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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.

ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT



Vaping In The News – September 22nd, 2018

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

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




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




Vaping is Tobacco Control

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

Vaping is Tobacco Control


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

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

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


Dear Family, Friends, Parents, Educators and Medical Professionals

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


Research Looking into Media Coverage of E-Cigarette News

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

“The media still spreading misinformation”


Studying Flavours

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

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

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

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

Agent naughty

Studying Flavours


Speaking of Control

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

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


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

Well… damn kids.

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


Teens smoking less is unacceptable

Another from me this past week.

Teens smoking less is unacceptable


FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids

  • Kids will listen:

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

  • Believes? Epidemic? Conjecture:

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

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

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

FDA launches new, comprehensive campaign to warn kids


Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

Gottlieb and Zeller large

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

Proof by assertion:

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

Conjecture:

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

Threatening adults:

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

Are you pissed off yet?

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb


Ethics money to burn

You have entered the

Keep Smoking We Need The Money

section:

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#KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney

$20 million grant will fund continued research

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

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

Addictive potential? Wait, what?

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

$20 Million More!

Wait, what?

UCSF Receives $20 Million to Study New Tobacco Products

18 Million More!

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

6 Million for “Fall River” Massachusetts!

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

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

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


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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 – September 1st, 2018


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

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




Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm ~ Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research ~ More than 10 million in US use e-cigarettes ~ Imagine this ~ Slight Teen Vaping Increase Reality of Tobacco 21 ~ What happened to the war on smoking? ~ Inspection of 59 “Vape Shops”  ~  Does vaping really cause heart attacks? ~ Juul Joins Vapor Technology Association (VTA)




Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm

Resulting From Tobacco Smoking in COPD Patients, Even in the Long Term

Of COURSE it does.

“an effective and safe alternative to the tobacco cigarettes”

Electronic Cigarette Use May Reverse the Harm


Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research

 

“This study cannot determine whether e-cigarettes are carcinogenic or are causing a risk for cancer…”

Well, of course it can’t.

Vaping Cancer, Heart Disease Risk Overstated By Recent Research


More than 10 million in US use e-cigarettes

Of course we are. I think it is higher.

10 MILLION Americans – that’s 10,000,000 – are using e-cigarettes. Some smoke less, most – not at all. Even with the link “safety concerns of e-cigarettes”, they only mention teens.

How many of those 10 MILLION Americans have reported adverse events to the Food and Drug Administration?

More than 10 million in US use e-cigarettes


Imagine this:

If you are a vendor: CARRY STARTER KITS. Do NOT limit NICOTINE strength.

“The resulting low nicotine consumption (obtained from vaping) could possibly and partially explain the relatively low quit-smoking rates.”

About One in Five Novice Vapers Buying Their First E-Cigarette in a Vape Shop Are Smoking Abstinent after Six Months


Slight Teen Vaping Increase and A Continued Smoking Decline in 2017

I expected it to be higher. Really. Much higher

Slight Teen Vaping Increase and A Continued Smoking Decline in 2017


The latest study on adults not liking flavors is in:


Reality of “Tobacco 21”

 

Speaking of Tobacco 21:

An epidemic of moral and authoritive control over adults is sweeping the country for 18 to 20 year olds who can serve their country, vote, buy homes, marry. You know, adult stuff…..

Experts’ Opinions on Ohio’s ‘Tobacco 21’ Movement

As a footnote to raising the age: It has already failed

Increasing the MLPA to 21 years in NYC did not accelerate reductions in youth tobacco use

in New York.


What happened to the war on smoking?

I adore Skip, she likes asking questions.

Who doesn’t like a #CrankyOldBroad asking questions…

What happened to the war on smoking?


Inspection of 59 “Vape Shops” — United States, 2016

“Although all vape shops inspected were found to be in compliance with the regulatory requirements of FDA that were in effect at the time….”

Inspection of 59 “Vape Shops” — United States, October–November, 2016



Does vaping really cause heart attacks?

Jim McDonald slices this silly question up.

“There are lots of ways to turn deceptive science into propaganda”

Kudos to the graphic art designer at Vaping 360 as well.

Does vaping really cause heart attacks?


JUUL joins VTA

I am proud to report Juul has joined the Vapor Technology Association.

In an ever-present scream test, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids doesn’t seem to like that. Irony in a tweet. Take your time.



I will be out of town next weekend…

Vaping In The News will resume on September 15th.




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

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I proudly join David on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can find me learning here on Instagram

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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

Vaping In The News ~ July 28th, 2018

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

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


Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects ~ THR4Life Comments, FDA Regulation of Flavors ~ VTA’s FDA Flavor Submission ~ Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule ~ What if? ~ Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets ~ JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools ~ Juul is being sued ~ Of Mice And Menace ~  Nicotine warning ~ Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine ~ More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids ~ Walnuts are drugs


Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects

Last week I put this out, Jim McDonald covers this tragic story here:

Teen Dies After Hospital Mistakes Stroke for Nicotine Effects


THR4Life Comments on FDA Regulation of Flavors

On July 16, 2018, Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life submitted comment to the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in regard to the regulation of flavors in tobacco products.

THR4Life Comments on FDA Regulations of Flavors


Vapor Technology Association comments on FDA Regulations

The Vapor Technology Association (“VTA”) respectfully submits the attached comments to the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on March 21, 2018, entitled “Regulationof Flavors in Tobacco Products.”

Vapor Technology Association’s Comments in Response to FDA


Smokers’ Rights Group Sues HUD Over Rule that Bans Smoking Inside Public Housing Apartment

Don’t be fooled, rights are rights.

“This lawsuit is about defending the right to be left alone to engage in a legal activity in the privacy of one’s own home.”
NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) is a grassroots organization established in 2000 dedicated to advancing and protecting the interests of adults who choose to smoke cigarettes or enjoy other forms of tobacco or use electronic cigarettes.
Here’s their Press release.

What if…..?

Harry Shapiro with Nicotine Science and Policy takes criminal intent on – in a whole new light:

“English law is called gross negligence manslaughter……..can also can be committed simply by omission”…

Please give this its due attention from Harry with Nicotine Science and Policy…

What if…..?


Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets

There is a bottom line, but that isn’t what the government wants you to believe.

Young People Adopt Vaping as Their Smoking Rate Plummets


JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools

They didn’t read the Gallup poll.

Via Jim McDonald:

JUUL Uses Politicians as Marketing Tools


Juul is being sued…

Ambulance chaser alert:

COMPLAINT AND DEMAND


Of Mice and Menace:

Why Rodent Studies Of Vapor Products Are Meaningless

“Mice are not little four legged people!” ~ @VladTheVaper

From Carl V. Phillips:

Of Mice And Menace:


Nicotine Warning

My words:

The Food and Drug Administration would like to have all e-liquid manufacturers continue to affirm the government lie to consumers by yelling fire in a crowded theater.

Their words:

FDA affirms commitment to warning the public to warning the public about nicotine in tobacco products

Directly related:

Federal Judge Halts Cigar Regulations


Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine

Let me remind you of the accolades of lower nicotine:

Cliff Douglass of the American Cancer Society –  thinks lower nicotine in cigarettes is “Absolutely everything

NCI Director Ned Sharpless says “…good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer

FDA’s Scott Gottlieb claims “Lower nicotine in the same product

Matt Myers of Tobacco-Free Kids says “…to use products that won’t kill them

Basing “minimally or non-addictive” levels of nicotine by lowering cigarette consumption by 1.6 less cigarettes… over two years… is a public health win?  Here’s what they came up with after two years:

238 “non-daily” smokers… what?

👉over the course of two years...

lowered their smoking by 1.6 cigarettes…

“real-time reporting” and “cigarette butt counts.

No – to slow progress… is this is what the Food and Drug Administration likes?

One of my favorite subjects – covered here and here

This headline calls it “staggering“.

You can check my math here:

Nondaily Smokers’ Changes in Cigarette Consumption With Very Low-Nicotine-Content Cigarettes


More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids

“it is possible that they may play a bigger role in assisting smokers to quit combustible tobacco.”

More Proof from FDA Population Data Showing E-Cigarettes As Popular Quit-Smoking Aids


Walnuts are drugs

Speaking of conjecture and nicotine being defined as “tobacco“, now…

I wonder how they vape…  and if we vape ’em, they also a tobacco product…

Walnuts are drugs.


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

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Smokers, Vapers, non-smokers, pubic health, experts… you’re all invited as I proudly join David Goerlitz on his podcast each week.

Episode Six:

David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Are you familiar with

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

VapeTithing




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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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 – July 21st, 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.”




Strategic and ethical issues in antismoking ~ Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year ~ Juul Madness ~ Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor ~ A Tragic Story ~ Truth Initiative Endorses and Condemns Vaping ~ Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products ~ Banning Flavors: The Core Argument Is Based On Gaslighting, Not Evidence~ Naked 100 eLiquid Donates $50K to CASAA ~ Speaking of Trolls

Strategic and ethical issues in antismoking
“Official guidelines of antismoking message development do not exist. Written codes of ethics for tobacco control work were found to be nonexistent.”
“Most of our interviewees did not use and were not supportive of the creation of codes of ethics for the design and execution of antismoking ads.”
No one is asking questions about this? Color me surprised

Why Tobacco Stocks Have Lost Around 20% This Year

Teen and adult rates are at their lowest points in recorded history. Shareholders should have been paying attention to the big companies long before this. Predicted by many including me throughout this blog, it was bound to happen.
While the “tobacco control” factions of the world are lying, regulating, restricting, taxing and banning e-cigarettes to maintain their sustainability cash flow, The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is looking at sustainability for farmers, and other nicotine products.
Color me surprised again.

Juul Madness

Tobacco-Free Kids pretends it is madness, only it isn’t.

(Journalism, it does exist.)

Juul Madness


Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor used and current flavors

Over twenty-thousand people. “Restricting the availability of non-tobacco flavors could reduce adult smokers’ interest in switching to e-cigarettes or rationalize a return to cigarette smoking…” Pretty important.

Changing patterns of first e-cigarette flavor used and current flavors used by 20,836 adult frequent e-cigarette users in the USA


A Tragic Story

In January a slew of reports came out in the ever-so-popular and irresponsible style of “journalists” with crayons flying… falsely blaming an e-cigarette / nicotine for the tragic death of a child. Well…

“Lets call them opinionists”    ~ David Goerlitz

The “autopsy showed that no nicotine was present in his system.”

From me:

Nicotine is NOT Cause of Death in 14-year-old


Truth Initiative Endorses and Condemns Vaping

It’s GOOD! It’s BAD! But let us explain ourselves!

Jim McDonald: Impeccable as always.

Truth Initiative Endorses and Condemns Vaping


Banning Flavors: The Core Argument Is Based On Gaslighting, Not Evidence

And then there’s Carl V. Phillips. Also impeccable as always.

Post-truth is not just about lying, but about gaslighting — causing people to systematically doubt what they can easily observe and thus paving the way to create a false “reality.”

Banning Flavors: The Core Argument Is Based On Gaslighting, Not Evidence


Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products

Iowa Attorney General, Thomas J Miller:

“We do not believe that FDA can reliably distinguish between harms and benefits that arise from flavors in non-combustible nicotine products, or provide assurance that its interventions would not cause more harm than good.”

Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products


Naked 100 eLiquid Donates $50K to CASAA

The title says it all:

Naked 100 eLiquid Donates $50K to CASAA


Speaking of trolls:

This  –  from everybody’s pal, Simon Chapman – new to me… and hilarous.

In fact, some of you regular readers are in here…

On – line abuse and trolling by pro – tobacco and vaping activists


Trolling a troll.

On another note: Bareham, a self-proclaimed something or other in tobacco control… and a Simon Chapman “minion” (hence the avatar I suppose).I’m not sure who “Cali Tobacco Control” is, but as a parody account, I say bravo.




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

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

I proudly join David Goerlitz on his podcast each week:

David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Are you familiar with

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

Own a shop? Are you a manufacturer?

VapeTithing




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – June 9th, 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.”



Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping ~ Reducing Nicotine ~ VAEP ~ FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens ~ Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017 ~ CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers? ~  Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid ~ VAPE SHOPS: BATTERY Safety ~ Lemonade Stands ~ The Ponzi Scheme




Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping

Don’t you just hate when that happens?

Tobacco Control Contradicts Itself With Attacks On Vaping


Radient Technologies Inc. Files Provisional Patent Application for Reducing Nicotine Levels in Tobacco

Uh huh. Because really –  “innovation related to methods for obtaining nicotine depleted tobacco, without materially altering certain desirable properties of the tobacco”… is the most important part of the plan of the F.D.A..

Radient Technologies Inc. Files Provisional Patent Application for Reducing Nicotine Levels in Tobacco



VAEP:

I’ve known (online) Kellie Ann, (member of M.O.V.E.) who did this for Canada and this for the U.S.A. for some time now… and she’s done this:


Speaking of “gateways”


FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens

Brad Rodu hits the Synar Amendment on the head. (I’ve been saying this, people!)

There is NO gateway.

FDA Aims at Wrong Target in Effort to Protect Teens


Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017

AGAIN. What did I tell you? There is no gateway.

Youth tobacco use drops during 2011-2017


CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers?

For the thousandth time… e-cigarettes do NOT entice children to smoke.

CDC Survey: Where Are All the Teen Juulers?



Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid

Do NOT restrict nicotine strength. Ever. Period.

Real‐world’ compensatory behaviour with low nicotine concentration e‐liquid


VAPE shops: Battery safety.


Lemonade Stands

Oh, look. An INDUSTRY standing up to local governments without asking CONSUMERS for money.


The Ponzi Scheme

Well, not really the title, but it explains how dependence addiction to smokers is coming to a less than desired outcome. See, if they have smokers, they have money…. if they have less smokers… well, it’s now an unexpected losing battle for government.

Please keep smoking they need the money. Or, they’ll regulate, restrict, tax and ban until you’ve settled THEIR settlement.

Vaping Set To Wipe Out Tobacco Bonds



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

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz Saturday mornings on Vape Radio.

I’ll be joining David very soon on his podcast: David G Model Citizen.


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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:

Added 6/10/2018:

This came across my eyes and is WELL worth the read before you continue down my page:

The Big Lie (Vaping, children, flavors)



Added 6/10/2018:


Now, 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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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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GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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