This edition includes the FDA’s “game changing” propaganda tour, taxes… and the tobacco control gateway claim still seems to be taking tickets.
Glantz is a punchline – Christopher Snowden explains that better than I could dream, and smoking and e-cigarette rates are down among teens. Again.
Oh yeah, lung cancer risks.
That’s in here as well. Thanks for being a reader.
A Smoker’s Manifesto ~ The FDA’s words and actions do not match ~ Speaking of taxes ~ Alan Beard ~ Gatway Theory, Truth or Myth ~ 18 year olds ~ Game Changer ~ Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit ~ Twitter ~ Glantz Gone Mad ~ Christopher Snowden ~ THR4Life ~ Smoking and E-cig use among teens is down ~ Lung Cancer Risks ~ Canada Bill S-5 ~
Vaping In The News – August 20th-26th, 2017
A Smoker’s Manifesto
As vapers, we’re almost all former smokers. An astounding read and a great reminder of where we’ve come from, what we’re fighting.
Well beyond excellent. Stellar, in fact.
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:
Do you know about THR4LIFE?
Speaking Of Taxes
Selling tobacco is a profitable business. It creates revenue for the government(s), grants and endless streams of cash for states to spend on balancing budgets, “roads and education to museums and even funding in support of the tobacco industry“,and more.
They wanted to
raise replace revenue with ecigs… A “replacement revenue source as revenues from cigarettes and other tobacco products fall“. Period.
Their budget woes for you & I not smoking have become a new goal to replace “their” money.
THIEIR budgets are in the red.
I have it in black & white.
Then, I blogged about it.
On a two-fer, Mr. Beard -a consumer like I am, is well worth the read:
Do you know about NNA?
Excellent from Mr. & Mrs. VaEHp:
Speaking of Gateways
Dr. Cranfield, who released this study some time ago, now has this video explaining the gateway theory truth & myths – responsibly.
18 Year Olds
To restict someone who could vote for you is interesting…. Tobacco 21 is gaining Nanny status in the United States.
“This law subverts the United States Constitution”.
Nix the “end game”-now it’s a “game-changer”
#TobaccoCONtrol Rule #6,743:
Keep as much tobacco burning as possible. Note who the article is written by, a lesson in history 10 years after implementation should be done, of course, we’d need more studies.
Spoiler alert: My favorite part is:
“Smokers would be able to start or quit at will”
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:
It seems the ANALyzing of tweets is still going on. “Surprise”.
Researchers hope the Food and Drug Administration can use their findings to make the government’s anti-electronic cigarette messages go viral.
“We expect these results will help Health agencies, the FDA, and Researchers gain insights into observed viral nature of certain messages and designing effective strategies to maximize diffusion of their messages,” the grant states.
Here’s the grant via NIH:
Are you familiar with INNCO?
Glantz Gone Mad
I’m not sure if he’s drunk, lost his mind or just wants more attention.
So much for the gateway, Stan. In fact, shut your piehole.
Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.
has a few words to say another idiotic statement from Stuff-N-Puff Glantz and “big tobacco”:
“This is the David and Goliath delusion on crystal meth. “
Smoking and E-cig use among teens is down, again.
Between 2013 and 2015, e-cigarette use rose substantially, while “experts” were claiming, screaming, yelling and making a general ass of themselves that they are a gateway to cigarettes. A gateway to smoking.
Fool me once…
Jenny Hoban of THR4Life is interviewed here
“She gives the group’s views on reducing tobacco usage, and the city of Detroit Lakes considering raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21.”
Lung Cancer Risks
“<1% of tobacco smoke and falling within two orders of magnitude of a medicinal nicotine inhaler”
Canada needs signatures:
Have you met
my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk?
Medical, Research, Science Professionals:
A Billion Lives
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