use very minimal amounts to the point where I doubt there is any more risk than inhaling the polluted air outside.
Monday, Jul 27th 3:30AM


I am gradually coming off cigarettes. I’ve gone from 20 a day down to two. I will eventually go onto only e-cigs and cut down my nicotine with that
Sunday, Jul 26th 4:48PM


I wanted to reduce my nicotine level, but not to 0.
Sunday, Jul 26th 3:35AM


I have dropped down a lot, but I do not think I want to completely remove the nicotine because of the flavor and way it makes the ejuice better tasting in my opinion. And really a small amount of nicotine is not harmful,what is harmful is all of the carcinogens and chemicals in cigarettes!
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:24PM


I only dropped because the throat hit started bothering me and the people in the vape store said to lower nicotine. I started at 24, and dropped to 6 over time
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:10PM


I did drop my nicotine levels gradually and I am now at “3 to 6”.
I sometimes use “zero” (or just straight VG – no flavor) and will end up at zero across the board… but there’s no timetable.
Saturday, Jul 25th 10:50PM


I’m reducing my nicotine because
Nicotine may not always be easy to purchase and I’d like to get used to being without before that happens.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:50PM


I lowered my nicotine level simply out of comfort. Once a level began burning my throat too badly, I moved to the next lower level. I’ve been at 6mg for over 2 years and feel no need to lower it to zero.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:46PM


Not concerned about nicotine, but the flavor and the experience is much better on a lower amount.
Saturday, Jul 25th 9:07AM


I see no real harm in having nicotine. It’s not a carcinogen
Thursday, Jul 23rd 4:01PM


if i didn’t have my vaping anymore i would start smoking again i know i would
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:47AM


after 50 years of smoking i have accepted the fact that nicotine will always be in my life. By removing the tar and other gunk with vaping, I m doing much better. My medical exams show the difference
Monday, Jul 20th 11:02AM


My goal is not to reduce my nicotine level, but to reduce vaping to only some circumstances, or possibly only some days of the week. I can’t seem to reach that goal, and this is a concern.
Monday, Jul 20th 10:17AM


I use nicotine for the throat sensation it offers. equally at home vaping 0mg
Monday, Jul 20th 3:19AM


A little nicotine does harm or kill.
Sunday, Jul 19th 1:05PM


Not at all, but I could definitely feel the nicotine in the higher nic juices.
Saturday, Jul 18th 11:10PM


snicotine

Some of you above mentioned throat hit.

If you’re trying e-cigarettes to stop or reduce smoking, the most effective way to do so are using a wide variety of flavors you already like, and the nicotine strength is paramount in your success.

You probably never thought about it while smoking, but think of this – if you used a full flavor, the “lights” just didn’t cut it for you, right?

If you used a “light” cigarette, the “full flavor” was too strong.

There you go.


The nicotine level mimics the throat hit.

You may stop smoking by accident.

This article explains it very well.

Throat Hit.

***Added 5/11/16:

PDF Download:

Satisfactory throat-hit(1)


***Added 6/7/16:

Satisfactory throat-hit is needed to switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes: a lesson from an e-liquid blind test

Added 6/12/16:

A Good Side To Nicotine


Via Bernd Mayer:

“Nicotine may be addictive by causing release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, a component of the reward center of the brain that is essentially involved in reinforcing effects which stimulate drug-taking behavior. However, this issue is controversial due to frequent confusion of (well established) tobacco dependence with nicotine dependence.”

That’s here in Nicotine – the basics.

The next time you see or hear “nicotine is dangerous”, they’re technically correct. It can be.

The dose makes the poison.

Also via Bernd Mayer:

How much nicotine kills a human?


Now, updated 3/13/16:

The Royal Society For Public Health says:

Nicotine “no more harmful to health than caffeine”


A Psychiatrist asks: Can Nicotine Be Good for You?


Update added 6/03/16:

Nicotine is not a demon, vaping is much less harmful than smoking

Someone thinks there should be a “nicotine vaccine“.


Added 6/25/16:

CASAA’s Dr. Brian Carter’s presentation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2016.


Added 6/25/16:

Do smokers self-administer pure nicotine? A review of the evidence.

A critique of nicotine addiction.


Added 7/06/16:

Public Health England released this joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations HERE

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) decides IDIOTICALLY and WRONGLY that nicotine is the problem here:


Added 7/17/16:

Endovasc develops slow release nicotine liposome for angiogenesis

Growing new blood vessels around blocked arteries


Added 7/27/16:

What medical ‘experts’ hide: Nicotine does NOT cause cancer


Added 8/1/16:

From 2013.

On August 8th, 2016…employers can disqualify you for employment, health care can “deem” you a tobacco user for “using” nicotine.

Nicotine is not valid proof of smoking.


9/15/16:

How do consumers perceive differences in risk across nicotine products?

A review of relative risk perceptions across smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement therapy and combustible cigarettes.


Added 10/16:

It has the potential to lead to one of the greatest public health breakthroughs in human history by fundamentally changing the forecast of a billion cigarette-caused deaths this century.”

Added 10/20/16
From Bolton Smokers Club:

Added 10/23/16

Via my well respected friend, Norbert Zillatron:

“It can’t be the nicotine. It must be some other dependency.”

Diminishing Dependency

“This is the simple formula often used to explain the psychological part of the multifactorial tobacco dependence and why vaping works where NRTs often fail.”

Haptic Habit

See what vapers said about their e-cigarette use here in the first survey.


Added 10/24/16

Via Fontem Adventures

E-cigarettes and nicotine – What you need to know

* Fontem Ventures is a subsidiary of tobacco company Imperial Tobacco


Added 10/28/16

Obsolete tobacco control themes can be hazardous to public health: the need for updating views on absolute product risks and harm reduction


Added 11/12/16

It’s IN your DIET. It’s in EVERYONE’S diet:

Niacin Origins


Added 12/06/16

From Eureka Alert, R&D at British American Tobacco:

E-cigarettes effectively deliver nicotine.


Added 12/08/16 from Planet of the Vapes:

Nicotine Addiction


Added 12/12/16

Nice collection of nightshade (nicotine) Veggies & Fruits:

List of Nightshade Veggies and Fruits


Added 12/13/2016:

Glantz himself –


ADDED 12/15/16

The SNAP trial: a randomised placebo-controlled trial of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy


From Daniel Hall:

Your Child Is A Nicotine Addict And It’s All Your Fault


Added 12/23/16:

(Thanks, Alan!)

Knowledge and **Perceptions about Nicotine, Nicotine Replacement Therapies and Electronic Cigarettes among Healthcare Professionals in Greece

Nicotine most harmful cigarette ingredient, GPs think

Health professionals in Flanders perceive the potential health risks of vaping as lower than those of smoking but do not recommend using e-cigarettes to their smoking patients

Using a videotaped objective structured clinical examination to assess Knowledge In Smoking cessation amongst medical Students (the K.I.S.S. Study)


Added 12/24/2016

List Of Nicotine Articles / Chris Price (ecigarette-politics.com)

and

My friend Alan Beard:

Extracting from ‘Nicotine’ Moments


Added 12/26/2016

It’s IN YOUR FOOD:

From the New England Journal of Medicine (1993)

The Nicotine Content of Common Vegetables

01/31/17

6 Common Food with Nicotine Content


Added 12/26/2016

Why We Should Separate Nicotine From Tobacco


Added 12/28/2016

Chronic nicotine treatment decreases LPS signaling through NF-κB and TLR-4 modulation in the hippocampus.

Added 01/08/17

Nootropic Nicotine Addiction Non-existent?


Added 01/09/2017:

Why Is Smoking Addictive? It’s Probably Not Just Nicotine, Despite What We’ve Been Told For Years


Added 01/09/2017

If an e-cigarette were used as a MEDICAL device it seems there’s potential. Suddenly:

Assessment of new-generation high-power electronic nicotine delivery system as thermal aerosol generation device for inhaled bronchodilators.


Added 01/11/17

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28070620


One of my own articles:

Nicotine is not addictive, no conclusive evidence found


From my blog: They want you to keep smoking, but lower the nicotine.

What a startling idiotic idea!

Keep smoking, we’ll just help you lower your nicotine.

Added 12/26/2016

State officials addicted to nicotine taxes


5 Year Old is Seizure Free with Nicotine Patch:


Truth About Vaping – Episode 2 “The Nicotine Misconception”


ANOTHER from Chris Price

The Excrement of Science

Added 01/12/17

“Anti-tobacco messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.”

That’s here: Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?



Added 01/16/17

Can nicotine protect the aging brain?


ADDED 01/18/17

THIS

nicotinedeliver.JPG

is from THIS:

Nicotine delivery to users from cigarettes and from different types of e-cigarettes


Added 01/26/17

Nicotine reverses hypofrontality in animal models of addiction and schizophrenia


Added 01/31/17

Young or adult users of multiple tobacco/nicotine products urgently need to be informed of meaningful differences in product risks


Added 02/09/17

Effect of Selective Inhibition of Reactivated Nicotine-Associated Memories With Propranolol on Nicotine Craving


Added 02/16/17

The Importance of Conditioned Stimuli in Cigarette and E-Cigarette Craving Reduction by E-Cigarettes


Added 03/12/17

So with all those above, I’ve found a few that show “addiction”…. could may might.

This one,  with my favorite word “can” and a whopping 18 people.

Nicotine reinforcement in never-smokers.

“One”

Read the title again before you click it….

Three Decades of High-Dose Nicotine Gum Dependence Treated With Nicotine Patches.

Finally, a survey showing less than once percent.

Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers

Nicotine self-administration


Added 3/14/17

“There is very little to no evidence for the abuse of nicotine when not delivered in a tobacco vehicle.”

Dependence on tobacco and nicotine


Added 5/20/17

Speaking Of Titration:

Titration Theories





MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

If you are a Professional  go HERE.



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