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Vaping In The News – October 19th, 2019

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Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


Are you listening? ~ Do YOU vape and vote? ~ Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th? ~ Congress Believes Social Media Bots Enticed Minors To Vape ~ Vaping Twitter Bot Study is Dehumanizing Propaganda ~ New Pro-Vaping TV Commercial is Aimed at President Trump ~ Vape Rally At The White House! You Don’t Want To Miss This ~ Regulate, but don’t ban, flavored e-cigarettes ~ Please take the time to listen to Supervisor Gaspar. ~ Appropriate for the protection of public health ~ Five myths about vaping ~ State court halts Whitmer’s flavored vaping ban ~ Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products ~ Dr. Glover joined us on Smoke-Free Radio


Pressing questions first:

Are you listening? Are you paying attention?


Do YOU vape and vote?

In less than a minute: Tell President Trump. Azar said on Fox that he & the President are removing flavors from the market! Make your voice heard now. Answer that question – quickly, and share it in your spaces:

I VAPE, I VOTE


Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th?

Another quick and easy question – if you’re coming or not!

Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th?

(I covered the rally here: We, The People.)


Vape Rally At The White House! You Don’t Want To Miss This

Matt speaks briefly about the rally in Washington November 9th.


Congress Believes Social Media Bots Enticed Minors To Vape

VITN rules, I see Mike, you see Mike.

Congress Believes Social Media Bots Enticed Minors To Vape


Vaping Twitter Bot Study is Dehumanizing Propaganda

Editor note: I was one of five accused (“Account 3”) of being a bot. Now, that may sound trivial – but I (yeah, me) am described as “creating and releasing false information”, I am “particularly malicious”, and, according to @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce, I am “actively involved in misinformation campaigns“.

Think of the underLYING motive for tax dollars wasted while Congress investigates whether I, and four others, of millions of accounts, are “bots” – accused of targeting underage kids. Breaking the law. Really? All this – to manipulate public opinion. What ELSE are they doing this with?

Yes, I’m angry. I’m very angry. But, it is much bigger than myself, or the others above. This IS defamation of character to ALL of us and describes this blog, your tweets, thoughts, any research you and I see performed, explained, and then shared – and very existence of US is described – minimized at best, and meaningless – not worth the attention of anyone’s time.

The original report is linked within by Vaping 360 and guest writer, Amelia Howard did a wonderful job explaining this.

Vaping Twitter Bot Study is Dehumanizing Propaganda


New Pro-Vaping TV Commercial is Aimed at President Trump

Go ahead – click on it!

New Pro-Vaping TV Commercial is Aimed at President Trump


Regulate, but don’t ban, flavored e-cigarettes

One of two appearances from Dr. Siegel this week.

Regulate, but don’t ban, flavored e-cigarettes


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Please take the time to listen to Supervisor Gaspar.

Appropriate for the protection of public health

An explanation of the IQOS heated tobacco product from Dr. Moira Gilchrist herself.

Appropriate for the protection of public health


The CDC is Still Misleading the Public

STILL.

The CDC is Still Misleading the Public

Related: How mainstream media botched the vape lung story


Five myths about vaping

I cannot imagine how myths emerge……. because there are… Ah, kind of what James covered well, here. Or I’ve covered, here.

Five myths about vaping


State court halts Whitmer’s flavored vaping ban

GOOD news for our friends in MICHIGAN:

State court halts Whitmer’s flavored vaping ban


Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products

GOOD news for our friends in OREGON:

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products


Dr. Glover Joined us on Smoke-Free Radio.

Wonderful insight from Dr. Glover covering her 30+ year career in tobacco control, her well deserved apology from the Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA), and facts about many things including suspicions of tactics used against us over the years.

Patrick, Fig and I have a bit of #BotTalk afterwards. Quite a different show from the norm.

Dr. Glover joined us on Smoke-Free Radio.


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Vaping In the News – September 21st, 2019

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Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.

The largest threat to Public Health is an informed consumer.


Marilyn ~ Mark Slis (Scientist & Vape Shop Owner) ~ Compliance Checks ~ Speaking of Michigan ~ Flavored E-Cigarette Bans Propagate America’s War On Drugs ~ No Quarter for the Nicotine Folk Devils ~ Uncool Mint Research ~ Don’t Protect Cigarettes by Banning Far Less Harmful Nicotine Vapor Products ~ 14 Days to Prohibition: New York and Michigan Pass Flavor Bans ~ Flavors with Governors Cuomo & Whitmer ~


Marylin

Something like this always brings me back to where I need to be, fighting for the choice of consumers. It reminds me of Fiamma Palermo (Karen Lee) a few years ago, who used the #ImProof hashtag.

This young lady declares her right is her right to choose, and questions accountability. More of this please. I must admit, I’ve got a crush on Marylin. I’m smitten. Not sure if my wife will voluntarily move out, though.



Mark Slis (Scientist & Vape Shop Owner)

Another consumer, and more. I’ll let him explain it during his testimony after driving over 500 miles to do it.


Compliance Checks

Meanwhile, as Marilyn eloquently stated above, underage children are still breaking the law. Meanwhile, retail stores are still breaking the law.

James Jarvis shared a post on his Facebook page showing the latest current numbers of “compliance checks”. Then, he asks a question.

He did my homework for us, so I stole his post. (Thanks James!)

Year to date FDA Inspection data total US…


Total Inspections: 102,032
Total fails for Ends: 4,212
10 fails were for selling Logic to minors
22 fails were for selling Njoy to minors
84 fails were for selling Mark 10 to minors
499 fails were for selling “other” to minors
748 fails were for selling Blu to minors
1407 fails were for selling Vuse to minors
1442 fails were for Juul to minors
Total fails for vape shops: 212
Total fails for smoke and vape shops: 82
*619 of the fails had civil money penalties (so multiple offenses)

Breaking down Ohio: Total Fails for Ends: 177
Ohio Vape Shop fails: 3 ( same store failed 2 times)

Then he asked: “Tell me again where the youth are getting their vape products?”

Compliance Check Inspections of Tobacco Product Retailers (through 08/31/2019)


Speaking of Michigan

It is not all roses and candy in Michigan… Rep. Johnson got on “Mr. Eliquid’s” website… and made a determination.

More of that responsibility, lawmakers!!!


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Flavored E-Cigarette Bans Propagate America’s War On Drugs

VITN Rules…. with Michael McGrady:

“Moral panics, in turn, pave the way for “endgame” drug control policies. The war on drugs also has a history of pushing ultimatums to achieve policy goals.”

Flavored E-Cigarette Bans Propagate America’s War On Drugs

You can double up your weekly requirement of Michael McGrady here:

No Quarter for the Nicotine Folk Devils


Uncool Mint Research

Another scare story tried to rear its ugly head this past week. While illegal THC products are giving the “anti’s” fictitious and strong momentum, they’re looking at ALL angles of decimation of a less harmful product.

We’re already looking for all we can know about e-cigarettes. Do you know why? We’re tired of everyone being lied to. Because we’re the stakeholder in the equation. You’re not.”

Uncool Mint Research

Related: Expert reaction to study looking at pulegone levels in mint- and menthol-flavored e-Cigarettes


Don’t Protect Cigarettes by Banning Far Less Harmful Nicotine Vapor Products

It’s great to see Bill Godshall still out there pounding the truth.

Don’t Protect Cigarettes by Banning Far Less Harmful Nicotine Vapor Products


14 Days to Prohibition: New York and Michigan Pass Flavor Bans

Jim McDonald.

14 Days to Prohibition: New York and Michigan Pass Flavor Bans


Governors Cuomo & Whitmer

May as well put criminals in one place.

Both Whitmer & Cuomo wants flavors banned. I’ve heard it may be because adults don’t like flavors! Neither do Senators.

“They want to regulate, restrict, tax and ban less smoking.” Think about it.

Governors, like Cuomo, seem to like tobacco-flavored non-governmental organizational front group flavored lollipops.

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Governor Whitmer, seen here enjoying a house full of flavored ice cream, beer, pastries, cookies, donuts, coffee and gasp, flavored cheese, does not like flavors either.

In fact, I’m under the impression she really likes flavors, including cherry, blueberry, and raspberry pie, but doesn’t want Michigan folks to have those same freedoms.


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Kevin

Michigan Governor Declares Cigarettes Safe

Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan has arrogantly declared cigarettes are safe and will remain available for consumers of all ages in her state. “Alternative nicotine products” will be banned to protect the children ™.

It seems the words “regulate, restrict, tax and ban” will not catch on (in that order) as I had envisioned. Michigan, like San Francisco, has chosen the word “ban” for less harmful products to protect the children™ … I’m happy to report however, cigarettes are safe.


They aren’t banning all vaping products in Michigan, only “alternative nicotine products”. At last check (pretend I made a phone call here), cigarettes are safe from being banned in the state. To protect the children ™ .

Any normal human being would think laws are in place to protect the children ™ restrict underage purchase of booze, cigarettes, and other adult products. Don’t all laugh in unison.

Dr. Brad Rodu already explained underage sales of tobacco is poorly enforced and violation rates are “extremely high” in states like Michigan earlier this year.

(For reference on federal/state enforcement of underage sales, see what no one likes to talk about: Synar Amendment).


The Governor posted this… To protect the children ™.


Takeaways:

A less harmful CONSUMER choice is being eliminated. Without experience, consumers (of any age) may try to mix e-liquid themselves – and it will create a black market.

To protect the children ™ .


ELIMINATION of vape shops, restraint of trade – creating a monopoly for, or eliminating competition for cigarettes and smoking cessation drugs. To protect the children ™ .

Civil disobedience is already here:

There are other implications to protect the children ™ :

This arbitrary decision by Governor Whitmer, challenged or not, has created an unscientific template for the other 49 states to admire, assess, modify and then implement implement to their own needs to protect the children ™.

The American Vaping Association had a press release here.





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Mutual Admiration Society member Frank Pallone was quick to show support to Whitmer. I was compelled to ask a silly question:


I can’t take – as a consumer – any threat as an idle threat. If just ONE of these threats, taxes, band, etc. takes hold… it’s a snowball to hell for everyone. I don’t really believe for one second most understand how swift that hill will accelerate the process.


I’ll readily admit I may not explain things ‘just right’ all the time, so (in the spirit of the name of my blog) I’ll point you in the directions of the links you need to see to better understand why cigarettes are safe in Michigan:

If you are in MICHIGAN, you should already have gone to CASAA here:

Action Center

You should visit Jim McDonald here:

Michigan Governor Bans Flavors by Executive Order

You should see Dr. Siegel here:

Michigan Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes is a Terrible Policy with Devastating Public Health Consequences

And in accordance with VITN rules, you should go here:

Juul Labs Announces Support For Michigan Flavor Ban


Footnotes:

I found (then Senator) Whitmer announcing legislation (in 2008) to ban “toy” lighters years ago here.

Interestingly, I couldn’t find Whitmer trying to ban cigarettes anywhere (to protect the children ™).


Finally, in my best Morgan Freeman voice:

Cigarettes cannot and shall not be banned and are protected by law, in accordance with the Master Settlement Agreement.


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Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

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


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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Consumers:

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – March 9th, 2019


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


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


Gottlieb Resigns from FDA; the Future of Vaping Remains Uncertain ~ Rendez-vous #23 with Kim Shilling Manor ~ E-Cigarettes Help Military Service Members Quit Smoking ~ FDA Targets Illegally Marketed Pods and Nic Salt Liquid ~ NATO Responds on FDA E-Cig Action Statement ~ Do bad facts make smokers avoid safer snus? ~ Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule ~ Health advocates, businesses divided on raising age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes ~ E-Cigarettes: Myths Vs. Facts ~ E-Cigarette Puritans Risk Lives ~ Smoking is not addictive ~ Federally Funded Authors ~


Gottlieb Resigns from FDA; the Future of Vaping Remains Uncertain

See Jim McDonald:

Gottlieb Resigns from FDA; the Future of Vaping Remains Uncertain


Also:

From Planet Of The Vapes: Gottlieb’s Legacy

From Axios:FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resign


Rendez-vous #23 with Kim Shilling Manor

An interview of my neighbor to the north, Kim Shilling.

Rendez-vous #23 with Kim Shilling Manor


E-Cigarettes Help Military Service Members Quit Smoking

Lindsey hits her mark, again.

E-Cigarettes Help Military Service Members Quit Smoking


FDA Targets Illegally Marketed Pods and Nic Salt Liquid

Jim McDonald is immaculate no matter how many times I say it.

FDA Targets Illegally Marketed Pods and Nic Salt Liquid


NATO Responds on FDA E-Cig Action Statement

National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) releases a statement about the

NATO Responds on FDA E-Cig Action Statement


Stefan has a perspective of the recent retail infractions of selling to minors:


Do bad facts make smokers avoid safer snus?

I’ll bet they do!

Do bad facts make smokers avoid safer snus?


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Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule

Um… yeah. Well, there’s this, which is intended to “assist any person who manufactures, packages, sells, offers to sell, distributes, or imports for sale and distribution within the United States”....

Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule


Clive Bates always seems to make me… Laugh. Ponder. Think.


Health advocates, businesses divided on raising age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes

The age of majority is 18. Well, that doesn’t always count. You can’t control children. We already know children smoke long before the age of 18 according to Tobacco Free “job security” Kids, but you can create the appearance that you can to the public.

Health advocates, businesses divided on raising age to buy tobacco, e-cigarettes


E-Cigarettes: Myths Vs. Facts

It has been said imitation is flattery. This article reminds me of this recent blog from James Jarvis.

E-Cigarettes: Myths Vs. Facts


E-Cigarette Puritans Risk Lives

Another from Michelle Minton with her links to

E-Cigarette Puritans Risk Lives


Smoking is not addictive

Carl V. Phillips talks about an ornamental choice of verbs. Oh, yeah, and addiction to smoking.

Smoking is not addictive


Federally Funded Authors

Well, there’s truth about tobacco with Brad Rodu:

Federally Funded Authors


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Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?


I proudly joined David Goerlitz 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 here on Instagram

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


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#ChangeTheConversation

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin