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Vaping In The News – April 14th, 2018

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

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



Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists ~ The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control ~ Untangling The Preemption Doctrine In Tobacco Control ~  Brilliance ~ Speaking of nicotine… ~ FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product ~ FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices ~ Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements ~ CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results ~ So much to do ~ The Truth




Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists

Bookmark worthy, Via Clive Bates.

Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists

Also from Clive:

The US media is losing its mind over vaping and Juul – the questions a credible journalist should ask


The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control

Paul Blair. Because childish tobacco control experts rule the playground.

The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control


UNTANGLING THE PREEMPTION DOCTRINE IN TOBACCO CONTROL
They don’t like being hindered for the Tobacco 21 movement.
In case you’re unaware, I want to be very clear of my position on Tobacco 21. 18 year olds in the United States are LEGAL adults. Period.
The “Tobacco 21” movement (in most cases) takes away both the legal right of an adult to choose to smoke and it bundles in restricting vaping products for 18-20 year olds as well.

“Preemption can be a thorny issue when it comes to assessing a local government’s ability to adopt tobacco control measures. Preemption arises in different forms, and a locality’s ability to address tobacco may be preempted by laws both within and outside tobacco-specific legislation.”

UNTANGLING THE PREEMPTION DOCTRINE IN TOBACCO CONTROL

Related:

Rexburg City Council rescinds Tobacco 21 ordinance

Rexburg City Council rescinds Tobacco 21 ordinance

Speaking of raising the age for tobacco:

Increasing the MLPA to 21 years in NYC did not accelerate reductions in youth tobacco use any more rapidly than declines observed in comparison sites.

Impact of New York City’s 2014 Increased Minimum Legal Purchase Age on Youth Tobacco Use


I call out brilliance as I see it:


Speaking of nicotine…

The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University joined in an experiment…

I’ll paste the fun stuff, you can read the whole article below:

I assume no humans were harmed or judged by how quickly they buried marbles and ate food. BOLD, underlining and italics are my emphasis… and joy to do.

“Obviously, humans are not exactly like mice, and these early findings can’t be applied to us.”

 

Limitations

The study does suggest that metformin may ease some nicotine withdrawal symptoms, due to its action on the AMPK chemical pathway in the brain. However, this has so far been tested only in mice, which were given nicotine via an implanted pump and injected with metformin – the drug is taken orally in humans – with withdrawal symptoms judged by how quickly they buried marbles and ate food.

While there are similarities in many of our biological pathways, humans are obviously not identical to mice, and these results can’t be taken to mean that metformin would be a suitable or appropriate treatment to help people stop smoking.

Metformin May Help With Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms


Bonus Thowback:

In my travels… this is from 2002 is reminiscent of….

Nicotine water… I don’t remember it, I never heard of it… suddenly, there it was on a post from Chris Hughes

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Photo credit (Used with permission):  Victoria Vasconcellos

FDA Shuts Off Nicotine Water Spigot


FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product

Uh…huh.

The Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee is launching a national boycott of Reynolds American, Inc.’s VUSE e-cigarette brand, with demonstrations planned this week outside convenience stores in more than 60 cities.

FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product


Tobacco Controllers Again Silent About Glantz Misconduct Allegations

Tobacco Controllers Again Silent About Glantz Misconduct Allegations


FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices

It doesn’t say e-cigarettes… but… if that’s the route taken, NO. E-cigarettes are not a medical device.

“Substantial equivalence is rooted in a comparison between a new device and a predicate device” …

FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices to more efficiently demonstrate safety and effectiveness


Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements

So is it a possibility, in your mind, that the premium cigar industry is going to spend millions of dollars updating these boxes and putting labels on them, only to be told later on, didn’t have to do it?

Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements Following FDA’s ANPRM


CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results

CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results


SO much to do.

Vendors… brick and mortar…  this is part of the FDA’s “Regulate, restrict, tax and ban” plan of your business


SO much to do, II

If you are in the industry, you NEED to show this to EVERY customer. Give your customers information. Give them a discount. Whatever you NEED to do to stay – you know – in business…

U.S.A. Only Survey

If I have to explain it to you, see this here.


The Truth

(Now Truth Initiative) Thanks to my favorite #CrankyOldBroad, Skip for pointing me to this!

I suggest you give this 2009 article some attention…

The Truth About American Legacy




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

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You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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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 2-25-17

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Vaping In The News – February 19th-25th, 2017

This weeks collection of Vaping In The News includes Tobacco Control BMJ, Censorship, Steve Forbes, Refreshing Journalism, CASAA / HR1136, Bill Godshall, Cole-Bishop HR1136 Canada and Vlad The Vaper.

I won’t bore you with my usual (insert witty and thought-provoking editorial comment here) views on it all, so let us get straight to Vaping In The News:


Impugning

This week, much to my amusement, Tobacco Control BMJ finds itself in the hot seat when (it) wanted to assert take control. “They” decided to take some to task with this sad example of a scream test in their own echo chamber.

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Blog fog? Using rapid response to advance science and promote debate

Like watching a train wreck, one co-author tweeted taunted this:

Then, as if “rapid” was another code word for “no”…it seems 2 days later, technical difficulties find their way to bad timing.

Still waiting……and duly noted:
“We intend to post all eLetters approved by the Editor within 7-14 days, which must contribute substantially to the topic however it is at our absolute discretion whether we publish and timeframes cannot be guaranteed.”
At the time of this blog, 2/25/17:
My take with others linked within:

Say what?

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I was intrigued with an article written by Gary Wood here (with audio)

Government Silences Vape Shop Owners in the US

I wasn’t surprised with the quality of the article, having seen this a few days before:

Why Vaping is Safer in the UK than in the US

Keep that up, Mr. Wood, and thank you.


Forbes

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Steve Forbes, (Yes, him) who has written before about the issues at hand, has another article:

“…a perverse mind-set reigns among health regulators and fanatical antismoking crusaders…”

President Trump’s Deregulators Should Tell The FDA’s Anti-Vaping Jihadists to Butt Out


Refreshing

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A Writer at FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education, Brittany Hunter has written

This Could Be the Last Stand for Vaping. It is refreshing to see a journalist taking time to see the whole picture.

I’ve seen Brittany before on Twitter here with

Teenagers Say No to Drugs and Tobacco, Yes to Vaping


You should never miss

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The Bill Godshall Update via ecigarette-politics:

A hefty list:

Bill Godshall Update 2017-02-10


#HR1136:

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This from CASAA

“…for those who are chomping at the bit to get started, this week is an excellent time to engage in face-to-face engagement with lawmakers.”

HR 1136 – Modernizing the predicate date for vapor products is a vital first step



Canada

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Brent Stafford, of Regulator Watch has yet another investigative report about Canada and regulations they’re facing.

Awkward Allies | Big Tobacco talks Vaping, IQOS & Federal Regs


Public Service Announcement:

Get louder.

They’re trying to make you squeal.


Latest from me:

Vaping Regulations Should Be Based On Evidence: Cole-Bishop Amendment

Top 10 “things” that piss me off about #ecigs.


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

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:

Consumers Groups:


Comments are NEVER filtered and are always welcome on this blog.

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Medical Professionals Speak Out on E-Cigarettes.

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What do medical experts decide with their patients? How are e-cigarettes now being discussed along side their colleagues and organizations? How do professionals feel about them as a tool for tobacco harm reduction?


One response was

“Nothing is more detrimental to your health than inhaling burning tobacco”


The following answers are as they were, in full, to each question in this survey. It is all here for you as a professional to see what your colleagues have said.


 *Update 4/13/16:

The survey below was used as one of many references here:

Views from the Coalface: What Do English Stop Smoking Service Personnel Think about E-Cigarettes?


As an individual, the information you see may help you decide an e-cigarette is right for you –  based on these responses and other responsible science, research and other links on this blog. There was no editing of comments, including spelling.

I did remove 2 responses – one admitted they were not a health/medical professional, one only answered the 1st 2 questions. All else is intact.

 


This is what the medical community said.


0155 decided to leave their names.


Question 2. Please give your professional opinion on e-cigarettes.

85% said they are safer than combustible cigarettes.

02Professional



Comments:

Nothing is more detrimental to your health than inhaling burning tobacco
Anybody who says anything to the contrary should not be working in healthcare.
I am not convinced they are aiding people to stop smoking I’ve seen patients using them as an alternative when in a no smoking area and it seems to be encouraging more smoking
No tobacco and nicotine is optional
But depends on it flavouring ingredient. Higher the nicotine, less safe it will be.
I have no doubt about this and I see them as a huge public health breakthrough

 

 “Other”

Are less harmful than cigarettes.
safer but..






Question 3. Have you as a professional received any information from an association or any organization about e-cigarettes?

03info


Comments:

Canadian Medical Association, Vancouver Island Health Authority, BC Medical Health Officer, Heart & Stroke Association, the list is too long…
I switched to an ecig so that way I could lower my nicotine and take one puff instead of wasting a whole cigarette.
I use one myself and there are no carcinogens in my e-juice.
National Centre for Smoking Cessation & Training (NCSCT)

ASH UK

Public Health England

“Other”

I have done my own research
Received both positive negative and forward-looking


 



Question 4. When Patients ask about e-cigarettes I:

77% will tell patients an e-cigarette is an option.

04patientasksComments:

and encourage them to use it.
It’s called Champix in UK
Because the college of nurses of ontario has not made an official statement I can’t legally make vaping an alternative smoking cessation option. Side note – I vape doe….
I would advise my patients against them as not enough is known about their content and effect there are many alternatives that have proven effectiveness I feel are safer
I would tell them that in my opinion that it appears safer than combustible type. they should also try smoking cessation. Especially if there may be a health diagnosis that would be a contraindication to e cigarettes.
Being a cna I’m not in the position. To write a prescription but I talk to those that are interested.
All forms of smoking carry some risk whether it be cigarettes, hookah, e-cigarettes, etc. I don’t know of many people who have successfully quit smoking all together using e-cigarettes. I feel like people just trade one addiction for another. Which is worse I don’t know.
Closest to real smoking with hand to mouth action.
If they take more nicotine contain ingredient, they may addict to it. Less nicotine is much better.
It’s important on a lot of levels that stop smoking services talk about licensed meds, but many patients will have tried them before, unsuccessfully. Ecigs offer new hope

 

 “Other”

Suggest e-cigarettes
Inform them it’s likely the least healthy, but also by far the most effective.
Both

ecigaretteand counseling

I’ve never been asked that, but I would encourage quitting cold turkey. From what I’ve been told, that’s the best way to quit.
depends

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Question 5. Do you have or know of patients who smoke fewer cigarettes or who have stopped smoking using an e-cigarette?

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Comments:

I have worked with patients who have used ecigs in combination with traditional nrt to quit
Myself included.
My patients are typically marked as a smoker or nonsmoker… Anesthesia makes that determination and I’ve never asked if they would still be marked as a smoker with the e-cigarette.
I myself have been smoke free for 9.5 months with this cessation tool.
Our service has seen success on both levels ie complete cessation and cutting down, which MAY ultimately lead to cessation, just more slowly

“Other”

There are dual users. Self-reporting amounts are not very accurate.
More people than not.



 

Question 6.  If a patient says they stopped using tobacco with an e-cigarette I will

06nonsmokerComments:

would like to have option c-cig user..
Depending on the nicotine use so that the patient may receive a nicotine patch while in our locked no smoking/vaping unit.
Will make a note in the chart about vaping and note nic strength and amount of use.
I’m not sure if swapping one habit for another is a positive step they would need to quit the e cigarettes first
One whole year.
National guidance from PHE has come out that if people are not smoking they are non-smokers! Not everyone has caught on however
I don’t understand. If they have stopped have they stopped using both e-cigarette and regular cigarettes?

“Other”

document that the patient state they use e cigarettes
Comment that the pasient used to smoke cigarettes but have stopped and is now vaping. For medical staff.
Doesn’t apply to my field
I don’t know
See comment to question 5.



 

Question 7. Of patients who use electronic cigarettes have you

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Comments:

This is a very poorly worded question.
Noted reductions in COPD and GERD in different patients
In the nursing home a patient switched and when she goes outside to vape she no longer has a phlegmy cough and sleeps through the night better.

Only mental health is routinely monitored within my service. Service users successfully quitting or reducing smoking through ecigs appear to have improved self-esteem after stopping smoking.

 

“Other”

no comment
Some astmathic pasients have decreased lung problems after they starter vaping and use inhalors less frequently.
Noticed exaserbated symtoms of conditions
N/a
N/A. I see my patients for one day typically, so I am unable to assess progress or trends of that nature.
I’m a Quitcard provider and have only recently had clients use e-cigarettes containing nicotine so haven’t noticed changes yet.

 


 

Question 8. When discussing electronic cigarettes with colleagues have you

08colleaguesComments:

We generally agree that ecigs are a safer alternative, so long as nicotine levels are being reduced below that of traditional cigarettes
The hospital I work for has a no smoking/vaping policy. I work on the mental health unit and I believe that this is unjust. Patients I care for are supposed to be therapeutically relaxed and taking away a self therapy such as smoking is more detrimental to our patients trying to adjust after being involuntarily committed.
E cigarettes banned however most staff believe they shouldn’t be
Most of my co-workers smoke. A few have quit smoking using personal Vaporizors (e-cig), so they have not only researched the topic, they have observed improved health in the people they care for, they have experienced first hand how helpful it is to use an e-cig as a method to help them quit and like the results and the process much better than when they took chantix.
Staff continue to be resistant to SUs vaping near them, due to false perceptions of harm to bystanders.
Organisation has prohibited the use of ecigs indoors & rejected my appeal to reverse this decision
Many have quit.
I often discuss this with colleagues from other areas, disciplines, who are initially sceptical but who become convinced of the positive effects, especially once they listen to vapers

 

Question 9. What changes do you note in patients who switch from smoking to vaping.

09changesComments.

In general, not personally.
Far better mental health is very notable: being released from the grips of tobacco after decades is really life changing for people.
I see less ups and downs in behaviors in the ones who have quit smoking and now use a vaporizor (e-cig).
Activity tolerance is improved noticeably
I don’t have enough interaction with pts who are using e-cigarettes to answer.

“Other”

Decreased use of antibiotics, inhalors and other drugs in several asthmatic pasients.
N/A
improved mental health following success in making positive changes
As above, clients of mine have only recently started using e-cigarettes so I haven’t noticed any changes yet.

 


 


 

Question 10. Please finish this sentence: Nicotine without delivery by combustible cigarettes is:

4% think nicotine is dangerous,

25% think nicotine is addictive.

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Comments

A viable treatment option for smokers wanting to quit and should be encouraged to be used alongside behavioural support
It’s not addictive.
Nicotine is a stimulant with known brain receptors, however, so is caffeine. Research is ongoing but seems to be pointing towards a less addictive status of nicotine versus that of cigarettes.
Nicotine when isolated from the noxious fumes of combustion in tobacco is far less damaging than we are being led to believe.

I’d almost say it’s no cause for concern, but it is a mild stimulant and depressant, and no drug use is healthier than full abstinence (caffeine included)

It also causes an increase in blood pressure, vasoconstriction, and increases the risk for blood clots.
Like Caffeine. Nicotine is actually good for certain medical conditions as dementia, diabetes, depression, ADHD, and colitis.
Possibly the best way of preventing relapse to smoking, with huge public health benefits. Healthcare professionals and politicians should get over their horror of nicotine
Still not quitting. Which should be your goal!
Probably addictive but may not be via nicotine patches and low dose gum, lozenges and e-cigarettes

“Other”

An e-cigarette
An addictive stimulant

 


Question 11. As a medical professional I

63% would definitely recommend e-cigarettes

17% are cautious

6% would never recommend e-cigarettes.

11recommendComments.

Support anyone wanting to stop smoking regardless of method of cessation
I Recommend it to patients who have tried traditional methods without success. If someone wants to quit nicotine completely they should use all available methods, but if they’re unsuccessful that’s when I recommend vaping.
This survey has made me write an email to my college seeking guidance. Thank you.
Wouldn’t recfomend as not allowed to; however I believe they are a good alternative for patients in long stay in patient wards who have no desire to quit
I do not feel I can give an evidence based answer to anyone who asks about e cigarettes and more research is needed
Its an easier way to slowly decrease nicotine intake.
Only cautiously because employer bans their use & may be punitive towards staff actively encouraging SUs to vape
Safer alternative to smoking and can be used a cessation tool if they choose.
The biggest benefits could be among communities where smoking is a chronic relapsing condition that robs people of their health and their disposable income ie the poor, people who have serious mental health problems, prisoners, people who have poor physical health
I believe that we should be encouraging pts to stop smoking and vaping to improve their health.
As a Quitcard provider rather than a medical profession.
“Other”
however I still recommend vaping due to other testemonies I’ve heard from other users and professionals..
Would recommend quitting smoking all together.

Question 12. Thank you for taking this survey. Please feel free to leave any comments.

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I’m an e-cig user and would recommend it to all smokers to try them without the pg in it first before they try it with pg. As a lot of people are allergic to the propylene glycol
Gen. 1 e-cigs were not effective for me personally, the gen 2 was, and helped me quit smoking after a pack and half a day 40+ year habit. I have been tobacco free for a year 7/26/15, and nicotine free since Christmas 2014.
I vape myself. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
The Tobacco Products Directive will be a public health disaster, and will crush an industry which has given more hope to people than any in the 21st century (okay except maybe electric cars, robots)
A significant number of service users were utilising ecigs in the service & had quit or reduced cigarettes. Following prohibition of their use indoors, some service users have resumed smoking as they did before.
I am an ecig user & activist myself
I myself have been smoke free for 9.5 months with the use of e-cig. I feel so much better now. And so does my pocket book.
The improvement is depend on user itself. Ingredient of flavour is the main component to give attention.
I hope you get lots of people completing the survey, well done

Once the survey was over, the participants were given a link to both Ecigarette-Research and M.O.V.E.


 ADDED 01/13/17

Physician Advice for e-Cigarette Use


To be sure the record is clear, I specifically targeted some of the renowned tobacco control “experts” and organizations around the world repeatedly to take this survey for complete balance within the answers. To my knowledge they did not.

For all the effort these worldwide organizations and individuals do to claim e-cigarettes are bad, I wanted to be very public about allowing the opportunity for them to speak their minds as well.

Just a few examples:

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b c  e

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This survey was put out before Public Health England released their evidence to the world.

(Public Health England)

Public Health England


The film A Billion Lives

is no longer being censored!


Added 8/29/16:

Majority of US doctors discussing electronic cigarettes with their patients


 

 

More to come

Keep ON #Vaping On.

 

Kevin.

 

 

 

 

Vapers Claiming Side Effects Of ECigs – Despite VEHEMENT Efforts Of Stunned Experts!

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With any “treatment” to stop smoking, there seems to be side effects.

E-Cigarette users are clearly explaining below what effects they are experiencing with their use of this product.

The question is VERY clear to the participant .

With the question comes an answer.


:

Did you notice any NEGATIVE health or side effects once you were off tobacco using an e-cigarette?

Some reported more of this in their system.


There are some very clear and candid answers below.

These responses are unedited from around the world.


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  • There was a period with lots of coughing, and my gums where hurting. Turns out I had a lot of flim in my lungs, and my teeth and gums where reacting to increased bloodflow. Made me sceptical for a second, but got over it. NO REGRETS!

  • If anything I found my an increase in health. My breathing has increased with less coughing, my sense of smell had returned and I can smell things I never thought I could, and my sense if taste has come back so things taste way stronger (sugars and things are more sweet or tart)


  • I am purging toxins from smoking tobacco for 29 yrs. I did not experience withdrawals upon Vaping, quitting Tobacco the same day. In the first week of Vaping I know I lost 2-3lbs, this not expected. All is a process of recovery, and for the first time in my life, I am winning. I will not touch another Tobacco cig, the thought of smoking a cig makes me want to vomit.


  • The only negative effects were those associated with quitting smoking, coughing and expelling whatever had accumulated in my lungs over years of tobacco use.


  • In fact I have been getting a biannual medical for the last 18 years, my lung function was slowly but surely declining until I started ecigs, my first medical was after a year and three quarters of vaping and my lung function is fully restored and thats official.


  • Quitting smoking made my gums inflame and bleed, hidden gum infection was able to come forward with the returning blood flow after quitting. First 4 days i had bad withrawl even with extra strong nicotine levels, that made me doubt the nicotine as the addictive ingredient in a tobacco cigarette.


  • When I smoked tobacco I used to get out of breath with moderate excercise. When is started e-cigs I coughed frequently in the beginning, I think this was my body getting rid of the tar from tobacco in my lungs. The coughing stopped after a few months.


  • Infact, 6 months AFTER I started vaping (25 years after I started smoking), I was required to undertake a medical by my then employer, one of the tests was a lung capacity test, I scored well above average for a 42 year old man that had smoked for 25 years, actually, I scored as high as an 18 year old non-smoker, I think that pretty much proved the validity of vaping to me.


  • There were multiple positive, and some unanticipated, health effects of not smoking. Some temporary negative health effects of stopping smoking but mainly due to the fact that there are so little information of what happens when you stop smoking.


  • Only side effects associated with quitting cigarettes and ridding my body of 38 years of smoking. Once my body purged all that poison I only saw improvements. I am now able to walk 10 miles/day without being out of breath. No longer need an inhalant for asthma, and being able to walk helped in a variety of other health issues, so plusses all around


  • Heavy cough in the first 2 weeks, as the lung were “cleaning” themselves. Did also experience what is called “vapor fatigue, or vapor tongue”. someday taste just decided to stop. All flavors were completely muted. I freaked out a bit, went to a forum then again, community helped. Guy explaining what was happening. Followed the advices, taste was back in 2 days.


  • My feet & knees ache sometimes after taking up running. If I was still smoking I’d never be able to run 5 miles every other day. *snark*


  • My heart pains, shotness of breath and overall health seemed to improve dramatically. I had a time I could barely walk a few blocks without being winded .. now I walk my dog for an hour or two with zero issue.


  • MY HEALTH CAME BACK. I CAN BREATH AGAIN FINALLY AFTER STOPPING CIGGARETTES. EVEN ON AN ECIG i CAN BREATH PERFECTLY FINE AND MY DOCTOR THINKS I DONT USE ANYTHING DUE TO MY HEALTH.


  • I feel completely better, no coughing , don’t smell, more willing to get up and do things, like exercise, so many advantages from vaping compared to smoking. It’s a no brainer but the government don’t want us to vape cause they are loosing money, they want us to smoke, for there tax on tobacco. All this gateway stuff is rubbish, just trying to get vaping banned, don’t get me started. It’s a conspiracy by the powers that be to make stuff up about vaping, they don’t want people in authority saying it’s safe to vape.

  • Actually quite the reverse. Didn’t think because I dipped that I wouldn’t have or wouldn’t notice any differences after I quit dipping. I did though notice my taste and smell are much better now than when I was dipping. Haven’t smoked in a long time its been 5 years since I stopped smoking cigars, 20 years since I quit cigarettes. Just figured cause I dipped there wouldn’t be any changes, oh but there were.


  • I still have a bad ‘smokers cough’ from years of smoking damage. I now cough up a clear mucas in the mornings. It is unclear if this is Glycerine etc from Vaping, or mucas from an overproduction of mucus from lung damage/COPD


  • The tar leaving my lungs finally in phlegm form as a result of healing is not an issue to me.


  • The first 2 weeks, I started coughing quite a lot, and my gums started bleeding when brushing my teeth. Found out that was common when you quit smoking. Dry skin, dry throat, pimples appearing (despite my age). All negative side effects have vanished within 2-3 weeks.


  • My general health has improved massively, I get very few cold viruses now. I cycle to work and back every day. I have lost weight, It has been one of the most positive things I have ever done health wise.


This information in this blog is provided to you to make an INFORMED decision about your choice to end your tobacco use.

Look to the left and right for organizations & blogs – who are worldwide and there for you.

Join an organization. Be aware. Be active. MAKE some NOISE.

If you’re on the fence about vaping, there’s MILLIONS of experienced vapers worldwide who can help you if you’re still unsure.


Added 02/02/17

from ecigarettedirect.co.uk

PG Allergy & Sensitivities: Diagnosis and Solution!

 


WHERE are the dangerous side effects the experts claim? The propaganda and misinformation efforts worldwide is ASTOUNDING from people and organizations who are AGAINST tobacco. I’ll type that again. The people below are against smoking. Tobacco.

You’d think the expert would be correct, done research and giving the BEST advice for anything they’re claiming expertise IN.

I digress. They’re not experts. Vapers are. WE who USE these devices KNOW what we experience.

Before we journey into the abyss of misinformation by these “experts” in health, medicine, tobacco control and idiocy in “journalism”…

let me explain the

FEDERAL POLICY on RESEARCH MISCONDUCT.

With a photo.

In the United States, there’s this:

federalpolicyonresearchmisconduct


UPDATE 4/24/16

Former FDA Commissioner Charged in RICO Lawsuit

But wait a minute, Kevin! If they’re against tobacco, wouldn’t they be FOR e-cigarettes? That would be insane!


Well, my fair weathered friend, let me assure you

“I am not just another pretty face”.

dadandi


By U.S. standards,

I say they ARE breaking the law.

The R.I.C.O. Act, for example.

Lawmaker says anti-tobacco agency may be breaking law by opposing vaping


Lets start off with JUST a FEW examples of what is considered at least irresponsibility with misinformation by people who “should” KNOW BETTER, and by my standards, breaking the law, shall we? I’ll call them “Defendants”.


Simon Chapman “Tobacco Control” experts …is just one of my favorites:

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Dr. Gounder can’t do research:

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A Tobacco Control Organization…

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Another fine example of stupidity:

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The Mechanic’s View

“Professor” Stanton Glantz:

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The CDC – FISHING.

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Politicians. No different. Same lack of standards.

Senator Mark Leno:

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CDC Director Tom Frieden lying about inflated numbers using “children” incessantly.

Three times on the same day?

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The SURGEON GENERAL????

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The LGBT HealthLink twitter account deleted this –

one of the most irresponsible tweets or claims I’ve ever seen:

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Another claim… yet no proof.

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I added this in for the entertainment value, the SENIOR MANAGER of SCIENCE POLICY communications at the American Association for CANCER research can’t find RESEARCH.

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Steven Chester?

Some flunkie from Denver.

I think he is a writer – don’t know -he blocked me.

Oh…. lookie there…. He’s an expert, too.

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The insidious claims still being circulated around the world by “experts” are just that.

Claims.

VapeMeStoopid has a running and STUNNING

list of idiots here well worth the visit.

Well, do they want citizens uninformed to keep smoking?

Why would they do that? Revenue.

Plausible Deniability.



They’re still USINGChildren” and “Long Term”.

Aren’t you all dead yet from vaping?

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Added 3/17/16:

Ecigs Health Effects R Cranfield Nov 24 2015.pdf


From the last survey:

Nicotine Reduction Therapy, What’s really safe? The Truth & Perspective on the Gum, Patch & Drugs Over E-Cigs.:


Here are the “Side Effects” vapers spoke of on the last survey



For Scientific Research on E-Cigarettes Click Here.

Medical Professionals know better and ARE here in support of e-cigarettes at M.O.V.E.


Here is Public Health England on E-cigarettes:

Public Health England Ecigarettes_an_evidence_update_A_report_commissioned_by_Public_Health_England(6)


There is something coming… it’s a documentary. A Billion Lives. I’m SURE the defendants above aren’t looking forward to this.

I am.

The fight isn’t over. It’s only just begun.

Here they are on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ABillionLives

Facebook: https://twitter.com/ABillionLives

Their Website: http://ABillionLives.com/


Here, added for importance 12/13/15

“Popcorn” lung came up again in the news.

I suggest a tall glass of liquid to hydrate due to the high salt

The WONDERFUL folks over at Vapers.Org.UK

released a Special Edition on 12/12/15:

I suggest a tall glass of liquid to hydrate due to the high salt content!

A Bucket Of Popcorn.


You can sponsor the blog & website here if you like.

As always, more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin