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FDA Ignores Improving Health with E-cigarettes

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Information

Isn’t there enough ‘proof‘ for anyone to understand smokers who’ve switched to e-cigarettes are improving their health? Is it acceptable for professionals to withhold information about risks? Why are professionals unable to tell the truth?

I’m telling you e-cigarettes are a safer, healthier, smoke-free choice to combustible cigarettes. It is an alternative for smokers who want to quit. Nothing more, nothing less.

I’m saying smokers who have chosen e-cigarettes found their health situation(s) improving dramatically.


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Improvements In Health

Imagine noticing your chronic cough is gone. Imagine reducing or eliminating asthma, bronchitis and blood pressure medicines.  Improving health conditions and benefits are nothing new. Isn’t it time for public health “experts” and government “officials” to use common sense? To listen? They certainly aren’t assessing their strategy properly. Imagine what the long-term benefits will be if they did.

When will the Food and Drug Administration stop using “children” and “flavors” as an excuse to restrict this product from smokers? When will we use the phrase “e-cigarettes are safer” without conjecture? They are not informing the public properly.


“If you could take every adult smoker and fully switch them to e-cigarettes, that would have a substantial public health impact.” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA Commissioner


Despite heavy speculation in the media, unreliable “experts” in public health – and an all out “war” by the FDA to regulate, restrict, tax and ban a device that works, there are significant and life-changing health improvements in users.


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Answers

In December of 2014, I asked questions – over 7,000 people from 72 countries explained their experience with e-cigarettes. 42% stopped smoking in one day. 75% stopped within a month. 83% of participants were smokers for 20 or more years.


Below are just a few of those unedited statements. You can find every answer and comments left here or below.

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• I was diagnosed with asthma after smoking for 30 years. I attempted yet again to stop smoking using all of the approved NRT methods and again failed miserably. 6 months after my last cigarette, my doctor confirmed that my asthma is gone. No more inhalers, and I can climb mountains again.

• Bronchitis symptoms disappeared within a week of transitioning. My allergies have been virtually nonexistent. And the nicotine helps prevent my migraines without prescription medication.

• I have started to notice playing with my children has become much easier because im not out of breath.

• Many tests confirm health improvement

• About 2 weeks after I started vaping and stopped smoking I felt much better, and I noticed it first in my lung capacity.

• No chest rattles Much better breathing Faster recovery from heavy exertion

• I chain smoked. Pack – 2 packs a day. Since quitting smoking and now vapor, my breathing is definitely great. No more wheeze, no more cough. Haven’t had bronchitis or cold in almost 3 years. More energy. Even my skin looks better. I now do treadmill 2-3 miles a day. 🙂 I don’t smell like stale smoke. My family will have me around for a long time.

• All around I FEEL 200% better than when I smoked cigarettes and my physical capabilities are like they were 10-15 years ago, rather than being limited like they were at the end of my smoking days.

• I play football (soccer) once a week and used to struggle with getting short of breath, I can noticeably go much longer periods in games without the need of a “breather”

• I can breathe! I started bike riding. I can walk, ride, climb a hill, and even hold a conversation while doing so! I feel so liberated!

• While I am enjoying feeling better, such as no smokers cough, returning flavor of foods etc, I worry if I didn’t wait too late to stop. • Improvements in my health across the board.

• Like I said I was in the middle of a lot of medical problems and the told me that smoking cigs slows down the healing process so I talked to my Dr. and he said vaping was much better than smoking.

• I felt as smoking no restrictions. But while jogging, I noticed that breathing was better.

• When my roommate quit smoking my asthma (which is exercise induced) was a controlled normal peak flow volume averaging 225 liters per hour at rest, because he was smoking over a pack a day in my presence. When he quit my peak flow volume average increased to 340 liters per hour at rest. When I started vaping my peak flow volume increased again to an average of 455 Liters per hour at rest. I still have asthma, but it’s not exacerbated by being around tobacco smoke every day. All measurements are using a portable peak flow meter, which I use to determine if I’m having an asthma attack and need to medicate. I have not had to use my rescue inhaler at any point since starting vaping other than when I was sick with an upper respiratory infection in which my lungs were infected.

• I had been sick with URIs at least 4 times a year in each of the previous 10 years living with smokers. This last year I’ve only had one cold and it was a sinus infection and not bronchitis as all the others had been. Much better breathing overall. As my asthma is exercise induced I still have asthma, but I can do more even while exercising, than I could when I lived with a smoker instead of a vaper, and when I wasn’t vaping myself.

• I had asthma and I smoked (stupid I know) after i quit about 3 months I can breath again I have not used my rescue inhaler for a while

All 1,199 unedited comments are here in PFD form

Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping

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E-cigarettes: A Public Health STRATEGY Or TRAGEDY

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The positioning of Government and health organizations clamoring for “less smoking” is becoming dangerously close to a sitcom without the laugh tracks. The strategy of health officials in the United States has reached a “beyond unacceptable level” – now at the point of being a tragedy.

According to their own numbers, with the money they thought would never end from the Master Settlement Agreement, they are costing lives. That’s their strategy. Until, of course, taxing e-cigarettes is the norm by making nicotine – tobacco. THEN they will come around.

If they were trying to help their estimated 480,000 tragic deaths from occurring annually, they’d stop being “yes men” to the power of persuasion. Tragically, they’re manipulating the public with no strategy towards harm reduction.

 


Below is an interactive “power-point” I’ve put together to show the difference between the strategy from the vaping organizations  – and the United States Government, Health (puppets) officials, and Organizations et al  ~tragedy~ by claiming they’re thinking of public health – despite their titles.


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E-cigarettes – A Public Health Strategy or Tragedy

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You know when you ask yourself the question “is it me”? Well, my fellow sheep, it’s not just me. Witnessing the insanity as my friend Alan has stated, there is Action Required to Halt Plummeting Public Perception in the world of “public health”.

Another friend across the pond, Paul, has pounded another nail through the forehead of the media’s inability to be journalists:”On the lack of research in the media

Speaking of tragedy – from Dr. Brian Carter, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) – Director of Scientific Communications:

“They readily accepted all sources as being equally reliable, failing to properly distinguish between established and respected scientific organizations and extremist political front groups with lofty sounding names.”

That, from Dr. Carter, is here: Critical Thinking 101: Source Evaluation


 

Added 01/26/17:

You can click here or on the link below to find your association’s most likely “answer” you’d give to someone inquiring about switching to e-cigarettes in a phone call or in person.

E-cigarettes: A Tobacco Harm Reduction Assessment Tool

 


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E-Cigs & Vaping Dangers, Health Issues Determined

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There was no “science” in the Vaping Truth Survey,  there were answers about health benefits users experienced. These answers are what one person would tell another, or to their health provider. In this instance, they told it to the Vaping Truth Survey.

Symptoms, health issues, resolutions. Very powerful. No one died.

Question number 7 was posed to over 7,238 people. ALL had a chance to answer. These are 100 voices who chose to speak about their health benefits, the top include fifty who had negative experiences with vaping, the bottom were positive.


You may be as surprised as I am to see what they describe in both.

I said at the beginning of the survey, you have a voice…. now they ALL have a voice.

Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping?

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Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping? ( 1% chose this response )

The following chose to answer “I have had health issues I believe are from vaping (Please comment)”

Discovered a PG allergy when started vaping
Saturday, Jan 24th 8:18AM


Pg….gives me cramps in my legs. I switched to 100% vg..solved it. Nothing big.
Friday, Jan 23rd 8:56PM


excess of mucus(especially irritable when vaping)
Friday, Jan 23rd 12:08AM


No unusual side effects since I started vaping.
Thursday, Jan 22nd 9:40PM


I seem to get sore throats a little more often
Wednesday, Jan 21st 2:15AM


I feel like my teeth are more sensitive.
Wednesday, Jan 21st 12:31AM


I do not have the “smokers” cough anymore, I sleep better and do not wake up coughing, my taste buds and sense of smell are so much better. I haven’t had bronchitis since I stopped smoking and I was getting it every year at least once. So many things have improved. I have not had to go to the doctor since I started vaping but have an appointment next month for a check up to renew prescriptions or see if I can give them up too.
Tuesday, Jan 20th 10:14PM


being new, or simply making a mistake on what juice to buy – using a higher MG nicotine content, you have a chance of “over doing” your nicotine theropy, and get a slight overdose. this has happened to me multiple times, and can cause you to black out randomly – causing physical damage to your body whatever you fall on(bump your head or anything of the like).

also, vaping dehydrates the body at a faster pace then usual. i HAVE blackedout due to dehydration multiple time since switching to ecigarettes – its not the ecigs fault, its mine for not staying hydrated, but i can see this as a possible issue also for some people
Tuesday, Jan 20th 1:23PM


I’ve noticed occasional upper chest pain after vaping, but I can’t be positive that they’re related.
Monday, Jan 19th 12:37PM


problems with sleeping
Monday, Jan 19th 10:47AM


Glycol allergy. I need to use 100% VG liquids only with low flavours amount.
Sunday, Jan 18th 9:17AM


I had become incontinent due to smoking and within a few days my cough had disappeared. My anxiety levels also dramatically dropped.
I no longer stink like an ashtray and can now go for walks which I was unable to before.
Saturday, Jan 17th 6:24AM


My psoriasis might be getting worse due to dehydration from excessive vaping. Also dry eye and mouth
Sunday, Jan 11th 6:58AM


Tinnitus caused by vaping
Friday, Jan 9th 5:37AM


I have been searching sites looking for symptoms that may happen when starting vaping but I believe it would be simple fixes with some information 🙂 I will not go back to smoking !!
Wednesday, Jan 7th 11:26PM

 

I have a very weak body constitution plus being asthmatic, my health has gotten worse since smoking but the switchover to vaping has made me cope with my life better as a weak person; I can breath with clarity, i can taste things better, I don’t get sick often and I don’t smell awful.
Wednesday, Jan 7th 1:22PM


the only drawback are breakouts of acne, and they are symptoms closely related to vaping VG and PG
Wednesday, Jan 7th 6:00AM


less chronic cough during winter
Tuesday, Jan 6th 6:10AM


My weight has increased donce I quit smoking and started using an e-cigarette…which was an annoying but acceptable downside.
Sunday, Jan 4th 4:38AM


Stomach problems doctor said vaping causes it. Acid.
Sunday, Jan 4th 1:19AM


Fortunately I didn’t experience health problems from smoking, so there was no change after switching to vaping. I have had bronchitis twice since vaping though, and had never had it before when smoking. I also have frequent problems with throat and bronchial irritation, dryness and soreness from vaping.
Friday, Jan 2nd 11:10PM


generallly felt better
Friday, Jan 2nd 10:15PM


Right at the start i did have some bleeding gums sore throut and coughing up all kinds of bad stuff, but i had similar problems in other quit efforts
Friday, Jan 2nd 7:31PM


i have a slight intolerance to PG, but if i smke a 70/30 VG/PG i am ok
Friday, Jan 2nd 6:32PM


Heavy vaping can be dehydrating & can upset gums or throat, even get on your chest a little but those things are more common with cheap mystery e-liquids. By contrast, good quality e-liquids from trusted vendors where we can trace the ingredients are far friendlier. The symptoms are minor compared with those from smoking.
You should learn about what is in e-liquid & how to select different ratios of pg & vg.
Friday, Jan 2nd 5:48PM

 


I feel much fitter in every aspect. Only side effect I’ve noticed is a dry mouth in the mornings.
Tuesday, Dec 30th 6:41PM


I get occasional tickling in the back of my throat when I don’t drink enough liquids whilst vaping. Nothing compared to my laboured breathing and morning coughs when smoking though!
Monday, Dec 29th 8:18AM


Before i started with vaping i had lung capicity ad 70% and now its all right
Sunday, Dec 28th 4:38PM


I often had flues with hard coughing in the past. Now I am less ill, and if I get a flu, it’s without cough!
Sunday, Dec 28th 1:53PM


The only health issue i have from vaping is sore/bleeding sinus’s..I believe this is caused from to much pg in the eliquid.I now mix my own eliquid which is helping clear them up..
Sunday, Dec 28th 9:57AM


zits
Sunday, Dec 28th 7:59AM


Have noticed more wheezing at night if I have been vaping hard on higher PG juice. But most changes have been beneficial.
Saturday, Dec 27th 1:49PM


From the third month of vaping, I acquired a rash, and it has continued to spread.
Saturday, Dec 27th 4:41AM


Lung capacity is lower. May be because I vape more often than I smoked because I enjoy it more.
Friday, Dec 26th 11:48PM


still have a lot of flem throughout the day and in the morning especially.
Friday, Dec 26th 9:11PM


Bad lung at one point
Lost taste for weeks at a time
Friday, Dec 26th 8:31PM


I can also smell and taste now
Friday, Dec 26th 8:06PM


Felt the lack of oxygen in my blood, muscles and veins, after starting vaping I feel like before I was a non smoker
Friday, Dec 26th 4:46PM


old health issues included an increased heart rate durring mild excersize, regular issues with heartburn.

Both stopped once I was fully vaping and not smoking at all.
Friday, Dec 26th 12:59PM


I found I personally seem to have a certain sensitivity to high PG concentrated juices. Perhaps the dehydration factor that comes with that as I was beginning to get strange muscle cramping after I started vaping regularly. However, I found that the cramping episodes completely disappeared by switching over to MAX VG-based juices. Problem solved!
Friday, Dec 26th 11:48AM


High blood pressure
Migraines
Temple pressure
Friday, Dec 26th 5:21AM


I feel much better !
Friday, Dec 26th 3:07AM


I get dry lips and mouth from vaping. That’s about it tho!
Thursday, Dec 25th 3:34PM


headaches, bad mood in morning
Wednesday, Dec 24th 7:09PM


I suffer from chest pain all day. I have never had that before and I’ve been checked at the doc I’m not sick so I am worried
Wednesday, Dec 24th 4:52AM


I got bad stomach, trouble With breath and chest after a while With one UK brand. After i switched to Dekang it all good. I strongly feel ejuices needs cotrolling, analyzes and regulations.
Tuesday, Dec 23rd 2:40AM


Found out I have a PG allergy, have to stay above 80%vg
Monday, Dec 22nd 8:47PM


It’s nice being able to run up a hill. Went for years without experiencing it. (And everything else that might wind you. 😉 )
Monday, Dec 22nd 6:13PM


Canker sores and feeling like i have the flu
Monday, Dec 22nd 4:21PM


The junk that came out of my lungs!!! People are telling me I look healthier than when I was a smoker. I’ll chock that up to my cells getting more oxygen
Monday, Dec 22nd 3:42PM

 


Seems most of those above — really aren’t issues are they?

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Lets get to the same question, 50 answers choosing the response  “I am listed as non-smoker on my medical chart” that chose to leave comments:


Doctor is IMPRESSED with how much better my lungs are, I can exercise and walk up steps without being out of breath… amazing changes
Friday, Jan 16th 4:55PM


No more issues with high blood pressure. Physical activity is easier.
Thursday, Jan 15th 9:13PM


The proof is in my records I went from having a ridiculously high blood pressure to avg 112/72. My lung capacity is much greater I don’t get winded just by climbing a flight of stairs.
Thursday, Jan 15th 8:47PM


Please add: improved senses of smell and taste…decreased cough, sob.
Thursday, Jan 15th 8:52PM


I’m much healthier
Thursday, Jan 15th 11:53AM


The difference is night and day. Simple as.
Tuesday, Jan 13th 12:44AM


Suffered COPD since 2012 and needed to find a way to alleviate my position – had tried patches and gum but had not succeeded
Monday, Jan 12th 4:56AM


Because it is the truth!
Sunday, Jan 11th 2:24PM


I can smell things better and I don’t smell of tobacco, my house is fresh, my bank account is healthier, I can taste foods and flavours better, no stinking ashtrays, skin is better, teeth are whiter, I can run better and further and my recovery time is much quicker.
Saturday, Jan 10th 10:32AM


Just feel so much healthier not smoking
Saturday, Jan 10th 8:42AM


no personal health concerns from vaping.
Friday, Jan 9th 10:48PM


I needed Albuterol since 2009 up until Oct 2013 when I started vaping. No longer use or need albuterol or any prescriptions regarding pulmonary function…I can now run stairs!
Friday, Jan 9th 10:21PM


My Heath is bad from smoking but it has become better since I quit
Friday, Jan 9th 10:06PM


I have not used my emergency inhaler in over a year
Thursday, Jan 8th 5:24PM


I have clear lungs now and my cat scans are clear. If I didn’t discover vaping I probably would be dead now.
Thursday, Jan 8th 2:28PM


the only drawback are breakouts of acne, and they are symptoms closely related to vaping VG and PG
Wednesday, Jan 7th 6:00AM


couldn’t finish a sentence without taking a breath. 1 week after starting to vape i can breathe again!
Tuesday, Jan 6th 10:20PM


All of the above !! In MY favor!! Yes yes yes!
Tuesday, Jan 6th 7:46PM


My asthma has improved.
Tuesday, Jan 6th 2:12PM


I feel 100% better in SO many ways!
Tuesday, Jan 6th 12:19PM


less chronic cough during winter
Tuesday, Jan 6th 6:10AM


I am asthmatic since baby, thanks to vapotage I no longer suffer to the problem.
Tuesday, Jan 6th 6:11AM

Additional benefits: far fewer colds and other passing infections since changing to vaping. NO coughing or chest infections at all.
Monday, Jan 5th 7:34PM


I cut my 5K run time by 8 minutes.
Monday, Jan 5th 4:28PM


Sense of taste & smell back to normal after 45 years. No cruddy lungs. Hardly ever suffer from colds now. House & car smells like a sweet shop.
Monday, Jan 5th 2:35PM


I coughed myself to a bloody mess while smoking. Research showed; cancer, no. copd, yes. I was already coughing for a long time a lot.
I never cough now and I can breathe better. I am also not so depressed.
Monday, Jan 5th 10:50AM


Sanity, yes the present anti smoking tactics are driving people mad!
Saturday, Jan 3rd 9:40AM


No more BP meds or cholesterol meds required now. Only thing which is slow to recover and continues to be a bit of an issue is poor circulation.
Saturday, Jan 3rd 1:45AM


I still have some breathing issues but I have gained quite a bit of weight. Not because of vamping but due to an injury that immobilised me for some time.
Saturday, Jan 3rd 12:25AM


There is no longer the nasty smoke smell and smokers breath that comes with using cigarettes.
Saturday, Jan 3rd 12:03AM


I do feel better in myself.
Friday, Jan 2nd 11:56PM


Fortunately I didn’t experience health problems from smoking, so there was no change after switching to vaping. I have had bronchitis twice since vaping though, and had never had it before when smoking. I also have frequent problems with throat and bronchial irritation, dryness and soreness from vaping.
Friday, Jan 2nd 11:10PM


Right at the start i did have some bleeding gums sore throut and coughing up all kinds of bad stuff, but i had similar problems in other quit efforts
Friday, Jan 2nd 7:31PM


BECAUSE ITS TRUE
Friday, Jan 2nd 7:06AM


Cardiac and family doctors both say I’m better.
Wednesday, Dec 31st 10:28AM


No wheezing, no extreme wheezing when lying down, lung test I tested way better than my age! No more blood pressure meds since down to zero nic.
Wednesday, Dec 31st 9:09AM



Cholesterol dropped from 430 to 280 (w/o medication), stamina greatly increased, lost all indications of perio (previously treated for 10 years), total loss of angina events
Wednesday, Dec 31st 6:42AM


I can run up stairs again. I don’t get winded dragging my trashcans down my 500-foot long driveway, and I’m back into mountain biking.

My cigarette habit affected my health in such a way that I had to sell my old mountain bike.
Wednesday, Dec 31st 1:11AM


3 doctors are thrilled and have me down as a former smoker.
Tuesday, Dec 30th 11:57PM


MY LUNG’S SOUND CLEAR AND MY PULSE AND BLOOD PRESSURE ARE BELOW NORMAL NOW. I WORK OUT AND I HAVE A PULSE OF 60 NOW INSTEAD OF 88 AND MY BP IS 102-64 WHICH IS EXCELLANT.
Tuesday, Dec 30th 8:39PM


I feel 100% more healthy since I quit smoking
Tuesday, Dec 30th 6:57PM


I didn’t smoke long enough to have any medically diagnosed issues, but I have noticed a significant drop in pain from deep breathing, and soooooooo much less coughing.
Tuesday, Dec 30th 9:13AM


only one cough/cold in over 2 years
Monday, Dec 29th 6:25PM

 


Used to fail lung function tests as a smoker – had to do lung function tests at work in the factory I worked in they were done 3 monthly – failed every one of them, when I had been vaping 11 months I had a lung function test at my local hospital – I passed – and the nurse advised that my lung capacity at that time was only 2% less than a non smoker – I would be interested in having another one in a years time to see what level my lungs are then
Monday, Dec 29th 3:10PM


You forgot the one that says: No more bad breath.
Also in 2014 I saved 60.300 NOK by not buying cigarettes.
Monday, Dec 29th 12:49PM


Better breathing, better smelling ability, better overall feeling.
Monday, Dec 29th 8:59AM


I get occasional tickling in the back of my throat when I don’t drink enough liquids whilst vaping. Nothing compared to my laboured breathing and morning coughs when smoking though!
Monday, Dec 29th 8:18AM


complexion improved and not had one cold or flu bug since vaping…due to the PG i assume…being an fda approved air sanitiser
Monday, Dec 29th 6:11AM


I do have problems with flavours, so I use them only in very low concentrations <1%.
Monday, Dec 29th 6:17AM


So there you have it. Not one of these respondents said they died. Imagine that.

Science? No. Would any doctor get the same answer? Yes.

That’s my point. If you’re a health professional and understand vaping is substantially better than smoking,

 

 

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If you are a health professional, tobacco control or the like and want to continue to dismiss this evidence without proper evidence of your own, without regard to the fact that vaping is not smoking, and continuing to misguide the public….

Please do, and I’ll keep calling you out-



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