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Can you quit smoking with patches and gums?

Quit smoking patch gum

CAN you quit smoking with patches and gums?

Are attempts with these quit smoking products successful? Can you find success rates for them? Do they work? Can you quit smoking? I’m sure there are a few who will say yes. I say it is a deceptive practice to say you can.

In fact, the practice is on the smoker with an average of THIRTY tries.

That’s right.

“Understanding that for many smokers it may take 30 or more quit attempts before being successful may assist with clinical expectations.”

Estimating the number of quit attempts it takes to quit smoking successfully in a longitudinal cohort of smokers

To quit smoking with any approved method is a challenge. Why is that?  Can you quit with Nicorette® patches and gums? I asked, not so innocently, for success rates with Nicorette® product(s). I was given an 800 number to get personalized attention.  Has anyone ever thought to ask as they were purchasing their product? I’m always asking silly rhetorical questions. It’s a hobby.


Will quitting be successful for you?

If they were as successful as commercials and graphics are intended to make you “feel” by helping people quit smoking, wouldn’t they say so immediately? Give me something, like a 94% satisfaction rate. 85% of our customers are smoke-free. Repeat the successful rates of the product to potential customers, not the success of repeat customers trying again. Fine, I’m reaching for the perverbial stars, I suppose.


I’m guessing a 7% success rate.

What are success rates for Nicorette® patches and gums? I don’t know. Nicorette® evidently doesn’t either. It is that time of year, with New Years Eve coming up, ads will be convincing you that you can succeed. Keep trying. Do your best. Their subtle guilt trip illusions are coming.

I asked  “What are the success rates with your product” directly to Nicorette®,  made by Glaxo-Smith Kline on Twitter. I didn’t think it would be a hard question.

Not that Glaxo-Smith Kline would ever do anything to deter any other method of…..


Can you quit smoking?

People spend hours looking up the reviews on the latest appliance they’re thinking about purchasing, but spend 30 seconds deciding on an “approved” method, because you know, if it isn’t an approved method, it must be (bad, dangerous, unproven, deceitful, not taxable, pharma’s idea) just plain wrong.

There are times in some smokers lives where they either choose to quit smoking, or because of various reasons, want to quit. In my instance, I switched to vaping accidentally. I had, however, tried the patches and gums years before and they just didn’t work.

I didn’t even think to ask the doctor about success rates, I assumed they worked. So does the rest of the world. I’d like to see success rates after 6 months, 1 year, heck, call me crazy, 5 years – with relapse rates. (With all that data-driven stuff people like to blab about). Implying that it works isn’t enough any more. Proof by assertion isn’t enough.

How about real world stuff… still waiting.


I’ll direct you here:

Whistleblower sues GlaxoSmithKline over nicotine product

I am guiding you to this by Amy Renshaw from Vanderbilt University:

The Real Story Behind The Nicotine Patch and Smoking Cessation

DO they work? This article stated “the most rigorous long-term study” said no”.

Mine, where, ~dare I say~ patches and gums do not work because you are not addicted to nicotine itself. You are possibly addicted to the other chemicals or chemical reactions within smoking tbacco, but nicotine “addiction” without tobacco simply does not exist. Period.


There is no data or science showing nicotine “addiction” without tobacco and MAOI’s.


It’s like I’m a mind reader… really….

In fact, (added 12/21/17)

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

Then this came up 12/22/17:

Nicotine patches and medications aren’t enough to quit smoking, a study finds

Nicotine is not addictive.


I rephrased my question, at the time of publishing this blog, there was no response.

My guess is a 93% failure rate.

Don’t take my word for it.

The patches and gums “may, could, might” work. I would say percentages of success are 7%, and I’m being very optimistic with that. For your own sanity, call the company and ask them about success rates. Ask your doctor. Let me know how they respond.

Here’s one (2009) with “effectiveness”… (Thanks, Jenny!)

Effectiveness and safety of nicotine replacement therapy assisted reduction to stop smoking: systematic review and meta-analysis

One with the Patch (1993)

Effectiveness of a nicotine patch in helping people stop smoking

What about Zyban or Chantix?

Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers


From my survey:

Taking Chances with Chantix or Zyban to Quit Smoking



One with e-cigs (Thanks, Elaine!)

EffiCiency and Safety of an eLectronic cigAreTte (ECLAT) as Tobacco Cigarettes Substitute: A Prospective 12-Month Randomized Control Design Study

Another with e-cigs (Thanks, Jenny!)

Electronic Cigarettes As a Smoking-Cessation Tool

Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical Smoking Cessation Aids (Thanks, Skip!)

“pharmaceutical aids for smoking cessation, despite strong evidence for efficacy from randomized trials, have not been effective at increasing successful quitting”

Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical Smoking Cessation Aids in a Nationally Representative Cohort of American Smokers




I don’t want Nicorette feeling singled out, I also asked Pfizer quite a while ago:


 

Added 01/01/18

Smokers Willing to Try E-Cigarettes More Successful at Smoking Less, Study Says




Ask your government, they’d tell you, because they care, that every try counts.


Speaking of timing

Here’s Carl V. Phillips with his latest timely post over at The Daily Vaper:

Science Lesson: Smoking Cessation Is Not Medical Treatment

 

You can see here what the FDA charts with all “approved” methods here:

Table Data: FDA Approved Drug



Added 2/01/2018

Easiest Way to Quit Smoking

This is pretty awesome.

Not only does this wonderful company love you as a group, they are also ready to give you their “personalized attention”.

Easiest Way to Quit Smoking


Added 6/14/2018

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

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



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Organized Crime Heads Applaud FDA’s Decision To Reduce Nicotine

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Is combustion reduced?

Will health benefits increase?

Are other ingredients reduced?

Will this cause more casual smokers?

Can you define “minimally” or “non-addictive”?

Is this nothing more than prescribing smoking?

What is being added to tobacco to reduce nicotine?

When Dr. Gottleib, head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement to reduce nicotine and keep tobacco burning, health criminal organizations immediately applauded the plan to continue tobacco use.

Speculation over future profits is keeping some barely contained in their excitement.

Since the announcement to lower nicotine in cigarettes, health organized crime heads have rallied in support in the plan, some calling it a “game changer” between bites of cannolis.

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather

The goal? Leave the nicotine, keep the tobacco.

That’s the important, and profitable part.

Loan sharks are circling the wagons, they want their money back.


 


manipulation

The Plan

For this to work, there must be a strong and unbreakable criminal network and respect for the groundwork criminal element already  established between the drug companies and public health, even if was before you were born, and specifically if you don’t understand it.

Everyone must agree that nicotine is addictive and dangerous. Decades of a foundational and profitable lie is at stake for everyone, even when nicotine isn’t addictive without tobacco. No one wants to be embarassed.

People could get hurt.

“There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather


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Dr. Gottlieb

He himself is a fan of tobacco. Big fan. Smoking promotion is big business when it’s technically illegal for tobacco companies to advertise themselves. The government does it for them.

I can’t imagine he read this opinion piece he linked, it was written by a history professor with writing skill and knowledge of a cat in heat, or at least worse than mine. Among other things, it stated:

“Smokers would be able to start or quit at will, without suffering the robbery of choice that defines addiction.”.

Keeping tobacco and trying to redefine it as nicotine, is a game.

He and fellow criminal, Mitch “Two-Butts” Zeller wrote a long and boring letter and *surprise*, it got published as gospel in the New England Journal of Medicine.

It does sound convincing.

“A nicotine-limiting standard could make cigarettes minimally addictive or nonaddictive, helping current users of combustible cigarettes to quit and allowing most future users to avoid becoming addicted and proceeding to regular use”


The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

“Let’s make it happen”

“Lets move forward” – note, take the nicotine out and consider the other EIGHT ways in tobacco, the ingredient they’re allegedly against in their “informative” and graphic below of the other acceptable ingredients that will remain untouched.

Good move” “should act quickly

Those cigarettes won’t smoke themselves.

Positive reinforcement by a political front group: Keep smoking

 


Action on Smoking & Health.

They call continued tobacco use a “real public health power move“.


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Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative®, publicly applauded the move to keep tobacco, in fact, strongly – as shown below.


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The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

They want to make sure you didn’t miss it: “ICYMI” In case you missed it.

I’ll quote our dear friend, Agent Ania who is screaming from her resting place,

“Quelle surprise”


Michael Eriksen

As the Former Director – CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, current Dean and Regents’ Professor, Georgia State School of Public Health and part of Tobacco Atlas, Mr. Eriksen believes “deeming was so important”.

The mis-step in this and other “assessments”, is to reduce the harm caused by tobacco would be, according to all the experts, eliminate the tobacco, not endorse it.

You think he’d know better, but nobody’s paying attention.

As tweets go, Mr. Eriksen can be “non-committed” and just report the tweet as if…and just quoting the story  – failing credibility is of no concern.


UCSF

With a broken cigarette, it’s “intriguing”.

 


Dr. Tom Frieden

#Skippy, the Former circus act at the Centers for Disease Control director and Former New York Mayor Bloomberg muppet – thinks continued tobacco use could save millions. It’s “important”. He’s trying to pretend he’s a rebel within by the subtle “If it happens”, and the clever hashtag #tobaccokills is almost as adorable as his efforts when he was in charge. Do as you’re told, #Skippy.

Speaking of Bloomberg

“The Editors” at Bloomberg calls it “A smart plan”. To promote tobacco.

Keep the tobacco. Catching on?

Take the Addiction Out of Smoking


cigarette burning

Not supporting it.

 

“…don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever.”

– Michael Corleone, The Godfather

 

While I don’t agree that “people need to stop smoking” as stated below by the American Council on Science and Health, smoking is a personal adult choice, I am not surprised this is the only group making a bit of sense.

Despite my reservation, ACSH is standing alone as it speaks out against the criminal acts unfolding with what is known as common sense. They even went as far as stating nicotine is “harmless”. Finally, truth.

ACSH is the only one I’ve found so far.

Imagine that…

So far I haven’t seen the Body Parts Orgs™ (© David Goerlitz) say anything.

I’m waiting on the Heart, Lung and Cancer criminals to make their decision as to which way they’ll roll.


It isn’t like it hasn’t been tried before in 1989:

The ultra-low-nicotine cigarette is the latest entry in an increasingly feverish race among tobacco manufacturers to stop a decline of 2 percent a year in cigarette consumption in the United States.

Tobacco industry executives say the process of removing nicotine that Philip Morris used to create the Merit Free is similar to the decaffeination process used on coffee beans.

”It’s a pretty common, patented process that we’re all aware of,” said Douglas Keeney, chairman of C. A. Blockers.

Here

and here….

Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes


In 2008?

Bold is my emphasis:

In summary, a toxicological analysis does not indicate that low-nicotine and nicotine-free Quest® cigarettes have less adverse toxicological effects in the laboratory than conventional cigarettes. This should draw the attention of the consumers and policy makers.

Toxicological Analysis of Low-Nicotine and Nicotine-Free Cigarettes


What is wrong with this approach?

Well, for starters – they’re promoting what they’re pretending to get everyone away from. So they can make more money.


Clive Bates

Here’s what Clive Bates has to say about

Reducing the nicotine content to make cigarettes less addictive

Clive Bates & Carrie Wade:

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes raises all sorts of problems


What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong

“The FDA’s failure, to date, to acknowledge that e-cigarettes not only are safer than combustible cigarettes, but that they are much safer, results in confusion among would be consumers.”

What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong


The FDA’s words and actions do not match

The New England Journal of Medicine published this letter last week. In essence, it is FDA funded propaganda at its finest:

The FDA’s words and actions do not match


Added 9/7/17

Brad Rodu said this in 2010:

Down the Rabbit Hole: Tobacco Control Through Radical Nicotine Reduction

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit

Brad Rodu, always informative & intriguing: as he explains the “game changer” above and the

“$93.3 million in grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the FDA:

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit


Dick Puddlecoat

“It’s not just questionable, it’s insane. One can only assume that the people endorsing it are either corrupt or mentally compromised.”

Very Low Intelligence


Very Low Intelligence

My extremely intelligent friend Paul explains very eloquently why this whole thing is tripe from across the pond:

Very Low Intelligence


Bolton Smokers Club

The USA Intention to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigs


Related

The Myth of ‘Light’ Cigarettes

Lowering Nicotine

Are there other chemicals that cause addiction in tobacco?
MAIO’s? Take a gander at what the U.S. Government themselves say:

Are There Other Chemicals That May Contribute to Tobacco Addiction?


In case you missed these, here are a few of my related takes on the investment the FDA has made on promoting tobacco use the biggest criminal Ponzi Scheme ever conducted on a continual legal basis in the United States.

It’s all about the money, folks, not about health.

A Nicotine-Focused FDA Framework.

Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking

Added 9/3/17:

Prescribing Smoking:

 

Here is the company they are funding, and backing.

I did a bit of digging…..

Um… they’re suggesting PRESCRIBING smoking.

X-22 is the first and only smoking cessation product in the form of a combustible cigarette.

X-22 is a six-week prescription treatment which utilizes Very Low Nicotine (VLN) cigarettes (95% less nicotine than conventional cigarettes) to satisfy a smoker’s craving for cigarettes while separating the act of smoking from the rapid delivery of nicotine.

X-22 Smoking Cessation Aid In Development

Red Sun

This is its American brand sold in more than 600 stores. It is a high nicotine cigarette. It might seem counterintuitive, especially given the health benefits claimed by its very low nicotine cigarettes, but high nicotine cigarettes could have significant health benefits as well.

X-22 has certain advantages:

  • It’s a cigarette, people seem to prefer that

  • It has no side effects, apart from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke

  • It has been proved effective in six clinical trials

22nd Century’s Unique Cigarettes Create Growth Opportunities

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


Added 9/16/2017

The Corruption of Public Health


Added 01/31/2018

The crimes continue… press release is to settle investors minds, in my opinion.

“Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Truth Initiative co-authored a letter to Dr. Gottlieb and the FDA”

FDA Remains Firmly Committed to Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes


Added 02/01/2018

Related via Carl V. Phillips

“There is no reason to believe that lowering the nicotine content of cigarettes will lower their carcinogenicity.”

Are Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Less Likely To Cause Cancer?

Added 02/02/2018

Investors are questioning integrity:

22nd Century – Cutting Through The Smoke And Hype – 75% Downside

 


Added 03/03/2018

Neal Benowitz himself said: (bold is my emphasis)

CONCLUSIONS

1. Smokers regulate their intake of nicotine to obtain the amount of nicotine that they need to sustain their addiction.

2. Spontaneous brand-switching studies suggest that there is no reduc­tion in smoke intake per cigarette, and that any reductions that are seen in brand switchers depend upon whether or not those individuals also reduce their cigarette consumption.

3. Studies of smokers smoking self-selected brands showed a weak rela­tionship between machine-measured nicotine yield and a smoker’s nicotine, CO, or thiocyanate exposure.

4. Considering the overall exposure data for individuals selecting their own brands, there is little reason to expect that smokers of low-yield ciga­rettes will have a lower risk of disease than those who smoke higher yield cigarettes.

That’s all here in

“Compensatory Smoking of Low Yield Cigarettes”


Added 6/21//2018

22nd Century isn’t the “only” one:

Radient Technologies Inc. Files FDA Submission for Reducing Nicotine in Tobacco

ADDED 7/30/2018

Added 7/30/2018:

Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine

Let me remind you of the accolades of lower nicotine:

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

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

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

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

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

238 “non-daily” smokers… what?

👉 over the course of two years...

lowered their smoking by 1.6 cigarettes…

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

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

One of my favorite subjects – covered here and here

This headline calls it “staggering“.

You can check my math here:

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

 


More from me:

The FDA can’t prove nicotine addiction or gateways exist.

Smell that? Tobacco Control Is Imploding.


 

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Smoking and E-cig use among teens is down, again – (Don’t tell Stan)

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Smoking and e-cigarette use is down again. It’s a long standing whine from inefficient tobacco control “experts”, “those damn kids”.

Wait a minute…

Forgive me, I don’t know where my head was at by typing “those damn kids”.

It’s Think Of The Children ™ .

Future income for tobacco control.

There. Clear conscience. I hope we both feel better.



This graphic is just to make you laugh before we can move on.

I’ll wait.

glantz tweet



All set?

Moving on.

Smoking and E-cigarette use is dropping

The last chart I saw (from 2015) showing tobacco use among middle and high school students is below, and smoking rates at the bottom was going DOWN.

Substantially.

Seems in the chart on the bottom, the significant decrease in cigarettes use… was – well, ignored. Instead, it added in in the “overall useage”of tobacco.

Huh. Seems in the chart at the TOP, it increased. That made progress “No significant change”.

Well, after National Tobacco Day, that chart is accurate according to the arbitrary law.

I believe this grapic was made during the Surgeon General’s propaganda tour when I snipped this, so I apologize in advance on the source.

I’m sure they were made by someone much more important than I am before I put my remarks and drivel all over theirs.

I think the source is somewhere, if you can bear to go, in here.

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kids

I’d like to believe the children surveyed in the latest findings are telling the truth to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I’d also like to believe those organizations were truthful in relaying that information to the public. Not sure. You?

Not sure. You? Haven’t seen Puff-N-Stuff metanalyze it yet… for all I know this is cause for children to pick their noses…I’ll move on.

Either way, smoking is down, e-cigarette use (now called tobacco) is down.

  • Down 20% for “any tobacco product”.
  • Down 20% for “any combustible tobacco product”.
  • Down 26% for any “two (dual use) tobacco products”.
  • Down 29% for “e-cigarette use”.
  • Down 33% for “hookah use”.

Imagine taking away e-cigarettes as a choice.

Would any of the other categories have gone down?

I think not.

Between 2013 and 2015, e-cigarette use rose substantially, and then it dropped in 2016…while “experts” were claiming, screaming, yelling and making a general ass of themselves that they are a gateway to smoking. Yeah. About that…  They’ll be making an ass of themselves and taking credit for the lower rates… any minute now.

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Fool me once… keep babbling…. I’ll make it clearer.

Stop that – you’re starting to look silly.

Youth Tobacco Use in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Tobacco 21 crowd gears up and wants to restrict tobacco from 18-20 year olds from having that choice. (E-cigarettes). From Adults.

Now look back up at that chart.

Now look without giggling at this graphic tweet from “well respected” our National Tobacco Control Professor, Stanton “Puff-N-Stuff” Glantz, again. It’s like he’s trying to be convincing and all…

You know you want to.

glantz tweet


Added 8/26/17

“The implications of the rapid rise in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use remain unknown.”

Huh. Unknown. Maybe knowing they’re much less dangerous than conventional cigarettes is a start?

Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.

Evaluating the Mutual Pathways among Electronic Cigarette Use, Conventional Smoking, and Nicotine Dependence.

“most e-cigarette experimentation does not turn into regular use, and levels of regular use in young people who have never smoked remain very low.”

 

Cumulatively these surveys collected data from over 60,000 young people.

Young People’s Use of E-Cigarettes across the United Kingdom: Findings from Five Surveys 2015–2017


“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”

“If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age.

Legislators who say 18-year-olds are not adults are hypocrites

 



Related:

Clive Bates has been saying the same thing since 2013.

We need to talk about the children – the gateway effect examined

It’s also here from the Capital Research Center and Dr. Steve Allen:

Oh, and here:

Vaping Rates Are Falling For Teens Despite Alleged ‘Gateway’ Effect To Smoking

I’ve covered it, among other places, here:

The FDA can’t prove nicotine addiction or gateways exist.


And Dr. Cranfield, who did this

has covered the gatway theory in this video. Well worth the listen


Added 8/26/17

My Data Driven Meta-Analysis: E-cigarettes Cause Less Smoking


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Nicotine Is Not Addictive.

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Nicotine is NOT addictive.

The world has been manipulated into believing that nicotine itself is addictive. It isn’t. Nicotine is not addictive.

Decades of the assertion of nicotine addiction is wrong. Millions of smokers have been lied to. Millions have believed the addictive property in cigarettes is nicotine alone by default or design.

MILLIONS have tried to “quit or die” with “approved” methods.

The assertion of nicotine “addiction” by “public health” is profitable and absurd.


Where IS the PROOF?

Is there proof of the global claim of addiction to nicotine without tobacco?

I decided to challenge that.

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge.

I asked Joe Gitchell (of Pinney & Associates) what he thought:

No one was able to produce any overwhelming evidence of addiction to nicotine without tobacco or MAOI’s.

They didn’t prove themselves right.

It also raised funds with a net total of $560.06 for ecigarette-research.org.


How Can That Be?

Hearing it for nearly three decades, the generation under 50 assumes this claim is true.

Because you’ve been led to believe force-fed information.

Propaganda.

“Tobacco and nicotine are addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.”


nicotine

Wikipedia has a link describing nicotine (in and with tobacco) as

“Nicotine is highly addictive.”

It also states “Nicotine constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco”

“This stimulant effect is a contributing factor to the addictive properties of tobacco smoking.”

Tobacco with all the other chemicals may be “addictive”, but nicotine itself is not.

Do you really believe “.06% up to 3%” is the addictive part with all the other chemicals?

This is a list of what the FDA determines to be the “other chemicals and additives” (or what they consider the “Established List”) in cigarettes.

Are there other chemicals that cause addiction in tobacco?
MAIO’s?

Are There Other Chemicals That May Contribute to Tobacco Addiction?

Here is the “Fagerström Nicotine  SMOKING Dependence Scale”

Answer the questions honestly as a smoker if you smoke or answer the questions honestly now as a “vaper” (or both).  It’ll take one minute to get your answer:

Fagerström Nicotine SMOKING Dependence Scale


Why would there be “manipulation of nicotine” if it “is” the addictive property in cigarettes:

The SECRET and SOUL of Marlboro


Nicotine is NOT addictive.


One, with half a brain might think all those additives in tobacco could be the reason for “addiction”. Well – evidently not. It must be the nicotine.

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A Nicotine Lie Is Born

In 1988, the Surgeon General released this report setting the phrase “nicotine addiction” into anti-smoking and eventually what has become “tobacco control” folklore.

By design, the anti-smoking establishment took a deep manipulative smoke-free breath in unison – and went, yeah, nicotine addiction. We can use that.

Contrived? Absolutely.

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 above is here:

Anti-smoking experts paid by Big Pharma

“Lying about “nicotine” addiction becomes addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.”


Nicotine is NOT addictive.

They Couldn’t Wait To Help

blame

Smoking bans, laws and (bookmark alert) —> anti-smoking groups went berzerk. Patches, gums, etc. were set and soon “in place” to “help” smokers.

Public health, anti-smoking groups now tobacco control “groups” have (used) gotten away with stating nicotine addiction for DECADES, never separating tobacco or all the additives in the manufacturing process (MAOI’s) with a simple proof by assertion, the whole world “believes” very quickly, that nicotine itself, is addictive. Government goes along for the ride.


Please, Keep Smoking

When you wanted to stop smoking, you had it set in your mind via the brainwashing you’ve had most or all your life. Patch. Gum. Approved methods. You take the word of experts who should know better, run to the local drug store or supermart and load up on essentially useless products.

The world of anti-tobacco, pharmaceuticals and government, by design deception, have manipulated public opinion.

Remember above?

“Tobacco and nicotine are addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.”

Proof by assertion:

Proof by assertion, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction. Sometimes, this may be repeated until challenges dry up, at which point it is asserted as fact due to its not being contradicted (argumentum ad nauseam).

There are stats to show how well poorly the patch and gum are helping folks stop smoking at a whopping 93% failure rate here.

Profits from nicotine replacement “therapies” are addictive like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.


Nicotine is NOT addictive.

An Addiction To Revenue

Nicotine gum was around in 1967, but commercially available in 1978.

The nicotine patch came on the market in 1992

The Tobacco Companies Were Right

Shortly thereafter, in 1994, the tobacco companies were put on the spot, in my opinion, to look like villains – to make the public record look as if they were lying, and make the pharmaceutical companies much more profitable.


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Wouldn’t most or all of us, if “addicted” to nicotine alone, have

  • Smoked more and more cigarettes every day to increase our “nicotine” levels?
  • Continually use higher MG patches going up instead of “stepping down”?
  • Chewed copious amounts of nicotine gum until our cheeks exploded?
  • Become “junkies”, gone on crime sprees and lived on the streets?
  • Seen a huge worldwide black market for nicotine gum & patches?

Nicotine is NOT addictive.

Willful Manipulation And Deception

“Experts” willfully, with malice, have the answer – and give you what you’re supposedly addicted to, to help you become free from your addiction.

That, my friend, is business 101 charlatanism defined.

I’ll let you ponder that as I keep typing.

The phrase “nicotine addiction” became profitable by the 1990’s.

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From This:  (Bookmark alert) Big Drugs Nicotine War

“Keeping people smoking by saying replacement “therapies” work is “as addictive as alcohol, cocaine, and heroin”.


Nicotine is NOT addictive.

An Addiction To Lying

ALWAYS referring to tobacco, never without. An alleged expert in her field.


The more you fail at an addiction you don’t have, the more job security there will be.


Nicotine is NOT addictive.

An addiction to “funding”:

(Added 10/01/17)

Organizations claim “free” help. How much does “free” cost?

Losing money:

Sales of Nicotine Patches and Gums Slow as More Smokers Turn to E-Cigarettes to Quit

Losing money:

Smoking Cessation Nicotine De Addiction Products Market to Record a Sluggish CAGR of12.3% by 2025

 


If “Nicotine IS Addictive”

Here’s an example of an alleged “expert” using misdirection.

nicotine

Then – there’s a contradiction. It either IS addictive or it is not.

There’s no “depends”. It makes “experts” look assertive, but uneducated.

nicotine fail fail

To presume, assume, portray and assert the “fact” that nicotine itself is THE addictive ingredient in tobacco is unsubstantiated, contrived and incorrect.

I’ve asked for proof of addiction to nicotine without tobacco. Repeatedly. Replies were either completely ignored, or amusing to some extent.

Without proof that nicotine itself “IS” addictive, it’s not as easy an answer to – lie about.

I looked. Asked politely, and sometimes not so politely. Then I looked some more.

Facebook. Emails.

Becoming a pain in the ass, I’ve asked “important people”. I’ve asked wannabe’s with PhD’s, top experts on addiction.

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“Tobacco control – experts – “, T.V. doctors, the Centers for Disease Control, The Food & Drug Administration, the Surgeon General and even asked Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson on Twitter. I wanted anyone to show proof that – without tobacco – nicotine “is” addictive.

I’ve asked the Lung, Heart, Cancer and other organizations like the American Medical Association. You name it, I’ve asked.

nicotine duh

Not one could produce evidence to show addiction without using tobacco or MAOI’s.

They all say use those approved “cessation” methods.

Imagine my surprise.


Nicotine is NOT addictive.

Multi-Billion Dollar Lies

I asked Mr. Zercher of 22nd Century. According to his Twitter account, he is

“VP BD @_xxiicentury (cig w less nicotine than a tomato? yep), fmr head of #americanspiritcigarettes.”

wrong

He’s done research (funded by the FDA). Surely, with the progress and innovation of creating a cigarette with “less nicotine than a tomato”, he’s done some research. He of all people – he’s got answers.

See, he’s got a cigarette with less nicotine in it. That tells me he’s got evidence that nicotine is the addictive property in tobacco, not the tobacco.

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I covered his portion of the multi-billion dollar, global industry (that I’m still waiting to prove me wrong) here:

22nd Century

I’m also still waiting for you to find it, Mr. Zercher.

Convincing smokers that nicotine is addictive is a multi-billion dollar global lie.


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What I could find

Before the challenge was proposed publicly, I did some homework. Hell, I’ve been doing homework for 3+ years. To really scour the world for addiction to nicotine without tobacco was a task.

Once I published the challenge, I expected to be bombarded with studies, data, science and proof that nicotine, without tobacco – IS addictive. Instead, I was expectedly told to “change the criteria”. Huh.

Why? If it IS addictive – after all these years – where is the data?


With no real assistance or help from the “experts”, I found the following on my own:

This one, with my favorite word “can” and of 18 people, does not show addiction.

Nicotine reinforcement in never-smokers.

Read the title twice before you click this next one….

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

A survey (unacceptable for the purpose of the challenge) showing less than one percent.

Addiction to the nicotine gum in never smokers

Added 9/1/17

(***Thank you** to Coral Gartner)

Patterns of over-the-counter nicotine gum use: persistent use and concurrent smoking.

Added 9/1/17

(***Thank you** to Coral Gartner)

A comparison of the abuse liability and dependence potential of nicotine patch, gum, spray, and inhaler.

Added 9/1/17

(***Thank you** to Coral Gartner)

Nicotine Pharmacology (with tobacco)

I found this as well:

Nicotine self-administration

This is a paywall: (1985)

Physical Dependence on Nicotine in Gum A Placebo Substitution Trial

And “Effects of withdrawal from long-term nicotine gum use” – Psychol Med 1985;15:891-893

Effects of withdrawal from long-term nicotine gum use

Really. With all the “as addictive” claims, why are there so few “sort of” references?

Because nicotine addiction doesn’t exist.

Added 5/12/17:

This one – claims the scientific evidence… but…. seems to reinforce a whole lot of nothing except the assertion…

The scientific case that nicotine is addictive.

Added 5/31/17

This cannot possibly apply to nicotine as a discrete substance even when delivered in a cigarette. The problem with a regular intake of nicotine in a cigarette is all the collateral damage caused by smoking.

Via Harry Shapiro:

Nicotine in the News – 29 May


WHY IS THIS DISMISSED?

Finally, ignored since 2011, Hanan Frenk and Reuven Dar submitted this to the Harm Reduction Journal:

We show that the nicotine addiction model presented in this chapter, which closely resembles its 22 years old predecessor, could only be sustained by systematically ignoring all contradictory evidence.

Their link is here:

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


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Final thoughts.

To question this topic has brought understandably varied levels of criticism among peers, and dismissal due to the assertion of addiction by some professionals without separating tobacco from the equation. I was asked repeatedly to change the criteria.

In giving advice on smoking cessation, the perception of being addicted to “nicotine” itself, then suggesting a “step-down method” with nicotine products is a questionable at best.

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Blaming smokers for “not trying hard enough” and telling them it takes many tries is no longer acceptable.

If it were the nicotine itself, not the tobacco, chemicals and maoi’s introduced to enhance tobacco, there would be merit for these products for cessation.

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“NRT” and cessation devices do not work. Public health and the manufacturers have known this all along and gone along with the illusion. Nicotine Replacement “therapies” are like any other homeopathic or snake oil remedy.

If you are an expert, please – feel free to comment on this blog and prove addiction to nicotine without tobacco.

This is now a perpetual challenge. I’ll wait.


Here’s a list of other valuable resources added as they are found.

The FDA themselves say:

“although any nicotine-containing product is potentially addictive, decades of research and use have shown that NRT products sold OTC do not appear to have significant potential for abuse or dependence.

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

IS Nicotine Addictive?

All You Need To Know About Nicotine

Belief about Nicotine Modulates Subjective Craving and Insula Activity in Deprived Smokers.

Belief about nicotine content in cigarettes can curb cravings

A Good Side To Nicotine

Nicotine – the basics

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

How much nicotine kills a human?

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

Endovasc develops slow release nicotine liposome for angiogenesis: Growing new blood vessels around blocked arteries

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

Nicotine is not valid proof of smoking.

Nicotine as Therapy

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

Diminishing Dependency

Does Nicotine Cause Vasoconstriction?

Nicotine, The Wonder Drug?

The myth of nicotine addiction

Why You Should Use Nicotine (And Why You Wont Become Addicted)

Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm

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

Is Everything We’ve Been Told About Nicotine Wrong?

Nicotine treatment of mild cognitive impairment

Dependence on tobacco and nicotine

Research in Review: Nicotine addiction studied at ETSU

Do additives make tobacco more addictive?

What Does Nicotine Do To Your Body? The answer might surprise you…

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

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

Is Nicotine Bad? 28 Proven Health Effects of Nicotine

Titration Theories

Dispelling Myths about Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine and networks: Potential for enhancement of mood and cognition in late-life depression

Which Is More Addictive, Coffee or Nicotine? If You’re Asking, You Can’t Understand the Answer

 

“Clinically, very few users of NRT become dependent on it”…. page 53.

From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)

Brian L. Carter

Father Jack:


This crossed my eye for reference.

Tolerance, Dependence, Addiction: What’s the Difference?


Addicted to Fraud? Health Care Industry Forced to Return Nearly $2 Billion to Taxpayers Under False Claims Act


Added 5/10/17

Speaking of fraud:

Censorship of addiction research is an abuse of science


Added 5/16/17

I can’t make this stuff up.

“The research, published today (Tuesday 16 May) in the journal Scientific Reports, adds to the Chittka lab’s understanding of how bees – insects with a brain no bigger than a pinhead – can perform complex tasks.”

Nicotine enhances bees’ activity


Added 5/17/17

That study is here:

Attrition during a randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine content cigarettes as a proxy for understanding acceptability of nicotine product standards

 


Added 8/23/17:

Brad Rodu:

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit

Mine:

The FDA can’t prove nicotine addiction or gateways exist.Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking

I decided to email the UCSF college to find “nicotine in humans” in their files. They responded very nicely and referred me to PubMed.

By telling me to put in

Nicotine Addiction (or whatever you’re searching) and adding

( NOT mouse NOT Cigar, etcetera) like below to find anything on human addiction to nicotine, I still got nothing.

Seven items did come up… but…after all that, there was no nicotine addiction, in humans.

I slowly added NOT and the next word, like cigar – or alcohol…. or rat…Huh.

Nice tip and lesson learned.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Human+Nicotine+addictive+addiction+NOT+tobacco+NOT+mao+NOT+smoking+NOT+smoke+NOT+rat+NOT+Mouse+NOT+Mice+NOT+Snus+NOT+Cigarette+NOT+cigar+Not+Dopamine+NOT+Smokers+NOT+alcohol+NOT+drugs


Added 8/30/17

 

Smokers’ understandings of addiction to nicotine and tobacco: A systematic review and interpretive synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research

Added 9/1/17

Here’s a train wreck waiting to happen when “experts” misconstrue tobacco with nicotine:

Cardiovascular Toxicity of Nicotine: Implications for Electronic Cigarette Use

 

Added 9/9/17

Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote

Saw this in a Facebook group I belong to  – from 2012.  An excellent perspective from Gabriela Segura, M.D:

“My aim here is to defend the rights of people who choose to smoke. It may surprise you to know that, while the percentage of the population that smokes has declined in recent years (due to government propaganda), the incidence of heart disease has not declined. The reason, shock! horror! is that smoking is not the real problem to begin with!”

Nicotine – The Zombie Antidote


Added 9/15/17

GOROKH | A Case for Nicotine Use

Added 9/20/17

Don’t let the title fool you…

Science is conclusive: Tobacco increases work capacity

Added 9/21/17

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


Added 9/23/17

“This site was written by a healthcare writer and edited by the former editor of MayoClinic.com as a public service to help smokers make informed decisions”

It also has a section on e-cigarettes.

The Nicotine patch. the facts and advice from real people.


Added 9/29/17

“De-Addiction”

This is more like “de-addiction” to their revenue……….and they don’t LIKE it.

I LOVE it when the disruption is SO blatant and clear… and it’s in print.

Pfft… “de-addiction”…

“This has resulted into implementation of regulations and legislations for drugs and electronic cigarettes, which will further curb growth of the market in North America.”

Smoking Cessation Nicotine De Addiction Products Market to Record a Sluggish CAGR of12.3% by 2025


Added 10/04/2017

Imagine my surprise, when I’m told nicotine content ranges MUCH higher than in cigarettes….that after a “four-year study” that had

“taken a multidisciplinary approach that includes experimental animal models and a range of human studies that examine tobacco product appeal, addictiveness, and toxicity.”

Studies showed low abuse liability for snus

Research Tools to Inform FDA Regulation of Snus


Added 10/18/17

Warning: Nicotine Seriously Improves Health



ADDED 12/25/2017

I’ve got some AMAZING people and organizations I am connected with around the world. This link was shared with me by the New Nicotine Alliance AU. I don’t understand it all, but I get that “nicotine alone” (does) not enhance addiction…. Without tobacco…… or MAOI’s…..

Bold is my emphasis:

Discussion:

The main finding of our study is that nicotine needs the association with an irreversible and non-selective MAOI to induce the same neurochemical modifications as those observed with compounds belonging to the main groups of drugs of abuse (i.e., amphetamine, cocaine, morphine, or alcohol) (Salomon et al., 2006; Lanteri et al., 2008). Moreover, although repeated injections of nicotine alone do not enhance the hyperlocomotor effects of amphetamine or PCA, tranylcypromine pretreatment allows nicotine to induce a robust and persistent cross-sensitization to these two drugs.

Added 01/30/18

“The commercial importance of the ‘’dependence to nicotine’’ dogma”

“This change of heart should normally create the effect of a bomb”

Fagerström Finds His Way To Damascus



Added02/01/2018

“… authors of the study…….envision their work could lead to new non-addictive, nicotine-based treatments for some of the 51 million people worldwide who suffer from the disease.”

Nicotine normalizes brain activity deficits that are key to schizophrenia


Added 3/01/2018

“Some e-cigarette users were dependent on nicotine-containing e-cigarettes, but these products were less addictive than tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than nicotine gums, which themselves are not very addictive.”

That’s here:

Dependence levels in users of electronic cigarettes, nicotine gums and tobacco cigarettes

Also:

Is it possible (Quora Answer)


Added 4/04/18

Nicotine “addiction”

“The effects of nicotine on the brain are similar to those of sugar, salt, exercise, and other harmless substances and events”

“There are so many findings that conflict so starkly with the view that nicotine is addictive that it increasingly appears that adhering to the nicotine addiction thesis is only defensible on extra-scientific grounds.”

Short version:

Nicotine as an Addictive Substance: A Critical Examination of the Basic Concepts and Empirical Evidence

Full version:

Full version is here.


Tobacco Alternative Gums Market: Sales Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast

The usual suspects:

“One of the important growth factors for the global tobacco alternative gums market is the increasing price of cigarettes.”

Tobacco Alternative Gums Market: Sales Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast


Finally, Clive Bates:

Rethinking nicotine – a quiz


Added 5/19/2018:

Milk is not beef, syrup is not wood, barlay and hops is not beer and

“Nicotine might be extracted from tobacco, but not made from it.”

Schrodinger’s Nicotine: Not Derived From Tobacco

Added 6/25/2018:

Click on their link, then a PDF is within:

Are e-cigarettes tobacco products?

Added 6/21/2018

Science

The FDA claims nicotine is tobacco. These people do not.

“notably that e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco or generate side-stream emissions…”

Characterisation of the Spatial and Temporal Dispersion Differences between Exhaled e-cigarette mist and Cigarette Smoke.

Nicotine Resources:

Resources:

International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations: INNCO

Nicotine Science And Policy

New Nicotine Alliance

Global Forum On Nicotine


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:

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

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You can also find me on LinkedIn

You can follow me on this blog!


A Billion Lives

Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics



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E-cigarettes: Smokers, knowledge is power.

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Fear is a lack of knowledge. Knowledge is power. To find valuable information – credible information  – about vaping and e-cigarettes isn’t difficult. You have to know where to look, understand information as it is presented to you, and use it to make decisions for yourself.

To begin your journey, to expand your knowledge, you have places to go.


There are hundreds, if not thousands of personal blogs covering vaping in the research, legislative, political, scientific, and personal arena of e-cigarettes.

Sharing information about e-cigarettes is essential, and for some, a passion to educate others with accurate and forthright information.


One individual (listed) schooled me quickly and privately about nicotine. I was drinking the kool-aid up to that moment and he opened my eyes to the vast and valuable opportunity of learning.

Another individual listed fired me up so much to fight, I started my own blog.

You don’t always have to agree with individuals in “every” instance, but be open minded, take their vantage point and learn.




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How we gain continuous knowledge about e-cigarettes, and what we need to learn via perspective from which it comes, holds weight. Not restrained with “deadlines”, angles or sponsors where there may be bias, individual consumers themselves have skill, direct impact and ability to communicate what needs to be said with vigor and style all their own.

Despite the vast claims “experts” manufacture, we, as individuals, are the experts.




This is an example of a journalist withholding knowledge and information  – from Sarah Knapton – Telegraph’s Science Editor.

It is yet another example of what we’re fighting against as individuals.




Personal bloggers

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These few, for different reasons, have their admirable style and grace. You can find humor, be outraged and find a gold mine of truthful information. Consumers all over the world are looking for the bad about e-cigarettes – just as hard as the good – and tell it like it is.

You can be engrossed in the veracity and tenacity of their views and learn.




Alan Beard

Alan Beard


Bruce Nye

Revelations of a Steam Powered Human


David Dorn

The Sun Also Rises


Deb Iten

Lounge Vapor


Fergus Mason

FergusMason.com


John Summers

GlosVaper


Lorien Jollye

The Exit Door Leads In


Meaghan C.

VapeMeStoopid


Morten Moe

The Vaping Giraffe


Neal Roff

Flow My Tears


Norbert Zillatron

Musings about vaping and science


Paul Barnes

Facts Do Matter


Robert Innes

Brainy Furball


Steve K

Steve K’s Vaping World


Vaping Point Liz

Vaping Point




Tobacco & Vaping

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These folks, in one form or another, are professionals with insight from another land. Clear cut, distinct and informative.

Atakan Erik Befrits

Atakan Befrits


Bernd Mayer

Bernd Mayer – A Scientists View about nicotine and tobacco


Brad Rodu

Tobacco Truth


Carl V. Phillips

Carl V. Phillips: Anti-THR Lies and related topics


Clive Bates


Dick Puddlecoat


Michael Seigel

The Rest of the Story




Writers

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Some, beyond a blog, are impeccable.

Daniel Hall / Vaping First

Daniel Hall


Guy Bentley / Reason

Guy Bentley


Jacob Sullum / Forbes

Forbes / Jacob Sullum


James Dunworth

James Dunworth


Jim McDonald / Vaping 360

Jim McDonald


Jérôme Harlay / Vaping Post

Jérôme Harlay


Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson




You just want facts.

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Chris Price:

EVERYTHING e-cigarette and politics.

Ecigarette Politics


David Goerlitz

This blog is a must read for smokers and vapers.

David Goerlitz, The Former Winston Man


Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos & Team

~They~ say we “need more research”. Well. It’s here.

E-cigarette Research


M.O.V.E.

Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, Scientists. Medical Professionals. Period.

M.O.V.E.


Nicotine Science and Policy

MANY links within, the no-nonsense section of the world for nicotine/science & policy.

Nicotine Science and Policy


Tobacco Control Tactics

See the other side.

Tobacco Control Tactics


Vapers In Power

A political movement in the U.K.

Vapers In Power


Vapers.org.UK

Although the title says “UK”, this is a daily source of news gathering e-cig and tobacco news from around the world.

Vapers.Org.UK



You can go to these resources to expand your knowledge about e-cigarettes.



Final thoughts

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As an example of what is out there, there are many more doing things behind the scenes.

Everyone has a role in fighting – no matter what medium they use. The list of individuals and sites above is certainly not everyone. There are individuals writing and calling politicians, going to meetings. Starting websites. Educating their Doctors. Tweeting. Giving testimonies in court. With every breath you take, find that role.



You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn



More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

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E-cigarette users enjoy 79% success without tobacco

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Success rates with e-cigarettes are much higher than those in charge want to admit, according to their own statistics. I don’t care what the CDC, FDA or the American Heart, Lung or Cancer “associations” and affiliates SAY, I care more about what they’re NOT saying to the public.

Lets say it was your job description, as an expert in tobacco use, tobacco control or anti-tobacco – or pick a title from the various organizations, government or government funded –  to reduce or eliminate smoking. To use the BEST and unbiased information available to do so, to “help” smokers succeed. What a monumental task.

Imagine having to deal with the very people you despise, detest and loathe…a bunch of smokers. Ugh. Put on your nanny cap, now – the detestable souls need your help, advice, encouragement and of course, while you’ve got them, shame them.

Sprinkle in a few knowledgeable phrases like “try harder” and “keep trying” and send them on their way with the approved, “free” yet ineffective patch or gum shown to have, at best, a 7% success rate  – or, if in yourhighly revered by your peers opinion, they’re beyond help – suggest another known and approved prescription from their doctor as if your salary, funding & grants depended on it…

– they’re just addicts. BUT, you know what’s best for those lowlifes.

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NOW, imagine if you claimed you wanted to reduce or eliminate tobacco – to help smokers who want it. It’s all or part of your job description. Only this time you KNOW there’s another alternative – vaping products. E-cigarettes. Now for this exercise you must:

  • Think for yourself
  • Communicate, ask questions to those you’ve encountered already doing it
  • Use google without help from your 7 year old
  • Make informed and educated decisions based on what you know
  • Understand the difference between combustion and non-combustion
  • Understand it is a much less harmful choice.
  • Make determinations from those points above to reach a conclusion
  • Stand up, have some balls and speak out loudly against and directly to your colleagues

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There are professionals – colleagues –  already doing that here.


Remember those bullet points!

Bill Godshall, the Executive Director at Smokefree Pennsylvania – pointed out the astoundingly obvious about a survey conducted where the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded a 2013 Moffitt Cancer Center online survey of 1815 adult vapers (who had a history of daily cigarette smoking, and had smoked for at least a year) finds:

– 79% had completely quit smoking cigarettes

– 1% smoked last cigarette >5 years ago

– 23% smoked last cigarette 1-5 years ago

– 20% smoked last cigarette 6-12 months ago

– 34% smoked last cigarette 1-6 months ago

– 95% were daily vapers

– 29% vaped >20 times per day

– 40% vaped 10-20 times per day

– 30% vaped 1-10 times per day

– 83% vaped non tobacco flavorings

– 17% vaped tobacco flavoring

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460315300174

BUT the authors buried all of these important findings in a table (Table 2), and failed to discus or mention any of these findings in the text or abstract of the study.

To obtain the full text of this study for free, go to
Addictive Behaviors | Vol 52, Pgs 1-126, (January 2016) | ScienceDirect.com
then scroll down and click on the title or PDF of the study
“Gender differences in use and expectancies of e-cigarette users: Online survey results”

At the end of August 2013, Moffitt began the online survey
Moffitt Cancer Center: Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Want to Talk To E-Cigarette Users
with many vapers at ECF participating in the survey (and recruiting others to do so) at
TBO.com : Moffitt researchers want to hear from e-cigarette users

In the summer of 2015, Moffitt announced they received a $3.6 million grant from NIH to conduct this study at
Moffitt Cancer Center: Moffitt Cancer Center Receives $3.6 Million Grant to Study E-Cigarettes

According to Moffitt Cancer Center, this (gender differences among vapers) is the first e-cigarette study authored or coauthored by the study’s Prinicpal Investigator Thomas Brandon
Moffitt Cancer Center: Moffitt Cancer Center: Thomas H. Brandon

So why am I exposing these survey results (instead of the folks at Moffitt who received $3.6 million from NIH and conducted the study)?

And why did Moffitt researchers wait two years, and then bury their findings in a data table of an article that focused exclusively on gender differences found in their survey?

And why didn’t Moffitt Cancer Center issue a press release announcing these survey results?

I strongly suspect the answer to all of those questions is because the study results refute Obama’s DHHS 7 year old propaganda campaigning demonizing e-cigs, and contradict the policy goal of DHHS for FDA to ban e-cigarettes.

This appear to be yet another example of federally funded researchers not wanting to bite the hand that feeds them (and that could feed them very well for many more years). Bill Godshall, Jan 20, 2016



Added 3/12/17

Among those making a quit attempt, use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid surpassed that of FDA-approved pharmacotherapy.

Long-term e-cigarette use and smoking cessation: a longitudinal study with US population



 

Remember those bullet points above.

photocredit flickr 20 lindsayfox

My survey ran from December 2014 to January 2015 and had 7,238 participants worldwide. 2% said vaping products DID NOT WORK.

42% stopped IN ONE DAY.

A total of 75% had success rate with vaping products within a month.

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I allowed comments after each of the 14 questions.

Here are just SOME of the unedited comments from those participants “public health” likes to ignore:

my 1st vape was my last cig
I was a dual user vaping 98% of the time and rarely smoking in the the first half of the past 4 1/2 yrs. I totally quit in August 2013.
Couldn’t find the right style vape now I drip and it’s awesome!
tried medication, zyban, patches, lozenges, patched,,gum spray but vaping was like freedom
I have not smoked a cigarette since, I started vaping. Last cigarette was at 12 pm first vape 2 pm the same day.
As mentioned, I first tried vaping at 18MG in Feb 2014 and mostly vaped but also smoked an occasional cigarette for just over a month. Then I went out for an evening with friends in March, had a fer glasses of wine & ended up asking a friend for a cigarette. This prompted a relapse into smoking nearly all the time with an occasional vape, but it didn’t ‘hold’ me. In May 2014 I was going on holiday somewhere I couldn’t smoke, so I decided to get some 24MG juice in the hope that something stronger might get me through. It did! 🙂 I didn’t miss smoking and didn’t feel edgy or restless due to nicotine withdrawal, either. I actually really enjoyed it.
I smoked rolling tobacco and had deliberately not taken it on holiday. However, when I got back home I did have some urges to smoke it. I had VERY little left in the packet, about 4 or 5 slim roll-ups and I couldn’t quite get myself to bin it, so I 99% vaped and over 3 days had half a roll-up occasionally until it was gone. When it was gone I knew that if I wanted more tobacco I would have to go and buy it. So I made a decision not to. It was a no-brainer! Vaping was much nicer, I felt better already and hadn’t enjoyed the taste of the cigarettes compared to Coconut Caramel juice. It wasn’t a difficult decision, but it was a necessary one for me. To be clear in my own mind that vaping was the way forward for me. I haven’t looked back.
I had tried using the e-cigs 7 yrs ago, and failed…not enough puff to satisfy! then the vaping pens came out! So I decided to try them. Alot more satisfaction, more vapor ! feels much more like an alternative to smoking
Still smoke a bit
The vaping industry didn’t have the technology i needed to feel satisfied until more recently
i never took up vaping to quit smoking
Because when i started i did completely quit forthree months then tried a cig did it back and forth for a few months then im back to no cigs again.
I borrowed from my dad to see if it would satisfy my cravings. Once my starter kit arrived, I switched over immediately.
4 days and I could no longer tolerate cigarettes.
Using too low of nicotine. Tried stopping at 6mg
Same time I started vaping I automatically stopped smoking.
took will power but it works for me
I began vaping to just cut down the number of cigarettes, within one week I was not smoking any cigarettes and have not had one since.
Replaced smoking with Vaping and never picked up another cigarette. That was my Goal and even though tough for the first week, it worked.
I vastly preferred the taste of vaping from my first puff and never got nicotine cravings despite having smoked 2 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day.
in the process of quiting but it’s hard when everyone around you smokes cigarettes and your only allowed to vape in designated areas alongside other smokers who have no regard for you or the fact your trying to quit
true
Quit cigarettes day 1 of vaping.
Stopped smoking as soon as I started vaping.
Made the switch from smoking a pack a day to vaping. No more cigarettes from that day forward.
I told myself I was gonna quit and used my vape instead.
After the first day I never wanted another cigarette. Absolutely no desire to see, smell, or taste one.
Use 0 nic to help weight loss.
Pros & Con’s ???!!!obvious
The pen wasn’t enough got a mvp and kicked smoking
Gave away 4 fresh packs within a week of stopping. Already knew it was gonna work!
Well that 1st week I might have smoked a few cigs but they had me on like 12mg nic. and that just wasn’t strong enough after I switched to 24mg I haven’t touched a cig since.
Because 0 days wasn’t an option
I tapered off to two a day, then quit completely after about a year.
Quit smoking, used e-cigs for 2 weeks, saw my first vape unit and asked what it was. Went online, found a freebie, found a store selling better and upgraded, etc, etc.
I stopped smoking the very minute i began vaping.
I smoked for the first 20 days that I vaped. Still felt I needed that smoke before bed. One cigarette a day. When the pack was empty, I was able to quit completely.
I just liked it more
It took me about a month to completely quit cigarettes and only vape
Because it’s true.
Started vaping, never had another cig.
it took about a week for comparison reasons and vaping won the comparison
I swapped vaping for smoking immediately as soon as I got my kit in the post
Stopped smoking the day I started vaping
I was on vacation and had smoked and vaped two weeks. After the holiday completely only vaped.
I never smoked again since my first E-Cig
I started vaping to help control cravings for sweets, from smelling vapor output by my roommate.
Kept goin back to the damn things.
I was looking for something that helps me to stop smoking, and this was just the answer
See previous comment
Immediately stopped smoking as soon as I filled up my fist atty.
It was a hard transition but I eventually just started vaping
Took about a week to not even want or be able to hit a cig
bought a starter kit battery with clearomizer and tobacco flavoured e-liquid. Tried it for a week the gave up. 3 months later bought a variable wattage device and refillable tank with dessert flavoured e-liquid and quit smoking that day.
As Q4.
I quit smoking within 24 hours.
Was pretty much instant.
As soon as I started vaping I did not smoke a cigarette again.
Quit smoking about a month after starting vaping. When I quit I didn’t smoke for almost a year. Then my aunt died and I had a few cigs. Should of never did that.
In fairness, I stopped smoking the day I started vaping. I had decided to give myself a week to see how it went. Never went back to smoking.
I put 1 week but it was really 12 days, so I don’t feel “one month” really fit.
Took that long to find the right combination of hardware and juice/nic strength/pg/vg) ratio to quit smoking for good.
I wanted to stop smoking all together, so I went in with that attitude and it worked for me.
don’t really understand this question
~ 6 weeks.
For the first week I still smoked the occasional cigarette at times such as great stress and first thing in the morning.
put out the cigarette, turned on the vaper and never looked back
After trying the ecig, never wanted to go back to cigarettes.
Quit smoking right when I started vaping
same day. As a matter of fact, I have a full pack of cigarettes in my drawer. As soon as my pen came in, I quit smoking cigarettes.
I smoked and vaped for about four years. I finally quit smoking two months ago and now only vape.
I was smoking the last pack of the carton I had before I went to strictly vaping.
Both smoked & vaped for the last 2 years until right before Xmas 2014, just couldn’t do without that cig upon waking before going to bed…bought new Vape gear on Black Friday of 2014…totally quit cigs before Xmas of 2014.
Took me awhile to find the right setup and juice.
Smoked and vaped. Decided it was better to use vaping to quit smoking and I did.
About a week then just a couple a day
Cut back on cigarettes by 90% but it took me a whole year before I was ready to give up the last of them.
It took a bit to get comfortable and work my way off the cigarettes but once i started vaping a pack of cigarettes would last 2 weeks.
did both for about a month , then gave up cigarettes altogether.
actually the first vape was no more smoking
Once I had the right gear I finished my fags one night and started using the vape the next day.
I bought a cig-alike to see what the gimmick was with it, and found out that the flavors made vaping enjoyable. I quit smoking without trying because I enjoyed the e cig so much more!
I stopped smoking cigs for 6 months before vaping
See above…I found the transition surprisingly easy
I WALKED OUT OF THE STORE WITH MY SET UP AND I HAVE NOT TOUCHED A CIGARETTE IN 415 DAYS.
It was actually more than one day, but less than a full week.
I actually quit smoking using nicorettes, but hate gum, so switched over to vaping.
I still haven’t completely quit the cigs.
when i got my first ecigarette kit, i stop buying cigarettes. its ben over a year since i purchased cigarettes, and since no longer purchasing i no longer smoke them. i did have a relapse once, and thats because my ecigarette broke that day and i had no backup, so i went and bought a pack of smokes.
I started with low powered cig-alikes which were nearly useless.
Stopped smoking 3 days after I received my starter kit.
About 2 weeks
Tried vaping on and off for 3 years.
Tried cigalikes, unsatisfying, batteries were inconvenient.
Tried ego-t, batteries better but cartridge prone to leaking.
Made switch to vaping with mini Davide tank… No leaks, plenty of battery.
Started vaping 1 month ago, I still have the occasional cigarette but went from 30 cigarettes a day to maybe 1 per day.
The second I made the switch to vaping I haven’t touched tobacco. I had probably 10 full dip cans laying around because vaping helped me that quick.
Set a date to stop and swapped
Vaping was working for awhile until i went on vacation then started smoking again.
I have not smoked since I took my first vape.
See previous comments (Immediate cessation of smoking when started vaping)
Slowly transitioned into it
After the first day vaping I didn’t touch any cigarette for the last 9 months and I will never touch a cigarette again.
I made a firm decision to stop smoking and take up vaping and thus did it.
It took me a month of consciously replacing every cigarette of the day with vaping. And I’ll admit I struggled in that first month. There’s the learning curve of dealing with the equipment and the initial frustration of that coupled with regular cigarette cravings made that first month harder. But once you get the hang of how the equipment works and regularly replace cigarettes with it, it becomes easier.
Still have not completely stopped smoking down to a pack a week
see above
After picking up my device, I took me maybe a week or two to search for flavors that I like in order for me to not pick up a cigarette
I was able to make the switch immediately.
when I stated vaping the best thing you could buy was a small 510 and dakang juices if I could find the juices and rda I have now I would of quit smoking that day
I quit smoking the day I started vaping
It was a transition….
I never looked back, it worked great for me.
The day I started vaping was the day I quit smoking. I had a few cigs here an there at first but the last year no smoke in my lungs what so ever.
I smoked my last cig when I bought my e cig kit
Just wanted to quit cigarettes , caught went away and feel better.
I started with one of the cig a likes. That didn’t work. Then had a couple of 500 egos. Still not satisfying. Finally went to 1100 twist and a spinner. Read a book Easy Way To Quit Smoking. Set a date and quit.
Determined
I stopped smoking on the day I started vaping. Have not gone back.
about 6 months before I went days without a cigarette
About 3 weeks
After I bought my vape and started I never had a cigarette again
Once I started vaping, I knew I was no going back to smoking a real cigarette.
I’m slowly decreasing my cigarettes while vaping
as above
I tried a friend’s e-cigarette 4 or 5 times and then went and got my first setup. Quit smoking cold turkey after buying.
I put out my last cig on my way into the vape shop.
I smoked my last cigarette while putting my starter vape kit together
Because it worked
because it felt like the safer option, and i stoped smelling like a dirty ash tray
5 days smoking while vaping, after that I no longer smoked
smoked my last cigarette the same night my friend let me try his ecig
It took about a week to get off cigs completely
Started vaping with unsatisfactory vaping kit, went back to smoking. Got better equipment and stopped smoking alltogether after a transition period of a few months during which i smoked 1-3 cigarettes per day.
Never felt desire to quit entirely
For me, vaping was not a direct replacement for smoking. It took a conscious effort to quit smoking. Vaping is easier, more cigarette like, than nicotine patches, lozenges, etc…, but it’s not the same.
Because it’s true!
I quit cigarettes and started vaping the same day.
At start i had bad ecigarettes they didnt work as planned and it took half a year to get good stuff
addition: the moment I started vaping, so more like within a minute
It was actually 2 days but that was the hardest part and then I just stopped
I’ve had one cigarette a day since I got my istick. I consider myself quit.
smoked 10 cigs in total over 3 day period before completely quitting
After smoking for so long.. vaping was different and I was still trying to adjust my nicotine intake and needed to gain more knowledge of vaping equipment and other things..
Preferred it right away.
picked up a ecig and never looked back
i started vaping the day after i stopped smoking
i definitly change cigarettes for vaping with first taste e-cig.
28 days.
Quit the same day.
I smoked a few cigs the first 2 days.
see last answer
From second day i started vaping, i have not touched 1 single sigarette
I got my tornado c, delivered in the morning at 0900, put it on charge, added juice, and couldn’t wait till the light turned green. Had my last cigarette at 1100, and then started my journey into vaping at 1200. had one cigarette a week later, to see if i was missing anything, had to stub it out ofter the 2nd toke, as i felt sick.
Haven’t tried it yet
I was a dual user, than just found myself not smoking at all one day
Went from smoking a solid 2 packs a day, to less than 2 packs a week so far.
I didn’t smoke
After a year I gave snus a shot and was able to give up smoking analogues.. I dont particularly like vaping cause it tightens the chest but do vape daily instead of smoking .. i feel much better for it .. my appendages are not always cold all the time and i breath much better
3 days
From the first day I cut down from 40 to eight.
The moment I got my #1 e-cig loaded I gave my cigarrettes away.
I was able to go to complete vaping!
Am still smoking and vaping
Quit smoking when I started vaping
Initially used a fairly basic PVD and although not great, I realised that it had potential. Further research using Internet/YouTube etc., made me realise that there was some really well made and nicely designed products out there using reliable batteries and rebuildable atomisers etc. always sourcing genuine quality eliquids that are manufactured using pharmaceutical quality ingredients – UK and US only and staying clear of Far Eastern sources.
I start vaping when i finish my last tobacco box.
I decided to stop fags and stuck with it by vaping
Smoked and vaped. Blu helped the cravings bit didn’t satisfy. When I went mechanical, I never looked back.
Stopped smoking immediately upon purchasing vApe
Went to sleep a smoker, woke up a vaper. That’s the truth.
Stopped smoking on night of 2-19 and started vaping on morning of 2-20.
I started vaping so I didn’t always have to go outside. Once the technology was good enough, I easily gave up the cigarettes.
i smoked 1 cigarette every morning for the first 4 days
I didn’t need to smoke. I had 2 products which can give me nicotine. I choose the one with the better flavour (I mean my personal vaper)
Easy switch
i stopped fully, and now smoking back 5 to 10 cigs/day, personnal reasons like stress …
from the outset, I changed the snuff by e-cigar
I dual used for about a week, which was my intention when I started vaping. Each day I found myself smoking fewer cigarettes until I decided that I could just quit them out right.
The e-cigarette set was weak.
I quit nearly completely the instant I took my first “puff” of my first e-cig. I quickly began to desire the vaping more than the smoking, and in 2 weeks, I stopped smoking altogether.
I was an early adopter. Around 2007. The products on the market at the time were unsatisfactory.
only power over 6 watts worked, (cigalikes are 1 to 3 watts), now years later my range in 8 to 13 watts
I took 1 cigarette each morning 20 days and the pack was empty. I have not bought cigarettes ever since.
I tryed vaping for the first time in 2009 but the e-cigarettes back than aren’t that good, thats why I started smoking again. Last year I just wanted to try vaping again and I quit smoking within 1 Day. I am a non smoker since 7 months.
It worked. It was easy. My health and fitness very rapidly improved.
Ran out of ecig cartridges, bought cigs and smoked them all, bought cartridges and ran out again bought cigs and smoked half the pack, bought cartridges and then moved up eventually to DIY Kanger products.
start vap et stop smoking in same time
Made the decision to stop 1st of January 2014 and Vape instead, stuck with it
I felt sick after “enjoying” the day first cigarette on day 4.
It only took me 3 days to stop smoking – around 40 cigarettes per day before. Day 1 of vaping: 20 cigarettes. Day 2 of vaping: 3 cigarettes. Day 3 of vaping: 1 cigarette. From day 4 onwards: No more cigarettes!
As above
Had one cigarette in morning after first vape then tried a second and put it out
I stopped smoking with the first use of a vape.
I stopped with my first proper vape kit. ego spinner, kanger& aspire c5. If you include cig a likes I tried one vapourlites? a month prior for a few hours had a bad experience (PG) & smoked along side.
Ordered stronger nic% flavoured disposal flavored shiaha e sticks for a better idea, as low budget a kits a big step all NRT & even cig a likes were no use, so was cautions.
Thought ok maybe I can do this IF i get the flavour right I wanted strong, coffee seemed.to be my most successful hours without cigs, over a 2 day trial.
So few months on I got the real deal, expecting id trail off gradually. But the fkavour& delivery was perfect. Daily I stare at my emergency cig in my car & an unopened pack at home and know Ive won. Sounds silly but in life Ive had addictions and know Ive finaly conquered them when I display them at home & laugh at them daily.
I quit cigs the day i started vaping.
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I think it took me a long time to stop smoking as well because the initial ecigs that I tried were not very powerful.
Went straight from smoking to vaping
That’s all it took to convince me I finally had an alternative to tobacco.
od razu zaczęłam wapować i rzuciłam palenie
I had a transitional period
Good advices on devices and liquid are VERY important to completely stop smoking! Even crucial.
At the beginning, I bought “the bad e-cig” ; misfit i mean. Then, I found a shop that had “knowledge” => i completely stopped smoking since this day…
I enjoy my personal benefits of vaping or smoking when I feel each is appropriate for my special needs
As I told you, there were two ocassion in which I run out of e-liquids and I used real tobacco. Just those two.
It works for me
For many years I tried to quit smoking but failed. I tried patches and gum on several occasions but I continued to smoke while using them. Then on 1st November 2013 I bought an ecig starter kit. I smoked my last stinky that evening the following morning I filled the carto with 24mg tobacco flavour e liquid and I have not looked back since…. 🙂
I quit smoking for 3 years. Then my wife and friends started vaping. I tried and have been hooked.
After a year of quitting I slipped back into the bad habbit but wanted a way out.
tryed a 510 cig a like did not do the job about 8 months l8er got a mod did the job
I still smoked for one week whilst vaping just out of habit but soon realised I did not need both
I literally quit cigs overnight with an electronic cigarette
I enjoy it
Did start earlier, but with bad matérials & no nicotine juices. ( Nicotine is forbiden in e-cig juices in belgium )
I started vaping with the intention of cutting down on smoking to save money and just haven’t felt like smoking since I first vaped.
I still do both, but cut down on cigarettes massively and use the vape to get my nicotine
I selected didn’t work but that’s a little unfair as i havn’t been at it long enough yet
45 days exact and certainly more to come.
I still smoked when drinking a beer, now I got used to vape while I’m drinking it.
I have been able to quit smoking completely since a brick and mortar vape shop opened in my town, before when my batteries died or I needed more e-juice I would give up and start smoking while waiting for my supplies to arrive in the mail
Inmediatly
The truth
Had to start using NET’s to quit tobacco
I was still smoking for abt a week when I started vaping but a lot less
Mixte vaping and smoking before pass to vaping only.
I tried about five years earlier didn’t work then decided to quit and start vaping at same time
Previous answer explains
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I took a day or two to get the vaping techneque right. Then thought I’d see how long I could go without a cigarette and I’m still vaping.
Stopped smoking and started vaping directly
I had one smoke after I started vaping and found the taste of tar and ash disgusting.
but again, still smoking tobacco in my joints.
Intention was to use vaping instead of smoking
Was vaping and smoking for around 10 months, cutting down the cigs and vaping more during this time then came off the cigs completely.
i am still vaping
See above answer
2 days exactly
Loved it right away
Still occasionally smoke
Had the wrong equipment for me, Once i found everything I needed it was simple
I vaped exclusively since day 1 of using a PV
The same day I started vaping, I quit smoking and haven’t looked back.
I started vaping the cigalikes the same day I gave up. But have since moved onto mods now as far more enjoyable.
EVOLUTION DE LA VAPE EN ARRETANT PROGRESSIVEMENT LA CIGARETTE
See answer on Q4
Started vaping at noon and I had one cigarette in the afternoon. The day after I had one cigarette.
It took me a week to transition fully to vaping.
I am slowly weaning myself off of analog cigarettes
Smoked and vaped until I ran out of tobacco (rolled my own and had some left over).
I quite the same day I got it!
Started to vape in the middle of February with 1 or 2 cigarette a day. Definitively quit smoking at the end of February
like i said above 🙂
during this period I reduced by half my smoke consumption with the vape
2 years, becoz carto, CE5, ego 650, or other stuff wasn’t addapted for me
a period during which one wonders if the vapotage for me.
(sry im french)
Ha-ha
Ok I get it, it’s just a non-optionnal to have that stupid “oh explain me something useless to explain” box ?
I still smoked some cigarettes after I started vaping, but promptly, I was skipping more cigarettes without noticing.
Fue empezar a vapear y como mi intencion fue la de dejar los analogicos no me costo.
vaping was an immediate success, even with those antique lookalikes
One of the reasons I’ve encouraged so many other people to vape is because I “accidentally” quit smoking with my first e-cig without any effort at all. Transitioned from 30+ a day down to 1 or 2 a day in about a fortnight, dropped to an occasional cigarette (1 or 2 a month) after that for almost a year but stopped altogether after I realised there was absolutely NOTHING I liked about them any more.I actively enjoy vaping much more than I ever did smoking.
last cig 1 hour bevore vaping first evod with 9 mg
I always felt nothing could replace cigarettes and i enjoyed smoking but did not enjoy the chemicals, smells etc that cake with smoking. My local cape shop helped educate me in alternative products, tanks, batteries and flavours and how to combine all of this into a more pleasurable experience that gives me the same satisfaction of smoking but in a healthier environment.
Before today’s mod’s the fabrics were terrible.
I havent smoked since my first vape.
5 weeks of slowly cutting down on the amount of smoking. Until smoking was quit altogether.
I started using “ciga-likes” from the gas station, but it wasn’t enough. Once I found a mod/tank setup I liked, I stopped smoking.
First Gen. (cigalike) didn’t quite do it for me, and would have the odd sneaky rollup out of desperation.
I bought my aspire pen type before lunch. Had lunch and smoked pipe, once charged I started vaping and didn’t bother with my pipe after that.
see above.
I first tried a disposeble cig-alike and then bought a battery and clearemiser (and liquid). Never wanted a cigarette since.
see last question
After a few days, my cigarettes started to tast bad.
I quit tobacco use overnight
3 days… the time to finish the cigarettes i had with me.
On the first day I stopped smoking.
I quit in 4 days
Had my last smoke on the way into the vape shop. Left with an ego kit and haven’t had a cigarette since.
It was a spur of the momment decision one saturday afternoon and i have not touched a stinky again
Stop smoking the day I started to vape
it was between 1-2 months before i decided change smoking with vaping.
I no longer had to go outside to get my nicotine since the smell is much more tolerable than with tobacco smoke.
I decided to give vaping a chance. Carried my baccy tin for a couple of days “just in case” but never needed it
I got my first ecig in October 2008. The hardware wasn’t that good then so I found I still needed to smoke some cigarettes. Over the next 10 months I got better devices until I could completely switch in August 2009.
I did not try to quit, I just wanted to reduce but I prefer vaping to smoking.
It was that obvious that this would work.
Well, i smoked in the morning before i bought the vape maschine my last cigarette.
see comments on above question
I bought a cheap ego kit and stopped straight away.
After the second day Vaping i smoked less and after the 3th day i stopped smoking cigarettes and only Vaped
Once I found Snus, I was able to get off the ciggies altogether and just Vape and use Snus when needed
First fape i was hooked, haven’t had a ciggie since.
Took 3 days to change over completely.
Was looking for a way to quit, but didn’t know how.
Have tried everything..
5 days actually.
As I stated above, it was instant, there was nothing left to lose.
Thought it would help me cut down on the amount of tobacco cigarettes I smoked. Liked it so much I stopped smoking cigarettes all together.
We wanted to transition into quitting so vamped and smoked then chose a quit day.
I had already stopped smoking before I started vaping.
It’s an on going process..
Tried vaping out of curiosity, not to quit smoking. Found that I smoked only a couple of cigarettes a day. After 2-3 weeks decided there was no point and stopped having those couple a day.
as above
I only used the ecig for a week and use it now very rarely. I take it with me when I’m around heavy smokers
Vaping is not legal in many countries
i just stopped smoking and started vaping



Skimmed to here? That’s fine – I may have as well – there are THOUSANDS more testimonials collected here, including mine, by consumers at CASAA

Not convinced? More here from Clive Bates:

Vaping testimonies


Read what Dr. Brian Carter (CASAA Director of Scientific Communications) says:

Public Health’s Truth Quandary

Read what Dr. Michael Siegel (Dr. Siegel – Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health ) says:

You Can’t Identify Potential Benefits of E-Cigarettes if You Only Look for the Risks: The Flaw in Current E-Cigarette Research


If you’re incapable of understanding anything above, go here.

If “your job” is about reducing tobacco use worldwide:

DO some research HERE.


Call, email or visit one of these organizations

JOIN M.O.V.E.


Reject the claim that “nicotine is tobacco”. It is unacceptable. Nicotine is not addictive without tobacco and MAOI’s – period. So, it is not about nicotine.

Don’t use children.

Despite the Surgeon General’s “report”, smoking and vaping is DOWN.

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Don’t use regulations or taxation.

Don’t use the phrase “we need more research“.

Stop deterring smokers who need proper information.

STOP withholding information to consumers.

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Use your head. Otherwise, you’re promoting smoking. Period.



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A new report finds that people who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking are twice as likely to be successful. The analysis was carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority as part of a study on the cost-effectiveness of aids to help people quit smoking. Every year the HSE pays out an estimated forty million euro in providing aid for smokers trying to quit. This includes offering support and paying for GP visits and treatments

That is here:


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From July 2016:

New study: 6.1 million Europeans have quit smoking with the use of electronic cigarettes


Added 01/26/17

From Christopher Russell, Ph.D.

Successful Vapers Survey 2015


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E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

E-cigarette NEWS you can use… Monday thru Friday

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Dear President Obama, E-Cigarettes Have: The Poll Results Are In.

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Dear President Obama:

To the top man in the United States. I am not sure of your status at the moment after a recent released photo, but you are a former or current smoker.



I created this poll with you in mind. I wanted you to see what people think and have to say about their e-cigarette and how it effects them.

Answers ranged from saving lives, giving new hope to cancer survivors and everything in between, I implore you to BE the example globally, I hope you will take a stand in your Presidency and make a change for the better in the deciding factor on e-cigarettes as a safer alternative away from tobacco.

SPEAK Mr. President. Lives are at stake.

I’m briefly going to tell you why.


This very battle, this very issue, Mr. President, the issue over the safety, the effectiveness and the reliability of e-cigarettes may be questioned in your “Former” President years with deeming regulation closing in from the F.D.A.


As I am positive and completely sure you are aware, The tobacco control world is mostly against this device and would like to regulate it. Tax it. Ban it in some instances.


Taxes are already occurring across the country “like tobacco” because of falling funds/taxes from cigarette sales dropping faster than you can drop your smoke when you hear the First Lady coming around the corner.



If nothing else raises your eyebrow and clears the smoke from your eyes, this should:

There is a responsible group of Professional, Medical, Health, Research and Tobacco Control Experts worldwide

who are well aware of the benefits of e-cigarettes over tobacco.

They are called M.O.V.E. and

they are found here at M.O.V.E


To completely clear, there IS research.

It is here. It is available, and is simply ignored by many.

It is found here at ecigarette-research.org


Here are the results from this poll.

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I urge you once again to understand and assess the irresponsible impact both the Centers For Disease Control and Dr. Tom Frieden’s actions may cause with current smokers. They may believe the myth that e-cigarettes are the same.


I implore you to make this an intricate part of the end of your 2nd term legacy as President.

To help curb tobacco use with a positive impact e-cigarettes have for smokers to reduce or eliminate their tobacco use, both for themselves and the way it will influence future generations away FROM tobacco.


The following three comments are from the poll:

Vaping products can not only save the Country money, it creates employment and we know that is needed badly. E-cigarettes have many benefits for the families of smokers through all economic social groups, the big one is less lung disease. More money in in the cookie jar for incidentals, children are feed healthier as less money needed for smokes, no more children sitting in smoke filled rooms. The list goes on far to long. Mr. President help save your people and help fix a portion of the economy, free vaping products to the open market, control the negative communities so all can see the benefits and we all may see an end to smoking in our lifetime

E-cigs are life-savers. They have got to remain freely available, as must the e-liquids for them, yes, including all those wonderful flavors that help so much with quitting smoking. Anything else makes a travesty of the claim to be truly interested in the public’s health

Vaping was the only way I ever actually WANTED to quit smoking. Stop forcing people back onto deadly cigarettes. Its like the war on drugs starting all over only its against nicotine the least addictive part of cigarettes! But they forgot to ever mention that. I couldnt even walk up stairs without being winded & now i can run. I can vape & not smell. I will never smoke again regardless of what happens because im off your chemical cocktail sticks. Why arnt we simply alloud to be happy? We have made serious progress against smoking the government should be aplauding us. Not trying to kill us. This isnt my america. Stop killing & start helping. #vapingsavedmylife



These were the answers: Note, one person chose “It did not work for me”.

Given me freedom from tobacco 227 8.37% 8.37%

Been the only way off of tobacco despite using other “approved” methods”

218 8.04% 8.04%

Need to be kept widely available

216 7.97% 7.97%

Changed my life

212 7.82% 7.82%

It’s NOT tobacco. Should not be regulated as such.

193 7.12% 7.12%

Vaping Saves Lives

193 7.12% 7.12%

Improved the Quality of Life for the people around Me

181 6.68% 6.68%

The potential to almost eliminate tobacco use worldwide

175 6.46% 6.46%

Saved my life

173 6.38% 6.38%

The ability to reduce tobacco use worldwide

171 6.31% 6.31%

Helped my health issues have subsided or gone away.

167 6.16% 6.16%

Saved me a fortune, with the added health bonus .

155 5.72% 5.72%

Given me pleasure

145 5.35% 5.35%

Nicotine for me

140 5.16% 5.16%

I am working my way to no nicotine

118 4.35% 4.35%

No Nicotine for me

16 0.59% 0.59%

Allowed me reduce tobacco use with e-cigarettes, I am a dual user

8 0.3% 0.3%

I am also a throat cancer survivor, Vaping eased in quitting tobacco

2 0.07% 0.07%

Not worked for me

1 0.04% 0.04%

These were more comments:

 I totally quit smoking and vapeing
 
It adds jobs to the job market, and positively affects the economy.
 
 
45 years smoking, 2 years Vaping, smoke free
 
 
Helped me meet an amazing community of people.
 
 
vaping made it possible for me to quit after 30+ yrs!!
 
 
gave me freedom over cigarettes
 
 
no ugly cigarette butt liter
 
 
Been 7 months with no cigarette. Nothing I’ve ever tried has worked until now.
 
 
I have beaten tobacco!
 
 
53 year smoker who had totally given up even trying to quit. 4.5 years quit now
 
 
No longer believe in the creditability of the FDA or CDC.
 
 
Hopefully breaking chain of smoking cigarettes in my family, My doctor on board
 
 
Extended my days on this planet by 13 months so far. Help us save another life.
 
 
former smoker for 25yrs


A new survey is brewing , stay tuned, and as always….

Keep on #Vaping ON!

Kevin

Dear President Obama: Tobacco Use & Ecigs. CDC Director Tom Frieden

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(President Obama & CDC Director Tom Frieden)

Dear President Barack Obama:

As a former smoker yourself of 30 years, you can relate to the challenges of becoming tobacco free. Knowing the potential dangers drive the desire to quit despite the difficulty.

The challenge is the same with Americans and abroad, and you CAN become THE leader of tobacco harm reduction worldwide with one swift phone call to CDC Director Tom Frieden on the results and studies at ecigarette-research.org.

In the spirit of going straight to the top (that’s you) and pretending we’re just old friends, two guys emailing back and forth, I implore you to read this and act accordingly regardless of his opinion, regardless of the pending F.D.A.’s deeming regulation on e-cigarettes.


I am SURE you will not take this lightly. Lives are at stake. I hope you will address this immediately and have an adult conversation with Dr. Frieden. Some well needed guidance in the effort on your part, despite his experience in tobacco control could change the world.

I’d like to speak frankly as if you were sitting with me having coffee or playing a game of basketball, regardless of your position, Mr. President. Grow a pair. Get on this. Call me if you must (I’m sure I am in some agency records by now). I’ll GLADLY explain it to you, I’ll gladly guide you or anyone in charge of making that call to the right people.

E-cigarettes SAVE LIVES. Misdirection is a very dangerous game, and you of all people should know how the media likes to elaborate on false claims.


Recently, Dr. Tom Frieden & the CDC released confusing and misleading information to the public about e-cigarettes within the campaign “Tips From Former Smokers”.  Dr. Tom Frieden is nothing less than irresponsible to elude to e-cigarettes being “as dangerous” or equal to smoking cigarettes. To be clear, there are extremely consistent results to the contrary, without prejudice, again at ecigarette-research.org.

Why is this not mentioned or looked at, why is it simply ignored? Ignoring valuable research is nothing less than detrimental to public health. I don’t believe this was oversight. I believe this was blatant misrepresentation and willful ignorance on the part of Dr. Tom Frieden.

As you are a professional politician, you surely will understand the ploy and cry of recent reports of “children” as another way to garner support. I care about the motive, I care more about the end results. Public opinion IS the motive, not public HEALTH.

The children today COULD see their children with much less tobacco use with this technology, their present family members going away from tobacco. The ONLY thing we don’t know is “long term” (it’s already been around more than 10 years), and we’re taking our chances. Without tobacco.Without question, Vaping Saves Lives.

That should tell you the conviction we have in this device, despite the slur of “danger” by all “concerned” with “our” positions. To read some of the fodder, you’d think the “experts” want us to go back to smoking.

The only danger with e-cigarettes after almost two years of my use is the politicians, tobacco control and “public health” downplaying their effectiveness.


Your words below as you appointed Dr. Frieden as Director of the CDC:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-appoints-dr-thomas-frieden-cdc-director

America relies on a strong public health system and the work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is critical to our mission to preserve and protect the health and safety of our citizens.


Your words on

http://thenationalmarijuananews.com/2015/04/breaking-president-obama-support-marijuana-sunday-cnn/

Obama also points to the decline in tobacco use as an example of how effective public health models can be if taken seriously. Obama said, “You know, one of the great victories of this country has been our ability to reduce incidences of smoking, increase the incidences of seat belt use. You know, we save tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of lives every single year. (..on marijuana) ...we just made sure that they were well-informed and if somebody has an addiction, we made sure that we made it easy for them to get help.”


I am sure you will never read this, Mr. President, but if you do, I would hope you’d like to hear more on the positive reduction in tobacco use with e-cigarettes. We call it vaping.

There are millions worldwide waiting on one leader to step up to the plate.

You are not the last resort to ending tobacco use via smoking, death is.


obamasitThese extremely important links are for you to study while you are contemplating your chat with Dr. Tom Frieden. Ask him WHY he hasn’t found these useful:


Public Health England’s report:

Public Health England Ecigarettes_an_evidence_update_A_report_commissioned_by_Public_Health_England(6)


Truthful Research, because you don’t have all day:

ecigarette-research.org

Medical, Research & other Professionals are on board:

M.O.V.E.

Kellie Forbes, BScN, RN (A member of M.O.V.E above as well)

Wrote this extremely informative PDF and made it available for anyone, for free:

http://online.pubhtml5.com/iqrs/ofon/

MUST Read, and includes the children/gateway issue:

E-cigarettes, vaping and public health A summary for policy-makers


Here are what other vapers/e-cigarette TRUTH users want you to know:

You can choose more than one answer and comment or sign:


I appreciate your time and consideration on this matter.

Kevin Crowley

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Mr. President, if you have read this far down, humor me for five more minutes, read my survey analysis of 7,234 people who use e-cigarettes:

“Vaping Truth Survey Final Analysis

California Public Health, Tom Frieden US CDC IGNORE E-Cig Research & FDA

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The FDA hasn’t yet made its decision to deem “ecigs” a tobacco product. Evidently, Tom Frieden with the CDC, and the State of California’s Public Health Department don’t seem to care OR have to wait – or check facts from anyone to add them to their uninformed attempt at slick anti-tobacco campaigns.

In fact, it is very evident they didn’t even look for science when it comes to this technology.


With “deeming regulation” still pending over e-cigarettes, chairs are not yet cold from the recent meetings in the USA over the debate of e-cigarettes and their safety. There is quite an interest from around the world as to how safe they actually are- and they are- according to leading experts in research with these two articles as examples:

Now, here’s a golden chance to kick that cigarette butt!

E-cigarettes MUCH Safer Than Normal Smokes



Government officials are now making e-cigs part of the newest campaign for the CDC and California is as well, to convince the public they are just the same as cigarettes when they are clearly not.


This is already causing unnecessary confusion with California’s Public Health campaign, some already calling that a fiasco. These childish tactics from public health only help tobacco companies and reclaiming their tax revenue:

State Health Agency Does Big Tobacco’s Dirty Work on E-Cigarettes


Neither camp say one word on the never ending research and positive effects e-cigarettes have continued to have in combating tobacco, possibly curbing tobacco use 20-50% by the end of this decade, despite what some in public health positions may claim.

But, they are in control, and they’ve got MILLIONS of dollars to play with.



(The FDA is STILL accepting comments here until APRIL 15th, 2015)


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Ummmm did you check some valid sources first didn’t you?

You didn’t call “Dr.” Kevin Campbell, did you?

Ugh…. he doesn’t know anything either…

You’re a “Doctor”, right? No staff there to help you with google over there?

I’ll help ANY public official idiot out,

please get your nose closer to the screen:

Go ahead, now, click on it:

Ecigarette Research here,

or

E-Cigarette Research here with proper studies & papers.


Did you possibly talk with the Fellow Doctors, Scientists & Researchers

at the wonderful M.O.V.E. Organization here?


Have you seen this extensive and powerful research done by Kellie Forbes (BScN RN, a member of the M.O.V.E. organization above) to help others in PDF form: Vaping-the-truth-USA


Have you seen this site yet?

Not Blowing Smoke


Is this decision even legal? Whoops… spent all that money, too late now!

Costing lives!

Good for you. I’m impressed. We all know what damage this can do…

well  – no such thing as bad press….


You’d rather make things up for the public –  to convince and coerce, to alter the masses thought process and bundle the two together like they are the same – but they are NOT.


Wait, I get it… you want people to continue smoking! WOW!

You would rather have parents and grandparents think they are just like cigarettes so they’ll keep on smoking and then, the children they are around will be around it.

Think about those children. Is that a responsible way to act


Cigarettes are approved by the FDA. Aren’t you worried about them?


The e-cigarette, with all the research, is far safer than you can imagine.

(Thanks again Randy)

@vapedupgaming


You’ll dismiss the research above, and pretend e-cigarettes are tobacco.


Why….. I’ll bet you my first born son you’re looking for tax dollars….

I love my first born son, but this is IMPORTANT.

You think you’ve found the pot of gold, recovering  Master Settlement Revenue for all!

Creating false propaganda to pretend to bundle e-cigs with tobacco….Huh…cute!

I get it – Like… ALL Doctors have the public health in mind… kind of like that, right?

Or –  like ALL politicians are honest…. right? Wow… I’m catching on! Wink, wink, Tom!

You are SUCH a CARD!


Here, dear reader, is that pesky MSA deal some of you aren’t old enough to remember:

Revenue is more important than lives.


I found this to be of interest, with the CDC looking for cancer and patients, who smoked AND used an e-cigarette. Well, if they smoked, sadly, wouldn’t that make them predisposed to the disease regardless of trying an e-cigarette?

If I keep typing I’ll just be plagiarizing. It’s TOO good:


This article explains it better than I can from of ALL places

THE American Council on Science & Health:

The CDC in cahoots with the CA “health” dept. ramps up its anti-e-cig propaganda

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Hey, Tom… look me up – email me and we’ll exchange numbers so we can chat, would you?

   Maybe you can handle one of my tax issues at hand for me?

We can discuss real issues to tackle – like emphysema, lung cancer my Father & Grandmother both had from smoking all their lives because they didn’t have the choice of an e-cigarette and tried every other “approved” method out there.


The e-cigarette, vaping – is effective, gets people OFF tobacco and is very well researched, but, you, like all the rest want to decide whats best for others without so much as clicking on a website or making a phone call. Did you possibly try to contact Dr. Farsalinos   ??????????


I’ll bet you haven’t. He was in town… should have had coffee in a smoke free, vape free environment – like a Starbucks.


Let’s talk about Chantix… you’re a doctor… are you in favor of Chantix, you know – side effects include suicide? Why didn’t you put that on your rhetoric?

Umm… maybe your career needs a boost, ever considered working with Mr. Glantz out in California? It’s warm there………..


I’ll leave you with this link of my hero, Mr. Gutfeld from Fox and his video: Gutfeld: California Ads Trashing E-Cigs ‘Demonize With Flimsy Lies’


Keep On #Vaping ON. Kevin