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Vaping In The News – March 14th, 2020


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Michael McGrady: Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics ~ Vaping and Coronavirus: What We Know and What We Don’t ~ Astroturfing is hard ~ Keep Smoking We Need The Money ~ Speaking of black markets ~ High School Seniors Keep Drinking, Toking and Vaping, Especially Marijuana ~ The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations ~ Adults, Not Just Teens, Like Dessert-Flavored E-Cigs: Study


Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics

In the spirit of the VITN bylaws, Michael McGrady takes us on a quick journey in hysteria, and history.

Michael McGrady: Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics


Vaping and Coronavirus: What We Know and What We Don’t

Jim takes a look at what we know, and discusses what I have determined and diagnosed as #correlationvirus. Yes, I said it because no one else will. Go me!

Vaping and Coronavirus: What We Know and What We Don’t


Despite what is going on in Italy:

Criticism, finger pointing… past… I crack me up.

Bonus finger pointing and criticism from my pal, Jerry.

He can barely resist himself. I bet he’s got an “I love me” wall.


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Astroturfing is hard.

#SuburbanKarenVirus is spreading, but with the bad, there is a possibility of a $250.00 reward for being, or becoming a Suburban Karen as long as you meet the requirements, you can meet the definition of astroturfing for something Karen’s children are not legally allowed to do.

Hashtags like #TakeDownTobacco and #ImNotALabRat are hashtags they’ll be using next week…

Interested? They sure hope so!

AstroTurfing is hard.

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Keep Smoking We Need The Money

There are about a gazillion ways to gaslight the public. Here’s one they’ve been working on for years, to regulate, restrict, tax, and ban less smoking.

It’s an opinion piece, among 894,997 participants and against every smoker in the nation.

Keep Smoking We Need The Money


You can watch Brent Stafford listening to Cindy Schmidt now below, or you can watch it later here.

They cover the “flavor ban; CDC malevolence; barrage of public health hysteria; and glaring bias from a snarling mainstream media” and much more… eloquently.


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Speaking of black markets:

Under Bakers new law that includes a “75% excise tax on the wholesale price of e-cigarettes and vaping products”, If you’re caught with “untaxed e-cigarettes or vaping products” in Mass, you can be “fined $5,000 for a first offense and up to $25,000 for multiple violations”, and they can take untaxed product, vehicles, boats and planes… because black markets would never be a concern… (Source)


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High School Seniors Keep Drinking, Toking and Vaping, Especially Marijuana

Dr. Rodu breaks down some more numbers… who’s in charge again?

High School Seniors Keep Drinking, Toking and Vaping, Especially Marijuana


The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations

Speaking of regulations with regulators, the one thing we can agree on is that we can’t agree on everything, but this is mostly good, and their report is linked at the bottom within.

The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and Their Regulations


Adults, Not Just Teens, Like Dessert-Flavored E-Cigs: Study

Please, wash your hands before you read this.

Adults, Not Just Teens, Like Dessert-Flavored E-Cigs: Study


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Smoking and E-cig use among teens is down, again – (Don’t tell Stan)

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Smoking and e-cigarette use is down again. It’s a long standing whine from inefficient tobacco control “experts”, “those damn kids”.

Wait a minute…

Forgive me, I don’t know where my head was at by typing “those damn kids”.

It’s Think Of The Children ™ .

Future income for tobacco control.

There. Clear conscience. I hope we both feel better.



This graphic is just to make you laugh before we can move on.

I’ll wait.

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All set?

Moving on.

Smoking and E-cigarette use is dropping

The last chart I saw (from 2015) showing tobacco use among middle and high school students is below, and smoking rates at the bottom was going DOWN.

Substantially.

Seems in the chart on the bottom, the significant decrease in cigarettes use… was – well, ignored. Instead, it added in in the “overall useage”of tobacco.

Huh. Seems in the chart at the TOP, it increased. That made progress “No significant change”.

Well, after National Tobacco Day, that chart is accurate according to the arbitrary law.

I believe this grapic was made during the Surgeon General’s propaganda tour when I snipped this, so I apologize in advance on the source.

I’m sure they were made by someone much more important than I am before I put my remarks and drivel all over theirs.

I think the source is somewhere, if you can bear to go, in here.

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I’d like to believe the children surveyed in the latest findings are telling the truth to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I’d also like to believe those organizations were truthful in relaying that information to the public. Not sure. You?

Not sure. You? Haven’t seen Puff-N-Stuff metanalyze it yet… for all I know this is cause for children to pick their noses…I’ll move on.

Either way, smoking is down, e-cigarette use (now called tobacco) is down.

  • Down 20% for “any tobacco product”.
  • Down 20% for “any combustible tobacco product”.
  • Down 26% for any “two (dual use) tobacco products”.
  • Down 29% for “e-cigarette use”.
  • Down 33% for “hookah use”.

Imagine taking away e-cigarettes as a choice.

Would any of the other categories have gone down?

I think not.

Between 2013 and 2015, e-cigarette use rose substantially, and then it dropped in 2016…while “experts” were claiming, screaming, yelling and making a general ass of themselves that they are a gateway to smoking. Yeah. About that…  They’ll be making an ass of themselves and taking credit for the lower rates… any minute now.

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Fool me once… keep babbling…. I’ll make it clearer.

Stop that – you’re starting to look silly.

Youth Tobacco Use in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Tobacco 21 crowd gears up and wants to restrict tobacco from 18-20 year olds from having that choice. (E-cigarettes). From Adults.

Now look back up at that chart.

Now look without giggling at this graphic tweet from “well respected” our National Tobacco Control Professor, Stanton “Puff-N-Stuff” Glantz, again. It’s like he’s trying to be convincing and all…

You know you want to.

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Added 8/26/17

“The implications of the rapid rise in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use remain unknown.”

Huh. Unknown. Maybe knowing they’re much less dangerous than conventional cigarettes is a start?

Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.

Evaluating the Mutual Pathways among Electronic Cigarette Use, Conventional Smoking, and Nicotine Dependence.

“most e-cigarette experimentation does not turn into regular use, and levels of regular use in young people who have never smoked remain very low.”

 

Cumulatively these surveys collected data from over 60,000 young people.

Young People’s Use of E-Cigarettes across the United Kingdom: Findings from Five Surveys 2015–2017


“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”

“If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age.

Legislators who say 18-year-olds are not adults are hypocrites

 



Related:

Clive Bates has been saying the same thing since 2013.

We need to talk about the children – the gateway effect examined

It’s also here from the Capital Research Center and Dr. Steve Allen:

Oh, and here:

Vaping Rates Are Falling For Teens Despite Alleged ‘Gateway’ Effect To Smoking

I’ve covered it, among other places, here:

The FDA can’t prove nicotine addiction or gateways exist.


And Dr. Cranfield, who did this

has covered the gatway theory in this video. Well worth the listen


Added 8/26/17

My Data Driven Meta-Analysis: E-cigarettes Cause Less Smoking


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There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

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