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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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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:

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“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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Vaping In The News 2-25-17

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Vaping In The News – February 19th-25th, 2017

This weeks collection of Vaping In The News includes Tobacco Control BMJ, Censorship, Steve Forbes, Refreshing Journalism, CASAA / HR1136, Bill Godshall, Cole-Bishop HR1136 Canada and Vlad The Vaper.

I won’t bore you with my usual (insert witty and thought-provoking editorial comment here) views on it all, so let us get straight to Vaping In The News:


Impugning

This week, much to my amusement, Tobacco Control BMJ finds itself in the hot seat when (it) wanted to assert take control. “They” decided to take some to task with this sad example of a scream test in their own echo chamber.

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Blog fog? Using rapid response to advance science and promote debate

Like watching a train wreck, one co-author tweeted taunted this:

Then, as if “rapid” was another code word for “no”…it seems 2 days later, technical difficulties find their way to bad timing.

Still waiting……and duly noted:
“We intend to post all eLetters approved by the Editor within 7-14 days, which must contribute substantially to the topic however it is at our absolute discretion whether we publish and timeframes cannot be guaranteed.”
At the time of this blog, 2/25/17:
My take with others linked within:

Say what?

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I was intrigued with an article written by Gary Wood here (with audio)

Government Silences Vape Shop Owners in the US

I wasn’t surprised with the quality of the article, having seen this a few days before:

Why Vaping is Safer in the UK than in the US

Keep that up, Mr. Wood, and thank you.


Forbes

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Steve Forbes, (Yes, him) who has written before about the issues at hand, has another article:

“…a perverse mind-set reigns among health regulators and fanatical antismoking crusaders…”

President Trump’s Deregulators Should Tell The FDA’s Anti-Vaping Jihadists to Butt Out


Refreshing

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A Writer at FEE, the Foundation for Economic Education, Brittany Hunter has written

This Could Be the Last Stand for Vaping. It is refreshing to see a journalist taking time to see the whole picture.

I’ve seen Brittany before on Twitter here with

Teenagers Say No to Drugs and Tobacco, Yes to Vaping


You should never miss

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The Bill Godshall Update via ecigarette-politics:

A hefty list:

Bill Godshall Update 2017-02-10


#HR1136:

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This from CASAA

“…for those who are chomping at the bit to get started, this week is an excellent time to engage in face-to-face engagement with lawmakers.”

HR 1136 – Modernizing the predicate date for vapor products is a vital first step



Canada

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Brent Stafford, of Regulator Watch has yet another investigative report about Canada and regulations they’re facing.

Awkward Allies | Big Tobacco talks Vaping, IQOS & Federal Regs


Public Service Announcement:

Get louder.

They’re trying to make you squeal.


Latest from me:

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

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


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“Big Tobacco” Brand E-Cigarettes. What Experts Think.

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All the “experts” pretending “big tobacco” is gaining a foothold on e-cigarettes. Politicians. Doctors. Public Health. Government. Makes me think that’s what they’re hoping for.

People who don’t have anything better to do to get a tweet for attention – on something they know next to NOTHING about.



I started with a “Krave” – cigalike – and it worked at first  – GOT me to quit smoking. Within a month, I was on – and still use at the moment – an ego style setup. I’m for whatever works. To each his own. It matters not the method, it matters the outcome.

In my opinion, they have a (brief) place in the market, but are only a stepping stone to a better experience with the 2nd, 3rd and now 4th generation e-cigarettes.


As a question to all the “experts”, if the tobacco companies have low success rates with their “style”, what do you think people will do? They’ll go back to smoking.

A follow up: If they won’t tell us what is in cigarettes, what makes you think they’d tell us what’s in their e-cigarette products?


If YOU VAPE, Before you go any further – before you read another line go HERE.




Vapers are speaking out on “tobacco” brand / style e-cigarettes.

Here’s what the last 100 said on the latest survey. No edits to the question:

Do you (or did you) use a “Tobacco Company” brand E-cigarettes?

These are the experts answers.

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They have their place in the market. “Vapor” Cigarettes most definitely have their place in the market as well!
Friday, Oct 9th 5:12PM

I would rather die than give another single red cent to a tobacco company.
Thursday, Oct 8th 11:23AM

They was the first type i tried and they almost discouraged me from trying again, but i did and the mod was a lot more effective
Thursday, Oct 1st 9:22PM

Tobacco Company’s are Legally killing people, I would either like to return the favour or see them jailed.
Tuesday, Sep 29th 6:40PM

I think the tobacco companies have had enough of my money. I would rather support a local vape store that is focused on harm reduction/health and who can show they are using quality ingredients.
Saturday, Sep 26th 3:39AM


They have received enough money from me.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 1:23PM

I do not trust these people at all. I researched the crap they add to the tobacco and I don’t know how they sleep at night. Shame on big tobacco, shame on the FDA
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 11:29AM

First one i tried, was super strong and made me feel sick. I do not recommend them to anyone.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 8:18AM

Knowing what I know now, I’d NEVER direct a new vaper to anything related to BT! It won’t work for them and even if it does, it is still lining the pockets of people who want to take away the stuff that actually DOES work for the majority of people!
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 8:02AM


When quitting tobacco I wanted to quit everything about it and wanted NO association with them at all.
I do not associate vaping with smoking. It is not the same thing.
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:04AM


I somehow believe that cigalikes have their mission. They are not so different from smoking ( visual and taste), so for some who try to quit smoking, they can be beneficial. But in the long run, they are not good enough
Monday, Sep 14th 2:54AM


I started with cig-a-likes by premium ecigs. I don’t believe they are big tobacco. I then switched to ego batteries and tanks using juice made by independents
Friday, Sep 11th 2:03PM


Tried them 2 years before I quit cigarettes. Laughably ineffective. Now that I vape real setups I refuse to give tobacco companies the time of day
Friday, Aug 28th 8:26AM

These ones are terrible. Try to act like a cigarette too much.
Tuesday, Aug 11th 7:10PM


Coworkers were unsuccessful with Vuse, so I avoided wasting more money to the Tobacco companies myself.
Friday, Aug 7th 11:05AM

I don’t trust them not to mess with the contents of the eliquid to try and make it more addictive. Nic outside of tobacco has very weak reinforcing properties – it’s the mix of chems in cigs that makes it so addictive in cigarettes.
Tuesday, Aug 4th 7:15AM

I believe I moved from the mark 1 ‘cigarette-like’ e-cigs prior to their acquisition by the tobacco companies
Tuesday, Aug 4th 3:59AM

I believe i have been lied to for far too long by tobacco companies who in my opinion bend the truth to their own financial ends
Monday, Aug 3rd 4:43PM

never purchased one, tried my friends but didn’t like them.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:43PM

Besides that I didn’t know I don’t think I would want to …I’ve paid them enough already to try to kill me with all that tobacco garbage.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:00PM


I have heard many poor reviews from reputable sources that I’ll never try one and I don’t want to support big tobacco.
From an advanced/hobby vaping perspective they are junk.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 12:14PM

By the time I tried Vuse, I had lost my taste for tobacco so I didn’t like it. Blu did not provide enough nicotine and at the point I tried it did not offer flavors.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 11:11AM


they got me hooked young, but no longer buy ant tobacco company products and neaver will again
Tuesday, Jul 28th 10:57AM

Fuck that, they’ve had enough outa me… I’m surprised I’m still alive thanks to them dirty mother fuckers!
Monday, Jul 27th 12:59PM

I used the Frii system. I have no idea if they are affiliated but I would not knowingly use a device that is tied to the tobacco industry.
Monday, Jul 27th 3:30AM

both were horrible
Sunday, Jul 26th 10:16AM

Use them in a pinch
Sunday, Jul 26th 8:19AM

Tobacco companies should give them away for all the lives they have helped destroy. At last stop selling tobacco.
Sunday, Jul 26th 7:16AM

They are weak and VERY expensive!
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:24PM

Tried the Vuse and the Njoy cigalikes, but they were inefftective and tasted bad. I didn’t know at that time they were owned by Big Tobacco. I’ll never give them my money again.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:50PM

Very rarely see anyone who successfully quits using cig-alikes. Anyone I’ve met that says they tried them – I recommend using a 2nd or 3rd gen pen or mod from a reputable store with quality e-juice. All have a far more successful outcome.
Saturday, Jul 25th 7:37PM

If .you batteries die I’ll buy one of them before I get a pack of cigarettes.
Saturday, Jul 25th 9:45AM

Tobacco companies don’t offer a product that will let you ADEQUATELY reduce your nicptone gradually… unless you count their AWFUL ego knockoffs.
Friday, Jul 24th 11:39PM

i tried a disposeable one from tesco that was supposed to look and feel like a real cigarette it was too big and heavey in my fingers but taste wise it was ok
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:47AM

I used V2 to start but was spending almost the same as smoking
Tuesday, Jul 21st 11:52AM

I actually stuck with a Blu for a long time till I realized it wasn’t meant to be good.
Sunday, Jul 19th 1:05PM

The tobacco companies only put out the closed system pen style systems. I don’t want tobacco flavors and I want control over what I put in it. I don’t want to be stuck buying overpriced, inferior, uncleanable components from only them.
Sunday, Jul 19th 11:12AM

No – they are horrible and horribly made FOR A REASON – to keep people smoking…
Sunday, Jul 19th 9:50AM

These are crap!
I would never try them even at free. I have when I didn’t know better. Knowledge is power.
Sunday, Jul 19th 8:54AM

I had a Vuse on my trip, and it was nice to give me that cigarette feel that I was used to, but it’s not customizable, and you can’t charge it with other e-cig chargers or refill the cartomizer tank with any of your favorite e-liquids. I happened to be in Colorado when I got it and enjoyed the mint and was sorely disappointed to see it wasn’t available in Florida. Plus it just seems super expensive for what it is. It’s okay for a cigarette replacement, but it doesn’t entice people to make the switch, I don’t think.
Saturday, Jul 18th 11:10PM

never again
Saturday, Jul 18th 4:31PM

I’ve tried Mark Ten, but the taste wasn’t good and the mouthpiece heated up and burned my lip. I didn’t use it much, but I still have it. I bought it bc they sent me a coupon for a free one.
Friday, Jul 17th 6:24PM

I seem to be allergic to something in the Logic brand, whenever I use them I get congested, sneeze a bunch and get headaches. Now I use organic e-juice and don’t have those problems.
Thursday, Jul 16th 8:11AM

Only tried one several years ago when travelling. Was not Impressed and resumed looking for outside places to smoke…
Tuesday, Jul 14th 10:21PM

We found a great, locally owned vape shop.
Tuesday, Jul 14th 2:04PM

I no longer use Blue or MarkTen but those are the ones I first tried.
Tuesday, Jul 14th 5:28AM


I can’t stress this enough, I will not support big tobacco anymore. There is one big exception though: if big tobacco would join the market in a meaningful way and specialize in producing extracted tobaccos or nicotine concentrate, while at the same time supporting the change to vaping with their lobbying, I might reconsider.
Sunday, Jul 12th 9:03PM


If I can help it I avoid tobacco owned products. For the most part that I am aware of the the tobacco companies do not make the style devices that I use anyway. I personally feel that vaping needs to be seen as a stand alone and having tobacco companies getting involved makes it hard. Vaping is NOT smoking and it needs to not be seen as such
Monday, Jul 13th 4:45PM

The tobaco companies put out ecigs to have them fail and be expensive to get smokers to give up on ecigs and vaping and go back to smoking thier tobaco products again.
Monday, Jul 13th 4:52PM

The e-cigarettes made my tobacco companies are literally disguisting. They basically make you want a real cigarette as soon as you use one.
Monday, Jul 13th 4:28PM

I know they do the vuse, and other cig a likes I will not spend another dime on an industry set on destroying companies and mom/pop shops. Makes me angry
Monday, Jul 13th 2:11PM

I received a coupon for a free MarkTen starter kit. It was unsatisfying and frustrating. Then, someone gave us a coupon for a Haus starter kit and some ejuice … I was HOOKED! After that, I found a whole world of vaping and mods and flavored juice …
Monday, Jul 13th 3:59PM

BIG TOBACCO SUCKS, I wouldn’t give them the time of day. THEY have killed half my family with those stupid coffin nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, Jul 13th 3:29PM

They are only marginally effective, the way advanced devices have progressed they have missed the boat IMO
Monday, Jul 13th 12:55PM

Most tasted like asphalt. Sticking with my fruit and dessert flavors.
Monday, Jul 13th 1:27PM

Who makes ELites? I don’t know. But that didn’t work for me anyway.
Monday, Jul 13th 11:54AM

They were SO SHIT. I cannot emphasize this enough.
Monday, Jul 13th 10:29AM

While they were not effective for me, if they work to help a person to stop smoking they have their place.
Monday, Jul 13th 9:36AM

Started with NJoy cig-alike. Battery and atomizer life was not adequate to fulfill my needs. This device made me more addicted to nicotine due to high nicotine levels in their pre-filled atomizers.
Monday, Jul 13th 8:28AM

I have given them enough money. All they ever gave me was health problems and grief. I’ll never give tobacco companies another penny.
Monday, Jul 13th 2:09AM

Tobacco companies hadn’t really gotten into the e-cigarette market when I started vaping. By the time they did, I had moved on to the Ego.
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:33PM


I refuse to give anymore of my money to tobacco companies. They’ve had a stranglehold on people for far too long!
Sunday, Jul 12th 6:14PM

I tried a few with free coupons (I refuse to give more money to tobacco companies). None of them worked and they tasted disgusting.
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:30PM

Only used one day. It stated that one would last for about a day or equal to a pack of cigs. Lasted about three hours then died.
Sunday, Jul 12th 6:17PM

Used it when I first got out of Basic Training as I didn’t have access to my APV from home and had already fallen back to cigarettes.
Sunday, Jul 12th 6:48PM

the cigalike types i have tried never gave me close to what i needed to quit smoking and made me want a cigarette rather than to quit smoking.
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:21PM

Tried the MarkTen only in a study I participated in.
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:11PM

I tried a vuse one time and it made me sick. I threw it away!
Sunday, Jul 12th 4:54PM

Blu didn’t work for me. I was still smoking until I bought the Ego in November of 2013.
Sunday, Jul 12th 4:42PM

I did not use them… my husband did and once we found out that Big Tobacco had bought them out and were the ones producing them did not trust them to be safe because of not trusting the Big Tobacco and did not want to give Big Tobacco any more of our money
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:33PM

They didn’t work for me because they were WAY TOO STRONG. They were 18mg, and I was used to about 4mg.
Sunday, Jul 12th 3:31PM


Tried the Blue not knowing that big tobacco produced them. Didn’t do a thing for me. I did like the blue glow at night but that was all I liked about it.
Sunday, Jul 12th 3:29PM


From everything I have heard from fellow vapers, the tobacco company brand e cigs are disgusting. That statement from a friend who vapes and tried one of those digital ecigs. He said it was the absolute worse tasting, less vapor, less everything ecig he had ever tried. Which imparted to me that I will not now, nr will I ever try or use one of those things. Even if the FDA bans ecigs, guess I’ll be an outlaw an use everything I have now. At worse I’ll go back to my tubular mech mods and use all my attys on them, I will NOT go to a tobacco company’s brand of ecig.
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:14PM

Blu before they were bought out, then changed as they were very expensive
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:34PM

If you run out of batteries or juice, they are cheap and available at most late night shops in London. So they come in handy at times.
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:20PM

was not really happy with this one, too weak of a draw and bland flavor. I don’t know if this type can really help people quit as well.
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:20PM

I tried one. It tasted like garbage. Can’t remember the brand.
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:07PM

They ended up being the same price as cigarettes in the end-that’s something I can’t afford. They’re also extremely dissatisfying. There are better batteries that last longer and replaceable/refillable cartridges in the independent side of the industry that perform better and are cheaper in the end for the consumer.
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:40PM

It didn’t work.
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:28PM

The ones that look like cigs did nothing for me
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:00PM

Tried a couple found they taste like crap. Didn’t even realize they were made by tobacco companies at the time.
Sunday, Jul 12th 10:23AM

Some people are anxious to stray too far from what they are comfortable with so a cig a like would be beneficial to them for a short time
Sunday, Jul 12th 10:50AM

The very first time way back. I believe they were from Reynolds, but don’t see the name here. As I said, I believe one problem was the nicotine level was too low. Also the batteries died quickly and were expensive to replace.
Sunday, Jul 12th 10:40AM

tobacco company didn’t produce any when i first started e-cigs
Sunday, Jul 12th 9:09AM

I tried a couple of puffs from a ” blu” e-cig. It was gross!! I don’t want to taste tobacco flavor anymore!!
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:38AM

The first 3 months I used tobacco flavor, Virginia tobacco, but changes to sweets and fruit flavors.
Sunday, Jul 12th 3:45AM

was not satisfied with them
Sunday, Jul 12th 4:32AM

I have a local vape shop and went there. They have their own line of juices plus offer several well known small batch USA made juice brands. I started early so the brands listed were not available at the time I started vaping, and I have no interest in “cig-alikes” because I find they do not have the power I need to enjoy vaping.
Sunday, Jul 12th 3:06AM


Tried an NJOY cigalike
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:21PM

I don’t support the companies that are trying to label vaping as smoking. Just by definition it’s not the same.
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:18PM


I was already on a tank style but suggested them to my husband. When he bought the Mark 10 I tried it- it was gross!
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:32PM

I do not think the cig a likes I first started in were make by Big tobacco like Blu’s are but they could have been. I consider them to be a bit of a scam for people just trying to quit.
Saturday, Jul 11th 7:34PM

Not tasted more of them!
Saturday, Jul 11th 6:32PM


The vuse has 48% nic in it. Can we say way over kill even with that high nic it was not satisifying and just made me feel like crap.
Saturday, Jul 11th 6:33PM

Tobacco companies have had enough of my money over the years. I encourage others not to buy big tobacco brands for the same reasons.
Saturday, Jul 11th 1:23PM

Sent off for free sample of Vype (I think) stashed away as a back up emergency use only
Saturday, Jul 11th 11:10AM

I tried the Blu years ago and they did nothing for me… I didnt like the flavor and the hit was horrible!
Saturday, Jul 11th 11:47AM


I despise big tobacco. I will never buy any product from them at any cost. They are amongst the most corrupt businesses in the world.
Saturday, Jul 11th 1:13AM

The flavor was nasty.
Saturday, Jul 11th 12:47AM

They were terrible. Bad taste and so behind on technology
Friday, Jul 10th 11:47PM

There you have it. “Big Tobacco” from #Vapers. Imagine, if their “style” is the only thing available, they win either way.

If they’re the only thing available, and they’re not effective – then people go back to smoking.

Some are worried about this. Well, that’s what they want!

 

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Thanks to you who took the survey!


Research on ECIGS is well published and available  HERE and HERE

Medical Professionals are HERE


A work in perpetual progress: Vapinglinks.com

More to come – including the final analysis of the last survey!
Keep On #Vaping On
Kevin.

DO Something.

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Do Something.


We’re preaching to the choir. In the photo.

That’s me on the middle right. (#ecigs #save #lives)

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Us. Ourselves. #hashtagging. A lot. I’m just as guilty of this as the next person. We yell, scream and show evidence to the contrary when they’re spitting out wrong information.

We know they’re lying. They know they’re lying.

But HOW does the public know they’re lying?
How do smokers know?

How do we reach smokers in the most effective way?
How do we even *find* them?

Do Something.


*David Goerlitz, the Former Winston Man, recently had this to say.

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 *David Goerlitz


Folks, ~we~ are the choir. We, the choir, need to be clear, loud and in tune when we sing to the congregation!

There are national consumer organizations. CASAA & The Vaping Militia and Not Blowing Smoke. These are great organizations for consumers in the United States, with mountains of information and help, and have state organizations working with them as well.

Worldwide, there are the NNA, GFN, ECITA, THRA, Vapers.org.UK, EVUN and more links to wonderful organizations on both sides of this blog. The Information within those sites is astounding. VERY informative. People who care.

Do Something.

Fighting along side the consumer organizations are the National industry organizations: SFATA, (The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association), the AVA (American Vaping Association) and VISTA (Vaping Industry Supported Proactive Advocacy) who don’t shy away from lending a hand to consumers.
There is a Political group in the United Kingdom called Vapers In Power!

There are vape meets, where vapers go.. There are vape shops, where vapers go… I’m starting to see a pattern. There are street corners and break areas at work where we vapers show others our equipment and explain how vaping works. On occasion, we victoriously “convert” a smoker.


SO. Now comes my question.

How can we pass on our knowledge and experience to the smokers we don’t know personally? Those who have the desire to stop smoking but may be leery of ecigs? How do we allow them the opportunity to know?

How do we #DoSomething?

That’s rhetorical, of course, since most people reading this blog are vapers. I’m preaching to the choir.

When I was smoking, if you came to me and said you had the best thing ever, or advice, I’d listen but probably blow smoke in your general direction while you spoke. Maybe smokers aren’t looking for us. Maybe they haven’t decided to #dosomething. Maybe they want to smoke.

For a little while, I’ve been pondering what I can DO. I don’t have a shop, I don’t have journalist buddies at my fingertips with a line to the mainstream media. The President hasn’t answered my questions I’ve posed. I have a full time job.

Do Something.

There are people who #DoSomething.

I would LOVE to do what @mihop asks here:

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Why yes, yes I would. Not feasible, but YES, yes I would.


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I TRY, Sealion Sho2daPan!


I’ve put some thought into this, and have decided, along with my day job, It IS my job.

For awhile now, I’ve tweeted the results of the first survey – to show anyone on the fence about vaping – what – we – know –
I’ve tweeted it to the moon & back by now. Well – I don’t think that’s enough.

I want to speak to smokers.


I want to

Do Something.


You’ll see what I mean here:





me
                                                                                                                      Kevin Crowley
● Speaker ● Tobacco Harm Reduction ● Advocate
E-cigarettes save lives.

My goal, in fact my passion, is to speak with as many people as possible to present a fair, balanced opportunity to understand e-cigarettes and vaping and why it works. They can then make an informed and educated choice for themselves.

The information I provide will empower them with the knowledge to personally succeed in reducing or eliminating tobacco in their lives.
I want every smoker to know that research and science exist, despite media stories and many public health “experts” worldwide claiming otherwise.
I want to speak directly to smokers. I want to speak to the elderly, people who aren’t online. The people who are afraid or don’t know anything. The unsure. The doubters. I would like to talk with church groups, medical organizations, rotary clubs, senior citizen centers, active military members, veterans, business owners, firefighters, cooks & waitresses, self-employed, corporate jet-setters, stockbrokers, gas station attendants, doctors, nurses, clerks, truck drivers. Everyone.
I want the next generation to “wonder” what smoking IS.
I will share a brief introduction. I’m 47 years old. I started smoking when I was 9. Thirty+ years smoker – two packs a day. I repeatedly tried to quit with the patch, gum, cold turkey. I finally stopped smoking in less than 48 hours with an e-cigarette, and so did my wife-accidentally – at the same time.
I lost my Grandmother in 1998 and my Father in 2014, both to lung cancer.
After almost two years of being smoke-free I was completely inspired to create and author “The Vaping Truth Survey” to raise awareness properly about e-cigarettes worldwide, despite the rhetoric and media blitz of misinformation. This garnered over 7,000 participants worldwide from 72 countries.
That survey itself gives clear and specific information about what “vapers” – e-cigarette users know, do and experience. How they succeeded. It gives someone contemplating the use of an e-cigarette distinct insight to those who are unaware of the potential as their way out of the grip of tobacco. For those to gain the knowledge to potentially be free from tobacco forever. Forever.
I am on a mission to educate & inform, based both on both personal experience and information obtained from the worldwide survey & other reliable sources. I want every member of every group to be comfortable with what they learn to walk into a vape shop with confidence. This is their first step on their journey to end their relationship with tobacco.

If you have any questions or would like booking information for your group,
please feel free to email me at: kevincrowley@hotmail.com
Thank you,
Kevin Crowley



Do Something.

I want local vendors – wherever I am speaking – involved. SFATA or AVA or VISTA members get MY top priority. I don’t want them to sponsor ME specifically, I want them to offer starter kits, giveaways at each event. I want them to offer every person attending a 10% coupon or some other incentive.

I want them to inspire people. I want them to #SponsorASmoker. I want them to #DoSomething. I want to get to the smoking public. The people who matter. Smokers. Friends, family, loved ones of smokers. WE have no other choice.

They deserve the truth. We can #DoSomething and give them that truth. We need to be proactive and do EVERYTHING we can DO to get our word out properly. If you have a better idea, bring it. I’m looking for ideas.

If you want a national network or international network of vapers (Vaper Speakers, Vaping Speakers, E-Cigarette Speakers?) on one list – willing to do this for free or pay, bring it.


We need to REACH the people who need to hear it most to make an informed choice.

Smokers.

We need to be informative, we need to be loud, and we need to do this NOW.

We need to #DoSomething.


Do Something.

Any suggestions or comments are always welcome.


These professionals

Do Something.

Research & Science at ecigarette-research.org

Doctors & Professionals at M.O.V.E.


If you didn’t see the FINAL results of the first Vaping Truth Survey – they’re HERE.
For every action, there’s a reaction if you

Do Something!


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


 

August8th.org

A BILLION LIVES


More to come.
As always,
Keep ON #Vaping On.
Kevin.

FDA accepting PUBLIC & Private Industry comments on E-cigarettes & tobacco. Are you shrugging shoulders?

deemingIf you believe your e-cigarette has saved your life or someone you love, or if you are a smoker/tobacco user in those descriptions, you need to pay attention to those red underlined words just above in the graphic…. I saw 60 something comments on Friday, as of the time of this post, there are only 75 on the FDA site.

Are you all shrugging your shoulders? Procrastinating? Get this DONE. Will it matter? I don’t know. I do know this,  it’s been done in other realms (like gun control) in the United States.

I know you’ve got ’till April 15th, so if you’re reading this, you’ve got till today! 🙂


I quote:

“Proposed newly “deemed” products would include electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, certain dissolvables that are not “smokeless tobacco,” gels, and waterpipe tobacco.”

If they regulate they can restrict, tax, control and could eventually ban.

By tax, I mean like TOBACCO tax.


A LOT is at stake. E-cigarettes, cigars…. it’s not just vapers……… you roll your own and use pipe tobacco?

Yep………… you too.


YES you can comment personally.  Yes you SHOULD comment personally. YES you should make sure your local shop has done it. YES vendors should tell every person walking in their store to blow clouds or buy tobacco. Do I sound a bit pissy? Well I AM!

Dismiss this all you like, but read the picture above again where I’ve underlined in red, then read the link below, click on the link  below and then ask yourself if you’re not pissed yet.


If you don’t think bans can happen, think again: http://www.ecigarette-politics.com/electronic-cigarettes-global-legal-status.html


If you’re still here, awesome.

So, when I went to it, I was a bit confused… US Government doesn’t make it easy, eh? Well we’ve got till April 15th to submit our public comments here:

http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm198169.htm

Then you click:

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Then you click:

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Then you comment and can add files:

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Then you choose your “category” as “individual consumer” or if you’re an association, private industry etc.

at the bottom once you’ve finished your comments:

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OR

You can go straight to the comment box here : http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FDA-2014-N-1936-0001

and at the bottom choose your “category” as “individual consumer” or if you’re an association, private industry etc. . . . .   Submit & that’s it!


I don’t care about blog hits, I care about awareness-use my words, copy & paste this post, use as your own, plagiarize…. I don’t care , make your comment and then SPREAD this info ANY WAY you can…


as always,

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin