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Vaping In The News – March 29th, 2020

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.


Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19 ~ Confusion, chaos and complacency ~ Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use: a systematic review ~ Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population ~ Yell at me on Twitter ~ Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus ~ Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus ~ Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety ~ We Vape, We Vote ~ Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

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This week’s edition is a bit different, because of correlationvirus… among other things, and I went on a journey of complacency, masks, and videos and…

I hope you are all washing your hands and well stocked up in all the toilet paper you can find. I thank you for reading….

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Anastasia Barbouni, and Raymond Niaura are continuously updating this. It sounds silly that politicians, front groups, and politicians are using this to (so far) fabricate agendas… but here we are.

Smoking, vaping and hospitalization for COVID-19

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Confusion, chaos and complacency

I took my time considering this particular article in this week’s news, and placement of it for a few reasons. What else are they confused, surrounded by chaos, and complacent about? Then, of course, it shows exactly what the agency doesn’t. Yep, you read that correctly.

If you’d like, you can (highly suggested) revisit this from last week, first. Then, of course, be my guest:

Confusion, chaos and complacency

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Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use:

We’re invested in ourselves, and our health. Frequent visitors know I, and all of you are watching for anything, good or bad, about vaping.

“The results of chronic e-cigarettes (EC) vaping studies were consistent with a chronic sympathoexcitatory effect as estimated by heart rate variables (HRV), but this did not translate into chronic increases in heart rate (HR) or blood pressure (BP).”

Cardiovascular autonomic effects of electronic cigarette use

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Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

JoodiG’s tweet… in response to the Surgeon General Jerry…. along with Patty McNulty’ valid question/response are questioning him… silly we’re having a discussion about masks, but here we are…

Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask… either way, here’s the link JoodiG’s referring to:

Professional and Home-Made Face Masks Reduce Exposure to Respiratory Infections among the General Population

Here’s another:

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses: systematic review

Counterpoint:

“Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.”

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

I am not a professional, but the Surgeon General wants to portray the -silly- debate of masks as if they’re just placebos…

Oh, and speaking of Twitter and masks, and now knowing what you know… there’s a poll and I predict a very interesting thread (and stellar responses below it) already developing.

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Yell at me on Twitter….

If you are DOING something along with (if you’re open) your normal operations, or have added or switched to other production, service or community outreach, yell at me on Twitter here. And/or, link your contribution to your area below Dave’s tweet!

See, there’s conjecture, and there’s lies.

The study Jukka refers above is HERE.

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Go ahead, click on the video GrimmGreen has provided…

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Go ahead, click on either or both of the videos… and thank you again, Patrick for editing the second one.


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Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus

Well… this will be a debate for the next few weeks…

Altria Asks FDA to Delay Regulatory Deadline Due to Coronavirus


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Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus

Speaking of conjecture and negligent malpractice:

Surgeon General: Speculate, Fabricate, Lie. Correlation Virus


Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

My brother, a professional musician, has a line (copyrighted) in a song “Caregivers and takers – had all closed their eyes”. Another related, but unrelated link I pondered including. The lack of doing something is, in my opinion, just as bad as doing something wrong.

“In brief, leaders must demonstrate a willingness to understand the complexity of the sociotechnical systems of which they are a part and be prepared to break the silence.”

I appreciate the “consensual neglect” phrase discreetly placed in this as well…

Organizational Silence and Hidden Threats to Patient Safety

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We Vape, We Vote

Because of Twitter, vapers have been in a few “studies”… because who doesn’t like obtaining funding and spending it on how tweets work when there are real issues they could be…. oh never mind.

We’ve been called what could not be further from the truth: Addicts, Anecdotes, Bots, Impugners, Sheep, Shills, and worse. (I am kind of fond of being called a bot, though.)

Now, if you used the hashtag #WeVapeWeVote, you are as well.

Here, Andrew (follow him!) points out a flaw…. and that damn Greg is an influencer!

There is a PDF within this link.

Contextualising the 2019 E-Cigarette Health Scare: Insights from Twitter

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge

Finally, and last but not least, VITN rules are always adhered to, despite the smuggling surge of tobacco.

Tobacco Crackdown Leads to Smuggling Surge


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Vaping In The News – February 8th, 2020

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.


NICOTINE DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER ~ New York Magazine forgets that smokers exist ~ The Vaping Industry’s Impeachment ~ Charles Gardner points out the Truth ~ Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids distributes vaping products ~ Indefensible Inaction by JAHA Editors on Obvious Research Misconduct ~ Research: Vaping Helps Smokers Quit ~ US Candidates on Vaping ~ Children testifying about vaping in open court ~ Vaping: what people are getting wrong | The Economist ~ Snarky bonus tweet


NICOTINE DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER

I put this at the top of this weeks news – because the myth is important. There are many people assuming the opposite. (Think snus.)If you are surprised to learn this, that’s fine. Read it anyway. If you’re aware, awesome, there’s more news below.

NICOTINE DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER


New York Magazine forgets that smokers exist

Another author I admire takes a hit piece, explains conflation, excessive misinformation, harm reduction and what the public deserves.

New York Magazine forgets that smokers exist


The Vaping Industry’s Impeachment

VITN rules are strictly adhered to with Mr. McGrady: Who doesn’t like a little political banter with their vape?

The Vaping Industry’s Impeachment


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Charles Gardner points out the Truth

Apparently, in a less than obvious way to pull the gazillion people underage users of e-cigarettes to the promised land of a phone app, Truth Initiative has found the “cure” for the “epidemic”. Dr. Gardner points out their flaws in their… well – you see it.


Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids distributes vaping products

A vaping product in everyone’s hands….. After years of supporting tobacco companies and smoking, I knew CTFK would finally come around. They are now distributi…. Wait a minu…. did they supply plenty of these to school officials to create an illusion of an epidemic?

Can the journalists and companies they work for not afford to purchase these themselves? Did Matt use funding and donations to purchase these?

One never knows.


Indefensible Inaction by JAHA Editors on Obvious Research Misconduct

Dr. Rodu has integrity. It’s there, you should feel obligated to read it. (Not that I’d ever force your hand.)

Indefensible Inaction by JAHA Editors on Obvious Research Misconduct


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Research: Vaping Helps Smokers Quit

Dr Farsalinos said: “Unsurprisingly, and in agreement with other studies, we found a strong association between current daily e-cigarette use and being a former (rather than a current) smoker.

Research: Vaping Helps Smokers Quit


US Candidates on Vaping

Being the least informed on what is a hot topic in the U.S. is one thing, not knowing it is political… as discussed above… is another thing entirely. Hearing it from Dave across the pond makes it better.

US Candidates on Vaping


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Two videos from this week:

Children testifying about vaping in open court

Since my introduction to the inner-sanctum of the vaping world, (which is at times by far seemingly on the outer rings of Saturn), the discussion of having children testify in open court has been a contested and “lets not talk about that” position for many good, and bad reasons. I haven’t changed my mind, I just haven’t been able to articulate how it should, or could, be done.

I think, and hope you’ll agree, this outstanding example where children (not coached, not scripted or wearing a nifty orange shirt) can, and should be a bar the industry and consumers can attain respectfully. This was discussed last evening on Smoke-Free Radio, and the conclusion is that (we) there’s nothing left to lose.

This points to a wonderful example to the (your) child how the legal process works, and can be effective to lawmakers. You have to judge the maturity of your child and their ability to speak their mind. If they meet your criteria, You get your three minutes, they should have theirs.

To speak in public is one of the top fears humans have. In this instance, these brave children did well. This is 5:45 long and well worth your time.


Vaping: what people are getting wrong | The Economist

Yep, the mainstream media is paying attention. Yes, we have a long way to go. NO, it’s NOT over. Yes, you’ve seen similar. Yeah. It’s 12:53 seconds. No, it’s not ‘perfect’. Nothing is.

Accept that, watch it anyway, then tell all your friends to watch it.

Vaping: what people are getting wrong | The Economist


Surgeon General is an idiot

Jerry did a little whining, so did I.


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Vaping In The News – February 1st, 2020

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.


Youth who use nicotine have rights. Stop punishing them. ~ There’s a right way and a wrong way to “Ditch JUUL” ~ Vape Ban – More Losers Than Winners ~ Lungs ‘magically’ heal damage from smoking ~ The Surgeon General’s Bogus Report on Smoking Cessation ~ World Health Organisation fails ~ Peak Australian GP body supports vaping ~ Nicotine Expert: Vaping is Unlikely to Cause Seizures ~ Vaping Causes Everything ~ The USSG Isn’t Helping ~ Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: State Profiles


Youth who use nicotine have rights. Stop punishing them.

I cannot break my VITN tradition, I’ve seen Michael McGrady, and so shall you.

I will preface this article with my now age-old (pun intended) and thoughtful question: At what age is a smoker considered a “smoker”, and display one of my favoritest tweets ever:

You can choose to disagree if you like.

Youth who use nicotine have rights. Stop punishing them.


There’s a right way and a wrong way to “Ditch JUUL”

Speaking of teens…. this is from the MN Smoke Free Alliance. It is not only an articulate and precise way to educate children the adults in the education, “control”, parenting, and industry spaces, it is one of the best “wish I’d have written this” documents I’ve seen.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to “Ditch JUUL”


Vape Ban – More Losers Than Winners

Speaking of teens…. they are included in this piece. If you’re going to talk about, and the genuine goal is harm reduction – directly or indirectly, you will include teens in the conversation.

Vape Ban – More Losers Than Winners


Lungs ‘magically’ heal damage from smoking

Because Robert Innes pointed this article out to me, I’m quoting Mr. Innes here, he has a better foreword to the article than I:

“So much for the argument that, “we should only breathe clean, fresh air” and that our lungs are delicate. It would seem that our lungs are smarter at looking after themselves than the World Health Organisation FCTC and the doomsayers who claim DNA damage from vaping.”

Lungs ‘magically’ heal damage from smoking


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The Surgeon General’s Bogus Report on Smoking Cessation

Recall my friend, Jerry wants smokers to quit – and admittedly doesn’t understand why… he claimed “I didn’t even know until this report came out that you can add as much as 10 years — a decade — to your life expectancy by quitting smoking…” in his speech last week.

Speaking of fraud, Dr. Rodu takes Jerry’s “report” to task.

The Surgeon General’s Bogus Report on Smoking Cessation


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World Health Organisation fails at science and fails at propaganda – the sad case of WHO’s anti-vaping Q&A

Clive Bates never disappoints – on any level. Ever.

World Health Organisation fails at science and fails at propaganda – the sad case of WHO’s anti-vaping Q&A


Peak Australian GP body supports vaping

A long time coming for our Aussie friends, progress… boiling the frog. While you’re at it, toss Chimpman, Freeman, and the others in the pot as well.

Peak Australian GP body supports vaping


Nicotine Expert: Vaping is Unlikely to Cause Seizures

Well! Jim McDonald, and one of my favorite subjects wrapped up in one convenient link.

Nicotine Expert: Vaping is Unlikely to Cause Seizures


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Vaping Causes Everything

Personally, I’ve lost and regrown no less than four ears in the past 6 years. One ear is now forming on my wrist as I type… weird..

Wait a minute… Dave Cross explains.

Vaping Causes Everything


The USSG Isn’t Helping

Speaking of Dave Cross, and speaking of Jerry being an imbecile… in denial… go on…

The USSG Isn’t Helping



Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: State Profiles

This, if you’re in business, is imperative. It would be in your best interest to download and see what Lindsey Stroud has been working on for YOU. Then, you could compare and contrast what states around you are doing WHEN you are talking to YOUR local, state, and national representatives to change the conversation… Capice’?

Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: State Profiles


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Vaping In The News – September 28th, 2019

It DOES exist: Link

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.


Business As Usual At Tobacco Conference ~ The Dead End Feeling ~ From the White House to City Councils, Officials Rush to Ban Flavors ~ Vicki Porter testifies before the ‘Don’t Vape’ House Oversight Subcommittee Hearing ~ Surgeon General ~ Ned Sharpless Stutters ~ Washington Washout ~ Crusade Against Vaping E-Cigarettes ~ Combat Veteran ~ CDC Confirms That the Vast Majority of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Involve THC Products

Business As Usual At Tobacco Conference

VITN rules:

Business As Usual At Tobacco Conference


The Dead End Feeling

Same rules apply:

The Dead End Feeling


From the White House to City Councils, Officials Rush to Ban Flavors

Mr. McDonald talks about bans… bans… bans…

From the White House to City Councils, Officials Rush to Ban Flavors


Vicki Porter testifies before the ‘Don’t Vape’ House Oversight Subcommittee Hearing 24/09/19

*Wink*.


Surgeon General

The Surgeon General has decided to take a few videos with children who have illegally obtained and used… seem this one “got addicted to nicotine vaping nicotine”… then he “grew tolerant”… and “needed more”… no mention of flavors… just – oh never MIND.

See KLJ47’s tweet underneath.


Ned Sharpless Stutters.

While South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan asks a question or three, out comes an interesting exchange. Seems Ned has trouble coordinating his efforts of his ears to his brain to his tongue. Maybe it’s just me.

I wonder if that water is flavored. Wait, that’s not why you’re here.


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Washington Washout

Across the pond – Dave writes about the meeting that wasn’t.

Washington Washout


Crusade Against Vaping E-Cigarettes 

I take ANYTHING Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos types, writes, explains, thinks, or expresses seriously.

Crusade Against Vaping E-Cigarettes 


CDC Confirms That the Vast Majority of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Involve THC Products

Oh, they can’t say “all”.

But they want to.

CDC Confirms That the Vast Majority of Vaping-Related Lung Disease Cases Involve THC Products


Consumers:

This is coming:

United Vapers Alliance



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Vaping In The News – May 18th, 2019

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 2018 American Teen Vaping Epidemic, Recalculated ~ There is No ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping, Only a Moral Panic ~ Drugs And The Surgeon General ~ The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming ~ FDA “Performance Measures” ~ Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse ~ The 15 Sexiest People In Vape ~ Less smoking is concerning for at least 6 “health” groups ~ Let Teens Vape ~ Nicotine and Brain Damage ~ 43 People Indicted for Bank Fraud, $30M in Cigarette Trafficking in Virginia ~ Federal Judge Strikes Down FDA’s Postponed PMTA Deadlines ~ New York Times Runs Stealth Anti-Vaping Ad as Op-ed ~ Vaping Harm Reduction ~ A Comparison of Flavorless Electronic Cigarette-Generated Aerosol and Conventional Cigarette Smoke


The 2018 American Teen Vaping Epidemic, Recalculated

A breakdown with Brad Rodu

The 2018 American Teen Vaping Epidemic, Recalculated


There is No ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping, Only a Moral Panic

From Sherwin Mena. Need I say more?

There is No ‘Epidemic’ of Youth Vaping, Only a Moral Panic


Drugs And The Surgeon General

Dave did it again.

Drugs And The Surgeon General


The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming

I’ve said it before, if I see Michael McGrady, so shall you.

The potential frivolity of the Juul class actions is alarming


FDA Performance Measures

Smoking is a government-run business. You people need to stop quitting smoking before they go out of business.

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The U.S. FDA’s “keep smoking we need the money” train involves predictions and profit.

So far, government, public “health” groups, researchers, tobacco “control” & other funded “experts” have record losses totalling $72.96 Billion dollars in 11 short years.

Performance Measures

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Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse

Imagine if you will, a chance to use research to improve… oh never mind. “Non-Profit” groups abusing children as pawns in anti-ecig propaganda is child abuse.

The link to this idiotic article below uses a (recommended) “do not link” to prevent (it) from improving their websites’ position in search engines.

Paper Links E-Cigarette Use To Child Abuse


The 15 Sexiest People In Vape

You know you can’t help yourself. Grab your favorite beverage.

The 15 Sexiest People In Vape


Less smoking is concerning for at least 6 “health” groups

It seems “less smoking” is a concern – and an investigation is warranted. Of course…

Their problem? The “unauthorized” claims that the company’s e-cigarettes help users stop smoking. I remember one of the brilliant ads showing “Quit. Start smoking again“. Thirty times. Why? Because it’s truthful on the average number of times smokers try to quit (here). Brilliant. That you’ve allegedly pissed off your secret partners with Tobacco-Free Kids? Even though I despise you, well done, Juul.

These groups aren’t going after the companies making “authorized” government “approved” claims of patches or gums being “helpful” to smokers, unethically, and more specifically, from themselves? They’ve known these facts since at least 2002.

Even Stan “Stuff & Puff” Glantz “believes” nicotine replacement therapy “should only be available if the smoker commits to regular counseling to use it properly”. He states in the same article “The tobacco companies are generally 20 or 30 years ahead of the public health community in their thinking about their issues”… which gives me a whole lot of nope trusting an alleged “expert” with 30+ years playing one around the country.

I don’t use the “do not link” for this one – because I want them to know where this hit comes from. I also enjoy it when I get hits from them on occasion. (“Hi, Matt!”)

Less smoking is concerning for at least 6 “health” groups



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Let Teens Vape

I’ll ask again: At what age is a “smoker” considered a “smoker”?

Let Teens Vape


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Nicotine and Brain Damage

LOTS of “nicotine” “can hurt” the “adolescent brain” lately… up to 25 years old I’ve seen, heard, read about 7,000 times.

“Wait a second. . . . Nicotine does not interfere with cognitive ability.” ~ Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2014.

While I don’t normally tweet or blog about pot – (nothing against it, I’m an old former stoner from the 80’s) – this one – liner gem was hidden in this 2014 article.

The myths of smoking pot


43 People Indicted for Bank Fraud, $30M in Cigarette Trafficking in Virginia

Imagine buying a legal product, and reselling the same legal product in another state. The government doesn’t like you stealing the money they’re already trying to steal. Oh, and there is no black market.

43 People Indicted for Bank Fraud, $30M in Cigarette Trafficking in Virginia


Federal Judge Strikes Down FDA’s Postponed PMTA Deadlines

Jim McDonald.

Federal Judge Strikes Down FDA’s Postponed PMTA Deadlines


New York Times Runs Stealth Anti-Vaping Ad as Op-ed

Corruption? Disclosures? Imagine that. Via Michelle Minton:

New York Times Runs Stealth Anti-Vaping Ad as Op-ed


E-cigarettes have no place in pharmacy

They’re not tobacco products, either.

E-cigarettes have no place in pharmacy


Vaping Harm Reduction

Dave did it, again – this time explaing the eloquent ~ebb & flow~ of “expertise” tightly wrapped up inside the… oh never mind this is a family tweet. GO READ DAVE’S STUFF NOW!!!

Vaping Harm Reduction


A Comparison of Flavorless Electronic Cigarette-Generated Aerosol and Conventional Cigarette Smoke

I’m still looking for research, good or bad. I’ll assume you are as well.

A Comparison of Flavorless Electronic Cigarette-Generated Aerosol and Conventional Cigarette Smoke


Next week, I’ll mark myself safe from the Ohio Vapor Trade Association (OHVTA) conference with James Jarvis.

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Vaping In The News – February 16th, 2019

Thanks to Mike Peterson for the graphic!!!

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.


Researchers Try Nicotine To Treat Memory Loss ~ Federal Communications Commission and the children™ ~ CDC Misleads by calling E-cigarettes a ‘Tobacco Product’ ~ Vape Radio ~
The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy ~ Vaping Taxes ~ Vaping Hit by Double Tragedy ~ Respiratory Study Fail ~ Surgeon General Watch: Data, Snippets, and Narratives ~ Vaping in the Mic


Researchers Try Nicotine To Treat Memory Loss

More positive involvement using the word, (and the chemical) “nicotine”. This is good. This makes people who know better nervous. Excellent. More research I say! Think about it… if kids thought nicotine is good for you, they would avoid it like… oh never mind. I also secretly hope there is a use for those patches taking up shelf space.

Researchers Try Nicotine To Treat Memory Loss


Federal Communications Commission

Speaking of “The Children™”, ‘one’ Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to stop less harmful products being advertised because of no other reason: “even if they are targeted at kids”.

Meet Jessica Rosenworcel. Jessica is an “Impatient optimist. Mom, wife,” and of all things an “inveterate coffee drinker.” Huh.

The responses to her are in this link


Kristen Noll-Marsh has a question. (Click to enlarge).


Brendan Carr, also Commissioner at FCC, thinks otherwise.


Dr. Gardner has the answer for the children ™ :


CDC Misleads by calling E-cigarettes a ‘Tobacco Product’

No kidding. Already established abroad, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has incorrectly defined…. oh never mind. I am grateful for the American Council on Science and Health taking this on.

CDC Misleads by calling E-cigarettes a ‘Tobacco Product’



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Vape Radio has had a fundraiser up for about a month. (I completely missed it!) In my opinion, Rod and his team are like this blog. They get the word out. They contribute to and talk about advocacy. They’re #LOUDER.

The Vaping Legion had him on here last week. If you are able to contribute, wonderful, If not, please share.

Vape Radio


The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy

Let’s see… covered misleading, covered the children™. How about some arrogance? Are you like what is described as the “average American” who is “resentful toward those who tell him or her how to live”? So am I.

This is an eye-opening perspective from a Doctor, in proper form:

The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy


Vaping Taxes in the United States and Around the World

There should be no tax imposed on a less harmful product. Period. I say NO more taxes on cigarettes OR vaping products, but they’re doing it anyway.

No stranger to my blog, Jim McDonald writes for Vaping 360, and is one I admire. He took on vaping taxes around the world:

Vaping Taxes in the United States and Around the World


Vaping Hit by Double Tragedy

From across the pond, Dave Cross (another I admire) at Planet Of The Vapes has taken on the task of informing our community of two heartbreaking deaths.

Vaping Hit by Double Tragedy

Also see his Respiratory Study Fail


Surgeon General Watch: Data, Snippets, and Narratives

As we slip into the third week of my one-man #SGWatch on Twitter, I took a harder look at what Dr. Adams says, and does, on his personal account – and what he doesn’t on his professional account as U.S. Surgeon General. Oh, and confusion. A general mess. That’s covered as well:

Surgeon General Watch: Data, Snippets, and Narratives


Then, because Mike started it, I spent over an hour on the 34th episode of Vaping and the Mic (and even showed my face) to discuss snippets, narratives and data…

Vaping and the Mic



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Surgeon General Watch: Data, Snippets, and Narratives

Is access to public data an unreasonable request? What will the complete data reveal? Are snippets of data the best way to inform the public? If the full spectrum of the data is withheld, what is real, what is contrived?

If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”

The problem with research misconduct must be of epidemic proportions. So much so, the Department of Health and Human Services has its own division defining such misconduct called the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), and a definition of said misconduct.

“Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.”

“Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.”

It would seem all data would be required to have a clear picture of the information being displayed presented to make an informed case, decision, or outcome. The authority in charge has no business writing or promoting a narrative, when data can and shall speak for itself.

Instead, snippets become headlines, and headlines create the story narrative.


“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth


In the case of e-cigarettes, and the latest “data” on youth use, it is to present manipulate the claim of an ‘epidemic’ in order to willfully threaten legal adult choices, using snippets of data designed to “fit a narrative” as my friend, U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams has done, and has accused.

It’s backward. Snippets (subliminal or not) can sell ideas. Create campaigns. Change public opinion.

Mining for data can be useful. Depending on the criteria, displaying data to ones liking is misleading. Similar to Stanton Glantz below, that is propaganda.


Skewed data is…well, you can make anything look like you want it to look for your own purposes. I think I am afraid of both films Nicolas Cage appears in, and pools. Why? I’m not sure what I’m afraid of, Nicolas Cage isn’t his real name, but looking at data tells me I should… Oh never mind.


In this blog, I will attempt to demonstrate two things. First, the following tweets and subtweets can be confusing. Second, if I can post things in here properly and explain, you won’t be confused. Either way, they are snippets, and you’ll probably be confused.


It started with (well, not really, I’m using my interpretation of the data) a question to the highest “ranking” Medical Doctor from Mike Peterson:

In this tweet, the Surgeon General clearly seems to has “doubts” that Mike “really wanted this information”. Surgeon General Adams must not look away from his snippets accomplishments on his “I love me” wall and must be suspicious of anyone questioning his integrity my snippet. Shame on you, Mike!

Link

Oh, I think Mike wanted the information. That’s alright, Dr. Adams. You don’t require my assurance adults are looking harder than you are for any detrimental outcomes of any facet of e-cigarettes.

It’s not as if we’re a large and growing community of consumers including Doctors like yourself, Lawyers, Teachers, Nurses, Statisticians, Scientists, Cooks, Truck Drivers, and other professionals, along with lovers of data and science. And math. In fact, one of us is a… nope… my narrative, so further down the data hole you go.


I’ll insert a quick snippet from my personal life. The words from a Neurologist to my wife was:

“We’re setting up testing for onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Is that a snippet of a much greater assessment? Can you discern from the quote she, in fact, has Alzheimer’s or dementia? Do you have enough data to make the determination? You really don’t know. I’m saving it for a different blog.


Note the words ” in the interest of correcting misunderstandings”. Misunderstandings are snippets, Dr. Adams. Vape shops aren’t included in “this” analysis is correct, by stating “equally high violation rate”, you overstepped your ego, data, or knowledge, position narrative.

He’s right. Snippet. The statement just above was “they aren’t included in this analysis” and “shops have an equally high violation rate“, and refers to this graphic he posted below:

I proudly show you my snippet! Go ahead, click on it, it’ll enlarge.


Because he was prompted by – anyone’s comments – and saw my amateur hour cut/paste of his just above, below he explains how narrative and roles to play suddenly are important. His data went from “equally high violation rate” to some vape shops. Also, he displays his knack of interacting with the public quite… well, I’ll let you come to your own conclusions. Go ahead, click on it, it’ll get bigger!

Link

“It’s easy to cut & paste snippets”…because the whole picture isn’t a narrative, I just couldn’t let that one go. If data and information is explained properly, there is no need for “snippets”. Go ahead, click on it, it’ll get bigger!

Link

Here, I’m not sure if he’s being condescending on purpose, or if he just doesn’t know he’s tweeting to a known impugner. I am also an uneducated “backwards backwoodsman from one of the colonies.” (Thanks, Alan, I knew that would come in handy eventually! ) Oh, go on, there’s something I was determined to take out of context. Damn me. Go ahead, click on it, it’ll get bigger!

Link

To further reiterate his position snippet, he grabs some more data from his cuff and explains some gibberish about technical stuff I probably wouldn’t understand anyway… something about this does look like a high ranking public health official explaining a snippet narrative, maybe it’s just me. We’ve gone from … well, this data thing just isn’t my forte’.

Imagine how confused the public must be.

Link

Well, Mike (he’s mentioned above), and Jake got data. In fact, they mined the data. Turns out twenty-one money penalties were assessed. Go ahead, click on it, it’ll get bigger!

To “That Damned Ninga, he agrees. Vape shops are “doing much better”… he also wants everyone else to agree. I often forget I’m constantly asked to agree with something because it will fit a narrative. I wonder what happens when the public just nods their head in agreement when a public official says to. Couldn’t be all bad, I suppose. Either way, he wants everyone to agree. By golly, I’m almost going to agr…. nope. Go ahead, click on it, it’ll get bigger!


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Trusting the highest doctor in the land to provide competent, well-constructed answers to convey issues with facts, when he, in fact, won’t do it seems futile. Instead, he has chosen to act on authority, instinct, and sticks to the data (dammit) script.


“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”


Then, addressing (you and me) the public as if we’re a bunch of nine-year-olds is pretty – well, idiotic. Starting at about the time I could talk, I’ve questioned authority and integrity a long time. Pre-loaded answers come with loaded questions where I come from – the backwoods of one of the original colonies.

In fact, I’ll use your “It’s easy to cut & paste snippets” own sarcastic words against you, Dr. Adams. Also, I have repeatedly asked for data. So much so, it’s redundant, repetitive and repeats itself. It should, could, may, might or even would, speak for itself.

The reason I keep asking the same questions over and over?

Dr. Adams own words:


In the meantime, if you’re approaching a city, township, county, or state hearing about sales to minors, or that vape shops are contributing to the delinquency of minors, I highly suggest these two graphics to use at your disposal, just as the Heart, Lung, Cancer, and other health organizations will. Let them sort it out with facts, not preconceived notions and media sound bites snippets (dammit) data.


Here’s the chart from Jake Jacobsen: According to data, if you click on it, it’ll get bigger!

Link

Here is the chart alone from Mike Peterson: Yep, click:

Bring your nose a bit closer to the screen – at a second glance, this is what you may have missed: Wait, back up, just click!


The overall narrative is to put big scary numbers out, fueling the fire of an epidemic. I (we, vapers paying attention) want the truth. I don’t for one minute think any of us want anything less, good or bad. We’re adults, we can take the snippets data.

When looking at inspections just above, there is no “epidemic”, and the fact is, in 2018:

There were 146,376 inspections.

There were 17,456 total violations

Of 17,456 violations, 2,060 were “ends and e-liquid.

Of those violations, 229 were vape shops. (Vape shops: STOP that.)

Things that make you go hmmmm…..

And Juul? If you believe theirepidemic” data, Vuse was the front runner of underage sales violations at 1,729… so, they should have at least tried harder at purchasing Juul to complete the narrative.

Silly data makers. Go ahead, scroll back up if you need to. I’ll wait.

Sounds as if you’re still confused. I apologize for torturing you, but I feed a mouse cheese just to do my math for me.

Link

This an enforcement issue all the way around. Underage sales at vape shops are NOT a contributing factor to an epidemic, which is still a snippet of the overall message portrayed. Kids stealing from their parents like they did cigarettes? Probably. Straw purchases? Likely.

Illegal sales – meeting the “definition” of an ‘epidemic’? Doubtful.

Snippet alert:

Found in my previous “Nod In Agreement” blog here.

“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”


On to the “epidemic”.

If, after reading this blog, you are still confused, I will conclude, from snippets, and so shall you, that confusion is intentional. The snippet below is a confusing mess, by design. The bottom right tweet on his personal account, in a “non-official” capacity, was just a few days before he announced as Surgeon General there indeed “is” an epidemic. I hope we can all agree, the data is in the contrived details. Go ahead, click on it, it’ll get bigger!



“Morals are standards set by those who want their standards met by others.”

I don’t want situational ethics, nor do I want morals and feelings mixed into the narrative. Here is what I want. I want the law to be obeyed. I want parents to be aware, not act on “reefer madness” type propaganda, and ultimately, parents to parent.

Specifically, I want the data to speak for itself. Both for adults looking for a safer alternative to smoking, and the narrative of an “epidemic” to be scrutinized, specifically when a public HEALTH official is threatening adult choices for less harmful products unless we agree with his narrative. Jim McDonald says it best.

Unless you suffer from cognitive dissonance, I want the data as it stands, not as it fits my narrative “out of context” with some silly twitter snippets, Dr. Adams. I don’t want to hear about plausible deniability. I don’t want proof by assertion. Confirmation bias is unnecessary.

I want the public to be aware of the best information available rather than striking panic in the streets.

So, what’s the snippet? What’s the truth? Still confused? So are adults looking for answers to a less harmful alternative.


“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.”


I am a consumer, while I try to be a voice for consumers, I don’t speak for “all” consumers. I have a higher standard for medical and government officials. The Surgeon General of the United States (or any public official) should not rely on “google searches” (in a personal or public capacity) to fill a narrative.

In my assessment, Dr. Adams should post facts. Period.

Snippet Alert!

The Surgeon General should resign or be fired. Immediately. That’s my narrative. That’s my snippet.

With that, no high ranking public employee official has no business writing, or tweeting, or sharing an opinion, or narrative, when data shall speak for itself.

I’ll stick to my guns, check on my wife, and keep my #SGWatch up to see when comprehensive information to adults has been displayed with half the attention the ‘epidemic’ has received.

I’ll readily and publicly admit I’m wrong, but until that happens, Dr. Adams has to answer these questions concerning the ‘epidemic’:

  • What users were of legal age?
  • What users didn’t use nicotine?
  • How many were smoking & switched?
  • Why is marijuana included with “any vaping“?
  • Why is “use” defined as in the past thirty days, not daily?

Until that happens, I’ll keep pointing out discrepancies in the narrative of an alleged epidemic, or one of you can convince me why I shouldn’t.

For balance, after the release of and tagging him in this blog: (Coincidence? Doesn’t matter. Snippets.)

Oh, that’s right, I’ve got that screenshot snippet from a Dr. Girgis… wait a second… it’s… Yes, legal and regulatory environments. That’s right. No guidelines. Except when.


Snippet alert: showing “restraint”.

I highly recommend what Clive Bates has to say on the alleged U.S. “epidemic“.


THIS one is an eye-opening must-read for ANY aspect of public health. Your opinions aren’t about your needs. Stop being nannies.


“The average American is like my patient: resentful toward those who tell him or her how to live.”

“The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy “


In my travels of putting together this blog, I ran across this about research fraud and is also recommended reading.


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Vaping In The News – February 2nd, 2019

#SGWatch: “1,300 people a day“.

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.”


Vaperatti: Lawsuit for the Win, Ban Opposition for the Loss ~ Researchers Must Listen To Vapers ~ FDA knew stop smoking product clinical trials not science-based ~ You Don’t Know Nicotine ~ Children in vape shops ~ Senator Burr (R-NC), much more than menthol cigarettes ~ Unacceptable Behavior by Tobacco Control Researchers ~ In case you missed it ~ Time flies ~


Vaperatti: Lawsuit for the Win, Ban Opposition for the Loss

The ‘fight’ seems to be consistently putting out fires.

The definition of nicotine as tobacco (it isn’t), Nicotine addiction without tobacco and MAOI’s (it isn’t), and gateways (that don’t exist). If you’re interested, opinion

Also see:

Vaperatti: Lawsuit for the Win, Ban Opposition for the Loss


Speaking of listening

Dr. Charles A. Gardner, Director of Health Science and Technology, has an interesting take on listening to (*gasp*) us!

Researchers must listen to Vapers


FDA knew stop smoking product clinical trials not science-based

What? Really? Why I thought…. well…. never mind.

FDA knew stop smoking product clinical trials not science-based


You Don’t Know Nicotine

Speaking of #nicotine, a new film in the works “You Don’t Know Nicotine” is already very close to it’s initial 1st goal with 296 supporters. This independent film has (so far) raised $44,612, and is now featured as a Project We Love” by Kickstarter.

This is about all aspects of nicotine.

To find out more, here’s the link: You Don’t Know Nicotine.


Children in vape shops

While understanding the ‘concern’, I put this photo under a tweet of Dr. Gottlieb expressing his concerns for children.

To my surprise, and her arrogance, I see this.

More here in her tweet, including followups in this link

She’s seen toddlers and teens inside in vape shops (not necessarily buying products). If the parents were smoking, those toddlers would be exposed to… oh never mind. After looking, surprise, she did a study I’ll link with my standard ‘do not link‘.

For a perspective, this blog has mentioned concerns of air quality before:

At: Ice arenas , indoor motocross events, with Clive Bates at a vape convention, and of course, this vape shop.

Laundry products… Scented Candles, idiotic tweets…


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Senator Burr (R-NC), much more than menthol cigarettes

Senator Burr takes the Food and Drug Administration to task – from menthol cigarettes to the “tobacco control act”, to children unable to purchase adult prodcts, to adult choice and… well, I won’t spoil it for you, but I haven’t seen a Senator fired up about this topic in some time.

I HIGHLY suggest you watch this (34 minute) video…

…or at least read an article!


Unacceptable Behavior by Tobacco Control Researchers

I barely believe tha….. never mind.

Unacceptable Behavior by Tobacco Control Researchers


In Case You Missed it

You can nod in agreement here with the Surgeon General

Dr. Gottlieb states: “e-cigs can help currently addicted adult smokers quit; and improve their health.” You can see the study here.

Or Jim covered it here. Dave covered it here.


Time Flies

I realized yesterday four years have passed since releasing the results of the Vaping Truth Survey. Thinking of Charle’s blog above and listening to vapers… After all, we’re supposed to take their word for all things health, why can’t they take ours?

When I made the survey, I barely knew a soul and didn’t know there even was a ‘vaping community’. I appreciate anyone who took the survey, I appreciate all who were behind it from the start.

Little did I know – four years later, we’re still trying to Change The Conversation.


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Surgeon General: Everyone Nod In Agreement


The Surgeon General wants everyone to nod in agreement on some things. While some of you may, some of you may want to turn your head – as I’ll be taking a different approach for this blog. Let the record show, I’m being *nice.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams,(MD) decided to clarify all things youth, e-cigarettes, and ‘epidemic’ on his personal Twitter account.

(All tweets below and his account are found here, or in replies, here)

I found it intriguing (as did others) he would take this route. Of course, a disclaimer on his personal twitter feed states, for safety: “Tweets/RT don’t represent endorsement or my employer.”


Before you choose to continue, please note

Fig Ramsey’s following two tweets.



There is no valid reason to threaten (adult) access to vaping products. There is no valid reason to threaten small businesses providing smokers the option of less harm.

Why is there is a risk of restricting, taxing, or banning less smoking in any form.

Based on this assessment of an “epidemic” from Clive Bates:

“Applying this proportion to the 2018 data would suggest about 4% of high school students are daily users (this compares to the headline 20.8% use in the past 30-days).”


WARNING: The following could, may, or might contain any or all of the following from Dr. Jerome Adams.


Start holding hands. He wants EVERYONE to agree… or risk harm reduction potential to adults (before his official announcement).


Draw your own conclusions to this unsolicited advice:



Think of the children™ is an appeal to emotion designed to create moral panic.


This was before the official announcement on Dec. 18th.

I thought teachers and parents couldn’t… but they’re everywhere… Think of the children™…

“Hard to obtain”

Hard to use around adults

“Few youth use any nicotine product (even cigarettes) daily

( I thought they were “easy to conceal”, hiding them in plain site?)

🎯 Instead, let’s use past 30-day use as a better metric, showing “potential” to teachers and parents. Not only does it sound contrived, inflated potential is also scary.

While you ponder your denial of an epidemic coming up over the course of this blog, bring your nose closer to the screen. Sound out the words. Take your time. I had to!

Link for this one, because I couldn’t believe my eyes.

🎯 Evidently, “Past 30 day use a better metric of youth use” gives a better potential to create an epidemic. Let’s move on.

But wait, that’s not the first time he said it.

He said it at 11:53 on the 8th of December here

Link to tweet

And seemed like he copied and pasted himself again only four minutes later at 11:57, just a few minutes after the one just above.

Link

🎯 Seeming indifference and denial is the biggest threat (not youth use).


Out of context, he’s referring to patches and other methods here.


🎯 1st tweet: Complete denial of the epidemic is the biggest threat to adult access. Complete denial. Huh.

🎯 2nd tweet: 30 day use (remember above) is a definitive medically defined epidemic.


Again, below the “constant denial” is the biggest threat to less harm.

🎯 The second of the two is one of my favorite tweets. Feelings VS definitions on 30 day use.


Medical Definition of Epidemic:

“The occurrence of more cases of a disease than would be expected in a community or region during a given awareness.. A sudden severe outbreak of a disease such as SARS.” (Link)

The Carnival Barker’s definition of an “epidemic”

🎯 “If folks can’t accept using official medical / health definitions, then we can’t have a real discussion”. “

Medical Definition of Epidemic: The occurrence of more cases of a disease than would be expected in a community or region during a given time period. A sudden severe outbreak of a disease such as SARS. (Link)

🎯 Referring to an “epidemic” is a play on the word as an adjective, not as a noun. The bias of the definition “interpret data accordingly” and “metrics” – referring to 30-day use rather than ‘daily use’, as Clive described above, is propaganda.


Here, the “Primary threat” isn’t “him” or most public health advocates… it’s YOU.

🎯 He’s trying to help.

I’ll let you see the 3rd for yourself. Go on, now. Don’t be afraid.

Here’s sadly what happens when lack of information, education and contrived panics occur.


HE’s not talking about….limiting access.

🎯 Well – then there’s balance. But good luck!

On the third in this set, feelings, (not science or data) are bigger threat than anything he could ever say.


Below, his statement on the first tweet: vaping products work, but lack of balance is coming from “national sentiment”. Wait, sentiment is “an attitude, thought, or judgment prompted by feeling”.

The second, it seems what he posts is what the nation feels, or agrees with.

🎯 (Lots of obvious feelings, *oops I meant “science” in that Google alert on the third.) *I’m being nice.


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🎯 Now, he’s clear. Education and awareness . Can’t do much about the feelings of parents and communities. It’s out of his hands.

2nd: ALL must say and do their part to preserve this option. Huh.

Third, good luck (again!!!)


🎯 This ‘existential threat’ — is because of “continual refusal to acknowledge” thing is really… *getting on my nerves. (*I’m being nice.)

Trying to be funny with a pun. Uh oh, parents and teachers again.

WHAT are YOU doing to help?


🎯 I’m very *relieved the Surgeon General is not basing his findings on feelings. Wait! We can all work together. Uh oh, feelings are in the mix. Then, it’s not a threat. (*I’m being nice.)

Parents and teachers…. a showdown, and needing more acknowledgement is apparent.

🎯 In fact, we all need to work together, or there will be NO OTHER CHOICE from parents, communities, teachers to push for elimination.

Acknowledgement again.


1st tweet below – the reference (out of context) is about approved methods to quit smoking here, but is true for vaping products (and mentioned) as well.

Second – well… *careful what you threaten, above you said “the threat isn’t from Government”. (*I’m being nice.)


On the 1st below, as a consumer, I expect you to do your *job. The fact becomes opinion. (*I’m being nice.)

On the 2nd, the ‘debate’ is contrived by effort, not real interest. Name calling. Appropriate or not, public official: feelings. If feelings are hurt, please see here, or here

🎯 On the third, it isn’t lessened, the chances of being “heard” remain the same.


🎯 The 1st below – “respectfully you still aren’t listing to (or ignoring)”

2nd: “lessens chances….”

🎯 3rd: I will keep calling a contrived set of monthly numbers a fraudulent and fabricated epidemic.

Finally a bit more of the feelings and name calling – meh. You are a public official.


For “credibility” the Surgeon General states publicly:

🎯 1/3rd youth who vape are vaping marijuana”.

Wait, the monthly ‘epidemic’ numbers are 1/3rd marijuana use? Wait, one-third of the monthly numbers are not “nicotine”? And “advocates” are expected, threatened and almost demanded to “acknowledge concern” and *admit there’s a problem? (*I’m being nice.)


The office of the Surgeon General states “Surgeon General provides Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.”


(*Updated* 1/29) In the duties of providing the “best scientific information available”, this is where he doesn’t in his role as Surgeon General.

Instead, opinion. Again.


Stated in one of the tweets above “complete switch to ecigs better than smoking many times”. So far, the Surgeon General has chosen to “dutifully”, unequivocally, with prejudice, advocate the regulation, restriction, tax, and ban of what is a far less harmful product.”

I once admired “authority figures”. I presumed I was always being told the truth by those holding offices, titles, and degrees. Then, by accident, I didn’t smoke anymore. Slowly, over time, I’ve found appearances, power, prestige, fancy titles, and proof by assertion from those in charge – *demand respect rather than earning or deserving it. (*I’m being nice.)

For me to subscribe to anyone coerced into submission, I’ll need to see facts first. In fact, I am concerned and want answers. In fact, I’ve been asking for answers. In fact, if I saw a concern:

In fact, to suggest “vapers” are not concerned or to accuse anyone of “not listening” or ignoring anything is *unprofessional and *childish. (*I’m being nice.)


I’ve been asking, and addressing this concern for some time.

Funny you *mention “indifference”. Along with others you are *berating, I have been “concerned”. (*I’m being nice.)

For example, in December of 2016:

  • I politely questioned Micah Berman at Ohio State.
  • I asked the UCSF Children’s Medical Center for data.
  • In June of 2017 I inquired with American Academy of Pediatrics President Collen Kraft.
  • In November 2018, I asked the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

For me, to “work” *together”, I’ll need to see more than claims of children consistently being “treated” for “nicotine addiction” and diagnosis of “brain damage” by pediatricians. I don’t find my request wanting case studies, data, progress, outcomes, results “unreasonable”. With a ‘meteoric’ rise, surely, these studies must exist. (*I’m being nice.)

I’ll need to see groups of children stealing patches and gums from Walgreens to get their nicotine. Those can be hidden from adults to satisfy the alleged “uncontrollable craving, seeking, and use of” nicotine in any and all forms.

“You don’t see nicotine junkies breaking into Walgreens to steal nicotine gum” ~ Aaron Biebert

So far, I’ve seen an orchestrated coordinated effort to convince the public of things that are *not true. (*I’m being nice.)

“You should fight for your lives and your health. It is absolutely irresponsible and dangerous behavior to ban e-cigarettes.”

~ Dr. Farsalinos

Added 012/06/2019:

From November 30th: “E-cigs and vaping as harm reduction not inherently a problem (though we need to continue research to ensure overall & max harm reduction)”………..

This is the only tweet I can see offhand worth its salt, and it is on his personal account, not the Surgeon General account.


Fig said it best:

🎯 “I blame Scott Gottleib and Jerome Adams & the multitude of other “leaders” of healthcare for their misinformation campaigns against vapor, for such vile lies that are coming out of our public health agencies. It’s zero wonder why public trust is fading.”

🎯 “Thousands of American vapor businesses are at risk of closing their doors & filing bankruptcy, because of the antics of Scott Gottleib & Jerome Adams.”


“Never stop fighting for what’s right”

~ Agent Ania


“If you see vaping consumer advocates constantly ranting on, it’s because we are trying to stop you lot fucking it up.”

~ Sarah Jakes


There’s only one solution – Unity and aggression.

~ECF, Oliver Kershaw


Let the record show, I’m being nice. Let parents and teachers do their jobs. I’ll suggest you man up and step up, or step aside, Dr. Adams. Otherwise, I’m a couple times behind on telling you to *kiss my ass. (*I’m being nice.)

This blog, because she liked snark, is dedicated to AgentAnia.




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Vaping In The News – January 26th, 2019

“Feelings” with Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

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 worldwide.


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


You Don’t Know Nicotine ~ The great American youth vaping epidemic. Really? ~ The FDA hearing that wasn’t ~ The Impact of E-Cigarette Warnings ~ Burning Sub-Ohm ~ Bucking Bad Legislation in the Buckeye State ~ Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions (U.S.A.) 2009 – 2016 ~ A Meme


You Don’t Know Nicotine

Aaron Biebert, Director of A Billion Lives, announced his new project during his visit in Oklahoma City at Vapers Carnivale:

If you’re interested, you can pitch in as little as $5.00 or much more, with levels and rewards being different, up to and including the “Tater Tot” level! 

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You can find my interview via THR4Life with Aaron here.


The great American youth vaping epidemic. Really?

With the lack of being a professional statistician or researcher, I did my improvisational best covering the Surgeon General’s affirmation of the U.S. teen ‘epidemic’. I questioned the absence of daily data and babbled about it as I do.

Here, Clive Bates, someone I admire, explains what I could not, well beyond my expectations.

The great American youth vaping epidemic. Really?


The FDA hearing that wasn’t

Speaking of curing children, and a fraudulent epidemic, the FDA took it upon itself to hold a public hearing on the youth vaping “epidemic”. Instead of a balanced conversation between harm reduction proponents and anti-tobacco activists, the hearing became a one-sided stage for fanatics.

The FDA hearing that wasn’t


The Impact of E-Cigarette Warnings

Next up… contrived epidemic. Our friend Chris just below explains the “epidemic” was a plot (graphic below found here) to start with from this tweet in November of last year.

I’m not sure what to call this study. Note it was submitted on the 21st of September 2018. In the theme of warnings, something the ‘epidemic’ was based on, this short paper shows an “online experiment” and ‘“brain” and “chemicals” warnings’ were higher discouraging youth from e-cigarettes.

Well, of course, ” Research should continue”.

The Impact of E-Cigarette Warnings


Burning Sub-Ohm

Paul puts common sense down so even I can understand it. I don’t sub-ohm. I’m certainly no mathematician, but I do understand researchers must have fire extinguishers ready at all times.

Burning Sub-Ohm


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Bucking Bad Legislation in the Buckeye State

Our friend James Jarvis joins Lindsey Stroud of Heartland Institute to talk about legislation in Ohio.

Bucking Bad Legislation in the Buckeye State


An Open Letter to the WHO Executive Board

Aside from the obvious harm reduction, also mentioned:

  • “Courage, creativity, and the ability to seize opportunities”
  • -0- links to industry, independent. (meaning no control of studies either, essential, science/data is clear and independent.)
  • Very low quit rates: Market failure (and “TC/PH” failure in my opinion).
  • Awareness, progress is mentioned (#LOUDER!)
  • Interest of public health (Which leads me to believe this is an opportunity to break the chain of the standard “we don’t know” crowd.)

An Open Letter to the WHO Executive Board


Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions (U.S.A.) 2009 – 2016

“Reports of 195 separate e-cigarette fire and explosion incidents in the U.S. were found, dating from January 2009 to Dec 31, 2016. In 68 percent of these incidents, 133 acute injuries were reported. No deaths were reported during the study period.”

Electronic Cigarette Fires and Explosions (U.S.A.) 2009 – 2016


A meme.

Over the course of time, I’ve made my share of amateur graphics, “memes”. In the spirit and need for ALL of us to change the conversation, I asked Chris Hughes if I could use his photos for this blog in 2016, and again below.

Thanks to you who’ve shared it. It seems to have hit a nerve.


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