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“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”
Youth tobacco and nicotine use – proportionate and responsible reaction ~ Lunar Rover ~ First Annual VapinGreek Consumer Advocate Award ~ Juul, because Juul ~ Nicotine and children ~ The political economy of vaping ~ VTA Executive Director, Tony Abboud, joins CNBC’s Power Lunch ~ FDA to Announce Ban on Sale of Most Cigarettes ~ Kids As Clickbait ~ Cranky Old Broad ~ Employers to discriminate against smokers
Youth tobacco and nicotine use – proportionate and responsible reaction
Written and submitted by
- Thomas J. Miller: Attorney General of Iowa
David B. Abrams, Ph.D.: Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, NYU College of Global Public Health
Clive Bates: Director, Counterfactual Consulting, Former Director, Action on Smoking and Health UK
Thomas J. Glynn, PhD: Adjunct Lecturer, School of Medicine, Stanford University
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.: Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior
- Raymond Niaura, PhD: Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
David Sweanor: Chair of Advisory Board of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethics
I would like to proudly announce and personally welcome LUNAR ROVER | Premium eLiquid as a sponsor to my blog. They not only produce cocktail and fruit flavors, they also have a range of tobacco flavors ranging from 0-18 strength.
Speaking of Dimitris, I’m proud to have been honored with the first annual VapinGreek Consumer Advocate Award during the Vape Expo in Las Vegas last week – and was taken by complete surprise when it was presented by one of the very people I admire. (Thank you also to Bill Tarling for telling me to watch it – but not telling me why).
In the vast and varied world of what is the ‘vaping community’, inspiration can come from many. One person I’ve listened to is Dimi on various platforms of advocacy since early 2015. I found a voice within the United States with educated opinions, predictions and warnings of the what was going on in the industry, explaining to consumers (me) what was going ON. I found someone who was “calling out those who attempt to stifle the truth” of something I personally fight for. No holds barred. Affiliations and status don’t matter.
Thanks also to Mike Peterson of ‘Vaping and the Mic’ for capturing the video of Dimitris presenting this award here.
Juul – because Juul.
If I were still smoking and it were the first experience to try, it would have worked on throat hit alone. I also understand why Juul attained the lions share of and threaten the “cigalike” market.
Just because ‘you’ don’t like Juul doesn’t mean they don’t work. This is my friends’ son below. I’ve known him his whole life. By his choice, I gave him a Juul a few weeks ago. HIS unsolicited testimony is exactly what shops need to be attentive TO – the smoker trying to make an informed choice.
With Gottlieb’s announcement of “voluntary bans” comes an opportunity.
For brick and mortar shops, by restricting or not carrying consumer choices such as starter kits and only low nicotine strengths with high powered (and complicated to some – think of the help asked for in your groups) mods is restricting an adult consumer choice, pleasure, and possible transition to not smoking…
👉JUST like Gottlieb intends to do.
2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey
All the rage, e-cigarette use “among teens” is up. No surprise. In fact, I predicted it last year. I’m not going to link what you probably already know. Instead, I’ll babble a bit. What did they NOT talk about?
E-cigarettes have cut youth smoking by a gazillion percent from 22.7% to 6.3% in 8 years. No one said a word about actual tobacco use… Yet. Still. These are the “things” they’ll need to backpedal on:
- “E-cigarettes lead to – or are a ‘gateway’ to smoking” – incorrect.
- “We just don’t know” – incorrect.
- “They don’t work” – incorrect.
- “Synar Amendment” – intact.
Of course it’s complicated. Smoking rates at historic lows seize future revenues of funding, grants, state & federal budgets, along with “free” patches, gums, lozenges, prescriptions…and so on. And bullying. Who will take over bullying of smokers? “Think of the children™”.
Remember the “gateway theories” with 3X’s or 5X’s or 7X’s “more likely to smoke” claims innundating your lives. None of these teens have succumbed to smoking? None have gone on crime sprees for patches and gums…
Here’s how I explained it directly to Tobacco-Free Kids.
In a tweet.
I crack me up.
Your "orchestrated panic" & manufactured "epidemic" – giving free advertising of Juul for the past year – did produce obviously higher rates of e-cigarette use & lowered smoking rates among teens.
Figure out how to capitalize on this.
No gateway. pic.twitter.com/s5pNtUl17C
— VapingIT, SPE, EEI (@Vapingit) November 16, 2018
Along with that, I’ll give you the numbers.
I know that JUUL is not trying to screw me over and mess up my research with their social media related "youth prevention" strategies, but JUUL IS CONSTANTLY SCREWING ME OVER AND MESSING UP MY RESEARCH WITH THEIR SOCIA MEDIA RELATED YOUTH PREVENTION STRATEGIES. pic.twitter.com/32ZFf2hhq1
— Amelia Howard (@Amelia_RH) November 13, 2018
Nicotine and children
I’ve asked…. “How many children are addicted to
#nicotine patches and/or gums? I’ve asked the American Academy of Pediatrics and their Presidendt for stats, data case studies (and possible arrest records). They didn’t answer me (!), but Joe Gitchell of Pinny Associates did.
There were “perhaps 2 adolescents may have been never smokers who used NRT”.
The political economy of vaping
This is the “should not miss” part of my blog, because this isn’t about health. Or “children”. It is, however:
VTA Executive Director, Tony Abboud, joins CNBC’s Power Lunch
…and he did it properly.
FDA to Announce Ban on Sale of Most Cigarettes in Convenience Stores Due to Addiction of Hundreds of Thousands of Youth to Cigarettes
Oh boy……………. I could not have written this better even if I tried.
Kids As Clickbait: Tobacco Control & Its Unethical War on Vaping
Dr. Glover talks about extremism and exploitation – and – well, defines tobacco control.
The Cranky Old Broad.
Wait, that’s not it. Skip. Yes. That’s her name. I affectionately and lovingly get away with calling her that. Because she is, but that’s not why you’re here.
Lawmaker pre-files bill that would allow employers to discriminate against smokers
DrMA echos my sentiments:
— DrMA (@mihotep) November 17, 2018
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