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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.”


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

TOBACCO FREE KIDS

“Without question, no one markets cigarettes or e-cigarettes more to children than Tobacco-Free Kids. No one.”    (Me.)

Since the 1970’s, there has been a ban on advertising of tobacco. In 1970, President Nixon signed a law called the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act  – banning cigarette ads on T.V. and radio – beginning January 2nd of 1971. (Link).

Over the past four or so years, I’ve watched what looks like breaking the law to me, but – some are above the law.


The “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” was set up by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1995, (the largest shareholder in Johnson & Johnson – who make “cessation” products). They don’t accept money from tobacco, but as long as smoking continues, (like “lower nicotine” cigarettes) there is an abundance of children coming on to the smoking market for their “product(s)”.

WHY would ANY anti-tobacco group, much less the self-proclaimed CAMPAIGN for TobaccoFREE Kids” WANT to endorse and literally encourage and help introduce more cigarettes of any kind INTO the market?


First:

CTFK – as a “non-profit” is – evidently – above the law. They can lie. Manipulate. Misdirect. They can say “anything” they want. Why do they have such influence over tobacco legislation?

They not only are a political front group, they are directly (Matt Myers) involved in every aspect of tobacco including laws and changes in the law to suit their needs since around 1995.


According to Wikipedia:

“Matt Myers engaged in negotiations with Philip Morris circa 1997 to determine terms of a Master Settlement Agreement, and again negotiated with PM in 2004 to create legislation to allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco.”

It (the Master Settlement Agreement) looked good on paper. Before the ink was dry, The Master Settlement agreement had tobacco companies signing up to “pay” the government. Well, smokers (like you & I) paid, tobacco companies collected, and the government took the money.

How’s that go so far? They spent the money before they had it in their hands. BILLIONS of dollars.

Here’s a link. Here’s another.

While the public is under the impression of an “upstanding” non-profit organization trying to help “children”, they are as powerful a political force in changing, adjusting and manipulation of public opinion and legislation and the outcome(s) as the politicians who DO their bidding. They can say and do, evidently, anything they like.

No repercussions. Immune from public scrutiny – (other than my and others’ tweets) they literally can say – and tweet – anything they like.

Let’s chat about job security.

Tobacco-Free Kids  “actively prevented the FDA from raising the age of cigarette sales nationally to anything above 18”.    Think about that.

That’s here:

WHY can children still purchase cigarettes?

Nobody cares. Wait, not enough people care.


Second:

To the self-created and “orchestrated” Juul “epidemic”.

clearly part of an orchestrated campaign

~Carl V. Phillips

In my opinion

There is more to this “Juul” story than we can see. The company was “asked” for documents. They are for raising the age of purchase of their product and tobacco to 21. It makes me curious why a company would do that willingly, voluntarily, without a court order. Is this smoke and mirrors?

 

Friendly fire for something I don’t see – yet? Are they for sale? Is this a setup to become a tobacco company purchase? Is their “closed system” product one that can go “over the counter” as FDA director Gottlieb suggested last week, and is at an advantage to make people like CTFK happy?


Silly questions in my head.


Inspired again by a “Cranky Old Broad”, (SKIP!) to go on an excursion of sorts, I went back just over a month  – due to the thought of CTFK being “off” on the weekends just to see how many tweets there actually were about the “Juul” product, and how they were portrayed to the public by CTFK…and “the children™” they allegedly are helping.

Now, if you’re under the impression this organization is geared towards kids, I’ll let you make your judgement on the impressions you see below. Like manipulation of the public perception every time they use any variation of “Think of the children™”.

I’ll let you see just how reverse psychology works.

Remember, “e-cigs” are a tobacco product since “National Tobacco Day” and no one is allowed to advertise a tobacco product. I know, they’re not “advertising”, they’re “educating”…


Third:

The tweets… of course, and with my comments….

Tweeted

Between March 28th and May 5th, The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids have tweeted no less than –26– times themselves about Juul. They’ve retweeted no less than –16– times.

Grand total, at least –42– times. Here are their “unorchestrated” tweets:

Before you scroll….I’ll bet you a dollar you can’t find a “gateway to smoking” in these tweets……. I WONDER what happened to that…..

 

Well, I’ve kept you long enough.

 

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


1. Fun stuff to orchestrate unorchestrated things. “Think of the children™”.

2. Highlighting the unorchestrated craze as low key as possible on Good Morning America. “Think of the children™”. There’s force and drawing.

 

3. Love the adjectives… and action verbs… baby pacifier…. how they can make me quiver.

4. Adult teachers are evidently – according to Newsweek, unable to handle disruption in class.

5. Those sneaky little rat teenagers are making grown adults FRET!

6. Strong-arming a company into voluntary submission to do nothing about what it isn’t already not doing sounds very unsuspicious and … bullshitty.

7. These things must REALLY be gutting tobacco profits.

8. Take your time, boys… all part of the bigger show.

9. PARENTS! Are you paying attention? Imagine if they were smoking instead? “Think of the children™”.

10. (No “orchestrated” panic going on here – or media name dropping)

11. Oh, adding Dick into the purge urge.

12. Places, everyone. This is urging because it is immediately urgent.

13. Here’s where they clarify make a feeble attempt at posturing – because, after all, there is no “orchestrated” panic.

14. Now, who doesn’t like a collection of decades of deceit on display? I wonder if the exhibit shows tobacco control propaganda…..

15. Nothing orchestrated about “skyrocketing”…”Think of the children™”. 

16. No panic or target orchestration intended by adding in “the Marlboro

17. “Threaten”… “addict”… “must act”…  nope, no propagantist material within yet…”Think of the children™”….and dammit, the media is rehearsed right.

18. Warning! “Think of the children™”.

19. “craze” “must act“…

20. “hooking”… by the way, if you’re new here, nicotine is not addictive.

21. It is extremely important to have the head of the organization propagandizing propaganda properly

22. Parents and school administrators have a tough time asserting their authority... evidently. If you own a Juul, you can now accessorize along with your outfit, evidently.

23. Here it’s rampantly popular…

24. It’s a worry among doctors and health groups… a propagandist craze…

25. If you know, you should be talking to your child, but read this because – well, you should know this first. (Note the “inside middle schools” part, where teachers and administrators- those in charge – just can’t control middle school students, evidently….)

26. Bored yet? I’m trying to keep your attention…

Oh slang, You dirty unforgiving term for teen decadence.  OOH! Skyrocking!

 


Retweeted:

These were retweeted by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

Same rhetoric, same goal.

27. Crack down… steps… baby steps… I’m seeing a trend for the next one…   is there ever not more to be done?

28. Laurie likes action words: “cracks down”.

Very propaganda-like – good for her. Although I didn’t read her story, I’m sure it is beyond intriguing.

29. No less than 800 likes… was there just a phone call and “Hey, Bob… could you send us some documents?” Was there a court order? Who cooperates with the government willingly? Hmmm.

30. I don’t want to likely misinform anyone, but saying “especially dangerous” gives one a direct connotation to smoking being safer. Why would you want to do that?

What would be the initiative to telling the opposite of the truth? <– See what I did there?

31. I wonder what caused this “surge” in popularity? Anyone?

32 & 33. Technically the same tweet (the lower one), but gives the upper one extra umph in Twitterville. Dick has some balls, mentioning the gateway without mentioning the gateway. I’m very disappointed in the vagueness of his tweet.

Note he’s so mad he’s sent two letters.

34. The illusion of a gateway, but they’re starting to know better.

35. Tweeted about and retweeted…

36. Not mentioning “Juul” specifically, but in the graphic…

37. When you are among friends, you retweet.

38. Fashion on its own from earlier… too important not to retweet.

39. I didn’t realize there were so many adult strugglers.

I strongly suggest counseling for these professional academics to get ahold of themselves so they can get control of children.

40 & 41. “Opinion”. (Two-fer again).

42. Suing. Classic silliness. What are they “suing” for? I’ll give you – for this tweet – the “gateway” effect….. within the context of the tweet.

Cigarettes.

Earlier we covered the “e-cigarettes are tobacco”. Now we will briefly move on to tweets “about” cigarettes… now remember, class – advertising of tobacco products is still illegal.

Same rules – around the same time frame, but “they” don’t advertise. “They” (tobacco control, government and public health groups) only tweet about news about tobacco…

Well, guess what is in the photos…

 

I’ve called them out on it… plenty of times….

 

1. An awesome graphic of “not advertising” on social media.

2. Yep.

3. (Retweeted)

4. Love the “not advertising” on this one.

5. Images of smoking… remember this is an anti-tobacco CONtrol group.

6. Wonderful Marlboro image. (Their partners.) No reverse psychology here….

7. More common is the press deciding multiple brands should be shown.

8. (Retweeted) – A wonderful closeup of Newports.

 


Those are just a few… in the past month or so… and is how a political front groups acts as if they are “educating” children while operating as a caring non-profit “for the children™”.


I hope you’ve read this far:

From Carl V. Phillips:

“The New York Times and Washington Post published party-line articles about this within minutes of Gottlieb’s statements, making clear that their endorsement of the FDA’s message had been pre-arranged.”

That’s here:

FDA Joins Orchestrated Attack On Juul. Or Did They Start It?

 

Lastly:

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

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


While finalizing this blog for today…. Solace Technologies “has received at least one buyout offer from a company”…

Who bets Tobacco-Free Kids “didn’t know” this in advance….

Who will it be, Reynolds Or PM?

These 4 Guys Just Made $3.7 Million Selling Nicotine Salt Juice

Will “Juul” be in negotiations to be bought out next?


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Kevin

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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E-cigarettes and the FDA

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The F.D.A. had warned the e-cigarette industry. Repeatedly. Senators have been on rampages.  California has based their offense on it with “Still Blowing Smoke“. Various “health groups” are and will continue using these images until the end of time. If you don’t know what I’m babbling about – I’m not sure we can be friends…

Crackdown on irresponsible idiots.

If you are, or will now receive a warning letter, you have no one to blame but yourselves. Labels mimicking food products. Blatant, literal and idiotic intellectual, trademark and/or copyright infringements and dumbass cartoons. What you thought were cute labels were clearly both the wrong choice and message to portray.  Let the litigation begin. For the record, I’ve reported you personally – if you’re reading this – over the years – to some of the companies legal departments you were ripping off. So have others.

In fact, in April, Wrigley took on some of you idiots.

Wrigley Beats Vape Co. In Starburst, Skittles Flavors TM Row


Who’s at fault?

YOU are. The manufacturers/shops who are guilty shall be named and shamed publicly by the F.D.A., and I’ll bet most were not a member of an industry group – or know their local city, county or state representatives names. Shops are not off the hook. The standard acceptance and purchase of those same labels by shops – whether by demand of the consumer, the profit margin on sales or the sheer stupidity of those owners – by placing orders, purchasing and accepting shipments of what they (should) know is an example used by any and all tobacco control groups, every anti-smoking group, and a direct target by the F.D.A. – this wasn’t a secret club no one was privy to – and is irresponsible. Period. This was shown, explained – and by and large ignored. Finally, consumers – for purchasing those products… supply and demand.

For at least the five+ years I’ve been not smoking, there have been labels that look like they would and could fool a child into thinking they were for children. In that same amount of time, a select core of consumers like myself have said stop that.

THE Fergus Mason has taken the words right out of my keyboard:

“If you make products like the ones featured here, you are stupid. If you sell those products, you are stupid. If you continue to buy from a vape shop that sells those products, you are stupid.”

Let’s call time on stupid vendors


Finding idiots is easy

In pointing idiots out, we’ve been ignored, slammed, insulted, told to have sex with ourselves, and still, it continued. Between product looking like food, candy, beverage cans  – whatever, and coinciding with trademark infringements as a bonus, you have all been begged, asked, told, shamed and… still – irresponsible practices continued.


“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.


Guilty By Association

It isn’t that manufacturers are or were marketing to children, specifically. That part in itself does not matter. From fonts and colors, images and packaging, it is the appearance and the images idiotically portrayed and easily used in press conferences.

It is that they gave wonderful and stunning examples of the appearance and impression of marketing to children.  Those doing it poured gas on the fire in the fight.

I’ll mention one person that comes to mind because he is one of those people who really does not bullshit consumers. Dimitris Agrafiotis. He’s BEEN saying it –  and saying it —  and saying it. Because I can’t find the link at the moment to quote, I will paraphrase: 

“What looks like marketing to children by the public cannot be defended. I can’t defend it.”


Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos

He isn’t happy about it, either.

(Thanks, Jukka!)

Irresponsible marketing by parts of the e-cigarette industry requires immediate measures


The consumer drives the market.

I really don’t care how manufacturers / shops want to sell products. I don’t really care if you’ve got a picture of a cat or cartoon. I don’t care. However, consumers like what they like. In various places around the internet, consumers argued for and against these “companies”. Now, those companies are being TOLD to stop. Imagine that.

Imagine this:

Smoking rates among children are at the lowest levels in HISTORY.

There is no gateway to smoking among teens.

We as consumers (industry) possess safer products for smokers with astronomical success rates – have science and data to back it up, and have the F.D.A. by the BALLS……

Yet….. here I sit and type about stupid shit that could have long been avoided.

The consumer drives the market. I am not “in” the industry. I don’t sell product. What I don’t know firsthand is how the State and National industry organizations handled these idiots (if they were a member of the various organizations) up to this point. Blind eye? Looking the other way? Ignored it? Slapped them?

Did they call them out privately? I don’t know. If they didn’t, they should have. If they did, I miss a lot of things – and I may have missed the statement.

What I didn’t miss is the F.D.A. and the “health” groups repeatedly not missing it. For years. Complacency in the industry isn’t acceptable at any level.

Consumers, I’m talking to you as well. Don’t allow these companies to simply rebrand / repackage and come out smelling like cotton candy. They don’t get a FREE ride. Find responsible manufacturers, find responsible local shops who are paying attention, who DO belong to a state/national organization, and choose them. They deserve your business.

As my wife and I approach five years of not smoking, I’ve got no reservations typing these words… Without an ounce of guilt –  and because I predict there’ll be more who will do it in the future, I’ll quote Senator Markey:

Put THOSE specific shops, vendors and manufacturers who make shitty business decisionsout of business“.

I’ll sleep better.

 


Inspiration for this blog in part was from Albert Michael Harper. Photo credit for this blog via Sherwin Mena.

 

I thank you both from the bottom of my heart.




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

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz on Vape Radio starting this weekend!

You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Have you told the F.D.A. what you think about flavors here?

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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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

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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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin