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Vaping In The News – September 30th, 2017

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Letter to the World Health Organization ~ Deception ~ Bad Laws ~ Tobacco use on the rise ~  Classification of Twitter Users ~ Social Media Snooping ~ De-Addiction ~ Key issues, health impacts of “ends”.



There seems to be a pattern…….The scream test, deception, bad laws, mining tweets and manipulation of the public continues.

Meanwhile, sales of “approved” nicotine products, and the ethical responsibilities of those “in charge” continue to decline.

This is Vaping In The News –  for the week ending September 30th, 2017




Letter to the World Health Organization

Derek Yach releases a statement responding directly TO the World Health Organization.

Their statement is here.

This is #louder.

“It also commits that we will support independent scientific research free from the influence of any commercial entity that may be affected by the research outcome.”

Letter to the World Health Organization

André Calantzopoulos CEO of Philip Morris had this to say:

Open Response to Letter of 14 September 2017 calling on PMI to stop selling cigarettes


Deception

When and where will the line be drawn for those who are allegedly in the care and custody of what is the best interest of public health?

Think for a moment. If e-cigarettes were only “half” as “harmful” as cigarettes, where is the obligation by “professionals” to relay this to the public immediately?

I’ve asked this question a thousand times… why are they promoting smoking?

What are the ramifications of their deceit?

‘Deception’ Over The Risks Of Smoking Alternatives Violates ‘Public Health Ethics’

 

Related: Withholding differential risk information


LARRY W. FAIRCLOTH,
Plaintiff,
v.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION,
SCOTT GOTTLIEB, M.D., Commissioner
of Food and Drugs, and
THOMAS PRICE, Secretary
of Health and Human Services

Bad Laws

This was posted in a group I belong to on Facebook. There is common sense in the world. When I, or someone else finds common sense content, I get a little giddy…

“Full Disclosure: I’ve never smoked tobacco in my life. And, I personally don’t like candy or sweets.”

“Stop inane, petty laws before they hurt people.”

Bad Laws Hurt People


Tobacco Use On The Rise

Speaking of BAD laws. The “Tobacco 21” movement can already suffer a loss. Seems the town of Cohasset had enacted the law last year and can already show a “spike”… in 12th graders – it went from 9% to 33% in two years…

Here’s where they blame the perception, and of course the children, not the ineffective law.

Survey shows Cohasset teens’ tobacco use on the rise

Related: Up North Prevention efforts support Synar Amendment

Now where have I… … … oh, yes….

Here it is:

Tobacco 21: Synar Amendment and Nanny-State Funding.


Classification of Twitter Users

I’m beyond grateful an investigation of e-cigarettes includes tweets. How could the world survive without this study? Certainly, there’ll never be any progress without finding valuable information about Twitter users tweeting what experts can’t figure out – and I’m glad to be of service.

Classification of Twitter Users Who Tweet About E-Cigarettes


Social Media Snooping

Now, if they spent more time reading the tweets rather than investigating them…My friend Paul takes a look at

Social Media Snooping







“De-Addiction”

This is more like “de-addiction” to their revenue……….and they don’t LIKE it.

I LOVE it when the disruption is SO blatant and clear… and it’s in print.

Pfft… “de-addiction”…

“This has resulted into implementation of regulations and legislations for drugs and electronic cigarettes, which will further curb growth of the market in North America.”

Smoking Cessation Nicotine De Addiction Products Market to Record a Sluggish CAGR of12.3% by 2025


Key issues  –  Health Impacts of “ends”.

Here’s where the American Cancer Society decides it concludes it doesn’t have any conclusions after more than ten years, in classic “run on sentence” and confusing fashion.

Key issues surrounding the health impacts of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and other sources of nicotine 




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Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

 

GONZO GIVES

 




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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Vaping In The News – September 16th

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Vaping Is Not A Crime ~ Sinner, Keep Sinning – We Need The Cash ~ Philip Morris Pledges $1 BILLION ~ Australia ~ Nicotine ~ E-cigarette use and associated changes in population smoking cessation ~ Resolution of recurrent tonsillitis in a non-smoker who became a vaper ~ The Corruption of Public Health ~ FDA Revised Guidance ~ It’s Not About Health ~ Mice ~




Many things to cover. David Goerlitz explores Canada, Sinners equal cash. Philip Morris makes public health experts and tobacco control more nervous. Corruption of public health will be no surprise, “guidance” from the FDA and a few other moments make up this weeks….

Vaping In The News ~ September 10th ~ 16th




Vaping Is Not A Crime

Canada is under extreme opposition. David Goerlitz is scratching punching the surface in this first of a series while visiting Montreal, Quebec.

This is another example of regulate, restrict, tax and ban worldwide. No matter where you are, fight.

 


Sinner, Keep Sinning

Mr. Puddlecoat probably sprained his fingers typing this one up… Thank you D.P.

Sinner, Keep Sinning – We Need The Cash


Philip Morris Pledges $1 BILLION

I trust tobacco companies more than government or public health. As an example in the UK, THE Fergus Mason’s favorite “authority figure” hag says this in the following article.

“The tobacco industry has a terrible track record of funding research designed to support its efforts to block policies to cut smoking,” Deborah Arnott, chief executive of London-based Action on Smoking and Health, said in a statement. “Tobacco industry claims can never be accepted at face value.”

This. This is fear. Losing power. Loss of control. Out of the loop. “Policies” are in question. The scream test looks nice in print.

I don’t trust public health, with a few exceptions.

I do however, trust Philip Morris (despite self-promotion of their heat not burn, etcetera) and this initiative far more with Yach at the helm.

This is progress, not control.

Philip Morris Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Smoking


 


Do you know about NNA?

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Austrailia

Please keep smoking. That is all.

After all, this: Don’t share this

Leads to this:

Harm caused by e-cigarettes uncertain


A Case for Nicotine Use

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Nicotine is not addictive.

Because it is such an assertive claim and everything is riding on the myth, (Like Santa, you never want to tell the kids) either few professionals “understand”,  choose to understand or will admit it. They instead, are either incompetent or believe it themselves.

Gorokh has a twist I liked:

“…..drawing conclusions about nicotine from smoking studies is like measuring the effects of lemon juice by administering participants rounds of Long Island iced teas!”

That’s here below.

A Case for Nicotine Use


Do you know about THR4LIFE?

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E-cigarette use and associated changes in population smoking cessation:

Evidence from US current population surveys.
Seems we’re not anecdotal any longer, we’re population level status now.

E-cigarette use and associated changes in population smoking cessation: Evidence from US current population surveys. 


Resolution of recurrent tonsillitis in a non-smoker who became a vaper.

A case study and new hypothesis.

Resolution of recurrent tonsillitis in a non-smoker who became a vaper.


The Corruption of Public Health

Where do I begin. Is it when the Food and Drug Adminstration formed? When Chapman or Glantz were born? When Frieden took his first baby steps from his sterilized crib? I don’t know. Find out here:

The Corruption of Public Health


Are you familiar with INNCO?


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FDA “Revised Guidance” was released.

Ash trays and lighters are not tobacco products, but your list of what is, is here:

FDA issues revised final guidance on tobacco manufacturer registration and product listing


It’s Not About Health

I love this man.

It’s Not About Health: A Potted History


Mice.

Well, here’s my favorite of the week.

I’ll let you decide if you actually want to read this bullshit, but here are my favorite quotes from the article:

“As always, it is difficult to extrapolate the findings to humans…”

“but the effect on humans still needs to be investigated…”

May I suggest a few humans?

One is an expert at any-hand smoke named Stan “Puff – n – Stuff” Glantz.

Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organs




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Research:


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Vaping In The News – September 9th, 2017

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The New England Journal of Medicine: Wrong

Surgeon General report: Wrong

Lowering nicotine in cigarettes: Looks like prescribing smoking “could” be coming…

Toxicity of the main electronic cigarette components, propylene glycol, glycerin, and nicotine from Science Direct…

Canada needs a petition signed.


Vaping In The News September 9th, 2017


New Research Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin of the NEJM Formaldehyde Study ~ Surgeon General ~ The War on Nicotine begins ~ Prescribing Smoking ~ Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote ~ Big Tobacco Goes Soft ~ Science & Data ~ E-cigarettes and youth smoking: be alert but not alarmed




New Research Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin of the NEJM Formaldehyde Study

It seems in my estimate, 99.994% of what is passed of as “research” is done improperly because they don’t talk to vapers directly, or interperet data incorrectly by choice.

With all the wannabe scientists and researchers searching for fame and funding, there has to be one constant goal to the consumer.

The truth, good or bad.

Science Direct:

E-cigarettes emit very high formaldehyde levels only in conditions that are aversive to users

New Research Puts the Final Nail in the Coffin of the NEJM Formaldehyde Study


Surgeon General

When the last Surgeon General released his report the governmental “Think Of The Children™” propaganda agenda last year, it was very obvious he and his fiction writers were creating an illusion. We all knew that, but damage control may be futile.

Covered by Clive Bates here, now Riccardo Polosa,Christopher RussellJoel Nitzkin and Konstantinos E. Farsalinos have collaborated below.

 

“The next US Surgeon General should consider the possibility that future generations of young Americans will be less likely to start smoking tobacco because of, not in spite of, the availability of e-cigarettes.”

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A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in the United States of America

Related, Cannot Be Ignored:

James Dunworth of the Ashtray Blog interviews Professor Polosa on why they (thankfully) decided to release the above critique.

Scientists Criticise US Surgeon General`s Attitude Towards E-Cigarettes

Another perspective from Steve Birr over at the Daily Vaper:

‘Misleading’ Surgeon General Report On Vaping Battered As ‘Fiction’


The War on Nicotine begins

Carl V. Phillips takes a shot at the war on nicotine, tobacco, the FDA and… well….

The War on Nicotine begins


Century 21

I can’t make this up. With the FDA’s announcement to reduce nicotine in cigarettes…and the support from organized crime got me to thinking.

They’ve been wrong about all the other cessation methods, why not.

Carl got me thinking — as he usually does. One search turns into another and although I didn’t find what I was looking for, I found what I’d predicted here

 

In print:

 

X-22 is the first and only smoking cessation product in the form of a combustible cigarette.

X-22 is a six-week prescription treatment which utilizes Very Low Nicotine (VLN) cigarettes (95% less nicotine than conventional cigarettes) to satisfy a smoker’s craving for cigarettes while separating the act of smoking from the rapid delivery of nicotine.

X-22 Smoking Cessation Aid In Development

But… wait… there’s more to this company, they also have “high nicotine” cigarettes. Imagine that.

 

Red Sun

This is its American brand sold in more than 600 stores. It is a high nicotine cigarette. It might seem counterintuitive, especially given the health benefits claimed by its very low nicotine cigarettes, but high nicotine cigarettes could have significant health benefits as well.

X-22 has certain advantages:

“It’s a cigarette, people seem to prefer that”

“It has no side effects, apart from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke”

“It has been proved effective in six clinical trials”

22nd Century’s Unique Cigarettes Create Growth Opportunities


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Dick Puddlecoat

If you’re not new here, Dick needs no introduction, but I like doing it anyway.

Spot The Difference



Are you familiar with INNCO?


Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote

Saw this in a Facebook group I belong to  – from 2012. Nice perspective.

 

“My aim here is to defend the rights of people who choose to smoke. It may surprise you to know that, while the percentage of the population that smokes has declined in recent years (due to government propaganda), the incidence of heart disease has not declined. The reason, shock! horror! is that smoking is not the real problem to begin with!”

Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote


Big Tobacco Goes Soft

It seems Philip Morris is ahead of the curve of researchers, experts and distinguished nimwits in the tobacco control and anti-tobacco control “field”… again.

Gregory Conley submitted this in support.

‘Experts’ will continue to refrain from seeing less harm as the goal with the heat -not- burn product from Philip Morris.

Big Tobacco Goes Soft

 


CANADA:

Canadians only, Get this petition to your friends, neighbors, weird cousins….

Speaking of weird cousins…

Dimitris is willing to allow Phil Busardo to shave his chest if it hits 10k…

*Canadians* only should sign this petition. Here’s the link:

Vapers have a voice! Bill S-5 and petition E-1237


Do you know about NNA?

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Science And Data:

The truth, good or bad. Again.

Toxicity of the main electronic cigarette components, propylene glycol, glycerin, and nicotine…….

  • Ninety-day rat inhalation study to assess toxicity of e-cigarette liquid components.
  • Aerosolized mixtures of propylene glycol and glycerin with and without nicotine.
  • Aerosol mixtures showed only limited biological effects with no toxicity.
  • Adding nicotine to the aerosol mixtures resulted in effects previously reported

Toxicity of the main electronic cigarette components, propylene glycol, glycerin, and nicotine, in Sprague-Dawley rats in a 90-day OECD inhalation study complemented by molecular endpoints


E-cigarettes and youth smoking: be alert but not alarmed

MY position on “kids” vaping is clear.

If “children” are already smoking, they’re smokers regardless of age.

That personal position will not change.

Coral Gartner has taken the “Think Of The Children™” to task in her paper.

Coral Gartner, who I follow on Twitter, and she, of all I follow, has briefly messaged back and forth with links for me, and has engaged reasonably….

has a piece in the Tobacco Control Journal.

“Several things should be considered in the interpretation of these studies”



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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

M.O.V.E.

Research:

Ecigarette Research

Dr. Konstantinos E Farsalinos (Research)

E-Research Foundation


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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Organized Crime Heads Applaud FDA’s Decision To Reduce Nicotine

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When Dr. Gottleib, head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement to reduce nicotine and keep tobacco burning, health criminal organizations immediately applauded the plan to continue tobacco use.

Speculation over future profits is keeping some barely contained in their excitement.

Since the announcement to lower nicotine in cigarettes, health organized crime heads have rallied in support in the plan, some calling it a “game changer” between bites of cannolis.

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather

The goal? Leave the nicotine, keep the tobacco.

That’s the important, and profitable part.

Loan sharks are circling the wagons, they want their money back.


 


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The Plan

For this to work, there must be a strong and unbreakable criminal network and respect for the groundwork criminal element already  established between the drug companies and public health, even if was before you were born, and specifically if you don’t understand it.

Everyone must agree that nicotine is addictive and dangerous. Decades of a foundational and profitable lie is at stake for everyone, even when nicotine isn’t addictive without tobacco. No one wants to be embarassed.

People could get hurt.

“There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather


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Dr. Gottlieb

He himself is a fan of tobacco. Big fan. Smoking promotion is big business when it’s technically illegal for tobacco companies to advertise themselves. The government does it for them.

I can’t imagine he read this opinion piece he linked, it was written by a history professor with writing skill and knowledge of a cat in heat, or at least worse than mine. Among other things, it stated:

“Smokers would be able to start or quit at will, without suffering the robbery of choice that defines addiction.”.

Keeping tobacco and trying to redefine it as nicotine, is a game.

He and fellow criminal, Mitch “Two-Butts” Zeller wrote a long and boring letter and *surprise*, it got published as gospel in the New England Journal of Medicine.

It does sound convincing.

“A nicotine-limiting standard could make cigarettes minimally addictive or nonaddictive, helping current users of combustible cigarettes to quit and allowing most future users to avoid becoming addicted and proceeding to regular use”


The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

“Let’s make it happen”

“Lets move forward” – note, take the nicotine out and consider the other EIGHT ways in tobacco, the ingredient they’re allegedly against in their “informative” and graphic below of the other acceptable ingredients that will remain untouched.

Good move” “should act quickly

Those cigarettes won’t smoke themselves.

Positive reinforcement by a political front group: Keep smoking

 

 


Action on Smoking & Health.

They call continued tobacco use a “real public health power move“.


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Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative®, publicly applauded the move to keep tobacco, in fact, strongly – as shown below.


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The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

They want to make sure you didn’t miss it: “ICYMI” In case you missed it.

I’ll quote our dear friend, Agent Ania who is screaming from her resting place,

“Quelle surprise”


Michael Eriksen

As the Former Director – CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, current Dean and Regents’ Professor, Georgia State School of Public Health and part of Tobacco Atlas, Mr. Eriksen believes “deeming was so important”.

The mis-step in this and other “assessments”, is to reduce the harm caused by tobacco would be, according to all the experts, eliminate the tobacco, not endorse it.

You think he’d know better, but nobody’s paying attention.

As tweets go, Mr. Eriksen can be “non-committed” and just report the tweet as if…and just quoting the story  – failing credibility is of no concern.


UCSF

With a broken cigarette, it’s “intriguing”.

 


Dr. Tom Frieden

#Skippy, the Former circus act at the Centers for Disease Control director and Former New York Mayor Bloomberg muppet – thinks continued tobacco use could save millions. It’s “important”. He’s trying to pretend he’s a rebel within by the subtle “If it happens”, and the clever hashtag #tobaccokills is almost as adorable as his efforts when he was in charge. Do as you’re told, #Skippy.

Speaking of Bloomberg

“The Editors” at Bloomberg calls it “A smart plan”. To promote tobacco.

Keep the tobacco. Catching on?

Take the Addiction Out of Smoking


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Not supporting it.

 

“…don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever.”

– Michael Corleone, The Godfather

 

While I don’t agree that “people need to stop smoking” as stated below by the American Council on Science and Health, smoking is a personal adult choice, I am not surprised this is the only group making a bit of sense.

Despite my reservation, ACSH is standing alone as it speaks out against the criminal acts unfolding with what is known as common sense. They even went as far as stating nicotine is “harmless”. Finally, truth.

ACSH is the only one I’ve found so far.

Imagine that…

So far I haven’t seen the Body Parts Orgs™ (© David Goerlitz) say anything.

I’m waiting on the Heart, Lung and Cancer criminals to make their decision as to which way they’ll roll.




What is wrong with this approach?

Well, for starters – they’re promoting what they’re pretending to get everyone away from. So they can make more money.


Clive Bates

Here’s what Clive Bates has to say about

Reducing the nicotine content to make cigarettes less addictive

Clive Bates & Carrie Wade:

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes raises all sorts of problems


What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong

“The FDA’s failure, to date, to acknowledge that e-cigarettes not only are safer than combustible cigarettes, but that they are much safer, results in confusion among would be consumers.”

What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong


The FDA’s words and actions do not match

The New England Journal of Medicine published this letter last week. In essence, it is FDA funded propaganda at its finest:

The FDA’s words and actions do not match


Added 9/7/17

Brad Rodu said this in 2010:

Down the Rabbit Hole: Tobacco Control Through Radical Nicotine Reduction

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit

Brad Rodu, always informative & intriguing: as he explains the “game changer” above and the

“$93.3 million in grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the FDA:

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit


Dick Puddlecoat

“It’s not just questionable, it’s insane. One can only assume that the people endorsing it are either corrupt or mentally compromised.”

Very Low Intelligence


Very Low Intelligence

My extremely intelligent friend Paul explains very eloquently why this whole thing is tripe from across the pond:

Very Low Intelligence


Bolton Smokers Club

The USA Intention to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigs


Related

The Myth of ‘Light’ Cigarettes

Lowering Nicotine

Are there other chemicals that cause addiction in tobacco?
MAIO’s? Take a gander at what the U.S. Government themselves say:

Are There Other Chemicals That May Contribute to Tobacco Addiction?


In case you missed these, here are a few of my related takes on the investment the FDA has made on promoting tobacco use the biggest criminal Ponzi Scheme ever conducted on a continual legal basis in the United States.

It’s all about the money, folks, not about health.

A Nicotine-Focused FDA Framework.

Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking

Added 9/3/17:

Prescribing Smoking:

 

Here is the company they are funding, and backing.

I did a bit of digging…..

Um… they’re suggesting PRESCRIBING smoking.

X-22 is the first and only smoking cessation product in the form of a combustible cigarette.

X-22 is a six-week prescription treatment which utilizes Very Low Nicotine (VLN) cigarettes (95% less nicotine than conventional cigarettes) to satisfy a smoker’s craving for cigarettes while separating the act of smoking from the rapid delivery of nicotine.

X-22 Smoking Cessation Aid In Development

Red Sun

This is its American brand sold in more than 600 stores. It is a high nicotine cigarette. It might seem counterintuitive, especially given the health benefits claimed by its very low nicotine cigarettes, but high nicotine cigarettes could have significant health benefits as well.

X-22 has certain advantages:

  • It’s a cigarette, people seem to prefer that

  • It has no side effects, apart from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke

  • It has been proved effective in six clinical trials

22nd Century’s Unique Cigarettes Create Growth Opportunities

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

 

 


Added 9/16/2017

The Corruption of Public Health

 

 


 

The FDA can’t prove nicotine addiction or gateways exist.

Smell that? Tobacco Control Is Imploding.


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Smell that? Tobacco Control is imploding.

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Experts. They, and please correct me if I’m wrong, are in the care and custody of information about tobacco, a treasure trove of various tobacco company files, and of course, how to “prevent” control its said use.

Those who hold fancy titles like “mechanic” or “editor” use abuse their power and advantage leverage opinions to manipulate public perception of “everything” tobacco.

In reality, sitting around waiting for things to change, crumble or fall wouldn’t normally be my nature. I’m not sure about you, but I am enjoying a front row seat for the pending implosion of what is tobacco control from a consumer’s perspective.

Smell that? I think it’s already happening.

Beyond the blog fog, where it took 7 “experts” to stand together to whine about blogs, (much better than mine) was enjoyable. Watching them losing control over of all things, other opinions… was a sight to see.

There’s satisfaction in watching them desperately grasp at their own shallow standards.


Top Billing: Poor Stan

It seems tobacco control’s subliminal messages are fine, (try again, it takes time, plan to quit, we’re here to help, etc) but not ok for Hollywood.

Foiled again. He likes to stroke his beard while running around to various theaters finding smoking in movies so he can complain & talk about suing hollywood, claiming that “smoking in movies” leads to children smoking. May I offer you some popcorn?

Brad Rodu certainly can explain how he’s wrong better than I can.

Teen Smoking Unconnected to Cinematic Smoking

Harry Shapiro writes about it here as well:

Nicotine Science & Policy 


Stanton Glantz, again…

Stanton Glantz “redoubles” (a term I see and despise, yet I’ll use it for the obvious – shouldn’t all efforts have been 100%, or have they been half-assed all along) his efforts in doublespeak and misdirection on everything tobacco and his grubby paws are losing a grip on reality.

Christopher Snowden covered that here.

“This is the David and Goliath delusion on crystal meth. “

That shady link between big tobacco and nicotine gum

Added 8/31/17:

Christopher Snowden appropriately checks Ruth Malone as well.

Get your story straight


Speaking of Alice:

Ruth Malone

Ruth certainly isn’t worthy of top billing, yet I do think of her just enough to break her balls in second place a bit as her indecision and world-famous non-commital stance is, well, I’m not sure – as I’ve shown here

It seems Ruth Malone has more to contribute to the misdirected link between big tobacco and descends into how evil they really are.

I’ll quote our dear friend, Agent, who on occasion would bring two words graciously into a tweet: “Quelle surprise”.

“It doesn’t seem to make sense for a company that sells cigarettes to help smokers stop using them”: A case study of Philip Morris’s involvement in smoking cessation

I fixed the final thoughts for her if you’d like to skip the formalities.

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Gateways

The foundation of tobacco control are nicotine and gateways to smoking in youth.

Think of the children™” is a well worn battle-cry of the well established morons.

Well, they can collect their tobacco control toys, stop enticing their free child labor and go home.

More importantly, they can choose to ignore, or listen and engage with professionals like Dr. Cranfield below.

Next,

“most e-cigarette experimentation does not turn into regular use, and levels of regular use in young people who have never smoked remain very low.”

Cumulatively these surveys collected data from over 60,000 young people.

Young People’s Use of E-Cigarettes across the United Kingdom: Findings from Five Surveys 2015–2017

And:

“Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.”

Evaluating the Mutual Pathways among Electronic Cigarette Use, Conventional Smoking, and Nicotine Dependence.

Via Michael Siegel:

Center for Tobacco Products is Lying to the Public About Youth Tobacco Use


Nicotine Bonus

I’m not sure what to think of this yet, but there’s hope, possibly. There’s concentration of “understandings and lay beliefs” in this one, so I’m still chewing on it.

Smokers’ understandings of addiction to nicotine and tobacco: A systematic review and interpretive synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research

I’m still looking for addiction, in humans, to nicotine without tobacco control’s passive-aggressive proof by assertion. As nicotine “addiction” goes, I’ve covered, and continue to add to this blog specifically with my babbling, along with a ton of links within.

Nicotine Is Not Addictive


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Research:


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Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking

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Instead of the US Government taking tobacco use by the balls by focusing on less harmful alternatives – they are playing a slow and never-ending game of badminton with tobacco.

This is beyond a hot mess, as their claim of “480,000” lives or whatever the made up number is, is supposed to be the focus:

Less tobacco use. Less harm.

It seems, for them, that number isn’t high enough. They want more. Don’t get me started on “the children™.

What the FDA is saying to the public is – cigarettes will be “less addictive”:

FOCUS.

Instead of taking people away from tobacco or directing them to other viable alternatives like snus or e-cigarettes that work, there’s a flashy neon sign pointing directly at tobacco over government and tobacco-funded & sponsored heads.

It makes complete fiscal sense, business as usual.


Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking funding.

Out in California the wild, wild west, pompous ass Stanton “Puff-N-Stuff” Glantz is digging a hole by pretending experts were blindsided and stunned of tobacco companies knowing nicotine replacement therapies snake oil didn’t work without counseling, and boldly claims all nicotine reduction therapies (NRT) should be regulated:

“Our study shows that by not regulating nicotine in all tobacco products, including NRT, the FDA could be walking into a trap.”


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Meanwhile, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is on a mesmerising path propaganda campaign convincing the public that “lower nicotine cigarettes” that the FDA, in part, financed, is being hailed by many as a “game changer”.

No, it isn’t. Keep smoking. Same game.


You don’t see signs like this any more.

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Target? More smokers.

If the goal of the federal government is to lower tobacco use, wouldn’t tobacco be taken out of the equation?

Well, no. Get that silly thought out of your head. They can’t do that anyway.

No need to stock up, there’ll be plenty of tobacco to smoke in the future.


Government Approved

This effort will be another of those “governmnent approved” (and financed) methods that will fail miserably, while smokers, who are not yet being told the truth, will smoke.

In this Rstreet article, Carrie Wade & Clive Bates explain there are all sorts of problems with this debaucle.

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes raises all sorts of problems

If you use “government approved” methods, you’ll have around a 93%+ chance of returning to tobacco. While I’m not an “expert”, I’ll assume in advance the failure rate will remain the same with cigarettes having “low levels” of nicotine.


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Lets Make It Happen!

Matt Myers certainly is no stranger to creating back room deals.

Much to my surprise expectations, Matt Myers and The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids “a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use” is publicly on board with tobacco use.

I’m waiting for the Lung, Heart, Cancer and other political front groups to hop on board the “please keep smoking” train while Mr. Myers and his front group already have a seat in the dining car, exclaiming “Let’s make it happen“.


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Not surprisingly, Myers friends over at Philip Morris are very excited.

They’re at a boring badminton game and no one’s keeping score… but there is definitely cheering.

Think of the children™.

 

Added 8/23/17:

Brad Rodu:

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit

 


Think it’s about the children?

Related:

“most e-cigarette experimentation does not turn into regular use, and levels of regular use in young people who have never smoked remain very low.”

Cumulatively these surveys collected data from over 60,000 young people.

Young People’s Use of E-Cigarettes across the United Kingdom: Findings from Five Surveys 2015–2017

“Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.”

Evaluating the Mutual Pathways among Electronic Cigarette Use, Conventional Smoking, and Nicotine Dependence.


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Trying to quit smoking? Patches, gums and “experts” are useless – without counseling you.

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Have you tried the patch or gum? Did you ask about the success rates when you did? Of course you didn’t. Did you have great expectations? Excellent. That’s what I experts want to hear.

If you’re afraid of trying e-cigarettes, I’m even more enthused. If you didn’t plan correctly, you’re up ten points over the others!

Let us move on quickly before you realize this is futile.


Are patches and gums useless?

Well…. of course not, unless you use them without “counseling“!

That’s also what tobacco companies wanted to hear as they welcomed you back. Also, there’s the public health “expert” sector trying to guilt and shame you, and they miss you as well.

Hang on. Steady yourself. The pharmaceutical companies – you forgot about them, didn’t you? I’ll keep the government out of this blog for time & space.


Did you plan for success?

Of course not. They know better than that.

Feeling a bit dizzy? Outstanding. It’s not your nicotine, you know –  or lack of nicotine intake making you feel that way. It’s them. Public health and organizations make you feel like insinuate you could succeed in your journey to not smoking. Then, of course, you fail.

Yep. Shame on you, too. You didn’t try hard enough! You didn’t plan!!!

Your failure? That’s what they’re counting on. It’s just around the corner.

Knock, knock.

So are your favorite cigarettes.



 

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Still didn’t plan for success?

Go on, now… make a commitment, set a date, get your choice of snake oil patches, gums or prescription medication – and once you didn’t, couldn’t or… well – failure is just a part of the process.

Don’t give up. PLAN!!!! Try again! Keep trying! Sure, the patch & gum have about a 7 % success rate, but – what do you care?

Why plan ahead? That would be silly. Half the time they give these ineffective methods away for free!!!


You will be held accountable.

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Ready?

You get ready, (nowadays, don’t forget your quit app so your friends can get in on the guilt giving sessons as well!)

Your favorite cigarette brand is waiting, your ash trays want to be dirty again.


Folks, this is 2017. Don’t you think by now there’d be a better way?

Smoke. Try to quit. Get “quit smoking aids”. Try. Fall short. Feel guilty and let them pretend to console you, but smoke again. Keep spending your money.

Nice businesses if you find the work in tobacco, public health or the pharmaceutical sectors, eh? Lack of success is their success.

Quit Attempts:

Attempts is what public health and the pharmaceuticals like. The more the merrier. Repeat business is key.

Lets take a quick peek at quit attempts:

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Thank you to The Vaper for the above graphic!


What about side effects?

Public health says “ask your doctor if it’s right for you”. They never mention success rates, and you never ask.

I’ll let you ponder the side effects of the different “government approved” methods here:

Choose your method at the top here: FDA approved method.

Stunned?


What ABOUT nicotine?

Now, consider nicotine. A startling thing, nicotine. A scapegoat for all things tobacco.

Without tobacco and the MAOI’s, it is not addictive.



So, with all the fuss from some pie-filled mouth in California, (Puff-N-Stuff I affectionately call him) there’s this that inspired this impromptu blog….

Before I go stop trying to help you, I’d like to thank Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association for this screenshot:

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This is why you’re here.

The Shady Link Between Big Tobacco and Nicotine Gum

Related:

Tobacco Industry Research on Nicotine Replacement Therapy: “If Anyone Is Going to Take Away Our Business It Should Be Us”

Oh… yeah, the counseling – like my title said…. Staying in business is hard.

The tobacco companies want to stay in business, and who can blame them. The pharmaceutical companies want to stay in business, and who could blame them?

I’ll blame tobacco control experts. Screw ’em. They know better.

Like my title said…. “experts”…are useless without patches & gum to offer. Don’t get me wrong – they mean well – they’ve got good intentions.

Don’t get me started on the Government tonight, they just want you to smoke.

Staying in business with any sense of relevance or truth, is hard.


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Vaping In The News – August 19, 2017

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Vaping In The News – August 19th, 2017


The FDA shouldn’t give into irrational e-cigarette fears ~ Nicotine Usage Survey for UK & USA ~ Government Waste ~ Treatment & Beyond ~ E-cig risk campaign for youths draws praise, criticism to FDA ~ Rehash worth rehashing ~ Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes ~ There is no safe level of research ~ Cruel But Sadly Not Unusual ~ “Smoking Fee” ruled out ~ The Burning Truth About Tobacco Bonds ~ Challenges for Vendors and Desirability of Compulsory Membership of Trade Association ~ A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health ~ Professor Glantz ~ A Billion Lives

August 13th-19th, 2017


FDA & Fear

Fear is the business they’re in.

“The Food and Drug Administration is now on the wrong side of a new anti-vaping campaign. Instead of helping teens reject using tobacco or e-cigarettes, the new FDA plan would end up discouraging people from quitting cigarette smoking — an outcome no one wants.”

The FDA shouldn’t give into irrational e-cigarette fears


Nicotine Usage Survey for US & UK Users

From personal experience, I know there is always skepticism when surveys are made, formed and posted.

This survey is a from a reliable and known source.

Nicotine Useage Survey for US & UK users


Do you know about THR4LIFE?

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Government Waste

Citizens Against Government Waste released a statement “supporting the approval of efforts for tobacco harm reduction through e-cigarettes and similar non-combustible products.”

CAGW Submits Public Comments to FDA Supporting Tobacco Harm Reduction


Treatment & Beyond

Treatment & Beyond. A tobacco control prevention training tool for health care providers around the globe


Do you know about NNA?

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Risks Campaign

As I stated above, the FDA is in the fear business:

E-cig risk campaign for youths draws praise, criticism to FDA


Rehash worth rehashing

Covered before by me here, another look at the NIH study buried by the US Government.

Prevalence of population smoking cessation by electronic cigarette use status in a national sample of recent smokers


Gateways

A long standing political PLOY to garner the publics affection, I present to you:

Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes.


There is no safe level of research

GrandDad… Head Rambles.. keep an eye on this crotchety old man.

Love it.

There is no safe level of research


Are you familiar with INNCO?


Dick Puddlecoat:

Cruel But Sadly Not Unusual

Sadly:

Anna Raccoon


“Smoking Fee” ruled out

The ponzi scheme is crumbling in Oklahoma…

“just $1 million of the $225 million in revenue would have been used to discourage tobacco usage”

“to generate new revenue streams to help meet the constitutional mandate to balance the state budget”

‘Smoking fee’ ruled out


The Burning Truth About Tobacco Bonds

The Master Settlement Agreement, paid for by smokers – consumers – not tobacco companies, has been around a long time. Propublica did an awesome job here of explaining the mess, here’s yet another look at the crumbling ponzi scheme:

The Burning Truth About Tobacco Bonds


Challenges for Vendors and Desirability of Compulsory Membership of Trade Association

Like me, Alan is a friend (& consumer) who has a knack of getting to the point.

“Get yourselves organised NOW!”

Challenges for Vendors and Desirability of Compulsory Membership of Trade Association


A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health

The FDA’s Mitch Zeller & Dr. Scott Gottlieb have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It’s not a medical study, it’s a letter.

Gippy & Zippy are claiming nicotine is the center of “addiction” & the contrived FDA funded reduction of nicotine as the possible answer to reduce tobacco use…

(Why are other “chemicals” in tobacco not considered addictive or “tobacco”? *“Nicotine constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco”.)

*Reference: Wikipedia

Here’s the “letter” in full:

A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health

Here’s my take – if you’re interested:

A Nicotine-Focused FDA Framework.



Professor Glantz

Here lies Professor Glantz (Puff-N-Stuff) babbling about the tobacco industry knowing things like the patch & gum don’t work – unless there’s the obligatory counseling… or some drivel like that.

I don’t ever recall Nicorette saying you’d need counseling with your patch… but I could be wrong.

If nicotine were “addictive” to begin with… ahhhh, I digress.

What the tobacco companies know about NRT: Without counselling, it keeps people smoking


A Billion Lives

There is no excuse. You can rent or buy the film A Billion Lives here, and now you can own the Collector’s Edition here:

A Billion Lives Buy Blu Ray


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Nicotine Usage Survey for US & UK users

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Who created it?

Hans Schmidt (a well known source by myself and others) has created a nicotine usage survey for vapers.

Simple stuff, folks. It will take less than 15 minutes in Google Doc format.

Informative for yourself, and data is always king.

Due to the difference in currency, there are different surveys for the same results to make it simpler.

Please take it, and spread the link (or this blog) to your respective survey itself in your circles.


If you are in the United Kingdom please go here:

UK Nicotine Survey

 



If you are in the United States (US/dollar currency) please go here:

United States Nicotine Survey

 



Also, in German if you speak or are in groups concerning Germany here:


German Nicotine Survey

Files are free to download for everybody (e. g. as Excel file)





 

 

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A Nicotine-Focused FDA Framework.

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The FDA’s Mitch Zeller & Dr. Scott Gottlieb have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health”


While claiming nicotine is the center of “addiction” and the reduction of nicotine as the answer to reduce tobacco use… their seemingly contrived objective is in part below:

“The agency’s new tobacco strategy has two primary parts: reducing the addictiveness of combustible cigarettes while recognizing and clarifying the role that potentially less harmful tobacco products could play in improving public health. We must also work toward a greater role for medicinal nicotine and other therapeutic products in helping smokers to quit and remain nonsmokers.”


While I am completely opposed to the framing of the nicotine addiction theory without tobacco, there were two other parts I’m not convinced quite yet that we’re on the right path; bold is my emphasis:

  1. reducing the addictiveness of combustible cigarettes”
  2. “We must also work toward a greater role for medicinal nicotine and other therapeutic products in helping smokers to quit and remain nonsmokers.”
  1. The focus on “nicotine” is, in my eyes, a subliminal way to keep the definition of e-liquid as tobacco, manipulate e-cigarette products as tobacco, and collect unjust & undue tax – on a product that is not addictive without tobacco, and not tobacco.
  2. The teetering on medicinal nicotine & other therapeutic products gives a direct odor of pharmaceutical product and control, something they’ve already had and failed miserably with.

I predicted this In March of 2016:

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

 

 

This from UCSF in 2015

Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Fail to Sway Smokers


Issues:

Clive Bates & Carrie Wade:

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes raises all sorts of problems

 


 

That article is here:

The Myth of ‘Light’ Cigarettes



On a positive note

The publication states:

Nicotine, though not benign, is not directly responsible for the tobacco-caused cancer, lung disease, and heart disease that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.

Excellent….and goes on to add

…within a landscape including other, noncombustible products such as e-cigarettes, represents a promising foundation for a comprehensive approach to tobacco harm reduction. In working toward this vision, the FDA is committed to striking an appropriate balance between protecting the public and fostering innovation in less harmful nicotine delivery.

That’s the first positive thing I’ve heard in some time from the government:

Tobacco Harm Reduction.

Are there other chemicals that cause addiction in tobacco?
MAIO’s?

Are There Other Chemicals That May Contribute to Tobacco Addiction?


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In the meantime, I’ll tweet (and blog) with one eye open.

Here’s the article in full:

A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health

 


Brad Rodu on Nicotine reduction:

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit

Brad Rodu on tar, not nicotine:

Low-Tar Cigarettes Had Merit, Said American Cancer Society; So Do E-Cigarettes

 


 



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