Vaping In The News ~ April 13th

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FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection ~ Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus ~ Dear Mitch ~ Innovative approaches to support smoking cessation: Twitter chat with Charles A. Gardner PhD ~ Words Count: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Priorities ~ COVID-19 and Smoking Updates ~ Rep. Eric Swalwell ~ Clive Bates ~ Erika Lynne ~ David Newell~ BAT files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products ~ Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all


FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection

There is NO connection. -0- evidence linking COVID-19 to nicotine, vaping, or smoking, (or drinking, lifestyle choices, and all the other idiotic claims I’ve seen) ANYONE can get it.

But of course, they did it anyway.

FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection


Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus

Speaking of failures, the incompetence of current covid19 response reminds me of…

Cannabis industry says the feds’ failed response to VAPI was a warning about coronavirus


Dear Mitch

Dave Cross over at Planet Of The Vapes is another writer who has caused me to delete more draft blogs… in this one:

“Thomas Miller, the Attorney General of Iowa has written to Mitch Zeller, the Director of the Centre for Tobacco Products at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He and a number of other tobacco harm reduction advocates are concerned about recent statements linking vaping to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Dear Mitch


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Innovative approaches to support smoking cessation: Twitter chat with Charles A. Gardner PhD

Well worth the time in a “Twitter chat” transformed to a blog.

Innovative approaches to support smoking cessation: Twitter chat with Charles A. Gardner PhD


Words Count: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Priorities

As Dr. Gardener states in this: “This was a simple exercise undertaken for illustrative purposes”, however, the initial showing of words used (and not used) and the source being the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, you’d think there’d be more meaningful content.

Words Count: Nicotine and Tobacco Research Priorities


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COVID-19 and Smoking Updates

The ‘correlation’ of smoking and COVID-19 is opinion-based at best for the moment in my amateur opinion… BUT…

COVID-19 and Smoking Updates


BAT files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products

Well isn’t this interesting…

BAT files patent suits against Philip Morris’ IQOS products


Rep. Eric Swalwell

Ya know… when a representative refers to the advice of the Surgeon General as moronic…


Clive Bates

You know when Clive gets to this point, he’s had quite enough. I don’t often see Clive Bates do this, as it is out of character for him to not be professional. Now, because he has, I hope I see more of it from him, and all public health perspectives calling out any lies concerning public health.

But wait, there’s more.

Again, when Clive uses a hashtag, specifically that one, it is not without thought before he typed it.


Erika Lynne

Erika has been on a while and had the opportunity to participate in a PAVe webinar… great thread.


David Newell

Oh… and David… once the most blocked twitter account ever, has highlighted a perplexing position the World “Health” Organization (WHO) have placed themselves ‘in’.


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Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all

Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all


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Are Officials Masking Covid-19 Advice From The Public?

face, masks, respirators

I can’t believe there is this much discourse about face masks.


What if, despite “expert” advice, simply suggesting wearing a mask may, could, might, or possibly reduce your risk from the other asymptomatic humans, and “flatten the curve”? To overlook deter something as simple (and inexpensive) as face masks as part of the standing COVID-19 advice to the public should be construed as negligence. Reasonable “explanations” for not wearing masks is quite frankly, worse.

I can’t believe there is this much discourse around the world about face masks.

So, while looking for the difference of ‘experts’ downplaying a need, increased hype against the need, and common sense for, or against wearing a mask for personal use, I’ve highlighted a Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) preventive graphic: I see exposure, person to person, close contact, and finally, how droplets can… wait, let me get my mask.

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It’s personal.

For all intents and purposes, all humans have the same preventive goal: To protect our individual selves and the ones we love. To choose to wear a mask is a personal, individual choice. I’m all for it, and that. Wikipedia explainsPersonal protective equipment (PPE) is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection.” To reduce risk of that which poses a threat. To minimize exposure. It doesn’t say it will work. I know less than you do about infectious diseases, and I can’t say you’ll wear a mask properly or if it will work. But……….

In densely populated (and worst hit) areas of the United States (think New York, you know, subways and stuff) I’ll ask again: What if, simply wearing a mask would achieve their slogan of “flatten the curve”? What if “they”, the chosen experts, are wrong?

“Tinfoil hat time”: What are they trying to hide? Why are they trying to hide it? Are they ignoring information for appearances? Do they want this pandemic to get worse?

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Creating fear?

Are masks unnecessary? Are they purposely downplaying the need? I’ve seen ‘higher risk’ groups singled “stigmad” out (yep, made it up) because of age, alcohol use, being overweight, smokers, vapers, and more. To gaslight “groups” of people claiming they are at a higher risk is idiotic. I can only think that narrative would give anyone not in that group a false sense of security. I also think well, gee, those people should be wearing masks!

If you’re old enough to remember, this is how AIDS ideology, stigma, and discrimination was fueled. You’d THINK “Public Health” would learn.

Interestingly, Twitter just released guidelines saying : “Claims that specific groups, nationalities are never susceptible to COVID-19″ and on my point, bold being my emphasis again: “Claims that specific groups, nationalities are more susceptible to COVID-19″… that’s found here. I hope it extends to other false narratives.

I stated on Twitter: “Someone tell me ‘I’m’ wrong.”: (this includes you!) “*Everyone* has the exact same RISK of #COVID19. Washing hands, social distancing, less exposure, reduces RISK. Exposure is the risk, anyone *having it* who also suffers from chronic disease MAY, could, or might have more detrimental outcomes.”

Remember the CDC graphic above? The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. I don’t find it unreasonable to utilize a mask as a preventable measure. What if it helps….

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Don’t wear a mask? Says W.H.O.?

Why not? The World Health Association (W.H.O.) says if you’re healthy, only wear a mask if you’re attending to anyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection. Well that’s odd. I suspect anyone is licking toilet seats or not washing their hands are suspect, but I can’t tell those humans apart from the ones that don’t. Also, those telling you and me what we can, cannot personally ‘do’ are by all accounts, suspect. It’s a thing with me.

In the tweet above it states “Irresponsible use of masks by those who do not need them can be harmful”.

But… this, from October 2019 states: “

Recommended for symptomatic individuals, and conditionally recommended for public protection“, alsoGiven the costs and the uncertain effectiveness, face masks are conditionally recommended only in severe influenza epidemics or pandemics for the protection of the general population, but are recommended for symptomatic individuals at all times.

This is found on page 28 of this PDF here: “Global Influenza Programme

Did I run out and purchase masks? No, but if you’re like me, you’re not randomly doing as you’re told. I’ll wear a bandana. Simple, makes me feel better. It’s a personal, individual choice. Besides, I don’t trust their advice on things I know, why should I trust them with things I don’t. I already suffer from borderline anti-public health ‘expert’ syndrome.


On February 29th, 2020, the U.S. Surgeon General stated scolded the public with all the professionalism in the world. He tweetedSeriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!“, I decided he’s marginalizing something bigger than he is – like his ego and narrative, and I’ll assume he’s wrong. What if he is?

How DARE (I) we humans question authority or think it (may, could) might be acceptable to think for ourselves, and by the way, Jerry… why are you taking the liberty of relinquishing Americans of their personal choice by demanding we do, or not do anything?

Update April 3rd, 2020: We the people weren’t “buying masks” as Jerry arrogantly accused We, The People of. No, he deflected his amateur tweet at us while millions of masks were being exported.

Meanwhile, one of the giants in the industry argues against exporting their products.

Update April 3rd, 2020:

Update April 9th:

The precautionary principle states we should sometimes act without definitive evidence, just in case…”

“The public” here are not volunteers in someone else’s experiment in a flu outbreak—they are people the world over who are trying to stay alive in a deadly pandemic.”

Is it me, or is it hard to fathom potential & devastating (hindsight in 2020 will be 20/20) there could ever be so much debate and professional division about masks?

Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis

“Covid19 has released global awareness about #PublicHealth, spotlighting & exposing unprepared experts who assume, correlate, fabricate, hypothesize, speculate & manipulate #data leveraging financial/political advantages against humans.

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Peeling off the mask

What about research, or data on masks vs no masks? Because I adore JoodiG, and because of what she (and Patty McNulty above her) said, I was intrigued. REDUCING RISK. Then of course, there’s that personal, individual choice again.

Are public health “leaders” trying to make us “look like” we’re not panicking to the rest of the world? We’ve already bought all the toilet paper, is wearing masks considered taboo in the USA? Is it that the government was already in an unprepared en mass position, and the public depleted the normal needed stock of masks too quickly? I’ll get back to that link JoodieG shared shortly below… and hey, thanks for hanging with me.

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I have to ask, what about the flu?

What about wearing masks for flu season(s)… what does the Centers for DISEASE control say about that? Well…. interestingly…

NO recommendation. Huh.

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Link to CDC’s website (this is toward the bottom)

I do like to fact check, so off I go… where one tab becomes three, and five… and wait a minute.

So, what about the flu… well… This got my attention. Sherif Mossad, MD isn’t a political or governmental public health figure, he is an infectious disease specialist. At the Cleveland Clinic. Wait, now when flu season is in, why are we not being told to wear masks? I’ll let you ponder that as this paragraph comes to a non-conclusional (Yep, made that one up myself as well) close.

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Someone’s lying, or someone isn’t telling the whole truth, so because I like to poke Jerry… the expert.

Look at the graphic again, and look at what Jerry said.

Popular (Twitter) hashtags about this subject are #masksforall and #masks4all.

The link to the article (graphic) in my above tweet is here.

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Points, counterpoints.

For time and space, you can click here for this tweet, and it will open to a continuous ‘thread’ of other related tweets from this and other users. Also, as always, I highly suggest joining Twitter (There’s that personal, individual choice again.)

So what have we been told? They don’t ‘prevent’ anything, they might even make it worse?

This article came up, and is highly recommended. Besides, who among us doesn’t like scientific rationale???

COVID-19: WHY WE SHOULD ALL WEAR MASKS — THERE IS NEW SCIENTIFIC RATIONALE

Update April 3rd, 2020: Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing

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Meanwhile, In Austria

Huh. Bet they “flatten the curve”. That’s all I have to say about this:

Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

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This poll came out yesterday on Twitter.

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Obviously, healthcare workers should get priority on the appropriate masks because they – are – at the highest risk for exposure.

That said, how about Mrs. Johnson down at your local brick and mortar? She’s exchanging your money in face to face transactions tirelessly, because she is an essential worker. How, if anyone can not show symptoms immediately, can they know they’re contagious? Does anyone not deserve a mask in face-to-face transactions? As much as I like Mrs. Johnson, if neither of us are wearing masks as a preventative measure and she’s asymptomatic, and I come home to my grandson…

Masks allow the user to reduce their risk. Also, see harm reduction, and there’s that personal, individual choice again.

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Remember JoodiG’s tweet?

Do you know why I’m the guy who asked all the annoying questions in class? Because either I didn’t understand it, and/or others were afraid to ask. Yeah, that was me.

Here’s the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (NCBI link) JoodieG referred to above in her tweet.

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I’m just a human being wondering how big a failure this could be, and what else they are already not doing.

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Yep, I still can’t believe there is this much discourse about masks. My disclaimer? I’m not an expert. I can only read, comprehend, and decide for myself and my family. Your personal decision to buy, make, and wear, or not wear masks is your decision. From a social distancing standpoint, and human interaction, You do you, I’ll do me.

I hope and predict (see same-day update from the Washington Post below) masks will be suggested soon by U.S. officials with some excuse that new data has come out, they didn’t know, without admitting a failure, by pointing fingers at the public – in the ‘we didn’t plan to have enough’ chain of events that will unfold in disbelief, right before our open, gaping, uncovered mouths… I mean, eyes.

Updated 4/2/2020: White House expected to recommend Americans wear cloth masks to prevent coronavirus spread

Please, don’t hold your breath, I’ve been wrong before. The one thing I am confident in? Trust, but verify.

They could be right, I advise to ALWAYS question public health “experts”, and wash your hands. Masks are optional and, that advice, of course, is a personal, individual choice for you to make. Or not.

Be well.

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UPDATE:

President Trump was asked about masks today 3/30/2020 (the same day as this blog). His remarks are below, and on this tweet with the question starting at the 46:36 time mark.

The question (and response) was:

Reporter: “Scott Gottlieb, your former FDA Commissioner wrote a roadmap for recovery after the coronavirus. President Trump: Very interesting I saw it. Reporter: He suggests, the roadmap suggests that everybody wear a mask in public. Is that something that the task force – thinks is a good idea?”

President Trump: “We haven’t discussed it to that extent… but it’s certainly something we could discuss. We’re getting certainly the number of masks that you need. We are in the process of talking about things, I saw his suggestion on that, so we’ll take a look at it, for a period of time, not forever I mean you know we want our country back.”

He went on to say “We’re not going to be wearing masks forever but it could be for a short period of time after we get back into gear. People could, I could see something like that happening for a period of time. But I would hope it would be for a very limited period of time. Doctors, they’ll come back and say for the rest of our lives we have to wear masks.”

HUH.

I found this from the Washington Post late this evening:

Now it’s being considered…..

“according to a federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is an ongoing matter of internal discussion and nothing has been finalized.”

CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public

How about this… seems legitemate to me.

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What does a scientist from China say?

Not wearing masks to protect against coronavirus is a ‘big mistake’

Huh.

This VA Hospital Cited “Misleading” Data to Restrict Mask Use for Health Care Workers

And, a tweet is in this article I didn’t include:

Should you wear a mask in public? The narrative is shifting.

And…..

It’s Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

I hope to update this soon.

Update 3/31/2020:

Guess what the City of Memphis says:

“Masks may serve as additional protection when combined with other preventive measures.”

Facial Covering or Mask Guidance for General Public

How about this:

“Guidance needs to change and needs to be clear that these nonmedical, nonsurgical masks are beneficial to the general public and should be worn when outside of the home,” said Robert Hecht, a professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health.

Mask mystery: Why are U.S. officials dismissive of protective covering?

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What about THIS from 2009 via the Centers for Disease Control?

“relying on laboratory-confirmed cases as the primary outcome may have been unrealistic for a study of this size”

“Masks may therefore play an important role in reducing transmission.”

Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households

This is frightening: “The lack of research on facemasks and respirators is reflected in varied and sometimes conflicting policies and guidelines.”

Facemasks for the prevention of infection in healthcare and community settings.

My home state of Ohio:

White House press conference 3/31/2020

Dr. Birx: Masks: “It’s just being considered by the task for now about whether that (CDC) recommendation that already exists relevant to to wearing masks should be altered in any way so it’s still under discussion.”

(This is found at approximately 1:54:35 in this link to press conference.)

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In California: UPDATE: Riverside County on Tuesday issued guidance to cover your face:

California Promises Guidance On Wearing Masks In Daily Life, Newsom Gives Coronavirus Update

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I like this tweet.

4/01/2020

Jacob Sullum asks the question:

What’s Up With All the Contradictory Advice About COVID-19 and Face Masks?

Multiple authors agreed, and explained in this:

  • Encourage the Public to Wear Masks. “There is emerging evidence that asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is possible,18 which complicates efforts to pursue case-based interventions. To reduce this risk during Phase I, everyone, including people without symptoms, should be encouraged to wear nonmedical fabric face masks while in public.19 Face masks will be most effective at slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 if they are widely used, because they may help prevent people who are asymptomatically infected from transmitting the disease unknowingly.

  • Face masks will be most effective at slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 if they are widely used, because they may help prevent people who are asymptomatically infected from transmitting the disease unknowingly. Face masks are used widely by members of the public in some countries that have successfully managed their outbreaks, including South Korea and Hong Kong.20 The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended members of the public use face masks in the event of a severe influenza pandemic.21

National coronavirus response: A road map to reopening

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Now, still 4/01/2020…

“aaaaaaand”……. Here are a few things the Surgeon General suffered from in 00.59 seconds this morning on the TODAY Show:

And – what’s that? A review? What?

Surgeon general says CDC was asked to review guidance on wearing masks


Oh, and

What about this? Why isn’t this part of flu ‘season’ messaging?

“Our findings suggest that a homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection.”

Testing the Efficacy of Homemade Masks: Would They Protect in an Influenza Pandemic?

(From the 31st)

“If, in fact, a person who may or may not be infected wants to prevent infecting someone else, one of the best ways to do that is with a mask,” Fauci told CNN’s Jim Acosta. “So perhaps that’s the way to go and again, I say Jim, that’s under very active consideration. As I say, we’ll be discussing it today, this afternoon, at the task force meeting.”

White House Coronavirus Task Force is giving ‘serious consideration’ to suggesting Americans wear face masks


Larado, Texas:

A second motion was passed that included the mandate for all Laredoans to begin wearing protective face masks, or “nose to mouth” covers. That includes any type of fabric, scarf, or bandana.

Laredoans must now wear protective masks when entering building

Update April 12th, 2020:

While a “6” foot rule has been established, this shows the “Virus was widely distributed on floors, computer mice, trash cans, and sickbed handrails and was detected in air ≈4 m from patients.”

That’s 13.1234 FEET. Will they update it?

“positivity was relatively high for floor swab samples”…

“Because patient masks contained exhaled droplets and oral secretions, the rate of positivity for those masks was also high (data not shown). We recommend adequately disinfecting masks before discarding them.”

Aerosol and Surface Distribution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2


April 12th, 2020:

This Google Doc was linked by a twitter user, and is “curated by Jeremy Howard and the fast.ai community.”

Papers about effectiveness of basic masks #masks4all


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Vaping In The News – March 29th, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

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Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19 ~ Confusion, chaos and complacency ~ Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use: a systematic review ~ Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population ~ Yell at me on Twitter ~ Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus ~ Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus ~ Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety ~ We Vape, We Vote ~ Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

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This week’s edition is a bit different, because of correlationvirus… among other things, and I went on a journey of complacency, masks, and videos and…

I hope you are all washing your hands and well stocked up in all the toilet paper you can find. I thank you for reading….

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Anastasia Barbouni, and Raymond Niaura are continuously updating this. It sounds silly that politicians, front groups, and politicians are using this to (so far) fabricate agendas… but here we are.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

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Confusion, chaos and complacency

I took my time considering this particular article in this week’s news, and placement of it for a few reasons. What else are they confused, surrounded by chaos, and complacent about? Then, of course, it shows exactly what the agency doesn’t. Yep, you read that correctly.

If you’d like, you can (highly suggested) revisit this from last week, first. Then, of course, be my guest:

Confusion, chaos and complacency

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Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use:

We’re invested in ourselves, and our health. Frequent visitors know I, and all of you are watching for anything, good or bad, about vaping.

“The results of chronic e-cigarettes (EC) vaping studies were consistent with a chronic sympathoexcitatory effect as estimated by heart rate variables (HRV), but this did not translate into chronic increases in heart rate (HR) or blood pressure (BP).”

Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use

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Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

JoodiG’s tweet… in response to the Surgeon General Jerry…. along with Patty McNulty’ valid question/response are questioning him… silly we’re having a discussion about masks, but here we are…

Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask… either way, here’s the link JoodiG’s referring to:

Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

Here’s another:

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review

Counterpoint:

“Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.”

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

I am not a professional, but the Surgeon General wants to portray the -silly- debate of masks as if they’re just placebos…

Oh, and speaking of Twitter and masks, and now knowing what you know… there’s a poll and I predict a very interesting thread (and stellar responses below it) already developing.

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Yell at me on Twitter….

If you are DOING something along with (if you’re open) your normal operations, or have added or switched to other production, service or community outreach, yell at me on Twitter here. And/or, link your contribution to your area below Dave’s tweet!

See, there’s conjecture, and there’s lies.

The study Jukka refers above is HERE.

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Go ahead, click on the video GrimmGreen has provided…

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Go ahead, click on either or both of the videos… and thank you again, Patrick for editing the second one.


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Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus

Well… this will be a debate for the next few weeks…

Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus


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Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus

Speaking of conjecture and negligent malpractice:

Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus


Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

My brother, a professional musician, has a line (copyrighted) in a song “Caregivers and takers – had all closed their eyes”. Another related, but unrelated link I pondered including. The lack of doing something is, in my opinion, just as bad as doing something wrong.

“In brief, leaders must demonstrate a willingness to understand the complexity of the sociotechnical systems of which they are a part and be prepared to break the silence.”

I appreciate the “consensual neglect” phrase discreetly placed in this as well…

Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

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We Vape, We Vote

Because of Twitter, vapers have been in a few “studies”… because who doesn’t like obtaining funding and spending it on how tweets work when there are real issues they could be…. oh never mind.

We’ve been called what could not be further from the truth: Addicts, Anecdotes, Bots, Impugners, Sheep, Shills, and worse. (I am kind of fond of being called a bot, though.)

Now, if you used the hashtag #WeVapeWeVote, you are as well.

Here, Andrew (follow him!) points out a flaw…. and that damn Greg is an influencer!

There is a PDF within this link.

Contextualising the 2019 E-Cigarette Health Scare: Insights from Twitter

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

Finally, and last but not least, VITN rules are always adhered to, despite the smuggling surge of tobacco.

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge


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Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus

In the midst of a global COVID19 pandemic, the Surgeon General was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie and decided (without examining anyone on air) to speculate, fabricate, and FALSELY identify, diagnose a cause linking vaping and COVID19. That’s called negligent malpractice.

The question posed by Savannah Guthrie “…are young people more at risk than previously thought” at about 4:32 seemed to cause Jerome Adams to have a convulsion that can only be described as a severe case of correlation virus.

You read that right. Correlation Virus. That’s a real thing. Made it up myself. Many ‘experts’ suffer from it. Skyrocketing symptoms include “Speculation-virus” (a close cousin), and while spreading, is a distant cousin to “Unsubstantiated-virus”.

His response, in the middle of his response, included blatant fabrication. He just made things up. “There are theories that it could be because we know we have a higher proportion of people in the United States and also in Italy who vape. We don’t know if that’s the only cause.”

To say “we don’t know if that’s the only cause” is a determination OF a cause. A diagnosis. How many people has he treated to make this assessment? Again, that’s called negligent malpractice.

Adams, an anesthesiologist, is evidently board “qualified” to assume, correlate, fabricate, speculate, put you to sleep, and diagnose your symptoms without ever examining you. If Adams is an “expert” at infectious diseases, it is not listed as a skill or specialty in his bio. Really. He isn’t qualified.

To state “We don’t know if that’s the only cause” is an unfathomable fabrication, blatant misconduct, speculation, and an unprofessional lack of (research) integrity. PERIOD.


Is there a pattern?

This isn’t the first time Jerry’s been scrutinized for assumptions, speculation, incorrect and unprofessional behavior.

In July 2019, The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) noticed a tweet drawing a conclusion on a Tylenol study he clearly did not read. They called him out on it, and rightly so: Surgeon General Backpedals on Flawed Tylenol Study. Because of ACSH.

Also, ACSH called him out, ironically unsurprisingly, here:

Surgeon General Endorses Dubious Research Again, This Time on Vaping

Dr. Rodu called him out here in 2018 as well. You get the idea.


Included April 16th, 2020:

Footnote in the middle of a blog

With the “vaping” related ‘evali’, two items have surfaced. This one, aptly titled, is what Jerry (and others) used to fuel miscommunication of the actual cause in his day-to-day activities to the media. To date, I do not know of any nicotine-only cases that were tested and confirmed. There were ‘self-reported‘ cases, but again, not lab-verified to my knowledge.

Miscommunication about the causes of the US outbreak of lung diseases in vapers by public health authorities and the media

Also, related, consumer risk perceptions. You know – the public manipulation of the ’cause’.

News that Takes Your Breath Away: Risk Perceptions During an Outbreak of Vaping-related Lung Injuries

If you’re interested, see “Spurious-correlations“.


Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers of PBS fame) once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”


Here’s the question, and answer. I believe credit for the graphic is to Clive Bates. I won’t point out the most important thing (among others) isn’t that his children know people don’t listen to Surgeon General. Lean in, Jerry. Keep babbling.


I question the idiot.

WHY is he MAKING THINGS UP?

Sorry I screamed… I’m a bit beyond pissed off about this. What else is he lying about (and WHY is he lying) to the American people?

Just a sec….oh yes… I have examples of speculation, correlation, fraud here, wanting agreement for theories here, and covered snippets and narratives, here.


Correlation is not causation

Why would you be tempted to bring up an unrelated fabrication?

Now, if “that’s the only cause“, then two questions… well, never mind.

Adams, who I personally want to resign, had stated President Trump is “healthier than I am” just a week before.

But wait, there’s more… here on his personal Twitter account, Adams says “ANYBODY can be exposed to/ get coronavirus.”

Just a second…. let me get my… <stretches>, groan….there it is.


Is it true?

Certainly I am not an expert, but will speculate: The risk for getting coronavirus is exactly the same for ANYONE, as he himself pointed out just above. I’ll remind you what Jerry said in the interview: “There are theories that it could be because we know we have a higher proportion of people in the United States and also in Italy who vape. We don’t know if that’s the only cause.”

Wait a minute…… I remember a day where Jerry didn’t worry… coronavirus wasn’t even an issue.

This screenshot is a deleted tweet from his personal account.

Which is it, Jerry?


For the record

You may be surprised knowing my anger isn’t just about him saying this about vaping itself. It is about him, or anyone, taking the liberty, and advantage of their position to lie to the public as he, and others, have always done. If it were true, I’d certainly want to know.

IMPORTANT

This is an important pre-release from Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Anastasia Barbouni, Raymond Niaura.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Also of importance, a PDF to “dispel widespread misinformation about vaping and coronavirus” from Roberto Sussman and Carmen Escrig:

VAPING AND SARS-CoV-2 AND COVID-19 – TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR VAPERS


As Amelia Howard points out in her tweet, there is -0- basis for Adam’s claims as she responds to Jeff Zeleny, a CNN Senior Washington Correspondent.


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Interesting from the rodent, Phil, below:

Here is where that chart from Phil is (down the page).

Definition of Research Misconduct

The definition of research misconduct according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “Offices of Research Integrity” (ORI) is pretty simple and straight forward. Bold below is my emphasis.

Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.

(a) Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.

(b) Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.

(c) Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.

(d) Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.


Why do “leaders” create panic from speculation? Because they can.

Others have said it, others have repeated it. Repeatedly. Repetitiously. Redundantly. Already. New York Governor Cuomo and Michigan Governor Whitmer have both mentioned it and are also suffering from correlation-virus and speculation-virus.

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The opportunity to come clean with this and EVERY health-related issue (NOTE: “They” are still avoiding the truth about “evali“) for every human is here in the present.

It seems I can only expect unrelated fabrication from the “top doc” of the United States. If I can’t depend on the appointed Surgeon General to provide the “best scientific information available” as his website proclaims, I can only hope Trump will fire him, or ask him to resign immediately.

Edit 4/02/2020: Interestingly, when talking to the panel before his appointment to replace Vivek Murthy, Jerry had this to say:

“I always want to lead with science … but I also want to listen to what stakeholders are saying and what patients are saying,” he said. “That’s the lesson that I learned.”

“The next surgeon general must be an advocate for science and facts and must be able to stand up and correct misinformation coming out of this administration,” said Murray, the panel’s top Democrat.

When Murray asked Adams whether he understands the importance of “picking science over politics,” he gave her an emphatic yes.

That quote above is here:

Jerome Adams promises to put science ahead of politics as surgeon general

In a time we expect confidence and truth, there is no room for incompetence, fabrication, speculation, or negligent malpractice from public health leaders.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I, and the rest of the world are still looking to “find people who are helping” despite how we “like it”, good or bad, with the calm scientific truth – in public health. Thankfully, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx seem to be the educated ones I would look to for truth in the United States.

If you’ve come this far, PLEASE see Jim McDonald’s explanation of disinformation, here:

Coronavirus and Vaping: Fear, Confusion, Disinformation and Lies

Update 3/27/2020:

The attached PDF in this link, shows what Jukka says below. (Thank you Jukka!)


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Vaping In The News – March 22nd, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.


“The largest threat to “public health” is an informed consumer”.

I’m not sure what this ‘is’ ~ Vape Rally Postponed ~ Vaping, the USVA lawsuit, and the separation of powers ~ Domestic Inspections ~ The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19 ~ The Surgeon General ~ It’s a public health miracle ~ In other news (and tweets) ~ Meet Sherrie


Please take care of yourselves and those you love.


I’m not sure what this ‘is’… from Friday…

I thought “I” wrote strangely, and came across this on Twitter. Weirdly written, as if it was from a few months ago, or yesterday. The title is “Ex-FDA chief: White House has been “spooked by politics and pushback” on banning aromatised vapes”.

I’m not sure why Gottlieb still thinks he has a position at the FDA, or what meeting it is referring to… was there one? I don’t know.

It’s in here in my “unexplained” files.

Ex-FDA chief: White House has been “spooked by politics and pushback


D.C. Vape Rally Postponed

With LOTS of things going on in the world, cancellations, changes, rescheduling, legislation… Tristan speaks about it, doing the impossible, and plans in the meantime for the PMTA, and possible future dates for the rally. #LOUDER.


Vaping, the USVA lawsuit, and the separation of powers

A coherent opinion piece with all the toppings….

“Without the rule of law, we have the rule of men. When men circumvent the law, that’s not good for anybody. And when the rule of men is promoted by congressional law, that’s unconstitutional. And if nobody challenges that, then our country will keep getting worse. “

Vaping, the USVA lawsuit, and the separation of powers


Domestic Inspections

If you work in a vape shop, I suspect you already knew this:

“To be consistent with the Agency’s position, CTP is issuing a partial stop work order to the entities we contract with at the state level for activities such as compliance checks and vape shop inspections.”

Domestic Inspections


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The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19

An interesting read from Jacob Sullum… covering credibility, “evali” and scaremongering.

The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19


The Surgeon General

This should not have to be a paragraph I’d write, or you would need to read:

With the debacle on the “evali” last year, public health officials should always be are under direct scrutiny. The responsibility-including media, journalists, public health, other “experts” are in an unprecedented position to tell the truth, at all & ANY cost for ANY health issue.

I’d suggest you read the tweet from March from my pal Jerry’s personal account, then, listen to Dr. Fauci’s words in the video in this tweet. Oh, if you haven’t, I also suggest you join Twitter!

Jerry’s taking a well deserved ass-chewing…

EVERYBODY….

Confidence is low…


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It’s a public health miracle.

YES, the tweet was real, and the screen shot is real… YES it’s who you think it is, and see, even I can be wrong.

In other news:

The CDC is not exempt…

Of COURSE they need the money……..


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Vaping In The News – March 14th, 2020


Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.

Michael McGrady: Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics ~ Vaping and Coronavirus: What We Know and What We Don’t ~ Astroturfing is hard ~ Keep Smoking We Need The Money ~ Speaking of black markets ~ High School Seniors Keep Drinking, Toking and Vaping, Especially Marijuana ~ The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations ~ Adults, Not Just Teens, Like Dessert-Flavored E-Cigs: Study


Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics

In the spirit of the VITN bylaws, Michael McGrady takes us on a quick journey in hysteria, and history.

Michael McGrady: Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics


Vaping and Coronavirus: What We Know and What We Don’t

Jim takes a look at what we know, and discusses what I have determined and diagnosed as #correlationvirus. Yes, I said it because no one else will. Go me!

Vaping and Coronavirus: What We Know and What We Don’t


Despite what is going on in Italy:

Criticism, finger pointing… past… I crack me up.

Bonus finger pointing and criticism from my pal, Jerry.

He can barely resist himself. I bet he’s got an “I love me” wall.


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Astroturfing is hard.

#SuburbanKarenVirus is spreading, but with the bad, there is a possibility of a $250.00 reward for being, or becoming a Suburban Karen as long as you meet the requirements, you can meet the definition of astroturfing for something Karen’s children are not legally allowed to do.

Hashtags like #TakeDownTobacco and #ImNotALabRat are hashtags they’ll be using next week…

Interested? They sure hope so!

AstroTurfing is hard.

Related:


Keep Smoking We Need The Money

There are about a gazillion ways to gaslight the public. Here’s one they’ve been working on for years, to regulate, restrict, tax, and ban less smoking.

It’s an opinion piece, among 894,997 participants and against every smoker in the nation.

Keep Smoking We Need The Money


You can watch Brent Stafford listening to Cindy Schmidt now below, or you can watch it later here.

They cover the “flavor ban; CDC malevolence; barrage of public health hysteria; and glaring bias from a snarling mainstream media” and much more… eloquently.


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It is all in the presentation, in the wording, right?

Speaking of black markets:

Under Bakers new law that includes a “75% excise tax on the wholesale price of e-cigarettes and vaping products”, If you’re caught with “untaxed e-cigarettes or vaping products” in Mass, you can be “fined $5,000 for a first offense and up to $25,000 for multiple violations”, and they can take untaxed product, vehicles, boats and planes… because black markets would never be a concern… (Source)


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High School Seniors Keep Drinking, Toking and Vaping, Especially Marijuana

Dr. Rodu breaks down some more numbers… who’s in charge again?

High School Seniors Keep Drinking, Toking and Vaping, Especially Marijuana


The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations

Speaking of regulations with regulators, the one thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree on everything, but this is mostly good, and their report is linked at the bottom within.

The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations


Adults, Not Just Teens, Like Dessert-Flavored E-Cigs: Study

Please, wash your hands before you read this.

Adults, Not Just Teens, Like Dessert-Flavored E-Cigs: Study


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Vaping In The News – March 7th, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer

This isn’t over, it’s happening again ~ What are you doing? ~ UVA SAVE THE VAPE RALLY! ~ Federal Funds Misspent on Anti-Vaping Research ~ Tweets of the week ~ If you can’t attend ~ Rep. Barbieri tells House vaping isn’t dangerous, even for youth ~ Health Insurance Companies Charge Vapers Up to 50% More ~ Study Finds Raising Taxes on Vaping Increases Smoking ~ The UK Government Says What the US Won’t: Vaping Is Safer Than Cigarettes ~ No, You Won’t Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China ~ Correlation Virus


THIS ISN’T OVER. It’s happening again

This land is your land. YOU are WE, the PEOPLE. We aren’t going anywhere. THEY work for US. We’re NOT shutting up.

For years, they (including me) said it couldn’t be done. Then it (shameless plug->) was planned. Then (another shameless plug->) it happened on our lawn, in D.C.. Then (another shameless plug->) this happened in D.C., now it’s happening again. May 2nd, #VapeRally2020.


UVA SAVE THE VAPE RALLY!

Guess who’s already confirmed to speak at this rally… go on…

UVA SAVE THE VAPE RALLY!


What are you doing?

Kara wants to know.


Federal Funds Misspent on Anti-Vaping Research

What’s 51 million dollars when you get the desired results you want for the health of the American public?

Dr. Rodu explains:

Federal Funds Misspent on Anti-Vaping Research


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Tweets of the week

This guy.


I’ll let Dr. Gardner make his point very clear:


My answer to Troop’s question is much less important than the question he asked in his tweet…


Clive agrees completely. Take your time, I’ll wait.


That hashtag has been adopted in Mexico…


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Rep. Barbieri, a vape shop owner, tells House vaping isn’t dangerous, even for youth

Imagine having a conflict of interest and telling a partial truth? (Think tomato plants and smoke.) Me either, but here it is.

One of you in Idaho should contact him directly, respectfully & appropriately.

Rep. Barbieri, a vape shop owner, tells House vaping isn’t dangerous, even for youth


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Health Insurance Companies Charge Vapers Up to 50% More

How else will they regain their losses on you feeling better and using their services less?

Health Insurance Companies Charge Vapers Up to 50% More


Study Finds Raising Taxes on Vaping Increases Smoking

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

Study Finds Raising Taxes on Vaping Increases Smoking


The UK Government Says What the US Won’t: Vaping Is Safer Than Cigarettes

U.S. “emperors” have no cloths, or balls.

The UK Government Says What the US Won’t: Vaping Is Safer Than Cigarettes


No, You Won’t Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China

It’s a question. It’s a VALID question I’ve seen a time or 7, and with reports of production back up, and price gouging with some in the industry…

No, You Won’t Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China


Correlation Virus

Coorelation Virus is found in tobacco CONtrol environments in high concentration, normally mixed with opinion and drivel, it is highly contagious & easily spread.

Please PROTECT yourselves from #CorrelationVirus. Get yourself unindoctrinated immediately. Practice #CriticalThinking.


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Vaping in The News – March 1st, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.


The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.

Pallone thinks you’re stupid ~ House Democrats go full nanny state and pass overkill vape flavor ban ~ How ‘Trickle-Down Justice’ Adds More Hurdles for Returning Citizens ~ STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY ~ Call For Another Retraction ~ The Politics of Vaping ~ Congress’ Proposed Tobacco Ban Would Represent Most Far-Reaching Prohibition Bill Since Ban on Alcohol ~ Do Anti-Vaping Ads and Media Actually Encourage Youth Vaping? ~ Would the PG mist from vaping help to reduce, deactivate, or kill some degree of airborne coronavirus? ~ The ‘Big Kill’


Pallone thinks you’re stupid

I can’t help that Francis Pallone thinks you are stupid. Take that up with him.


Speaking of being young and stupid

Did I ever tell you… there was a… oh never mind.

You Don’t Have to be Young to Be Stupid” – Tales From the Land of Prohibition


House Democrats go full nanny state and pass overkill vape flavor ban

Because it isn’t about… well… yes, yes it is.

House Democrats go full nanny state and pass overkill vape flavor ban


How ‘Trickle-Down Justice’ Adds More Hurdles for Returning Citizens

Oh wait, here’s how Francis deflects his own criminal enterprise with criminal and civil penalties for others, but not him.

Here’s what else #HR2339 had in it that caused a ruckus.

How ‘Trickle-Down Justice’ Adds More Hurdles for Returning Citizens


STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

Back to reality. The house led by pied piper and top nanny-fuss-bucket Pallone had this dropped on his desk the night before.

Highlights:

“Unfortunately, however, this bill contains provisions that are unsupported by the available evidence regarding harm reduction…”

” another provision that raises constitutional concerns “

” The Administration cannot support H.R. 2339’s counterproductive efforts to restrict access to products that may provide a less harmful alternative to millions of adults who smoke “combustible cigarettes.”

“The Administration is also concerned about the constitutionality of a provision…”

“This standard may not satisfy the stringent vagueness test applied to regulations of speech under the Constitution’s Due Process Clause.

“the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting regular surveillance of—and, when appropriate, taking enforcement measures …”

Do you really need to read it? Well, there it is.

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY


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Call For Another Retraction

As if Professor Puff-N-Stuff isn’t embarrassed enough. Well, he certainly is not, and his funding tells him so.

Call For Another Retraction



The Politics of Vaping

That it “is” about politics (and money, and egos) rather than health still, after 5+ years still blows my mind. But, as I wrote late last year, there is a timeline where we went from being decimated to being FACE to FACE with opponents in the White House.

The Politics of Vaping


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Congress’ Proposed Tobacco Ban Would Represent Most Far-Reaching Prohibition Bill Since Ban on Alcohol

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verb: formally forbid (something) by law, rule, or other authority.

Congress’ Proposed Tobacco Ban Would Represent Most Far-Reaching Prohibition Bill Since Ban on Alcohol


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Do Anti-Vaping Ads and Media Actually Encourage Youth Vaping?

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Do Anti-Vaping Ads and Media Actually Encourage Youth Vaping?


Pelosi Has to “Whip” Votes to Pass Flavor Ban

Jim McDonald explains Nancy’s sternness.

Pelosi Has to “Whip” Votes to Pass Flavor Ban


Would the PG mist from vaping help to reduce, deactivate, or kill some degree of airborne coronavirus?

From someone I trust exclusively, Chris Price answers this pressing question.

Would the PG mist from vaping help to reduce, deactivate, or kill some degree of airborne coronavirus?


The ‘Big Kill’

I can’t think of anything better to end this edition with than this, with our friends Dr. Brad Rodu joining Brent Stafford as they go down the rabbit hole with “Glantz Study Scandal & Truth Behind Smoking Death Rates”… lend your eyes and ears.

The ‘Big Kill’


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Vaping In The News – February 22nd, 2020

VITN covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


Vaping Prohibition is On the Table in Congress ~ I dare you to click on this ~ Nicotine science and policy Q & A ~ Virus hammers vape producers – and taxes boost smoking ~ Flavored tobacco bans lead to unintended consequences ~ Professor Puff-N-Stuff is a retracted idiot ~ Trump’s Good Idea: Get Drug Regulators Out Of Vaping ~ Did Somebody Leave the Gaslight On? ~ IQOS Heat-Not-Burn Products Are Drawing Smokers Away from Cigarettes ~ Did FDA Create a Regulatory Loophole for Puff Bars? ~ Did the government just contract Disney to advertise to children? ~ When a politician’s lips are moving:


Vaping Prohibition is On the Table in Congress

I seem to remember saying, tweeting, and blogging about regulations, restrictions, taxes, and bans. Repeatedly. Redundantly. Ahhh… but I repeat myself repetitively.

Vaping Prohibition is On the Table in Congress


Nicotine science and policy Q & A

WELL worth the lengthy read. Why? Don’t question me!

Nicotine science and policy Q & A


I dare you to click on this…

Pro tip to legislators: Behind closed-doors agenda agreements should come BEFORE a vote, not during. Because I adore it so much, I tend to use the word (or variations) of “clusterfuck” sparingly. Here’s fuckwittery and clusterfuckitry in action – in front of a camera.


Virus hammers vape producers – and taxes boost smoking

I thought he’d sold his soul at least twice, but now, I present to you, THE Fergus Mason.

Virus hammers vape producers – and taxes boost smoking


Flavored tobacco bans lead to unintended consequences

A.J. Moll. In the flesh. Well, in the electronic flesh:

Flavored tobacco bans lead to unintended consequences


Professor Puff-N-Stuff is a retracted idiot.

If he’s lied about this one, imagine the need to go over ALL of his “work”. You can pick one from many, they’re all my favorite:

Journal Retracts “Unreliable” Glantz Study

Junk study on vaping and heart attacks retracted

American Heart Association Journal Finally Retracts Study

Junk Vape Heart Attack Study Pulled – But Damage is Done

Journal retracts hotly contested paper on vaping and heart attacks



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Trump’s Good Idea: Get Drug Regulators Out Of Vaping

I have a special place in my heart for those in public health actually doing the work they are supposed to do. Here’s Sally Satel:

Trump’s Good Idea: Get Drug Regulators Out Of Vaping


Did Somebody Leave the Gaslight On?

Don’t think for one second this tactic isn’t being abused, common practice and used well in the dark recesses of government… see what I did there…

Did Somebody Leave the Gaslight On?


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IQOS Heat-Not-Burn Products Are Drawing Smokers Away from Cigarettes

“I’m for whatever works for the informed consumer. Patch, gum, Heat Not Burn, vaping, snus, acupuncture, books, hypnosis, counseling, etc. Do I “like” them all? No. It’s not about or me, or what “I” like. What may work as a choice for a consumer is first.” ~ Me.

IQOS Heat-Not-Burn Products Are Drawing Smokers Away from Cigarettes


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Did FDA Create a Regulatory Loophole for Puff Bars?

As always, Jim McDonald goes above and beyond.

Did FDA Create a Regulatory Loophole for Puff Bars?


Wait, did the government just contract Disney to advertise to children? I’m not giving you the link in Jerry’s tweet. I’ll let you decide if you will do that all on your own.


When a politician’s lips are moving:


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Vaping In The News – February 15th, 2020

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


Attempt to Create a New Tobacco Agency Will Not Work ~ A New Vape Agency for America? ~ Could tobacco cure coronavirus? Don’t laugh. ~ Smokeless Tobacco Users Are Not Dying from Diseases Associated with Smoking ~ Michelle Minton, FOIA Times Two ~ The CDC IS To Blame ~ What You Should Know About E-cigarettes and EVALI ~ New Study Suggests Raising Taxes On E-Cigarettes Could Encourage Traditional Smoking ~ The Effects of E-Cigarette Taxes on E-Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Product Sales: Evidence from Retail Panel Data ~ Think banning flavours will stamp out youth vaping? Think again


Attempt to Create a New Tobacco Agency Will Not Work

E-cigarettes should not BE tobacco products, but, I’m not in charge. That said, on National Tobacco Day, they were deemed tobacco.

In accordance with put your thinking caps on, there are reasons to link certain topics of importance. (Aside from the VITN rules!)

Attempt to Create a New Tobacco Agency Will Not Work

A New Vape Agency for America?

Where there’s one point of view, there’s always another. Whether you see the point in the 1st link, or notice something Dave Cross has to say below, this is a topic higher on the list than some would like it to be. Put your thinking caps back on!

A New Vape Agency for America?


Could tobacco cure coronavirus? Don’t laugh.

I couldn’t have predicted this coming across your eyes… but here we are… go on, it won’t hurt you.

Could tobacco cure coronavirus? Don’t laugh.


Smokeless Tobacco Users Are Not Dying from Diseases Associated with Smoking

Dr. Brad Rodu. Period.

Smokeless Tobacco Users Are Not Dying from Diseases Associated with Smoking


Michelle Minton FOIA Times Two:

The CDC Is to Blame For More Americans Than Ever Being Misinformed About Vaping and E-Cigarettes

Ya think? I do.

The CDC Is to Blame For More Americans Than Ever Being Misinformed About Vaping and E-Cigarettes


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What You Should Know About E-cigarettes and EVALI

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What You Should Know About E-cigarettes and EVALI


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The Ponzi Scheme:

Alright, fine. That’s not the title. But that’s the goal.

The Effects of E-Cigarette Taxes on E-Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Product Sales: Evidence from Retail Panel Data

“We simulate that for every one standard e-cigarette pod (a device that contains liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes) of 0.7 ml no longer purchased as a result of an e-cigarette tax, the same tax increases traditional cigarettes purchased by 6.2 extra packs.”

There’s a PDF within.

The Effects of E-Cigarette Taxes on E-Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Product Sales: Evidence from Retail Panel Data


New Study Suggests Raising Taxes On E-Cigarettes Could Encourage Traditional Smoking

Of course it will, and it is in strict accordance with that pesky contractual government Ponzi Scheme called the Master Settlement Agreement.

New Study Suggests Raising Taxes On E-Cigarettes Could Encourage Traditional Smoking


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Think banning flavours will stamp out youth vaping? Think again

Our friends in Canada:

Think banning flavours will stamp out youth vaping? Think again


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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

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Consumers:

Vape Radio

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin



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