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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:


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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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More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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

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You know what pisses me off aside from the obvious? A lot. I don’t like that. There’s nothing I can do about it, but it scorches my ass.

Certainly we all have pet peeves. Some things bother a few, a few things bother many, and this is my partial list.

There’s plenty more, but I’ve tried to narrow it down for time and space. If you’re not a regular reader, thanks for joining me. If I have to warn you about hurting your feelings or being offended, I just did.

Hydrate. Relax. It’s all in good fun. I hope you laugh, and then move on.

I know you’re excited, so here are my Top 10 “things” that piss me off about #ecigs.


#10. ENDS.

Your e-cigarette will NOT be referred to as an “Ends“. The “scientific” and “health” community likes to call them that. No. Because they’re idiots. They probably spent a million dollars in research to come up with that acronym because P.E.N.I.S. was taken.

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Please do not refer to your device, gear, rig, setup or e-cigarette as “ENDS”, unless you’re referring to it this way: Yes, that is  (pick any name – I call mine Martha)____, ___ “ends” my smoking.


#9. Journalists.

If you’re a public health expert, just go here

Journalists, I AM here to help.

Stop “describing an e-cig” to fill your word count. If you can’t figure out how to start an article without describing an e-cigarette for the first paragraph, adding in the children or other wibble quotes on the second, and repeating the same shit about the first two paragraphs for the remainder of the article, find another occupation.

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Do some investigative work. You know, your job. If you’re a “journalist”, get your balls from your significant other, bring them to your keyboard and grab the world by the scruff of the neck.

Bring your nose closer to the screen and find some research and science to write about. Instead of trying to kiss ass and pretend you’re right, try, and I know this sounds scary  – the truth.

Once that truth has slapped you upside your head, here’s a thought: Ask these people you quote what the health implications of deceiving the public will be. That should get you in to the big parties. Wear something nice.


#8. Everyone

(You too, Journalists)

Don’t refer to Stanton Glantz as a “scientist” or a Doctor.. He is neither. He wouldn’t know a beaker if he had one stuck up his ass.

He’s part of the reason smokers were freezing their ass off outside when they smoked.

He’s part of the Rotund Reaver Association.

He also needs to talk to the math department and take a class.

The other three goons- Capewell, Mckee and Chapman aren’t scientists, either.


#7. Smoking and OIL

People, your “e-juice” is not OIL. It is e-liquid. Happy juice if you must. It is not “oil”. I’ll accept e-juice, but cautiously. Only scientists, journalists and health “officials” can continue to say “oil” when referring to e-liquid.

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Don’t say “oil”. It separates us from those who drag their knuckles on the way to “work” and us common folk.

Vaping isn’t smoking.

Unless you use a pipe shaped vaping device, don’t get me started on “e-pipe”.


#6. Battery Safety

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If you’re going to continue to try to set yourselves ablaze, at least carry a bag of marshmallows with you at all times for your friends. For fucks sake. Stop trying to catch yourselves on fire.

If you DON’T want to stop yourselves from catching on fire and WANT to have your 15 minutes of fame – be productive and at least mention that you should’ve listened to CASAA’s advice to the news crews and the emergency crews who responded to your stupid ass lack of knowledge.


#5. “Marketing” to children

I don’t see this as much as I used to, but if you make your oil e-juice DAMMIT ~  e-liquid –  with cartoons plastered all over the bottle or are using copyrighted material, or intellectual property, you have no intellect and your juice is probably shit. Then you could be sued, and someone will take your property for stealing theirs.

Stop doing that. Vaping has enough problems looking legitimate without your half-assed dirty bath water. Oil. e-juice. Dammit. E-liquid! Irresponsible. It looks like you’re marketing to children whether you’re doing it or not. Change the label. Make your money. Be well.

PEOPLE, If it has cartoons on it, stop buying it.


#4. That’s Not Good Enough

I don’t CARE if you’re dual using or using a cig-a-like. I don’t CARE if you’re using a $400 mod or dripping or cloud blowing. Don’t dismiss anyone starting out, don’t dismiss or become a critic for the device someone else is using.

Everyone is different. They aren’t you. Some are not in the mood for your lecture – they already are on the same playing field using different equipment. They’ll “move up” if they like.

“You can smoke and vape. In fact, I encourage it. “Dual-use“.”

Some like the hassle-free convenience of cig-a-likes. Some like me, using an ego style battery and my little old CE4 – just want to not smoke. I’ve used an MVP, and I recently “inherited” an Istick 30 from my son. I like it, but carry my ego as well.

There’s a fine line between educating and berating. Kind of like this top 10 list.

Think of it this way: Imagine your Grandmother as SHE walked into a Vape Shop

Nicotine strength is next.


#3. Nicotine strength

Part I:

First, vape shops. Stop limiting nicotine strength with your product line. Remember who your first time customer is. If you have 0-9-12 but a customer would have succeeded with 14+ you’ve lost a customer. Sure, you sold them that bigass mod they were intimidated with and may never try again, but you’re paying bills. Stop that. Also look back up at #4.

Let Grandma feel comfortable. Stop scaring people.

Part II:

I know you’re living in a universe I left a few years ago, it’s nice to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there again. So, PEOPLE:

NICOTINE IS —>NOT ADDICTIVE<—

Stop saying that it is…

#SorryNotSorry I screamed at you.

Thank you.


#2. BE aware of the fight

If you are a vendor – are you a member of a trade organization?

If you are a consumer – are you a member of a consumer organization?

Is your shop a member of a trade organization? ASK THEM!

Links are all over this blog for those. No excuses.

Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Talk to your cat. Put a sign on your dog while you walk him. Talk to others walking their dogs. Everyone needs to know what the government is doing – or more appropriately, trying to keep us and others from having a choice.


#1. You’re not loud enough

Start knowing. If you don’t know, read. Ask questions. TALK to people. Be educated. If I don’t know something, I ask questions. Find valid sources for your questions about ANYTHING. Legislative, safety, ingredients, research, or other questions you have. Then get LOUDER.


#HR1136

Put up your dukes.

Don’t be shy.

Make some noise.

Get LOUDER.

“Regulations should be based on evidence and the FDA doesn’t have the evidence to say that vaping is a harmful product.” ~ Congressman Tom Cole


The fight for ourselves is nowhere near the end. Educating EVERYONE from our local city government to the highest offices in the land is essential.

This is the most important thing in the United States at the moment for the vaping community:

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Discusses the Cole-Bishop Amendment with Nicopure Labs

Here as well:

Cole and Bishop Introduce The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017

Here as well:

Hope for vapers: New bill could halt FDA e-cigarette prohibition

Pending here:

H.R.1136


My article on Vaping Media is here:

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

 


E-cigarette NEWS Monday thru Friday is here

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



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I’m not shutting up.

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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While you were vaping…

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Many things are taking place right under your nose in the world. Are you awake? Are you paying attention? This, the way you’ve quit, switched or dual used, is under direct attack.

Regulations, restrictions, taxes and BANS.

Are you mad yet? NO? Then I’m not doing my “job”.

It STILL stuns me to see ~disinterest~ in this cause, and pisses me off more to see (MOST, not all) vendors still nonchalantly carrying on like nothing is happening. (Ask them WHY).

 

There are people who may want to switch but are afraid and still misinformed.

THAT keeps me going for people who don’t know better, like this.

 

I’m not going ANYWHERE. I’m NOT shutting UP.

Moving on.

 


 

Thank you, Paula for posting this on facebook.

This is something “Public Health” researchers should’ve been applying their efforts in and doing all along:

IF YOU USE CERAMIC COILS, you MUST read the link below.

Imagine for a moment – if “public health” research was focused on THIS type of thing from the start… how much further along we’d be.

The Truth and Science behind Ceramic Coils


 

The Right To Vape tour is kicking off their “nationwide grassroots campaign and bus tour led by a coalition of small businesses, consumers, trade associations, and public policy organizations. The Right to Vape coalition is organizing a series of press conferences, rallies, and town halls aimed at urging Congress to bring an end to the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory war on vaping.”


 

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch hit us with his direct and “no holds barred” style interview releasing part 1 of an interview with Professor Glantz.


 

A Billion Lives director, Aaron Beibert has created a ruckus. Here he is being interviewed by Forbes columnist Jared Meyer:

Government Puts Tobacco Interests Above a Billion Lives

 

Facebook is censoring an article, about a FILM, about not smoking…..again…


 

“The largest threat to is an informed consumer.”

 

Other than the obvious things above, there are two very distinct points in this fight.

1. Nicotine is NOT a tobacco product. (Reminder: Milk is not beef, syrup is not wood.)

2.  Nicotine is NOT addicive.

 

#1 will will never be admitted for the obvious missing tax revenue reasons…so we have to turn this around.

#2, since it is, for all intents and purposes, THEIR claim…they need to prove themselves.


 

IMHO THE only two weak, yet still contentious points in this fight from anyone still unaware and trying to make a point to their peers are:

The children™ and the “long term effects“.

 

We all know those points are waterboarding, brainwashing public health gibberish to attract unicorns.

It is about health, after all. Tasting blood yet?


 

I decided to make this video about nicotine NOT being addictive.

Agree, disagree. Do what you like.

Flame me publicly, privately or don’t say a word.

You can post your science in the comment section below.

I’m looking for addiction, in humans, without tobacco or MAOI’s for everyone to see.

I’ll wait. Until then:

 

 

 


 

Finally, if you’re sitting upright and able to continue after the shock and awe of the nicotine lie….

 

Speaking of causing a ruckus… I’m partnering with David Goerlitz, The Former Winston Man.

Now…

The Gloves Are OFF.

 

 


 

If you don’t know who David Goerlitz is, you will.

 

There is MUCH more to come. In the meantime:

A podcast Via The Heartland Institute:

David Goerlitz: The Winston Man

 


 

Via THE Fergus Mason:

David Goerlitz Interview: The Winston Man Talks Tobacco and Vaping

 


 

Mine, for reference

 


 

August8th.org

 


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More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Has your Doctor noticed you’re educating THEM?

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You PROUDLY tell your Doctor, Medical – Health Professional:

“I quit smoking” with e-cigs”!

The success in not smoking is profound in a smoker turned non-smoker’s mind.

It is a personal VICTORY.

It is one accomplishment some thought and were convinced

they never would attain.


I “met” Ray online at the end of last year. He is a self-admitted “old crank”. I love old cranks.

Please see Ray’s story here.

Some in this survey are 40 – 50 year smokers.


The pride in telling your health professional the many things is a great feeling.


Some would like to continue the misleading statements & rhetoric of the old school stupidity.

Many motives for doing so.

Some in the public health arena would like to consider e-cigarettes the same as smoking. They would rather you still feel defeated –

NOW condemning you for doing what they’ve told you to DO all along.


Some are simply irresponsible. Dr. Gounder claims she is:

doctor / internal medicine / infectious diseases / domestic & global public health / medical journalism

on her Twitter Profile.

I say she’s other things. One of those start with Lazy.



I presume she just can’t find research on the internet. Huh.

A “professional”. Stating “medical journalism” is like me saying I’m a Doctor, I suppose.

I must have the credentials by now!

Make a NOTE to yourself as you see the graphic below –  these are statements unfounded, and just believed or contrived by ANOTHER person.

Not their “own” thoughts. Clickbait.

Does Dr. Gounder, have HER own research? Imagine? “Because someone else says so, it must be true”.

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We know they are not. Imagine the irresponsibility of Dr. Gounder in HER statements.

She’s not the only one.



We have SCIENCE & Research here.

We have Medical Professionals WORLDWIDE here.

Here’s a glance at what the comments are from vapers worldwide from this survey

Please click here to take

The Vaping Truth Survey

it if you haven’t!


These are YOUR voices.. Again, these are worldwide, from 47 countries, just a part of over 2,400 participants,

language & spelling is intact. Unedited.

Question 28: Has your Doctor/Health Care provider noticed and/or noted these changes in your medical records since using an e-cigarette


My doctor is very positive to gaping even though she has never smoked or tried it herself. Today, 5:47AM
Doctor commented that it had been a long time since she’d seen me. I told her I felt a LOT better all of the time since I’d switched to an e-cigarette. She congratulated me and encouraged me to stay smoke-free.
My dentist said ” wow you quite smoking” before I had a chance to explain how.
I’m a guy. I don’t go to doctors unless dying
My Doctor has encouraged me to stick to the e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking.
Really see doctor so not aware but dentist and hygienist both very positively in favour of ecigs
Have actually helped educate my doctor on ecigarettes and vaping.
My lung capacity has increased
my dr did not encourage it but does now
Im from canada. It does work that way here.
After a year and a half observing the changes in me, my doctor has opened up and truly listened to what I could tell him about the benefits of vaping to quit smoking.
My family doctor said it was a great way to get away from smoking
recently had surgery due to a fracture – not all Canadians can walk on water (ice). The surgeon viewed it as quitting smoking. I recently found a new family doctor who has her doubts.
My Doctor / Health Care provider encouraged it. & I am listed as a non-smoker on my health insurance as well.
I have not had a reason to see a Dr since switching to ecigs.I haven’t even had so much as a chest cold in over 2yrs since switchinng to ecigs.
My A1C went down, my blood pressure went down, I feel 100% better in just seven months.
At my last visit I was one year smoke free, doctor congratulated me. When I told him the only way I could finally quit was using vapor products, he stated I should consider quitting them as well. I am looking for a new doctor now!
Lungs cleared
All the reasons my doctor gave me to quit smoking are fixed, but he still suggests my vape will cause worse damage.
The cardiovascular specialist was the one that encouraged it – he was absolutely delighted the last time I saw him and told him I was switching. For him, it was the carbon monoxide from smoking that was the primary culprit and risk factor in my PVD. The internist not so much, but the dramatic change in my health since 2008 and my total lack of need for acute visits since then speak for themselves.
Insurance counts me a a tobacco user to get a surcharge added.
I don’t go to the doctor often.
I told my doctor but I do not know if I am listed as a non-smoker.
I am no longer a “smoker”!!

Doctor considers me a former smoker, just as she would if I were using nicotine gum or patches.

My long time doctor has noticed switching in blood tests. She says she cannot advocate the use of e-cigs but also says I should not go back to smoking what I smoked before. She works for a private health company tho and she has to follow company policy – she has implied to me in many ways that the absence of pack-a-day smoking is doing wonders, regardless of the substitute.
Seldom see doctor, get impression he/she wouldn’t be interested. Asthma nurse very impressed said “Whatever you’re doing keep on doing it” Listed me as ex-smoker.

I told my doctor that I vape and he said “but you’re not smoking, right” I said “no” and he said “that’s good”

Only been vaping exclusively 5 months and no scheduled appt’s yet
My Doctor considers me a non smoker and has changed his attitude toward ecigarettes since he has seen the physical proof. I have been using a cpap machine for over 3 years; my sleep therapy consultant has recorded a reduction in my dependence on my machine.
my dentist noticed a difference
My life assurance company class me as a non smoker now
My health teast were better. Alot better
Dr asked when I gave up, (at the time I last saw him,) and I said 3 years ago, but that I still use ecigs. He put me down as a non-smoker. 🙂

I also have a friend that had a heart attack that was a heavy smoker! His doctor told him to quit tobacco that day and if he wanted nicotine then he needed to start vaping! Or quit all together! He vapes and his doctor says his heart is doing well!

My doctor is amazed that I was able to quit and to stay off of cigarettes, but still isn’t so sure that e-cigarettes are OK.

Astounding information.

Please keep it up!

EDUCATE your health professionals!

Please take the Vaping Truth Survey here!


Here’s a couple examples as to what THEY are SAYING so far:

Medical Professionals say

WHAT about E-Cigarettes?

IF you ARE a health professional

Please take the

Health Care Professionals survey here!



As always,

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin.

Guilty By Association. HELLO!

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PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

I, with hundreds – thousands actually – of others – tweet my ass of at politicians. “Experts”. Doctors. The CDC. Directors of organizations. Tie wearing wanna be scientists who are actually journalists. Tobacco control “experts” with sociology and mechanical degrees, upset that they aren’t real doctors or scientists, so far out of their domain in the e-cig/vaping world, they think there’s smoke in vaping. Doctors with NO clue as to what they’re saying. Going on the latest “study”. Nothing of their own. They spout others studies falsely attaining a hundred retweets to gain only popularity in the latest lie. Sometimes proper engagement is called for, sometimes I go all 10 year old on ’em.


Then there’s the others. MUCH smarter than I am. I admire so many. They keep ME in check at times.

Friends On Twitter.

Then there are Vendors. Of those 4,000 or so on my list I’d venture to say there are thousands.


Broony, down under…

posed this question.

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I don’t either. I don’t understand…..

I tweeted this petition yesterday – not only to get the word out – but to “see” if vendors would retweet it.

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

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Sadly I was disappointed.

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I won’t say ALL vendors were online yesterday morning. I won’t say EVERY vendor on my list following me saw this tweet.

I will say NO vendor, reviewer or brick & mortar retweeted this tweet with complete confidence.

YOU HAVE THE AUDIENCE!!! USE THAT!

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What do you want, Kevin? Retweets?

Um, nope. You can copy it, tweet it as if it were your own for all I care. SOME of you DO.


Another one caught my eye as they will.

I try very hard not to promote vendors. Not that I don’t want to, it’s that there are SO many of you – who would I pick?

I have not used ONE vendor product/eliquid on my list, but I know I’ve heard good things about a few of them via other tweets, other people I follow & some reviewers.

I understand to SOME extent you, as a vendor – brick & mortar –  have an image to uphold. I get it.

I also get that if you don’t become involved, you’re in jeopardy of losing it all.

“It can’t happen to me”.

If you don’t “lose it all”, you’ll just pass on the cost to the customer, right? Go ahead, you didn’t educate your customers, and can pass it off like you didn’t know…..It’s YOUR BUSINESS to KNOW.

Explain a SEVENTY PERCENT SALES TAX to your customer.

Links to Trade Organizations are at the top left of this blog-

and if I typed correctly  – they’re on the right as well->>>>

Well, “there were legal battles, I did what I could and now I’m struggling to stay in business”.

Think about that statement before you have to say it. “It can’t happen to me”.

Am I wrong? Will people go to online sales and forget about you?

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Did you forget why you are doing what you do? Helping people. Doing what you love. Making money in the process.

Am I right? Who cares, it’s not about right or wrong at this point……….I digress.


510ego.com is one example of a vendor who is actively engagingwell enough I’d take the time to screen shot it and point it out in my silly little blog.

I’ll point out & can’t point out enough that some of you do. There ARE other vendors/reviewers and brick/mortars who advocate as well, (you know who you are). If the shoe fits. 510ego.com DOES engage.


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Continues to do so.

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions


More importantly, you know if you DON’T. The vendors who will be pissed off at this blog. That’s who.

If you don’t have links to calls to action, don’t think of tweets on your own or retweet imperative information, you’re not a member of a trade group, if you’re not actively involved in showing your customers there are organizations actively seeking to regulate, tax, restrict & ban across the world,

Restrictions, Bans, Laws. Page One.

Restrictions, Bans, Laws. Page TWO.

You can kindly and unceremoniously unfollow me.

Really. Kiss my vaping ass.

I’d rather you didn’t, I’d rather work together and inspire each other. Your choice.


PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

If you’re running an actual business, you know – with paying taxes & licensed in your state, consider

Focusing on a customer who has interest in your product to stop smoking.

Keeping that customer. The opportunity to educate that customer is in your hands.

Joining a trade group. Tell customers about associations. TELL them what is going on.

Graphic below Courtesy @VaEHp on Twitter:

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YOU have the power.

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How are you going to keep that customer if you are regulated, taxed, restricted or banned out of business?

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

You’ll be sweeping up the floor wondering how you went out of business.

Here’s my handcheck.

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Here’s Alan Beard’s View



If you’re ONLINE, you can have links on your site. What does that cost you?

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If you’re a brick & mortar, you can have *idea stolen from someone on facebook*

a monitor running vaping videos from MANY sources.

You can have a touch screen / computer kiosk where bookmarks are on your counter.

LINK some important sites.

http://nicotinepolicy.net/

http://gfn.net.co/

http://www.ecigarette-politics.com/

http://www.clivebates.com/

http://vapers.org.uk/

http://nnalliance.org/

http://www.vapourtrails.tv/

http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php

http://sciencecig.wordpress.com/


Pick some from either side of this blog.

Educate your customers. USE those resources. Most of them are by donation only.

Q. What’s it cost to ? Great question! What’s your life worth?

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions


Click here to take

“The Vaping Truth Survey”


Here’s an example of who we’re fighting for.

She Walked In To A Vape Shop.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Battle Lines & Bruises. I get by with a little help from my friends.

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I tweet what comes to mind about vaping. For that matter, I blog the same way! I rarely have a plan, Almost off the cuff, I take chances and just go with the flow. Sometimes I jump in head first, sometimes I star a tweet, almost always retweet… sometimes I leave well enough alone.


Sometimes I’ll drag it and beat it and find it again because it pissed me off enough to add two more cents into the barrel of monkeys. I’ll take the lead, I’ll putz along behind two hours later…

LOVING the people I follow and who follow me, for their dedication, teamwork, awareness…. and much more… we really are like a huge global family, we don’t always agree, we definitely watch out for each other and when its time for someone else to do the dishes, we do them.


I try optimism, yet the lure of lies within the tweets I see or that are pointed out to me almost always bring me to pessimistic side of me at best. I kind of go “good cop/bad cop”. Like the vaping devil’s advocate, I ~try~ to have a standard, giving a chance to anyone to see the opposite side, yet knowing it may be on deaf ears.

That’s ok, it’s the followers of that person I’m more concerned about seeing the followup…with the original tweeter battered and bruised with the truth. Normally, one or 12 will jump in with a link, a statement  – and have a knack for being there. I don’t often see that with “the other side”. They leave themselves to us to either show the truth or be tweeted alive….


I’m still learning – from all of you, and I thank you for it. We’re either tweeting to the choir or tweeting to someone with a predisposed position. Rarely can there be a change of heart, thought, goal or motive…. but we’re doing it anyway!


I try humor (try, it’s not always “funny” I’ll admit). Truth. Valiance. Hero & villian within the same tweet on occasion. Sarcasm. Evil thoughts. Friendly questions…. sometimes I’m just an ass. Please note, I am not an expert. Not “trained” in social media, and certainly don’t know what I’m doing half the time, faking it the other half. 🙂 I see others doing. Not being afraid. Taking “social risk” if you will, with or without thought. Tweeting their asses off for the better of man/womankind.


We, and more than likely you who are reading this, are an advocate. We’re waiting for the next “bad news” story. It might *doubt it* actually be true. With global emphasis on “how bad” e-cigs are, we’re paying attention worldwide, we’re not uneasy about tweeting mayors, senators, governors, organizations like the CDC & FDA…the President himself… it doesn’t mean I (we) always take the “best way” to handle situations, but it’s how we roll… and I’ve been told I was “over the top” very early in my twitter account by a vendor..one time, and I couldn’t believe I was even close yet.  🙂


There can be some very serious damage control to be done when one tweet says “dangers” from an “expert” or health pro and so on……and thousands see and some believe before I or others have to assess their intention. The perception is that we’re ganging up on people when we see an idiotic tweet in regards to bans, restrictions, children, taxing, dangers….

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That’s important to me and others who are advocating and standing up to these lies, to

“cut them off at the tweet”

so to speak. Advocating in the vaping world can be such a blast, and such a draining effort at times. I know I’ll do it whether I’m encouraged or not, retweeted or not. It’s about everyone – current smokers afraid who may see the misinformation, people who aren’t sure, and it is about future smokers and their choice as well.

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Sometimes it’s a snipe hunt. I realize some health/control people like my pal Simon Chapman have ulterior motives. I’ve been following him quite a while. He finally blocked me. It took a while for him to hit that block button, though.


Simon recently called (vapers) out here like he’s done so many times…

simon and the infant

I saw no point other than to respond the way I did here if you’re so inclined:

https://twitter.com/SimonChapman6/status/594373015778959360


Had I provoked him? I didn’t think so, at least not on that particular tweet, but yes, yes I have. I did after, and made them much more personal and tailored directly to him. Questioning his integrity, questioning his intelligence. Well then he blocked, and for a lack of better terms, He’s blocked bigger and better folks than myself long before I started and he’ll do it forever.

I followed him and others, to not only see the idiocy of their tweets for my own enjoyment, I figured I may learn something from him along the way.

I learn things about wind farms and tobacco control from people like simple Simon.

He’s the “expert”, right?

Reducing tobacco use should be the priority….Shouldn’t we be on on the same side?

I’ll miss you Simple Simon!


Lets move on down the vape trail a bit. I try my best to be civil, but in the end, advocacy, in my mind, has no battle line. Bruises are common, some will block without provocation, some will tweet & tweet until there’s just a big circle of stupidity…..and not care in the end.

Some will be awesome and at least pretend to understand even if they don’t, and some flat get it right away.

The pretenders and the get it right away folks are the best.

It’s not in my nature to be just “nice”.

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Some of my fellow tweeters are unbelievably awesome at it. I absolutely admire you who keep your calm, cool & composure. I try, but in the long run, I’m more reactionary and constantly at the line of incorrigible.


I don’t believe when there are things like this – that there’s a line.

bezanis

Mr. Bezanis is obviously an idiot, so we’ll move on.


When I see something from a Tobacco Control group, Cancer, actual Doctors, Public Health… and it’s irresponsible, I make it my mission to spot check these people.

I added the words after in the graphic below to post to them, but you get the picture in their tweet & mine.

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I can bore you with these as well from Tobacco Free Broward if you’re interested…

https://twitter.com/NoSmokeBroward/status/587638692438761474



We, with all our might by being advocates are trying to get a message across to the world about vaping.

There are a FEW vendors who do as well, but almost all I see are individuals. Unpaid and very committed to the vaping cause & community in various ways and means.

Radio shows, chats, facebook pages, multiple facebook pages… running meets. Advocating in court. Calling representatives. The works. Do something.


There IS notblowingsmoke.org

and what an AWESOME site it is.

No blog of mine goes without the mention of two things.

Research:

www.ecigarette-research.org

and Medical Professionals at  M.O.V.E.

Along with tweeting & facebook, we have blogs.

ANYthing you can do to make people aware that vaping is better than smoking as an alternative, DO IT.


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And last but not least at the end of this blog…

Vape Me Stoopid

This one, Vape Me Stoopid……… (and many MANY more) has my respect

for many things….


The undying

“Advocate, Reviewer, Quiet Co-host with VapinGreek on

My voice is my own & no1 elses”.


Rarely a day goes by I don’t see her tweeting. Calling out anyone, anything. Vendors. Health. Tobacco. She’s not any different than anyone else,  just like probably all of you reading this, there’s dedication and diligence to the cause on her part. She’s been around a few days…

She’s got Tweet Rage on her website. Un-f’n-believable with her thoughts. Among others, she helped me on my survey early on – on Facebook….

and about two months later I made the connection as to who she was…


This week, there was a different kind of blog from this woman who’s gone as far as talking/sounding like a frog, and telling me . 🙂

She also has predicted the FUTURE of vaping in 20 years…..


Those who inspire are inspired by others. I like to think of her as VMS…

I would like to thank her publicly for BEING VMS.

…………….she’s got a gofundme page, and a long road home………….

If you can, do what you can for her.

If you can’t, please share it and pass it on.

I’ll let her tell her story:

http://vapemestoopid.co.uk/the-long-road-home-another-adventure-for-vms/


Keep On Advocating and

Keep On #Vaping On.

Kevin.

Dear Stanton Glantz; I do not understand the goal of Tobacco Control .

S For Immediate Release Wednesday, March 25, 2015 To: Center for Tobacco Control / Research & Education, University of California, San Francisco. Attention: Distinguished Professor Of Tobacco Control, Stanton Glantz:


Mr. Glantz, if your goal is to get people off tobacco, as a Distinguished Professor Of Tobacco Control, I must point out that a 1st year high school chemistry student can see e-cigarettes are MUCH less harmful. I do not understand the goal and can only conclude you have become delusional. I question your “sudden” support of the CDPH. You are stating that the goal of your department and that of the CDPH is not first and foremost for public health?


You state in your blog that “It is the best thing out there so far”… now you’re back on their side? Were there doubts of their performance thus far?

One gleaming example of a long standing, ever-failing cash filled campaign is the “war on drugs”. There’s still a problem, and there’s still a war. Tobacco control, as you are well aware has its own battle scars, but I digress.


I urge you, in fact IMPLORE you to step back from this issue for a moment, think outside the box, and put your best foot forward in becoming one more of many standing up in the field with others. With resources at your disposal & your evidently proud and tenacious nature, you could help change the world.


I encourage swift, immediate healthy engagement by you and staff. Please contact the M.O.V.E. organization as Researchers, Scientists, Doctors, Nurses & other responsible Health Professionals are there. See what they have for truth & research on the matter; consider becoming a growing part of it. As a leading researcher yourself, this should be a piece of cake.


(M.O.V.E.) https://sciencecig.wordpress.com/move/ Please also see proper research that has already occurred: (Ecigarette Research) http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php


Please, if you are in doubt of the sincerity of this post, delete it. I dare you. You don’t have to answer and certainly you don’t have to post it. You are however, well aware, regardless of your views or claims by the very nature of receipt of this correspondence, there ARE answers, facts, science and research, and they are not hiding. I will post this to your blog, Twitter, Facebook and my blog will hold it for posterity. I like facts. I like engagement. You are free to come to my blog and autograph it any way you like. You know – if it’s worth the public health’s time…. (I have to “approve” comments, but I will not delete a word, so I freely invite you to do so).


It seems unimportant and ignored, even seems to conveniently elude some IN the research world, public health and media. “Gut” feelings, emotions and opinion are not science. Can’t you correspond with one another? I simply challenge you to either A. Check those two sites, contact Dr. Farsalinos directly here drfarsalinos@ecigarette-research.org with ANY question B. Dispute them at that point with your own research. Be prepared as I am sure you are, for scrutiny on how it is done.



You see, (I) we as vapers are not looking for the “best” answers to studies fitting our needs nor to be on “our side”, Mr. Glantz. Good OR bad, we are looking for the truth, and we seek those who will tell it like it is. The ONLY thing we’re not sure of is “long term” effects-that is boringly claimed  a   lot    and so far, I say not one of us has died from vaping. We’re willing to take our chances over tobacco, and we’re healthier in the process.


These have been around for more than 10 years and are still more effective and MUCH safer, in fact SAFE compared to combustible and traditional cigarettes. The fact that you deny any other alternative is ironic, irresponsible, counter-productive, and completely unacceptable to your own goal in “tobacco control”.


I am sure you are aware of tactics to other campaigns in the tobacco world. If you’re wrong once and it is corrected it is a mistake. Twice is an irresponsible act. When it is a campaign in my “uneducated” hypothesis, to deter people and without question confuse some, you keep them on combustible tobacco by the very lies perpetuated by it. Leading public health researchers’ are calling for tobacco to be phased out by 2040, a sad, costly and detrimental twenty-five year goal to many lives.


The campaign “Still Blowing Smoke” you mention in the blog is right about one thing.

This is about children and the adult relatives surrounding that child being able to have a viable choice other than tobacco, when all other options simply fall well short with traditional nicotine reduction methods. Please check and evaluate the failure rate on those. Tobacco is simply an adult choice for anyone. Get off the “control” of e-cigarettes, or get on the responsibility of proper science and research. E-cigarettes work as a way to get off tobacco for those who choose to do so and should be and remain a choice. The website Not Blowing Smoke has truth and science in it.


Well educated people can learn from those of us without “degrees”, Mr. Glantz, and are better people for it. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you need to change rooms. This is what tobacco control has been looking for all these years. It’s right in the palm of your hands. You can choose to grow a pair and effectively end tobacco without even trying, or you can continue on your path of denial as you are, or like it says in the movie you are in – – –



presenting yourself in the media, health and scientific community as an authority, yet having the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public “threats” ranging from “toxic chemicals” to “cancer”- irresponsibly as you are at the moment. Does that sound familiar?



I am just one person; I am a father, husband, and former smoker who stopped with an e-cigarette in just under two days, tobacco free almost two years. Kevin Crowley Email: kevincrowley@hotmail.com Blog: https://vapinglinks.wordpress.com/

One from Nancy on Twitter that has not been approved:

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Vaping Saves Lives. Voices From The Survey.

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This is you. At the beginning of the Vaping Truth Survey (Final Analysis), I wanted to collect answers, and create a collective voice based on our experiences of vaping for others to see and find – like talking to a friend about it. No, it’s not scientific. I don’t always look to science to find out if something works for others. I just want to see other opinions, views and experiences they’ve had to help with my decision.

Think how one more smoker or tobacco user, if they like, can read about it privately while contemplating it like we all did after a discussion with themselves or a loved one about it, searching for answers to vaping. Maybe they are afraid to ask someone. Maybe they don’t know anyone who vapes. Maybe pride is in the way. Maybe they just believe the misinformation in the media, perpetuated by “experts”. We all know the media, public health and politicians conveniently won’t figure out where to find valid research here:  Real Research

They don’t tell you there is a medical community well on board here with: M.O.V.E

They won’t see this extensive and powerful research done by Kellie Forbes (BScN RN, a member of M.O.V.E.) to help others to find a way to the truth here in PDF form: Vaping-the-truth-USA

or her interview with the M.O.V.E. organization here:

INTERVIEW WITH KELLIE FORBES


With over 7,000 worldwide participating from 72 countries, there is a collection of information for those looking quietly on the internet for answers about it… and I hope this blog is a point to find truth. We’re not all exactly the same, we don’t have the exact same experiences, but collectively, we share a common thread. We know vaping works, and we want others to know it, hands down.

I chose to search “saves lives” and to that effect on the “Any other comments? Suggestions? Thanks for taking this survey!” section on #15….

I said you had a voice. You chose to use those voices. Here are just a fewand I thank you for it.

No edits, just what you put:



professor peter hajeck said in a youtube video published by his university earlier this year that in years to come, this whole contraversy will be written about in history books. i hope the current day opponents of e-cigs can live with themselves when they realise if they had been open with the science and truth about this product from the start, more lives could have been lengthened and saved.
Thursday, Dec 18th 7:17PM


Vaping has saved me. I smell, look and feel better. People aren’t repulsed by my scent when I come inside a room. I am more confident in myself when I talk to others. No more, “I hope I don’t smell like ashes.” I am truly a much happier person.
Thursday, Dec 18th 8:53PM


I vape. I have regained my health and I have regained hopes for a long life not cut short by cancer. It has literally changed my life and I love it. I gave up nothing and gained everything.
Friday, Dec 19th 3:49PM


Vaping has Saved my life, I am in no doubt about that. I have Mild Asthma and since I started Vaping I have had the same inhaler for Eighteen Months as opposed to every Six Weeks when I Smoked
Saturday, Dec 20th 7:24AM


Vaping has changed my life in so many great ways….. politicians remember… I vape! And I also VOTE! Try to take my vape I will take your vote!
Saturday, Dec 20th 11:18AM


Vaping has saved my life. After smoking 42 years my doctor told me I have never been so healthy and asked me what I was doing different. That is when I told him I quit smoking and now vape. He told me to keep on vaping then.
Saturday, Dec 20th 11:55AM


Vaping has saved my life. I am so glad I made the switch. Not only has it saved me money (even though I have bought a few mods and juice), but my health (both mental and physical) are much MUCH better
Saturday, Dec 20th 3:20PM


Thanks to all of the unseen people who are giving of themselves to make vaping an acceptable alternative to smoking. They have saved countless lives with hardly a word of thanks.
Saturday, Dec 20th 10:48PM


Please, please… anything you can do to make Vaping more widely known and available to the public will be welcome.
Vaping saved me from smoking and probable serious health issues. I’m sure many others would also see the same benefit I have – if only Governments and business would get out of the way and make it available for all smokers.
Sunday, Dec 21st 12:55AM


Vaping saved me 3000 Euro a year!
Sunday, Dec 21st 8:07AM


RELAX AND VAPE, onwards and upwards. The best is yet to come if we vapors are vocal about keeping the government from ruining our new industry that has already saved countless lives and not to mention countless tax dollars that would have been spent on medical bills for people dieing from smoking related illnesses.
DOWN WITH BIG TOBACCO! They are killers.
Sunday, Dec 21st 5:23PM


I feel it’s saved my life!
Monday, Dec 22nd 12:31AM


Vaping saved my life. I believe it isn’t natural and in no way should be endorsed for everyone to do but it should be encouraged to smokers to end smoking. Honestly, I don’t even eat candy anymore because of vaping. I can just put whatever flavor juice I want instead. I watched people hack and cough around cigarette smoke and my grandmother is sitting in a chair dying from stage 4 emphysema from smoking all her life. My children used to cough when I would go for a smoke break and come back inside. That’s what opened my eyes that I needed to quit. Smoking kills and it’s been proven. It hasn’t for vaping.
Monday, Dec 22nd 1:13AM


vaping saved my mothers life
Monday, Dec 22nd 7:51PM


Vaping saved my life!
Tuesday, Dec 23rd 3:19AM


Vaping has saved my life. I am a healthier person due to vaping. Vaping works. I am a non smoker
Saturday, Dec 27th 9:41AM


Vaping saved my life! I will NEVER stop vaping no matter what! My whole family has stopped smoking and started vaping and I am proud of them all, it has impacted all of us in so many ways from health to safety.
Saturday, Dec 27th 10:13AM


VAPING I BELIEVE
SAVED MY LIFE
Friday, Jan 2nd 11:24AM


Best stop smoking device ever created. Perhaps the biggest breakthrough in public health in terms of potential lives saved since penicillin. How can anyone in their right mind hinder this instead of championing it?
Tuesday, Jan 13th 12:44AM


Vaping has literally saved my life – I was borderline COPD and emphysema, and both have reversed to the point where it’s almost impossible to tell I ever smoked.
Tuesday, Jan 20th 12:39PM


None, other than this: I believe that vaping has saved / extended my life.
Tuesday, Jan 20th 2:26PM


Without a doubt in my opinion, vaping works. I have no doubt in my mind that vaping has saved my life.
Saturday, Jan 24th 5:29AM


I tried patches, gum, chantix, we’ll but in & cold turkey. Nothing made me quit smoking until I discovered vaping. I feel so much healthier l. I don’t cough anymore or cough up nasty phlegm. I don’t get short of breath. I feel like I can breath. I smell and taste so much better. Best of all, I don’t stunk like an ashtray anymore. Vaping saved my life!
Saturday, Jan 24th 2:44PM


Vaping has saved my life.
Vaping has changed my life. I wish more people saw the advantages of switching to vaping.. Vape on!
Monday, Dec 22nd 9:01PM


Vaping has changed not only my life but many others. Never would i have thought it worked until i tried it and im very very thankful i did. I feel better and better as the days go on.
Tuesday, Dec 23rd 8:45AM


vaping changed my life!
Thursday, Dec 25th 10:07PM


Vaping has changed my life ! Every smoker should try it and help us make this a smoke free world .
Friday, Dec 26th 2:20PM


I always use the term “switched” not quit because I still have nicotine in my juice and I’m still performing the same steps I would if I were “smoking” cigarettes, putting something to my mouth(although holding it differently) and inhaling,I’ve just changed some of the ingredients. Telling me to get rid of my nicotine and flavors completely, is like telling someone to drink unflavored decaffeinated coffee only, it won’t happen. I really hope we don’t lose our right to vape.
Sunday, Dec 28th 11:48AM


I FEEL AS THO MY LIFE HAS CHANGED. THE BALL AND CHAIN IS CUT FREE. I NO LONGER FEEL CONTROLLED, I SMELL GREAT, AND I FEEL WONDERFUL. NOW SINCE I DID THIS SURVEY WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHERE PPL GO TO ENTER CONTEST’S TO WIN UPGRADE’S. I’VE NVER WON ANYTHING EXCEPT I HAVE ONE TH FIGHT ON SMOKING, AMEN
Tuesday, Dec 30th 8:39PM


Thanks for making this survey. My answers were sincere for being past my bedtime. Vaping matters to me; It changed our lives for the better. I would appreciate a little extra safety regarding the liquids, and metals used for tanks/coils. I do not, however, wish to move backward where nicotine consumption is concerned. I honestly believe the negativity heaped on vaping resonates in a not-so-coincidental way with the wishes of tobacco companies; namely that vaping should go away. If anything is a gateway drug for cigarettes I would look toward stress. The idea people are going to exodus from vaping to cigarettes is comically dangerous. Kinda like our politicians.

Wednesday, Dec 31st 6:51AM




Lots more on the blog… more voices are coming…. 🙂

Keep ON #Vaping ON.

Kevin


Vaping Health Benefits. Who’s hiding the truth?

How can what is beneficial about vaping be hiding in plain sight from almost every media report?

They must have an agenda.

What the media and studies from science doesn’t tell you about vaping, we will.

Vapers have a voice.scientist

Below are 100 unedited answers just as they came in  (from around the world, language & spelling are unimportant).

from participants to question number 7 from The Vaping Truth Survey. I copied/pasted just one page:

Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping?

These are just one hundred voices as they answered them.

If you believe these are anecdotal, please refer  Beneficial Bias before proceeding.

Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping?



• I personally feel much better, More energy and just better in general,


• Skin better. Smell less. Sense of smell and taste improved. Don’t honestly know if am listed as a non smoker on my medical chart


• asthma only bothers me now if I have a cold of flu, otherwise I rarely use my inhaler.


• Beter taste, smell again!


• Because I was on steroids and antibiotics 2 or 3 times a year plus emergency admissions for pulmonary infections which exacerbated asthma and needed oxygen. No longer prescribed seretide and use 2 puffs of atrovent before bed which I am not sure I need really.


• My overall body wellness has significantly improved. Teeth are becoming white again. My face has a healthy pink color.


• Sadly I can’t say I feel better


• My COPD symptoms are greatly reduced – I can now climb stairs, walk for miles and do all sorts of things I haven’t been able to do for years.


• I just physically feel better, have more breath, don’t get winded as easily. When I was a smoker, I would have a cough almost all fall/winter, but now I don’t, and I love it!


• + No more smell, phlegm in the morning, etc


• Year before i went to the vaping, i was in the army. On army i had every morning 30 minutes of coughing and puking because of the cigs. Now my mornings are nothing like that.


• Yes, but they are minor because in other ways I’m still living the lifestyle of a smoker so I don’t exercise as much as I should.


• Hair seems to grow faster, same with nails


• Massive improvement in health – beyond anything l could have ever dreamt of when l was smoking. For me this is the most important thing and the overwhelming reason for trying e-cigs. I have ‘before and after’ medical records which confirm the improvement so it’s not imaginary


• My taste is back, I dont cough in the mornings, no more phloem and my sense of smell as improved slightly.


• Still coughing after 8 months vaping


• Breathing without wheezing, not coughing up phlegm in the morning, less breathless when brisk walking


• No more coughing. Cycle much easier.


I wanted an alternative to anti-depressants and reading the latest data on nicotine in that area made me think it was worth a try.


• I bike commute, i don’t own a car as well as run. I can tell you without a doubt that my breathing and endurance have benefited


• I was having massive spikes of pain in my chest and lungs before I picked up vaping, and they have gone away, with an increase in lung capacity.


• I used to have trouble walking up multiple flights of stairs, or running long distances. I’d also wake up in the morning any my chest felt too tight to take a full breath. Now all of those are symptoms are significantly better; and best of all my lungs feel twice the size.


• I had a nasty smokers cough, that has now gone.


• I do a lot of mountain walking and have a physical job. Since starting vaping my endurance levels are much higher.


• I even started doing 3 mile runs and joined a gym for the first time in ages since I can finally breathe again.


• Sore throat


When the liquid gets into my mouth that’s all i taste. it burns my lips. apparently this is common.its called over vaping?


• I have copd with out vaping I would have started smoking again I was on the verge .


• I can taste food again!


• i had chronic bronchitis. it’s gone.


• My health has vastly improved since I made the switch to vaping. I can breathe better, I no longer have a constant cough, and I don’t wheeze while working or at the gym. Also, my blood pressure has gone back to an even, normal level, and the circulation in my hands and feet has greatly improved.


• Health issues were short term and involved the usual side effects of quitting smoking. Aside from the cravings, the side effects of quitting smoking are one of the barriers I was never able to overcome. Plus, I gained a little weight as my senses of taste and smell returned.


• I know longer have smokers cough which used to affect me badly especially in the mornings. I used to cough to the point or retching every morning when I smoked.


• My chest does not feel tight when I wake up in the mornings


Breath better was the first thing I noticed. With that came more energy. Then I started noticing my sense of smell had improved. Most notably from smelling smokers for the first time and thinking “I used to stink like that?”


• can now expand lungs to the full, which couldn’t do with smoking. don’t smell of smoke: clothes and at home. breath is better, generally feel healthier.


• I can run much further, faster, and longer, since switching to e-cigs


I will put this in my own words. I am feeling better . I can breath better when going up stairs or running. I am sleeping better and I am not getting sick with colds. I dont have headache like I use too.


• My health has suffered through ageing, I truly believe I would be less healthy had I not stopped smoking.


• I was a healthy smoker


• I am not winded anymore..can run up stairs without feeling ill. I missed my sinisitis/bronchitis infection this year (which lead to pneumonia now) I no longer have a constant wheeze in my chest for it is gone. I don’t wake up choking on phlegm.

I feel healthy.


• Stress is more in control along with my anxiety.


• true


Colds don’t last as long or affect my respiratory system as much as when I smoked. I’ve always had blood pressure on the lower side, so I can’t say anything changed there.


I feel like a new person now thanks to vaping, Still get my nicotine but with none of the death.


• I no longer cough and my gums are in better shape.


• Keep in mind, I am dual user, but as I smoke moderately, I do notice better health which I attribute to my strong preference for vaping.


• Things I haven’t been able to enjoy for a number of years, like hiking in the Rocky Mountains are a breeze for me now. I don’t get winded anymore….so obviously the stair in my house are no longer an issue! My home doesn’t sound like a tuberculosis ward in the morning anymore either. No more phlem choking me to the point of vomitting either. I can taste my food now and my nose does its job way better now too!


• Sleep better and happier mood too. Smoker’s cough disappeared after a week. Do stairs without a rest stop half way. More energy to do chores.


• i was on 2 inhalers up to 6 times a day with copd,i now only need 1 inhaler 2 or 3 times a week


• I would not have stayed with vaping if my health did not improve. I stopped wheezing, I have more energy, I stopped snoring (my wife told me this), my overall health is better, less colds and flu.


The only ill effects I’ve noticed from vaping are occasional sore/scratchy throat (diminished greatly since switching to VG-dominant ratio), dehydration and headaches associated with dehydration.


• I feel sharper in my thoughts and i feel that there is more jump in my step.


• I feel cleaner and more energetic.


• Feel so much better, plus my teeth and cloths stay clean.


I feel 1 billion times better than I did when I was smoking cigs. I can take big deep breaths without pain, something I could not do while smoking cigs. I no longer have the chronic cough I used to have. I haven’t had chronic Bronchitis since I started vaping and my yearly sinus issues have diminished greatly and my doctor attributes these changes to my swapping smoking for vaping.


• Play baseball and not dying running the bases able to hike and travel difficult wood paths


• Because I’ve noticed health benefits from vaping. Breathing is easier, blood pressure is down, and my doctor says I’m much better.


• I used to get at least one (or more) respiratory infections, every year. I’ve had one (two years ago) in the last 3 years.


• Walk a dog daily and I’ve noticed the significant improvement in cardiovascular ability.


Don’t get winded walking up steps to 3rd floor apartment like I used to.


• I started exercising regularly at the time I quit smoking, so it is hard to say what benefits came from stopping smoking.


• I even sleep better nowadays because of vaping.


Wheezing in bed has gone completely.


• I didn’t have many health issues to begin with, but I had noticed I’d begun to wheeze some and have some shortness of breath. I no longer have these issues.


• my taste buds are better now


PG caused tonsil stones from topical dehydration. ENT diagnosed and in treatment.


• When I still smoked I often woke up during the night because my throat was full of disgusting slime. I was also sick quite

often, but now I haven’t even had the flu for a long time.


I was listed as a former smoker, I had quite several times and it coincided with my appointment with my PCP. Most of the benefits I have noticed myself.


• I am an asthmatic and have mild COPD from cigarettes. Even though I’m still both of those things and they will probably never go away entirely, I’m not nearly as bad as when I was on cigarettes.

Vaping doesn’t affect them.


• I do breathe better now, though there is still a long way to go. I’m not as stressed out or pissed off anymore, so it’s made me more relaxed that’s for sure. Plus, no fixation on having to smoke on breaks at work, I don’t even had a want to smoke.


• I haven’t been to the doctor for a checkup since I started vaping 3 months ago, but I have noticed that the skin on the fingers that used to hold cigarettes is healing.


• Because it’s true.


I’m less often sick (flu, etc.), I recover more quickly, I didn’t gain weight. Maybe I breathe better but I don’t know.


• Nothing much to elaborate on. I said most of it in my previous answers.


• Every morning upon waking up, I noticed that if I took a deep breath and filled my lungs with air my chest would hurt. After a while I noticed this has gone and filling my lungs has become easier!


• Not necessarily a health benefit, but I and my breath smell much better.


• I can taste and smell a lot better (like a non-smoker). I can do sports far better. I do not have headaches anymore (which I had from smoking). Over all feel better and healthier.


• I don’t cough anymore. My coughing used to keep me awake at night when I smoked. Now, when I feel a cold or other virus coming on, it seems like I can fight it off in a day or two. I blieve the nicotine or pg is killing the viruses.


• I can run, walk long distances, without becoming out of breath. Hold my breath longer, no longer waking up coughing.


• I can’t believe the difference in how I feel it’s wonderful.


• I’ve always had blood pressure in the low/normal range. Even after using 2 packs a day I hadn’t developed COPD. My old doctor has retired and my current one hasn’t known me long enough to comment. Having said that, when I ran into my old doctor he was absolutely ecstatic that I had quit smoking and had no issues with my vaping.


• Pretty much every aspect of my health has improved. I have not seen a doctor since quitting smoking. Just FYI, not boasting.


Better stamina, lung function measurably better, fewer respiratory infections/inflammations, better immunity to colds/flu.


• Have not been clinically checked, would say the lack of tobacco smell is important


• Why do you have these little red asterisks next to each question as if to indicate footnote, additional info or disclaimer yet they provide nothing?


• I didnt have health issues when I started vaping


• Because it’s the answer that applies best.


• I just started vaping, so I’m weening myself off analogs


• I have feel better and breathe better


After 3 years off cigarettes, you should see my lung x-rays. It almost looks like I never even smoked a cigarette in my entire life! Doctor says my lungs should be back to a “non-smokers” status within the next year =)


Both of my doctors approved. My tests are all better and I feel better.


I can taste flavors in food better and smell scents better


• just generally feel better in myself, more able to exert myself without getting breathless.


Fewer lung infections/illness in general reduced.


• this is after only one month


I never smoked, but I don’t feel anything negative while vaping. If anything, I’ve made more friends vaping and am happier because of those friends.


• A smoker spends the first 10-15 minutes of their morning coughing and blowing their nose. That stopped for me after 2 weeks of vaping.


• I am in decent shape but when I was smoking I had hypertension (age 23) now I do not have issues with my Blood Pressure.


• I had a persistent feeling of fluid in my lungs for 9 months. Two weeks after starting vaping it cleared up.


TRUE Medical PROFESSIONALS are already WELL on board with Vaping with an organization called M.O.V.E.: https://sciencecig.wordpress.com/move/

If you are one of those Professionals, and have any doubts, please contact anyone in that organization, they will be glad to help.

If you are media or government official and are responsible, you would contact the same members of that group. You can email me on this blog.

To you who doubt, research is there.

Don’t tell us there aren’t enough studies. Don’t tell us we need more time.


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:

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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.


The  The Vaping Truth Survey Final Analysis and other proper links are on this blog.

You can’t keep hiding from facts. For you who do continue to make false claims, you’ve had plenty of time to show us proof.

We of all people would love to see it.

Until then, stop using your emotions to cover your lies. It’s as if you want us to go back to smoking and keep others from benefiting. I wonder why.

Vaping saves lives.

For you in government, your irresponsible bans/taxes/restrictions need to be stopped or rescinded.

For you in health, um, read it again.

For you in media, do some RESEARCH.

Keep it up…I’m coming after you.


 

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Please, KEEP SMOKING! Plausible Deniability, an Incestuous Relationship.

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Please, KEEP SMOKING!
Plausible Deniability, an Incestuous Relationship.

The U.S. Governments around the world.
Tobacco Companies
Health Care
Pharmaceutical Companies
Tobacco Control
Media

It’s quite a litany of diversion and scare tactics these divisions of doom are creating about vaping. They are in an all-out war on e-cigs. They OF COURSE all have your best interest at the core of their stories. Smoking and tobacco kills countless every year. Those listed above are not helping. They want their money back.

I’m here to tell you and every one of them, not only are they irresponsible, they are wrong, I am telling you they are creating lies, stories and untruthful statements. They are costing lives while they do it, and they’re getting away with it.

In the U.S.A., the false claims of e-cigs being dangerous has been slowly brewing over quite some time. This is not a new technology. It’s been around quite a while. It has evolved, but is by no means dangerous. To the contrary, it’s very safe despite the efforts of many alleged “educated” people claiming it isn’t, and quite frankly, I’m tired of them insulting the masses as if they have the right to do so.

After over 10+ years of availability, the “e-cig” has long outlasted the time it took to determine (& then ban) bath salts in the USA. The lies and rehashing of improper studies are reworded, rebranded and put back out, time and time again. If properly warranted, wouldn’t it have been acted on long ago by the whole world before 10 years? Wouldn’t you hope? You would hope. Why would they try it now?

They needed time. After all the time they’ve had? Now they claim it’s urgent. To who, and at what true cost?

The scheme is to try to regulate, ban, create hysteria and tax e-liquid like tobacco, without question. But how can they do it? Ten plus years of time, slowly boiling the frog, that’s how. Why? I’m sure you’ve heard the claims over and over and over. Think about those insidious claims! Consider what they’re saying! I was already smoking for 30 ++ years, did you people to go back to smoking?

Formaldehyde? Carcinogens? Toxins? Dangers? Those are already in cigarettes with the other four thousand plus chemicals. Why so many? Perplexed?

You thought it was about nicotine, right? Well… NO!
Here is a responsible link All about nicotine, and addiction.


Gateways? Think of the children? Please. Marijuana is and continues to be legalized in the USA. There’s big money in that. Revenue is the only goal. It’s not about safe. It’s not about children. It’s not about health. No one’s yelling about gateways anymore for pot anymore? Is that politically incorrect to do because money is more important than gateways to harder drugs from it?

They exclaim and extort partial and false statements as if they were true. Anyone and everyone with a title suddenly have an opinion. They hear a hastily performed, as wrongfully submitted study was done, release it and push it to the press without checking facts. You then can only assume it is true. They claim danger. They claim importance. They say they aren’t sure. They need more time. How more children have to lose a parent before common sense prevails? E-cigs saves lives. After TEN + years? Are they stupid? Are you? Bath salts were gone pretty fast.

Without question the message that should always be relayed is vaping is way safer than smoking. I am as bold as to say it is SAFE. I am as bold to say it can cure smoking. Wouldn’t that be the ultimate GOAL of anyone? Seems quite irresponsible with SO many people going to it despite the allegations, doesn’t it?

Well you’d think so. Wouldn’t their energy be much better directed at making it better if there “were” something wrong with it? Wouldn’t you think someone would say, HEY, this is WORKING! Let’s make it better!
No, there’s no money in that, they’d rather ban it. Tax it, regulate it and control it.

Obviously they want people to smoke. I find that IRRESPONSIBLE.

Here’s a crash course in “plausible deniability”:

“If a lie is repeated enough, they will believe it.”


The U.S. Government:

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Politicians and the states are completely responsible in the lies.
The Master Settlement Agreement income is going down because cigarette sales are dropping “like the last cigarette in a quitters hand”, to vaping. That falling tax revenue is essential to pay the mismanaged funds from the Master Settlement Agreement. A good 10 minute read in itself:  Here is how they MISMANAGED FUNDS. They want to tax this disruptive technology like tobacco yet politicians are already claiming they’ll exclude gums and patches.

The FDA, if it deems it is tobacco, will allow this to happen. It is not tobacco. Tobacco is a leaf. It burns. Politicians are passing or trying to pass legislation claiming “children” and to deter people from smoking. They are lying and they know it. If over the years, tax deterred people from smoking, wouldn’t you think all those funds from judgmental and emotionally driven “sin” taxes would have done some good by now?

If their claims keep people smoking, it’s just plausible deniability.


Tobacco Companies:

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They want products sold at any cost. They are in favor of certain restrictions. If it doesn’t look like their product, it should be banned, restricted. They’ll take the tax like tobacco. If it hurts sales on their approved product, you’ll just go back to smoking. Welcome home. They win either way. What good have you ever heard about a tobacco company? I could go on forever. They profit either way. If their claims keep people smoking, it’s just plausible deniability.



Health Care:

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Here’s where it gets interesting. Health CARE. Big names in Doctors are saying they don’t approve. Big TV names. Big network “in house” doctors. I’ll spare you the names for now, but I’ll keep you all fresh in my mind. They get flashy lights and ABUSE their prestige and proper titles to seem authoritative and convincing in their 2 minute piece on national television. They create very well-crafted mishandling and diversions to the truth under false pretenses.

Rarely do they show someone who does vape or actual truths, they always sensationalize the headline, fill in scary words, say there are not enough studies to make conclusions, and end it. You the viewer are led to believe what the beginning and ending are. It’s a great trick any magician has performed countless times.

The health care part of our story lies (pun intended) with the concern of “your” health. Every one of them with their degrees, and the oath they took at the beginning of their careers, say “dangers of e-cigs” or some form of that statement. When I’ve said that’s not true, it’s safer than smoking, don’t you agree? They say inevitably “they need more time, they need more studies”.

Well, if you claim dangers, then you say need more time and studies, you are baiting people into believing what you claim with crafty titles of “Doctor” or “Health Care Official” when you then claim you need more studies and more time. Make up your mind, you are supposed to be experts. Claims of second had “smoke” just like tobacco. It’s not smoke, it’s not tobacco.

Here are plenty of studies at http://www.ecigarette-research.org

Here are plenty of conducted studies, some refuting the claims you’ll be lying about over and over and over.

I also point to the fact continuously that Medical Professionals are already WELL on board with vaping and electronic cigarettes here at M.O.V.E. There ARE and their numbers continue to grow. Please join these intelligent and well respected professionals conterparts.

That said, if you stop smoking, and become healthier by doing so – and you will, then you certainly will be less “sick” and won’t need the professional services of doctors in health, now will you? I think not. I don’t think they like that. “Come back and $ee me in two weeks for a follow-up”.

In case you don’t know, drugs like Chantix – APPROVED by the F.D.A. are dangerous.

Health care doesn’t like e-cigs for the most part. If their claims keep people smoking, it’s just plausible deniability.


Pharmaceutical Companies

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Pharmaceutical profits are going down very quickly. (products like gums, patches sales are down) because people are continuing to find that vaping works to stop smoking. How can all those mostly former smokers be wrong?

Like above, they want to sell product. If you won’t buy their patches, gums, sprays, drugs like Chantix or other items that just have never worked properly for most hard core smokers, they obviously don’t like falling revenue, and surely don’t want vaping to succeed either.

Sadly for them all above, it is succeeding. If you have less sick people because smoking is going away, you have less drugs to sell.. It is apparent to these above entities that vaping is taking away their money. I don’t think any of them like it. If their claims keep people smoking, it’s just plausible deniability.


Tobacco Control / Anti-Tobacco

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While I applaud these efforts, I question the integrity.

 A “roadmap”. They want “graphic” labels on packaging. FDA regulation on all tobacco products. Citing Reduction of addictiveness of their products. Citing Increased taxes over time. Tobacco Control (Really, a predictive and pre-emptive need for increasing taxes on cigarettes?) Think that might be because lower sales would deem a need for increased taxes due to sales?)

The most recent item I saw was calling for a ban on vaping by a Tobacco Control Director in California. Not by a medical professional. No doctor. A director of a local tobacco control agency. I checked the LinkedIn site of this person. No medical or scientific degree listed. If I had one, I would certainly list it! What gives this person the right to claim any dangers?

Why would tobacco control want someone to stay away from vaping? Seems counter-productive to me. Traditional smoking cessation tools are not working and obviously higher taxes are not working, education isn’t working – if the education money to steer children and adults away from smoking worked, they wouldn’t have jobs by now. That’s the cold hard cash fact.

The claim of a gateway and using children to smoking from vaping is a fairy tale. Like Santa Claus. It is something with flavors to lure, they claim. Alcohol has flavors. One campaign in California said don’t eat batteries, they could be toxic. Scare tactics for the masses to cling to. I say proper parenting would stop any child from the dangers of anything from electrocution to smoking and that would include vaping.

Vaping sales have been well supported by the industry as an 18 and up deal LONG before anyone mentioned it. Responsible business owners and shops voluntarily follow this already.
That’s a non-issue, no more than age restrictions for any adult product. They still get them, and that blame, if they do, falls directly on the parents, not the taxpayer of the so called and very judgmental “sin-tax”. If their claims keep people smoking, it’s just plausible deniability.


Media:

LIES

Media, with all their power in print, online, and television, they are ultimately responsible for “professional” journalism, yet they’d rather play the hands that pay their bills.

There HAVE been retractions, but very few were loud enough to hear:

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Sensationalism. If their claims, stories and reports from others keep people smoking, it’s just plausible deniability.


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It’s a very incestuous relationship that Tobacco, Pharmaceutical companies, Politicians, Tobacco Control, Health Care, Organizations & the Media created whether directly or indirectly. Planned? I don’t know. Back room deals? Probably. Lobbying from every imaginable group incessantly with? Absolutely without a single doubt in my mind. Quite simply, it is taking away BILLIONS of dollars collectively from all involved above. It’s disrupting CASH FLOW to all of the above involved. That’s the ONLY thing wrong with vaping and they will disguise it any way they want to to get their cash flow back.

I applaud and commend Greg Conley, President of the American Vaping Association (AVA),calling this a disruptive technology.


States, tobacco companies & pharmaceutical companies are losing money. With health care, they are seeing the very idea that people, vaping, are going to be healthier. It’s a pre-emptive strike. That means politicians needed TIME to figure out how to make vaping a tobacco product without upsetting friends of theirs, like donors – tobacco, pharmaceuticals and more. Here’s my fun part. They claim studies, improperly performed, are showing “bad” things.

Well, dear reader, some were CROWD FUNDED BY VAPERS to reveal the truth.

httpvaperinaucanada.blogspot.ca201412dear-public-health-units-across-north.html

Remember http://www.ecigarette-research.org

and there ARE studies readily available here as well.


Being vehemently against what may be THE best tool to stop using tobacco EVER from all of the above involved with whatever means they take is irresponsible, unacceptable and will only lead to more smoking deaths.

I’ll let you ponder why. While you do, question every single story posted, every single story told. Ask vapers what they’ve experienced. I did. I called it the Vaping Truth Survey. Here are the results from people who DO vape. From how long they smoked, to benefits and things that are important for anyone to know when they choose to seek info about it. Responsibility from what should have been doctors and health officials long ago.

People who are doing it know better than anyone. They’ve experienced it. Here are over 7,000 worldwide results from people who do it. The Vaping Truth Survey Final Analysis


Politicians, with great ease are conniving and swaying public opinion, explaining with official sounding terms and media’s help, that it’s dangerous. “We need more time”. “We need more studies”. “We’re not sure”. “Think of the children”. Imagine, 10 years to get to the important moment to saying they’re bad, they should be taxed…to figuring out how to do it. Now they’re trying to do it. Just give it a little more time.

It is clear from any elementary level, that vaping is safer than smoking if you read the studies that others claim do not exist. Vaping quite simply, saves lives.

When it’s over I predict that each camp will claim plausible deniability to the fact that it takes someone from smoking, keeps them from smoking, and keeps all involved from revenue unless it is deemed & taxed like a tobacco product.

Here, the following link is responsibility to the world: Dr. Derek Yach has spoken out.

See what Dr Derek Yach, developer of the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, has to say.

“Smoking Kills, Nicotine Doesn’t”.

What if they’re claims are right? Well, then we who vape are waiting. We of all people WANT the truth. Think about it. We of all people want to be sure. We already have a few things going for us. We’re certainly going to be around longer. We aren’t going away.
The clear changes in our individual health, our ability to breathe with the ability to break free from smoking.

We also have our steadfast focus on pointing out each discrepancy released. Now they are claiming they don’t know “long term” effects. We do. We just have to be louder. Greg Gutfeld on Fox, you are invaluable to the truth, have taken on all of the above and I thank you from the bottom of my healthier vaping heart.

I will continue to call you out on your lies, I will question the integrity you pretend to have, I will question each and every professional title you may misuse, and I will question each and every sentence you speak ~ and encourage others to do the same. If you have PROOF, and it has been reviewed, I and every person vaping will listen to every word.


Until then, until you have clear and indisputable proof, SHUT your LYING mouths.

Vaping is SAFE. and you who claim differently ARE COSTING LIVES by deterring anyone from doing so.

httpvaperinaucanada.blogspot.ca201412dear-public-health-units-across-north.html

 


Here, added for importance 12/13/15

“Popcorn” lung came up again in the news.

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.


 

Here, added 12/12/15 is a graphic explaining things WORLD Wide.

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The graphic above is courtesy a much admired and adored Brainy Furball below:

Infographic demonstrating how our agencies fall victim to regulatory capture, OR, They REALLY NEED us to fall ill and die prematurely through smoking.

 

Speaking of MARGARET Chan

More from Robert Innes:

When Collusion Is Profitable For Parties – All Six of Them!


 

I will not go away.

I will not stop calling you out.

I will not let others be lied to.

I will not stand quietly.

I myself, after all, can claim I have Plausible Deniability, right?

Please. Grow a pair.

Let the questioning and finger pointing continue and begin.

Let the plausible deniability save your careers, you incestuous greedy twits.


 

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