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Vaping In The News – July 14th, 2018

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Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, exposing tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies and more worldwide.

“The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.”




Using the tobacco settlement ~ Who Spammed the FDA ~ FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing  ~ Submit your comments to the FDA ~ Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level ~ Simon Chapman Says ~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tobacco Free Kids: Scream Test ~ FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts ~ VapeMeStoopid




Using the tobacco settlement.

Lindsey Stroud explains the problem of what looks like the “good tobacco control” people taxing “bad smokers” (and vapers before it’s over) with money to deter smoking, helping smokers… and well, dammit, how they’re just good people.

Well… that’s what it’s supposed to look like. Pay no attention to details. It is only for your own good.

Using the tobacco settlement to pay for public employee pensions, while doubling down against safer tobacco products.


Who Spammed the FDA

Jim McDonald explains, it’s a thing.

Who Spammed the FDA With 250,000 Fake Comments?


FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing

Carl V. Phillips. Need I say more?

FDA Must Ignore Anti-Flavor Astroturfing


Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote

Must. Be. Done.

Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote


Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes

I’ve covered the “lower nicotine” here and here, this piece from Jeff Stier should also have your attention.

Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes


Simon Chapman Says

Ad hominem simply doesn’t go away. It just hides behind “expertise”.

It would in the best interest of public health to never hear from the Chimpster again, but his ego does get the best of him. I apologised within my own blog as I wrote it here a couple of years ago.

Chimpmanzee…. using the word “retract” is addictive and you should seek professional help – as he’s apologized before here.


Iowa Attorney General

“There remain extreme misperceptions about relative risks”

I’ll let you make your own assessment of this:

Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes


Tobacco-Free Kids: Scream Test

Pot☝️, again… (“industry worked in secret”) meet Kettle👇.

Scream Test.


FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco

As Dr. Brad Rodu explains, the FDA hides facts.

FDA: You Can Run Models, But You Can’t Hide Facts About Smokeless Tobacco


VapeMeStoopid

One of my inspirations for this blog is this woman. When I came across VapeMeStoopid on Twitter at the end of 2014, (imagine me liking someone #louder…) she was already taking no prisoners. I found someone telling it like it is, very loudly.

She was one who took heat from others for saying DON’T put stupid crap on your labels... even back then. NO topic was taboo. Period.

Proudly in 2015, we guest blogged on each others site.

I missed meeting her in Milwaukee for the ‘Billion Lives’ premier. While she stepped away from advocacy (I and others would love to see her back), we’ve corresponded just a little since then. She’s real.

So, if you remember Meg, or if you don’t know Meg and you’re interested and able, I’ve linked her GoFundMe below where you can choose to give.

Help bring my son home to me




Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerlitz on his podcast each week:

David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

VapeTithing




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Submit your comments to the FDA: I am not an anecdote

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I AM NOT AN ANECDOTE

SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS

The FDA is still accepting comments about flavors and the role they play. As a consumer, it is imperative to submit your comments.

The consumer group, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, (CASAA) and industry group, Vapor Technology Association (VTA) have teamed up and created a simple form for consumers to fill out. It’s easy, and by doing so, you give authorization and “declaration” because your comments may (or may not) be printed out and/or used in other advantageous ways in fighting current and future legislation. 

I asked questions about the site established by CASAA and VTA and I received direct answers. I assure you, their site is fine.

Not only is your submission is sent to the FDA, it is also saved separately. The form (and idea) is brilliance in my opinion, and is a simple way to have your comment submitted to the FDA.

The deadline is the 19th of July.


On the 25th of June

Carl V. Phillips mentioned there was an oddity on the number of comments submitted to the Food and Drug Administration and is questioning the integrity of the comments:

“There are unconfirmed reports that anti-tobacco extremist, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is behind the astroturfing.”

CASAA Calls For Comments On FDA Plan To Regulate Flavors


CANADA

With that, and a bit of digging from Brent Stafford – in CANADA, there may be much more to the story… from spamming the FDA to who could have been responsible…

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch releases this video in a coherent and professional manner, gives us more in this video below with more questions than answers…..


Update:

7/18/2018

Flavor Fight | FDA Should Listen to People Not Bots

CONSUMERS

As a consumer, if you’re paying attention, we are inundated and overwhelmed with half-assed information. Just fighting for the right information is hard enough.

What we should not have to be fighting is the FDA or whoever spammed comments into their system. At the time of this blog, the comment period does end Thursday, July 19th, 2018.

I don’t care what the FDA‘s problem is, I care about flavors and what it will do to deter both current and future consumers, and the industry as well.

I’m going on instinct. If their process falls apart, we’ve done our part.


#LOUDER.

Again, I strongly encourage and suggest you (and anyone who vapes) personally fill it out using their website and form by going here.

If you are uncomfortable using their site, you can also still submit directly to the FDA by  going here.


Aside from my thoughts of what a waste of time and effort this is to regulate, restrict, tax and ban flavors and nicotine… because it is NOT tobacco…  there is purpose… don’t let the FDA or anyone else shut you up.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – with a stunning manipulation with both definition(s) and science are still currently seeking information related to the role that flavors play in “tobacco” products.

If you didn’t know:

E-cigarettes, & nicotine specifically is not tobacco

There is no “gateway“. 

There is no smoke.

The FDA is also still accepting comments on “lower nicotine” in cigarettes here.

#LOUDER.




Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited.

You can find me proudly joining David Goerliz on his podcast each week:

David G Model Citizen.


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


It’s FREE, have you joined CASAA? Have you added your testimony here?

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin