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Vaping In The News – June 2nd, 2018

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

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



David Goerlitz: Model Citizen ~ First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer ~ PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction ~ Tobacco Control Cares About The Industry, Not About You ~ Another Journal Misinterprets Randomized Vaping Trial ~ Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus ~ World Health Organization Slammed For Misleading Smokers ~




David Goerlitz: Model Citizen

This is for smokers, non-smokers, friends, enemies, pets, weird neighbors, “public health”, tobacco control. Everyone, including those who want to troll.

David Goerlitz has 30+ years of experience about things you might not like to hear. The gloves indeed, are off.

I’ll be joining him and collecting donations for bail money…

 


First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer

One may see the headline and think… oh boy.  Good. Dr. Farsalinos has been diligently paying attention – and normally has – within a day or two – an answer for us – collectively.

In my opinion, he and his team are the only trusted medical source for e-cigarette research in the world.

Why? Because he tells us the truth, not what we “want” to hear.

First evidence linking e-cigs to COPD and laryngeal cancer


PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction

Because Damon is distinctly good at this:

PrEP advocate Damon Jacobs: Vaping can be harm reduction


Tobacco Control Cares About The Industry, Not About You

From Carl V. Phillips, the third installment. (First and second are linked within.)

Tobacco Control Cares About The Industry, Not About You

More, graciously, from Carl:

Another Journal Misinterprets Randomized Vaping Trial


Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus

Please remain run over until the bus comes to a complete stop.

The U.S. CONSUMER group Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives (CASAA) (Free to join) Give your testimonial) has written a piece:

Cole-Bishop Throws Vapers Under the Bus


World Health Organization Slammed For Misleading Smokers

Away From Safer Alternatives Like Vaping:

Imagine? I wonder why the “authority” on health would do that.

World Health Organization Slammed For Misleading Smokers Away From Safer Alternatives Like Vaping




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

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

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


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – May 12th, 2018

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

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


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FDA To Take Action ~ Censoring Twitter in the name of health ~ Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money ~ Heat Not Burn ~ FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging ~ Nicotine Calculator ~ Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children. ~ Speaking of marketing to children ~ Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ ~ E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping ~ Jamie Oliver




FDA To Take Action

Scott Gottlieb thinks there’s a ‘presumption’ they’re safer, guidelines to test these products are coming.

How does one test something when they “just don’t know”…

FDA To Take Action Against Companies That Sell Vape Pens To Teens


Censoring Twitter in the name of health

This one’s good… very good.

Censoring Twitter in the name of health


Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money

69,000+ on the survey!

Surveys on Vaping: It’s All About The Money


Heat Not Burn

It isn’t my business to coerce someone NOT to try something that might just work. As a consumer, I’d like to know my options. As a human, I show bias. I try not to.  I am for choice. If someone has decided to switch from smoking, “doesn’t quite like” e-cigarettes, (or patches, gums, toothpicks) and can find another alternative, then they should be able to both try, and choose.

“I’m for whatever works for the informed consumer. Patch, gum, Heat Not Burn, vaping, acupuncture, books, hypnosis, counseling, etc…. Do I “like” them all? No. It’s not about or me or are what “I” like. What may work as choice for a consumer is first.”

Do I like the idea it is made by a tobacco company? Not really. Do I think it will be beneficial to smokers trying to switch much more efficiently than pharmaceuticals? Yes. Does that make me happy? Why yes, bias-ly I answer, thanks for asking. Is judgment on the product based on who makes it? Yes. Stop that.

The “Heat Not Burn” sector of ~not smoking~ IS another option, and I’ve heard good things about it.

Levels of selected analytes in the emissions of “heat not burn” tobacco products that are relevant to assess human health risks


FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging

Via Carl V. Phillips….. because he knows stuff.

FDA ‘Jumps The Shark’ With Claims About Misleading Packaging


Nicotine Calculator

Via Hans Schmidt – I’m liking this…

Just insert the number of cigarettes before the switch, choose between MTL and DL and the calculator comes up with an average figure for the daily nicotine requirement (mg/day).

The calculator lets you choose your favorite nicotine strength and indicates the corresponding liquid volume (ml).

The “calculator team”:

Dr. Rainer Dölfel aka Hans Schmidt (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Ing. Marc Hallermann (IG-ED)
Dipl.-Inform. Norbert Schmidt aka Norbert Zillatron (VS IG-ED)
Peter Schuster (1. VS IG-ED)
Sabine Maaß (IG-ED)
© 2018 Interessengemeinschaft E-Dampfen e. V.

I am told an English version will be available soon and I will have that posted on Twitter, and Facebook – as well as this blog when it is ready.

Nicotine Calculator / Converter


Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids

Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.

I’m a bit pissed off this week with, among other things, Tobacco-Free Kids and their beyond obvious deception.

“clearly part of an orchestrated campaign”

~Carl V. Phillips

“Anybody who tells you Juul is a panic or an epidemic in America is deceiving you”~ Iowa Attorney General ~ Tom Miller

From me:

Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Market E-cigarettes and Tobacco to Children.


Speaking of marketing to children:

Ya think?

Sorry, yelled at you. From Truth Initiative, another in the direct marketing to children scheme of things…

4 out of 5 youth overestimate e-cigarette or cigarette use among peers


Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’

Steve Birr is, among other places, also over at The Daily Vaper.

Iowa AG Says Teen Vaping Is ‘Hardly An Epidemic’ And Is ‘Life -Saving’ For Adults


E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping

Via Dr. Michael Siegel:

E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False “Facts” to Demonize Vaping


In Memoriam: Jamie Oliver:

I did not know Jamie personally, but like many of you, knew him and his online presence.

I have listed others in a previous “news” edition.

 




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

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

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


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – May 5th, 2018

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

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



The Nicotine Fiend ~ E-Cigarettes and the FDA ~ E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products ~ Reduced Harm Report ~ Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors ~ Lower Nicotine Cigarettes ~  Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective ~ Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows




The Nicotine Fiend

Via Lindsey Stroud!

The Nicotine Fiend


E-Cigarettes and the FDA

Without question, no one markets cigarettes or e-cigarettes more to children than Tobacco Free Kids. No one.

“From a consumer standpoint, please put your money where your mouth is so we can continue to buy from you, the responsible vendor/shop/ and manufacturer. ”
~ Albert Michael Harper.

E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products

You can’t fix stupid, but the FDA will.

E-Liquids Misleadingly Labeled or Advertised as Food Products



Reduced Harm Report

I’m not sure I ever linked Planet Of The Vapes specifically in my blog  – but believe me, Mawsley is one of the best bloggers on the other side of the pond  – who is reporting on things happening on my side of the pond.

Reduced Harm Report


Survey numbers pending.


Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors

After Publishing Refuted Glantz Article

Pediatrics Journal Tries To Cover Up Errors After Publishing Refuted Glantz Article


Kat Timpf

(From Fox News, The Greg Gutfeld Show, National Review.)


Lower Nicotine Cigarettes

I can’t make this up. Ready? Lean in a little closer – cover your eyes if you must.
We’re talking about combustible tobacco.
 
And lastly, scientists found no evidence of adverse health effects as a result of smoking 22nd century’s very low nicotine cigarettes.” ~ Page 6
 Take the blame out of their hands? Among other things:
 
“We cannot and will not quote front run at the FDA by commenting in detail on our MRTP ongoing initiatives. Rather, we will let our MRP applications to be crisped out itself from the FDA review process.”
What the hell is “crisped out”?
I’ve covered this before where they’ll “just lower your nicotine” and here where organized crime heads LOVE this idea…here.
If you like, their transcript of the meeting is below the attribution in full.
attribute the transcript to Seeking Alpha

22nd Century Group’s (XXII) CEO Henry Sicignano on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective

Brad Rodu.

Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective


Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows

I consider it my job to find things, good and bad, to keep readers who’ve been with me all this time (thank you) and to new readers consumers stumbling across my blog… informed.

I tell you about my findings – sometimes with arrogant commentary before-hand – and sometimes not. You’re welcome!

Note the date of the tweet below – by “The James”  – is from 2016. They had a tweet where there were “two” studies. Didn’t find that right away…

I sent multiple tweets about this “study” (if I remember correctly, there were two) and still haven’t recieved a response to date. Must not be important.

However, I FOUND ran across something Ohio University did…. about “vape fluids”. Not that I’m finding it on an official release by the government or any “health” groups…

“particles in e-cigarette vapor do not affect the normal functioning”

👇

Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows




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

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You can find me joining David Goerlitz on Vape Radio!

You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Have you told the F.D.A. what you think about flavors here?

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

I’m not your Winston Man: David Goerlitz

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For immediate release:

David Goerlitz announces the launch of his new show premiering Saturday, April 28th at 9:00 A.M. Central Standard Time on Vape Radio.

In my search to make a determination of what is real or imagined in the controversy of safety, effectiveness, vaping, I accidentally found a blog by David Goerlitz on a cold winter night in 2014  – enlightening me to things I never thought I’d read.

I messaged him never expecting a response. That response was not only within a day or so, it was extremely clear this man needed to be heard. Coorespondence with him was just the way I like it. No bullshit. No filter. Swift and direct. I’ve said he is the only man alive with this much knowledge, passion and common sense.

In 2016, he was featured throughout the film “A Billion Lives“.


David’s ready for a fight.

He expected “the anti-tobacco movement would embrace the vaping concept by at least 90% by the organizations he once worked for from 1988 until 2006 – like the American Heart, American Lung Associations, Tobacco-Free Kids and more) thinking 10% who reserve the right to be stupid”.

As we all know – that’s not happening.

100% percent have reserved the right to be stupid.


David G is not shutting up:

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I’ll quote David:

“In my quest in 2018 to get more than a million smokers OR more to transition to vaping because THEY tell me THEY are ready and convinced that it is their time, having done their research and homework on THEIR OWN regarding the benefits of vaping over smoking, I will be endorsing my picks for the best starter package to make the crossover not only rewarding and effective, but exciting and worthy of the effort.

I will be endorsing the best, affordable, safest, high quality products with long term satisfaction while you enhance the quality of your lives. This is your journey, controlled by you.

Along the way, I will be offering questions and answers programs as well as weekly updates with some of the best on the confusion thrust upon the Vaping and Wellness Community by Big Tobacco, BIG Pharma, FDA, CDC, ALA, CFTFK (CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS) and the Media.

Along with Advocacy, we must put forth a Public Relations Campaign to stop the LIES, MORE LIES, MISINFORMATION and MYTHS surrounding Vaping as a viable alternative in taking your life back. Stay tuned: THE GLOVES ARE INDEED OFF.”

TUNE IN:

A long time coming, David’s show will debut Saturday April 28th, at 9:00 A.M. on Vape Radio

 

Future shows will be announced!


More On David

 


Did you do this?

 


Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog.

There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – April 14th, 2018

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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.”



Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists ~ The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control ~ Untangling The Preemption Doctrine In Tobacco Control ~  Brilliance ~ Speaking of nicotine… ~ FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product ~ FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices ~ Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements ~ CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results ~ So much to do ~ The Truth




Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists

Bookmark worthy, Via Clive Bates.

Ten perverse intellectual contortions: a guide to the sophistry of anti-vaping activists

Also from Clive:

The US media is losing its mind over vaping and Juul – the questions a credible journalist should ask


The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control

Paul Blair. Because childish tobacco control experts rule the playground.

The crusade against JUUL and other vaping products is childish, even for tobacco control


UNTANGLING THE PREEMPTION DOCTRINE IN TOBACCO CONTROL
They don’t like being hindered for the Tobacco 21 movement.
In case you’re unaware, I want to be very clear of my position on Tobacco 21. 18 year olds in the United States are LEGAL adults. Period.
The “Tobacco 21” movement (in most cases) takes away both the legal right of an adult to choose to smoke and it bundles in restricting vaping products for 18-20 year olds as well.

“Preemption can be a thorny issue when it comes to assessing a local government’s ability to adopt tobacco control measures. Preemption arises in different forms, and a locality’s ability to address tobacco may be preempted by laws both within and outside tobacco-specific legislation.”

UNTANGLING THE PREEMPTION DOCTRINE IN TOBACCO CONTROL

Related:

Rexburg City Council rescinds Tobacco 21 ordinance

Rexburg City Council rescinds Tobacco 21 ordinance

Speaking of raising the age for tobacco:

Increasing the MLPA to 21 years in NYC did not accelerate reductions in youth tobacco use any more rapidly than declines observed in comparison sites.

Impact of New York City’s 2014 Increased Minimum Legal Purchase Age on Youth Tobacco Use


I call out brilliance as I see it:


Speaking of nicotine…

The University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University joined in an experiment…

I’ll paste the fun stuff, you can read the whole article below:

I assume no humans were harmed or judged by how quickly they buried marbles and ate food. BOLD, underlining and italics are my emphasis… and joy to do.

“Obviously, humans are not exactly like mice, and these early findings can’t be applied to us.”

 

Limitations

The study does suggest that metformin may ease some nicotine withdrawal symptoms, due to its action on the AMPK chemical pathway in the brain. However, this has so far been tested only in mice, which were given nicotine via an implanted pump and injected with metformin – the drug is taken orally in humans – with withdrawal symptoms judged by how quickly they buried marbles and ate food.

While there are similarities in many of our biological pathways, humans are obviously not identical to mice, and these results can’t be taken to mean that metformin would be a suitable or appropriate treatment to help people stop smoking.

Metformin May Help With Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms


Bonus Thowback:

In my travels… this is from 2002 is reminiscent of….

Nicotine water… I don’t remember it, I never heard of it… suddenly, there it was on a post from Chris Hughes

nicotine water

Photo credit (Used with permission):  Victoria Vasconcellos

FDA Shuts Off Nicotine Water Spigot


FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product

Uh…huh.

The Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee is launching a national boycott of Reynolds American, Inc.’s VUSE e-cigarette brand, with demonstrations planned this week outside convenience stores in more than 60 cities.

FLOC to begin national boycott of Reynolds’ e-cig product


Tobacco Controllers Again Silent About Glantz Misconduct Allegations

Tobacco Controllers Again Silent About Glantz Misconduct Allegations


FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices

It doesn’t say e-cigarettes… but… if that’s the route taken, NO. E-cigarettes are not a medical device.

“Substantial equivalence is rooted in a comparison between a new device and a predicate device” …

FDA to offer a voluntary, more modern 510(k) pathway for enabling moderate risk devices to more efficiently demonstrate safety and effectiveness


Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements

So is it a possibility, in your mind, that the premium cigar industry is going to spend millions of dollars updating these boxes and putting labels on them, only to be told later on, didn’t have to do it?

Cigar Trade Groups Petition Court to Delay Warning Label Requirements Following FDA’s ANPRM


CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results

CASAA Announces 2018 Board Election Results


SO much to do.

Vendors… brick and mortar…  this is part of the FDA’s “Regulate, restrict, tax and ban” plan of your business


SO much to do, II

If you are in the industry, you NEED to show this to EVERY customer. Give your customers information. Give them a discount. Whatever you NEED to do to stay – you know – in business…

U.S.A. Only Survey

If I have to explain it to you, see this here.


The Truth

(Now Truth Initiative) Thanks to my favorite #CrankyOldBroad, Skip for pointing me to this!

I suggest you give this 2009 article some attention…

The Truth About American Legacy




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

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You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News April 7th, 2018

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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.”

For Smokers Trying to Quit, Information Could Be Key ~ Dr. Attila Danko: How Tobacco Control Saved Big Tobacco ~ U.S.A. Only Survey ~ NIDA’s E-Cigarette ~ Tobacco Alternative Gums Market: Sales Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast ~ Huh ~ Explaining the discontinuation of a non-tobacco nicotine project at Philip Morris: obstacles to innovation. ~ Nicotine As An Addictive Substance ~ Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products ~ Patent Filings Increase for E-Cigarettes, 3-D Printing and Machine Learning ~ Law Review Calls Out FDA For Destroying Vaping Industry ~ Harvard Public Health: “E-cigs are safer than cigarettes, no question.” ~ Global Forum On Nicotine ~ UCSF professor faces second sexual harassment lawsuit




For Smokers Trying to Quit, Information Could Be Key

Ya think?

For Smokers Trying to Quit, Information Could Be Key


Dr. Attila Danko: How Tobacco Control Saved Big Tobacco

YES.

Dr. Attila Danko: How Tobacco Control Saved Big Tobacco


U.S.A. ONLY:

I know we’re a community. I’ve participated in surveys worldwide. I conducted one myself. This one is United States participants only and designed specifically with F.D.A. guidelines.

Are you in the United States?

Did you fill out the survey for flavors yet?


NIDA’s E-Cigarette

Well… how about that.

NIDA’s E-Cigarette


Tobacco Alternative Gums Market: Sales Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast

The usual suspects:

“One of the important growth factors for the global tobacco alternative gums market is the increasing price of cigarettes.”

Tobacco Alternative Gums Market: Sales Volume, Revenue and Growth Rate Forecast


Huh.

Explaining the discontinuation of a non-tobacco nicotine project at Philip Morris: obstacles to innovation.

Imagine if you can, in 1994 there was something developed called a “Capillary Aerosol Generator” (CAG)… and guess what…

So, why was CAG development ultimately abandoned? During his deposition and witness statement, PM’s expert witness and former employee, Peter Lipowicz, mentions that technological barriers, consumer acceptance, and an US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approach that disadvantaged non-tobacco nicotine products were chiey responsible…
He says that CAG development was less attractive due to legal challenges about the addictiveness of nicotine and fears about overarching tobacco industry regulation, more so than regulatory barriers specic to non-tobacco cigarettes…

Explaining the discontinuation of a non-tobacco nicotine project at Philip Morris: obstacles to innovation


Nicotine “addiction”

Bear with me…. and my favorite subject…

Because of the tweet from “Industry Documents” showing Philip Morris had tried a device in 1994 containing this link about a “Capillary Aerosol Generator” (CAG) above…

What caught my eye in that article “He says that CAG development was less attractive due to legal challenges about the addictiveness of nicotine“….and that legal challenges of nicotine – of course -caught my attention… so I looked up “legal challenges nicotine 1994” on Google…  because I’m an inquisitive and persistant bastard…

Which led me to this from 2001, buried :

“The effects of nicotine on the brain are similar to those of sugar, salt, exercise, and other harmless substances and events”

“There are so many findings that conflict so starkly with the view that nicotine is addictive that it increasingly appears that adhering to the nicotine addiction thesis is only defensible on extra-scientific grounds.”

Nicotine as an Addictive Substance: A Critical Examination of the Basic Concepts and Empirical Evidence


Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products

“conclusions about the likely effect of raising the minimum age to 19, 21, and 25 years on tobacco use initiation.”

“OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS” section [which includes e-cigarettes] uses data from 2011 and 2012 surveys  (Thanks to Bill Tarling for that).

Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products


Patent Filings Increase for E-Cigarettes, 3-D Printing and Machine Learning

Huh. Guess who’s in there………..

Patent Filings Increase for E-Cigarettes, 3-D Printing and Machine Learning


Law Review Calls Out FDA For Destroying Vaping Industry

“The FDA reached beyond its scope of authority in passing the Deeming Rule, including a broad variety of what it defines as “tobacco products” to be heavily regulated, amounting to a burden threatening to send local shops out of business.”

Law Review Calls Out FDA For Destroying Vaping Industry


Harvard Public Health

“E-cigs are safer than cigarettes, no question.”

Since everyone likes to take the headline and move on, I’ve done so myself – and have been saying it since 2013.

Global Forum On Nicotine 2018

An awesome looking bunch:

Global Forum On Nicotine Speakers Bios


UCSF professor faces second sexual harassment lawsuit

There is no question e-cigarettes are safer than………… and along with it, fraud.

UCSF professor faces second sexual harassment lawsuit




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

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You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


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

Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

 

Vaping In The News – March 31st, 2018

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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.”



FDA WANTS COMMENTS ~ E-cigarettes and the obsolescence of combustion ~ Petition ~ Topeka “Tobacco 21” Ordinance Turned Down by Judge ~ The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck ~  The Road To Criminalizing Tobacco Product Users ~ Chef Stan’s Cookbook ~  U.S. Health Groups File Suit To Expedite More Smoking ~ An Open Letter ~ Rethinks Attitude… ~ Keep Smoking We Need The Money ~ California Catastrophe ~




FDA wants comments

Comments are being accepted on the regulation of flavors….on their (in my opinion) already decided rules.

Submit yours, then have everyone in your email list do it as well. Then, have them have everyone on their email list do that as well…

Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products


E-cigarettes and the obsolescence of combustion

“…substantial proportions of the population wrongly believe that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as combustible cigarettes…. Unfavorable press coverage, negative campaigns by e-cigarette opponents, and lack of training of health professionals may explain this situation.”

E-cigarettes and the obsolescence of combustion


Topeka “Tobacco 21” Ordinance Turned Down by Judge

Adult choices are adult choices. I wonder why the “Tobacco 21” movement isn’t going state by state rather than each individual local city/town… 50 times rather than hundreds of times… publicity – public opinion – wasting valuable time for those opposed?

A #CrankyOldBroad whispered in my ear – if they get the towns, they can manipulate the states… and most – if not all – of these “Tobacco 21” moments are including e-cigarettes… take all the time you need with that…… Either way, Topeka said “NO“.

Topeka “Tobacco 21” Ordinance Turned Down by Judge


Petition:

Reject Proposed 75% Tax on NJ Vapor Industry – it’ll take you less than 2 minutes.

Reject Proposed 75% Tax on NJ Vapor Industry

Directly related:

Have you ever wondered WHY they wanted to classify nicotine as “tobacco”? Because smokers paid that tax, not tobacco companies. Now, not that I like smokers still paying tax, I DON’T. Not any more than liking people NOT smoking paying the tax.

However, because they can impose tobacco taxes on a NON-tobacco product like e-liquid…. (and tops, and batteries according to National Tobacco Day)

Nothing says #KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney, #PonziScheme and “return on investment” like bonds that “were based on assumptions that cigarette smoking declines would not exceed 4 percent annually.”

Sounds like it’s about health, eh? 👇

New Jersey to refund junk tobacco bonds for $3.2 billion of high-grade paper

Kentucky is doing the same thing.

Tobacco taxes are just part of the conversation…. We have holes in state revenue that we have to fill. How we do that is going to be how we get out of the session.”

Sounds like it’s about health, eh? 👇

Kentucky lawmakers meet privately with tobacco lobbyist as cigarette tax discussions continue


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The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck

This explains the nature of the e-cigarette fight to a “T”.

I don’t normally use “cuss” words on my blog – because it seems to me I can get my point across without them – allowing new readers to see the point and cuss themselves….

Also, this would be the first time I’ve had all out “PG” rating to a link on my blog, and because of the nature of it, I’m happy to do so.

The difference between a snafu, a shitshow, and a clusterfuck


The Road To Criminalizing Tobacco Product Users

Sounds like it’s about health, eh? 👇

The Road To Criminalizing Tobacco Product Users


Chef Stan’s Cookbook

Again…. overcooked!

Chef Stan’s Cookbook


Anti-Vaping Groups Sue the FDA to Reinstate the 2018 PMTA Deadline

Recommended reading from Jim McDonald here:

Anti-Vaping Groups Sue the FDA to Reinstate the 2018 PMTA Deadline


And Carl:

Anti-Tobacco Groups Sue FDA Over Vape Ban Timing. But Why?


U.S. Health Groups File Suit To Expedite More Smoking

Admittedly, Jim and Carl were better, now via… me:

U.S. Health Groups File Suit To Expedite More Smoking


An Open Letter

Via David Dorn

An Open Letter to PHE and other “supporters” of ecigs and TRR. (Tobacco RISK Reduction)

AND from David:

David was someone who emailed me early on while conducting my survey (2014) explaining I had nicotine strength (and addiction) all wrong… I didn’t have any higher than 24… he explained strengths went higher…much higher. He explained why.

From the “pleasure principle” to many other things, I learn from this man, I appreciate this man.

Rethink attitudes…


Californian Catastrophe

In the world of funny, this is sad, and this is funny. Not because I was one mentioned within –  because it shows the power of a headline and the lack of intelligence from anyone immediately involved taking it upon themselves to jump on the stupidity bandwagon… and this is why we can’t have nice things.

It is also why, when I as a consumer, do not understand something, I ask someone smarter than I am to explain it. Of course, that practice is evidently not a familiar thing to do among professionals….they just toss it out and… well, I’ve taken up way too much of your time:

Californian Catastrophe


Please, tell the FDA what you think.




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If you own a vape shop and have photos that I can use of customers who are trying to switch, or have switched similar to the one above, please email me directly with those (and the legal ability to use them) to vapingit@outlook.com.

Add names – company name –  number of years the customer smoked, flavor chosen…etc… and any credit you may want for the photo as desired.

 




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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.


CASAA

#Consumers #vaping #ecigs #LOUder.

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – March 17th, 2018

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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.”



Smokers Deserve Improved FDA E-Cigarette Regulation: Pass Cole-Bishop ~ Report from the WCToH 2018 conference in Cape Town ~ #WCTOH2018 (5 of them) ~ Italian Authorities Raid Vaping Expo, Seize Product ~ IQOS?(2 of them) ~ Tobacco Product Taxes Are Regressive. And Punitive.~ The FDA wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to “non-addictive levels” ~ How Will FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Affect Vaping? ~ FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Rule Is A Dire Threat To Vaping ~ Bonus Section!


Think of the children™.


Smokers Deserve Improved FDA E-Cigarette Regulation: Pass Cole-Bishop

Dr. Rodu…..

Smokers Deserve Improved FDA E-Cigarette Regulation: Pass Cole-Bishop


Report from the WCToH 2018 conference in Cape Town

Interesting slice of info.

Report from the WCToH 2018 conference in Cape Town

………..and………..

The Cult-Like Stupidity At #WCTOH2018

Because Dick Puddlecote is extremely aware…

The Cult-Like Stupidity At #WCTOH2018

………..and………..

Tobacco Control’s Orwellian Statement Of ‘Human Rights’ From #WCTOH2018

Carl, Nuff said…….

Tobacco Control’s Orwellian Statement Of ‘Human Rights’ From #WCTOH2018

………and……….

Tobacco Control Addicts

I think I’ve found the same level of snark I try to get you to enjoy with my blog… I need to blog more…

Tobacco Control Addicts

……..and……….

‘Oh, what a lovely war’ – on reason itself

Outstanding….via Paddy Costall

‘Oh what a lovely war’ – on reason itself


I don’t understand, David! Ruffling feathers isn’t… yes it is. #Louder.


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Italian Authorities Raid Vaping Expo, Seize Product

Don’t you come in here trying to get the government to lose money… more to it that that.

Italian Authorities Raid Vaping Expo, Seize Product


My favorite #CrankyOldBroad has found an accomplice….


IQOS: Good Thing, or Bad?

From Paul, a review of sorts… can’t wait to try one…

IQOS: Good Thing, or Bad?

The In-Between

LOVE this as well…. different perspective.

The In-Between


Tobacco Product Taxes Are Regressive. And Punitive.

Again, Carl…

Tobacco Product Taxes Are Regressive. And Punitive.


The FDA is accepting comments for “standards” in combustible cigarettes.

I’ve covered “lowering nicotine” here and here. “Addiction” is here.

“Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes”


The FDA wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to “non-addictive levels”

Of course they do.

The FDA wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to “non-addictive levels”


How Will FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Affect Vaping?

Required reading for you who’ve made it this far down…

How Will FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Affect Vaping?


FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Rule Is A Dire Threat To Vaping

One more time. And really, listen as you read.

FDA’s Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Rule Is A Dire Threat To Vaping


FDA Creates Cigarette Confusion- Calls For Science To Back Up Policy

It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination.

It is an area which we call The #KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney Zone.

FDA Creates Cigarette Confusion- Calls For Science To Back Up Policy


This isn’t like “lowering nicotine” hasn’t been tried before…

from 1989:

“The ultra-low-nicotine cigarette is the latest entry in an increasingly feverish race among tobacco manufacturers to stop a decline of 2 percent a year in cigarette consumption in the United States. (Sound familiar?)

”It’s a pretty common, patented process that we’re all aware of,” said Douglas Keeney, chairman of C. A. Blockers. He said his company had experimented with eliminating nicotine, but had abandoned it as being too slow and unwieldy.”

Low-Nicotine Cigarette for Philip Morris

And here if necessary to continue the very silly point….

Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes




Lowering nicotine in cigarettes “bonus section”.

I don’t think I’ve ever given out a bonus on my blog… so there’s that. I take my position blogging as a consumer seriously. While I appreciate my regular readers, I also want smokers who are curious (or afraid) to find answers. I ask questions; how will a new idea to reduce smoking and dangers from inhaling smoke (like IQOS above) by choice “work”? Are they better? Are they the same?

Along those lines, same goes with the ever-popular “reduced nicotine” claim.

As far as “other chemicals go”….. “experts” (a term I’ve finally come to admit is rather funny) aren’t saying a reduction of anything but nicotineif they are making that claim, PLEASE let me know.

Moving on – You knew this was coming. So – I have to ask. This morning, Cliff Doug – “VP for Tobacco Control, American Cancer Society, and faculty, University of Michigan School of Public Health” answered my 1st question “What exactly will be different from 1989?”.

Being a smartass with his response, which I do appreciate, I asked the question again… (***politely for the record***) with obvious repercussions if he answered. We both knew that…..

Cliff Douglass himself recently unblocked us on Twitter – for some strange reason – maybe he likes a challenge. Challenge accepted.

I wonder if he’s calling someone? Is he unavailable suddenly for comment? Must be something like that. He left me standing on the edge of a ….

Cliff simply…..hasn’t answered yet. I won’t hold my breath, but the sound of silence is deafening.

After all, all he was just tweeting about is what would have a dramatic impact on public health.

I’ll blog about that this week along with David Goerlitz and more… you’ve been warned.




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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – March 10th, 2018

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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.”

Smoking Is ‘Falling Like A Rock’ ~ HnB and vaping – We’re on the same side! ~ Public (Health) Image Limited ~ 75% tax on e-cigarettes ~ Are There Metals In Vapor? No Need To Worry ~ Battery-related burns 2016 ~ The e-cigarette industry: The most unfairly treated industry in history ~ The First Amendment ~ Why NNA supports all forms of tobacco harm reduction ~ A Terrified Industry ~ How Low Will They Go? ~ Just Who Is Actually Marketing Vapes To Children? ~ IQOS: Good Thing, or Bad? ~ Lawmakers in Connecticut Consider Cigarette Tax Increase ~ Starve them into submission




Smoking Is ‘Falling Like A Rock’ In Iceland Thanks To The ‘Blessing’ Of Vaping

Say it isn’t so…

Smoking Is ‘Falling Like A Rock’ In Iceland Thanks To The ‘Blessing’ Of Vaping


HnB and vaping – We’re on the same side!

I’m not sure you’re aware…

HnB and vaping – We’re on the same side!


Public (Health) Image Limited

Last week Jester published (and highly recommended) this blog.  This week, a follow up. Excellent.

Public (Health) Image Limited


A Billion Lives & The Winston Man: The Exclusive Interview

A Billion Lives & The Winston Man: The Exclusive Interview


Mic Drop.

A political front group tries to call out Derek Yach.


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Keep not smoking, we need the money.

This is very annoying.

The State of New Jersey is considering a 75% tax on e-cigarettes


Battery-related burns 2016

*Note* the actual and “National estimate” columns within…..

Covered before here, practice battery safety.

Stop setting yourselves on fire.

Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016


Tobacco control and the tobacco industry – a failure of understanding and imagination

Clive…

Tobacco control and the tobacco industry – a failure of understanding and imagination


The e-cigarette industry: The most unfairly treated industry in history

Among others, this is also true.

The e-cigarette industry: The most unfairly treated industry in history


The First Amendment Applies to the FDA Too

Louder.

The First Amendment Applies to the FDA Too


Why NNA supports all forms of tobacco harm reduction

Because it’s reduction in harm:

Why NNA supports all forms of tobacco harm reduction


A Terrified Industry

This week, #WCTOH2018 was tweeting themselves silly with taxes, regulation and saving themselves.

A Terrified Industry



Related from Carl:

How low will they go?

How Low Will They Go? The Irony From The World Conference On Tobacco Or Health


Just Who Is Actually Marketing Vapes To Children?

Just Who Is Actually Marketing Vapes To Children?


IQOS: Good Thing, or Bad?

As I’ve said somewhere before in my blog, I will (and look forward to) trying the IQOS when it is available in the U.S.A.

Paul has.

IQOS: Good Thing, or Bad?


Lawmakers in Connecticut Consider Cigarette Tax Increase

Of course they consider it.

Ladies & Gentlemen, Lindsey Stroud:

Lawmakers in Connecticut Consider Cigarette Tax Increase


Starve them into submission

Excellent.

Starve them into submission


Studies, Health, Data & Science:

Do flavouring compounds contribute to aldehyde emissions in e-cigarettes?

Do flavouring compounds contribute to aldehyde emissions in e-cigarettes?

Are There Metals In Vapor? No Need To Worry

Are There Metals In Vapor? No Need To Worry


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

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You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn


Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


think

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.