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Vaping In The News – August 18th, 2018


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

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




Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers ~ VTA ~ This Tweet ~  E-cigarettes Seventh Report of Session 2017–19 ~ E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government ~ A Billion Vapers ~ FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom


Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers

 

Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers

Dr. Farsalinos and Dimitris Agrafiotis also went over THE largest survey extensively – here on Facebook.


Vapor Technology Asssociation

 


This tweet:

I saw Danielle’s tweet the other day and I remember vividly – as a consumer – exactly how she felt. Her tweet reminded me of my journey. Inspired, I introduced her to (some of you) my twitter followers…

Her tweet (not mine) is now up to 28 retweets, 68 comments and 230 likes later… I imagine Danielle now realizes it means a lot to a lot of people. Keep on vaping on, Danielle.

 


E-cigarettes Seventh Report of Session 2017–19
Fresh off the presses from the UK:
“E-cigarettes present an opportunity to significantly accelerate already declining smoking rates, and thereby tackle one of the largest causes of death in the UK today. They are substantially less harmful—by around 95%—than conventional cigarettes. They lack the tar and carbon monoxide of conventional cigarettes—the most dangerous components. It has also proven challenging to measure the risks from ‘second-hand’ e-cigarette vapour because it is negligible and substantially less than that of conventional cigarettes.”

If you don’t want to read the whole thing, Mawsley already wrapped it up nicely here:

Jim McDonald has done the same here:

The United States is ignoring it, again:



Well… one organization did tweet about it:


Silly observations.


E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government

A STUDY by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally debunked claims vape contains toxic formaldehyde.

E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government


📢 ANNOUNCEMENT 📢

The elves at A Billion Vapers HQ are VERY proud to announce our official partnership with two new media partners. Both platforms are by vapers, for vapers and are committed to be a strong part of pushing the word of advocacy to every corner of the globe. Watch out for further developments as they come!
#togetherwearestronger

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FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom

While Blocking Tobacco Harm Reduction Products

Our friend Lindsey Stroud:

How does FDA justify its regulations on the THR industry?

FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom While Blocking Tobacco Harm Reduction Products





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

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News ~ July 28th, 2018

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

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


Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects ~ THR4Life Comments, FDA Regulation of Flavors ~ VTA’s FDA Flavor Submission ~ Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule ~ What if? ~ Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets ~ JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools ~ Juul is being sued ~ Of Mice And Menace ~  Nicotine warning ~ Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine ~ More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids ~ Walnuts are drugs


Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects

Last week I put this out, Jim McDonald covers this tragic story here:

Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects


THR4Life Comments on FDA Regulation of Flavors

On July 16, 2018, Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life submitted comment to the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in regard to the regulation of flavors in tobacco products.

THR4Life Comments on FDA Regulations of Flavors


Vapor Technology Association comments on FDA Regulations

The Vapor Technology Association (“VTA”) respectfully submits the attached comments to the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on March 21, 2018, entitled “Regulationof Flavors in Tobacco Products.”

Vapor Technology Association’s Comments in Response to FDA


Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule that Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartment

Don’t be fooled, rights are rights.

“This lawsuit is about defending the right to be left alone to engage in a legal activity in the privacy of one’s own home.”
NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) is a grassroots organization established in 2000 dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of adults who choose to smoke cigarettes or enjoy other forms of tobacco or use electronic cigarettes.
Here’s their Press release.

What if…..?

Harry Shapiro with Nicotine Science and Policy takes criminal intent on – in a whole new light:

“English law is called gross negligence manslaughter……..can also can be committed simply by omission”…

Please give this its due attention from Harry with Nicotine Science and Policy…

What if…..?


Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets

There is a bottom line, but that isn’t what the government wants you to believe.

Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets


JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools

They didn’t read the Gallup poll.

Via Jim McDonald:

JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools


Juul is being sued…

Ambulance chaser alert:

COMPLAINT AND DEMAND


Of Mice and Menace:

Why Rodent Studies Of Vapor Products Are Meaningless

“Mice are not little four legged people!” ~ @VladTheVaper

From Carl V. Phillips:

Of Mice And Menace:


Nicotine Warning

My words:

The Food and Drug Administration would like to have all e-liquid manufacturers continue to affirm the government lie to consumers by yelling fire in a crowded theater.

Their words:

FDA affirms commitment to warning the public to warning the public about nicotine in tobacco products

Directly related:

Federal Judge Halts Cigar Regulations


Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine

Let me remind you of the accolades of lower nicotine:

Cliff Douglass of the American Cancer Society –  thinks lower nicotine in cigarettes is “Absolutely everything

NCI Director Ned Sharpless says “…good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer

FDA’s Scott Gottlieb claims “Lower nicotine in the same product

Matt Myers of Tobacco-Free Kids says “…to use products that won’t kill them

Basing “minimally or non-addictive” levels of nicotine by lowering cigarette consumption by 1.6 less cigarettes… over two years… is a public health win?  Here’s what they came up with after two years:

238 “non-daily” smokers… what?

👉over the course of two years...

lowered their smoking by 1.6 cigarettes…

“real-time reporting” and “cigarette butt counts.

No – to slow progress… is this is what the Food and Drug Administration likes?

One of my favorite subjects – covered here and here

This headline calls it “staggering“.

You can check my math here:

Nondaily Smokers’ Changes in Cigarette Consumption With Very Low-Nicotine-Content Cigarettes


More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids

“it is possible that they may play a bigger role in assisting smokers to quit combustible tobacco.”

More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids


Walnuts are drugs

Speaking of conjecture and nicotine being defined as “tobacco“, now…

I wonder how they vape…  and if we vape ’em, they also a tobacco product…

Walnuts are drugs.


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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited as I proudly join David Goerlitz on his podcast each week.

Episode Six:

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Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

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Research:


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E-Cigarette Politics 

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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – October 14th, 2017

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As I put this weeks edition together, I pondered all the time and public OUR money wasted over the past 10+ years by experts – tracking tweets, buying media, pretending to do studies and claiming science… Then, I wonder…. what have they tried to accomplish… and what other much more important items they’ve done the same with, or ignored in the process.


Johnson Creek is going out of business ~ Science Lesson ~ Marathon Man ~ Bloomberg ~ Tobacco 21 ~ Teen Cigarette Narcs ~ Doug Teitelbaum ~  Foundation for a smoke-free world ~ Tobacco Free Kids ~ Screaming ~


This is Vaping In The News for the week ending October 14th, 2017


Instead of babbling, I’ll lead off with a spirited tweet from Ann, who I (and others) miss dearly.


Johnson Creek is going out of business

Their statement:

Important! Johnson Creek is going out of business


Science Lesson

One of the best ways to learn is to listen and read. That’s why I like reading Carl’s blog. I don’t always agree with Carl, and that is how I learn.

“Ecigs are a replacement for tobacco products. They are not a replacement for lost tobacco taxes.”

I’ve said this a thousand times.

In this instance, there should be NO tax imposed on vaping products (other than normal sales tax). Period. We agree.

Science Lesson: The Optimal Tax Rate For Vapor Products Is Zero


Marathon Man

Chris Baxter, who I’ve followed over on Twitter:

YES.

Lancaster man vapes his way to marathon success

Related: Jerry Iozzo

Former Smoker Turned Marathon Runner Thanks to Vaping


Bloomberg

Dr. Carrie Wade at the Daily Vaper takes on another big donor of anti-tobacco with reduced risk and research:

Bloomberg School Of Public Health Should Live Up To Mission Statement, Save ‘Millions At A Time’


Tobacco 21

While the public is, you can’t be convinced this will work. You’re too savvy for that.

Tobacco 21 Is a Catch-22


Denver Is Hiring Teen Cigarette Narcs

Where I’ve covered the Synar Amendment and the recreation of the problems here in June of 2017, I made a prediction.

In my (highly acclaimed by me) opinion, as the age of purchase was 18, they are having a difficult time keeping their percentage at acceptable levels, and now want to raise it to 21 to recreate the problem.

Well… imagine my surprise when I read (bold is my emphasis)

“….the department hopes to snag even more vendors, projecting a 23 percent noncompliance rate by the end of 2017.”

Denver Is Hiring Teen Cigarette Narcs

Imagine my surprise from one of my favorite rodents, Phil:

Here’s that breach, including e-cigarettes:

Anne Arundel County tobacco sting finds one in four stores sold tobacco to minors


Doug Teitelbaum

NJOY’s Doug Teitelbaum is Leading a Crusade Against Cigarette Smoking – Don’t Bet Against Him


Foundation for a smoke-free world

Derek Yach
Just so you can see the screams from Matt Myers – it is close enough to Halloween to hear him clearly.

Matt Myers: Philip Morris has a long history of funding what it calls independent research by previously credible researchers


Still Screaming

Another from one of my favorite bloggers, and consider him a friend: Paul:
Next, how PR firms create “dialogue”…

Then:


And…

Former American Cancer Society CEO John Seffrin endorses cancer research venture funded by Philip Morris




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Research:


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Keep ON #Vaping On.

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Helping Smokers Quit

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Imagine a business you can operate at full capacity by providing a valuable product and “service” to millions of customers with no restraint on inventory, no liability and carry a “non” or “not for profit” status.

Imagine a business with no worries about profit or loss – and the money keeps coming in. As a bonus, you can carry this on for more than 50 years and brag about it.


Imagine a business that is funded by those you are trying supposed to help. Imagine if your business could get away with shaming your customers for failing with your product or service.

You could offer ineffective tips keeping your status as a caring and upstanding business in the community. Wouldn’t that be fun?


Keep trying!

Don’t give up!

We’re here to help!

Imagine calling a trained expert THIRTY times.

Is that acceptable?

Smokers may try to quit 30 times before it sticks


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Supply & Demand

Imagine how failure on the customers part  creates opportunity for more business. Promoting almost useless products you don’t pay for is not only fun, but keeps you, and the supplier in business. They’ll keep coming back. You know the failure rate is 93%, and knowing why is not your concern.

Use the term “cessation” a lot because it sounds soothing. In contrast, I suggest focusing on something with at least three syllables so it is ominous and scary sounding – like nicotine – because it sounds evil.

Remember, you have no accountability or responsibility for success in the eye of the public. You just have to look like you’re trying.

  • Be realistic. Don’t talk about of tobacco control out of church.
  • As much as possible, try to influence policy as much as you can.
  • In fact, success would be detrimental to your survival, always elude to an exit strategy.

Keep Success To A Minimum

Imagine your success. Stay focused. Your success is paramount, not your customers. Customer success is of no concern. In fact, it’s widely acceptable to shame customers and convince them that their failure is not your responsiblity. Play on their desperation, not satisfaction. Ultimately, hold your customers accountable. Confuse and bewilder them. That’s the plan.

Feign support, but encourage. Make it perfectly clear that the customer is the problem, not your business. Convince them to keep trying.

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Passive-Aggressive Is Best

Imagine your staying power. Make it clear that they are the problem, not your business. Place the failure on the consumer, and promote your business as if it has helped millions, helping you. Failure is not only acceptable, it is expected. Join other businesses like you to keep momentum.


Don’t Give Up

Imagine if smokers could succeed. Ignore and damn any methods that work, despite the evidence, as it would be detrimental to your survival. In fact, only support any other method if they are taxed, regulated and funded in such a way that will only contribute to your success.

Leave your ineffective products and services alone. At any cost including lies, use children (because who doesn’t like to Think About The Children™).

Convince the public via mass marketing that it is ultimately safer to keep smoking than to risk using any product not approved by you, or your affiliates.

Always seem concerned or challenged by any less harmful alternative.


Reminder

Remember, you must restrain yourself. Never, under any circumstances, talk about any effective alternatives that may risk your reputation or your business. Ever.

 

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Imagine a business that would go bankrupt if it did what it was designed to do.

Help people stop smoking.


I didn’t know there was “preloading” of…. never mind:

No clear evidence that nicotine ‘preloading’ helps smokers to quit


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

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Smokers quit smoking with e-cigarettes. I’m here to help.

cigarettes-chainsSmokers, you can quit smoking with e-cigarettes. Stop look for assistance from the Heart, Lung & Cancer Associations. They can’t trouble themselves to find ‘enough’ research -claiming they ‘don’t know enough’ -but are promoting regulations, resisting at any cost.

The United States government isn’t helping with their drawn out, unjustified process of regulations of vaping products.

I’m enraged witnessing the deliberate and conscious neglect from the public health sector denying less harm. Instead they insist you use the same “approved methods” that fail 93% of the time. Meanwhile, they claim they “don’t know enough” about vaping products.

That isn’t highly professional. They’ve been around more than ten years.  Wouldn’t they pursue knowing enough if they want to “help you” stop smoking? I think not.

I can do a better job than they won’t.



They are willfully withholding information from the public.



I have decided I must do it for them – and feel like I’m running out of time.

They are aiming at the wrong thing for the wrong reasons. They know why.

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I find myself needing to focus on the estimated 40 million smokers in the United States. Then, only those who want to stop smoking but are afraid to try e-cigarettes. While waiting on, and in despair of outrageous regulations they can’t afford to comply with, vape shops are closing around you. Yes, you.

I’m challenging myself to concentrate on those who are wanting to stop/quit/switch (I’ll get to that switch in a minute). I’m looking for the smoker who can’t breathe. I’m searching for those who have tried everything else to stop and simply can’t.

I’ve been in those shoes. I tried to quit numerous times like most who try for various reasons. Patches and gums didn’t work. I finally quit trying to quit smoking – and as most do, resided to be a lifelong smoker.

While trying to find  a way to not quit smoking, I surprised the hell out of myself. I didn’t lose my professional smoker status! Suddenly, I found e-cigarettes accidentally.


Keep smoking if you like. I want smokers to understand I’m not a reformed smoker and understand personal choice. I understand from this source that 77% of smokers don’t want to quit.

I want you to know you have a choice.

I now also understand I need your help. I need you all to be pissed off. Tell your friends and relatives. Sharing is caring.

The government doesn’t want you to know

E-cigarette users enjoy 79% success without tobacco



Before you decide, educate yourselves. I highly suggest you join (free) the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association for education here: CASAA.




In order to make informed decisions

You must know

Professionals Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, Scientists  and Health Care workers

Approve of vaping products.



You must know

What is imperative in your journey towards success. Remember, the government won’t tell you – and public health doesn’t know enough!

You must use a taste you like, the strength of nicotine for your “throat hit” is paramount –  (smoke full flavor = higher nicotine strength – if you smoke lights/ultra-lights = lower nicotine strength) – & backups.

You do not need an expensive setup right away.



You must know

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



You must know

The word “switch” is essential. You must also understand the pleasure principle of vaping products, here David Dorn (who I admire greatly) will explain to you.



You must understand

Nicotine is not addictive. I know – relax. You’ve had it repeated to you over and again. Wikipedia’s definition of that is:

“Proof by assertion”, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction.

Dr. Brian Carter – from the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association speaks here at the 2016 Global Form on Nicotine.

If you don’t watch the video, here is a study Dr. Carter spoke of:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data: Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General



You must understand

The passion of Dr. Attila Danko explaining the vicious war against nicotine in Australia.



You must understand

This is your personal choice. If you don’t want to stop smoking, go here where I have links for smokers.

I try to educate, not judge.



 

Still not sure e-cigarettes can’t help you switch?

Read my survey results.

Take this assessment.

Look at the links on this blog.




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Kevin



America: Settling for less to reduce smoking.

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If you’re an American looking to reduce smoking, stop settling for less. Quickly step away from the paid advertisements from the pharmaceutical companies to fund the rigorous and glorified “fight” against tobacco by your friendly neighborhood cessation counselors.

Stop settling for less. Stop dialing quit lines, delete your “free” app. Stop paying attention  to a well organized bunch of morons.

Forget everything you’ve heard, learned and been told to ~swallow~ by anyone in authority. Stop feeding into their substandard propaganda.


The general public doesn’t seem to understand the battle waged by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), various public health organizations and other distinguished experts in anti-tobacco and tobacco control.


“They” evidently, don’t understand it themselves. They LOVE fake news.

They’re playing a game.

With your lives.


Don’t let them fool you, “They” do completely understand. If less tobacco use were the ONLY goal, they’d be pounding vaping products through brick walls to get people to stop smoking.

If they had balls, they’d be standing up and screaming at the idiots who are saying e-cigarettes are the same as smoking. They’re so busy fighting the tobacco companies – they forgot how to interact with real human beings.

They’re busy worrying about funding for their organizations. They’re too busy keeping tobacco in the forefront instead of letting it die a slow sun-baked death in the field by itself. Without a lot of work.

Wait, then they’d be out of work. “They” have become common criminals.

“They” have no incentive (funding, income, research grants etc.) to reduce tobacco, so they lie about things like nicotine. Formaldehyde. Popcorn Lung. They sit idly by and watch, make things up, and refuse to speak. They use fairy tales about children.

All the while, you’re still contemplating your decision to reduce or eliminate tobacco from your life, while they claim expertise.


They only know how to control. Yet, they’re out of control. They want you to believe the ineffective methods are the only way to reduce or eliminate tobacco –  for you, and – if you combine that with counseling, you’re sure to be one of the approximately 3-7% who succeed. If not, you haven’t been trying hard enough.

Why are you settling for less? Because “they” say so?

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The public does not understand what they may be settling for when it comes to tobacco harm reduction in the United States.




I’ve written President Trump:

Dear President Trump: Stop the F.D.A.




Physicians are advising patients: Physician Advice for e-Cigarette Use

(Mine: Medical Professionals Speak Out on E-Cigarettes.)

I don’t know WHY they wouldn’t.

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines



I’m not here to see myself type.

They are promoting SMOKING.

Added 02/10/17:

Here’s bias in print:

Research Collaboration Uncovers Biases in UK/US Physician Discussions on E-Cigarettes

Added 02/10/17:

Please, keep smoking.

The FDA’s multi-million dollar campaign attacking smokeless tobacco is almost certainly leading to higher levels of disease by causing Americans to use far-more-hazardous cigarettes,” adds Sweanor.

That’s here:

Smokeless Doesn’t Mean Harmless’ campaign may be doing more harm, researchers argue



The FDA has released a bit of news for the true experts to hash through:

Good news for vape shops (and it’s from the FDA!


But….

FDA Finalizes Tobacco Product Intended Use Rules, Under a Risk of Rescission by Congress

Yet they still want to FIGHT against it….Here’s Mitch Zeller babbling in a relaxed and controlled atmosphereseems he’s confident in his words.


Here’s what you really need to know if you’re struggling with tobacco.

This, courtesy & via The Vaper is another way consumers, without professional ties to industry, are helping each other and smokers thinking of switching to a much less harmful alternative.


E-cig tips for smokers who want to switch

E-cigarettes were invented, & are continuously being improved, by companies that don’t sell cigarettes.

Although big tobacco companies now own or produce several types of basic e-cigarettes, the e-cigarettes sold by non-tobacco companies are far more satisfying and come in many delicious flavors.

Both Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians have recommended that e-cigarettes be widely promoted to smokers – they estimate that e-cigarettes are at most 5% as dangerous as smoking.

The majority of the health benefits offered by e-cigarettes come down to the fact that e-cigarettes deliver nicotine in a vapor rather than as smoke. It is the smoke that makes smoking most harmful, like heavy smog or smoke from a house fire, tobacco smoke contains at least 60 carcinogenic chemicals. While carcinogens have been detected in some e-cigarette flavorings, it is typically at levels hundreds of times lower than in tobacco smoke.

There is no evidence that nicotine in low doses is dangerous, nor is there evidence that nicotine by itself (when not ingested as part of a combusted product like a cigarette) is carcinogenic. In fact, nicotine has been approved for sale to children 12 & older, over the counter, as nicotine patches and gum. Further, when separated from the complex mix of chemicals in tobacco smoke, nicotine has not proven nearly as addictive as cigarette smoke. Many people who use e-cigarettes gradually lower their nicotine concentration with no noticeable negative effects, and no cigarette craving.

E-cigarettes have already helped millions of smokers to stop smoking. A lot of their success comes down to the fact that they not only replace the nicotine of conventional cigarettes, but also the ‘action’ of smoking, which many ex-smokers using patches & gum miss and which leads to them relapsing to smoking. E-cigarette use by young smokers has caused smoking among youth to fall at an unprecedented rate.

For sensible advice & guidance when looking into buying an e-cigarette, trust mostly the advice from the following sources:

  • Experienced staff at a dedicated e-cigarette shop, or ‘vape’ shop as we call them. These folks are typically ex-smokers/current vapers themselves.
  • Other vapers who have given up smoking. Vapers commonly love helping other smokers to give up, and love sharing their experience to help them get a satisfying flavor & strength of e-liquid, as well a refillable, adjustable ‘vape pen’ or ‘mod’ to transform that e-liquid into the vapor to be inhaled.

Taking up vaping might seem a little daunting, so it’s helpful to use an experienced person to help you find the combination that works best for you. But once a new vaper has found that ‘sweet combination’ that works for them, it is simply the most enjoyable, easy & effective way to cease smoking.

Nothing is safer than breathing fresh mountain air, but if a smoker cannot give up cigarettes using more conventional methods or therapies, e-cigarettes might just be the thing that allows you to break the smoking habit completely, and permanently.

E-cigarettes: Healthier for you, no threat to bystanders at all.


Millions of us, like The Vaper and I, are not allowing you to “settle” for the same tired, drawn out processes the people in “control” would like you to endure. After all, it is mostly a made up game with players from every aspect of tobacco control. Here’s a bit about how your “addiction” came about via Rampant Antismoking:



“The antismoking bandwagon gained considerable momentum in the five years following the EPA report, prior to the Osteen ruling. Also important is that in the early 1990’s the pharmaceutical cartel and pharma-philanthropy (e.g., Robert Woods Johnson Foundation http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?ia=143&id=14912) weighed into the circumstance.

The WHO formally partnered with the pharmaceutical cartel in antismoking (http://www.who.int/inf-pr-1999/en/pr99-04.html) Also, “The American Medical Association, Chicago, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Princeton, N.J., planned, organized and conducted the 11th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, which was held in August 2000.” – http://www.rwjf.org/programareas/resources/product.jsp?id=17719&pid=1141

Seizing the opportunity for the sale of essentially useless ‘nicotine replacement therapy’ (NRT) if smokers are progressively pressured to quit, the pharmaceutical interests provided more and more funding and momentum to the antismoking bandwagon. So, despite the Osteen ruling, by the late-1990’s antismoking had become a frenzy. Antismokers, through long-time corrupt conduct, dictated all proceedings and antismoking was awash with funding. The march continued towards fulfilling the Godber Blueprint.”



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Wikipedia:

Proof by assertion, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction.[1] Sometimes, this may be repeated until challenges dry up, at which point it is asserted as fact due to its not being contradicted (argumentum ad nauseam).[2] In other cases, its repetition may be cited as evidence of its truth, in a variant of the appeal to authority or appeal to belief fallacies.[citation needed]

In its extreme form, it can also be a form of brainwashing.[1]




If the goal is “less harm”, take them to task, ask “them” why this is acceptable to “reduce harm”, yet vaping products are not.


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Take this to heart. If vaping products didn’t work, I would NOT tell you they do with a 79% success rate. Question EVERY “authority” placing doubt in your mind, and do not take “because we said so” as an excuse for them to be condescending because of your curiosity,  or allow them to question your integrity.

Question theirs, ask them why they haven’t educated themselves enough to be much more informative, why they would continue to embarrass themselves, and don’t settle for anything less. Hold them to their own “high standards”.

“They”, after all, are a business.


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A Billion Lives

August8th.org


E-cigarette NEWS you can use… every day ~ Monday thru Friday ~ is here from my friends across the pond at Vapers.org.uk.


If you are a Professional,  go HERE.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter


More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Promoting smoking: death by deception.

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Those in any public position making contrived and deceitful statements to manipulate public perception about vaping products are denying smokers proper information, and are contributing to 1,300 deaths every day.

They are promoting smoking.


What they already know

Surely there were other studies, research and clinical trials before this, but imagine if you will, in 2013, when the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded a $3.6 million dollar survey to the Moffitt Cancer Center and the findings showed 79% of 1815 adult vapers had completely quit smoking cigarettes.


Are they helping smokers?

If the NIH funded a study, and found 79% quit, wouldn’t that be a reason to scream to the world? No. Wouldn’t that be seen as potential to reduce or eliminate smoking? WHY didn’t they report that to the American public? They couldn’t think of a headline?

Instead, it got buried.

When I did this survey, in 2014, results from 7,238 participants showed 42% stopped smoking in ONE DAY, 75% switched completely within a month. I did mine to try, in the words of those who’ve done it, to CHANGE public perception. Turns out the 75% on mine was pretty close to the 79% on theirs.

I’ve tried to show the world my results while they buried theirs.

Among other things, why are they also ignoring some of the most respected institutions in the world?

Public Health England and Royal College of Physicians?


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By Definition.

Making the general public think vaping products are as bad as tobacco has been imperative. In fact, they found a way to define them as tobacco.

That simple “definition” helps their cause with regulations, restrictions, taxation and bans.

It certainly doesn’t help someone trying to decipher the truth. It certainly doesn’t help the smokers who want the help reasonable choice to make.

List of vaping bans in the United States


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Smoker Oppression.

Some smokers try time after time without success to quit. Pressure by society, family, possibly dramatic changes in health are some of the reasons they may want to stop smoking.  Desperation becomes frustration and eventually, some just surrender to the idea they can’t stop smoking… Smokers for life.

Judgement, shame and guilt goes a long way with tobacco control experts. Ordering Telling  Persuading smokers to quit any way they can, and then blaming them for not being able to quit with ineffective methods is not working. Now there is an effective “we didn’t think of it” non-pharmaceutical choice, a consumer product that works, within reach.


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The “reverse psychology” must stop. The selfish and self-centered positions must stop.

This makes me think the goal of true tobacco harm reduction, (end game) to many, is just a game. Hiding, denying or manipulation of the fact that vaping products are at least 95% considerably less harmful and using smokers as pawns is a crime.

What will happen? The deaths by deception will continue, and health officials will say “they didn’t listen to us, they kept smoking”.


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Restraint

Since the tobacco harm promotion act has passed, August 8th became National Tobacco Day. There is now control. Once e-cigarettes were “deemed” tobacco, vape shops still able to assist smokers in the post-deeming world CANNOT legally say anything to customers about health benefits. They can’t legally assist them with their products.

Businesses can’t do that anymore.


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Perpetuating the lie

Smokers already smoke. They are already aware of the risks of smoking combustible cigarettes according to the government & health professional statistics. When the personal choice to quit comes up, they are repeatedly told nicotine is addictive (it’s not), and are encouraged to use readily available, yet inadequate and ineffective “approved” methods like the patch & gum – containing nicotine.

When I tried the patch (a few times) and the gum, I didn’t research “success rates“, in fact I never thought to research the success rates.


Public Deception.

I could give plenty of examples of opinions of misinterpreted studies, but I think this will explain my “death by deception” to the public BY public health  quite nicely:

“If the general public are to come to an informed decision on electronic cigarettes then they require evidence that is balanced, robust and accurate.”

Quality in Research on Electronic Cigarettes:


This one does as well:

Omitting such health-relevant information for consumers of such products effectively blindfolds them and impairs their making informed personal choices.”

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines


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Professional courtesy

Don’t rock the boat. We don’t want to talk about it. When we talk about it, we must all stick together. E-cigarettes are to be downplayed and demonized just like smoking or we will lose tax revenue (government), funding (tobacco control/non-profit agencies / organizations), sales & profits (pharmaceuticals), profits from sickness (healthcare / hospitals / doctors etc.), profits in premiums/surcharges (insurance companies), profits (research/public health).


The Public Health Circus

Clown sightings within the public health circus are quite common, the coverup of tobacco harm reduction is one of the truest forms of “professional courtesy” I’ve seen. It’s like they’ve got a financial incentive to do so.

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Smokers are being LIED to by those who CLAIM to have the best interest of public health first. Smokers relying on illegitimate and vague information piped through the media from the United States government and health “organizations” alluding to what “may” “could” or “might” are being swindled about e-cigarettes.


Public Perception.

Speaking of public perception deception, this crossed my eye on Twitter.

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 Does it matter?

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Here is an example of the pharmaceutical world creating a “condition” that didn’t exist, so they could create three-BILLION dollar market.

Here’s another: “Pre-diabetes


That is what they DID with NICOTINE.


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Which led to this – “Government approved”

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Speaking of reducing smoking, here are a couple examples of coercion in shock therapy, so to speak. The Mayo Clinic has this: Transcranial magnetic stimulation

And suddenly this:

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation May Reduce Cravings in People With Nicotine Use Disorder

Reminds me of THIS.

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


Important things:

H.R. 2058:

Cosponsors: H.R.2058 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

Who is my representative?

Right To Vape Tour

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The WORLD

needs to know about this FILM.

A BILLION LIVES is changing public perception and has a new trailer:


A Billion Lives is an independent film.

If you’d like to see it in your area, go here.

WHY you should go see it and bring a non-smoker/vaper with you HERE.


If you think it should be free, kindly look me up so you can kiss my ass..

and then go here,   or here, or here.


Inception:

The history of the e-cigarette is explained here by CASAA.

A Historical Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes


Recollection.

I, among others, have predicted plausible deniability. In the end, there will come a day when the government and “public health” community will have to own up to their crimes.

Of course, they only have your “best interest” in mind while they lie. I’m taking names.


THESE are national consumer and industry organizations in the United States who keep US informed.


E-cigarette news you can use

Every day ~ Monday thru Friday ~ is here from my friends across the pond at Vapers.org.uk.


E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

If you are a Professional  go HERE.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter


Why don’t we take more drastic measures to stop people from smoking?

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Alice in TobaccoLand.

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According to Wikipedia, Tobacco control “is a field of international public health science, policy and practice dedicated to addressing tobacco use and thereby reducing the morbidity and mortality it causes”.

Let me break that down.

Public health science.  It also says practice.

Dedicated to addressing tobacco use via public health science, policy and practice.

Thereby reducing morbidity and mortality it causes.

It says mortality, not morality.

If the morality on vaping products doesn’t cease, the mortalities will continue.


Down the rabbit hole.

There are hundreds of organizations dedicated to addressing tobacco use. Those organizations are normally funded, among other things, by tobacco use. The Master Settlement Agreement, taxes, government grants and funding by pharmaceuticals trying convincing researchers to see “their side” so the FDA will trust & approve it are all part of the bigger picture. Don’t want any of them chasing us down the rabbit hole now, do we?

Let us have some tea, shall we?

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Tobacco control for the cessation world, involves “approved methods”, counseling, quit lines & other mythical suggestions in tobacco-land such as the always encouraging “quit or die”, you’re not trying hard enough… as smokers travel down the stop smoking hole…

Along come vaping products. Contested? Hot topic? Absolutely. Proof? Yep. Doubts? As far as your fingers can tweet or read in the media in the U.S.A..

It seems simple, really. Less tobacco use by smokers with an alternative in ANY way possible by anyone in the public health field, or by organizations like the Heart, Lung or Cancer associations…would be immediately and swiftly encouraged……well – that, my readers seems to be a fairy tale.

On to “Alice”.


To be balanced there has been some tweeting of vaping products as an alternative. I can’t possibly search for them all, but DID get a “maybe” here in 2015.


Here, in 2014, there was “waiting on evidence”.


Smokers falling a long way seem to always land in a hall with many locked doors….and a table appears… with concoctions and promises of cures to the smoker trying to stop with “try me” and “use as directed” and “FDA approved”. What do they feel, those trying so hard?

Shame.

Without success, a smoker is shamed regardless of the method chosen. (That is Tobacco Control training 101, is it not?)  Shamed, by everyone and their brother – who have been taught that forEVER.

Frustration.

Despite the EFFORT to cease tobacco use, the tobacco plant has nicotine. The cigarette has -how many other- chemicals that also MAKE tobacco addictive by design. Nicotine itself is not addictive, but the world doesn’t know – because they’ve been taught that as well… so they offer nicotine “replacement” therapies. (Love that word “therapy”).

Disillusion.

After multiple attempts for various reasons – be it poor health, children, mortality sinking in, whatever the personal decision was to try -the quit attempt fails or is aborted and the tobacco control machine turns to spin cycle. Round & round the smoker goes, falling down the rabbit hole.


We don’t know enough -about- long term effects. We know enough despite our own government’s challenge of regulations – we’ve stopped smoking -many accidentally- in a way NO other product or advice has come close to succeeding with on our journey down the hole. We communicate with each other via twitter, facebook and more. Learning daily. Empowered, making an impact.

As for long term effects? Well – we’re not smoking – if it were EXACTLY the same risk – I certainly wouldn’t have a blog.


Know enough, Alice. Make a commitment. Part of the perils of knowing enough is learning as much as you can, without bias and being able to relay that knowledge to others seeking information.

Speaking fluently with truth and conviction, will come naturally.


Long term:

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What is your definition of a long term study?

Supportive & hopeful methods are applied here.

BUT


The Pool of Tears

“Alice swims through her own tears and meets a mouse, who is swimming as well. She tries to make small talk with him in elementary French –  but her opening gambit “Où est ma chatte?” (“Where is my cat?”) offends the mouse and he tries to escape her.”

That’s the thing about Alice. Clarity. I’m still not sure how clear she is. I need some more tea!


RUTH


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“The Cheshire Cat appears in a tree, directing her to the March Hare’s house. He disappears, but his grin remains behind to float on its own in the air, prompting Alice to remark that she has often seen a cat without a grin but never a grin without a cat.”

 A Mad Tea-Party

“Alice becomes a guest at a “mad” tea party along with the March Hare, the Hatter, and a very tired Dormouse who falls asleep frequently, only to be violently woken up moments later by the March Hare and the Hatter. The characters give Alice many riddles and stories…”

   I cannot tell.


 Yes. That’s where a consumer could choose an alternative to tobacco.


Not sure about you, but the ‘real world’ is where we are using #e-cigarettes instead of tobacco.


 I’m as authentic as they come. Lorien is also. I troll her more than I troll you. 🙂

Ahhh…. nicotine. That’s another of my blogs.


  Potential? Huh. Safer but too early to be so blithely reassuring?


 See – told you Lorien is authentic. Genuine & approved.


 Which are you, proponent or opponent?


Alice, involved in a paper with C. Gartner:

Dueling letters: which one would you sign?


In 2014, DO INDEED was capitalized for emphasis. I appreciate that.


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I appreciate the fact that “Alice” is willing to engage with most on twitter. As you know, most of her colleagues will block and never engage.

Simon Chapman and Stan GlANTZ are two examples of (legaleeze: may, might, could) conniving denying monkeys. (Haven’t blogged Capewell or McKee yet.)

Everyone tweets something they regret at one time or another. We’re all human  -except the jury isn’t in on @Entropy72 yet.

This is where I was actually shocked at you. I know from another – personal experience when a professional diagnosis became a lawsuit to a “commoner”. Thing is, we’re professionals just like you. All walks of life, including mental health.

 You took your well deserved lumps.

Then you did it again…….

I couldn’t tell if you were joking on this one any more than I can tell your true position on less harm with vaping products.

So off we go to the final chapter of Alice In TobaccoLand…


Alice’s Evidence

The Queen shouts her familiar “Off with her head!” but Alice is unafraid, calling them out as just a pack of cards, just as they start to swarm over her.

You engage with anecdotal vapers quaintly without making a statement. Teetering on a picket fence without committing. Rocking back and forth. A dangerous line of indecision. I strongly suggest focusing your eyes on the ball. Less tobacco use for the public. I imagine the implications of a “well respected by her peers” professional like yourself facing one of two possibilities.

  1. You’ll be ostracized by them by merely stating the emperor has no cloths. (Think of the thousands of twitter friends you’ll gain!)
  2.  You’ll empower them to take the stand with you, realizing the potential of millions of smokers very lives hang in the frustrating and disillusioned balance.

Either way, you can’t win, I suppose. Indignant irreverence for your own chosen profession, recognizing the “public” in public health and the public it intends to serve -at least at face value- is unacceptable.

You yourself are a Professor, a nurse, an environmental activist. The Editor of BMJ Tobacco Control Journal. You cannot convince me you’re set on sitting in the middle in a rocking chair on a fence. Being pragmatic  <–(funny that link mentions a unicorn) is “real-world application”.

I am the real world. This is not a guessing game, and lives are at stake. TAKE your eyes “OFF the ball” of tobacco for a moment. Vaping products are being regulated, restricted, taxed & banned as if – tobacco control’s livelihood – is at stake. Rather than being accepted as one way to become the end game, it is the ball they have become.

Speak to colleagues – some who are active tobacco control members around the world, all who have professional titles. They aren’t some rogue set of flunkies, they are your counterparts. Colleagues. Each are aiming for the same goal. Tobacco harm reduction. Here, at M.O.V.E..

Once you’ve done so, you can decide which this is. Real harm reduction, where you can join other members of M.O.V.E. and take a stand publicly against the fire and brimstone establishment  – who don’t like to be tested….

Or grab a match… pick your poison… and let the cards fall where they may.

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I invited you to the A Billion Lives premier, you respectfully declined.  (I was serious.)

I KNOW they’re going to be in California, I hope you go. Take Glantz with you.


Finally, If I’ve offended you in any way, shape or form, good.

Check Clive’s “Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you

for reference.

You shouldn’t be offended, though. Did you see what I wrote about Simple Simon Chimpmanzee?

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I hope you don’t block me and we’ll continue learning from each other.

It is about health, after all.


Speaking of health, this one’s fresh off the Dick Puddlecoat press:

Desperately Seeking Dictatorship.


Ruth Malone:

Via Tobacco Control BMJ

Via UCSF


Update 10/22/16:

Ruth has written this

“Yet, e-cigarettes and the burgeoning list of other non-combustible tobacco and nicotine products could represent potential leverage for accomplishing what once seemed unthinkable: phasing out combustible cigarettes, the single most deadly consumer product ever marketed.”

 

That is in full here:

The Race to a Tobacco Endgame

 


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FIGHT:

THESE are national consumer and industry organizations in the United States who keep US informed.


August8th.org

A BILLION LIVES

E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

If you are a Medical Professional  go HERE.

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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A T̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ F̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶ Five Year Journey, Times Two. #TheDayIQuit

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My story is like most everyone else in the journey to “not smoking” with an e-cig. I didn’t plan on smoking as a kid, surely none of us did. But – I did. Starting around the age of 9 or so with the neighbor kids –  and like many, easily swiping cigarettes from my Father. “Old Gold 100’s”. I’d only grab two or three at first… didn’t want him to miss any of them.

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I didn’t realize I could’ve taken more and he probably would’ve thought he smoked them. He eventually switched to Raleigh 100’s…  well, I wasn’t having that.

I was already rather fond of the Old Golds.


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Looking back – it was pretty simple to go to the convenience store even at that age  – and purchase a pack of cigarettes. I was playing Pee-Wee football and would smoke on the way to & from practice. I’d smoke while doing my paper route…. you know ….

I got caught once at about 13. Dad said, “Want to be a man? You’ll smoke a mans cigar!” I was required to smoke – and yes inhale – a rum soaked cigar – with my father – who coincidentally put his out after about 1/3rd of it was gone…  I on the other hand, smoked mine to the nub between going green. If it went OUT, he said I’d have to smoke another one. Yes I was sick as a dog. No, it didn’t deter me from smoking. I certainly learned my lesson about cigars, though.

Once I had become “allowed” to smoke at 16, with a job and a die-hard fan of Marlboro Lights… the habit was set into motion.


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Married to my wife in 1992- she was a smoker as well. I continued the long standing family tradition of smoking,  I’d moved brands by this time, what with a family planned, those faithful coupons weren’t as tempting as they once were, Doral became the brand of choice for price – and taste. Sort of.


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Here I was escorting my Gram in to a wedding reception – with her cigarette case in hand. Something about that woman. NEVER met a stranger. She was a rock. She smoked Pall Mall non-filters all my life, and I joked that she was ~ more a man than I’d ever be ~ for doing so. When she did quit smoking, she did it cold turkey. Gram developed lung cancer 15 years after she stopped smoking. I miss her dearly.


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Time does fly, along come the kids in 1995 & 1998. Having no health issues myself – thankfully, I kept on smoking – as did the wife.

Guilt set in a little….as a parent, when you’ve got monkeys running around, there’s bound to be some sense of “gottaquit”. The gum & patch, for a lack of better descriptions were used and tossed like the idea of quitting 15 times – or more, and of course it was “for the children™”.


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Well into my late 30’s, friends “my age” were starting to pass away. “Smoking related” or not, My own mortality was setting in a bit. You remember – looking at your cigarette thinking – I need to quit.

I’d had their tails removed at birth, but the monkeys were getting older.


Along comes a family event, and all of us had not been together in the same place at the same time in years. Some have or had stopped smoking on their own since with a patch, gum or other methods. At the time of this photo, 5 of the 8 you see here were still smokers.

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September 2011


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October 2011

 Somewhere between 2010 & 2013 – I’d “heard” of e-cigarettes…and I believe it was the FDA seizure story – don’t remember exactly “what it was”, but ppppffffft… nothing else worked – besides, the kids were getting older, and I was set to be a life-long smoker. As a co-worker pointed out to me as I smoked two cigarettes to his one on a break one day, I was a “professional smoker”.


May 22rd, 2013. The week of a Nashville wedding, I decided to get a Krave brand “cigalike”. I couldn’t smoke in my work truck and thought – what the hell –

The disposable worked so well, I got two kits the next day, May 23rd, 2013 – and so did my wife. Accidentally. I wasn’t planning on quitting – neither was she. We’d stopped smoking in under 48 hours.

Jan & I were the only one at the gathering in the family to “still smoke”, and with our kits in hand – these cigalikes – were working.

These are the first two photos of me as a non-smoker during that week and didn’t even know it. Neither of us happened to “dual use”. We just stopped smoking. A month later we had ego style kits and had long forgotten we were smokers. Accidentally. This was me three years ago.

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My “Great-Niece”!

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My Niece!


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With my head in the sand deeper than others, I was b a r e l y on social media. I was dumb & happy – not knowing what evil there was online. I didn’t have a twitter account. I only had family and friends on Facebook – pretty normal – uneventful. More than a year later – towards the end of 2014, I was looking up something about something – and found twitter –  within a couple months I was in the thick of “Oh, my”.

These people are supposed to be professionals in charge and they’re acting like idiots.

Wow, they need to understand vaping works!!! How dare they!!! Those people led to the start of this blog. That led to this survey.

vapers.org.uk (who I adore) placed it on their site – and that led to many other things including the worldwide fight….


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Dad & I in 2006. At almost 70, the absolute die-hard smoker he was – quit cold turkey.

Still craved them, but he had quit.

He knew I had quit with an e-cigarette before he died of lung cancer at 71 in September of 2015.



Of all the things I’ve enjoyed about my journey is that my wife Janice – accidentally quit with me. She didn’t have to. She chose to. A three year journey – times two.

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I’ve had opportunity and engagement with most of you who may read this via Twitter & Facebook – every bit of it positive, educational and with some, very personal. I’ve learned more – and still learn daily – from you all. For that, and your friendships, I am forever grateful.


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A BILLION LIVES


You can find me here on Facebook

You can find me here on  Twitter


More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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Organizations & Politicians LIE about E-cigs. It’s a business decision.

 

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In the never-ending onslaught of misleadings articles about vaping, this one,  by Maggie Fox  (Senior health writer @NBCNewshealth Science/Health/Tech)  was titled: “E-Cigarettes should be a last resort, heart doctors say“. There is clearly a discrepancy or three in this one. There are no mentions of any heart doctors in the article , instead the title guides the reader straight into the American Heart Association.  It is possible to assume crack staff  writer Maggie may not know the difference between heart doctors and the the AHA? A quick search doesn’t show Nancy Brown is a heart doctor. I could be wrong.


Please continue smoking:

According to the article, the  AHA, evidently, would prefer smokers to keep smoking  – and if you must, only try e-cigarettes as a last resort. CEO at the AHA, Nancy Brown states “the FDA should HURRY UP and regulate them”. We don’t want to dilly-dally  with regulations, do we?  Evidently the Heart Association’s intriguing “last resort” thing is a new POLICY. Those funds won’t just appear in the bank on their own, FDA. Hurry up. Toot-suite. Quick, like a bunny – before the public finds out what organizations and politicians are UP TO.

The comfort level must be almost unbearable with the film A Billion Lives due to be released shortly. Once it’s out, the lies will be exposed, and the public scrutiny of regulations will begin. Chop-chop, FDA. They can’t hold their lying breath forever!

 

Fox takes innuendo to the standard level, eluding to the usual wrong “children” stats (discrepancies are here & here ) while misinforming her readers. There’s the obligatory lie statement from Nancy Brown : “We are fiercely committed to preventing the tobacco industry from addicting another generation of smokers”.  Of course there’s the obligatory lie statement of vaping being a gateway, and nicotine being the root of all evil.

The link in the article – to the lies statement from the American Heart Association – is “not released” and unavailable. So, who are the doctors saying last resort? Brown was quoted in the article, stating “We fear that any additional delay of these new regulations will have real, continuing public health consequences”.

Yes, Nancy Brown, the business decisions you make health consequences are that the public will believe your lies and continue to smoke – since e-cigarettes will be treated the same in your world. Regulation in the form of taxes, is the goal. Remember when LESS smoking was the goal? Milk is not beef, syrup is not wood and nicotine is not tobacco. Deny it all you like, Research does exist, Nancy.


 

The Lung Association.

The Lung Association, headed by National President & CEO Harold Wimmer, has a business decision stance as well.  Out in California, my pal, Senator Mark Leno – after being defeated with SB140 last year, has revamped his effort to have e-cigarettes “accurately defined as tobacco products”. Olivia Gertz – the CEO of California’s chapter of the Lung Association is found here gloating stating she’s “proud to co-sponsor” legislative efforts with her business decision “to increase the state’s dismal national ranking in tobacco taxes“,  where they also mentioned the obligatory youth and health lie statements like above, yet taxes are the goal….

Bear with me as I’ll babble incessantly for your amusement:

Dismal ranking, Olivia? Embarrassed much? You’re worried about appearances? Is this a mirror check? LESS tobacco tax revenue = LESS smoking. That’s from all those vapers NOT smoking. Um, You’re WELCOME? Remember when organizations wanted us to NOT smoke?  Didn’t anyone plan properly for a drop in revenue from the “tobacco control efforts” over time taking the credit? SURPRISE. We’re doing YOUR job as well.


 

Now, as SFATA pointed out, former smokers  who use e-cigarettes – along with the tax in California – and believe me, this will be EVERYWHERE:

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That’s not acceptable.

Sorry, didn’t mean to yell. Who’s in charge? Where is the evidence and science to arbitrarily make things up? WHERE are the leaders? Why aren’t more in “public health” acting like Jim? Who will be the last organization standing? They are lying. They are making business decisions. If they have their way, they both will be. The AHA and the ALA were once well respected organizations within America. They once put their efforts towards helping people stay healthy (and educated, supposedly) in the minds of millions. Now they’re choosing instead to lie recoup millions of dollars in revenue, a day, keeping their business decisions and lies motives at bay to the general public at any cost. Their business decisions are now costing lives.

These (many) organizations who are now placing themselves squarely in the middle of the ring, hell bent on convincing the public they are fighting the good fight on vaping. Their only goal is to L I E to keep pressure on public opinion with the ONLY goal of “regulating” e-cigarettes for the sole purpose of keeping themselves in BUSINESS with tax revenue.

Accountability cannot come soon enough.


 

 

You, as an individual MUST be aware of what’s going on:

Inform yourselves.

casaa.org

vapingmilitia.org

notblowingsmoke.org

http://nomorecasualties.org


 

Your favorite online or brick & mortar retailer MUST be making every effort to keep you COMPLETELY informed of these issues.

If they aren’t a member of a state or national organization FIGHTING for THEIR business, I strongly suggest you find another place to do business.


 

Please, blow social media UP. Tell your non-smoking – non-vaping friends & family members they are being LIED to by these organizations and politicians worldwide.

TELL them about A Billion Lives.



 

I’m also here on Blasting News.

H.R. 2058 is up to now 50 supporters.


 

My challenge to ANY public health professional that nicotine is not addictive on it’s own.


 

E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

Medical Professionals  go HERE.

MANY Links are to the left and right of this blog! Please see them!

More to come!

Keep ON #Vaping On.

 

Kevin