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Vaping In The News – May 4th, 2019

Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.


An Obscure Safety Rule Could Shut Down the Vaping Industry ~ Indiana e-cigarette tax dies on last day of legislature ~ Altria’s stock drops after earnings, revenue fall more than expected ~ If You Try to Quit the Habit, We’ll Tax You ~ Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine ~ MAKING AN EPIDEMIC (PART 1). ~ New study finds 98% of FDA rules over 17 years are unconstitutional ~ Wall Street Journal: Career civil servants illegitimately rule America ~ Smoking is still killing Tennesseans: Why take away a powerful cessation tool? Vape Laws Cause Teen Smoking ~ Rack·et·eer·ing ~ THR4Life ~


An Obscure Safety Rule Could Shut Down the Vaping Industry

With Jim McDonald… imagine the loopholes… because things like this – can keep people smoking… are you paying attention?

An Obscure Safety Rule Could Shut Down the Vaping Industry


Indiana e-cigarette tax dies on last day of legislature

Speaking of Amy… and how working towards…

Indiana e-cigarette tax dies on last day of legislature


Altria’s stock drops after earnings, revenue fall more than expected

“Public Health” “experts”: “Ecigs don’t work.”

Me: “Huh”. 👇

“Smokeable products revenue fell 8.8% to $4.94 billion, as cigarette volume fell 14.3% and Marlboro volume fell 13.5%.”

Altria’s stock drops after earnings, revenue fall more than expected


If You Try to Quit the Habit, We’ll Tax You

Oh, you QUIT smoking? How DARE you. We will still take your money because we can’t budget our budget.

I’ll file this in the #KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney and #QuitSmokingWeNeedTheMoney files…

If You Try to Quit the Habit, We’ll Tax You


Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine

This includes an exhaustive list of government of any type, public health, non-profits and “experts”.

“Regardless of one’s stance on harm reduction, it should go without saying that public health representatives are committed to sharing accurate information.”

Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine


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MAKING AN EPIDEMIC (PART 1).

I covered, among other things, “snippets and narratives” before. Fellow Ohioan Bo McCoy, MBA – does the same.

  • Without publication the study could be used and interpreted in any way the reader sees fit. It has been said, numbers don’t lie; but sometimes numbers don’t tell you the whole truth either.
  • Getting advance copies of a study gives agencies a clear advantage in preparing the use of the information against or sway legislation in favor or a prejudicial interpretation. 
  • Finally, keeping the study in close-knit circles precludes any opposition from using the study.

MAKING AN EPIDEMIC (PART 1).


New study finds 98% of FDA rules over 17 years are unconstitutional

WHERE are the vaping industry ambulance chasers?

New study finds 98% of FDA rules over 17 years are unconstitutional


Wall Street Journal: Career civil servants illegitimately rule America

This one is with our friend, Kimberly Manor.

Wall Street Journal: Career civil servants illegitimately rule America


Smoking is still killing Tennesseans: Why take away a powerful cessation tool?

Via our friend, Dimitris Agrafiotis:

Smoking is still killing Tennesseans: Why take away a powerful cessation tool?


Vape Laws Cause Teen Smoking

Because there are rules.

Vape Laws Cause Teen Smoking


Rack·et·eer·ing

[ˌrakəˈtiriNG] NOUN. Dishonest and fraudulent business dealings.

From candy flavored amphetamines for children – to – yes – OxyContin for children as young as 11 – to CVS filling fraudulent prescriptions – and of COURSE a $930 million funding opportunity to combat the opioid crisis

JUST like tobacco “control“, “public health“, “nicotine replacement therapy” and government deliberately keeping people smoking for profit.

👇

Opioid company executives found guilty of racketeering


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I proudly joined David Goerlitz on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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Are you familiar with GONZO GIVES?  VapeTithing? Do that! #FundTheFuture!


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Keep up with the latest here with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics

You Don’t Know Nicotine

A Billion Lives


#ChangeTheConversation

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Vaping In The News – April 13th, 2019

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Vaping In The News covers nicotine, smoking, vaping, snus, heat not burn, e-cigarettes, harm reduction, tobacco control, public health, government, regulations, policies & more worldwide.


Younger individuals and their human right to harm reduction ~ Proposed bill would raise national legal sales age for vaping products ~ Bizarro World: Gottlieb Questions Rite Aid’s Decision to Drop Vapes ~ The Deeming Rule: A Brief History and Timeline of the FDA’s Vaping Regulations ~ Smoking and health: Quitting with traditional approaches vs. e-cigarettes ~ Vaping Industry Trade Associations ~


Younger individuals and their human right to harm reduction

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

Younger individuals and their human right to harm reduction


Proposed bill would raise national legal sales age for vaping products

Excellent information from Michael McGrady

Proposed bill would raise national legal sales age for vaping products


New Study Finds Vaping is Not Associated with Cardiovascular Disease among Never Smokers… But…

Cherry picking and preconceived conclusions are discussed:

New Study Finds Vaping is Not Associated with Cardiovascular Disease among Never Smokers; But Tobacco Control Researcher Dismisses Findings


Rite Aid Decision Confuses Dr. Gottlieb.

After the not-so-subtle tweet about jelly beans just before leaving office as Commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Gottlieb seems perplexed about lower risk products below. The responses are… well..


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Bizarro World: Gottlieb Questions Rite Aid’s Decision to Drop Vapes

Jim McDonald discusses the above tweet:

Bizarro World: Gottlieb Questions Rite Aid’s Decision to Drop Vapes


The Deeming Rule: A Brief History and Timeline of the FDA’s Vaping Regulations

Again, Jim McDonald explains the mess in a nice neat timeline.

The Deeming Rule: A Brief History and Timeline of the FDA’s Vaping Regulations


Smoking and health: Quitting with traditional approaches vs. e-cigarettes

I will read something twice just to be sure.

Smoking and health: Quitting with traditional approaches vs. e-cigarettes


Vaping Industry Trade Associations

“The rest of your time in business – is just a polite formality until you are gone.

I also scribbled about gumballs.

Vaping Industry Trade Associations


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Check them out!

They not only produce cocktail and fruit flavors, they also have a range of tobacco flavors ranging from 0-18 strength.

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

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I proudly joined David Goerlitz on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can find me here on Instagram

You can also find me on LinkedIn



Are you familiar with GONZO GIVES?  VapeTithing? Do that! #FundTheFuture!


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


Keep up with the latest here with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics

You Don’t Know Nicotine

A Billion Lives


#ChangeTheConversation

#YouDontKnowNicotine

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin



Vaping Industry Trade Associations

You are one person, don’t you have enough to do already? How many hats can you wear in one day? With a trade association, you are many being represented as a collaboration of many with one loud voice.


Are you louder?

Well funded and oiled organizations are already so loud, I’m barely able to hear you over the noise. They have friends at the local, state and national levels. They have political influence across the country. They have allies and long-standing relationships. They aren’t questioned about their motive. They have immediate credibility just by saying their names.

Other non-profit associations (Tobacco-Free Kids, Truth Initiative, American Heart, Lung, Cancer, American Medical Association, etc.) have already and are still designing and passing tobacco 21 laws, regulations, restrictions, taxes, and bans to put you out of business. It’s like cutting cookies. Wash, rinse, repeat. They’re organized.

They’re doing it – and getting away with it – right in front of you. They’ve already defined your product as a “tobacco product”. The rest is easy for them. While they regulate, restrict, tax and ban less smoking, the rest of your time in business – at the moment – is just a polite formality until you are gone.


You are in business, right?

State and national trade associations are designed to be a resource for professionals to keep up with YOUR industry news, legislative and regulatory alerts, trends, public affairs and education regarding YOUR business.

A trade association should be an invaluable resource for business owners to learn, share, and teach key information with other business owners about things they commonly need like insurance and credit card processing.

Also, they can provide information on issues like compliance, OSHA and industry standards, operating procedures, (carding, transporting, material, battery and chemical handling, clean rooms, etc), protocol and general business practices, they also should be involved with you at the local, state and national level communicating with lawmakers, and creating and maintaining a favorable public image for your industry.

They also likely maintain relationships with other trade associations and suppliers relating to your industry.


Trade Associations

All over the United States, from gumball machines to taxicabs, hairstylists and grocers to various forms of manufacturing and service industries, trade associations are a way for businesses to (here’s a short list) exist and thrive.

Lots of hats to wear

As a former business co-owner, I was a member of the “Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Foundation” (TLPF). Why? Because I was a dispatcher, driver, mechanic, lawn boy, car wash guy, human resources, ceiling tile counter, janitor, night watchman, city ordinance liaison, public relations manager, plumber, and vice-president – and I just didn’t have time to know every single bill front and back coming down the pike.


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Did you know?

Did you know taxicab drivers are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA)? I did. At one time, some taxicab businesses were exempt from gas taxes. From seat belt laws to overtime, I understood the groundwork laid decades before I was in that industry, and why. The state and national trade associations were instrumental in keeping it that way.


Think about gumballs

Why would gumball machine owners need a trade group? Here’s an example that started a trade association group – from the 1950’s:

“In 1950, the United States Treasury Department attempted to impose gambling excise taxes on bulk vendors on the grounds that there was no way for consumers to know for sure which gumball or other product the machine would dispense. For a short time, manufacturers installed viewfinders in bulk vending machines to display the next item to be vended.”

“Vendors organized to found the National Bulk Vendors Association (NBVA), which successfully lobbied against the taxes, arguing that the items vended were of approximate or equivalent value. The NBVA has since lobbied on behalf of bulk vendors on a variety of issues; for instance, it joined the Coin Coalition which pushed for elimination of the U.S. one dollar bill in favor of the United States dollar coin.” (Source).



Do your part – or not

Keeping irresponsible laws and taxes out of politicians hands is YOUR job as a business. With taxes comes higher prices passed on to the consumer. If YOUR customers, consumers like me, are willing to pay higher prices, you’ll be fine. If they can find your product or service reasonably priced, you have a customer. Without customers, you are out of business.

Industry trade groups are designed for businesses. What should your customers know? Consumer groups are designed for consumers. They pass on calls to action and information to help YOU as well as them. You, as a business, should be supporting them as well by telling your customers about those consumer groups along with regulations, restrictions, taxes, and bans coming in your state.

You don’t have much time left. If you’re doing what I, as a consumer, expect you to do as a business owner, thank you. I wish you many years of success. If you’re not, I imagine your customers can find out once they discover your shop has closed.


Lunar Rover

This blog is sponsored by LUNAR ROVER|Premium eLiquid.

Check them out!

They not only produce cocktail and fruit flavors, they also have a range of tobacco flavors ranging from 0-18 strength.

Here’s a great deal from Lunar Rover!

Simply usevapinglinks” at checkout for 15% off your entire cart!

Lunar Rover thumbnail_300x90



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

vapersukgraphic.JPG


I proudly joined David Goerlitz on his latest podcast: David G Model Citizen.

Are you familiar with Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life?


You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can find me here on Instagram

You can also find me on LinkedIn



Are you familiar with GONZO GIVES?  VapeTithing? Do that! #FundTheFuture!


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


Keep up with the latest here with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics

You Don’t Know Nicotine

A Billion Lives


#ChangeTheConversation

#YouDontKnowNicotine

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

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin