Vaping In The News – August 19th, 2017
The FDA shouldn’t give into irrational e-cigarette fears ~ Nicotine Usage Survey for UK & USA ~ Government Waste ~ Treatment & Beyond ~ E-cig risk campaign for youths draws praise, criticism to FDA ~ Rehash worth rehashing ~ Gateway effects and electronic cigarettes ~ There is no safe level of research ~ Cruel But Sadly Not Unusual ~ “Smoking Fee” ruled out ~ The Burning Truth About Tobacco Bonds ~ Challenges for Vendors and Desirability of Compulsory Membership of Trade Association ~ A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health ~ Professor Glantz ~ A Billion Lives
August 13th-19th, 2017
FDA & Fear
Fear is the business they’re in.
“The Food and Drug Administration is now on the wrong side of a new anti-vaping campaign. Instead of helping teens reject using tobacco or e-cigarettes, the new FDA plan would end up discouraging people from quitting cigarette smoking — an outcome no one wants.”
Nicotine Usage Survey for US & UK Users
From personal experience, I know there is always skepticism when surveys are made, formed and posted.
This survey is a from a reliable and known source.
Do you know about THR4LIFE?
Citizens Against Government Waste released a statement “supporting the approval of efforts for tobacco harm reduction through e-cigarettes and similar non-combustible products.”
Treatment & Beyond
Do you know about NNA?
As I stated above, the FDA is in the fear business:
Rehash worth rehashing
Covered before by me here, another look at the NIH study buried by the US Government.
A long standing political PLOY to garner the publics affection, I present to you:
There is no safe level of research
GrandDad… Head Rambles.. keep an eye on this crotchety old man.
Are you familiar with INNCO?
“Smoking Fee” ruled out
The ponzi scheme is crumbling in Oklahoma…
“just $1 million of the $225 million in revenue would have been used to discourage tobacco usage”
“to generate new revenue streams to help meet the constitutional mandate to balance the state budget”
The Burning Truth About Tobacco Bonds
The Master Settlement Agreement, paid for by smokers – consumers – not tobacco companies, has been around a long time. Propublica did an awesome job here of explaining the mess, here’s yet another look at the crumbling ponzi scheme:
Challenges for Vendors and Desirability of Compulsory Membership of Trade Association
Like me, Alan is a friend (& consumer) who has a knack of getting to the point.
“Get yourselves organised NOW!”
A Nicotine-Focused Framework for Public Health
The FDA’s Mitch Zeller & Dr. Scott Gottlieb have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It’s not a medical study, it’s a letter.
(Why are other “chemicals” in tobacco not considered addictive or “tobacco”? *“Nicotine constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco”.)
Here’s the “letter” in full:
Here’s my take – if you’re interested:
Here lies Professor Glantz (Puff-N-Stuff) babbling about the tobacco industry knowing things like the patch & gum don’t work – unless there’s the obligatory counseling… or some drivel like that.
I don’t ever recall Nicorette saying you’d need counseling with your patch… but I could be wrong.
If nicotine were “addictive” to begin with… ahhhh, I digress.
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