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Vaping In The News – December 7th, 2019

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

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


Vape shop owner: I quit smoking thanks to vaping. Banning flavors hurts adults like me ~ American Lung Association’s Lies About E-Cigarettes are Dangerous and Irresponsible ~ Although Teenagers Are 80% Less Likely to Smoke Than They Were in 1999, the CDC Insists No Progress Has Been Made ~ Read between the lines ~ Tweets of the week ~ Christmas for Massachusetts Vape Families ~ Grinch Relief Fund ~ Curiosity ~ Obsolete tobacco control themes can be hazardous to public health ~ Silly thoughts ~ Smoke-Free Radio


Vape shop owner: I quit smoking thanks to vaping. Banning flavors hurts adults like me

This is from Nick Orlando himself.

“We’ve built a community. Our stores are not just places for people to buy vapor products for recreational use. My stores are educational spaces for adult smokers to feel comfortable visiting and coming in to ask questions and learn how to quit a habit that could kill them…”

Vape shop owner: I quit smoking thanks to vaping. Banning flavors hurts adults like me


American Lung Association’s Lies About E-Cigarettes are Dangerous and Irresponsible

Dr. Siegel once again slaps the stupid out of some strange decision by the Lung Association to… Well, they’re out of ideas, so they’re going all out on propaganda.

American Lung Association’s Lies About E-Cigarettes are Dangerous and Irresponsible


Although Teenagers Are 80% Less Likely to Smoke Than They Were in 1999, the CDC Insists No Progress Has Been Made

Jacob Sullum – explains this no progress thingy much better than I can:

That is true only if you define tobacco-free e-cigarettes as “tobacco products,” which the CDC does, and if you ignore the enormous difference between the hazards of smoking and the hazards of vaping, which the CDC also does.

Although Teenagers Are 80% Less Likely to Smoke Than They Were in 1999, the CDC Insists No Progress Has Been Made


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Kids have been smoking for decades – and “they’ve” been tracking it for decades… I call this one “Read between the lines”…

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Tweet(s) of the Week!

This guy… THIS guy. He’s got something to say:


Next — Greg Conley takes an idiot to task, and the idiot tries to ignore it. Something about water…


Next, and importantly, there was some ruckus about a survey this week. Sheila Vakharia PhD MSW clearly explains there are “major issues with how they present their findings” in this thread… you can see them all if you click on the original tweet. (If you’re not on Twitter, join!!!)


Christmas for Massachusetts Vape Families

As with all links for fundraisers over the course of time, if you can, give. If you can’t, share.

Christmas for Massachusetts Vape Families

Grinch Relief Fund.

Same sentiments as just above… if you can, do, if you can’t – share!

Grinch Relief Fund.


Curiosity is the number one reason children try vaping products. Answers for flavors are here.

To keep children safe, we MUST demand to remove curiosity, intrigue, and inquisitiveness from blatant subliminal advertising from any and all non-profit-political-non-governmental-front-groups immediately.

Please, “Think of the children™.”

So that got someone to thinking on Facebook… and said to me – “the curiosity figure is 2.5 times higher than flavours, wouldn’t that be an increase of 151%, roughly?”

Well… there you go. Subliminal messaging: 151% stronger than flavors.


Obsolete tobacco control themes can be hazardous to public health

Skip tossed this one at me just before finishing the news today…

“It is important to make clear distinctions between the classes of tobacco/nicotine products as they differ substantially in risk to the user…”

Are they SO far out of touch with reality they can’t do their jobs, or are they completely in tune to what they’re doing… adults are told they’re addicted to nicotine, and “keep trying” with inefficient products. Kids are blitzed with products they shouldn’t use or have access to… yet here we are.

Obsolete tobacco control themes can be hazardous to public health


Silly thoughts…

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Silly question – did U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (or any other “public health” group in attendance) have advanced knowledge – or withhold information of, this “just released” Tobacco Product Use and Associated Factors Among Middle and High School Students — survey information on November 22nd while discussing trying to manipulate flavor bans in the presence of President Trump?

If any of them already knew it was curiosity, not flavors, that the pesky children chose as an answer… then…. yeah… you think I’m reaching. Understandable, I know – he wasn’t in a court of law… but think about it.


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I join Patrick and Fig on Smoke-Free Radio on Friday nights. We were being thankful…and we were saying it… because it isn’t said enough. There were thousands I’m sure we missed — even if you weren’t mentioned by name last week, we thanked you, and people like you.

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Top Ten reasons you shouldn’t try an e-cigarette

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Please remain seated.

E-cigarettes are dangerous. More research is needed.  They are not regulated. They’ve got flavors. They are enticing children to smoke. They’ve got chemicals. There are even scary words like formaldehyde.

You may even decide you’ll smoke and vape (and there’s no sense in that).

Smokers, keep those ashtrays front and center. Don’t toss your lighters out. Don’t talk to vapers. Do not, under any circumstances try any vaping products.

They’re just like cigarettes. We need more time.

In the interim, please continue smoking.


Agencies –  government, private sector, non and not for profit, healthcare and public health officials (especially) just aren’t doing enough to keep you informed. I’m here to inspire them to try harder.

I’ll admit I can’t bear to see them struggle any longer, I certainly don’t want anyone feeling left out of the loop. I felt it was high time to help ’em out, ’cause I’m a nice guy.

As a public service announcement, I wanted to make sure you’ve been thoroughly convinced not to try an e-cigarette.


Redundant Reiteration

They’ve lost some of their oomph (the first time I’ve proudly blogged the word oomph!). Their tactics are unbecoming professionals, and the same tiring stories are on auto-pilot. In the spirit of hearing themselves repeat different versions of the same thing, so am I.

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I’ve decided to to rehash some of their stupidity in the risk of being repetitive, repetitious or repeating my own damn self in this handy-dandy reference guide below.


#10. You’re a struggler.

“They” claim there are plenty of government approved methods, but you need a plan. An app. Take a walk. Stop enjoying yourself. Slip, trip and fall fail. It’s expected. You’re going to keep trying to quit their way.

They appreciate the fact that your first attempt will be JUST as frustrating just as your 20th try –  don’t disappoint them. Use every method.


Wait a minute,  what about the success rates for these approved methods? It’s probably just as well if you hold your questions until the end of the list, and keep in mind, don’t ask question authority (covered in #8).

It’s called tobacco control for a reason. Spend more time listening to them.

The Real Story Behind the Nicotine Patch and Smoking Cessation

A quick reference between FDA Smoking cessation drugs and their side effects.


#9. You are a patriot

Don’t you love your country?

On July 1, 1862, the United States Congress passed excise taxes on many items including tobacco. This occurred as a result of the Union’s increasing debt during the American Civil War and the Federal government’s need for additional revenue.

Cigarette taxes in the United States


#8. You don’t respect authority

I don’t understand the troubles with listening to the same thing over and over and over. Don’t question authority. Do as you’re told.

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THEY aren’t telling you anything you haven’t heard, or should.

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

Government strategies threaten smokers and public health


#7. GUILT, the gift that keeps on giving

Guilt is self explanatory, but if you need some – I’ve got it.

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They’ve been focusing on children so much I don’t believe you haven’t had your daily dose of guilt. You can listen to them scream at you here, here, here and if you haven’t had enough, go here  as well.


#6. Formaldehyde.

Cough, ehem. It’s in your breath. Its in the air. It’s everywhere.

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Again…

The deception of measuring formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosol: the difference between laboratory measurements and true exposure

Lung function and respiratory symptoms in a randomized smoking cessation trial of electronic cigarettes.

#6A. Bonus Popcorn lung!

A Bucket Full of Popcorn


#5. Dangers!

From your lungs to – well – your lungs – there are dangers. You’re already smoking. Esteemed experts seem to possibly agree that there may – might – could – be dangers in e-cigarettes worse than combustible tobacco. Try to hold your *gasp* in!

Let me repeat that… wait – I know why they’re slacking off on the weekends, this is difficult to do!

I want to make sure you’re really scared so I added this scary sign. Hope it helps.

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Here’s a list you don’t know about

Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Exposed to Same Levels of Nicotine, Lower Carcinogen Levels

Evidence for harm reduction in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes.

Application of dosimetry tools for the assessment of e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette smoke generated on two different in vitro exposure systems

#5A. Bonus about batteries!

Don’t want you to hurt yourself:

Battery Safety – Making Peace With Power (CASAA)

Battery Safety!!!

“E-cigarettes” don’t explode. Batteries do. There’s a big difference.

Electronic nicotine delivery systems: overheating, fires and explosions


#4. Long term studies are needed

The longer you wait, the more you may smoke. I hope this makes sense. They are depending on you.

Wait until you’ve exhausted all efforts to try e-cigarettes. Let someone else be the lab rat. Cigarettes are familiar and comforting to you (see #10; You’re a struggler).

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“Can’t find it” eh?

Long Term Health Effects

What is your definition of a long-term study?


#3. Think of the children™

This one’s self explanatory. You SHOULD think of the children. You are less than exemplary if you don’t. If e-cigarettes are luring children to smoke, why not just restrict them and keep cigarettes available.

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If you’re still smoking, keep them where your kids (or anyone’s kids) can swipe your cigarettes, keeping the tradition of smoking alive.

(You “control” folks need to harp on this more to keep your funding alive.)

Complicated Models Can’t Alter the Data: Smoking Among Youth and Young Adults Is Way Down

New Study Concludes that Vaping is a One-Way Bridge to Cigarette Smoking among Youth

Electronic Cigarette Age Restrictions May Drive Teens to Traditional Cigarettes

There are runner-ups, but NOBODY thinks more about the children than the well oiled organization , Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

Tobacco Free Kids and Philip Morris: A Special Relationship?

Dear Matt Myers


#2. NICOTINE

Almost to the point of toxicity, this needs to keep being said. Addiction! Addiction! Addiction!!!  It can’t be any of the other thousands of chemicals in your manufactured tobacco, so rest assured, e-cigarettes have some crazy foreign nicotine. You should only use approved nicotine methods (See #10, struggler).

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NICOTINE,without MAOI’s and tobacco, is NOT addictive. Period.

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data

Big Drugs Nicotine War

From the Royal College of Physicians: (PDF Dropbox)

#1. They like your money more than you do

Nicotine is tobacco. (See #2) That’s what the U.S. Government has deemed.

There’s no reason for you to switch at this point. Resistance is futile.

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Save your breath. Keep smoking, they need the money.

How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

Tobacco Taxation and Unintended Consequences: U.S. Senate Hearing on Tobacco Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded

The Master Settlement Agreement & Its Impact on Tobacco Use 10 Years Later

Another great read:

Puff, The Magic Settlement



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