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E-Cigs & Vaping. Fighting For Livelihood, Fighting For Lives. Here’s a phone number.

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Some are fighting for their livelihood; some are fighting for lives.

 David Goerlitz would like a phone call or an email and is offering HELP.

Here’s his email and phone number.

He stated the phone line is open:

609-234-0220.

He’s also available at his email:

kgkjkl@yahoo.com…..

He’s not joking and neither am I…


Don’t know who Mr. Goerlitz is? I didn’t either till around December. I’ll get back to that.


W.H.O. , Governments. Politicians. Health Care. Health Organizations like the American Lung / Heart Associations. Anti-Tobacco. Tobacco. Pharmaceutical Companies. Doctors. Nurses. Pharmacies.

Big Corporations carrying those products that are to keep you well like drug stores and supermarkets. They’re doing the best they can fighting as well.


They have to keep money coming in, or they’ll lose a foothold. At what cost? I believe its at the very least the cost of lives. Those products had research/development. Lots of cash.


Those companies and conglomerates have investors. Investors want profit. It’s been said in this blog – Greg Conley of the AVA said vaping/ecigs are a disruptive technology.

I said in a previous blog somewhere It is again, disrupting alright. It’s disrupting cash flow from all of the above.


Those are people we vapers call antz. Those people are fighting for their livelihood. Grants. MSA funding. Tax dollars. Poorly portrayed reports in media. Misconstruing data. Pretending. Santa Claus. But its working. They’ve taken over. They’ve convinced the masses their way in ANY WAY & form that they can. We KNOW what they’re doing… what are WE doing???

For you who DO make noise, awesome. Someone heard you, I know I’ve heard quite a few. I’m SURE you know who are. We’ve probably crossed paths on Facebook or Twitter by now. You know where I stand…

For you who haven’t made any noise …. either stay quiet, become loud, or don’t WHINE and shrug your shoulders when regulation becomes control, taxation and possible bans………………..Yes I said bans. If you’re a reviewer, say something on your video about advocacy to your viewers. Maybe they don’t know. Put a clip of it up. Draw 30 seconds of attention to it. If you’re a vendor, you’ve got NO excuse not to be screaming….maybe not monetary, but you should be telling your customers and screaming at the government. By screaming I mean letters, phone calls, emails… I’ve SEEN a little of that on facebook & twitter….   MORE!


 With few exceptions, those supporting and involved directly with M.O.V.E, or those about to join ranks with M.O.V.E. are the source of truth. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos and his team (my apologies for not naming names with him at the moment) are standing up to the world, standing UP to an extremely large agenda with class and purpose (they) have continuously shown for those who can’t.” There are others here & abroad.You know who you are, and I thank you.



For the record, I smoked for 30 + years. I’ve vaped almost 2 years. I lost my father to lung cancer last fall. I lost my Grandmother to lung cancer as well. We have been a family of smokers till death do they part. Duh. I miss them dearly, and had they known vaping, they’d be screaming louder than I am.


I DON’T care if you smoke, dual use, just started out… or have been vaping exclusively for years. If you’re vaping and you’re on line… you’ve got future generations needing a choice in this matter.


Are you comfortable?

Are you happy? Are you satisfied? Are you able to do it yourself? Do you care?

Are you complacent?

Full Definition of COMPLACENT

1:  marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies :  marked by complacency :  self-satisfied <a complacent smile>
2:  complaisant 1
3:  unconcerned        com·pla·cent·ly adverb

 SO.

Vapers / consumers have been dependent on CASAA and the VAPING MILITIA  to fight for us. I asked someone recently if they were too passive. Too complacent. Too laid back.  I think they are.

Is it funding? is it complacency? Is is me? This is a HUGE fight. Cloud blowing and trinkets are awesome…..I’m all for it,  but there’s a much bigger battle. I’m not saying they’re not doing anything, I’m saying more needs to be done.


WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT LOUD ENOUGH.

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We’re playing footsies. Tickle tickle.


This is a fight not easily fought or won for the deeming regulation to occur in the USA…. I don’t know about funding, money, lobbying, cash flow, donations, calls to action, none of that bullshit either, it’s not my expertise and I’ve never run an org…….. I thankfully have a job. I enjoy social media for fun, I love the funny cat video or hand check like the next guy…. we’re all human……but I did notice THIS:


 A photo at the FDA facebook page got 7,000+ comments with a #vapingsavedmylife hashtag. I joined in… on the survey page on facebook and twitter…..

THEN I started tweeting/hitting facebook with DEEMING REGULATION.

It is about loose tobacco – pipes… it’s not just vaping……….it’s about control……………..


The tweets by me the other night were modestly retweeted about the deeming regulation and shared on facebook by a few more…   now, updated daily, the FDA site where DEEMING REGULATION will invariably happen… regulation=control=tax=bans and very stringent guidelines……………………….. As of today:

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As of today on the comments of the DEEMING REGULATION at the FDA site updated Friday:

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 That just pisses me off.

Dimitris retweeted me. A few others did too…. big accounts…to get some real action on the FDA site…..not even a “like”from some…..imagine that. BIG players in the field of vaping.

What the HELL is wrong with you people????

   There are 13,000+ on CASAA’s facebook page. There are over 8,000 on the Vaping Militia facebook page.

No, not all would see a tweet or post on that page, not all that are on facebook are members in the USA, so lets say 10 percent – that’s 2100 comments……………………………… but you can BUMP a video of a cat???

Can you pin a tweet? Can you understand you’re being played? Do you not know what this is about?

It’s about health. It’s about choice.

Finally it’s about control, and continued control of cash.

Your cash. Your children’s cash & health.

It’s about us fighting for their lives.

If you dismiss everything I’ve said about the USA above, keep going…

It’s been banned in other countries. BANNED in other countries.

That pisses me off.

I don’t know that I do everything “right”.

It’s easy to armchair the orgs from where I am. We have to keep doing SOMETHING.

now it’s up to merchants & individuals to be LOUD AS HELL as WELL….

SFATA & AVA are on that side, if you didn’t know and you’re a vendor, shame on you.



Well, David Goerlitz would like a phone call or an email to HELP. Here’s his email and phone number.

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email kgkjkl@yahoo.com……


David Goerlitz. You might recognize him, you might not. I don’t know Mr. Goerlitz myself, but was within an email only conversation with him today, and remember emailing him some time ago on FB about something. That said, I’m going to just post some of his comments – and remember – his phone line is open and if it’s busy, I’m sure he’s got voicemail. I will give his number again, and again…. at the bottom along with his blog.

“Here is where you should pay attention”


He said in part on an email:

I guess I need to tweet, twit, hash tag, or twitter to be taken seriously. I’m old school Kevin and yes you can use whatever I have for whatever you want. I don’t do selfie’s or brag about my past. But it DOES play a roll
I’ll let you read his comments.
 Check the date: 2/9/14
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 March last year:
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Again in August:

“can’t return a phone call”

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“609 234-0220……email kgkjkl@yahoo.com……I guess I need to tweet, twit, hash tag, or twitter to be taken seriously. I’m old school Kevin and yes you can use whatever I have for whatever you want. I don’t do selfie’s or brag about my past. But it DOES play a roll……………………”




David is, after all, the

http://formerwinstonman.com/ 

and understands what we’re up against. Read his blog. I don’t know if anyone will get this far in it, but if you don’t care, as you were. If you do care, do something, if I hurt your feelings, aww. If I pissed you off, GOOD. If I motivated you as an individual or a company… vendors I’m talking to YOU…..reviewers too…. and you’re going to be active at your B&M, good. Be aware…. it’s coming. David’s BEEN saying so. To the CASAA & Vaping Militia, if you know the knowledge he has, above and beyond what we do, and it is there to use, I won’t ask why you haven’t called David yet, I now will only ask “when will you”, and what else can I do? I’ll always be gladly willing to learn & take suggestions.


David’s number again if you missed it is

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email: kgkjkl@yahoo.com……


Roly Gate had this on E-Cigarette Politics and it is spot ON. Campaign For Truth In Public Health ***********


Well, David Goerlitz would like a phone call or an email to HELP. Here’s his email and phone number.

……

email kgkjkl@yahoo.com……


Keep On #Vaping On. Kevin

E-Cigs & Vaping Dangers, Health Issues Determined

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

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

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


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

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

Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping?

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 


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


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


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


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


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


zits
Sunday, Dec 28th 7:59AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

 

 

PLEASE join M.O.V.E. 

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

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



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