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Our Voices: We, The People

I was LOOKING at the WHITE HOUSE.

Over the weekend, I took a little trip to Washington, D.C. to exercise my first amendment rights with a few friends. It’s kind of a thing, speaking my mind. Knock, knock, Mr. President.


On Friday, while I traveled to D.C., President Trump stated they’d be coming out with a “very important position on vaping” and mentioned raising the age to “21 or so”, as reported here. I saw that on the eve of what would be, in my mind, a historic showing of consumers the following afternoon. On September 11th, he’d already stated bans were coming.

It didn’t matter what I heard. The Office of Management and Budget had already cancelled appointments the week before. None of that mattered, we were already knocking on his WE, The People’s door. We were prepared to make a unified statement about our CHOICE for less harmful products remaining available.

Many had already arrived, more were on the way, and you could feel the passion.

I want to thank EVERYONE wearing those vests. They were invaluable in keeping this rally safe and smooth.

They said it couldn’t be done

Humor me: If you’d told me I was going to be in D.C. – at the White House – because I stopped smoking….. well – here I was with what I hoped to be thousands of others. Why? Because we’re adults. Because we’re consumers. And small businesses. And we’re all frustrated and angry.

We were in our nation’s capital – to have our voices heard, to exercise our rights and responsibility: “The right to freedom of association is recognized as a human right, a political right and a civil liberty” as so many had done before us.


For YEARS

We’ve listened to PHINO’s (Public Health In Name Only) lie. They’ve altered presentations. We’ve watched them conduct themselves with bias, without accountability, interpreting, manipulating, and misrepresenting “dangers” and hyperinflated youth data.

For YEARS

We’ve been completely dismissed… ignored. Preempted, with hostility. Talked down to. Talked over. Not included in the conversation. We’ve been lied to in court hearings, lied about in the press. Small businesses (and consumers) have been accused of “marketing to children“.

For YEARS…

…we’ve been called what could not be further from the truth: Addicts, Anecdotes, Bots, Impugners, Sheep, Shills, and worse. (I am kind of fond of being called a bot, though.)

For YEARS…

…despite the fact that there are plenty of examples of reasonable regulatory steps, “trusted public health experts” and non-governmental organizations quietly sit with mouths clamped shut, standing with hands open, choosing demanding (and hiding cowardly behind) Master Settlement Agreement funding, instead of putting forth effort by making an already less harmful choice for the world – better.

THOSE people hide behind the illusion of “helping”.


I’d heard “we should go to Washington” so many times, I didn’t care if there were 9 people or 90, or 900, or 9,000.


For YEARS…

we’ve watched politicians demanding (and recently invoking) bans for anything but cigarettes. We’ve watched media vultures – gnawing on every buzzword like “deaths” of unrelated, illegal products – to bring it all full circle… to regulate, restrict, tax & ban any and all forms of less harmful products, and flavors.


So yeah, I was excitedly in our nation’s capital… with a growing crowd of pissed off people fighting peacefully for freedom of choice against the threat of BANS of less harmful adult flavored products for everyone across the country, and quite possibly the world. If they could get away with this, what other abuse of power and criminal acts can non-governmental organizations and “public health ‘experts” get away with? Knock, knock, Mr. President.

NO more.


If you build it, they will come

While it may not have looked difficult for this to have been accomplished, preparations and logistics HAD to be handled. This was White House property. There was National Park Service & Secret Service to coordinate EVERYTHING with. There were all volunteer marshals for safety & logistics – and it couldn’t have been done without them in place.

The United Vapers Alliance planned & coordinated anything and everything that could have been thought of (<-video). This was not just pulling into the park with the family and having a picnic. This was the nation’s capital. Anyone or everyone “could” have been removed at any time by the National Park Service or Secret Service at their discretion – for the slightest infraction.

There were rules for everyone to follow & abide by. Restrooms were at least a ten-minute walk away. A first aid station. Assigned people for talking to the media. There were to be no bags left unattended. Permits to be obtained. We wanted to be HEARD, so stage and sound had to be rented and set up. Signs were ordered. Radios were needed. The coordination and the flow of speakers… cleanup… and leaving the park just the way we’d found it.

All we were waiting on were YOU, the people. We knew they were coming from Alaska, Georgia, Tennessee… New York… Ohio… Florida… and they were coming by the busload… some were already in the park and coordinating the days event.


Wait… Secret Service said we had to vacate the area, (we knew it could happen) because President Trump was flying out. When the Secret Service says move, you MOVE. Most went across the street to the Washington Monument.

This photo was stolen approximately one gazillion times from, and credit to: John Glauser

While almost everyone waited across the street, the President flew directly OVERHEAD… so he SAW us… He must have thought – that many people must be serious if they’re willing to travel, stay, congregate, and assemble peacefully as WE, the PEOPLE, in Washington, D.C. on a cold Saturday afternoon.


“History is full of disapproval of or objection to something “someone else” didn’t like.” ~ Me.


President Trump was gone, but We, The PEOPLE, were NOT.

The Secret Service were extremely kind and held traffic for us WE, The PEOPLE to get back across Constitution Ave. Here we are streaming back into the park after the flyover.

Back to business at hand, folks – back in the park we go. We’re coming back in…and more were almost here on various buses. (One of my photos.)

YOU, the people, came.

The vast majority of us use flavors. We’ve TOLD them that. It has been submitted to the FDA. Without linking it all, authorities HAVE data.

We came to speak our collective minds. We were #LOUDER. (Thanks, Sherwin!) We are, and have been tired of being lied to, lied about, and ignored.

Speakers spoke. The crowd listened. “We Vape, We Vote“.


How many were in the crowd? I don’t know the total number in attendance at this historic event, but I know I missed finding and meeting some of you. That’s how many came. So, speculation of numbers? More than 9, more than 90, and more than 900. Hats, hoodies & sunglasses disguised (us) some of you – but I found a few… gratefully, a few, like Amanda Wheeler, found me!

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The amazing Amanda Wheeler & I!

I wandered around – surfing the crowd –like a bot– listening to the speakers. Taking photos, taking the moment in – still dumbfounded I was standing in eyesight of the WHITE HOUSE with thousands of others who had simply quit smoking, having to FIGHT for our rights to flavors because we didn’t quit smoking the way “they” wanted us to.

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Another image stolen by me and probably thousands of others by now (I don’t know who to credit!)

I saw familiar digital faces, some I didn’t recognize until I heard their name. I shook hands, got hugs, saw Brent Stafford from Regulator Watch covering the event. (See his site for interviews!!!)

Then, while behind the stage I heard Business Insider, Buzzfeed, CNN, Fox, NBC, NPR, and Vice (who said the rally “was relentlessly sincere“), were also there.

Rolling Stone was there. HUH!

One of my photos while James Jarvis spoke.

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I said to myself and others about 5,000 times Saturday: “Holy shit, I’m in front of the White House. It’s about F’n TIME”. And just like that, harm reduction-this cause, is national news…

Whether you came or not, if you read this blog, YOU had a place here in Washington, D.C. on November 9th. YOUR consumer voice was represented. If you weren’t there, you were tweeting and flooding the switchboards (ring, ring, Mr. President) with calls to the White House.


I proudly carried this sign.

“We vape, we vote”.

What was the message? The message was “to educate the public and politicians regarding the benefits of harm reduction via vapor products, and will strongly convey that changes must be made, within the FDA, to provide an economically feasible pathway to market.” (Source) including FLAVORS.

Here’s 28 seconds of Gregory Conley explaining:


Here’s Alex Clark explaining:


You may ask – was this necessary?

After all, President Trump had already left for a football game. Was he listening? Did he care? I’ll answer: YES. Period.

Was this rally important?

  • Was it #LOUDER? YES.
  • Did it make an impact? YES
  • Was the timing right? I’ll get to that.
  • Did this rally change the conversation? YES.
  • Do I think we got our collective message across? Hell yes.
  • Was explaining how our voting power in swing states could change an election? Yep.
  • Was the effort and collaboration of consumers showing their faces in D.C. worth it? Hell yes.

Was it “worth it” to get national press, and for our President, the leader of the free world, explaining on Veteran’s Day, that he’d be meeting to come up with an acceptable solution in less than 48 hours after the event?

Pay attention to CASAA’s words: “...the MAIN STAKEHOLDERS in this issue are the millions of voting CONSUMERS who rely on these products.”

Abso-damn-lutely.

By any means, this isn’t over. This fight has just begun.

Consumers need small businesses, and small businesses need organizations who represent them all – to have their collective voices heard.

Two months after announcing his administration would “clear the market”- to the day, he decided he will “be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry”.

Did this rally give pressure to change the President’s MIND or give pause to his decisions concerning our freedoms? I certainly hope so.

Link to tweet

The world was watching.

No one had done this before.

Will this event be analyzed or criticized? Possibly, yes.

Without question, We conducted ourselves in a civilized manner – and had some of the loudest voices in the nation representing you, the people, in a civilized manner.

I have hope that if you were unable to attend this event, you tweeted, called the White House, and saw that if it can be done in Washington, D.C., it can be done anywhere in the country.

I hope it inspires and motivates you to DO that very same thing in your area, and to show up at city and state hearings. I hope it inspires you to be #louder.


Thank YOU.

I’d like to thank ALL donors, speakers, organizations, and importantly, the marshals and all the attendees for showing up to help make this event HAPPEN. I’d like to thank the Secret Service and National Park Service staff for guidance and information crucial to having a successful event.

I thank consumers and small businesses who couldn’t make it, but called the White House, and tweeted, and write their representatives, and continue to keep awareness up all the time.

I thank Sherwin Mena, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Salter, Tammy Michaud, Matthew Elliott, Allen Davis, Cory Amedio, and Matt Culley for allowing me to join them in what was a pivotal and historic moment and effort for this community and cause I love dearly. Fighting for themselves, each other, you, small businesses, and future smokers who have the RIGHT to choose to switch to a less harmful alternative, with flavors of their choice…


Mike Peterson chats with Sherwin Mena, Nick Orlando, and James Jarvis about the rally here.


Jim McDonald just released his article about the rally over at Vaping 360, you can read it HERE.


On a personal note – I reflected quietly – with my mind racing on the drive home… about the awe-inspiring experience, realizing I’d been a part of history. I was VERY proud of us.

In hindsight, I have just one regret for November 9th… I didn’t think to call the White House to oppose a flavor ban between speakers, and invite the President to come visit us from the stage myself… of course, he’d already left for a football game.


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Vaping In The News – June 29th, 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.


New study on second-hand JUUL vapour. You can all relax now. ~ Finally, A Direct Comparison of Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use ~ Denial of Nicotine Health Information Is a Breach of Human Rights ~ Behold the Revolving Door: Gottlieb Joins Pfizer ~ Scott Gottlieb Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors ~ Big Pharma battles Big Tobacco over smokers ~ Thinking About The Children ~ Dual Use of Vapes and Cigarettes—Harmful or Harm Reduction? ~ Bad categories, bad science ~ Was Seattle’s soda tax a bait and switch?


New study on second-hand JUUL vapour. You can all relax now.

From THE Fergus Mason: YOU CAN ALL RELAX NOW.

New study on second-hand JUUL vapour. You can all relax now.


Finally, A Direct Comparison of Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use

In another example of a tobacco company doing “public health”‘s job, why were the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) withholding information, and why did it take Altria to release it?

Thankfully, Dr. Rodu tells us the American Cancer Society – and FDA, CDC has held information about smokeless tobacco – for years, yet had difficulty sharing it.

Finally, A Direct Comparison of Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use


Denial of Nicotine Health Information Is a Breach of Human Rights

I’ve stated repeatedly: When I see Michael McGrady, so shall you.

Denial of Nicotine Health Information Is a Breach of Human Rights


Behold the Revolving Door: Gottlieb Joins Pfizer

Imagine being an employee with the FDA, then, not. Then again, then not.

Behold the Revolving Door: Gottlieb Joins Pfizer


Surprise!

Scott Gottlieb Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

Surprise! Of course, maybe not so much – with the well known revolving door. Remember the bragging about the “fast-tracking” of drugs? Ahh – maybe it’s just me.

I wonder more of what percentage of the “fast tracking” Gottlieb bragged about ends up specifically benefiting Pfizer – like these did while he was FDA deputy commissioner for medical and scientific affairs in 2005.

Scott Gottlieb Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors

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Big Pharma battles Big Tobacco over smokers

Typing Speaking about Pfizer Gottlieb the pharmaceutical industry trying to take over vaping products. If you’re thinking cap is on – products similar to vaping products could be used patented for other medical applications besides vaping products.

Big Pharma battles Big Tobacco over smokers


Thinking About The Children

So disappointed in Dave for forgetting the ““. I’m kidding. I love Dave.

Thinking About The Children


Dual Use of Vapes and Cigarettes—Harmful or Harm Reduction?

I’ve covered dual use – admittedly in a non-professional journalistic way – from my survey – with some of you anecdotal sheep here.

Dual Use of Vapes and Cigarettes—Harmful or Harm Reduction?


Bad categories, bad science

Carl V. Phillips. Like no other.

Bad categories, bad science


Was Seattle’s soda tax a bait and switch?

One more.

I know you’re asking yourself: Why would Kevin ever involve a soda tax with vaping products? (Great question – and good for you! Gold star!!!) The answer? Because it shows two things: First, it did NOT decrease consumption, and it, like the Master Settlement Agreement needing MORE smokers now imposing ANY taxes on vaping products, is a Ponzi Scheme.

Was Seattle’s soda tax a bait and switch?


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Vaping In The News – May 18th, 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.


The 2018 American Teen Vaping Epidemic, Recalculated ~ There is No ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping, Only a Moral Panic ~ Drugs And The Surgeon General ~ The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming ~ FDA “Performance Measures” ~ Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse ~ The 15 Sexiest People In Vape ~ Less smoking is concerning for at least 6 “health” groups ~ Let Teens Vape ~ Nicotine and Brain Damage ~ 43 People Indicted for Bank Fraud, $30M in Cigarette Trafficking in Virginia ~ Federal Judge Strikes Down FDA’s Postponed PMTA Deadlines ~ New York Times Runs Stealth Anti-Vaping Ad as Op-ed ~ Vaping Harm Reduction ~ A Comparison of Flavorless Electronic Cigarette-Generated Aerosol and Conventional Cigarette Smoke


The 2018 American Teen Vaping Epidemic, Recalculated

A breakdown with Brad Rodu

The 2018 American Teen Vaping Epidemic, Recalculated


There is No ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping, Only a Moral Panic

From Sherwin Mena. Need I say more?

There is No ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping, Only a Moral Panic


Drugs And The Surgeon General

Dave did it again.

Drugs And The Surgeon General


The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming

I’ve said it before, if I see Michael McGrady, so shall you.

The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming


FDA Performance Measures

Smoking is a government-run business. You people need to stop quitting smoking before they go out of business.

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The U.S. FDA’s “keep smoking we need the money” train involves predictions and profit.

So far, government, public “health” groups, researchers, tobacco “control” & other funded “experts” have record losses totalling $72.96 Billion dollars in 11 short years.

Performance Measures

Click to enlarge, steal away.

Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse

Imagine if you will, a chance to use research to improve… oh never mind. “Non-Profit” groups abusing children as pawns in anti-ecig propaganda is child abuse.

The link to this idiotic article below uses a (recommended) “do not link” to prevent (it) from improving their websites’ position in search engines.

Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse


The 15 Sexiest People In Vape

You know you can’t help yourself. Grab your favorite beverage.

The 15 Sexiest People In Vape


Less smoking is concerning for at least 6 “health” groups

It seems “less smoking” is a concern – and an investigation is warranted. Of course…

Their problem? The “unauthorized” claims that the company’s e-cigarettes help users stop smoking. I remember one of the brilliant ads showing “Quit. Start smoking again“. Thirty times. Why? Because it’s truthful on the average number of times smokers try to quit (here). Brilliant. That you’ve allegedly pissed off your secret partners with Tobacco-Free Kids? Even though I despise you, well done, Juul.

These groups aren’t going after the companies making “authorized” government “approved” claims of patches or gums being “helpful” to smokers, unethically, and more specifically, from themselves? They’ve known these facts since at least 2002.

Even Stan “Stuff & Puff” Glantz “believes” nicotine replacement therapy “should only be available if the smoker commits to regular counseling to use it properly”. He states in the same article “The tobacco companies are generally 20 or 30 years ahead of the public health community in their thinking about their issues”… which gives me a whole lot of nope trusting an alleged “expert” with 30+ years playing one around the country.

I don’t use the “do not link” for this one – because I want them to know where this hit comes from. I also enjoy it when I get hits from them on occasion. (“Hi, Matt!”)

Less smoking is concerning for at least 6 “health” groups



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Let Teens Vape

I’ll ask again: At what age is a “smoker” considered a “smoker”?

Let Teens Vape


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Nicotine and Brain Damage

LOTS of “nicotine” “can hurt” the “adolescent brain” lately… up to 25 years old I’ve seen, heard, read about 7,000 times.

“Wait a second. . . . Nicotine does not interfere with cognitive ability.” ~ Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2014.

While I don’t normally tweet or blog about pot – (nothing against it, I’m an old former stoner from the 80’s) – this one – liner gem was hidden in this 2014 article.

The myths of smoking pot


43 People Indicted for Bank Fraud, $30M in Cigarette Trafficking in Virginia

Imagine buying a legal product, and reselling the same legal product in another state. The government doesn’t like you stealing the money they’re already trying to steal. Oh, and there is no black market.

43 People Indicted for Bank Fraud, $30M in Cigarette Trafficking in Virginia


Federal Judge Strikes Down FDA’s Postponed PMTA Deadlines

Jim McDonald.

Federal Judge Strikes Down FDA’s Postponed PMTA Deadlines


New York Times Runs Stealth Anti-Vaping Ad as Op-ed

Corruption? Disclosures? Imagine that. Via Michelle Minton:

New York Times Runs Stealth Anti-Vaping Ad as Op-ed


E-cigarettes have no place in pharmacy

They’re not tobacco products, either.

E-cigarettes have no place in pharmacy


Vaping Harm Reduction

Dave did it, again – this time explaing the eloquent ~ebb & flow~ of “expertise” tightly wrapped up inside the… oh never mind this is a family tweet. GO READ DAVE’S STUFF NOW!!!

Vaping Harm Reduction


A Comparison of Flavorless Electronic Cigarette-Generated Aerosol and Conventional Cigarette Smoke

I’m still looking for research, good or bad. I’ll assume you are as well.

A Comparison of Flavorless Electronic Cigarette-Generated Aerosol and Conventional Cigarette Smoke


Next week, I’ll mark myself safe from the Ohio Vapor Trade Association (OHVTA) conference with James Jarvis.

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Kevin

Vaping In The News – April 20th, 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.


New Bill in Congress Would Destroy the Vape Industry ~ Bizarre FDA vaping retail restrictions more likely to do harm than good ~ Popcorn Lung, Formaldehyde, and Now Seizures, Oh My! ~ FDA Created the Youth Vaping Epidemic, Now It’s Doubling Down ~ Speaking of Frank Pallone ~ Tobacco Wars collateral damage: feature, not bug ~ US cigarette sales slump as vaping hits new heights ~ Nicotine replacement: when quitting cigarettes, consider using more nicotine, not less ~ In Approaching Nicotine, Let’s Learn From Past Harm Reduction Victories ~ Actual Tobacco Settlement Payments Received by the States (in millions)


New Bill in Congress Would Destroy the Vape Industry

Are you a business? Are you pissed off yet? Huh.

It’s possible Jim McDonald may raise your awareness – or at least your blood pressure. Not sure.

New Bill in Congress Would Destroy the Vape Industry


Bizarre FDA vaping retail restrictions more likely to do harm than good

Still with me? No seizures or strokes yet? Tolerance still tip-top shape? Jury isn’t in yet? Well – proceed with Clive:

Bizarre FDA vaping retail restrictions more likely to do harm than good


Popcorn Lung, Formaldehyde, and Now Seizures, Oh My!

Mad yet? Really? I’m not convinced, but our friend Lindsey might talk you down a bit. Or not. See, if you haven’t already tried to stop regulations, restricti… never mind.

Popcorn Lung, Formaldehyde, and Now Seizures, Oh My!


FDA Created the Youth Vaping Epidemic, Now It’s Doubling Down

See, YOU know they did, and I know they did, and THEY know they did. That’s how it works. Now the country believes it. Have you called anyone or shown up to stop regulations, restricti… data, resea Never mind. . .

FDA Created the Youth Vaping Epidemic, Now It’s Doubling Down


Speaking of Frank Pallone

Frank Pallone (D), New Jersey – he wants $100 million for you to not smoke. Frank is hiding behind children to regulate, restrict, tax and ban less smoking.

Link to this idiotic tweet.

You can see what New Jersey spent on smoking prevention in 2014 here.


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Tobacco Wars collateral damage: feature, not bug

So, I wonder if you’ve… Never mind.

Tobacco Wars collateral damage: feature, not bug


US cigarette sales slump as vaping hits new heights

So, you’d think this is good news for the industry, have you possibly – as a business owner – had a meeting with your local and state reps? Mayor? City council? BEFORE they fini…. well…

“Sales fell by 8.8% year on year…”

They’re almost acting like they’re having convuls seizures. It’s as if their funding depends on sales – so they have to regulate, restrict, tax, and ban… never mind.

US cigarette sales slump as vaping hits new heights


Nicotine replacement: when quitting cigarettes, consider using more nicotine, not less

Do NOT limit nicotine strength.

Discussed by me (in a far less professional manner) here, it’s also here.

Nicotine replacement: when quitting cigarettes, consider using more nicotine, not less


In Approaching Nicotine, Let’s Learn From Past Harm Reduction Victories

The more I see of Michael McGrady… so shall you.

In Approaching Nicotine, Let’s Learn From Past Harm Reduction Victories


Actual Tobacco Settlement Payments Received by the States (in millions)

A more up to date – sort of interactive source for your STATE Master Settlement Agreement RICO infested funds. (See the “”The Ponzi Scheme”: Master Settlement Agreement” section on the right blog.) This link cleverly goes to the state list, but note there are other sources included in this site to use when you take yourself to the city, county, and state you’re in business in… never mind.

(Thanks to Xavier Limodin for the link!)

Actual Tobacco Settlement Payments Received by the States (in millions)


Last, but certainly not least, I wasn’t joking when I covered the importance of businesses belonging to an, (one, any, multiple) organization(s) here. You don’t have to convince me – but belonging to a state or national group will help you prepa…. NEVER MIND.

It’s like the government is playing a game – saying to the industry: “Finish Him“.

Here, Fig explains a few things such as advertising and being louder. Without being rude.


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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.


Source

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.

Link

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

Link

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 …


Tweet

Scepticism and merit


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Picking Up Momentum

Tammy and others went all out:

Link

Our friend James Jarvis did as well.

Link

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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Vaping In The News – January 19th, 2019

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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.”


E-cigarettes OK to Quit Smoking ~ Vaping is Much Safer Than Smoking ~ NYU: “Substantially Less Harmful Than Cigarettes”. ~ Vaping and the Mic ~ A Harm Reduction Guide for Parents of Teens Who Vape ~ What do cigarette smokers think of vapers who are against tobacco? ~ Solution Announced for Vaping Cessation ~ Alternative Nicotine Delivery Options ~ Health, Science, & Technology Requests for Proposals ~ Clowns ~ Let’s Change The Conversation


E-Cigarettes OK to Quit Smoking

Imagine my surprise when our friend Ed West linked this from 2018.
Inside it says “researcher Thomas Brandon, Ph.D., director of Moffitt’s Tobacco Research and Intervention Program” says the fear of vaping being as harmful as smoking is a “broadly held misconception”.

Ask your public health and elected officials why this has been buried for almost a year.

E-Cigarettes OK to Quit Smoking


Vaping is Much Safer Than Smoking, So Why Don’t People Know It?

Lee asks a great question.

Vaping is Much Safer Than Smoking, So Why Don’t People Know It?


NYU Publishes Article Supporting Vaping As “Substantially Less Harmful Than Cigarettes”.

Dr. David Abrams of New York University agrees with Public Health England’s 2015 report. According to this article, he knows vaping products are “substantially less harmful than cigarettes“:

NYU Publishes Article Supporting Vaping As “Substantially Less Harmful Than Cigarettes”.


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Vaping and the Mic

I was proudly a guest on Vaping and the Mic with Mike Peterson on Smoke-Free Radio. We had a little chat about… things…


A Harm Reduction Guide for Parents of Teens Who Vape

I did an inquisition of sorts of the ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping with the fraudulent claim the Surgeon General has approved here.

Helen Redmond has this to say:

“The survey produced large-seeming percentages by asking teens if they’d vaped in the past month, the past year, or ever, but omitted to ask about the most frequent use, which you’d think would be the cause of most concern.”

A Harm Reduction Guide for Parents of Teens Who Vape


With a little help from my friend:

What do cigarette smokers think of vapers who are against tobacco?

Great question!

What do cigarette smokers think of vapers who are against tobacco?


Ongoing Poll:


Solution Announced for Vaping Cessation

Well, if there’s no other… I suppose this would… oh, never mind. Now the Surgeon General has no excuses. The answer to the epidemic is here!

Solution Announced for Vaping Cessation


Definitive Agreement Marks Milestone for Alternative Nicotine Delivery Options

I can almost hear the slapping of palms on foreheads in California. Either way, tobacco companies are progressing forward with less harm in spite, or… well.

Definitive Agreement Marks Milestone for Alternative Nicotine Delivery Options


Health, Science, & Technology Requests for Proposals  

Here’s where research funding is available, yet – some researchers won’t apply. I know why.

Health, Science, & Technology Requests for Proposals  


Two from me:

With clowns to the left of me, research to the right, on average, I trust I can reach my goal. This was fun:


Clowns To The Left Of Me, Research To The Right


Let’s change the conversation. It’s time.

Nicotine and Vaping: Let’s Change The Conversation


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Vaping In The News – October 13th, 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.”




E-cigarette Usage Is Associated With Increased Past-12-Month Quit Attempts ~ #PWChat ~ Americans still don’t understand vaping ~ Nicotine Patches’ Inventor Disagrees with Current Demonization of E-Cigs ~ “Electronic Cigarettes” Are Not Cigarettes, and Why That Matters ~ Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit ~ Clearing the air on e-cigarettes ~ A little self-promotion




E-cigarette Usage Is Associated With Increased Past-12-Month Quit Attempts

How long have you heard e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking? You’ll relapse? They don’t work….well…

“These trends are inconsistent with the hypothesis that e-cigarette use is delaying quit attempts and leading to decreased smoking cessation.”

E-cigarette Usage Is Associated With Increased Past-12-Month Quit Attempts


#PWChat

On occasion, “professionals” take it upon themselves to have a chat on Twitter about different subjects. Not with consumers, mind you, with themselves. This week, I learned from Dr. Linda Girgis that “doctors in the US can’t follow UK guidelines.” I don’t even know what that means, but I’ll take a stab at it.

Evidently, science, data and research is “different” in the U.K….. It must be all those extra “u’s” used in words or something… or the dedication to junk science that opposes and contradicts colleagues across the pond.

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Here’s a short list of other guidelines doctors in the US can’t follow… evidently.

  • “Smallpox vaccine”
  • “Aspirin’s active ingredient”
  • “Blood pressure measurement”
  • The first “cardiac catheterisation”
  • “1st successful blood transfusion”

List of English inventions and discoveries


Americans still don’t understand vaping and Hong Kong is planning to ban it

THE Fergus Mason… looking for his soul…

Americans still don’t understand vaping and Hong Kong is planning to ban it


Nicotine Patches’ Inventor Disagrees with Current Demonization of E-Cigs

Jed Rose invented the nicotine patch and sold marketing rights to phamaceuticals….(source).
Via Diane Caruana:
Related from Duke (2015):  E-cigarettes might help smoking cessation


 


“Electronic Cigarettes” Are Not Cigarettes, and Why That Matters

Oxford University, again… after their statement in June declaring e-cigarettes are not tobacco products have…  wait, U.K. Guidelines are not followed in the USA as Dr. Girgis stated above.

“Electronic Cigarettes” Are Not Cigarettes, and Why That Matters


Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit

Sexual harassament. Acedemic fraud. Carl V. Phillips serves shishkebabs below.

“two lawsuits were filed by female students against UCSF anti-tobacco nutcase and faux-scientist Stanton Glantz”

Glantz settles academic fraud and sexual harassment lawsuit


Not All Teen Smokers & Vapers Are Lawbreakers

Brad Rodu, again… slices and dices.

Not All Teen Smokers & Vapers Are Lawbreakers


Clearing the air on e-cigarettes

In case you missed it, there are some welcome and familiar faces in this piece… and, it is almost balanced.

 


A little self-promotion:

Proudly, the Ohio Vapor Trade Association (OHVTA) did a piece on yours truly in their Advocate Spotlight.

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Vaping In The News – March 24th, 2018

news14Vaping In The News covers media stories on smoking, vaping, e-cigarettes, snus, heat-not burn, tobacco control, public health, government regulations, policies and more.

 “The largest threat to Public Health, Tobacco Control and your Government – is an informed consumer.”

 




Twenty One – What if we limit adulting to just one age? ~ FDA Working Double Shifts ~ Prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults ~ Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers ~ Ball squeezing ~ Prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults ~ How The FDA Plan To Take Nicotine Out Of Cigarettes Will Fuel Terrorism ~ State Policies Help Promote Misperception That Nicotine Causes Cancer ~ Chris Price ~ FDA Is About to Crack Down on Non-Compliant Vapes ~ Loise Ross ~ Anti-Smoking Bigots Trying to Kill Smokers and the Vaping Industry ~ Ending Global Confusion ~ CASAA




Twenty One – What if we limit adulting to just one age?

She’s a vaping ex-smoker who fights for what is right. Some (including me) call her a #CrankyOldBroad.

Twenty One – What if we limit adulting to just one age?


FDA Working Double Shifts

To say I’ve met my match in wit with this lady… is an understatement.

FDA Working Double Shifts


Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers

“Think of the children™.”

I don’t know how pissed off I am after seeing this article. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. “If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age.”

Controlled or not, it is ok to fail its study to test “safety and effectiveness” using 12-17-year-old kids with a *known* dangerous and previously BLACK BOXED drug.

Evidently. If anyone has the actual study… I’d like to read it and have someone explain it to me properly.

Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers


This is the “pisses me off” part of the news, part II.

If you’re not on Twitter, I suggest you join. Below is just an excerpt of Marita Hefler explaing she has “qualitative” expertise in response to Jenni Biebert. The obvious part about being qualitative is the disregard for consumers throughout the thread, despite the response below.

She talks TO smokers (not with them, I assume) and for the record believes e-cigs “have a limited role” in reducing smoking in Australia. The louder the scream test, the more she  – and those like her – expose their true mission.


Speaking of missions, here’s that ball squeezing study Colin was tweeting about:


Prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults

US adult smoking rates are below 15% for the first time *ever* in history at 14.1%

You’re smart people…. (you’re welcome.)

Think about it…….. smoking rates are the lowest in history.

Don’t worry yourselves about “transparency”  by the government(s) with *wink* science.

There would NEVER be *wink* a black market for cigarettes.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gottlieb, with growing support of political “health” front groups – are working feverishly to *encourage* “lower nicotine” cigarettes… while trying to all but decimate e-cigarettes into oblivion.

Prevalence of current cigarette smoking among adults


How The FDA Plan To Take Nicotine Out Of Cigarettes Will Fuel Terrorism

Yep.

How The FDA Plan To Take Nicotine Out Of Cigarettes Will Fuel Terrorism


State Policies Help Promote Misperception That Nicotine Causes Cancer

Yep.

State Policies Help Promote Misperception That Nicotine Causes Cancer

From Chris Price:

Nicotine does not initiate carcinogenesis but promotes tumor development, so does nicotine replacement therapy help or hinder cancer development?


FDA Is About to Crack Down on Non-Compliant Vapes

You’ve been warned:

FDA Is About to Crack Down on Non-Compliant Vapes

Not only have you been warned, you’ll pay for it.

Vape Inspection IDIQ


Looking back, but forwards too – guest posting by Louise Ross

In the UK, where trying to convince people became enthusiastic truth… without wagging fingers…. A much-admired woman I consider one of the pioneers… of helping people… in the midst of a hostile tobacco control environment. 👇

Looking back, but forwards too – guest posting by Louise Ross

Another:

Happy retirement, Louise Ross

Louise’s contributions impacted this:

Seizing the opportunity: E-cigarettes and Stop Smoking Services – linking the most popular with the most effective


Anti-Smoking Bigots Trying to Kill Smokers and the Vaping Industry

From the American Council on Science and Health.

I know. Hard to believe, but here it is.

Anti-Smoking Bigots Trying to Kill Smokers and the Vaping Industry


Ending Global Confusion

I’ll need about eight minutes more of your time.


A loss.

Some of us, over the years, have met each other, helped each other, counseled one another. We are a community that impact each other on a grand scale. Within a community, we fight (sometimes within, often for each other). Within that global community, on occasion there are losses of what we consider casual relationships online right down to knowing people as friends – well beyond a tweet or facebook exchange, treat each other as family.

Personally, I am reminded of finally meeting Ann at the premiere of A Billion Lives in 2016. We lost her last year. She was one who impacted so many behind the scenes as she did online. Karen Lee a.k.a Fiamma Palermo from 2015 who used the #ImProof hashtag, Alice Dalton of the Vape Help & Vape Safe Facebook group who was always cheerful and helpful to everyone.

Another via James in Ohio this week was Keith Ross, Sr.

I ask you to think about their contributions… and YOUR contribution to what has changed your life. Start a blog, tweet, join groups, make some NOISE. Imagine the impact you can have on others and the future with this fight. Often I am inspired by others just from a statement in a group or a tweet. Learn from each other. Stop asking what can you do – start doing.


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Vaping In The News – March 3rd, 2018

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

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



A Long Letter to Ms. Kimmel for MN House ~ Vaping vs Smoking ~ Beyond the Headlines, E-Cigarette Vapor Has Only Trace Amounts of Metals ~ Dr. Farsalinos Discredits “Toxic Metal” Study For Being Misleading ~ Testimony Before the Indiana Public Health Committee ~ Is it possible that nicotine ~ Air monitoring ~ Landmark U.S. Study ~ And Still We Stand Back Meekly ~ Lamppost Epidemiology ~ These are some of the people ~ Smoke Free Radio


A Long Letter to Ms. Kimmel for MN House

Skip has an undeniable knack to get to the heart of the matter. Without question, she has once again outdone herself.

A Long Letter to Ms. Kimmel for MN House


Vaping vs Smoking: 40 experts teach you healthier alternative

I was asked to participate in this.

Vaping vs Smoking: 40 experts teach you healthier alternative


Beyond the Headlines, E-Cigarette Vapor Has Only Trace Amounts of Metals

The headlines misrepresent or over-dramatize the facts…

Who among you uses nearly four gallons of liquid?

Via Brad Rodu:

Beyond the Headlines, E-Cigarette Vapor Has Only Trace Amounts of Metals

Without rambling, I, as a consumer, WANT to know the truth. Good or bad….

Dr. Farsalinos remains at the top of my list over the years as the “go to”… he won’t lie or sugarcoat, and is diligent in his explanations.

I don’t think the man has had a rest in the past 10 years. If you meet him, please shake his hand for me.

Dr. Farsalinos Discredits “Toxic Metal” Study For Being Misleading


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Testimony Before the Indiana Public Health Committee

Because testimony.

Testimony Before the Indiana Public Health Committee


Is it possible?

My favorite subject.

Yes.

Is it possible that nicotine is not the cause of any withdrawal symptoms…?


Air monitoring at large public electronic cigarette events.

I’ve covered this before…at length with Meg about pounding sand here.

See here George – what we’re going to do is get volunteers to act like the public and get them to go in to this convention with backpacks with a hidden an air sampling pump.

We’ll do it discreetly and try to be all sciency. Boy, I sure hope we can get away with it…. then, we’ll use those backpacks to stash all that grant money!

Air monitoring at large public electronic cigarette events.


#Louder.

There are FEW professionals who are bold enough to stand UP and make some noise.

This exchange below showing Simon Chapman being challenged about being challenged is louder. I want to personally thank you who are standing UP and fighting like Dr. Wodak, Dr. Danko and others. You know who you are.

If you’re interested, here’s the full thread.


Landmark U.S. Study

Imagine?

The American Cancer Society has changed their wording on their position… I’m still skeptical, however….

Landmark U.S. Study Confirms Vaping Devices Are Substantially Less Harmful Than Smoking Cigarettes

Related link:

E-Cigarettes Are Saving Lives



And Still We Stand Back Meekly

WELL worth the read…

“A massive Ponzi scheme that can be brought crashing down by we, the people, simply waking up.”

And Still We Stand Back Meekly


Science Lesson: Lamppost Epidemiology And The Lack Of Self-Correction

Carl sheds some light on the hard work of searching where the best answers can be found – or not…

Science Lesson: Lamppost Epidemiology And The Lack Of Self-Correction


I’ll call this one “The Emperor wears no bias”.


These are some of the people…..

I purposely haven’t found myself in or around a vaping convention of any kind… I still have never been to one. That subject is for another time.

I did, however, take a trip up to Columbus, Ohio last weekend. On purpose.

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A long overdue meet with a few stellar people at the Vapor Station (Hilliard, Ohio) with (among others) James Jarvis (& his wife) of the Ohio Vapor Trade Association, FIG Ramsey who I’ve adored since forever… and the brain behind Gonzo GivesMike Peterson of 2 Stone Vaping, and finally, a man I’ve admired and stalked followed since December of 2014, and met briefly after the premiere of A Billion Lives, David Goerlitz.

If these are the people I’m surrounded by and engaging with at a vaping convention, I’ll be at every single one I can get to. These are some of the people who are making some noise. These are some of the people who are paying attention. These are some of the people around the country who are #LoudER. These are some of the people who are passionate, caring and attentive. These are some of the people making the world a better place. These are just some of the people who DO something.

Surrounding myself with those smarter than I – is my goal, and that was achieved.

Here’s me just moments (or an hour or so) after I touched a Fig.

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Smoke Free Radio.

Yes, it’s two hours. Maybe Dimitris, Fig and James are wearing pants… you’ll need to find out!


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

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You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin