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E-cigarettes are dangerous. More research is needed. They are not regulated. They’ve got flavors. They are enticing children to smoke. They’ve got chemicals. There are even scary words like formaldehyde.
You may even decide you’ll smoke and vape (and there’s no sense in that).
Smokers, keep those ashtrays front and center. Don’t toss your lighters out. Don’t talk to vapers. Do not, under any circumstances try any vaping products.
They’re just like cigarettes. We need more time.
In the interim, please continue smoking.
Agencies – government, private sector, non and not for profit, healthcare and public health officials (especially) just aren’t doing enough to keep you informed. I’m here to inspire them to try harder.
I’ll admit I can’t bear to see them struggle any longer, I certainly don’t want anyone feeling left out of the loop. I felt it was high time to help ’em out, ’cause I’m a nice guy.
As a public service announcement, I wanted to make sure you’ve been thoroughly convinced not to try an e-cigarette.
They’ve lost some of their oomph (the first time I’ve proudly blogged the word oomph!). Their tactics are unbecoming professionals, and the same tiring stories are on auto-pilot. In the spirit of hearing themselves repeat different versions of the same thing, so am I.
I’ve decided to to rehash some of their stupidity in the risk of being repetitive, repetitious or repeating my own damn self in this handy-dandy reference guide below.
#10. You’re a struggler.
“They” claim there are plenty of government approved methods, but you need a plan. An app. Take a walk. Stop enjoying yourself. Slip, trip and
fall fail. It’s expected. You’re going to keep trying to quit their way.
They appreciate the fact that your first attempt will be JUST as frustrating just as your 20th try – don’t disappoint them. Use every method.
Wait a minute, what about the success rates for these approved methods? It’s probably just as well if you hold your questions until the end of the list, and keep in mind, don’t
ask question authority (covered in #8).
It’s called tobacco control for a reason. Spend more time listening to them.
The Real Story Behind the Nicotine Patch and Smoking Cessation
A quick reference between FDA Smoking cessation drugs and their side effects.
#9. You are a patriot
Don’t you love your country?
On July 1, 1862, the United States Congress passed excise taxes on many items including tobacco. This occurred as a result of the Union’s increasing debt during the American Civil War and the Federal government’s need for additional revenue.
Cigarette taxes in the United States
#8. You don’t respect authority
I don’t understand the troubles with listening to the same thing over and over and over. Don’t question authority. Do as you’re told.
THEY aren’t telling you anything you haven’t heard, or should.
Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines
Government strategies threaten smokers and public health
#7. GUILT, the gift that keeps on giving
Guilt is self explanatory, but if you need some – I’ve got it.
They’ve been focusing on children so much I don’t believe you haven’t had your daily dose of guilt. You can listen to them scream at you here, here, here and if you haven’t had enough, go here as well.
Cough, ehem. It’s in your breath. Its in the air. It’s everywhere.
The deception of measuring formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosol: the difference between laboratory measurements and true exposure
Lung function and respiratory symptoms in a randomized smoking cessation trial of electronic cigarettes.
#6A. Bonus Popcorn lung!
A Bucket Full of Popcorn
From your lungs to – well – your lungs – there are dangers. You’re already smoking. Esteemed experts seem to possibly agree that there may – might – could – be dangers in e-cigarettes worse than combustible tobacco. Try to hold your *gasp* in!
Let me repeat that… wait – I know why they’re slacking off on the weekends, this is difficult to do!
I want to make sure you’re really scared so I added this scary sign. Hope it helps.
Here’s a list you don’t know about
Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Exposed to Same Levels of Nicotine, Lower Carcinogen Levels
Evidence for harm reduction in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes.
Application of dosimetry tools for the assessment of e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette smoke generated on two different in vitro exposure systems
#5A. Bonus about batteries!
Don’t want you to hurt yourself:
Battery Safety – Making Peace With Power (CASAA)
“E-cigarettes” don’t explode. Batteries do. There’s a big difference.
Electronic nicotine delivery systems: overheating, fires and explosions
#4. Long term studies are needed
The longer you wait, the more you may smoke. I hope this makes sense. They are depending on you.
Wait until you’ve exhausted all efforts to try e-cigarettes. Let someone else be the lab rat. Cigarettes are familiar and comforting to you (see #10; You’re a struggler).
“Can’t find it” eh?
Long Term Health Effects
What is your definition of a long-term study?
#3. Think of the children™
This one’s self explanatory. You SHOULD think of the children. You are less than exemplary if you don’t. If e-cigarettes are luring children to smoke, why not just restrict them and keep cigarettes available.
If you’re still smoking, keep them where your kids (or anyone’s kids) can swipe your cigarettes, keeping the tradition of smoking alive.
(You “control” folks need to harp on this more to keep your funding alive.)
Complicated Models Can’t Alter the Data: Smoking Among Youth and Young Adults Is Way Down
New Study Concludes that Vaping is a One-Way Bridge to Cigarette Smoking among Youth
Electronic Cigarette Age Restrictions May Drive Teens to Traditional Cigarettes
There are runner-ups, but NOBODY thinks more about the children than the well oiled organization , Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
Tobacco Free Kids and Philip Morris: A Special Relationship?
Dear Matt Myers
Almost to the point of toxicity, this needs to keep being said. Addiction! Addiction! Addiction!!! It can’t be any of the other thousands of chemicals in your manufactured tobacco, so rest assured, e-cigarettes have some crazy foreign nicotine. You should only use approved nicotine methods (See #10, struggler).
NICOTINE,without MAOI’s and tobacco, is NOT addictive. Period.
If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data
Big Drugs Nicotine War
From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)
#1. They like your money more than you do
Nicotine is tobacco. (See #2) That’s what the U.S. Government has deemed.
There’s no reason for you to switch at this point. Resistance is futile.
Save your breath. Keep smoking, they need the money.
How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt
Tobacco Taxation and Unintended Consequences: U.S. Senate Hearing on Tobacco Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded
The Master Settlement Agreement & Its Impact on Tobacco Use 10 Years Later
Another great read:
Puff, The Magic Settlement
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After all, Controlling tobacco roads – paved with g̶o̶o̶d̶ intentions
Smokers, it’s your choice.
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