Category Archives: Smoking

Nicotine Addiction. Smoking, E-Cigarettes & You.

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Nicotine. The integral part of the addiction to smoking. You must have it. It’s determined that your addiction to nicotine is just as hard to break as heroin by experts worldwide. That’s pretty powerful.

You’re an addict. You just can’t seem to get the monkey off your back. You’ve become accustomed to a certain level of this  substance, you can’t function without it.

You’ll continue your quest any way you can, up to and including smoking beyond health issues. Shame on you.

This tactic tobacco control & public health uses saying “nicotine is addictive” has a term called “proof by assertion.” Wikipedia’s definition of proof by assertion is “an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly re-stated regardless of contradiction.”

Spoiler alert: tobacco is addictive. Nicotine, without additives, has never proven to be addictive on its own, specifically with non-smokers or never-smokers. These assertive claims need to be addressed properly.


You’re not trying hard enough! You’re weak!  You don’t have it in you!

Take a walk. Fly a kite. Do something useful.

TRY AGAIN.

Use these “APPROVED METHODS

It CAN’T be what the FDA determines to be the “other chemicals and additives” (or what they consider the “Established List” in cigarettes!)

Noooo….. not those!

It’s GOT to be THE NICOTINE!

That’s what you’ve been LED to believe.

I should have titled this blog:

Nicotine Addiction. Smoking, E-Cigarettes & Other Lies.


Statement from specialists in nicotine science and public health policy

Not so fast, experts. You’re incorrect.

If you believe I’m wrong, PLEASE link your studies showing nicotine without tobacco/MAOI’s – below in the comment section.

I look forward to them and I “approve” EVERY comment on this blog.


Nicotine. Part of the propaganda that governments, health, tobacco control organizations, doctors & other “experts” are accustomed to spewing. They must speak it in order for you to believe it.

They’ve determined – in their infinite wisdom, that nicotine is the only reason you keep smoking.

Nicotine is not addictive


Added 4/30/16:

This:

nicotinecontrived

is from THIS:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data:

Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General


THIS one is interesting:

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From This:  Big Drugs Nicotine War


Updated 8/26/16

Via Chris Price: Is there a maximum limit to nicotine tolerance?


They’ve CONVINCED themselves into convincing you. They’ve become accustomed to the myth, and their quest to keep that myth alive any way they can, up to and including your demise. They will guilt trip you into believing this myth.

Really.

More EVIL and condescending shame on you here, you – you —- smoker you.


Added 3/18/17

Created false nicotine theory
to manipulate smokers
into thinking they are addicted

Surgeon General's report 1988,

The two other anti-tobacco experts, Neal Benowitz and Jack Henningfield were the jointly responsible scientific editors of the 639-page official Surgeon General’s Report: “Nicotine Addiction” in 1988.

According to the court documents the two experts both had solid economic cooperation on smoking cessation products with many pharmaceutical companies since the 1980s – Neal Benowitz as a professional consultant for several pharmaceutical companies that produce smoking cessation products, while Jack Henningfield earned most of his income from his own business companies which have had long-standing partnerships with Glaxo and Pfizer.

That is here:

Anti-smoking experts paid by Big Pharma


*Update 12/6/15

Does Nicotine Cause Vasoconstriction?

nicotinevasoconstriction


Is Nicotine Addictive?

*Update 3/17/16:

According to this 2014 Discovery Magazine article is “not the great satan”:

Nicotine, The Wonder Drug?

*added 3/17/16:

*The myth of nicotine addiction

*A letter from Professor Molimard to HSA

*Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Nicotine Wrong?


4/09/16:

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Via:

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibition Dramatically Increases the Motivation to Self-Administer Nicotine in Rats

http://m.jneurosci.org/content/25/38/8593.full


Added 4/17/16:

Role of dopamine in the behavioural actions of nicotine related to addiction.


Updated 4/18/16

28 Proven Health Benefits of Nicotine (and 4 potential risks)


 **Added 4/27/16:

“Clinically, very few users
of NRT become dependent on it”…. page 53.
From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)

So, arm yourself with the answer to IS Nicotine Addictive? –  and answer this question….

what do they ever mean “nicotine is addictive”? Where do they get that from?

It’s NOT.

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Added 9/13/16:

Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings

Specifically, with non-tobacco users and the patch:

nicotine addiction patch

More on that statement:

Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3466669/


Well – what does addict you to smoking?

You could go- here for additives in cigarettes

and here for the alleged nicotine causes cancer statement….

and here where rats aren’t even interested when coerced…..

I could go on.

I’ll let you read what Paul says about the Evils of Nick O’Teen!


The CDC said

9 million people are now using e-cigarettes

in the United States. GOOD.

I think their estimate is low – but it’s a nice round figure with some punch.

Sounds wonderful.

NINE MILLION NON SMOKERS!

regulaterestricttaxbanmath

You don’t think their ponzi scheme would last forever did you?

You thought those MSA funds would last forever?

Wouldn’t you think they’d want you off TOBACCO instead of NICOTINE?



The FDA themselves say:

nicotineaddiction

~But that’s for the approved “magical” nicotine~


The FDA has deeming regulations.

Go here and do something about that.

Then go here as well.



So what have e-cigarette users said already about nicotine use?

Alan describes it here with some interesting points:

Evolving Nicotine & Usage.


What about relapses, Alan?

Relapse Prevention


Added 10/09/16

via Fergus Mason & Black Note:

Attention VENDORS:

Where has all the nicotine gone?

 


How does Chris Price of ecigarette-politics  answer the following question?

Why do some vapers use strengths greater than 20mg?


Randy did a survey about this very subject here in full.

In PDF format: Nicotine And Flavor Preferences Survey Results

In Excel format: Nicotine And Flacor Preferences Survey Results


But… what if I smoke AND use an e-cigarette?

Dual Use is covered here!


“Were you worried about your nicotine level/intake specifically with your e-cigarette use?

19Here’s just the last 50 comments left, unedited, from that question.


I use nicotine for the throath hit. I have accidentially tried 0mg (because i used a 100W tank and nic just isnt fun in those). I tried it for a few months and i didn’t have any redraw effects. the only thing i missed was the troathfeel so i went back to that amount that gives me the best feel.
Thursday, Oct 8th 5:13PM


I started at 24 mg and then it started feeling “too much” so I went to 18 mg and stayed there for about 2 years. I dropped to 12 mg because I thought I should drop down and it was a hard adjustment but I made it through okay. Now if I use a sub ohm tank I will vape 6 mg, but my all day vape is 12 mg. It works for me and that’s where I’m staying.
Thursday, Oct 8th 11:23AM


i am aiming for 0 nicotine but haven’t managed it yet but im close at 6mg
Thursday, Oct 1st 9:22PM


Nicotine on its own is only slightly addictive, A Smokers addiction is amplified due to the 4000+ chemicals in the Cigarettes. Nicotine has many Medicinal properties and is in most Fruit and Vegetables particularly of the Nightshade family.

Tuesday, Sep 29th 6:40PM


Different mg but a lot more juice. Same nicotine since I started.
Sunday, Sep 27th 4:22PM


I did drop my nicotine levels to 3 mg. It is not out of concern, because I did many days of research on nicotine and I don’t feel it is harmful (in moderation) and I certainly realize it was NOT what I was addicted to when smoking cigarettes. I can go without vaping and have 0 cravings when I don’t have it. I reduced my levels though, from simply wanting to make sure I’m not addicted and chained to it.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 11:29AM


I don’t plan to drop below 6. I find it helpful for weight control and drinking more water and many other good things.
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 8:02AM


Started at 12 am now at 3 and will eventually be at zero
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:04AM


I use 0 in the evening. The nicotine keeps me awake at night. Never noticed that with cigarettes
Sunday, Sep 20th 11:07AM


Nicotine is not our enemy, it’s the tar and the thousand of chemicals they put in the tobacco that harms us. New studies shows that nicotine is more like caffeine
Monday, Sep 14th 2:54AM


Nicotine has benefits in cohesive brain activity (proven) Research being done for Alzheimers and many other (CNS) brain disorders
Sunday, Sep 13th 3:58PM


started at 11-12 mg and have recently switched to 6mg.
Friday, Sep 11th 2:03PM


I don’t think nicotine is particularly harmful in itself, in moderation – at least, no more so than caffeine – but have played with reducing and it has been fairly easy so far. I started at 9 on ego device, dropped to 3 on a mod/dripper, went to 2, to 1, too little, currently at 1.5mg/mL
Friday, Aug 28th 8:26AM


Lower levels of nicotine have been proven to be beneficial to the body, knowing this I am not bothered by my level of intake as it is not an alarming level.
The smoke itself as well as all the other chemicals in cigarettes are the issue.
Sunday, Aug 16th 3:11AM


I have dropped my nicotine levels gradually, but that is purely a decision based on COST (mostly of international postage)! I have no fear that nicotine is bad for me!
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM


I’m not worried about niuc – but I have dropped my levels down. I see no reason to hurry it and am not concerned if I continue with nic forever.
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM


Nic level reduction is automatic, eventually your body tells you it’s time to drop.
Saturday, Aug 8th 7:53AM


If i lower my nic level i will vape more or when i increase the nic level i will vape less. Depending on the time of day or my mood. The same as with smoking. My body will tell me how much i need or want.
Thursday, Aug 6th 10:52AM


Have learned of benefits of nicotine to those of various mental health problems. Since I’m concerned with the decline of the elderly’s mental acuity, I will continue to vape with nicotine.
Thursday, Aug 6th 2:59AM


Not worried about Nicotine, it’s harm profile is about the same as caffeine’s – and I ain’t quitting my coffee either 😛
Tuesday, Aug 4th 7:15AM


I started at 24Mg and am now down to 3-6Mg (juice dependent). I do use an RBA mod though, so my vapour intake is higher.
Tuesday, Aug 4th 3:59AM


Almost on zero but occasionally still use nicotine
Monday, Aug 3rd 4:43PM


I lowered my nicotine to get away from vaping but realized it is a mental addiction and not a physical addiction for me. I was at 0mg nic. for 3 months and quit vaping. once I stopped I started gaining weight from over eating so I went back to vaping. I would rather inhale a caffeine style drug than be obese. which carries it’s own health concerns.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:43PM


So far I’m fine with not worrying myself over nicotine intake.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:00PM


I see the risk of nicotine as negligible especially compared with smoking.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 12:14PM


My research showed that nicotine delivered without smoke is not hazardous. Nicotine has beneficial effects.
Sunday, Aug 2nd 11:11AM


Nicotine has many health benefits. I don’t feel a particular need to drop it further at this point.
Saturday, Aug 1st 7:59PM


Even though I am inhaling way more nicotine now than when I smoked, I’m not concerned about it. Nicotine is not that harmful of a substance, and the absorbtion through e-cig vapor is much smaller than through smoke. This means that i am actually getting a lot less nicotine than smokers get. Still I’m doing fine, and I don’t need more nicotine. I use 5 mg/ml e-juice about 10 ml per day, which makes 50 mg of nicotine per day.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:25PM


I do not want to quit nicotine completely, unless it’s determined to NOT help fight off Alzheimer’s.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:42PM


I’m glad I’ve reduced from 24mg to 10mg. If I stay at 10mg forever I’m OK with that. If I eventually go lower I’m OK with that too. I did try dropping to 5mg and found myself chain vaping so went back up to 10mg.
Saturday, Aug 1st 5:18PM


I never intended to reduce my nicotine intake, but I found that I required less and less over the time to get the same level of satisfaction.
Saturday, Aug 1st 5:08AM


Not really worried about the Nicotine that i inhale but i drop my nicotine levels out of taste and feel reasons (getting better flavor without the “burn” feel) I hope it is understandable what i wanted to tell (English is not my Native Tongue)
Wednesday, Jul 29th 9:50AM


Im just looking for a bit of throat hit!
Tuesday, Jul 28th 3:02PM


I use very minimal amounts to the point where I doubt there is any more risk than inhaling the polluted air outside.
Monday, Jul 27th 3:30AM


I am gradually coming off cigarettes. I’ve gone from 20 a day down to two. I will eventually go onto only e-cigs and cut down my nicotine with that
Sunday, Jul 26th 4:48PM


I wanted to reduce my nicotine level, but not to 0.
Sunday, Jul 26th 3:35AM


I have dropped down a lot, but I do not think I want to completely remove the nicotine because of the flavor and way it makes the ejuice better tasting in my opinion. And really a small amount of nicotine is not harmful,what is harmful is all of the carcinogens and chemicals in cigarettes!
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:24PM


I only dropped because the throat hit started bothering me and the people in the vape store said to lower nicotine. I started at 24, and dropped to 6 over time
Saturday, Jul 25th 11:10PM


I did drop my nicotine levels gradually and I am now at “3 to 6”.
I sometimes use “zero” (or just straight VG – no flavor) and will end up at zero across the board… but there’s no timetable.
Saturday, Jul 25th 10:50PM


I’m reducing my nicotine because
Nicotine may not always be easy to purchase and I’d like to get used to being without before that happens.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:50PM


I lowered my nicotine level simply out of comfort. Once a level began burning my throat too badly, I moved to the next lower level. I’ve been at 6mg for over 2 years and feel no need to lower it to zero.
Saturday, Jul 25th 8:46PM


Not concerned about nicotine, but the flavor and the experience is much better on a lower amount.
Saturday, Jul 25th 9:07AM


I see no real harm in having nicotine. It’s not a carcinogen
Thursday, Jul 23rd 4:01PM


if i didn’t have my vaping anymore i would start smoking again i know i would
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:47AM


after 50 years of smoking i have accepted the fact that nicotine will always be in my life. By removing the tar and other gunk with vaping, I m doing much better. My medical exams show the difference
Monday, Jul 20th 11:02AM


My goal is not to reduce my nicotine level, but to reduce vaping to only some circumstances, or possibly only some days of the week. I can’t seem to reach that goal, and this is a concern.
Monday, Jul 20th 10:17AM


I use nicotine for the throat sensation it offers. equally at home vaping 0mg
Monday, Jul 20th 3:19AM


A little nicotine does harm or kill.
Sunday, Jul 19th 1:05PM


Not at all, but I could definitely feel the nicotine in the higher nic juices.
Saturday, Jul 18th 11:10PM


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Some of you above mentioned throat hit.

If you’re trying e-cigarettes to stop or reduce smoking, the most effective way to do so are using a wide variety of flavors you already like, and the nicotine strength is paramount in your success.

You probably never thought about it while smoking, but think of this – if you used a full flavor, the “lights” just didn’t cut it for you, right?

If you used a “light” cigarette, the “full flavor” was too strong.

There you go.


The nicotine level mimics the throat hit.

You may stop smoking by accident.

This article explains it very well.

Throat Hit.

***Added 5/11/16:

PDF Download:

Satisfactory throat-hit(1)


***Added 6/7/16:

Satisfactory throat-hit is needed to switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes: a lesson from an e-liquid blind test

Added 6/12/16:

A Good Side To Nicotine


Via Bernd Mayer:

“Nicotine may be addictive by causing release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, a component of the reward center of the brain that is essentially involved in reinforcing effects which stimulate drug-taking behavior. However, this issue is controversial due to frequent confusion of (well established) tobacco dependence with nicotine dependence.”

That’s here in Nicotine – the basics.

The next time you see or hear “nicotine is dangerous”, they’re technically correct. It can be.

The dose makes the poison.

Also via Bernd Mayer:

How much nicotine kills a human?


Now, updated 3/13/16:

The Royal Society For Public Health says:

Nicotine “no more harmful to health than caffeine”


A Psychiatrist asks: Can Nicotine Be Good for You?


Update added 6/03/16:

Nicotine is not a demon, vaping is much less harmful than smoking

Someone thinks there should be a “nicotine vaccine“.


Added 6/25/16:

CASAA’s Dr. Brian Carter’s presentation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2016.


Added 6/25/16:

Do smokers self-administer pure nicotine? A review of the evidence.

A critique of nicotine addiction.


Added 7/06/16:

Public Health England released this joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations HERE

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) decides IDIOTICALLY and WRONGLY that nicotine is the problem here:


Added 7/17/16:

Endovasc develops slow release nicotine liposome for angiogenesis

Growing new blood vessels around blocked arteries


Added 7/27/16:

What medical ‘experts’ hide: Nicotine does NOT cause cancer


Added 8/1/16:

From 2013.

On August 8th, 2016…employers can disqualify you for employment, health care can “deem” you a tobacco user for “using” nicotine.

Nicotine is not valid proof of smoking.


9/15/16:

How do consumers perceive differences in risk across nicotine products?

A review of relative risk perceptions across smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, nicotine replacement therapy and combustible cigarettes.


Added 10/16:

It has the potential to lead to one of the greatest public health breakthroughs in human history by fundamentally changing the forecast of a billion cigarette-caused deaths this century.”

Added 10/20/16
From Bolton Smokers Club:

Added 10/23/16

Via my well respected friend, Norbert Zillatron:

“It can’t be the nicotine. It must be some other dependency.”

Diminishing Dependency

“This is the simple formula often used to explain the psychological part of the multifactorial tobacco dependence and why vaping works where NRTs often fail.”

Haptic Habit

See what vapers said about their e-cigarette use here in the first survey.


Added 10/24/16

Via Fontem Adventures

E-cigarettes and nicotine – What you need to know

* Fontem Ventures is a subsidiary of tobacco company Imperial Tobacco


Added 10/28/16

Obsolete tobacco control themes can be hazardous to public health: the need for updating views on absolute product risks and harm reduction


Added 11/12/16

It’s IN your DIET. It’s in EVERYONE’S diet:

Niacin Origins


Added 12/06/16

From Eureka Alert, R&D at British American Tobacco:

E-cigarettes effectively deliver nicotine.


Added 12/08/16 from Planet of the Vapes:

Nicotine Addiction


Added 12/12/16

Nice collection of nightshade (nicotine) Veggies & Fruits:

List of Nightshade Veggies and Fruits


Added 12/13/2016:

Glantz himself –


ADDED 12/15/16

The SNAP trial: a randomised placebo-controlled trial of nicotine replacement therapy in pregnancy


From Daniel Hall:

Your Child Is A Nicotine Addict And It’s All Your Fault


Added 12/23/16:

(Thanks, Alan!)

Knowledge and **Perceptions about Nicotine, Nicotine Replacement Therapies and Electronic Cigarettes among Healthcare Professionals in Greece

Nicotine most harmful cigarette ingredient, GPs think

Health professionals in Flanders perceive the potential health risks of vaping as lower than those of smoking but do not recommend using e-cigarettes to their smoking patients

Using a videotaped objective structured clinical examination to assess Knowledge In Smoking cessation amongst medical Students (the K.I.S.S. Study)


Added 12/24/2016

List Of Nicotine Articles / Chris Price (ecigarette-politics.com)

and

My friend Alan Beard:

Extracting from ‘Nicotine’ Moments


Added 12/26/2016

It’s IN YOUR FOOD:

From the New England Journal of Medicine (1993)

The Nicotine Content of Common Vegetables

01/31/17

6 Common Food with Nicotine Content


Added 12/26/2016

Why We Should Separate Nicotine From Tobacco


Added 12/28/2016

Chronic nicotine treatment decreases LPS signaling through NF-κB and TLR-4 modulation in the hippocampus.

Added 01/08/17

Nootropic Nicotine Addiction Non-existent?


Added 01/09/2017:

Why Is Smoking Addictive? It’s Probably Not Just Nicotine, Despite What We’ve Been Told For Years


Added 01/09/2017

If an e-cigarette were used as a MEDICAL device it seems there’s potential. Suddenly:

Assessment of new-generation high-power electronic nicotine delivery system as thermal aerosol generation device for inhaled bronchodilators.


Added 01/11/17

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28070620


One of my own articles:

Nicotine is not addictive, no conclusive evidence found


From my blog: They want you to keep smoking, but lower the nicotine.

What a startling idiotic idea!

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

Added 12/26/2016

State officials addicted to nicotine taxes


5 Year Old is Seizure Free with Nicotine Patch:


Truth About Vaping – Episode 2 “The Nicotine Misconception”


ANOTHER from Chris Price

The Excrement of Science

Added 01/12/17

“Anti-tobacco messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.”

That’s here: Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?



Added 01/16/17

Can nicotine protect the aging brain?


ADDED 01/18/17

THIS

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is from THIS:

Nicotine delivery to users from cigarettes and from different types of e-cigarettes


Added 01/26/17

Nicotine reverses hypofrontality in animal models of addiction and schizophrenia


Added 01/31/17

Young or adult users of multiple tobacco/nicotine products urgently need to be informed of meaningful differences in product risks


Added 02/09/17

Effect of Selective Inhibition of Reactivated Nicotine-Associated Memories With Propranolol on Nicotine Craving


Added 02/16/17

The Importance of Conditioned Stimuli in Cigarette and E-Cigarette Craving Reduction by E-Cigarettes


Added 03/12/17

So with all those above, I’ve found a few that show “addiction”…. could may might.

This one,  with my favorite word “can” and a whopping 18 people.

Nicotine reinforcement in never-smokers.

“One”

Read the title again before you click it….

Three Decades of High-Dose Nicotine Gum Dependence Treated With Nicotine Patches.

Finally, a survey showing less than once percent.

Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers

Nicotine self-administration


Added 3/14/17

“There is very little to no evidence for the abuse of nicotine when not delivered in a tobacco vehicle.”

Dependence on tobacco and nicotine


Added 5/20/17

Speaking Of Titration:

Titration Theories





MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

If you are a Professional  go HERE.



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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:

drma

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 wat 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.

Shame, Guilt, Fear, Pressure & Refusal. The Former Smoker.

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Was there a reason for you to stop tobacco use?

I’ve asked you that very question. Interestingly enough, you’ve answered! Health  reasons and MANY other answers to stop tobacco use from family members having cancer to having children come up.

For this blog specifically, I’ve chosen the ones I felt expressed guilt, shame, pressure or “refusal” to stop tobacco use.

REFUSAL.

You’ll see that shortly. These are YOUR voices. Your comments.


Keep in mind, we’re vaping. We’ve stopped smoking- for the most part – stopped tobacco use, and the Governments, Public Health & more are all on the boat to criticizing us for NOT smoking.

Imagine how they’re trying to shame, guilt and pressure us AGAIN

for something that is NOT smoking.

I’m doing my best – with your help, to not let that happen.


Was there a reason for you to stop tobacco use?

I’m going to let these answers speak for themselves.

 

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Unedited as you left them, so far – over 2,000 of you from 47 countries around the world are speaking out again.

I’ve chosen but a few comments left on the survey so far.


Needed to stop “stinking”, my selfesteem got too low, withdrew from social settings

was even refused medical treatments while smoking

First time family asked was a bad experience said I would never do it again. Second, girl friend at the time,now she’s my wife, dragged me kicking to a vape shop tried a few flavors in two weeks was able to buy all the stuff needed and was off cigs totally.

I cried myself to sleep MANY nights fearing I would never be able to quit smoking cigarettes

My granddaughter at age 20 months saw me smoke for the first time, March of 2015. I not to smoke inside her parents house, I always went out side. She and I were outside. I was standing 20 feet from her. I was smoking. She squished up her face that she could smell my cigarette and she said, No No, NO gamma, * oh the Shame, I put it out instantly, that I then was god I wish there was a miracle that I could quit! – it came the next month.

For me, my family pleaded with me for years to quit, my wife pleaded with me constantly to at least try to quit. Inside, after failing so many times to quit, I felt hopeless and alone. Dying by my own hand, and felt somewhat left out by the medical community at large. The condemnation by my doctor for still smoking was a sting to me.

How could nobody  understand how much I was affected by the absence of even small doses of nicotine. The rage and mental fuzziness that  I experienced from the total lack of nicotine fell on deaf, or condescending ears. Was it something inherently wrong with me? No, My brain had been forever altered when my mother smoked to term with me, and I was pre-destined for a nicotine addiction. Not my fault, and nothing morally wrong with the consequence of this. I am just one who is in need of nicotine for normal brain function. Vaping offers this to me, with the added benefit of harm reduction.

I was being shamed and guilted into trying to stop by society. I was a second class citizen as a smoker; discriminated against in a way which would be illegal if it were done to any other section of society. I was happier smoking for the perceived benefits of the habit – weighed less, less depressed, less stressed – but hassled endlessly by the anti smoking propaganda.

My children wanted me to quit so i would be around for a long time. Since quitting i am able to play with my kids without getting winded as easily.

I thought I enjoyed smoking, but knew it was not healthy and felt shame that I could not just give it up. I made quit attempts, but I wanted to smoke more than I wanted to stop.

around 1980 -kids were little and many in my peer (church) group did not smoke

I was total that surgeons will not operate on smokers, being obese doesn’t help as well.

My boyfriend and I went too a party one night and we were the ONLY smokers there; everyone else was vaping, we went into our local b&m the next day and made the switch.

i felt dirty using cigarettes.

Due to the constant persecursion of smokers and not being able to smoke anywhere.

The more nagging by government,employers workmates the more determined I was not to quit.


Those are just a FEW examples of what you’ve said. YOUR voices.

I thank you for it.


See Ecigarette Research.Org here

See M.O.V.E. Here.


As always, Keep On Vaping On

Kevin.

Smoking Cessation, Manipulative Discretion.

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The search for millions of people for a smoking cessation “tool” has been underway for years. Many ways to stop have been introduced in the world, and for some to no avail. 

 

The Real Story Behind the Nicotine Patch and Smoking Cessation

By: Amy Renshaw

The smoker, provoked by health reasons, pressure, guilt or shame, even the hard core smoker will at some point try anything at any cost to stop smoking. When someone fails, supporters of the one trying turn quickly on them and accuse the smoker with phrases like  “lack of willpower” or  “just not wanting to quit” and create doubt, stir and conjure up “failure”.

Keep trying…  any way you can. In my opinion, if it is a product, the other ways available are set up for failure by design, where vaping is very successful. Originally thought of and patented by Herbert A. Gilbert’s patent from the 1960’s, He called it “moist, flavored air”.

Mr. Gilbert is still alive and well, if you’re wondering!


For this “blog” I searched the word “cessation” in the results of the survey and got thinking about it. Vaping is successful for most for two reasons in my opinion. It is more about the sensation you’re conditioned to, and cessation is just the natural course of progression away from tobacco for most. I’m talking about smoking, not nicotine.

The media, many public health & political figures are using irresponsible and manipulative discretion

(The way one acts attempting to attain selfish ends by disregarding another’s aspirations or well being to control or play upon that one’s hopes or fears.)

in any way necessary for their own greed to downplay vaping – an e-cigarette – as a viable and useful device.

Below are enlightening and unedited comments from just the word cessation from the survey (The survey final analysis is linked at the bottom of this blog).


We all know the tools available, but the word cessation; ” a temporary or final ceasing (as of action)” as to the use of tobacco is the end result one is normally looking for in “not smoking”… some are cutting down, some want to cease smoking for good because the dangers of smoking are slow and unseen for a very long time. There are dual users, and that’s their choice. The reasons people try to quit vary and most likely are health related as being the top reason.


Here are the comments from the survey on “cessation” and under those are a few links.


This is my plea for help. No one is listening to me. I feel hopeless and depressed.

After smoking for over 40 years, this sin has caught up to me.

After years of trying to quite using Pharmacy smoking aids, nicotine patches, nicotine puffers, nicotine inhalers, flavored nicotine gums, and prescribed smoke cessation drugs, I finally discovered an instrument to try and salvage what health I have left -an e-cigarette.

An electronic cigarette. So simple. So pure. A gift for Mankind. A gift from God.

It allowed me to quit instantly.

After using this miracle product, going on 3 years now, I am told that the Government,
through bill 45, is trying to take away my life saving gift. No questions asked. No questions answered. No questions period.

Please help me . . .

No one is listening to me . . .

I feel hopeless and depressed . . .
Please help . . .


Thanks for this survey, hope the information gathered is used to highlight the real truth about vaping. Smoking cessation was my goal in vaping and it has become a personal lifestyle choice.


Vaping is a cool thing to do for many, but for me it’s more about smoking cessation. When I walk into many vape shops there are people behind the counter trying to see who can blow the biggest cloud. Close minded idiot politicians and anti smoking morons see that same scene, and that’s all they see. They see no merit to vaping with that scene. We can say “f-them”, but they’re busy banning and taxing us around the world, screwing up what could be a technology capable of ending cigarette smoking as we know it. We need more research and public surveys like this one to reaffirm what we already know, vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, and it’s helping to save lives.


This method works for me and I encourage others, especially family and friends, to try it. I loan/give them what they need to get started. I am concerned that the cash cow that is tobacco and smoking cessation pharmaceuticals will limit availability and make people afraid to try something that is relatively harmless. Not TOTALLY harmless, but SO MUCH safer than tobacco.


Since pharma came up with nicorette in the 70th, smoking cessation tools have to be save and approved. Instead of being a proud nonsmoker????? I`m smoking the safest and most harmless cigarette ever, there is no need for regulations. Don`t believe the WHO and ANTZ lies, even Fagerstroem did rename his Nicotin-test to make all those people ill and addicted, that don`t use “medical” nicotin.


I think it’s sad and hilarious that e-cigarettes cannot be legally promoted as a smoking cessation tool. That needs to change.


If any regulation is to be done, it should not be done by government entities that are in bed with big pharma and big tobacco. For years we hear you have to quit smoking. We find a product that works for so many folks where all other cessation aids have failed, and the government wants to tax and regulate it to death. But there are huge pushes to legalize pot. Really! Leave my vaping alone and let me be an adult and find responsible places to buy my vape gear including juices. If the government wants to make vaping safer…..try funding some small business to start up manufacturing in the US, so we don’t have to buy everything from China!!


I personally have tried every “FDA approved” smoking cessation device that lead to failure at the least, illness at the most….


I was, and still am, convinced that vaping provides an infinitely safer method compared to smoking. Vaping is the only harm reduction/cessation product that has successfully allowed me to abandon cigarette use.


was shown vaping by a friend decided to try it to quit cigarettes,had tried all the rest on cessation aids nothing else worked


I used vaping as a quit method, despite its inherit noncessation attribution.


No problem switching, taste was better and noticed the health increase from smoking cessation


I tried a very old, small e-cigarette approximately 1,5 years before I stopped smoking. After I quit smoking using a cessation drug, I kept feeling the craving for approximately half a year, which is when I turned to vaping. So in a sense, I quit smoking 6 months before I took up vaping.


I think so. Should be limited to 18 and older. Primarily should be used as smoking cessation product.


In my eyes, it is a smoking cessation product. I only say this because I no longer smoke cigarettes…and was a user of cigarettes for 10 years.


Vaping works, but I don’t think I would call it a cessation tool. It’s its own thing 😉


Vaping is a smoking cessation


vaping is a cessation aid. i way to help people stop smoking


Vaping works as a smoking cessation product as well as a smoking substitute. How well it works, like any other product, depends on the willingness and determination of the individual.


Vaping has changed my life in a positive way that I had given up hope was possible. Even if it does have negative effects, it’s still safer than smoking. Even if the cessation rates are the same as other nicotine replacement therapies, it’s reach goes much farther than the others, meaning more lives are saved.


Ok vaping will not work on everyone, but I believe it to be the best cessation device I have ever tried. As long as I have my e-cig I do not want a cigarette. It replaces the act of smoking which all of the other smoking cessations fail to do. I believe this to be the biggest advantage to the e-cigarette. When I was on the patch or gum, it was a constant test of my will power as soon as I saw someone light up a cigarette. With the e-cig that feeling is gone!


Best thing ever. Government should be embracing it as a smoke cessation device. It shouldn’t be supplemented though.


I am quite concerned that the people with the money, ie: big pharma are sponsoring articles and false studies on how vaping is bad for us. They stand to lose billions from revenue generated by their smoking cessation aides (too many to list) that don’t work and the government because they obviously go where the money is.


As I said above, the powers-that-be are mostly acting irrationally when it comes to science. There are too many vested interests for them to act in a disinterested manner and too many wealthy and powerful interests acting to protect their own interests against vaping (the pharmaceutical industry, the tobacco industry, etc.). They therefore are spreading the most incredible lies and disinformation about vaping. They should be held accountable for the people they are killing by not allowing them accurate, truthful, undistorted information about this cessation method.





Stop paying attention to the media. Stop concerning yourself with “fluff” and outrageous claims of experts. If you’re in doubt, sitting quietly contemplating this choice, I implore you to follow these links:

If you are worried about nicotine, it is here

—>All About Nicotine (& Addiction)

If you need validation of research, it is here —>Research

If you need to see what responsible members of the Medical, Scientific & Research community has decided to do worldwide, or if you are one and know the benefits of e-cigarettes, please join!

It is here

—> M.O.V.E.


If you need to see this extensive and powerful research done by Kellie Forbes (BScN RN, a member of M.O.V.E.) to help others to find a way to the truth here in PDF form, it is here

—> Vaping-the-truth-USA

If you need more of a personal story, it is here via the Vaping Militia’s Alex Carlson:

—>Interview With Fiamma Palermo (Karen Lee) The First To Say #ImProof

(Article Via—>Alex Carlson )


If you need more from groups, there is

—>CASAA & the

—>Vaping Militia.

If you need more, you’ll find it from Clive Bates here

—> Briefing on the science and policy of e-cigarettes and vaping:

If you need more from the survey, they’re found here—> Vaping Truth Survey Final Analysis and throughout this blog.



If you see or hear anything else,Ask for truth with proof. Don’t be fooled by hype and please question it.

Expect nothing less than the truth as if your lives depended on it, VAPING SAVES LIVES.


If you use an e-cig, I encourage you to comment to the F.D.A. as an individual or as a business.

: Post your comments —>>> Open Dockets for Public Comment with the FDA


Keep On #Vaping On.

Kevin