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Vaping In The News – April 6th, 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.


Some FDA Claims About Teen Vaping Confirmed, Others Evaporate ~ Changing Perceptions ~ Unfair advantage ~ Vaping Taxes Do Not Deter Youth Use of E-Cigarettes ~ FDA’s Fake E-cigarette News ~ Bye, Felicia: Gottlieb Leaves FDA After Bizarre Seizure Warning ~ School district randomly testing for vaping paraphernalia ~ Wrestling with Curiosity and Fear About Nicotine ~ Dimi Rant


Some FDA Claims About Teen Vaping Confirmed, Others Evaporate

Brad Rodu slaps some things around, including support of “Tobacco 21”.

Some FDA Claims About Teen Vaping Confirmed, Others Evaporate


Changing Perceptions

I’ve talked about, and James Jarvis has talked about how Scientific, Public Health and Government sectors (Seeya, Gottlieb) have continuously publicly and purposefully encouraged & promoted more smoking with manipulation, narrative, and snippets.

Changing Perceptions of Harm of e-Cigarette vs Cigarette Use


Unfair advantage

Amy Netherton breaks down the… well… Indiana government broke the industry.

Unfair advantage


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Vaping Taxes Do Not Deter Youth Use of E-Cigarettes

Lindsey tells us something we’ve they’ve known all along about cigarettes, and now vaping products.

Vaping Taxes Do Not Deter Youth Use of E-Cigarettes


Speaking Of Seizures:

FDA’s Fake E-cigarette News

Michelle Minton:

FDA’s Fake E-cigarette News

Bye, Felicia: Gottlieb Leaves FDA After Bizarre Seizure Warning

Jim McDonald:

Bye, Felicia: Gottlieb Leaves FDA After Bizarre Seizure Warning


Goodbye GottLIEb

Of all things… I can’t imagine the forced irony of this tweet from GottLIEB on his last day holding his position. For the record, I think he did it on purpose just to piss us off.


Here’s a reminder (from me) of Gottlieb’s interim replacement, Dr. Ned Sharpless.

“Treating cancer and preventing cancer” with combustible cigarettes


School district randomly testing for vaping paraphernalia

“I don’t believe that it’s an invasion of privacy because I believe it’s to protect them all in the long run.”


Good thing metal detectors can’t find cigarettes.

School district randomly testing for vaping paraphernalia


Wrestling with Curiosity and Fear About Nicotine

Via Joe Gitchell. He knows I like him even when I’m cantankerous.

Wrestling with Curiosity and Fear About Nicotine


Dimi Rant

I can’t imagine Dimi talking about politicians, legacies, or tobacco… but he did. Also, there’s a bit of math involved because he’s multi-talented. He explains how to talk with politicians – educate politicians, how to piss off Juul, the South American cartel connection, and is well worth the watch.

 


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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – March 2nd, 2019

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.


Can Nicotine Actually Have A Good Side? ~ Snus and Parkinson’s ~
Swedish Snus Is Safer than Smoking ~ An Upside to Nicotine ~ Switching from Smoking to Juul ~ Anti-vaping activists pitch unscientific fringe ~ FDA chief hands the WH his plan to restrict flavored e-cigs ~ A Moose poking a bear ~ Buffalo, New York


Can Nicotine Actually Have A Good Side?

Fig tagged this for a completely different reason snippet… then I got to sniffing around…

“The interest in nicotine’s therapeutic potential started in the 1980s.”

“Researchers have been talking about nicotine-related drugs for decades, but none are on the market yet. Part of the problem is reputation.

I’ll let you decide what the real problem has been for decades:

Can Nicotine Actually Have A Good Side?


“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.” ― Albert Einstein


Snus and Parkinson’s

Really. What is the government afraid of again?

Moist smokeless tobacco (Snus) use and risk of Parkinson’s disease.


Swedish Snus Is Safer than Smoking

Really? What is the government afraid of?

Swedish Snus Is Safer than Smoking


An Upside to Nicotine:

REALLY? WHAT is the GOVERNMENT afraid OF?

An Upside to Nicotine:The Positive Effects of Nicotine on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s:



Switching from Smoking to Juul

Love ’em or hate ’em, Dr. Seigel gives you the Rest of the Story:

Switching from Smoking to Juul Reduces Toxic Chemical Biomarkers to the Same Degree as Quitting Cold Turkey


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Anti-vaping activists pitch unscientific fringe

Clive Bates. If you don’t follow him, do so!

Anti-vaping activists pitch unscientific fringe positions to a national newspaper



FDA chief hands the WH his plan to restrict flavored e-cigs

“The FDA would stand on shaky legal ground if it imposed an outright ban on the sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores. But what the agency is doing amounts to an effective ban, with less legal exposure.”

FDA chief hands the WH his plan to restrict flavored e-cigs


“It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” ― Samuel Adams


The LOUDER section

There’s a Moose poking the bear. Listen for yourselves…

“Our new ad, playing on 107.1 & 107.9. We’re kind of poking the bear here…but that is a recording of FDA Director, Scott Gottlieb, talking about vaping. The rest is ours. :)”


Buffalo, New York

With a flavor ban in the works, this started with a live post from Vic Canastraro here.

In less than 24 hours, it went from a thought, to a rally with signed petitions – and people from out of state joining in – to more than 28,000 views worldwide and more than 1000 shares… to news coverage – I think four separate channels conducted interviews.

When school buses went by, signs went DOWN.


“There’s only one solution – Unity and aggression.”
― Oliver Kershaw, ECF



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Kevin

Dr. Gottlieb: E-cigs CAN Help Smokers Quit And Improve Their Health

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Gottlieb of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tweeted “e-cigs can help currently addicted adult smokers quit; and improve their health.” If you had internet connection issues yesterday, it may have been jolting shocks of horror from ‘experts’ seeing what he tweeted.

This isn’t the first reference to less harm, Dr. Gottlieb has passively stated in the past: “If you could take every adult smoker and fully switch them to e-cigarettes, that would have a substantial public health impact”. He’s also stated:

“E-cigarettes may present an important opportunity for adult smokers to transition off combustible tobacco products and onto nicotine delivery products that may not have the same level of risks associated with them.” (Source)


That’s pretty big news no one is hearing over the incessant chanting from others. If a “substantial public health impact” is a goal, Dr. Gottlieb will have to speak up. (I can barely hear him.) How about, oh – I don’t know, maybe a press conference with a mandatory presence of the alleged “health leaders” for a start.


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Dr. Gottlieb will have to speak up if a “substantial public health impact” is a goal:

In the four years (hard to believe, today) since the release of the results of my consumer survey, I have finally seen a credible and official statement saying “e-cigs can help currently addicted adult smokers quit; and improve their health.” from the Commissioner of the FDA.

This isn’t a secret. No one is listening. It’s something consumers have said all along.

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Not only did he tweet those words, he also tweeted a follow-up about improved health.

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I can’t be so arrogant to believe these tweets came from my urging, but I was shocked to read what Dr. Gottlieb said. Maybe he isn’t using his (this is funny) mute button! I’m skeptical, he’s at least tweeted it – with a comment about improving health. Twice. Vape shops are not permitted to say that. In my book, it’s better than a poke in the eye.

I can’t ask for… Wait, if the goal of reducing smoking is the goal, I’ll expect much more.

In my excitement, I mistakenly linked the Surgeon General from his personal account on a few nudges. However, I included him in other tweets in his “official” capacity. So far, no reference to this new study has been made from his personal or official account.

No “health group” has mentioned Alex Azar’s statement below. This information is NOT foreign to Dr. Adams or Dr. Gottlieb. They were present when U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke these words:

Quote is at 3:35 on this video

No surprise

Those ‘experts‘ I referred to above? The horror must’ve made them leave early to grab their favorite flavored Starbucks coffee. With Gottlieb making a statement like he did, I was eager to see if the American Heart, Lung, Cancer, or even Tobacco-Free Kids may, might, or could have mentioned it.

In conducting a quick general twitter search for the article link and found –ZERO– mentions from those organizations front groups. So much for a public health impact.

If smoking is “the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world”… and all “health” organizations are about health,  and improving health, then why does my pal DrMA below need to raise awareness of their omission a day after Gottlieb’s statement …


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Scepticism and merit


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Picking Up Momentum

Tammy and others went all out:

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Our friend James Jarvis did as well.

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I’m in the middle

The headlines are wonderful, the truth is the average number of attempts for a smoker to stop is 30. The success rates of gums and patches are about 7%. The average success of e-cigarettes is 70% (low end), or more, and they know it, government funded research proves it. Downplaying it, giving it no attention isn’t informing the public. That doesn’t improve health.

Change The Conversation

It’s time for public health and politicians to make a decision:

They want less smoking, or they don’t.

They want less harm, or they don’t.”


CALL THEM OUT

If making public health a priority and “improving health” is their goal… With all we do know, EVERY single township, official, city, who have regulated, restricted or banned 18, 19, and 20-year-olds from less harm and choice should be questioned – having an opportunity to explain themselves.

EVERY news outlet should be screaming about improving health with e-cigarettes, and interviewing every single township, official, city, health group and expert in the area who restricted or banned those choices.

Consumers (like me) take it upon themselves to blog, tweet, write their representatives out of passion and conviction. If I’m doing it wrong, I’m willing to learn.


This just happened. At least that’s what I heard.
This is 2019. (“Hi, Fig”!)


These are the types of thing you may not be aware you, as a business, giving smokers a healthier option, are up against:

Original Tweet

Sometimes I pick my battles carefully.

Careen is responding to my “Vape Shop” photo. I imagine she’s being engaged with. Link.

It’s time for vape shops/industry to make a decision as well.

I know, love, and respect some business owners who are fighting by themselves for their customers, and future customers, either through a local or state industry organizations. If you’re not aware, you’re not doing yourselves any favors.

If you are in business giving smokers a healthier alternative to smoking and don’t change the conversation quickly with local, state and national lawmakers…… ahh, who am I to say what you should do. After all, it is your business.

I would read about this (here and here, or listen to this man and act accordingly with any representatives about youth, adult choices less harmful products, and more here:

Senator Burr (R-NC) Floor Speech on FDA Ban of Menthol Cigarettes

Senator was also in this discussion with Mitch Zeller in 2014.

Please see my last blog: You Don’t Know Nicotine.


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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – September 22nd, 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.”




Vaping is Tobacco Control ~ “Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends ~ Dear Family and Friends ~ Research Looking into Media Coverage of E-Cigarette News ~ Studying Flavours ~ Speaking of Control ~ JUUL and other stealth vaporisers ~ Teens smoking less is unacceptable ~ FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids ~ Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb ~ Keep Smoking We Need The Money




Vaping is Tobacco Control

Tony Ottomanelli II has explained this and you shall understand it.

Vaping is Tobacco Control


“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends

OUR consumer group, CASAA has released this. Kudos to ALL who do the work behind the scenes.

“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends


Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals

This one’s from me. I consider you all intelligent and capable of thinking for yourselves. I’m telling all my friends, now I implore you to tell all your friends, relatives, neighbors, enemies, pets…


Research Looking into Media Coverage of E-Cigarette News

This, from Diane Caruana – goes right along with what I said above:

“The media still spreading misinformation”


Studying Flavours

After (our) the U.S. Flavor Survey (that ANYONE can USE for legislative and other puposes)…

Paul explains: “Flavours are one of, if not, the key to successfully switching to vaping.”

Even if he does spell flavors wrong, he’s never rude, we’ve made some trouble on Twitter a time or two… and I like him.

I miss 👼#AgentAngel trying to keep us in line.

Agent naughty

Studying Flavours


Speaking of Control

There’s no “first-hand” control over the data/science/research and “they” don’t like it. They have to replicate it rather than fluffing it up to “their” standard. They’ve lost control and narrative of any & all findings for the first time on a very large scale.

In other words, Tobacco Control “Expert” Ruth Malone doesn’t want to be exposed to “second-hand research“. You know you giggled.


JUUL and other stealth vaporisers: hiding the habit from parents and teachers.

Well… damn kids.

JUUL and other stealth vaporisers: hiding the habit from parents and teachers.


Teens smoking less is unacceptable

Another from me this past week.

Teens smoking less is unacceptable


FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids

  • Kids will listen:

“seeks to snap teens out of their ‘cost-free’ mentality”

  • Believes? Epidemic? Conjecture:

“believes that youth use of e-cigarettes is reaching epidemic proportions.”

  • Yeah, these will be collector items and traded for e-cigarettes:

“Posters also will be placed in at least 10,000 high school bathrooms”

FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids


Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

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He’s talking about this “convincingly”… as if he’s selling something. Cigarettes, maybe?

Proof by assertion:

“We’re in possession of data that shows a disturbingly sharp rise in the number of teens using e-cigarettes”

Conjecture:

“use of e-cigarettes has reached an epidemic level of growth”

Threatening adults:

“we’re going to encumber adult smokers by putting in place restrictions that make these products less attractive, or harder to purchase by adults.”

Are you pissed off yet?

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb


Ethics money to burn

You have entered the

Keep Smoking We Need The Money

section:

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#KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney

$20 million grant will fund continued research

Wait, what? I thought regulations were established, there was no more research needed…they’re giving away more money…

“to continue to investigate the influence of flavors and sweeteners, and other constituents, on the appeal and addictive potential of traditional tobacco products and newer products like e-cigarettes.”

Addictive potential? Wait, what?

$20 million grant will fund continued research by Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

$20 Million More!

Wait, what?

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

18 Million More!

Penn researchers receive $18 million grant for Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

6 Million for “Fall River” Massachusetts!

Tobacco grant to target smoking, vaping among Fall River area teens

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

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin


Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals: “The Real Cost”.

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Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals:

I consider you all intelligent and capable of thinking for yourselves. Each of you have the power of many that I cannot have alone. I consider the depth and importance you hold with your personal and professional lives.  I also consider that YOU have a responsibility, response, and an ability – with the vast outreach you have – to make a difference. I’m going with the theory that we’re all only within “six degrees of separation”.

I understand in order to ask for support, you need facts.


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Years ago, Dad had a motto for his business. “Know for a fact”. I’ve adopted that for this very personal message. I hope to briefly educate and enlighten you in the following few minutes of your our lives. 

Pardon The Intrusion

I do not like my family and friends being misinformed lied to.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made what I normally kick, scream and rant about on my Twitter account, my other Facebook page, and here on my blog, much, MUCH more personal. It’s about informed public consumer choices. It’s about rights. It is about you.

“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”

Those Damn Kids

 

Are you a parent?  I’ll let you decide if trusted “non-profit” groups like “Tobacco-Free Kids”  (created by Johnson & Johnson, makers of smoking “cessation” products and then secretly negotiated with tobacco giant Philip Morris) are marketing cigarettes and e-cigarettes to children here.  Or  trustworthy. (I’ll wait.)

Remember when the public health community and media claimed e-cigarettes were a “gateway” TO smoking? Huh.


Think about the statement Dr. Gottlieb has made about “marketing to children”. Are you able to exercise your parenting skills? Dr. Scott Gottlieb of the FDA doesn’t think so. Like cigarettes, the law states anyone underage (18 or 21) cannot purchase these NON-tobacco products legally.

What you aren’t being told is these restrictions could lead teenagers back to smoking. The FDA wants to convince the world (whether they smoke or not) using rhetoric, proof by assertion, pseudoscience sound bytes and the ever-popular “Think of the children™ that e-cigarettes are “just as dangerous” as smoking. They’re not. While I’ll try not to bore you, there is data, science and research (and links within this blog). There is no doubt.

 

By the way, while Dr. Gottlieb pretends “nicotine” is the problem, something he can’t prove, he is encouraging more smoking with the help of front groups and other officials.

 

Pfizer, maker of the “FDA Approved” drug Chantix (once black-boxed due to thousands of attempted and over 500 suicides ) was given to “adolescents” in the United States ages 12-16. They failed.


The struggle is real

Why aren’t “approved” nicotine patches and gums being passed out to teens like candy? I’m saying, and I’ll keep saying it: “If “children” are already smoking, they’re smokers regardless of age.” I’ll direct you to Shiela Vakharia’s statement below.



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Smoking or not

If you’re a smoker, I’m not telling you to stop smoking. (Smokers can go here.) Because vaping businesses are no longer allowed to tell you, I’m telling you e-cigarettes are a safer, healthier, smoke-free choice. It is an alternative for smokers who want to quit.  Nothing more, nothing less. I’m telling you the FDA is trying to take away a choice that has worked for millions. A choice that works. This choice is being threatened.

I was told “stop smoking” since I was old enough to get caught smoking! I was told it was “nicotine“. It’s not. Have you ever caught a child stealing nicotine patches to feed their “addiction”?


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It wasn’t so easy. “Government approved” patches and gums didn’t work for me, but I didn’t know why. I never thought to ask about the 93% failure rates. I was told it was willpower. It’s not. I was told I wasn’t trying hard enough. I wasn’t, but I didn’t know smokers average 30 attempts before they quit. I was told a lot of things. I’ve been lied to before, but not to this grand scale. They call it a sin tax. They’re addicted to taxing smokers.

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I didn’t realize the discrimination and hatred against smokers is completely perpetuated by money. To call the anti-smoking movement “brainwashing” is an understatement. It is professional bullying. I didn’t realize it was a billion dollar industry – funded BY smoking. If this scale of hate was directed at any other group, there would be riots in the streets. Leave smokers alone.

Can you imagine

FDA will always promote science based decision making…”

~Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values.

Here’s Dr. Gottlieb and his sidekick Mitch “Zippy” Zeller – of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration exerting their arrogance mental “cognitive dissonance” disorder.

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In the process of regulation, restrictions, taxes and bans, Dr. Gottlieb is going to encumber 10 Million smokers, and millions more who may choose to purchase them as an alternative to smoking based on “attitudes, beliefs and intentions“.

The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration…. what?

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Dr. GottLIEb feels the need to use the word “convincingly”.

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I’ve got another word: Manipulation.

 

Added November 8th, 2018:

So much for an “epidemic” via the retail sector.

“During this past summer, 96.7% of the retailers passed FDA-sponsored compliance checks by not selling an e-cigarette to an underage youth.”

This is 16.7% ABOVE federal guidelines.👇

The Synar Amendment “requires” an 80% compliance rate.

NATO Responds to FDA’s Potential E-Cigarette Sales Restrictions


Understanding

As a “professional smoker” for about 35 years, I found, by accident, an amazing product. An e-cigarette. Within 48 hours, it worked. It also worked for Janice. It has worked for some of you reading this, my family and friends. Sometimes it doesn’t. One son (23) does both and the other (20) still chooses to smoke.

For a while… I walked around happy I wasn’t smoking. My cough – a constant companion most of my life, had abandoned me in about a week. I was breathing better and felt better. I thought – well, it can’t be worse than smoking. I was both uncaring and blind to the issues and the controversy surrounding “e-cigarettes”. On the news, as you’ve all seen, I saw (a) report of “dangers” and I thought, no, you bastards – you are lying. You’re not telling the whole story.

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On a cold winter night, I found David Goerlitz’ blog. He is the “Former Winston man”. In his blog, he explains the corruption from ANTI-tobacco groups (Body Parts™ groups – Heart, Lung, Cancer Associations) he WORKED for. These “non-profits” are funded by smoking. David FIRED me UP.

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I read anything and everything. I started a blog. I joined Twitter. (Turns out, scientists, researchers and experts who don’t lie are real and on Twitter.) I joined Facebook groups to learn more.

Dave fired me up. At that point, I was on a mission to change the world. Without knowing better – within days – on December 17th, 2014 – I created a survey to show what others like me already knew to show YOU and others – our experiences… 7,238 people took it around the world. Around the world. Proudly, It’s been used and quoted in a few places. My mission for that survey was to tell other smokers there is another option. A place they could read about what others doing it – said. Reducing or eliminating asthma medications, lower blood pressure – and much, much more.

I found quickly – the experts, media, and (no surprise) government do not care about the truth. They don’t care about facts. Wait. They care about manipulating the facts. I don’t like you not knowing for a fact.

“The Real Cost”

Fear is a lack of knowledge. Knowledge is power.

The Food and Drug Administration will be spending money placing propaganda in your minds called “The Real Cost“. They” want to regulate, restrict, tax and ban a choice by using “children” as a ploy.

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Here’s where you come in. I’d like you to consider how you can help, and it won’t cost you a dime. I’m asking you to stand up. Raise your hand. Question those in authority. Engage. If you have doubts, questions, concerns, thoughts… ask me. If you have friends, colleagues, associates, family, medical professionals… direct them to me. If I do not know the answer, I’ll ask someone else.

Please consider a *free* membership by joining the consumer group CASAA.

They released this comprehensive explanation today:

“We believe that even if youth use were increasing, it is still a public health benefit – provided that use of smoking products continues to fall.”

“Epidemic?” A Perspective of Youth Vaping & Tobacco Use Trends


It isn’t just me. Oliver Kershaw also explains it here:

“Treating the symptom, not the cause – is never an effective outcome.”
You are my friends and family. I wouldn’t want you thinking funding is the root of the created opioid epidemic, either.
Turns out, in my mission to change the world, the world has changed me.
Each of you have the power of many that I cannot have alone. I consider you all intelligent and able to think for yourselves, and I thank you for your time.

This, from Diane Caruana – goes right along with what I said above.

Added 9/22/16:
I must be getting on someone’s nerves… Good.



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Vaping In The News – August 4th, 2018


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.”


It seems controversy is the theme this week. Excellent.

Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum? ~ The Vaping Boom ~ Social Media Reach ~ Comparison of Dependence across Different Types of Nicotine ~ Advancing Tobacco Regulations…AND THEN…~ Big Scary Headline ~ Smoking Related Stigma



Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum?

Well… ehem.

Is It Safe for Non-Smokers to Chew Nicotine Gum?


Seems nicotine is controversial  – to those who pay attention. Maybe I should babble on about it…


The Vaping Boom

Dr. Tevi Troy, vice president of public policy at JUUL Labs, sheds light on the threats to the electronic cigarette industry with Lindsey Stroud of the Heartland Institute in this podcast:

The Vaping Boom


Social Media Reach

Certainly, it isn’t the first ” list ” I’ve been on… L.O.L.

They seem overly desperate and very concerned about their propaganda being undermined… to have to do a study like this…If they would just focus on… oh never mind.

We, as individuals – at least on Twitter – are, without concerted effort, interrupting professional algorithms, advertising – propaganda & manipulative “campaigns” like

#CDCTips #Curbit #StillBlowingSmoke… and they don’t like it…

We’re pissing them off, and I’m very proud, and humbled, to be in such great company. Keep doing that, ya bunch of impugning ne’er-do-welling sheep… #LOUDER.

Different Anti-Vaping Campaigns Attracting the Same Opponent Community

Unfortunately, “they’ll” keep wasting our money and valueable time.

This has happened before…here… I’ve covered it here. They’ve whined before here. And where they spent $199,665.00 doing it here.

Related from Mawsley over at Planet Of The Vapes:

Twitter Twaddle


Hold it….  keep your knickers on…. they are like trained monkeys…

After all that hard work to impugn… now we’re bots!

That’s right… bots:

Vaping Draws Strong Support – From Bots.

“Okay, We Get It. You Vape”: An Analysis of Geocoded Content, Context, and Sentiment regarding E-Cigarettes on Twitter


Comparison of Dependence across Different Types of Nicotine

Well… imagine that. VERY important.
Karl Fagerstrom, out of Sweden:

Advancing Tobacco Regulations

—> To protect children and familes

Laws allegedly “protect” children.

Pay attention: After celebrating an anniversary, the first bullet point in this blog from Mitch Zeller and Scott Gottlieb is “lower nicotine” and more cigarettes… THAT’s how you manipulate the public into believing… you’re advancing tobacco…and revenue… for years…

Below Dr. Gottlieb – along with Zeller, continue their incompetence by celebrating the 9th anniversary of the “Tobacco Protection Act” written by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids & other political front groups – while killing off innovation & collectively ignoring science & consumers.
Advancing Tobacco Regulation to Protect Children and Families

I hate blogging within a blog….

AND THEN…

But wait… with the “smartest” and brightest in the country assigned to figure this out…. They’re tobacco products…and with the precision of a 9 year old… within a day.. they want e-cigarettes to be drugs. Well, that’s not true. They can’t prove nicotine is tobacco, so now they’re going back to the drug route.

They can’t

“To be a medical product, it must have the ability to prevent or treat a disease and, therefore, provide a beneficial effect on human health,” the court’s ruling read.

do the drug route either… any attorney worth their weight…

Now within 24 hours:

Gottlieb has gone from a “comprehensive plan for nicotine” (above) to “development of novel nicotine replacement drug… therapies…”

New steps the agency is taking to support the development of novel nicotine replacement drug therapies to help smokers quit


Big Scary Headline

A big scary headline “U of M researchers identify link between e-cigarettes and cancer” was noticed by a source today… The truth? “the overall exposure to NNN in e-cigarette users is dramatically lower than in smokers”.

While many of us are (or should be) always watching for anything detrimental and damn sure want to know it, this shows another way to use a headline to place fear into the heads and manipulate the public. This is where they got the scary headline:

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00089

This has a “do not link to the original “story” if you’d like to see it without giving them traffic: DO not LINK.


Here’s that:

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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




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Vaping In The News – May 12th, 2018

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

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


FDA To Take Action ~ Censoring Twitter in the name of health ~ Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money ~ Heat Not Burn ~ FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging ~ Nicotine Calculator ~ Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children. ~ Speaking of marketing to children ~ Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ ~ E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping ~ Jamie Oliver




FDA To Take Action

Scott Gottlieb thinks there’s a ‘presumption’ they’re safer, guidelines to test these products are coming.

How does one test something when they “just don’t know”…

FDA To Take Action Against Companies That Sell Vape Pens To Teens


Censoring Twitter in the name of health

This one’s good… very good.

Censoring Twitter in the name of health


Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money

69,000+ on the survey!

Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money


Heat Not Burn

It isn’t my business to coerce someone NOT to try something that might just work. As a consumer, I’d like to know my options. As a human, I show bias. I try not to.  I am for choice. If someone has decided to switch from smoking, “doesn’t quite like” e-cigarettes, (or patches, gums, toothpicks) and can find another alternative, then they should be able to both try, and choose.

“I’m for whatever works for the informed consumer. Patch, gum, Heat Not Burn, vaping, acupuncture, books, hypnosis, counseling, etc…. Do I “like” them all? No. It’s not about or me or are what “I” like. What may work as choice for a consumer is first.”

Do I like the idea it is made by a tobacco company? Not really. Do I think it will be beneficial to smokers trying to switch much more efficiently than pharmaceuticals? Yes. Does that make me happy? Why yes, bias-ly I answer, thanks for asking. Is judgment on the product based on who makes it? Yes. Stop that.

The “Heat Not Burn” sector of ~not smoking~ IS another option, and I’ve heard good things about it.

Levels of selected analytes in the emissions of “heat not burn” tobacco products that are relevant to assess human health risks


FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging

Via Carl V. Phillips….. because he knows stuff.

FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging


Nicotine Calculator

Via Hans Schmidt – I’m liking this…

Just insert the number of cigarettes before the switch, choose between MTL and DL and the calculator comes up with an average figure for the daily nicotine requirement (mg/day).

The calculator lets you choose your favorite nicotine strength and indicates the corresponding liquid volume (ml).

The “calculator team”:

Dr. Rainer Dölfel aka Hans Schmidt (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Ing. Marc Hallermann (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Inform. Norbert Schmidt aka Norbert Zillatron (VS IG-ED)
Peter Schuster (1. VS IG-ED)
Sabine Maaß (IG-ED)
© 2018 Interessengemeinschaft E-Dampfen e. V.

I am told an English version will be available soon and I will have that posted on Twitter, and Facebook – as well as this blog when it is ready.

Nicotine Calculator / Converter


Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids

Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.

I’m a bit pissed off this week with, among other things, Tobacco-Free Kids and their beyond obvious deception.

“clearly part of an orchestrated campaign”

~Carl V. Phillips

“Anybody who tells you Juul is a panic or an epidemic in America is deceiving you”~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tom Miller

From me:

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.


Speaking of marketing to children:

Ya think?

Sorry, yelled at you. From Truth Initiative, another in the direct marketing to children scheme of things…

4 out of 5 youth overestimate e-cigarette or cigarette use among peers


Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’

Steve Birr is, among other places, also over at The Daily Vaper.

Iowa AG Says Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ And Is ‘Life -Saving’ For Adults


E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping

Via Dr. Michael Siegel:

E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping


In Memoriam: Jamie Oliver:

I did not know Jamie personally, but like many of you, knew him and his online presence.

I have listed others in a previous “news” edition.




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Vaping In The News – May 5th, 2018

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

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



The Nicotine Fiend ~ E-Cigarettes and the FDA ~ E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products ~ Reduced Harm Report ~ Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors ~ Lower Nicotine Cigarettes ~  Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective ~ Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows




The Nicotine Fiend

Via Lindsey Stroud!

The Nicotine Fiend


E-Cigarettes and the FDA

Without question, no one markets cigarettes or e-cigarettes more to children than Tobacco Free Kids. No one.

“From a consumer standpoint, please put your money where your mouth is so we can continue to buy from you, the responsible vendor/shop/ and manufacturer. ”
~ Albert Michael Harper.

E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products

You can’t fix stupid, but the FDA will.

E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products



Reduced Harm Report

I’m not sure I ever linked Planet Of The Vapes specifically in my blog  – but believe me, Mawsley is one of the best bloggers on the other side of the pond  – who is reporting on things happening on my side of the pond.

Reduced Harm Report


Survey numbers pending.


Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors

After Publishing Refuted Glantz Article

Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors After Publishing Refuted Glantz Article


Kat Timpf

(From Fox News, The Greg Gutfeld Show, National Review.)


Lower Nicotine Cigarettes

I can’t make this up. Ready? Lean in a little closer – cover your eyes if you must.
We’re talking about combustible tobacco.
 
And lastly, scientists found no evidence of adverse health effects as a result of smoking 22nd century’s very low nicotine cigarettes.” ~ Page 6
 Take the blame out of their hands? Among other things:
 
“We cannot and will not quote front run at the FDA by commenting in detail on our MRTP ongoing initiatives. Rather, we will let our MRP applications to be crisped out itself from the FDA review process.”
What the hell is “crisped out”?
I’ve covered this before where they’ll “just lower your nicotine” and here where organized crime heads LOVE this idea…here.
If you like, their transcript of the meeting is below the attribution in full.
attribute the transcript to Seeking Alpha

22nd Century Group’s (XXII) CEO Henry Sicignano on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective

Brad Rodu.

Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective


Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows

I consider it my job to find things, good and bad, to keep readers who’ve been with me all this time (thank you) and to new readers consumers stumbling across my blog… informed.

I tell you about my findings – sometimes with arrogant commentary before-hand – and sometimes not. You’re welcome!

Note the date of the tweet below – by “The James”  – is from 2016. They had a tweet where there were “two” studies. Didn’t find that right away…

I sent multiple tweets about this “study” (if I remember correctly, there were two) and still haven’t recieved a response to date. Must not be important.

However, I FOUND ran across something Ohio University did…. about “vape fluids”. Not that I’m finding it on an official release by the government or any “health” groups…

“particles in e-cigarette vapor do not affect the normal functioning”

👇

Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows




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