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WE, The People

October 1st, Columbus, Ohio Statehouse rally.

Consumers: WE, the people.

That’s YOU.

Over the past few years I’ve seen and heard variations of “we should go to Washington and hold a rally.” Well, dear fellow consumer we, the people, it is beyond time. Suddenly, when President Trump tweeted about vaping, we are IN the national spotlight.

Now is the time for we, the people to come together in one voice – and make our presence known in our nation’s capital. Millions have bravely gone before us, now it is our turn.


“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.

What does that mean to we, the people? As long as you’re of legal age, smoke if you like. Or don’t. To me, it means freedom of choice of a less harmful alternative to smoking.. and that includes flavors.


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Dateline: December 16, 1773, BOSTON.

Boston Tea Party

I’m confident American small business owners and consumers alike are familiar with the history that helped frame the foundation of the United States.

Enraged by control, taxation, tyranny, and demanding freedom – the Sons of Liberty (merchants/small business owners) decided, defiantly, to throw themselves a tea party in the Boston Harbor. They became #louder.

Before this, boycotts and smuggling – black market – tea was prominent.

Now replace the word tea – with cigarettes. Next, replace the words “No taxation without representation” with “lessharmfulproducts“.


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October 1st, concerned citizen from Akron attending the Columbus, Ohio rally.

This is our “Boston Tea Party”.

Despite efforts to circumvent the movement we, the people, vaping products are removing cigarette tax revenue from the government. That’s what small businesses and consumers we, the people, are doing. This is our “Boston Tea Party”.

#WashingtonDC. Harm reduction. We the people. November 9th.

#Louder.


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The United Vapers Alliance (UVA) was formed as a 501(c)(4) organization earlier this year. The sole intent is to educate the public and politicians regarding the benefits of harm reduction via vapor products, and the right to keep flavors on the market as a consumer choice.


Why:

Because the government is WRONG. Our messaging needs to be clear, simple, peaceful, and united. Consumers, we the people’s rights are being infringed, restricted, and may possibly be extinguished by government actions and policy all over the nation. The time for silence is over. The time to be heard is NOW.  For too long, we have waited for our politicians to do the right thing.  No more.

“So whether or not we choose to believe the FDA’s stated intent to entertain the re-introduction of flavored vapes at a later date, this is, at least, a de facto permanent prohibition for smaller operators.” Source

THOUSANDS of citizens like Susan Ripley (below), have created small businesses, creating jobs by investing in this life-changing technology. Now they are fighting for their rights – along with ours.

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October 1st, Columbus, Ohio rally.
Photo courtesy Susan Ripley.

How:

United Vapers Alliance will LOUDLY inform Congress and the FDA, that if they do NOTHING, 99% of all vape products will be removed from the market by May, 2020.  United Vapers Alliance will fight for the right to live a less harmful lifestyle and see OUR children grow. 

We are an estimated thirteen+ (13+) million strong, with families and friends who have seen the positive change that vapor products have provided.  If our politicians will not listen to our voices we, the people, then our voices will be heard at the ballot box this 2020 election.

Together, consumers will rally with ONE voice, ONE mission, ONE message, and will shake the very foundations of power in Washington D.C..


When and where

WASHINGTON, D.C.

When: November 9, 2019: 12p-4pm
Where: The Ellipse @ 1450 Pennsylvania Ave NW
WASHINGTON, D.C.


You can find UVA’s website here: United Vapers Alliance

You can find also find & join UVA’s Facebook page here:

United Vapers Alliance


Footnote:

This Washington, D.C. voyage has the same importance for me personally as my trip to Milwaukee did. This is history in the making. Monumental. I want to stand beside you, the people, with some of the loudest voices representing our country, and to be heard. To change the conversation.

This country was founded on we, the people. Someone was standing up for your rights, the rights of others, and those generations who will follow. This country was founded on #louder voices. This is no different. I consider myself one who speaks for many. I hope to see you there, and don’t be shy. I’ll be the 6′ redhead looking forward to standing beside you and shaking your hand.


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Vaping In The News – August 18th, 2018


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

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




Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers ~ VTA ~ This Tweet ~  E-cigarettes Seventh Report of Session 2017–19 ~ E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government ~ A Billion Vapers ~ FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom


Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers

 

Submitting to the FDA the findings of the largest ever survey on e-cigarette flavors use by US vapers

Dr. Farsalinos and Dimitris Agrafiotis also went over THE largest survey extensively – here on Facebook.


Vapor Technology Asssociation

 


This tweet:

I saw Danielle’s tweet the other day and I remember vividly – as a consumer – exactly how she felt. Her tweet reminded me of my journey. Inspired, I introduced her to (some of you) my twitter followers…

Her tweet (not mine) is now up to 28 retweets, 68 comments and 230 likes later… I imagine Danielle now realizes it means a lot to a lot of people. Keep on vaping on, Danielle.

 


E-cigarettes Seventh Report of Session 2017–19
Fresh off the presses from the UK:
“E-cigarettes present an opportunity to significantly accelerate already declining smoking rates, and thereby tackle one of the largest causes of death in the UK today. They are substantially less harmful—by around 95%—than conventional cigarettes. They lack the tar and carbon monoxide of conventional cigarettes—the most dangerous components. It has also proven challenging to measure the risks from ‘second-hand’ e-cigarette vapour because it is negligible and substantially less than that of conventional cigarettes.”

If you don’t want to read the whole thing, Mawsley already wrapped it up nicely here:

Jim McDonald has done the same here:

The United States is ignoring it, again:



Well… one organization did tweet about it:


Silly observations.


E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government

A STUDY by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally debunked claims vape contains toxic formaldehyde.

E-Cigarettes Are Toxic Chemical Free Says US Government


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FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom

While Blocking Tobacco Harm Reduction Products

Our friend Lindsey Stroud:

How does FDA justify its regulations on the THR industry?

FDA Claims There’s Market Freedom While Blocking Tobacco Harm Reduction Products





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Vaping In The News ~ July 22nd, 2017

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Vaping In The News

July 16th – 22nd, 2017

Clive Bates ~ Advocacy ~ Carl V. Phillips (x’s2) ~ THRA Survey Results ~ Why Should Vapers Defend Smokers? ~ ECigIntelligence Survey Results ~ Please Keep Smoking ~ WHO declares they need more money ~ Silencing Public Dissension ~ Frank Davis ~ Robert Morgen ~ Bill Godshall ~ Countdown ~ Kevin Price: THR4Life ~ David Goerlitz


Clive Bates:

Clive is always, and I mean always, spot on.

English tobacco control plan embraces tobacco harm reduction – world first


Advocacy

Interesting thread:


The Results Are In:

THRA Annual 2017 Vaping Survey


Have you seen THR4Life?

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Carl V. Phillips:

Utter innumeracy: six impossible claims about tobacco most “public health” people believe before breakfast

Carl, again… with Simple Simon.

Simple Simon would refuse to meet the pieman


If you know, move along, nothing to see. If you don’t…

Why should vapers defend smokers?


More Survey Results:

ECigIntelligence User Survey


Do you know about NNA?

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#PleaseKeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney

Nothing says keep smoking more than this.

Anti-smoking council has £85m invested in tobacco companies


Taxes & a Ponzi Scheme.

Here’s that #PleaseKeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney motto speaking for itself again:

WHO report published


You’re reading it here – maybe not first, but you’re reading it here.

Silencing Public Dissension | Public Comment Periods are No Guarantee of Coordination


Frank Davis

Frank is always a good read…..

Completely Out Of Control


Are you familiar with INNCO?

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Robert Morgen

Again, not news if you switched, but nobody in public health will talk about it.

Smokers Switching to Vaping See 66% Respiratory Improvements


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Bill Godshall

Mr. Godshall is an invaluable source of information.

Godshall Chronicles 07/07/17


Countdown:

Death of the Vaping Industry


Kevin Price, THR4Life

An idea, in fact – a vision –  from Ray Yeates of the THRA (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada) quite a while back is breathing air.

Kevin Price announced the Board Of Directors of Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life (A 501c3) July 17th, 2017. The Board consists of Lindsay Stroud Skip Murray, Jenny Ho, David Goerlitz and myself.

This organization will include a 1-800 number for smokers to call in with questions.

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A Statement from David Goerlitz:

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Vaping In The News – July 8th, 2017

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Vaping In The News – July 2nd – July 8th, 2017


Public Health’s dishonesty about vaping, hurts youth ~ Psychological Distress ~ Vapers In Power ~ 69% e-cig tax defeated ~ Mental Health ~ Wound Science ~ Respiratory Improvement ~ THR4LIFE



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Public Health’s dishonesty about vaping, hurts youth

It’s the mantra chanted by public health anti-tobacco groups around the nation. On their self proclaimed mission to “protect the children”, these groups petition municipal and state legislators to pass strict and often over reaching regulations when it comes to tobacco use and sales.

Public Health’s dishonesty about vaping, hurts youth


Psychological Distress

“Smokers with Psychological Distress” (SPD) may be more vulnerable toward ENDS use, as they are for combustible cigarette use, due to greater positive expectancies of the products.

That’s a bad thing?

Electronic Cigarette Expectancies in Smokers with Psychological Distress.


Are you familiar with INNCO?

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“NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT“.

~AgentAnia


Vapers In Power

I dislike Chapmanzee just as much as the rest of you.

Vapers in Power condemn doxing attacks on our party officers

Speaking of Chimpmanzee:

Anti-vape Mouthpiece Slammed


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Vaping victory in Ohio: Gov. Kasich’s 69% e-cig tax defeated

Another Ponzi scheme down in Ohio.

Also included as a line item was a proposed licensing fee of $1,000 for all vape shops and distributors statewide.

Vaping victory in Ohio: Gov. Kasich’s 69% e-cig tax defeated


Do you know about NNA?

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Mental Health

Because anti-smoking crusaders are nuts.

Being anti-smoking damages your mental health


Wound Science

“Experts” keep saying nicotine is a problem….  well… it isn’t.

 

If you’re not on Twitter – the study in the tweet is here:

A comparative assessment of e-cigarette aerosols and cigarette smoke on in vitro endothelial cell migration


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Respiratory Improvement

UK vaping study shows up to 66% improvement in respiratory symptoms

This isn’t a surprise.

See also:

Ecigs Health Effects – Dr. R. Cranfield

Improved lung function, lower infection rates with vaping products.


THR4LIFE

This isn’t your average “association”.

This is the real deal in the United States:

 

This is harm reduction.

THR4Life is raising money



Bonus “junk science” find of the day – it’s not just for e-cigs:

Will Aspartame Kill You? No, Dumbass. Here’s Why.




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Vaping In The News – June 17th, 2017

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Vaping In The News June 11th – 17th, 2017

Tobacco will grow ~ E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Cigarettes, PATH Study Shows~ Rodent ~ 3D Printing Proves Scientists Really Have No Clue ~ Pariahs, predators or players? ~ Smoking Fireman ~ Dick Puddlecoat ~ Youth Smoking (A Threefer) ~ Heat Not Burn ~ Global Forum On Nicotine

 


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Tobacco Will Grow

Festive moods as planting season is well under way for tobacco. Don’t let anyone in “control” fool you.

It isn’t going anywhere.

Tobacco planting season goes well: DeGroote


E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Cigarettes, PATH Study Shows

They’re tossing around the addictive word a bit too much for my taste, but… I do enjoy the show.

 

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Cigarettes, PATH Study Shows


Phil made me laugh

I love a funny rodent!


3D Printing Proves Scientists Really Have No Clue

I admire Paul MUCH more than I let on. No, I love Paul.

3D Printing Proves Scientists Really Have No Clue


This will be the part of my blog where I’ll just leave this here. By itself. Take your time. Figure it out. I believe in you. 🙂

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Pariahs, predators or players?

Clive Bates is an astonishing source. Playing on his vast knowledge of the past and future, this is an invigorating read.

“…the conversation with and within public health on these issues is mostly infantile, and that needs to change.”

If you don’t follow him, I highly reccomend you do.

Pariahs, predators or players? The tobacco industry and the end of smoking


A Fireman Smoking.

So,  a tragic fire in London inspires of all things –  a photo of a fireman smoking a cigarette and a bit of hate…

Maybe it’s just me, but I ask the stupidest questions… is he in the smoking section and you’re pissed?

Leave the man alone.

The tweet itself was deleted. However… Shannon taught me about screenshots. 

https://twitter.com/MartynWilson8/status/874910712312803329

 

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Dateline, Dick Puddlecoat:

On Wednesday, 13 June 2012, I was still a smoker. I was almost two years away from stumbling my way accidentally to e-cigarettes. I’d never read this until this week, and it is stunning how Mr. Puddlecoat could see and predict the future from the past in his 2012 blog.

I don’t think he’s human.

E-Cigs: The New Bad Boy In Town


I don’t trust anyone in public health other than a select few worldwide who are brave enough to speak OUT, and I don’t trust ANYONE in “tobacco control“.

 



Are you familiar with INNCO?

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Youth Smoking (3 for one special!)

  1. Tobacco control freak, Matt Myers wants to take all the credit in the RECORD lows  -and had to boast…


Well- I do love a good truth from Michael Siegel :

2. New CDC Data Should Put to Rest the Contention that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth Smoking

And this was mine – showing how children will keep smoking:

3. Smoking Rates Among Youth Now At “Unimaginable” Levels


Do you know about NNA?

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Heat Not Burn

Konstantinos E Farsalinos, MD

Nicotine delivery to the aerosol of a heat-not-burn tobacco product: comparison with a tobacco cigarette and e-cigarettes.


Global Forum On Nicotine

The Global Forum On Nicotine Program Outline is here.

 


Bonus” link:

Why Don’t More Smokers Switch to Using E-Cigarettes: The Views of Confirmed Smokers


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Vaping In The News–June 3rd, 2017

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Vaping In The News – May 28th – June 3rd, 2017

A Vaper’s View ~ California  ~ Cotton Candy  ~ Heat Not Burn ~ Smokers ~ Australia ~ AVA ~ Bill Godshall ~ ECVA ~ Vape Advocacy ~ Insurance ~ Batteries


A Vaper’s View

Jerry Iozzo, who I affectionately call the Marathon Man, and Jen Hoban have written this piece found in the Duluth News Tribune:

A Vaper’s View: Raising ‘smoking age’ won’t curb tobacco use


California

“the only places you’ll legally be allowed to vape in Laguna Beach will be inside homes and cars.”

California gets even crazier despite mounting evidence against gateway theory


The very reason for “control” is what?


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Cotton Candy Is NOT Marketing To Kids

Another whom I adore, Skip has something to say.

Cotton Candy is NOT Marketing To Kids

I’ve featured her before here.


Heat Not Burn

A serious & in-depth look at these products from The Fergus Mason.

Heat Not Burn


Smokers

“and if you ever make an “unhealthy” decision, then you are simply wrong and need to be controlled by your owner the government.”

It’s time to stand up for smokers’ rights


Isn’t it your job to know more?

The woman misinforming folks below is “President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics”.

Chris Baxter explains what she obviously doesn’t “know”.


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Australia

They LIKE cigarettes. Those aren’t going anywhere.

Gone in 60 seconds: Govt backs vaping law then announces inquiry one minute later

Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia


 AVA

The AVA supports this bill.

AVA Submits Letter in Support of H.R. 2194 to Rep. Duncan Hunter


Bill Godshall

From the Hartland hearings.

 


EVCA

VILLAGE OF HARTLAND, WISCONSIN HEARINGS


Vape Advocacy

Jim McDonald asks “Who do you trust?”

Vape advocacy: what is worth supporting?


Insurance.

The regulation of NICOTINE as tobacco has much farther reaching issues.

This on the surface, seems “better”.

E-Cigarettes and Life Insurance


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Batteries

If you’re a vendor, you need to take note. Vendors, battery safety is paramount. Include a pamphlet – talk to your customers  – OFFER battery cases!!!!!

Stay away from ambulance chasers.

I HATE linking this, so it is here using a “do not link” code.

The Dangers of Vaping: A Primer on Litigating Exploding E-Cig Cases

Vapers! THINK. Battery safety links here and here.


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Vaping In The News–April 29th, 2017

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Vaping In The News – April 23rd – April 29th, 2017

Regulations ~ Small Town America ~ Bye-Bye Murthy ~ Tobacco Profits ~ Dr. Siegel ~ Federal Action Needed ~ Rethinking Nicotine ~ Think of the children™ ~ THE Fergus Mason ~ THRA Worldwide Survey ~ Nicotine Challenge


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Regulations

Within the political ring, there are two distinct and sadly needed actions in the United States right now to fight the regulations of e-cigarettes.

First, the ever-imperative Cole-Bishop bill, (H.R. 1136) explained via CASAA here


Meanwhile

Duncan Hunter (R,CA)  has introduced one of his own, taking tobacco OUT of the description completely.

Related by Dr. Siegel:
Also:

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Small Town America

Speaking of legislation, Federal law requires “federal regulatory agencies must coordinate their policies, plans, actions, and regulations with local governments.”

That is found here from the Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA)

WHAT IS “COORDINATION” IN FEDERAL LAW?

The Village of Hartland, Wisconsin is taking testimony and questioning the F.D.A. and its regulations over e-cigarettes.

“If it’s proven agencies fail this obligation, their rules become moot — not just in a local community, but nationwide.”

Small-town America takes on FDA over e-cigarette regulations


Added 4/30/17:

I covered it here with links to all three videos:

Coordination with the FDA: Hartland, Wisconsin Holds Public Hearings


Bye-Bye Murthy

Vapers rejoice in Trump’s firing of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, gun control advocates angry


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Tobacco profits

This keeps the tobacco control crowd rejoicing…. job security.

Against All Odds, the U.S. Tobacco Industry Is Rolling in Money


Dr. Siegel

Is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Even Capable of Being Honest?


Federal Action Needed:

From The Executive Director of Missouri Smoke-Free, A.J. Moll

Federal Action Needed – Let’s Protect Public Health


Rethinking Nicotine

With Sharon Cox & Sarah Jakes:

Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm


Think Of The Children™:

“Frequency of Youth E-Cigarette and Tobacco Use Patterns in the United States: Measurement Precision Is Critical to Inform Public Health”


THE Fergus Mason

Mr. Mason eloquently describes for you the difference between an expert and extremist – about a legend in his own mind, Professor Stanton Glantz.

Stanton Glantz – Expert, or Extremist?


WorldWide Survey

The Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada (THRA) is conducting this survey for anyone – ANYONE to take. Smokers, non-smokers, vapers.

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The importance of your voice is NEEDED.

Please take the survey HERE.


Nicotine Challenge:

30+ days have come and gone. The nicotine challenge has raised $605 for Dr. Farsalinos & his team.

The Gofundme page will expire Monday, 2 May.

If you would still like to donate, please go here:

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge



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Dual Use. E-Cigarettes & Smoking. Shut UP Already.

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Dual Use. E-cigarettes & Smoking.

Can you use e-cigarettes and smoke? Why not? You can smoke and vape. In fact, I encourage it.

There’s a pendulum swaying in the media for “experts” to ride. No truth, mind you, they love speculation. What do they care, they’re gambling with YOUR lives, not theirs. The love/hate affair with tobacco and the tax revenue it brings for public health, government and organizations is pretty clear.

They are studiously defending their own infidelity by trying to find things to convince you you’re doing something wrong. Why? They’re trying to hide the clear and VERY public point of their irrelevance.  That’s why they want to regulate, restrict, tax & ban e-cigarettes.

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Wait….. a minute…………………

It defeated the purpose of the bill when they weren’t classified as tobacco???

….. read that again…

They are a bunch of lying bastards.

Stings, doesn’t it?

(They are now)


 Tobacco Control

Over 50 years of tobacco control hasn’t done what e-cigarettes are doing. They don’t like that kind of attention. They have agendas.

They’ll dote over children, then add in flavors. They talk about gateways. “Re-normalizing” smoking. They’ll spout off about the dangers of nicotine, they love to say “anecdotal” and and on occasion they like to toss in the “dual use” factor. For sport, I suppose. They have no integrity.


To have the “approved methods” and fail is fine-try harder – but don’t be a “dual user” with e-cigarettes! “Experts” don’t want dual users?

TOO BAD.
So WHAT.

Shut UP already!

Leave us ALONE.


From the Hungarian Situation Report.

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Some quit by default, some people just still like to SMOKE. Nothing wrong with that. That’s their CHOICE. They want to allude all the way to the tax collecting bank of your possible dual use as bad, that you may as well keep smoking.

(That keeps their revenue coming in.)

 


Dual Use:

In my view, is one of two things.

  1. You use both tobacco AND e-cigarettes because you like both and don’t want to stop your tobacco use.
  2. You haven’t found your “taste” and “strength” yet and until you do, will use both.

That’s it. There’s no “evil” of doing both. In fact, I encourage it for new vapers. Why?

 

It HELPS them!

 


You’re finding your way. Vaping is different from smoking.

Vaping CAN replace smoking – if you find your way with the right flavor, the right nicotine strength and the right style / generation of equipment you use, awesome. If it just doesn’t work, you’re one of the approximately 2% who said that in the first survey. It’s ok. The vaping community as a whole is not going to judge you.

Tobacco control experts may continue to scold you, though!


What’s wrong with dual use?

While you’re finding your way, please don’t listen to the “you’re a dual user, you may as well keep smoking” claims, it’s bullshit. If you do continue to smoke, PLEASE keep in mind. You are NOT a failure. I have believed all along the “approved” methods aren’t MEANT for you to succeed.

The Real Story Behind the Nicotine Patch and Smoking Cessation


Dual use in my surveys

In the first survey, I asked about dual use of e-cigarettes & smoking.

The first had 12%. In the second, I asked the same question.

Guess what, 12%.

In two separate surveys.


Does that mean I’m right? Well –  I’m asking vapers.

Who CARES?

The “experts” care, I suppose. Reducing smoking in any way should be the goal – if that were their GOAL.

They want you to “quit or die”.

quitdie


Nicotine Policy has their say here:

New research shows electronic cigarettes better for quitting, than no aid; over the counter NRT worse than no aid

Here, via Medical Press:

Switching from conventional to electronic cigarettes reduced toxicant exposure, even for dual users

Michael Siegel on Dual Use:

Important New Study Documents that Dual Use is Not a Negative Consequence of E-Cigarette Use, But a Positive One


Here, unedited – from the latest survey, is what vapers have said about dual use.

dual use graph

 

The only time I dual use is because of rare severe emotional distress. Planning to get some NET liquid to see if it helps.


To me dual use is what I did in the first months of vaping. Now if I buy any cigarettes they are smoked till gone then I vape the rest of the time. I do not vape and smoke in the same day anymore – unless I run out of the cigarettes in the middle of a day.


I don’t consider an occasional slip dual use. It’s a continual fight.


I’m free!


quit smoking marlboro 3 weeks ago today. NO desire to go back


Day 1, I’m still shocked, every other NRT was an absolute failure.


Smoking one cigarette a month hardly makes me a dual user so I go with no, I don’t use tobacco products anymore.


I occasionally light up a traditional cigarette, to remind myself what it tastes like. This happens very rarely though. I also enjoy the taste of a nice vanilla cigar.


Within the past year I have smoked a total of 3 cigarettes. All of those occasions I forgot my e-cigarette home or ran out of batteries.


I have been smoke free for 1 year and 24 days.


During my time vaping I have used snus couple of times from friends but I don’t actually buy it myself or use it in major amounts, just occasionally.


I began by using vapor to replace every fifth cigarette. When that was comfortable, I replaced every fourth, and so on. After three weeks, I smoked my last tobacco cigarette and have been tobacco-free for 5.5 months and counting… even though I live with a pack-a-day smoker (he courteously smokes outside)


On occasions my liquids may run out, and i had not ordered more. At times like these i might smoke a day or two.


My dual using has mostly to do with the taste of e-cigs after eating. They taste like shit after you’ve eaten greasy food. I often have a morning cig too, since it just hits with all it’s chemicals the way ecig doesn’t. These two are my daily two “regular” cigarettes tho, everything else is covered by ecig and they do a much tastier job of it too.


sometimes when drunk


the first four days of vaping I was a dual user, at this point in time I never had a pack of cigarettes last four days I smoked two packs a day


I have friends who like to use a hookah device with flavored tobacco shisha, I use that occasionally but it isn’t even a once a month basis.


I still use snus


6 cigs in 2 years says I’ve stopped completely. That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it.



i think the other chemicals in tobacco have me in chains


Been 3 years clean and have never gone back to cigarettes


E-cigarettes helped me stopped smoking regular cigarettes all together!


I smell cigarettes now and get digusted by the smell i dont know how i ever smoked before


I now find smoking disgusting and hate the smell of it.


i vape a juice with sweet flavor, no tobacco and zero nicotine. the device is a metal box with a vapor tank, this is not smoking or a e cig.


I do not want anything to do with tobacco companies !


I know I wouldn’t have been able to quit without the use of my personal vaporizers


Again, the ecig along with Chantix did the trick for me!


Ever since making the switch to using e-cigs exclusively, I no longer have cravings of any kind for any tobacco products


I smoke when I go out drinking as it feels more social and I’m not worried about breaking or losing my mod


I can happily cope without cigarettes. And I would never touch a cig sober but sometimes my battery dies on a night out (because I stupidly forget to check how much charge is in it) and I’ll turn to smoking.


As I have said I do have the odd cigarette, but because I think ecigs are so amazing I know that in the not to distant future that cigarettes will finally at long last be a thing of the past


I have not had tobacco in over a week. I think I can finally make the switch to e-cigs


I have friends that still smoke, occasionally, when we get together, one will smell good so I will bum one from them. I’ll smoke about half, put it out, and wonder how I ever used those nasty things 16 + years.


As a matter of fact, my wife took a blood test to prove to our insurance company that she doesn’t smoke anmymore and PASSED!


 

I cannot stand the taste of tobacco based/flavoured eliquid, cannot stand the smell of tobacco smoke.




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Here is what they said on the 1st survey about dual use


E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.


Medical Professionals at MOVE are HERE.


Always a work in progress-

please visit my website here.

 

More to come!

 

Keep ON #Vaping On.

 

Kevin.

Have E-Cigarettes Changed Your Life? Do you Advocate?

21

E-cigarettes change lives.

We who have stopped smoking with an e-cigarette, some accidentally, have this enormous gratification after many years of trying all the approved methods.

We’ve been shamed, scolded, been given guilt trips, some have had health issues. Suddenly, we’ve succeeded in reducing or completely eliminating tobacco in our lives.

Suddenly, much to our surprise, without any hesitation, we’ve become empowered with knowledge. Again, accidentally in some cases.

Go here to do something:


 

We want others to be aware how easy for most of us it was to stop smoking. Some advocate. Some are activists. All the same to me. Turns out – some do, some don’t. Valid reasons below!

 

 


Do we relapse?

Well – Alan Beard, very eloquently I may add,  just covered that here: Relapse Prevention.


For the record:

617 “Big Vapors” responded!

79 “Sea Lions”!

sealions



Not edited for spelling, worldwide responses.

Question # 45:

I had to ask this question. I wanted to see what would come of it, and tried to make it fun.




advocateactivist

Although I would say I’m an advocate (I’m more than happy to try an convert any smoker who crosses my path), I am unsure how to get into public advocacy, education and knowledge to help others.
Saturday, Sep 26th 3:39AM


I wouldn’t go as far as calling myself an advocate, there are many whom I will not belittle by calling myself such – many doing great work and far far more than I can hope to. Besides, I’m not very diplomatic, so dealing with stubborn nutters might end up with me stabbing someone. (Just kidding)

I do try and educate and inform wherever I can. I try and keep up with the articles on vaping in the news, and to call out the bullshit in these articles/tweets/posts/comments if applicable/neccecary. I do my best to post sources where allowed etc.

I am very much Pro-Vape and maybe a mini-advocate 😛
Tuesday, Aug 4th 7:15AM


I am constantly correcting people on their misconceptions and incorrect information that they put out there in regards to vaping. I also talk to people in regards to the difference between the two
Monday, Aug 3rd 7:17PM


Every person in my family who used to smoke, no longer does. Five vapers, all two years or more. I’m THRILLED.
Saturday, Aug 1st 6:42PM


I regularly speak to mp’s about proposed regulations and what negative impact on vaping they may have. Also active on forums and Facebook vaping groups. As well as signing petitions against regulations.
Friday, Jul 31st 6:56PM


I did had a Blog or still have, but it
has become pointless….
the only one reading them are the vapors
in my country…
All they can do is acknowledge my rants
Monday, Jul 27th 4:49PM


I’m limited on time because i work full time and have a family but i make as much noise as i can!
Monday, Jul 27th 12:59PM


i get very protective about vaping since i am a user and i know the benefits that it has brought to me
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:47AM


I’m not home right now in the states havn’t been for 5 years – when I get home I will be very active in my local government with vaping products.
Sunday, Jul 19th 9:50AM


Glantz! Enough said.
Friday, Jul 17th 5:01PM


I’m in dialogue with local health services and NHS about the words on their website.
Wednesday, Jul 15th 6:33PM


I am still new to this, but I see that this could save millions of people from chronic illness and horrible deaths and the risk that this tremendous opportunity may be lost because of the organized efforts of special interest groups.
Tuesday, Jul 14th 10:21PM


The way I see it, people should be able to do what they want. I’ll happily tell people it’s awesome and encourage them to try mine, but I’m not going to shove it down people’s throats.
Tuesday, Jul 14th 3:08PM


Out of 15 or so people that I have educated on vaping and who have decided to start vaping, over 10 of them have quit smoking completely. And I just converted another one this week! I am also a sea lion.
Tuesday, Jul 14th 2:29PM


As I’m staying in China, I face very different issues and have only limited opportunities to get involved. On a personal level, though, I’m passively active – that means, I use flashy, high-end gear which attracts attention and educate then. If I stayed in the West, I’d get involved a lot more.
Sunday, Jul 12th 9:03PM


Amen
Monday, Jul 13th 12:55PM


The only thing better than becoming a non-smoker is helping another to achieve the same goal. In the current anti-vape climate that means fighting the good fight to preserve the ability of others to quit smoking in the future.
Monday, Jul 13th 8:53AM


I have converted 3 smokers that I am aware of, and preach whenever possible.
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:18PM


I’m not really actuve, but if someone makes it easier for me, i. E. Points out surveys /petitions, I’ll participate
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:03PM


sea lions need love too.. sorry had to click it, the rest is true
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:49PM


I think everyone needs to know the difference between the 2, know that they are 1000% safer, that there’s no such thing as second hand vapor and that Vaping is NOT smoking. Smoking would require Fire, steam is not fire, it’s moisture. I could go on and on.
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:54PM


I used to blog, and was quite active online, but fatherhood has significantly reduced my “free” time. I very much want to be more vocal as I believe e-cigarettes have lengthened (and possible saved) my life for my son!
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:12PM


I do whatever I am able to spread proper information to whomever I am able to and to help educate everyone both smoker and non smoker.
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:33PM


LMAO….OK I have officially become a thing…Thank you for thd title?
Sunday, Jul 12th 1:57PM


Nuff said above. Being disabled with only partial use of my legs, I can only do so much then am shot, no longer can I do the things I once did. Now the little bit of what I do do, my pain levels go into hyper super over drive and I wind up screaming like a little girl because of the pain. Is what it is, I do what I can when I can, how I can for as long as I can.
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:14PM


There’s no need to push it on anyone, but when
they ask, I inform. Many has been converted, but
I’m not here to decide for anyone.
Sunday, Jul 12th 12:41PM


To be able to help someone be successful switching to e-cig is an honor. To be a small part of their journey to success is amazing. There has never been a more successful way to stop smoking in my life.
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:20AM


I started a vaping group on Facebook!
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:38AM


I try to help in any way I can, and I get help and input from others.
Sunday, Jul 12th 3:45AM


I try to spread the word but I’m not going out of my way to do it. I help the people I know. Most won’t quit smoking until they are ready anyway.
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:18PM


I am of limited resources, but I do what I can when I can, and would like to do more, but lifestyle restrictions limit my activity.
Saturday, Jul 11th 1:23PM


I condone vaping, I’m not a preacher.
Saturday, Jul 11th 2:57AM


It has become the biggest passion of my life besides my family. I have seen first hand on the devastation of what tobacco has done to my own family. I would not wish that on anyone!!
Saturday, Jul 11th 1:13AM


key word is breathing
Friday, Jul 10th 11:48PM


I have not been involved in organized advocacy. I have signed a few petitions. My work involves advocacy and support in a different area and most of the time my effort is spent there.
Friday, Jul 10th 10:34PM


Big supporter and believer
Friday, Jul 10th 8:34AM


I don’t force it to anyone, like vegans do to carnivores. If someone wants to know about it, I give them the information.
Tuesday, Jul 7th 6:42PM


Supporter of the new nicotine alliance.
Sunday, Jul 5th 10:54AM


If some one ask or start to talk with me when I’m vaping I try to advise them. I also give them information about e-cigarettes and if I’m unavailable to give them information that they want to know I give directions where they might find more if they are intrested.
Wednesday, Jul 1st 12:58AM


I do like to preach to the minions when I can tell them all I can till they get sick of me
Wednesday, Jul 1st 12:32AM

Not on Facebook/Twitter but on my Instagram account I am an advocate.
Wednesday, Jul 1st 7:44AM


I building my boxmods.
Wednesday, Jul 1st 3:38AM


I don’t hide the fact I vape, and if someone asks I try and educate them. I believe in “live and let live” kind of philosophy…as long as they don’t bother me, I don’t bother them.
Tuesday, Jun 30th 7:18PM


I do support the efforts of others as much as I can.
Tuesday, Jun 30th 2:55PM


I always try to convert smokers into vapers by positive encouragment.
Tuesday, Jun 30th 3:26PM


Perhaps I should be more involved, but I have only recently converted from cigarette (nearly 3 months) and am just finding my way through all the forum information – hence arriving at this survey.
Monday, Jun 29th 5:51AM



well that one was an easy one, I find it hard to understand why anyone that has switched and is aware of the issues, wouldn’t advocate
Sunday, Jun 28th 10:19PM


I dislike scaremongering and people who are collectively swayed by posts on social media which are clearly rubbish. On a personal level, the people who ask me about it, get my personal opinion which is that Vaping>Smoking. Safer, healthier (although not confirmed as healthy) etcetc
Sunday, Jun 28th 2:35PM


lol about Big Vapor!!
Sunday, Jun 28th 11:27AM


I have gotten into some pretty hot debates about my use of vaping. and during my battles I have been victorious. Knowledge is power and knowing the good and the bad and not being blind by either will be more beneficial to the cause.
Sunday, Jun 28th 11:02AM


If people don’t hear testimonies, what’s the point of them trying to quit? They don’t have proper knowledge on hardware.
Sunday, Jun 28th 11:04AM


I AM PROOF
(I really am)
Sunday, Jun 28th 10:46AM


Only thing I dislike more than propaganda is the people that decide to believe something with no evidence
Saturday, Jun 27th 11:45PM


Shouldn’t that be walrus… Coo coo ca choo 🙂
Saturday, Jun 27th 9:01PM


I convinced all my family (who were all smokers) about the benfits of vaping, now they all vape instead, though my old mother still smokes aswell as vapes sadly.
Saturday, Jun 27th 7:10PM


I helped run a local vape advocacy/user group for more than a year.
Saturday, Jun 27th 4:23PM


where is the one about donating money, time whatever is needed to help??
Saturday, Jun 27th 3:49PM


I believe in this product and industry so whole heartedly, that I became co-president of the Northern California chapter of SFATA, the Smoke Free Alternative Trade Association.
Saturday, Jun 27th 1:30AM


Fighting the fight, living the fight. Every day. Until corrupt government and corporations stop killing us.
Saturday, Jun 27th 1:19AM


Open the window. Join us in our shoutfest.
Friday, Jun 26th 9:12PM


I’m honored to have been called a “Northern Hemisphere Vape Troll” by an Australian politician…
Friday, Jun 26th 4:54PM



I will be involved with the next state hearing, I’ve written letters, emails and made calls since switching to stop the incredibly irresponsible propaganda.
Thursday, Jun 25th 3:55PM


I am involved with trying to give people the correct information and I am involved in groups on line and a supporter of the nna
Thursday, Jun 25th 7:42AM


I was much more involved at the beginning. Now, I let the others do the work.
Thursday, Jun 25th 3:41AM

NNA 4 LYFE!
Wednesday, Jun 24th 6:16PM


Personally assisted with the quiting of smoking of 4 other people. They are happier and healthier now.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 4:37PM


Fuck Big Tobacco – I smoke on my terms, and will 99.9% of the time choose an ecig over a tobacco product.


Wednesday, Jun 24th 9:11AM

My parents were 30+ year smokers. I got them vaping and now my mom doesn’t Vape anymore and my dad loves it. ✋
Wednesday, Jun 24th 9:01AM


Not much going on locally on activism. No point in doing the MURICAN stuff as I’m not from there or living there.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 7:40AM


i was somehow evolved but became sick of all the drama
Wednesday, Jun 24th 6:41AM


I do occasionally get blocked by vapers, strangely enough. They are negative or even try to block your actions. Sometimes really strange.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 6:12AM


I’m signed up with CASSA
Wednesday, Jun 24th 5:20AM


Fuck big tobacco!
Wednesday, Jun 24th 4:28AM


I could not activate the questions re order of benefits, for some reason? But My number 1 answer would be to explain the differences between vaping and smoking.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 9:12PM


Sadly I scream the benefits much less now, did more when first starting out. Got absolutely tired of explaining over and over how much false crap there is in articles.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 8:34PM


I do not involve in advocacy bcause i am quite hot blooded. I can’t stand lies, i can’t stand the way advocacy has to be done. I would probably end up in jail 😉 However, i try as much as i can to make people switch to ecig if they get interested. Explaining, lending some kind of “basic kits” to let them try without spending too much money, giving advices….and so on.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 5:33PM


I have been able to explain benefits to smokers, some have made the switch but some others failed, and I not able to understand why they failed (even if I have asked, it appears that themselves they don’t really know , they have nothing to reproach to e-cigarettes…)
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 4:26PM


It does change a life. I was heading to a slow death holding a cigarette.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2:33PM


I am proof
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 1:06PM


I advocate against the corruption and abuse of science for financial benefits not only for vaping but for smoking and other corrupted issues as well.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 12:42PM


While not as active as some, I am a very active, loud voice in the vaping community.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 10:32AM


The local BBC radio station regard me as knowledgeable and have interviewed me on more than one occasion. (I’m also a vendor)
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 10:04AM


I found this Survery 😉 !
CASAA
TVM
SFATA
VAV
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 6:32AM


QUESTION 44… was unable to move them in order from my computer!
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 8:37AM


If someone wants to quit, I recommend e-cigs, and a friend of mine has already quit tobacco.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 5:24AM


Check our site in the Netherlands. Only just on-line.
www.hiermagjedampen.nl
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 6:03AM


I am a seal lion? Really? Cool 🙂
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 5:54AM


I try to do all I can to try and get the word out.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 4:42AM


President of Vapers Finland, Finnish Association of vapers
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 4:36AM


I did attend the damp protest in Utrecht
(Netherlands) last month.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 3:53AM


I am a full time advocate, a part time activist and a part time agitator with both ANTZ and other advocates. With ANTZ, this means arguing with them over their logical fallacies, exposing them as frauds. With other advocates, I explore new ideas in advocacy – I put them out there to be picked apart, refined and eventually, for others to use in advocacy.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 1:05AM


I have several health conditions that have very little to do with my past history of smoking and definitely nothing to do with vaping. I have MVP syndrome along with two opposite autoimmune thyroid diseases; smoking may have helped damage my thyroid, but it also allowed me to raise two boys until they got old enough to do for themselves because smoking also masks thyroid disease symptoms. I do what I can, when and where I can from an advocacy standpoint.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 12:32AM


I am deaf so I don’t like to go talk in person to someone regarding them. I am rather anti government and do now wish to talk to them at all as much as I know that is not right it is just my not being able to handle the stress they cause in double speak. Online I have told my story so often and very little good it does. I do a lot of comments on news items online and I use twitter as well as facebook. I keep a google+ page for the links that I think are relevant to where I live or about new science regarding vaping.
Monday, Jun 22nd 4:00PM


I am on vttv
Monday, Jun 22nd 5:48PM


I do what I can. I’m a firm believer that e-cigarettes, even if they were found simply to reduce the chances of lung and heart issues by 50% (IE they were still rather dangerous) would still be worth having over normal cigs.

The fact that seems unlikely, and that no-one has found any real, serious side effects so far (nothing that’s an absolute game stopped) just makes me more of an advocate for them.
Monday, Jun 22nd 4:01PM


Selling e-cigs I talk to people about them every day and try and educate them. I sign any petition I can, share them wherever I can.
Monday, Jun 22nd 3:00PM


Again, editorial staff 🙂 Sending correction notices to media, writing an information leaflet for politicians, the whole nine.
Monday, Jun 22nd 1:51PM


Non of my biker buddies smoke anymore due to ecigarettes. I have helped them with getting started and I’m very proud of that. It’s a real achievement for me.
Monday, Jun 22nd 2:17PM


I do as much as I can, whenever I can to make sure other smokers have the same choices I had.
Monday, Jun 22nd 2:28PM

I feel at times that what the feck are we doing here, seems like we a losing at every turn with bans popping up everywhere, but I know the importance of fighting on as the tide is very slowly turning in our favor.
The legislation IS COMING and we should try our damndest to shape this legislation to keep vaping a viable option to smoking.
Monday, Jun 22nd 8:45AM



Via ecigarette-politics.com , this is a PDF called

The Vaping Advocate’s Rules For Campaigning

If you’re in the USA- please SEE THIS NOW.


Research is HERE.

Research is also HERE.

Medical Professionals at MOVE are HERE.


Visit my website here.

More to come!

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin.


Vaping Organizations, Forums & Websites Worldwide.

world

Vaping & E-Cigarette Organizations & Forums are the heartbeat of information. Helping smokers make transitions. Helping new vapers understand what’s going on. Helping people, worldwide.

The forums are also places to teach, learn, compare, ask questions, complain, talk about regulations & much more.

They DO exist.

I have quite a few on the left  – and right of this blog for research & science as well.

Some were included. Some I’d never heard of!



If you’re a United States Vaper, please educate yourself.

The FDA has deeming regulations in progress at the moment.

Go here and do something about that.

Then go here as well.



From the survey – I asked folks to “click” it if you’d heard of any I had listed –

in no particular order, and these are the results.

Below the “official list” there were comments / links to even MORE worldwide.

Enjoy.


These, in order, were the “most heard of”.

The 50th “question”:

These organizations are in no way sponsoring this survey, they are randomly listed so you know they are available and are for your awareness only. Please check the ones you’ve heard of!



Consumer Group The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA): http://casaa.org/ 1,247 9.07%
Consumer Forum: E-Cigarette Forum: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/ 1,143 8.32%
Consumer Group: Not Blowing Smoke www.notblowingsmoke.org 929 6.76%
Consumer Group: (Vaping Militia) http://www.vapingmilitia.org/ 801 5.83%
Forum: Planet Of The Vapes/UK:https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/ 660 4.8%
Science & Research: Ecigarette Research: http://www.ecigarette-research.org 625 4.55%
Trade / Business Group: Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) http://sfata.org/ 552 4.02%
Forum: UK Vapers : ukvapers.org 524 3.81%
Trade / Business Group: (AVA) American Vaping Association http://vaping.info/ 518 3.77%
Informational: Vapers for Vapers: Vapers.org.uk : http://vapers.org.uk/ 464 3.38%
Medical, Research & Science Professionals–if you are one please join- : Medical Organizations supporting Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes (M.O.V.E.) https://sciencecig.wordpress.com/move/ 425 3.09%
Vapour Trails TV: http://www.vapourtrails.tv/ 420 3.06%
Consumers: Vapers TV: http://vapers.tv/ 371 2.7%
Political U.K. : Vapers In Power: http://vapersinpower.co.uk/ 326 2.37%
Consumer Group: Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada (THRA) http://www.thra.ca/ 312 2.27%
Informational: Global Forum On Nicotine: (GFN) http://gfn.net.co/ 291 2.12%
Clive Bates: http://www.clivebates.com/ 281 2.04%
Consumer Group: EVUN – European Vapers United Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/462613220525777/ 278 2.02%
Informational: (U.K.) New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) http://nnalliance.org/ 263 1.91%
Informational: Nicotine & Science Policy: http://nicotinepolicy.net/ 230 1.67%
Trade / Business Group: American E-liquid Manufacturing Standards Association: http://www.aemsa.org/ 226 1.64%
Informational: E-Cigarette Politics: http://www.ecigarette-politics.com/ 226 1.64%
Other Option 210 1.53%
Science: Bernd Mayer: Scientific Views of Nicotine & Tobacco: http://www.bernd-mayer.com/ 205 1.49%
Trade / Business Group: A Vaping Industry Supported Proactive Advocacy (VISTA) http://www.vistatruth.org/ 174 1.27%
Independent Documentary Coming Soon: A Billion Lives: http://abillionlives.com/ 159 1.16%
Trade / Business Group: Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association: http://ecita.org.uk/ 159 1.16%
http://www.ectaofcanada.com/ 141 1.03%
Consumer Group: Canadian Vaping Association: http://canadianvapingassociation.org 140 1.02%
Consumer Group: Tennessee Smoke Free Association: http://tnsmokefree.org/ 128 0.93%
Minnesota Vapers Advocacy : http://mnvapers.com/ 111 0.81%
Forum: AAE-C UK: http://allaboute-cigarettes.proboards.com/ 105 0.76%
Forum: Wacked Out Ecig – Canada: http://www.wackedoutecig.ca/ 101 0.73%
Norwegian Vapers Association: www.norsk-dampselskap.no 98 0.71%
http://www.ecigarette-public.com/ 95 0.69%
The Michigan Smoke-Free Alternatives Coalition (M.S.F.A.C.) https://www.facebook.com/groups/msfac/ 82 0.6%
NDS – Norsk Damp Selskap (Norwegian Vapers Society) http://www.norsk-dampselskap.no/cms/ 82 0.6%
Consumer & advocacy Group : AIDUCE Association Indépendante des Utilisateurs de Cigarette Electronique (France & Belgium) http://www.aiduce.org/ 80 0.58%
NAVB (National Association of Vaping Businesses) http://www.nationalvape.org/ 71 0.52%
Informational: ACVODA: http://www.acvoda.nl/ 70 0.51%
DADAFO – Danish Vapers Association: http://dadafo.dk/ 69 0.5%
Consumer Group: http://helveticvape.ch 68 0.49%
German Vapers: http://germanvapers.com/ 62 0.45%
Forum: Vapen BE : vapen.be 41 0.3%
Irish Vape Vendors Association:  http://www.ivva.ie 37 0.27%
IG-ED (German) http://ig-ed.org/ 34 0.25%
Portuguesa de vaping : http://apvaping.pt/ 24 0.17%
Forum: http://www.e-papierosy-forum.pl/ 23 0.17%
SUEP: www.suep.org.pl 23 0.17%
Rursus: http://blog.rursus.de/ 21 0.15%
Advocate Group – TWVAL Taiwan Vapor Advocacy League: http://twval.org/welcome/ 17 0.12%

These were the others mentioned in the comments:

Links below were not checked for accuracy.



NJVRC – New Jersey Vapor Retailer’s Coalition
Friday, Oct 9th 5:12PM


www.dampforum.nu
Thursday, Oct 8th 3:13AM


www.vapingunderground.com
Wednesday, Sep 30th 8:16PM


https://www.reddit.com/r/Vaping/ ; https://www.reddit.com/r/electronic_cigarette/
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 3:36PM


reddit.com/r/electronic_cigarette
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 10:13AM


Florida Smoke Free Association
Sunday, Sep 13th 3:58PM


EECBA trade organisation
Wednesday, Sep 9th 12:29AM


forum:Vaping underground-ecf
Sunday, Aug 30th 7:05AM


Vapers Cafe Australia
Monday, Aug 24th 11:29AM


AcVoDa . nl
Wednesday, Aug 19th 12:51AM


New Nicotine Alliance Australia
Saturday, Aug 15th 11:43PM


Aussie Vapers Forum
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:54PM


Vaper Cafe Australia Forum
Saturday, Aug 15th 9:50AM


http://e-rauchen-forum.de
Thursday, Aug 13th 8:20AM


http://www.nevadavaping.org/
Sunday, Aug 2nd 3:17AM


Nevada Vaping Association
Saturday, Aug 1st 7:24PM


EFVI Saturday, Aug 1st 5:08AM
http://www.dampforum.nu
Monday, Jul 27th 4:49PM


dampforum.com
Sunday, Jul 26th 1:25PM


OVAL, Vaping Underground
Friday, Jul 24th 6:30PM


http://www.ecigssa.co.za/
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:04AM


vapemestoopid.co
Sunday, Jul 19th 4:12AM


RY4 Radio
Saturday, Jul 18th 10:10AM


http://vapingunderground.com/
Wednesday, Jul 15th 10:13PM


ECR
Tuesday, Jul 14th 3:50PM


www.epipeforum.com
Sunday, Jul 12th 9:03PM


North West Vapors Association
Monday, Jul 13th 2:11PM


/r/electronic_cigarette subreddit
Monday, Jul 13th 10:12AM


http://www.dampfertreff.de/
Monday, Jul 13th 3:42AM


e-pipeforum.org
Monday, Jul 13th 2:41AM


forum.e-liquid-recipes.com, vaping underground, vapers table
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:33PM


http://article20legalchallenge.com
Sunday, Jul 12th 6:14PM


Vapers Finland
Sunday, Jul 12th 4:49PM


CASSA, TEVA
Sunday, Jul 12th 4:39PM


Trip hammer juices
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:21PM


IndorSmookers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCShPX44-EC3HtvKohu3Ws4A
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:31PM


Nicoticket owner on facebook
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:22PM


ECR, VAPING UNDERGROUND, REDDIT
Sunday, Jul 12th 10:42AM


Eu Voto No Vapor : https://www.facebook.com/euvotonovapor?fref=ts
Sunday, Jul 12th 9:21AM


AEMSA,
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:20AM


Blog: Dr. Michael Siegel – http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:21PM


+55 vapor facebook
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:35AM


Hot shots vapor
Saturday, Jul 11th 10:08AM


Reddit.com/ecr
Friday, Jul 10th 11:58PM


ECTA on facebook
Friday, Jul 10th 10:31PM




vaping underground forum
Friday, Jul 10th 10:34PM



I haven’t heard of any.
Friday, Jul 10th 10:00PM


ECF Vaping underground
Wednesday, Jul 8th 11:28AM


Finnvape
Wednesday, Jul 8th 9:21AM


Vapers.fi
Tuesday, Jul 7th 2:56PM


Finnish group on facebook “Vapottajat”
Tuesday, Jul 7th 12:38PM


ry4 radio, vapemestoopids blog
Monday, Jul 6th 10:57AM


vapers.fi, esavuke./forum
Monday, Jul 6th 1:33AM


Utah smoke free assoc.
Friday, Jul 3rd 3:26PM


E-savuke.com
Thursday, Jul 2nd 3:43AM


AVF
Wednesday, Jul 1st 7:48PM


Forum: Finnish e-savuke forum http://www.e-savuke.com/vb/
Wednesday, Jul 1st 5:26PM


http://vapers.fi/
Wednesday, Jul 1st 1:47AM


AcVoDa is a Dutch advocacy organization. Not just informational.
Saturday, Oct 10th 6:28AM


As I’m from New Zealand I haven’t heard of any of these, but will be visiting some of these sites out of interest. Thanks!
Saturday, Sep 26th 3:39AM


Reddit.com/ecr
e-cigarette-forum.com
Wednesday, Sep 23rd 1:23PM


Florida Smoke Free Association
The Vaping Militia
Sunday, Sep 13th 3:58PM


.. Informational: (U.K.) New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) http://nnalliance.org/ ..

Another one for you, created in Australia recently.

Informational: (Aus.) New Nicotine Alliance – Australia (NNA AU) http://nnalliance.org.au/
Saturday, Aug 15th 7:13AM


I don’t know if I’ve been to any of these sites but I did as suggested and copied the list so I can check them out at my leisure…thx!!
Sunday, Aug 2nd 8:00PM


UK vapers Google+ group
Sunday, Aug 2nd 7:18PM



Never heard of any

i’v got evidance from the lancet medical journal that vaping is healthier than smoking were heart and breathing problems are concerned
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 8:47AM


Forum: www.ecigssa.co.za
Sunday, Jul 19th 5:43AM


I just added our local forum above
You will not find a friendlier more informed bunch than on our forum. Please add to your list.
Sunday, Jul 19th 1:49AM




Only a FOOL or a corrupt individual would endorse ANY limitations on vaping – end of story!
Monday, Jul 13th 3:59PM


Electronic Cigarette Forum and the Vaping Underground should also have been included in the choices
Monday, Jul 13th 12:55PM


to many to click lol
Monday, Jul 13th 8:22AM



Vapechat on facebook
Sunday, Jul 12th 9:14PM


I am a personal Advocate for epipes in australia.
Monday, Jul 13th 2:43AM


CASSA & the vaping underground
Sunday, Jul 12th 7:18PM


Legal challenge to European court about laws they are trying to bring in. Started by Totally Wicked company.
Sunday, Jul 12th 6:14PM


Vaping Underground. Vapers TV, Reddit /r/ECR
Sunday, Jul 12th 5:39PM


http://www.epipeforum.org
Sunday, Jul 12th 4:39PM



There are some this Sealion has never heard of….
Sunday, Jul 12th 1:57PM


Trip hammer juice based in Bournemouth England have a great knowledge of anything to do with vaping, they are not a huge nationwide company and all there juices are made locally. I would advise anyone who vapes or who is curious to go online or go to the shop. I only go there. Trip hammer.co.uk
Sunday, Jul 12th 2:21PM


grimmgreen.com
Sunday, Jul 12th 1:21AM


Vapingunderground.com was a great source of information and had many people willing to answer my questions and point me in the right direction to be being safe.
Saturday, Jul 11th 9:18PM


http://vapingiraffe.blogspot.no/ <– in english.

Norwegian blog skypumpen.no
Saturday, Jul 11th 8:25PM



I can only spend so much time researching and looking for new resources. I want to be able to enjoy my life as a vaper.
Saturday, Jul 11th 1:23PM


I host on Vapers.tv
Saturday, Jul 11th 10:49AM


I don’t pay attention.
Saturday, Jul 11th 2:57AM


Someone posted a link on Giant Vapes facebook page
Saturday, Jul 11th 1:49AM


Etusivu


http://www.e-savuke.com/

Friday, Jul 10th 8:26AM


Vape on! Freedom.
Thursday, Jul 9th 7:32PM


what is in Finland? Can I help somehow?
Tuesday, Jul 7th 11:37AM


vapers.fi is finnish association that try to impel vapers cause in Finland. They interfere misleading coverage and so on.
Wednesday, Jul 1st 12:58AM



Sorry, gotta go to work so didn’t have time to check the list of sites.
Wednesday, Jul 1st 12:59AM




Finnish sites
Tuesday, Jun 30th 6:57AM


I am a member of vape tv. It’s a social media site for vapers.
Monday, Jun 29th 6:33PM


I was diagnosed with COPD in Dec 2015 after years of wheezing and chronic bronchitis, weeks a year off work, had to stop exercising… lost so much of my Kids lives due to smoking… started vaping at the suggestion of a nurse friend. Had a lung function test last week my oxygen saturation is 99%, BP is normal, Pulse is back to 50 resting… Im loving life thanks to vaping
Monday, Jun 29th 7:25AM


Has been very helpful to my journey from fags to vaping.
Sunday, Jun 28th 5:53PM


Some I am a member of. Other’s have heard of.
Saturday, Jun 27th 10:22PM


Forum http://www.vapercafeaustralia.com/articles/
Saturday, Jun 27th 10:36PM


what about swevapes.se? ^^
Saturday, Jun 27th 7:05PM


http://www.forum-ecigarette.com, le repaire des vapoteurs
is a leading French forum with thousands of vapers from beginners to experts.
Saturday, Jun 27th 6:50AM


not much info on it in australia!
Saturday, Jun 27th 7:33AM


I am an advocate and a member of several of these groups. Opened our own vape shop in April.
Friday, Jun 26th 10:53AM


ECITA, ECCA (uk trade & consumer associations
respectively)
AAE-C, UKVapers (forums, uk)
Thursday, Jun 25th 6:39AM


The left hand side of this question and its answers is missing and means it is impossible to answer
Thursday, Jun 25th 7:01AM


ECITA!
Thursday, Jun 25th 4:45AM

ACVODA is the group who fights for vaping rights in the dutch language area in belgium and holland
Wednesday, Jun 24th 5:04PM


You can visit our website here: http://flsmokefree.org/
Wednesday, Jun 24th 1:36PM


I’ve not heard of any of these.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 12:34PM




Uhhhhh, that’s a bigger list than from a few years ago.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 9:01AM




All through YouTube videos. None of those are local to me.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 7:40AM
Rursus: http://blog.rursus.de/
Clive Bates: http://www.clivebates.com/
Wednesday, Jun 24th 8:03AM


Have not heard of any of them.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 6:18AM


http://apvaping.pt/ – this is a portuguese vaping association
Wednesday, Jun 24th 6:50AM



The one I added is a Belgian forum I’m part of. It’s quite rare in Belgium to see people using e-cigs, so we’re trying to organize ourselves online, even have meetings from time to time to talk and discuss the newest additions to the world of e-cigs.

Wednesday, Jun 24th 6:58AM


All About E-Cigarettes UK. Consumer forum for all. The person that set up the site originally posted elsewhere and that’s where I discovered about ecigs.
Wednesday, Jun 24th 4:49AM


Consumer Group: National Vapers Club: www.vapersclub.com
Wednesday, Jun 24th 12:21AM


Ash UK.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 9:12PM


dampforum.nu
dampersprotest.stoprokenvandaag.nl
esigbond.nl
acvoda.nl
stoprokenvandaag.nl
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 5:13PM


I think I have read/heard of them all.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 7:24AM


ECTA – Canadian ecig trade association
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2:33PM


The Vape A Vet Project: https://vapeavet.org/
Florida Smoke Free Association: http://www.flsmokefree.org/
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 12:17PM



UK Vapers forum,
Planet of the vapes forum
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 12:24PM


ECF is a joke run by egotistical asshats.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 11:37AM


ECTA – Electronic Cigarette Trade Association
ECITA – Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association
Minnesota Vapers Advocacy
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 10:19AM


Thank you! I hope this helps me keep my right to vape and buy my products from my local vape shop without government taxes and them trying to change what I can or can’t buy and taking my had earned money and spending it on their own personal billshit !
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 10:25AM


Although I’ve heard of Vaping Militia, I don’t like their name as it has negative connotations.
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 9:02AM


I am definitely looking these guys up! Thanks!!
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 9:14AM


https://www.facebook.com/groups/vapinglisboa/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PortugalVaping/
https://www.facebook.com/AssociacaoPortuguesadeVaping?fref=ts
http://apvaping.pt/
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 6:22AM


I’d have thought ECITA would merit a mention here too…..
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 9:06AM



Norsk Dampselskap (norwegian vaping association) aiduce french
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 7:50AM


Consumer group (France & Belgium): AIDUCE http://aiduce.org
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 7:50AM


I am a french vaper, so i’m more into our own networks/blogs/scientists …
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 7:22AM


I am a member of EVUN as a representative of a national (Czech) vapers organization
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 7:34AM


Dr Farsalinos
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 6:26AM


TSFA
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 2:44AM


A major shout out to ECF & CASAA, there from the beginning!
Tuesday, Jun 23rd 12:32AM


I maintain:
Facebook pages:
California vaping Advocacy
NorCal Vaping Advocacy
Lake Of Vape
My own site of collected materials I have made, read and/or shared.
LakeOfVape.com
Monday, Jun 22nd 9:55PM


I am on twitter, facebook and blog reader regarding e cig. I get notifications for most of what is coming out in regards to vaping and I pass on what I can to people that need it. I belong to ECF as well..you didn’t list that one. I follow many that are fighting the battle for all of us.
Monday, Jun 22nd 4:00PM


And we can’t forget the worlds largest e-cigarette forum (ECF).
Monday, Jun 22nd 5:00PM

*** http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/



These organizations are doing great work for the future of mankind…
Monday, Jun 15th 6:29PM


If you’d like to add to this list, please leave a comment below!

More to come –

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin