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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.


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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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Vaping In The News – February 3rd, 2018

Vaping 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 is an informed consumer.”


Vaping Litigation: The Constitution going up in vapor~ Trump’s top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts ~ The END of smoking: Tobacco firm to STOP selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK ~ These products are safer than cigarettes – why don’t the regulators want to know? ~ Wrigley lawsuit: Don’t use Starburst, Skittles to sell e-cigarette liquid ~ Nicotine Reflections ~ In twenty years, will vaping be like cigarette smoking and found to cause major health problems? ~ Easiest Way to Quit Smoking ~  Are Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Less Likely To Cause Cancer? ~ CDC study confirms vaping more popular than ‘the patch’ or other NRTs 


Vaping Litigation: The Constitution going up in vapor

Vaping Litigation: The Constitution going up in vapor

FDA sued over ‘unconstitutional’ rule that threatens e-cigarette businesses

FDA sued over ‘unconstitutional’ rule that threatens e-cigarette businesses

Nonsensical FDA Ban On Vaping Products Faces Three New Legal Challenges

Nonsensical FDA Ban On Vaping Products Faces Three New Legal Challenges


Trump’s top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts

The director of the Centers for Disease Control.

Along with tobacco stocks, “Merck & Co., Bayer and health insurance company Humana”…  imagine that.

Trump’s top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts

Related:

CDC director bought tobacco stock while in office

CDC director bought tobacco stock while in office

Even more:

“The day after Fitzgerald purchased her tobacco stock, she toured the CDC’s Tobacco Laboratory to learn more about how chemicals in cigarettes harmed human health. When she was previously working for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Fitzgerald listed tobacco cessation as one of her public health priorities — despite then owning stocks in five major tobacco companies, including Philip Morris International and British American Tobacco.”

Trump’s top public health official invested in Big Tobacco after taking the job

Trump’s top public health official invested in Big Tobacco after taking the job

And then expected. Imagine that.

Of course, with the “flu epidemic” in full swing…

Scandalous CDC director RESIGNS after caught buying shares of vaccine maker Merck while heading the CDC

Another, from MarketWatch:

This one links to her disclosure form…

Say this for the CDC director — she created the perfect hedge

“This is unusual, in the literal sense of that word. This is un-usual. This is not standard operating practice,”

Zippy, excuse me, former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden states “when she learned of it she directed that it be sold.” While in custody of Public Health, evidently, career h̶e̶a̶l̶t̶h̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶f̶e̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶s̶  criminals are immune to ethics.

Or think they won’t get caught. Classic.

CDC Director’s Investment in Tobacco, Drug Companies Baffles Ethics Experts


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The END of smoking: Tobacco firm to STOP selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK

They’re taking tobacco control’s jobs away……

The END of smoking: Tobacco firm to STOP selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK


These products are safer than cigarettes – why don’t the regulators want to know?

Excellent observation , excellent question!

These products are safer than cigarettes – why don’t the regulators want to know?


Wrigley lawsuit: Don’t use Starburst, Skittles to sell e-cigarette liquid

Stupid is, stupid does.

Wrigley lawsuit: Don’t use Starburst, Skittles to sell e-cigarette liquid


FDA Waits Firmly Committed to Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

Smoking crimes will continue…

In my opinion, this press release is to settle investors minds.

“Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Truth Initiative co-authored a letter to Dr. Gottlieb and the FDA”

FDA Remains Firmly Committed to Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

But…investors are questioning integrity:

22nd Century – Cutting Through The Smoke And Hype – 75% Downside

Related via Carl V. Phillips

Are Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Less Likely To Cause Cancer?


Nicotine Reflections – A Guest Post From Vape Advocate Terry Walker

Outstanding……..

Nicotine Reflections


In twenty years, will vaping be like cigarette smoking and found to cause major health problems?

Well, it could.

In twenty years, will vaping be like cigarette smoking and found to cause major health problems?


Easiest Way to Quit Smoking

On my “Can you quit smoking with patches and gums?” blog a few weeks ago, I decided to post a photo… and suddenly, one of my addictions was pointed out – very well, I may add… 🙂

Not only does this wonderful company love you as a group, they are also ready to give you their “personalized attention”.

Easiest Way to Quit Smoking


Nominations for “World No Tobacco Day” 

are being accepted for Tobacco Control organizations not doing their jobs:

World No Tobacco Day Awards 2018


CDC study confirms vaping more popular than ‘the patch’ or other NRTs

You may have participated in this:

CDC study confirms vaping more popular than ‘the patch’ or other NRTs


Altria Group will pay $3,000 bonus to all non-executive employees

Hoooaaaahhhh….

Altria Group will pay $3,000 bonus to all non-executive employees


Due to poor internet access – Vaping In The News will return on the 24th!




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Can you quit smoking with patches and gums?

Quit smoking patch gum

CAN you quit smoking with patches and gums?

Are attempts with these quit smoking products successful? Can you find success rates for them? Do they work? Can you quit smoking? I’m sure there are a few who will say yes. I say it is a deceptive practice to say you can.

To quit smoking with any approved method is a challenge. Why is that?  Can you quit with Nicorette® patches and gums? I asked, not so innocently, for success rates with Nicorette® product(s). I was given an 800 number to get personalized attention.  Has anyone ever thought to ask as they were purchasing their product? I’m always asking silly rhetorical questions. It’s a hobby.


Will quitting be successful for you?

If they were as successful as commercials and graphics are intended to make you “feel” by helping people quit smoking, wouldn’t they say so immediately? Give me something, like a 94% satisfaction rate. 85% of our customers are smoke-free. Repeat the successful rates of the product to potential customers, not the success of repeat customers trying again. Fine, I’m reaching for the perverbial stars, I suppose.


I’m guessing a 7% success rate.

What are success rates for Nicorette® patches and gums? I don’t know. Nicorette® evidently doesn’t either. It is that time of year, with New Years Eve coming up, ads will be convincing you that you can succeed. Keep trying. Do your best. Their subtle guilt trip illusions are coming.

I asked  “What are the success rates with your product” directly to Nicorette®,  made by Glaxo-Smith Kline on Twitter. I didn’t think it would be a hard question.

Not that Glaxo-Smith Kline would ever do anything to deter any other method of…..


Can you quit smoking?

People spend hours looking up the reviews on the latest appliance they’re thinking about purchasing, but spend 30 seconds deciding on an “approved” method, because you know, if it isn’t an approved method, it must be (bad, dangerous, unproven, deceitful, not taxable, pharma’s idea) just plain wrong.

There are times in some smokers lives where they either choose to quit smoking, or because of various reasons, want to quit. In my instance, I switched to vaping accidentally. I had, however, tried the patches and gums years before and they just didn’t work.

I didn’t even think to ask the doctor about success rates, I assumed they worked. So does the rest of the world. I’d like to see success rates after 6 months, 1 year, heck, call me crazy, 5 years – with relapse rates. (With all that data-driven stuff people like to blab about). Implying that it works isn’t enough any more. Proof by assertion isn’t enough.

How about real world stuff… still waiting.


I’ll direct you here:

Whistleblower sues GlaxoSmithKline over nicotine product

I am guiding you to this by Amy Renshaw from Vanderbilt University:

The Real Story Behind The Nicotine Patch and Smoking Cessation

DO they work? This article stated “the most rigorous long-term study” said no”.

Mine, where, ~dare I say~ patches and gums do not work because you are not addicted to nicotine itself. You are possibly addicted to the other chemicals or chemical reactions within smoking tbacco, but nicotine “addiction” without tobacco simply does not exist. Period.


There is no data or science showing nicotine “addiction” without tobacco and MAOI’s.


It’s like I’m a mind reader… really….

In fact, (added 12/21/17)

Why Is Smoking Addictive? It’s Probably Not Just Nicotine, Despite What We’ve Been Told For Years

Then this came up 12/22/17:

Nicotine patches and medications aren’t enough to quit smoking, a study finds

Nicotine is not addictive.


I rephrased my question, at the time of publishing this blog, there was no response.

My guess is a 93% failure rate.

Don’t take my word for it.

The patches and gums “may, could, might” work. I would say percentages of success are 7%, and I’m being very optimistic with that. For your own sanity, call the company and ask them about success rates. Ask your doctor. Let me know how they respond.

Here’s one (2009) with “effectiveness”… (Thanks, Jenny!)

Effectiveness and safety of nicotine replacement therapy assisted reduction to stop smoking: systematic review and meta-analysis

One with the Patch (1993)

Effectiveness of a nicotine patch in helping people stop smoking

What about Zyban or Chantix?

Pfizer’s quit-smoking Chantix fails study in adolescent smokers


From my survey:

Taking Chances with Chantix or Zyban to Quit Smoking



One with e-cigs (Thanks, Elaine!)

EffiCiency and Safety of an eLectronic cigAreTte (ECLAT) as Tobacco Cigarettes Substitute: A Prospective 12-Month Randomized Control Design Study

Another with e-cigs (Thanks, Jenny!)

Electronic Cigarettes As a Smoking-Cessation Tool

Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical Smoking Cessation Aids (Thanks, Skip!)

“pharmaceutical aids for smoking cessation, despite strong evidence for efficacy from randomized trials, have not been effective at increasing successful quitting”

Effectiveness of Pharmaceutical Smoking Cessation Aids in a Nationally Representative Cohort of American Smokers




I don’t want Nicorette feeling singled out, I also asked Pfizer quite a while ago:


 

Added 01/01/18

Smokers Willing to Try E-Cigarettes More Successful at Smoking Less, Study Says




Ask your government, they’d tell you, because they care, that every try counts.


Speaking of timing

Here’s Carl V. Phillips with his latest timely post over at The Daily Vaper:

Science Lesson: Smoking Cessation Is Not Medical Treatment

 

You can see here what the FDA charts with all “approved” methods here:

Table Data: FDA Approved Drug



Added 2/01/2018

Easiest Way to Quit Smoking

This is pretty awesome.

Not only does this wonderful company love you as a group, they are also ready to give you their “personalized attention”.

Easiest Way to Quit Smoking


Added 6/14/2018

I didn’t know there was “preloading” of…. never mind:

No clear evidence that nicotine ‘preloading’ helps smokers to quit



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Vaping In The News – September 23rd, 2017

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SCREAM TEST / Scream Test Update ~ DANA Statement: Australia ~ THR4Life ~ FDA Warnings ~ Air Quality ~ Corruption ~ Show Me The Money ~ Gonzo Gives ~ Snork ~ Tobacco Taxes ~ Tobacco Experts ~ Regulator Watch ~ Foundation For A Smoke-Free World


 

Experts in tobacco CONtrol are nervous and well aware of their demise as they squealed like stuck pigs after the announcement of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and Philip Morris’s 1 Billion dollar commitment to the same…

Australia finds nurses on board with vaping… An introduction to the Board Members of THR4life… The FDA warnings are useless…. Gonzo Gives…. Regulator Watch… Foundation For A Smoke-Free World…Taxes… and more.

This is Vaping In The News for the week ending September 23rd, 2017


😱 Scream Test

This reads like a desperate eulogy written by well seasoned & nearly extinct tobacco CONtrol freaks.

To shed light upon on themselves and their continued failure as “experts” is sadly amusing. I encourage one of you to send these idiots some flowers. Tell them to try harder. They can do it.

(Thanks to the authors!)

A “Frank Statement” for the 21st Century?

Scream Test Update

I would be remiss, and this would not be complete without Dick Puddlecoat’s explanation:

Scream Test Update

(My take is further down.)


DANA Statement: Australia

Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia Incorporated (DANA) has released a statment. I don’t agree with “every” single part, but finally, some common sense – shockingly from the land of disbelief and fairy tales of Chapman & Freeman, Australia.

DANA Position Statement on E-Cigarettes


THR4Life

I’d like to introduce you to the Board I am proudly a part of.

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life


FDA Warnings

More useless notices that won’t be read by anyone.

“FDA failed to present any data — much less the substantial evidence required under the [Administrative Procedure Act]…”

FDA to study warnings for cigarette packaging


Air Quality

The Centers for Disease Control did a test. Huh. Jim McDonald delves into what they did, or didn’t find… and won’t talk about.

What did the CDC find when they tested vape shop air?


Corruption

No. Couldn’t be. Say it isn’t so.

Vrdolyak, associate collected $10 million in unauthorized tobacco fees, prosecutors say


Show Me The Money

Certainly there’s no conflict of interest here… CVS has committed $50 million dollars to get their way.

The American Cancer Society is now joined at the hip to help bully fund “tobacco-free” campuses and has “awarded” $20,000.00 to another campus to become nannies to adults.

Monetary grant encourages a tobacco free generation by The American Cancer Society


Gonzo Gives

What, you may ask, is Gonzo gives? Go ahead, ask. Meanwhile, I see frustration from many in the vaping community.

Then, I see this, and it inspires me.

GONZO GIVES FAQ


Snork

They called this one “Juice monsters” here.


Tobacco Taxes

Since National Tobacco Day, this has been coming… if you didn’t believe it, it’s ready to go – and if you’re new here, nicotine is considered tobacco.

Jim McDonald, again, covers this eloquently here:

Senate bill would tax vapes and cigarettes the same

Related:

congress.gov (Page 40)


Tobacco Control ‘Experts’ Fight AGAINST A Smoke-Free World

Please indulge me in a bit of shameless self-promotion. I’d like to take a moment to proudly introduce my first submission to the Daily Caller & Daily Vaper. I was humbled, surprised and honored when I was contacted to submit to them.

I was also relieved. Why? The consideration was immediate. With 20 million possible eyes, and no pop ups, I’m in.

Instead of preaching to the choir, I hope their estimated audience of 20 million people might see what this blog has been trying to say for (4+ years) so long.

My submission on the scream test from above:

Tobacco Control ‘Experts’ Fight AGAINST A Smoke-Free World


Foundation For A Smoke-Free World

This is what causes tobacco control to pull their hair out. I’m enjoying the show.

You can see the website here : Foundation For A Smoke-Free World


Regulator Watch

ANY attention to any attempt to STOP the Food and Drug Administration to cease and desist is attention. Some disagree, some are supportive.

One may agree or disagree in the tactics deployed by any industry or consumer group, but to have egos in the way of progress towards what should be little to no regulation of vaping products, (industry manufacturing standards, no sales tax other than normal sales tax), one with half a brain would give deeper consideration to any efforts being put forth rather than dismissing them.

My deepest thanks to Brent Stafford from Regulator Watch for continuing to educate me as a consumer in what seems like an endless regulatory carnival ride.

 

 




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Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life (THR4Life) was established to help smokers regain control over their lives by providing balanced and accurate information about tobacco harm reduction.

The primary goal for this organization is honesty and transparency in public health.


What Is “Tobacco Harm Reduction”?

Less harm. Freedom for the consumer choosing an alternative to smoking by being educated in different forms of reducing or elimination of tobacco.

From the traditional forms like a patch or gum, “heat not burn” products, reading an Allen Carr book, or e-cigarettes, the choices need to be clear. It is also imperative to educate the consumer in the failure rates, success rates and side effects of each product.

THR4Life wants to support and educate consumers, allowing them to understand their options in a way that hasn’t been attempted in the United States.

In finding a way to describe “tobacco harm reduction” while writing this, Carl V. Phillips had this to say:

“A harm reduction approach embodies basic human rights, concern for people’s welfare, an enlightened view of individual freedom and dignity, and an effort to resist egocentrism and appreciate others’ perspective and preferences.”

What is Tobacco Harm Reduction?


Whether by default or design, multiple attempts (failure), guilt and shame is “acceptable practice” with existing tactics in the field of  “tobacco control“.

Imagine depending on a trained expert THIRTY times?


Why THR4Life Is Different

Informed choice is something standard “help” fails to focus on for the consumer. For a smoker or smokers families, helping to make an informed choice to reduce or stop tobacco use is a personal one.

With Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life, the consumer is the primary focus, and the organization is dedicated to providing balanced and accurate information about the myriad of available tobacco harm reduction (THR) products.

Instead of guilt or shame, information on risk and success rates of available products are paramount in helping someone choose the best method for them, and why.


Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life

This organization was a seed planted, an idea, in fact – a vision –  from Ray Yeates of  THRA (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada) quite a while back and is now breathing air in the United States.

Kevin Price announced the Board Of Directors of Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life (A 501c3) July 17th, 2017.

The Board consists of Kevin Price, Lindsey Stroud, Skip Murray, Jenny Hoban, Kevin Crowley (myself) and David Goerlitz.

Added 04/18: David is no longer on the board of directors.

Members of the Board have already spoken in Detroit Lakes, MN  where efforts to raise the age of smoking, including vaping, would have been 21.

“At the Sept.12th public hearing, and after four months of deliberation, the Detroit Lakes City Council voted (6 – 2) to take no action, turning down all proposed anti-vape ordinance changes – including Tobacco 21! The two council members that did want to move forward, wanted to do so by excluding vapor from the language!”

Tobacco buying age raise ordinance in Detroit Lakes dead for now

Another goal is a national toll-free hotline for consumers. Yes, you read that right.


I’d like to introduce you to the Board of Directors:

 

Kevin Price

What was the primary reason you chose to take a position with Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life?

Bring correct information to smokers.

What advice can you give to someone who is choosing a product to help them choose to stop smoking?

I advise smokers to try the product that has the highest success rate.

In one sentence, what do you want consumers to know?

I want smokers to know the truth so they can make an informed decision.

 


Lindsey Stroud

What was the primary reason you chose to take a position with Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life?

Since getting involved with the ENDS community through my role at Heartland, I have been exposed to such a unique population of people who are promoting healthier lifestyles through tobacco harm reduction products. THR4Life is one of the few groups that chooses to embrace all of those products, including snus, electronic cigarettes, and heat-not-burn tobacco products. It is one of the few groups that seeks to inform the public that tobacco should not be demonized, but rather, its usage can be done safely through tobacco harm reduction products.

What advice can you give to someone who is choosing a product to help them choose to stop smoking?

The internet can be your friend, and it can be your enemy. There is a TON of useful information online, but there is always an angle of bias that companies, groups, and others use to push whatever it is that they are pushing. Use the internet like one would use Wikipedia when researching some topic, it’s a nice starting place, but it’s not the end all be all. Conversations with persons in the industry will always be the best go-to, and some of those will probably be able to take place online. Make sure to ask lots of questions and know that most persons in these industries do want to help you quit smoking and they are willing to help create a system that works for you, and it’s way better than the government’s federal helpline.

In one sentence, what do you want consumers to know?

Quitting smoking is very difficult, but the tobacco harm reduction community is an enormous collaboration of individuals who’s goal is to reduce the negative health outcomes of tobacco usage in a manner that is more than “quit smoking or die.”


Skip Murray

What was the primary reason you chose to take a position with Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life?

As a Mom who almost lost her son before he was 30 to a smoking related heart attack, I feel it’s my duty to do what ever I can to help people quit smoking. It is also important to fight for modern methods that will reduce the harm of smoking and give people a greater chance at being successful in their efforts to quit.

What advice can you give to someone who is choosing a product to help them choose to stop smoking?

Don’t believe everything you hear in the news. People are afraid of change. Some people have financial reasons to fight change. Think about what you like the most about smoking, what gives you satisfaction. Then look at the various ways there are to quit smoking and try things that won’t make you feel deprived.

I’ll use myself as an example. I enjoyed the “social” aspect of smoking – taking a break at work with others and going and having a smoke. Smoking gave me something to “do” – I liked the hand to mouth, the inhale and exhale.

I liked having my cigarettes to lean on, my “crutch” when I was sad, stressed, or emotional. I think the reason I failed at things like the patch is that even if it was giving me nicotine, it wasn’t filling my physical, social, and emotional needs that were tied to my smoking. I think that is why vaping was the right “tool” for me. I am now meeting my physical, social, and emotional needs without the harm of lighting tobacco on fire.

In one sentence, what do you want consumers to know?

I want you to know that I believe in you, I care about you, and I support you.

 


Jenny Hoban

#1. What was the primary reason you chose to take a position with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?

A: Working with Thr4life is an opportunity to work along side some of the best THR advocates in the nation, to refocus tobacco prevention and harm reduction strategies back on the people who are affected by tobacco the most: the smokers and their families.

#2. What advice can you give to someone who is choosing a product to help them choose to stop smoking?

A: More people have quit smoking by switching to vaping, than by all pharmaceutical cessation therapies combined. I have witnessed first hand, thousands of people transform their lives by making the switch, after having failed with all other products on the market. Vaping has proven to be the most effective pathway to becoming smoke-free, but at the end of the day, folks just need to do what works best for them. And whichever avenue that may be, we are here for support, encouragement, and education.

#3. In one sentence, what do you want consumers to know?

A: Only YOU are in control of you, and capable of anything you set your intentions on; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

 


Kevin Crowley

What was the primary reason you chose to take a position with Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life?
 
To make a difference. I am a consumer. I am familiar with and respect the other board members. I understand their passion. I appreciate involving myself with others who have a common objective of helping the consumer without them feeling shamed or obligated. Consumers should be educated – far better than the government allows, to make an informed choice about less harmful products from a consumer perspective.
What advice can you give to someone who is choosing a product to help them choose to stop smoking?
 
Ask questions about the side effects and success rates of any product. Don’t walk into a grocery store presuming they will work. Never assume the person telling you is knowledgable with the product they are referring you with. What may work for one person might not work as well for another.
 
In one sentence, what do you want consumers to know?
 

Government and those in the care and custody of “public health” are lying, to their advantage, of both the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of available products.


David Goerlitz

Added 04/18: David is no longer on the board of directors.

(David has chosen to resign to pursue other opportunities, and is no longer on the board of THR4Life and we all wish him well and hope to work with him in the future.)

What was the primary reason you chose to take a position with Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life?

The primary reason I joined tobacco harm reduction for life was because we are peers. We are compatible in that we all basically want the same thing and our core missions or similar. No lawyers, shoes, and hidden agendas that I see with other groups and organizations. Best hope for new and innovative strategies without the political crap.

What advice can you give to someone who is choosing a product to help them choose to stop smoking?

If smokers longing to quit and finally reached that transitional point to seek out what best will work for him or her the majority will already know that traditional methods do not work. We have already witnessed 9 million smokers transition to a 95% safer alternative and for the most part successfully. It really is quite that simple and not that profound.

In one sentence, what do you want consumers to know?

Consumers need to know that Vaping Is Not Smoking and they have everything to gain.




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Trying to quit smoking? Patches, gums and “experts” are useless – without counseling you.

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Are you trying to quit smoking? Have you tried the patch or gum? Did you ask about the success rates when you did? Of course you didn’t. Did you have great expectations? Excellent. That’s what I experts want to hear.

If you’re afraid of trying e-cigarettes, I’m even more enthused. If you didn’t plan correctly, you’re up ten points over the others!

Let us move on quickly before you realize this is futile.


Are patches and gums useless?

Well…. of course not, unless you use them without “counseling“!

That’s also what tobacco companies wanted to hear as they welcomed you back. Also, there’s the public health “expert” sector trying to guilt and shame you, and they miss you as well.

Hang on. Steady yourself. The pharmaceutical companies – you forgot about them, didn’t you? I’ll keep the government out of this blog for time & space.


Did you plan for success?

Of course not. They know better than that.

Feeling a bit dizzy? Outstanding. It’s not your nicotine, you know –  or lack of nicotine intake making you feel that way. It’s them. Public health and organizations make you feel like insinuate you could succeed in your journey to not smoking. Then, of course, you fail.

Yep. Shame on you, too. You didn’t try hard enough! You didn’t plan!!!

Your failure? That’s what they’re counting on. It’s just around the corner.

Knock, knock.

So are your favorite cigarettes.



 

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Still didn’t plan for success?

Go on, now… make a commitment, set a date, get your choice of snake oil patches, gums or prescription medication – and once you didn’t, couldn’t or… well – failure is just a part of the process.

Don’t give up. PLAN!!!! Try again! Keep trying! Sure, the patch & gum have about a 7 % success rate, but – what do you care?

Why plan ahead? That would be silly. Half the time they give these ineffective methods away for free!!!


You will be held accountable.

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Ready?

You get ready, (nowadays, don’t forget your quit app so your friends can get in on the guilt giving sessons as well!)

Your favorite cigarette brand is waiting, your ash trays want to be dirty again.


Folks, this is 2017. Don’t you think by now there’d be a better way?

Smoke. Try to quit. Get “quit smoking aids”. Try. Fall short. Feel guilty and let them pretend to console you, but smoke again. Keep spending your money.

Nice businesses if you find the work in tobacco, public health or the pharmaceutical sectors, eh? Lack of success is their success.

Quit Attempts:

Attempts is what public health and the pharmaceuticals like. The more the merrier. Repeat business is key.

Lets take a quick peek at quit attempts:

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Thank you to The Vaper for the above graphic!


What about side effects?

Public health says “ask your doctor if it’s right for you”. They never mention success rates, and you never ask.

I’ll let you ponder the side effects of the different “government approved” methods here:

Choose your method at the top here: FDA approved method.

Stunned?


What ABOUT nicotine?

Now, consider nicotine. A startling thing, nicotine. A scapegoat for all things tobacco.

Without tobacco and the MAOI’s, it is not addictive.



So, with all the fuss from some pie-filled mouth in California, (Puff-N-Stuff I affectionately call him) there’s this that inspired this impromptu blog….

Before I go stop trying to help you, I’d like to thank Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association for this screenshot:

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This is why you’re here.

The Shady Link Between Big Tobacco and Nicotine Gum

Related:

Tobacco Industry Research on Nicotine Replacement Therapy: “If Anyone Is Going to Take Away Our Business It Should Be Us”

Oh… yeah, the counseling – like my title said…. Staying in business is hard.

The tobacco companies want to stay in business, and who can blame them. The pharmaceutical companies want to stay in business, and who could blame them?

I’ll blame tobacco control experts. Screw ’em. They know better.

Like my title said…. “experts”…are useless without patches & gum to offer. Don’t get me wrong – they mean well – they’ve got good intentions.

Don’t get me started on the Government tonight, they just want you to smoke.

Staying in business with any sense of relevance or truth, is hard.


 

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Helping Smokers Quit

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Imagine a business you can operate at full capacity by providing a valuable product and “service” to millions of customers with no restraint on inventory, no liability and carry a “non” or “not for profit” status.

Imagine a business with no worries about profit or loss – and the money keeps coming in. As a bonus, you can carry this on for more than 50 years and brag about it.


Imagine a business that is funded by those you are trying supposed to help. Imagine if your business could get away with shaming your customers for failing with your product or service.

You could offer ineffective tips keeping your status as a caring and upstanding business in the community. Wouldn’t that be fun?


Keep trying!

Don’t give up!

We’re here to help!

Imagine calling a trained expert THIRTY times.

Is that acceptable?

Smokers may try to quit 30 times before it sticks


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Supply & Demand

Imagine how failure on the customers part  creates opportunity for more business. Promoting almost useless products you don’t pay for is not only fun, but keeps you, and the supplier in business. They’ll keep coming back. You know the failure rate is 93%, and knowing why is not your concern.

Use the term “cessation” a lot because it sounds soothing. In contrast, I suggest focusing on something with at least three syllables so it is ominous and scary sounding – like nicotine – because it sounds evil.

Remember, you have no accountability or responsibility for success in the eye of the public. You just have to look like you’re trying.

  • Be realistic. Don’t talk about of tobacco control out of church.
  • As much as possible, try to influence policy as much as you can.
  • In fact, success would be detrimental to your survival, always elude to an exit strategy.

Keep Success To A Minimum

Imagine your success. Stay focused. Your success is paramount, not your customers. Customer success is of no concern. In fact, it’s widely acceptable to shame customers and convince them that their failure is not your responsiblity. Play on their desperation, not satisfaction. Ultimately, hold your customers accountable. Confuse and bewilder them. That’s the plan.

Feign support, but encourage. Make it perfectly clear that the customer is the problem, not your business. Convince them to keep trying.

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Passive-Aggressive Is Best

Imagine your staying power. Make it clear that they are the problem, not your business. Place the failure on the consumer, and promote your business as if it has helped millions, helping you. Failure is not only acceptable, it is expected. Join other businesses like you to keep momentum.


Don’t Give Up

Imagine if smokers could succeed. Ignore and damn any methods that work, despite the evidence, as it would be detrimental to your survival. In fact, only support any other method if they are taxed, regulated and funded in such a way that will only contribute to your success.

Leave your ineffective products and services alone. At any cost including lies, use children (because who doesn’t like to Think About The Children™).

Convince the public via mass marketing that it is ultimately safer to keep smoking than to risk using any product not approved by you, or your affiliates.

Always seem concerned or challenged by any less harmful alternative.


Reminder

Remember, you must restrain yourself. Never, under any circumstances, talk about any effective alternatives that may risk your reputation or your business. Ever.

 

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Imagine a business that would go bankrupt if it did what it was designed to do.

Help people stop smoking.


I didn’t know there was “preloading” of…. never mind:

No clear evidence that nicotine ‘preloading’ helps smokers to quit


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Doctors tell smokers: Switch to e-cigs

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With more than 560 physicians surveyed, over 70% “indicated that e-cigs can help patients reduce or eliminate smoking” and “almost half believe they can reduce risk” according to a new survey by Andrew Nickels, M.D. called “Majority of US doctors discussing electronic cigarettes with their patients”.

Patients in the United States have been inundated with bias information and opinions by health officials with false or manipulated data. Physicians MUST take an active role to understand the difference between combustible tobacco and e-cigs to advise their patients correctly.


This is not the first survey to ask professionals what they thought about vaping products. Participation was significantly lower in a survey I conducted with 84 professionals – but the consensus was very similar.

  • 85% said they are safer than combustible cigarettes.
  • 77% will tell patients an e-cigarette is an option.
  • 63% would definitely recommend e-cigarettes
  • 17% are cautious
  • 6% would never recommend e-cigarettes.

If you’re interested, that survey is here


Fail, Fail Again: The stop smoking motto:

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Organizations that are representing themselves as “stop smoking” services all say the same thing. “Keep trying“.

Physicians are well aware of failure rates as high as 93% with nicotine patch and gums, and multiple risks are involved for patients with prescriptions like the once “black-boxed” (now irresponsibly removed) Chantix and other medications.

Now it seems they are listening to successes of some patients and passing on the knowledge they gain, “anecdotal” or not, to others.


Success isn’t hard to find

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Success is glaringly obvious in surveys of vapers where “79% had completely quit smoking cigarettes” (here)  and 42% stopped in one day – 75% stopped within a month  here.


What about addiction to nicotine?

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All health organizations falsely portray “nicotine” as “addictive”, a worn out and common “misdiagnosis” from folks who should know better, and is rarely questioned.

Pharmaceutical companies certainly are an ambitious lot – they created the “nicotine is addictive” myth out of thin air along with anti-smoking zealots to sell products. Stanton Glantz supports the pharmaceutical companies and makes things up as he goes along, and gets paid to do so.

Without tobacco and the accompanying MAOI’s and ingredients added to cigarettes, nicotine itself is not addictive, in humans, without it.

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data

Public health organizations and government sing the same song:

The global public health establishment now dances to the tunes the pharmaceuticals play:
  1. Increase tobacco taxes to make the price of the pharmaceutical products more competitive with tobacco products.
  2. Demonize the tobacco industry and prohibit the advertising of their products.
  3. Enact smoking bans to force smokers either to attempt to give up smoking using the pharmaceuticals’ products or to use “nicotine replacement” products as substitutes for when they cannot smoke.
  4. Promote smoking cessation and “treatment” for nicotine addiction.
  5. Promote full coverage for treatment of nicotine addiction by public and private health insurers.
All these strategies are guaranteed to increase the pharmaceuticals’ profits.

That and much more can be found in “Big Drug’s Nicotine War” By Wanda Hamilton


I haven’t been shut up yet. I am looking forward to it.



What is long term?

At this point, professionals in the U.S. who claim they “do not know enough” or don’t know the “long term effects” are unacceptable and unprofessional.

What is your definition of a long-term study?


We know long term

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Dr. Cranfield explains the health effects of users over three years.

Users showed a 96% reduction in adverse health problems by users of three or more years. Conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma improved by 61.8%.

Let me repeat that:

Conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma improved by 61.8% of those diagnosed with those health issues while they smoked.

His study is here:

Health Effects and Demographics of Electronic E-cigarette Users. A Comparison Health Events in Previous Smokers with Three or More Years of Electronic E-cigarette Experience


Are there risks involved?

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Yes. Of course there are. Nothing is risk-free. In comparison to combustible tobacco, e-cigarettes are about MUCH less risk. MUCH less harm.

Leading the world to less harm in the case of e-cigarettes, less risk, is Cardiologist Konstantinos E Farsalinos

He has plenty of studies here.

He talks about them on his blog here:

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Implications of manipulation

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What are implications to withholding information from those who need it?

There’s no reason to ignore e-cigarettes, or less harm, to patients (or the public). When science and facts are ignored, people will still take advice to use the patch, gum and other “traditional” methods. When those methods fail, they will still use combustible tobacco. They will continue to smoke – because facts about e-cigarettes were ignored.

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines


THIS

is what is on a street from the Leicester Stop Smoking Service in Leicester, England.

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Leicester Stop Smoking Service:

• Ecigs don’t contain the tar and carbon monoxide that lit cigarettes do, and are therefore much safer than smoking

• There is no evidence that ecigs are encouraging people to go back to smoking, in fact the opposite is true; seeing people use ecigs seems to encourage others to consider switching to a safer alternative

That is here.



They are STILL ignoring e-cigarettes in the United States here:

Just this week:

Why Are U.S. Health Officials Ignoring U.K. Colleagues about E-Cigs?

And here:

Study Confirms Health Advantages of Vaping – Why do U.S. officials insist on obscuring them?

AND here:

Why Vaping is Safer in the UK than in the US



Professionals DO exist

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M.O.V.E. is “Medical Organizations supporting Vaping and Electronic cigarettes”.

Medical Professionals Support Vaping And Electronic Cigarettes:

Denial of scientific evidence is unethical, wrong for public health.

The organization states:

“the use of electronic cigarettes clearly has huge potential to help many smokers turn their backs on tobacco.”


Focusing their attention squarely on e-cigarettes, they have a simple position on other cessation methods, stating “Unfortunately, currently available smoking cessation medications have limited efficacy and acceptability for the majority of smokers”.

(That article is here)


According to the M.O.V.E. Website:

  • It is the combustion of tobacco and the 4000 chemical substances that are produced when smoking cigarettes that are harmful to health of smokers, not the nicotine.

  • The dangers of electronic cigarettes are considerably lower than those of tobacco. From analysis of the constituents of e-cigarette vapour, e-cigarettes can be expected to be at least 95 to 99% safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes in terms of long-term health risks.

If you are in the medical, research or scientific fields…Doctors, Nurses, E.M.T.’s Physicians Assistants, Researchers, Dentists, Psychologists and more are members.

If you are a professional and have questions, message me here. I can get you in touch with these professionals online. I’ll get you where you need to go.

You are welcome to join M.O.V.E. and show your support here:

M.O.V.E.



Final thoughts

The potential to reduce combustible tobacco with the use of e-cigs is being fought for, and against, and is here to stay.

The public must have the opportunity to choose a less harmful product with much lower risk and obvious benefit and hear professional views derived from research and science. They are confronting their doctors. They are trying to gain insight from who they trust.

While attitudes abroad look at research and less risk, health “organizations” in the U.S.A. are still insisting they don’t know enough. This has to stop.




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E-Cigarettes: A Tobacco Harm Reduction Assessment

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Have you heard of a tobacco harm reduction assessment? Do you want to know if your “quit smoking” advice is sound? Do you believe you’re truly sincere about reducing tobacco use for Americans? Don’t you want to know you’re doing all you can? I certainly do.

I’ve devised this quick and easy interactive tool below for anyone in public health or tobacco control to assess the choices (and more) seen above for tobacco harm reduction, and your views.


Click on the link below, then click on your – or your association’s most likely “answer” you’d give to someone inquiring about switching to e-cigarettes in a phone call or in person.

Don’t be afraid.

E-cigarettes: A Tobacco Harm Reduction Assessment Tool


How’d you do?

Are you employing vigorous tobacco harm reduction methods to clients? I don’t believe you. Are you using a Strategy or Tragedy?

I wonder what those around you are thinking. Those people calling and asking questions? They’re going to figure this out eventually. There are millions of us. We’re getting louder and more pissed off with every single lie told. I’m tired of America settling for less.

If you’re a smoker, use this. Don’t be afraid of their answers.

“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.”

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