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Organized Crime Heads Applaud FDA’s Decision To Reduce Nicotine

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Is combustion reduced?

Will health benefits increase?

Are other ingredients reduced?

Will this cause more casual smokers?

Can you define “minimally” or “non-addictive”?

Is this nothing more than prescribing smoking?

What is being added to tobacco to reduce nicotine?



Update, MAY 2018: Here’s the signedjoint letterfrom the criminal non-governmental organizations.



When Dr. Gottleib, head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement to reduce nicotine and keep tobacco burning, health criminal organizations immediately applauded the plan to continue tobacco use.

Speculation over future profits is keeping some barely contained in their excitement.

Since the announcement to lower nicotine in cigarettes, health organized crime heads have rallied in support in the plan, some calling it a “game changer” between bites of cannolis.

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather

The goal? Leave the nicotine, keep the tobacco.

That’s the important, and profitable part.

Loan sharks are circling the wagons, they want their money back.



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The Plan

For this to work, there must be a strong and unbreakable criminal network and respect for the groundwork criminal element already  established between the drug companies and public health, even if was before you were born, and specifically if you don’t understand it.

Everyone must agree that nicotine is addictive and dangerous. Decades of a foundational and profitable lie is at stake for everyone, even when nicotine isn’t addictive without tobacco. No one wants to be embarassed.

People could get hurt.

“There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.”
― Mario Puzo, The Godfather


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Dr. Gottlieb

He himself is a fan of tobacco. Big fan. Smoking promotion is big business when it’s technically illegal for tobacco companies to advertise themselves. The government does it for them.

I can’t imagine he read this opinion piece he linked, it was written by a history professor with writing skill and knowledge of a cat in heat, or at least worse than mine. Among other things, it stated:

“Smokers would be able to start or quit at will, without suffering the robbery of choice that defines addiction.”.

Keeping tobacco and trying to redefine it as nicotine, is a game.

He and fellow criminal, Mitch “Two-Butts” Zeller wrote a long and boring letter and *surprise*, it got published as gospel in the New England Journal of Medicine.

It does sound convincing.

“A nicotine-limiting standard could make cigarettes minimally addictive or nonaddictive, helping current users of combustible cigarettes to quit and allowing most future users to avoid becoming addicted and proceeding to regular use”


The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

“Let’s make it happen”

“Lets move forward” – note, take the nicotine out and consider the other EIGHT ways in tobacco, the ingredient they’re allegedly against in their “informative” and graphic below of the other acceptable ingredients that will remain untouched.

Good move” “should act quickly

Those cigarettes won’t smoke themselves.

Positive reinforcement by a political front group: Keep smoking


Action on Smoking & Health.

They call continued tobacco use a “real public health power move“.


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Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative®, publicly applauded the move to keep tobacco, in fact, strongly – as shown below.


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The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

They want to make sure you didn’t miss it: “ICYMI” In case you missed it.

I’ll quote our dear friend, Agent Ania who is screaming from her resting place,

“Quelle surprise”


Michael Eriksen

As the Former Director – CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, current Dean and Regents’ Professor, Georgia State School of Public Health and part of Tobacco Atlas, Mr. Eriksen believes “deeming was so important”.

The mis-step in this and other “assessments”, is to reduce the harm caused by tobacco would be, according to all the experts, eliminate the tobacco, not endorse it.

You think he’d know better, but nobody’s paying attention.

As tweets go, Mr. Eriksen can be “non-committed” and just report the tweet as if…and just quoting the story  – failing credibility is of no concern.


UCSF

With a broken cigarette, it’s “intriguing”.


Dr. Tom Frieden

#Skippy, the Former circus act at the Centers for Disease Control director and Former New York Mayor Bloomberg muppet – thinks continued tobacco use could save millions. It’s “important”. He’s trying to pretend he’s a rebel within by the subtle “If it happens”, and the clever hashtag #tobaccokills is almost as adorable as his efforts when he was in charge. Do as you’re told, #Skippy.

Speaking of Bloomberg

“The Editors” at Bloomberg calls it “A smart plan”. To promote tobacco.

Keep the tobacco. Catching on?

Take the Addiction Out of Smoking


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Not supporting it.

“…don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again. Ever.”

– Michael Corleone, The Godfather

While I don’t agree that “people need to stop smoking” as stated below by the American Council on Science and Health, smoking is a personal adult choice, I am not surprised this is the only group making a bit of sense.

Despite my reservation, ACSH is standing alone as it speaks out against the criminal acts unfolding with what is known as common sense. They even went as far as stating nicotine is “harmless”. Finally, truth.

https://twitter.com/ACSHorg/status/899628670720983041

ACSH is the only one I’ve found so far.

Imagine that…

So far I haven’t seen the Body Parts Orgs™ (© David Goerlitz) say anything.

I’m waiting on the Heart, Lung and Cancer criminals to make their decision as to which way they’ll roll.


It isn’t like it hasn’t been tried before in 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.

Tobacco industry executives say the process of removing nicotine that Philip Morris used to create the Merit Free is similar to the decaffeination process used on coffee beans.

”It’s a pretty common, patented process that we’re all aware of,” said Douglas Keeney, chairman of C. A. Blockers.

Here

and here….

Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes


In 2008?

Bold is my emphasis:

In summary, a toxicological analysis does not indicate that low-nicotine and nicotine-free Quest® cigarettes have less adverse toxicological effects in the laboratory than conventional cigarettes. This should draw the attention of the consumers and policy makers.

Toxicological Analysis of Low-Nicotine and Nicotine-Free Cigarettes


What is wrong with this approach?

Well, for starters – they’re promoting what they’re pretending to get everyone away from. So they can make more money.


Clive Bates

Here’s what Clive Bates has to say about

Reducing the nicotine content to make cigarettes less addictive

Clive Bates & Carrie Wade:

Reducing nicotine in cigarettes raises all sorts of problems


What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong

“The FDA’s failure, to date, to acknowledge that e-cigarettes not only are safer than combustible cigarettes, but that they are much safer, results in confusion among would be consumers.”

What Trump’s FDA director gets wrong


The FDA’s words and actions do not match

The New England Journal of Medicine published this letter last week. In essence, it is FDA funded propaganda at its finest:

The FDA’s words and actions do not match


Added 9/7/17

Brad Rodu said this in 2010:

Down the Rabbit Hole: Tobacco Control Through Radical Nicotine Reduction

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit

Brad Rodu, always informative & intriguing: as he explains the “game changer” above and the

“$93.3 million in grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the FDA:

Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit


Dick Puddlecoat

“It’s not just questionable, it’s insane. One can only assume that the people endorsing it are either corrupt or mentally compromised.”

Very Low Intelligence


Very Low Intelligence

My extremely intelligent friend Paul explains very eloquently why this whole thing is tripe from across the pond:

Very Low Intelligence


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The USA Intention to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigs


Related

The Myth of ‘Light’ Cigarettes

Lowering Nicotine

Are there other chemicals that cause addiction in tobacco?
MAIO’s? Take a gander at what the U.S. Government themselves say:

Are There Other Chemicals That May Contribute to Tobacco Addiction?


In case you missed these, here are a few of my related takes on the investment the FDA has made on promoting tobacco use the biggest criminal Ponzi Scheme ever conducted on a continual legal basis in the United States.

It’s all about the money, folks, not about health.

A Nicotine-Focused FDA Framework.

Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to smoking

Added 9/3/17:

Prescribing Smoking:

Here is the company they are funding, and backing.

I did a bit of digging…..

Um… they’re suggesting PRESCRIBING smoking.

X-22 is the first and only smoking cessation product in the form of a combustible cigarette.

X-22 is a six-week prescription treatment which utilizes Very Low Nicotine (VLN) cigarettes (95% less nicotine than conventional cigarettes) to satisfy a smoker’s craving for cigarettes while separating the act of smoking from the rapid delivery of nicotine.

X-22 Smoking Cessation Aid In Development

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This is its American brand sold in more than 600 stores. It is a high nicotine cigarette. It might seem counterintuitive, especially given the health benefits claimed by its very low nicotine cigarettes, but high nicotine cigarettes could have significant health benefits as well.

X-22 has certain advantages:

  • It’s a cigarette, people seem to prefer that

  • It has no side effects, apart from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke

  • It has been proved effective in six clinical trials

22nd Century’s Unique Cigarettes Create Growth Opportunities

Keep smoking, we’ll just help you lower your nicotine.


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The Corruption of Public Health


Added 01/31/2018

The crimes continue… press release is to settle investors minds, in my opinion.

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

FDA Remains Firmly Committed to Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes


Added 02/01/2018

Related via Carl V. Phillips

“There is no reason to believe that lowering the nicotine content of cigarettes will lower their carcinogenicity.”

Are Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Less Likely To Cause Cancer?

Added 02/02/2018

Investors are questioning integrity:

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


Added 03/03/2018

Neal Benowitz himself said: (bold is my emphasis)

CONCLUSIONS

1. Smokers regulate their intake of nicotine to obtain the amount of nicotine that they need to sustain their addiction.

2. Spontaneous brand-switching studies suggest that there is no reduc­tion in smoke intake per cigarette, and that any reductions that are seen in brand switchers depend upon whether or not those individuals also reduce their cigarette consumption.

3. Studies of smokers smoking self-selected brands showed a weak rela­tionship between machine-measured nicotine yield and a smoker’s nicotine, CO, or thiocyanate exposure.

4. Considering the overall exposure data for individuals selecting their own brands, there is little reason to expect that smokers of low-yield ciga­rettes will have a lower risk of disease than those who smoke higher yield cigarettes.

That’s all here in

“Compensatory Smoking of Low Yield Cigarettes”


Added 6/21//2018

22nd Century isn’t the “only” one:

Radient Technologies Inc. Files FDA Submission for Reducing Nicotine in Tobacco

ADDED 7/30/2018

Minimally or “non-addictive” nicotine

Let me remind you of the accolades of lower nicotine:

Cliff Douglass of the American Cancer Society –  thinks lower nicotine in cigarettes is “Absolutely everything

NCI Director Ned Sharpless says “…good news for treating cancer and preventing cancer

FDA’s Scott Gottlieb claims “Lower nicotine in the same product

Matt Myers of Tobacco-Free Kids says “…to use products that won’t kill them

Basing “minimally or non-addictive” levels of nicotine by lowering cigarette consumption by 1.6 less cigarettes… over two years… is a public health win?  Here’s what they came up with after two years:

238 “non-daily” smokers… what?

👉 over the course of two years...

lowered their smoking by 1.6 cigarettes…

“real-time reporting” and “cigarette butt counts.”

No – to slow progress… is this is what the Food and Drug Administration likes?

One of my favorite subjects – covered here and here

This headline calls it “staggering“.

You can check my math here:

Nondaily Smokers’ Changes in Cigarette Consumption With Very Low-Nicotine-Content Cigarettes

Added 3/04/2019:

15 to 19 year-olds are being “tested”:

Evaluation of Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Adolescent Smokers


More from me:

The FDA can’t prove nicotine addiction or gateways exist.

Smell that? Tobacco Control Is Imploding.


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Dear President Obama: Tobacco Use & Ecigs. CDC Director Tom Frieden

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(President Obama & CDC Director Tom Frieden)

Dear President Barack Obama:

As a former smoker yourself of 30 years, you can relate to the challenges of becoming tobacco free. Knowing the potential dangers drive the desire to quit despite the difficulty.

The challenge is the same with Americans and abroad, and you CAN become THE leader of tobacco harm reduction worldwide with one swift phone call to CDC Director Tom Frieden on the results and studies at ecigarette-research.org.

In the spirit of going straight to the top (that’s you) and pretending we’re just old friends, two guys emailing back and forth, I implore you to read this and act accordingly regardless of his opinion, regardless of the pending F.D.A.’s deeming regulation on e-cigarettes.


I am SURE you will not take this lightly. Lives are at stake. I hope you will address this immediately and have an adult conversation with Dr. Frieden. Some well needed guidance in the effort on your part, despite his experience in tobacco control could change the world.

I’d like to speak frankly as if you were sitting with me having coffee or playing a game of basketball, regardless of your position, Mr. President. Grow a pair. Get on this. Call me if you must (I’m sure I am in some agency records by now). I’ll GLADLY explain it to you, I’ll gladly guide you or anyone in charge of making that call to the right people.

E-cigarettes SAVE LIVES. Misdirection is a very dangerous game, and you of all people should know how the media likes to elaborate on false claims.


Recently, Dr. Tom Frieden & the CDC released confusing and misleading information to the public about e-cigarettes within the campaign “Tips From Former Smokers”.  Dr. Tom Frieden is nothing less than irresponsible to elude to e-cigarettes being “as dangerous” or equal to smoking cigarettes. To be clear, there are extremely consistent results to the contrary, without prejudice, again at ecigarette-research.org.

Why is this not mentioned or looked at, why is it simply ignored? Ignoring valuable research is nothing less than detrimental to public health. I don’t believe this was oversight. I believe this was blatant misrepresentation and willful ignorance on the part of Dr. Tom Frieden.

As you are a professional politician, you surely will understand the ploy and cry of recent reports of “children” as another way to garner support. I care about the motive, I care more about the end results. Public opinion IS the motive, not public HEALTH.

The children today COULD see their children with much less tobacco use with this technology, their present family members going away from tobacco. The ONLY thing we don’t know is “long term” (it’s already been around more than 10 years), and we’re taking our chances. Without tobacco.Without question, Vaping Saves Lives.

That should tell you the conviction we have in this device, despite the slur of “danger” by all “concerned” with “our” positions. To read some of the fodder, you’d think the “experts” want us to go back to smoking.

The only danger with e-cigarettes after almost two years of my use is the politicians, tobacco control and “public health” downplaying their effectiveness.


Your words below as you appointed Dr. Frieden as Director of the CDC:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/president-obama-appoints-dr-thomas-frieden-cdc-director

America relies on a strong public health system and the work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is critical to our mission to preserve and protect the health and safety of our citizens.


Your words on

http://thenationalmarijuananews.com/2015/04/breaking-president-obama-support-marijuana-sunday-cnn/

Obama also points to the decline in tobacco use as an example of how effective public health models can be if taken seriously. Obama said, “You know, one of the great victories of this country has been our ability to reduce incidences of smoking, increase the incidences of seat belt use. You know, we save tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of lives every single year. (..on marijuana) ...we just made sure that they were well-informed and if somebody has an addiction, we made sure that we made it easy for them to get help.”


I am sure you will never read this, Mr. President, but if you do, I would hope you’d like to hear more on the positive reduction in tobacco use with e-cigarettes. We call it vaping.

There are millions worldwide waiting on one leader to step up to the plate.

You are not the last resort to ending tobacco use via smoking, death is.


obamasitThese extremely important links are for you to study while you are contemplating your chat with Dr. Tom Frieden. Ask him WHY he hasn’t found these useful:


Public Health England’s report:

Public Health England Ecigarettes_an_evidence_update_A_report_commissioned_by_Public_Health_England(6)


Truthful Research, because you don’t have all day:

ecigarette-research.org

Medical, Research & other Professionals are on board:

M.O.V.E.

Kellie Forbes, BScN, RN (A member of M.O.V.E above as well)

Wrote this extremely informative PDF and made it available for anyone, for free:

http://online.pubhtml5.com/iqrs/ofon/

MUST Read, and includes the children/gateway issue:

E-cigarettes, vaping and public health A summary for policy-makers


Here are what other vapers/e-cigarette TRUTH users want you to know:

You can choose more than one answer and comment or sign:


I appreciate your time and consideration on this matter.

Kevin Crowley

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Mr. President, if you have read this far down, humor me for five more minutes, read my survey analysis of 7,234 people who use e-cigarettes:

“Vaping Truth Survey Final Analysis

California Public Health, Tom Frieden US CDC IGNORE E-Cig Research & FDA

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The FDA hasn’t yet made its decision to deem “ecigs” a tobacco product. Evidently, Tom Frieden with the CDC, and the State of California’s Public Health Department don’t seem to care OR have to wait – or check facts from anyone to add them to their uninformed attempt at slick anti-tobacco campaigns.

In fact, it is very evident they didn’t even look for science when it comes to this technology.


With “deeming regulation” still pending over e-cigarettes, chairs are not yet cold from the recent meetings in the USA over the debate of e-cigarettes and their safety. There is quite an interest from around the world as to how safe they actually are- and they are- according to leading experts in research with these two articles as examples:

Now, here’s a golden chance to kick that cigarette butt!

E-cigarettes MUCH Safer Than Normal Smokes



Government officials are now making e-cigs part of the newest campaign for the CDC and California is as well, to convince the public they are just the same as cigarettes when they are clearly not.


This is already causing unnecessary confusion with California’s Public Health campaign, some already calling that a fiasco. These childish tactics from public health only help tobacco companies and reclaiming their tax revenue:

State Health Agency Does Big Tobacco’s Dirty Work on E-Cigarettes


Neither camp say one word on the never ending research and positive effects e-cigarettes have continued to have in combating tobacco, possibly curbing tobacco use 20-50% by the end of this decade, despite what some in public health positions may claim.

But, they are in control, and they’ve got MILLIONS of dollars to play with.



(The FDA is STILL accepting comments here until APRIL 15th, 2015)


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Ummmm did you check some valid sources first didn’t you?

You didn’t call “Dr.” Kevin Campbell, did you?

Ugh…. he doesn’t know anything either…

You’re a “Doctor”, right? No staff there to help you with google over there?

I’ll help ANY public official idiot out,

please get your nose closer to the screen:

Go ahead, now, click on it:

Ecigarette Research here,

or

E-Cigarette Research here with proper studies & papers.


Did you possibly talk with the Fellow Doctors, Scientists & Researchers

at the wonderful M.O.V.E. Organization here?


Have you seen this extensive and powerful research done by Kellie Forbes (BScN RN, a member of the M.O.V.E. organization above) to help others in PDF form: Vaping-the-truth-USA


Have you seen this site yet?

Not Blowing Smoke


Is this decision even legal? Whoops… spent all that money, too late now!

Costing lives!

Good for you. I’m impressed. We all know what damage this can do…

well  – no such thing as bad press….


You’d rather make things up for the public –  to convince and coerce, to alter the masses thought process and bundle the two together like they are the same – but they are NOT.


Wait, I get it… you want people to continue smoking! WOW!

You would rather have parents and grandparents think they are just like cigarettes so they’ll keep on smoking and then, the children they are around will be around it.

Think about those children. Is that a responsible way to act


Cigarettes are approved by the FDA. Aren’t you worried about them?


The e-cigarette, with all the research, is far safer than you can imagine.

(Thanks again Randy)

@vapedupgaming


You’ll dismiss the research above, and pretend e-cigarettes are tobacco.


Why….. I’ll bet you my first born son you’re looking for tax dollars….

I love my first born son, but this is IMPORTANT.

You think you’ve found the pot of gold, recovering  Master Settlement Revenue for all!

Creating false propaganda to pretend to bundle e-cigs with tobacco….Huh…cute!

I get it – Like… ALL Doctors have the public health in mind… kind of like that, right?

Or –  like ALL politicians are honest…. right? Wow… I’m catching on! Wink, wink, Tom!

You are SUCH a CARD!


Here, dear reader, is that pesky MSA deal some of you aren’t old enough to remember:

Revenue is more important than lives.


I found this to be of interest, with the CDC looking for cancer and patients, who smoked AND used an e-cigarette. Well, if they smoked, sadly, wouldn’t that make them predisposed to the disease regardless of trying an e-cigarette?

If I keep typing I’ll just be plagiarizing. It’s TOO good:


This article explains it better than I can from of ALL places

THE American Council on Science & Health:

The CDC in cahoots with the CA “health” dept. ramps up its anti-e-cig propaganda

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Hey, Tom… look me up – email me and we’ll exchange numbers so we can chat, would you?

   Maybe you can handle one of my tax issues at hand for me?

We can discuss real issues to tackle – like emphysema, lung cancer my Father & Grandmother both had from smoking all their lives because they didn’t have the choice of an e-cigarette and tried every other “approved” method out there.


The e-cigarette, vaping – is effective, gets people OFF tobacco and is very well researched, but, you, like all the rest want to decide whats best for others without so much as clicking on a website or making a phone call. Did you possibly try to contact Dr. Farsalinos   ??????????


I’ll bet you haven’t. He was in town… should have had coffee in a smoke free, vape free environment – like a Starbucks.


Let’s talk about Chantix… you’re a doctor… are you in favor of Chantix, you know – side effects include suicide? Why didn’t you put that on your rhetoric?

Umm… maybe your career needs a boost, ever considered working with Mr. Glantz out in California? It’s warm there………..


I’ll leave you with this link of my hero, Mr. Gutfeld from Fox and his video: Gutfeld: California Ads Trashing E-Cigs ‘Demonize With Flimsy Lies’


Keep On #Vaping ON. Kevin