Proof of nicotine “addiction” uncontested so far

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The claim (“As with drugs such as cocaine and heroin” is their claim) from health officials of nicotine being as or more addictive than heroin and cocaine is being put to the test. For decades, nicotine addiction has been a foundation for addiction to smoking since the release of this report in 1988 by Surgeon General, C.Everett Koop.

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Addiction to nicotine HAS been challenged by Frenk & Dar in 2011 here:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data


Where are the experts

Think of the implications and weight of this challenge. Are they simply ignoring the question? One would think there would be a mass influx of evidence provided within the first week. I thought this little old WordPress blog would have crashed by now from the experts trying to prove themselves right.

There should be, after decades of assertion, the ability to point to the evidence. There should be ample examples of millions of people strung out on nicotine.

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Is the claim such a well-known punchline in the clandestine world of “we’re in charge” that consumers are supposed to “take their word for it”? Is the claim a long-standing tobacco control and anti-tobacco joke?

I’m not laughing.

It’s    not    funny    to    me.

There are intricacies within this challenge and results I will blog about at the end of the 30 -day challenge. You’re smart, you’ve probably already thought of them.



Are We Impugning?

I don’t believe we’re loud enough.

I encourage you to pose the challenge to them – directly on blogs, emails, websites, articles, twitter, facebook …… impugn the usual criminals suspects…..ask them to try harder.

SHOW the proof.

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Where is the documentation?

Raising FUNDS for E-Cigarette Research coincides with the  30-day challenge and has given “public health” experts 30 days to show nicotine “is” addictive.


There’s still time

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Tick-tock.


Change the world.

Donate, spread this around.

I encourage you to tag and post the challenge everywhere you know the smartest experts will see it. Make them think. Put them to the test. Ask them questions. Question the integrity of the assertion. Wait for the response. They don’t have to prove us wrong, they must prove themselves right.

After all these years, it shouldn’t be difficult for them to do.

Give them the chance to answer the challenge publicly on this specific blog.

$270.00 $295.00 has been raised. (Thank you!) The goal for this campaign is set at $25,000.00.

Sharing is caring. Go here and thank you in advance.


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Guest Post: Listen To The Thunder Down Under

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We ALL have a voice.

Vapers.  Some of us are subtle, some are sensible.  Some deal with facts and science. Others have no filter. Some are quiet. We are worldwide. We’re all pissed off.

“The delegates’ interim decision is that the current scheduling of nicotine remains appropriate.”


This is a guest blog via my friend Broony

The Thunder from DownUnder.


Time for a change

It is time for those in power to change the laws, to see they’ve been lied to (and still are) by ANTZ (Anti-Nicotine & Tobacco Zealots) long enough. It is time to stop rewarding the lies and accept that smokers are switching in droves for a reason.

They have studied the scientific research, they have listened to the now ex-smoking vaper’s stories of success and the change it has brought to their lives.

Smokers who are contemplating switching to vaping are likely the ones who have tried before to stop, using other NRT systems with no long-term success.

Many Doctors and other Health Care Providers WHO once believed the negative sayings, discussions about vaping are now listening to those who vape, the so-called “Anecdotal Evidence” (by the millions mind you) as ANTZ would have you believe.

They are seeing WHO’s FCTC ran by those who are happy to lie, breaking the sacred trust of Office, and are now against the Convention because they can no longer see it is serving the greater good.

Now it is time for Governments around the world to also serve the greater good of and for the people that they are SUPPOSED to serve by freeing up the market for vaping products and goods. Do not keep on rewarding the liars, the ANTZ.

Stop, look, listen

Read the vaper’s stories. They are the ones who have need of vaping to switch out from smoking – not the ANTZ – for zealousness blinds people and they no longer care to see what is right from wrong, fact from fiction.

They only know what they want regardless of WHO it hurts….. or kills.


A quick poll for you down under, you can view the results immediately and comments are encouraged:


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In May of 2016, Clive Bates covered this, surely influencing the decision made:

Do not read this or discuss it and in no circumstances should you comment

Then read the Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration decision:

Scheduling delegate’s final decisions, March 2017.


If you are in AU, please visit and support the NNA:

NNA: New Nicotine Alliance AU


Thank you, Broony, and keep fighting.


“Unbiased, reliable – full access” information.

Raising FUNDS for E-Cigarette Research

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge


NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

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Raising FUNDS for E-Cigarette Research

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Dr. Farsalinos is well aware of this fundraiser. I’ll make this as brief as I can.

Think back to when you first looked for research on e-cigarettes. You were (and still are) finding glorified journalism and public health websites choosing to tell a fabricated story.

(I’ve covered that here)

At times, you’d find fiction.


In the world of e-cigarette research, one name stands out from the crowd. Dr. Farsalinos.

Dr. Farsalinos is a Cardiologist.


I We are raising money HERE  for Dr. Farsalinos and his team of researchers.

(Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge)


Why did I choose his team?

Because I trust him and his team to tell me the truth about what they discover, regardless of what they find. They do this to relay proper and unbias information to the consumer, good or bad. Period.

He is providing us with information.

“Unbiased, reliable – full access” information.

We can’t expect him and his team to do his research for free.

I access and refer to his work constantly. SO do you.


He speaks around the 48-minute mark here:

Global Forum On Nicotine


So, to clarify, this GoFundMe fundraiser is about

  • Raising funds for Dr. Farsalinos and his team at ecigarette-research.org
  • Requesting Public Health, Anti-Tobacco, Tobacco Control and other professionals to provide documentation and prove “addiction to nicotine” with the criteria provided.
  • Proving or disproving the “addiction to nicotine” claim without tobacco or MAOI’s.

Why did I choose nicotine addiction as the subject?

Because powerful people in powerful positions have asserted themselves for decades by saying nicotine is addictive, and it raises awareness.

I painstakingly went through the criteria and sought advice from many I trust before submitting this challenge (and will blog about it about it once it’s over).


What happens to your donation?

If nicotine addiction is proven with the criteria:

Only 5% of the funds collected (minus fees) go to my most detested organization

👉  The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The rest of the funds collected 95%  (minus fees) 


If it unproven, unchallenged (expected), ignored or does not meet the criteria,

100% of the funds (minus fees) 👉


Here is why I say nicotine is not addictive:

Along with things like this, this and this  – there’s this:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data


Here is what Joe Gitchell said when I asked what he thought about the challenge:


If you want to have lives depending on “expert” opinions and hypothesis with the “we’re in control” offices of Glantz, Chapman, McKee, Malone and Capewell, be my guest.

We need further unbias, objective research without conflict of interest.


Donate, spread this around. Change the world.

I encourage you to tag and post it everywhere you know experts will see it. Make them think. Put them to the test. Ask them questions.

Give them the chance to answer the challenge on my blog.

The goal for this campaign is set at $25,000.00.

Sharing is caring. Go here and thank you in advance.


NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

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Politics

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Vaping In The News – March 25th, 2017

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Vaping In The News – March 19th – 25th, 2017

Nicotine Addiction ~ Canada ~ Austrailia ~ Professor Glantz ~ E-cigarette myths should go up in smoke ~ Dr. Farsalinos ~ Common Sense ~ Conspiracy ~ Battery Safety ~ A New Leaf: Vaping, E-Cigs & The Future of Tobacco at SXSW 2017


FUNDRAISER

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge.

This is a fundraiser for ecigarette-research.org for further research by Dr. Farsalinos and his colleagues and a challenge for public health to prove nicotine addiction without tobacco or MAOI’s.

So far the challenge has raised $215.00, and one challenge has been submitted.

While many have been shown the challenge, there have been no submissions from “public health experts“:

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge


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Canada:

Tobacco is safe. It’s just formalities.

David Sweanor…has been refused the opportunity to testify on Bill S-5 before the Senate Standing Committee of Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI).

You can show your support here with this ThunderClap:

#LetDavidSpeak:


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Australia:

More formalities. Tobacco is still safe.

I will remind you of Clive Bates:

Do not read this or discuss it and in no circumstances should you comment

Then you can read this.

Scheduling delegate’s final decisions, March 2017.


Africa

They don’t want vaping in Africa. They like tobacco. Good to know.


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The Emporer has blogged.

Glantz, who isn’t one of the elite royalty mentioned in this report, decided “As one of the 120 “leaders” who responded to the poll used to construct this document”, he strongly objects to the use of the subtitle, and spelled “necessarily” incorrectly as “necessarity” wrong – which leads one to believe he may, might, could  – or it is possible, he’s an idiot.

If you’re unfamiliar with Professor Glantz, he’s covered here from Paul: Rotund Reaver.

I’ve blogged about the mechanical genius here and here.

New report does not necessarity reflect “the views of 120 leaders in tobacco control”


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Tobacco Control Experts

Tobacco control experts have so much blood time on their hands – they have to waste time with a conspiracy session.

Drink the tea, Alice – find yourself a nice mushroom stool.

Control has wasted over 50 years sitting on the floor with crayons – pretending to “fight”.


More of this, please

In their zeal to punish the evil tobacco industry, many have thrown the baby out with the bathwater by ignoring scientific evidence, mislabeling e-cigarettes as dangerous tobacco products and stifling, and restricting access to, a technology that helps tens of thousands of people — perhaps more — safely and effectively quit smoking every year.

E-cigarette myths should go up in smoke


Speaking of Dr. Farsalinos

“He pointed to the example of a conference organised by the tobacco industry in Brussels last year, where scientists were sent letters criticising their participation by a US anti-smoking group – even though they had no links to the tobacco industry.”

Researcher claims ‘academic McCarthyism’ over e-cigarettes

One letter sent was here:

The criticisms Dr. Farsalinios speaks of in the quote with 7 others is here.

The URL was definitely not the title of the article:

http://www.heraldscotland. com/news /15166477.Scientist_defends_links_between_Big_Tobacco_and_vaping_industry/?ref=rss

Now, this has story has two parts, and Phil called it.

Dr. Farsalinos was misinterpreted in the article:

My job is to defend science and evidence, not any industries. In that respect, and after waiting for 24h for the journalist to revise, I am obliged to denounce an article published in the Sunday Herald Scotland in which I am MISINTERPRETED as defending links between the tobacco and vaping industries and characterizing attacks on research into vaping funded by Big Tobacco were a form of “academic McCarthyism”.

Dr. Farsalinos’ full response is here:

Defending science, NOT industries: denouncing an article in the Sunday Herald Scotland


A bit of common sense:

Berkeley Professor Uses Common Sense To Back Vaping


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Battery Safety

UL will be testing “tobacco products”:

UL, a leading global safety science organization, is announcing acceptance of product submittals of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, for construction evaluation, testing and North American certification.

E-Cigarette Construction Evaluation Now Provided by UL

Battery safety is also covered here, here & here


What Jason is LINKING to is HERE.


A New Leaf: Vaping, E-Cigs & The Future of Tobacco at SXSW 2017.

It’s an hour well worth spending with Cynthia Cabrera, Dr.Sally Satel, and  David Sweanor, J.D.


NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 


Consumers Groups:


A Billion Lives

This isn’t over:


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Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge

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Foreword:

For decades, Public Health, Tobacco Control, and Government experts have agreed in unison, that nicotine is the addictive chemical in cigarettes with comparisons and statements that nicotine is as or more addictive than heroin.

This “Public Health Challenge” is to show scientific proof that the assertions of addiction are true.


I have decided to put (our) money where your assertions are by taking you, the health, tobacco control, science and research communities, to literal task on nicotine addiction.

This is a 30-day challenge for anyone in public health to show nicotine addiction in humans, without MAOI’S, ammonia, or any other non-nicotine additive or any form of tobacco, without question.

You don’t need to prove me wrong, you need to prove yourselves right.

That’s it.


Nicotine Addiction

An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge:

Addiction to a habit-forming substance is defined by Merriam-Webster:

Medical Definition of addiction

  1. :  compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be physically, psychologically, or socially harmful [emphasis added.]


Criteria:

To show proof of nicotine addiction with existing clinical trials, case studies, data, and scientific documentation of addiction to nicotine alone, without any form of tobacco or Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI’S), ammonia, or any other non-nicotine additive, in humans.

Documentation submitted (either as a text file or in the form of a web link) must be accessible and not be behind a “paywall”.


Documentation:

Unacceptable documentation:

  • Animal studies (rats, mice, monkeys, etc.) are not acceptable.
  • Submissions not published in professional or scientific journals or government websites are not acceptable.
  • Anything inaccessible by the public, including “paywalls” via the internet, are not acceptable.
  • Oral presentations, press releases are not acceptable.
  • Existing clinical trials, case studies, data, in vitro studies, self-reported surveys and scientific documentation in humans that claim probabilities or hypothetical possibilities as they do not show nicotine “is” addictive and are not acceptable.
  • Existing clinical trials, case studies, data, in vitro studies, self-reported surveys, and scientific documentation cannot include words and phrases like “hand to mouth, dependent, habitual, ritualistic” or words like “can, conceivably, could, likely, may, might, perhaps, possible, possibly, possibility, probably, probability” and cannot include tobacco or MAOI’s, ammonia, or any other non-nicotine additive for this challenge.

Acceptable Documentation:

  • Documentation must be accessible to the public.
  • Documentation must show the acceptable definition of addiction in existing clinical trials, case studies, data, or science and include characteristics of addiction such as increased tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms of nicotine alone, in humans, without any form of tobacco or MAOI’s, ammonia, or any other non-nicotine additive.
  • Documentation showing addiction in clinical trials or case studies with 3% or 2 subjects, whichever is greater.
  • Documentation must include a clear description of methodologies and results.
  • Peer-reviewed submissions must include names and affiliations of reviewers.

Documentation submitted (either as a text file or in the form of a web link) must be accessible and not be behind a “paywall”.

Documentation submitted must also include proof of existence with at least three of the following compulsive use or behaviors identified and defined, such as:

  • Physical addiction
  • Loss of job
  • Erratic or deviant behavior
  • Decreased social activities
  • Increased tolerance of nicotine and use over time
  • Harm to the patient or others around them
  • Withdrawal symptoms, phases

Submission:

Documentation must be submitted to this blog publicly and directly in the comment section below.


Reward:

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If addiction to nicotine is proven according to the criteria above, 5% of the funds donated during this 30-day challenge (minus processing fees) will be donated to The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The remaining 95% (if proven) will be donated as follows:

In the absence of or lack of documentation submitted per the criteria stated above, or if this Public Health Challenge is deemed uncontested, any and all funds donated during this 30-day challenge (minus processing fees) will go to ecigarette-research.org for further research by Dr. Farsalinos and his colleagues.


To *donate any amount, please go here to the GoFundMe page:

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge


*If you cannot donate with GoFundMe (due to bank fees, country of origin or other reasons), please message me. I can accept your donation of any amount securely via PayPal here and I will then transfer it with your name or initials  (please specify) so there is a receipt for both of us.


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Vaping In The News 3-18-17

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Vaping In The News – March 12th – 18th, 2017

Surgeon General Lies ~ Neil Boortz ~ Bill Godshall Update ~ Think Of The Children™ ~ There is no gateway ~ Brian Fojtik ~ Chaos ~ Cole-Bishop HR1136 ~ Nicotine Addiction


Dr. Michael Siegel:

Lies and misinformation are the core of regulations. We’re not loud enough.

“There is no tobacco in electronic cigarettes. Using e-cigarettes, even if they contain nicotine, is not a form of tobacco use. You are not using tobacco if you vape because the e-liquids do not contain tobacco.”

Surgeon General Continues to Lie about Tobacco in E-Cigarettes


Neil Boortz

The “Talkmaster” Neal Boortz (was once a fan) has no luck with seeing a puppy blown up, so, he instead, wants to watch e-cigarettes blow up. At least that’s what I got out of this idiotic tweet.

It is all how you word things, “talkmaster”.


Stay Informed

The Bill Godshall Update via ecigarette-politics:

Always an informative list:

Bill Godshall Update 2017-03-09


Think Of The Children™”

My thoughts? Time and time again, special interest groups around the world use and exploit children.

It is free child labor after all.

Example:

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There is no gateway

If “children” are *already smoking, they’re *smokers regardless of age.

Two things focused on in the battle to regulate, restrict, tax and ban are “nicotine” addiction and still unsubstantiated gateways to children.

New peer-reviewed research published in Drugs Education Prevention and Policy shows that e-cigarettes are not increasing the likelihood of tobacco consumption and may in fact be contributing to negative perceptions about smoking among young people.

Young people do not associate e-cigarettes with increased likelihood of smoking


Via Brian Fojtik

It’s not always about vaping, nicotine or children. In this instance, it is about failing to adhere to their own rules.

The Proposed Tobacco Product Standard for NNN Level in Smokeless Tobacco Should Be Withdrawn


Laws are being manufactured to satisfy everything but public health concerns. More on gateways and assertions by a belief system controlled by special interest groups and politicians within.

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Vaping isn’t smoking, it’s a disease prevention method


If you DON’T know

If you are unaware about HR1136, please join the rest of us on planet earth.


Nicotine Addiction

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I want to, in the words of my late Father, “Know For A Fact“.

The claim of nicotine addiction is the basis for “regulations, restrictions, taxes and bans“.

They don’t need to prove me wrong, they need to prove themselves right.

Early next week, Tomorrow, I have released

Nicotine Addiction: A 30-Day Public Health Challenge“.

 

It includes a GoFundMe for ecigarette-research.org for further research by Dr. Farsalinos and his colleagues.

It also includes an incentive for “Public Health” to prove me wrong.

 


NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

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 Medical, Research, Science Professionals

Research


Politics

E-Cigarette Politics 


Consumers Groups

A Billion Lives

This isn’t over:


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

More to come.

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Vaping In The News 3-11-17

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Vaping In The News – March 5th – 11th, 2017

Cole-Bishop ~ Blog Fog ~ Dr Farsalinos ~ The Impact Of A Federal Cigarette Minimum Pack Price Policy ~ Simple Simon ~ Second Hand ~ Prohibition or Harm Reduction ~ HR1136 ~ Tobacco Associates hold 70th annual meeting in Wilson ~ Youth ~ Gary Wood ~ Tweet Of The Week ~ Vapers Tongue


Government, health organizations and special interest groups are counting on you to not pay attention. That’s the plan.

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward tomorrow. We get an hour less this week to fight the bastards.


Today the vapor industry joined together in support of Cole-Bishop.

  • Tony Abboud, Executive Director, Vapor Technology Association
  • Pamela Gorman, Executive Director, Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association
  • Alex Clark, Executive Director, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association
  • Gregory Conley, President, American Vaping Association

Read our letter to Congress



The Blog Fog Has Lifted

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In what may be the longest “rapid response” ever, there are now responses:

Other responses

All were insightful, this one caught my eye from Clive Bates.

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TWO from Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos:

First:

Prevalence and correlates of current daily use of electronic cigarettes in the European Union: analysis of the 2014 Eurobarometer survey

Second:

Irresponsible marketing by parts of the e-cigarette industry requires immediate measures


Because Price-Reducing Strategies Are There:

I love the “conclusion”. They don’t like alternatives. They don’t like Snus. They don’t like e-cigarettes. They don’t like roll-your-own…..but they certainly like a “Federal Minimum Pack Price “idea”… we need a pay raise.

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“Conclusion: A federal minimum price policy has the potential to greatly benefit tobacco control and public health by uniformly increasing the price of cigarettes and by eliminating many price-reducing strategies currently available to both sellers and consumers.”

Remember, e-cigarettes are now “deemed” tobacco in the United States:

Simple Simon

I absolutely love Dick Puddlecoat. You should as well. Simon, not so much. If he’d only use the mass between his ears…

The ‘Rigour’ Of Simple Simon


 2nd hand

Because who doesn’t like the idea of anything second-hand?

“EC use releases negligible levels of nicotine into ambient air with no identified health risks to bystanders”

What does e-cigarette vapor contain? Is it harmless to bystanders?



A Survey (on Twitter) for my friends in Australia:


Cole-Bishop: #HR1136

Cole-Bishop, one of the more important things in the industry.

“The e-cigarette industry is on the edge of a cliff, with Food and Drug Administration rules threatening to wipe out 10,000 small businesses and remove 99 percent of vapor products from the market in just 18 months’ time.”

A modest reform could mean life or death for the vaping industry


Robert Innes.

I adore Mr. Innes:

A very high percentage of the population kept on smoking which concerned the ones who wanted them to stop, so the ones who wanted smokers to stop invented Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT) which gave the smokers nicotine which was not addictive, and did not provide any fun – that was good.

Prohibition or Harm Reduction


I almost couldn’t believe my eyes…

Not often do I do a double-take, but this one was refreshing to see.

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“we believe that patients have the right to practical, empirical, and accessible information and facts. We are hoping that e-cigarettes will be treated by the New York DOH with the same amount of empirical scrutiny and moral impartiality as these other means of harm reduction.”

Concerned healthcare providers respond to New York Department of Health Commissioner’s remarks on e-cigarettes


Tobacco Associates hold 70th annual meeting in Wilson

Here’s an interesting insight to the tobacco market and its own view on the upcoming years, and they don’t seem too concerned.

“Brown said the jury is still out on the e-cigarette industry’s impact on the U.S. combustibles market”

Strong profits predicted for tobacco growers


Youth:

I’ve often thought we should just ban children. Ankle-biting rugrats seem to have made some sense in this!

Avoiding or reducing the harm of tobacco cigarettes is the top reason youth vape, according to data from a survey by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and analyzed by PinneyAssociates.

Youth Vape to Reduce Harm From Tobacco Cigarettes Over Availability of Flavors


 Tweet Of The Week (TOTW)

(Not me, Eciggity!)


Suicide or Vaping? – You Decide

Now I know drug companies have to list ‘possible’ side effects, however, when you see just what these so called ‘safe’ stop smoking drugs are capable of doing to the user – you’ll ask yourself just why they’re ‘approved’ and vaping is not.

Suicide Or Vaping? – You Decide


Gary Wood:



The Tobacco Control Prayer

Big Vaping headquarters just unearthed the Tobacco Control Prayer!


In Other News

You can imagine my surprise when CDCTobaccoFree “liked” one of my tweets in response to using my survey to SmokeFreeUS@NCI

This one’s going on my “I love me” wall!

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Stranger things have happened:

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Vapers Tongue

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Ideas and inspiration comes in many forms for me many times from you.

There still, to my knowledge, is no “right” way to “fight” or advocate.  If you’re worn down, read This, via Chris Price:

The Vaping Advocate’s Rules For Campaigning

or this, via Clive Bates:

Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you

I know two things. I will not stop. I will not give up.

We, and millions like us who don’t know better, are too important.


The latest from me:

Professionals Just “Don’t Know Enough” About E-cigarettes


 

NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn

You can follow me on this blog!


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 


Consumers Groups:

A Billion Lives

This isn’t over:


 

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

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

Professionals Just “Don’t Know Enough” About E-cigarettes

You’ve entered the “I’m tired of your bullshit” zone.

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The word “Bullshit” is commonly used to describe statements made by people more concerned with the response of the audience than in truth and accuracy… that’s found here.

Sound familiar?

To be clear:


Are you an expert?

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The degree you’ve worked so hard to attain needs to be used properly, not at your discretion. I know you are proud of your accomplishments and contributions to society for your vast knowledge.

I know you are the “go to” person in your prestigious department or institution of higher learning. I know you know everything and have an “I love me” wall to prove it.

I have been known to pass out extra points if your degree(s) hang higher on the wall than photos of your family. I offer a double bonus if the only photo(s) in your office are of you.

You’ve entered the “I’m tired of your bullshit” zone.


Breathe snowflake, breathe.

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I know many of you are truth-a-phobic. Let’s be honest, you’re not used to your integrity being questioned or spoken to in this manner.  I want to earn your respect.

If you recognize yourself in the above description and want to skip the formalities, I’ve covered the true experts here:

Is Public Health challenged about ecigs?


Still with me?

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I’ll presume for time and space that you already know what combustible tobacco “is”. I’ll also presume you “know” what e-cigarettes ~are~.

Let’s move on.

Use that brain for something other than a hat rack. I know, you think nicotine is addictive. That, my dear expert is called “Proof by assertion“.

You can’t fathom some uneducated consumer can out-research you?

Think again.

The link (PDF) below covers all the important stuff you don’t know and more.

Nicotine. Children. Chemicals. Battery Safety. Research. Resources. Less harm.

Go ahead, click it:

When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs.

You know you want to. I’ll wait.


Let’s Talk About You

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Pride and social status does impede one’s sense of intelligence. One of the hardest things to do is ask for help. Another is for one to admit they are wrong.

E-cigarettes. Think less harm. No combustion. Not smoking.

The pretentious attitude concerns me from those who’s job it is to know better. I know you know better. You know you know better.  The amateurish display of stupidity about e-cigarettes shall now come to a close.

If you don’t know enough, why are you babbling? I know, you’re a snowflake and feel too important to be chastised for your own stupidity.

For you who are professionals, this is a need to know basis. I’m trying to help.

Claiming expert status without being an expert makes you an idiot. Study all you can about that tweet or article you’re destined to write. Stop depending on your daily dose of information from your peers or media.

Pro-Tip: Stop surfing the internet in a drunken stupor to “find” information about e-cigarettes. When you google, the top five results are not always the correct results.

The words “we need more studies”, and we “don’t know enough” are unacceptable.

Become an expert, have some nerve, stick with that choice. People will continue to smoke based upon your opinion, make it count. Prepare for your big interview.

Millions of people have switched from smoking to e-cigarettes. Millions more are afraid to try, and instead rely on information from “reputable” sources.


Swallow your pride or display it proudly

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Please, put your big researcher panties on.

I’m trying to keep you from looking like an imbecile. (They do exist.) Don’t say you “don’t know enough” any longer.

I know you like data, so for reference, here are two examples of high profile tobacco control imbeciles here and here. (References for tobacco control and public health are available upon request).


Wibble Words & Phrases

If you insist on continuing your train wreck down the track, please  -use phrases like:

“I’m too lazy to do research”

“I’m afraid of what my peers will say if I speak out”

“But the CDC, FDA (or pick a lying organization) say”

Or, as seen below, wibble words will also suffice.


You are a professional, act like one.

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SEEK knowledge. Talk with other professionals.

Engage with consumers. LINKS are all over this blog.

Stop saying you “don’t know enough”.  Here’s a quick expert exercise:

Say “I don’t know enough” out loud to yourself.

Are you trying to impress or coerce. (That isn’t a question).

Think about how uneducated you sound.

Above all, stop trying to bullshit people.

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines


Instead of trying to prove people wrong, try proving yourselves right.

Via Clive Bates:

Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you

 

If you still insist on having an agenda to keep people smoking, by all means –  continue to lie to yourselves and bullshit the public to your hearts content.


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:

Consumers Groups:


NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

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Kevin

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Vaping In The News 3-04-17

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Vaping In The News – February 26th-March 4th, 2017

CASAA, Blog Fog, American Vaping Association, Regulatory Pie, Simon Chapman, Dick Durbin, Public Policy, Indiana, Bill Godshall



Advocacy

I first met Jennifer Berger-Coleman online when I saw her post this:

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I asked her permission to use that graphic and did so here. (Thank you again, Jennifer!)

I was delighted to see this:

CASAA is pleased to announce some welcome additions to our leadership team.

Jennifer Berger-Coleman was elected to CASAA’s Board of Directors. While new to the Board, Jennifer is certainly not new to advocacy. In addition to working on tobacco harm reduction advocacy in California, Jennifer has a long history of advocacy involving civil rights and health care issues. Her skills as an outreach coordinator will be employed to help CASAA reach populations and communities where smoking rates remain disproportionately high.

Congratulations, Jennifer!

New additions to CASAA’s Leadership Team!



Please Stand By

It seems the fog still hangs over the Tobacco Control BMJ and its authors of “Blog Fog” after more than ten days.

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In their feeble attempt to assert themselves of promoting open and rapid debate to the little people (in the name of advancing science, of course), technical difficulties, password issues and a comedy of errors have one author now “mortified due to different but linked systems. Uh huh.

Christopher Snowden gives some reassurance for her mortification.



Tweet Of The Week

The tweet of the week goes to Agent Ania in reference to the above “Blog Fog”.



Proactive

Here’s an awesome and dignified example of the vaping community reacting proactively.

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This comes from Alycia Singleton via Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association.

“The son of a vape shop owner (edit: actually a manager) was apparently told to write an assignment listing five reasons why vaping should be banned.

Instead, he submitted 240 pages of scientific information and stories from adults who found them helpful in quitting.

He got a F and his mom was told to take it up with the school board.”

AVA is going to give this young man a $1,000 college scholarship.



Regulatory Pie

The FDA is holding a $1,000,000 pie eating contest.

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“to conduct an in-depth evaluation of available evidence of health effects from e-cigarettes and recommendations for future federally funded research.”

Study on the Health Effects of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Priority Research


To fund more research. What?

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Wait a minute, regulations preceded the ~knowledge~ of health effects? Huh.


For reference, 20 Million dollars of pie was consumed in 2013 to “help regulate tobacco products” that surely included the deeming regulations.

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UCSF Awarded $20M Federal Grant on Tobacco Regulatory Sciences New Research Will Help Regulate Tobacco Products to Protect Public Health


Influence

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Speaking of idiots, Simon Chapman thinks, and that should be regulated.

(Bold is my emphasis)

“We expect those who know most about health problems to have views about what should be done to solve them and the courage to put these forward, even if they imply criticism of governments or powerful interest groups.”


“Trump’s recent gagging of all government environmental agency staff is surely the start of a process that will spread to government funded universities in the USA.”

Simon Chapman thinks researchers have a “duty” to try and influence policy.


In other news …..

Senator Durbin is still babbling incessantly, insisting “we need strong regulations of e-cigarettes.”

Evidently he didn’t get the memo on National Tobacco Day.

He was last seen sticking his paws in the 👉 candy desk at the senate.


Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, and Lindsey Stroud

give their take on

Policy, Myths and Facts, History of the Failed Anti-Smoking Campaign, Quit or Die as the Only Strategy, The Case for Tobacco Harm Reduction and more:

That and more including the PDF is here:

Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking

Related:

Clive Bates covered policy in January:👇

Reshaping American tobacco policy: eight proposals for the Trump administration



Indiana

“In a nearly unanimous vote yesterday, the Indiana Senate overwhelming approved legislation that will finally attempt to reform the state’s controversial vaping laws.  Passing with a 49-1 margin, the bill now heads to the House, although it is unclear if Senate Bill 1 will be altered in any way to gain a House majority vote.”

Indiana Senate votes 49-1 to reform controversial vaping laws


Stay Informed

The Bill Godshall Update via ecigarette-politics:

Always an informative list:

Bill Godshall Update 2017-02-24



Shameless Self-Promotion

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Two from me this week, in case you missed them:

Imagine a business with no worries about profit or loss – and the money keeps coming in. As a bonus, you can carry this on for more than 50 years and brag about it.

Helping Smokers Quit


Place your trust in public health officials. They are the clergy, you are the congregation.

Divine Intervention: A Deal With The Devil

 

I’m also on Vaping Media:

Another suggestion is doing simple tongue exercises to alleviate Vaper’s Tongue.

Vaper’s Tongue! What is that?




 

NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn

You can follow me on this blog!


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:

Consumers Groups:


Your “Rapid Response” is NEVER filtered and are always encouraged and welcome on this blog.

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

 

 

Divine Intervention: A Deal With The Devil

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Place your trust in public health officials. They are the clergy, you are the congregation.

Only they know the way to help you stop smoking. Do it their way and no one gets hurt. This is nothing less than helping smokers quit. It’s what they do.

They have resources and unlimited educations with tenure (and offerings in the plate) to find the best information to help you.

They know what is good for them you. They would never, ever steer you wrong. There’s no doubt in their minds they want the best for you for their cause. Nothing but the best is good enough for you, sinner.

Only they, with their infinite wisdom, provide divine intervention.

How dare you think for yourself. Get your hymnal, heathen, stop whispering during the service. There is no room for non-believers. Please be thoughtful and have your soul ready for processing.

If you fail, it is your fault, sinner. Try again, get down on your knees. Beg for mercy. You didn’t mean it. Lead yourself not into the forbidden smoking area den of inequity.

Get back up off your knees. Try again. Beg their forgiveness. They have apps. Methods. Do it their way. Sinner. Have faith. Raise your ashtrays high above your heads. You must take the solemn vows of tobacco control.

Stop impugning their holy efforts and do not question them when they withhold information.

Their ethics are pure.


Going To The Chapel

They look like good people and organizations.

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They’re nicely dressed. Big words. Fancy initials before and after their names. Nice clean collars, well fed, well bred and full of sermons.

That’s your Sunday best? That’s what you wore to church the cult meeting?

Ugh, Here’s your hymnal. Find a pew, pay attention and be quiet. Stop chewing your gum.

Authority and righteousness is not to be challenged.

 


Drink the blood kool-aid

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You can keep sinning, they get your sin tax. Try to stop smoking. Go ahead I dare you, they get repeat customers quitting their way.

You just can’t resist temptation, can you? They see you clutching your lighter, you evil sinner. Try as you may to repent, you don’t have it in you. Didn’t you slap the blood patch on your arm as a badge of honor or taste the snake oil gum as it was offered to you?

You must truly believe. You must have faith. Without it, These tools are ineffective and have no real value (to you). Without family and support with counseling and a quit plan (along with an all hail tobacco control) these methods will fail you at an average of 93%.

Don’t lose hope, they’re going to save you, sinner, with their Divine intervention.

If you continue smoking despite the advice from the deacons of tobacco control, it’s a good deal for the devil.

Stop disappointing them. There are other methods that will bring you  – yes, redemption, like

Nausea, Depression, Suicidal thoughts and more…Too bad for you, but – they are, after all, collecting souls.

Feel better yet?


No Sleeping During The Sermon

They are set and ready, designed to enlighten you. Stay alert during the service. What do you know, you’re a sinner. Practice what they preach. They want your undivided attention and commitment to them and their word. Listen carefully!

Here’s one preaching to the choir from the Sistine Chapel pulpit:

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They, after all, are the experts. You haven’t brushed up on the tobacco control bible, have you? They keep praying and preaching about nicotine, but nicotine is not addictive.

To further their agenda (and the greater good), they have lied about nicotine for years.

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Wash away those sins. Aren’t you looking for redemption?


Remember

Not all nicotine is the same, you immoral heathen.

The holy water of tobacco control has blessed the magical pharmaceutical nicotine, and then there is nicotine after 2007.


Chapter And Verse

So sayeth tobacco control.

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All rise and recite after me:

because

 


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This is a startling insight to the teachings of the fringe of the gospel according to Tobacco Control:

Via Michael Siegel (bold & underlining is my emphasis):

Importantly, only one perspective on this issue was presented to us in the trainings. There was no room for disagreement or challenge. These ideas were presented as scientific facts, not subject to debate. In fact, if we were to challenge the ideas, the implication was that we – ourselves – might be accused of working for Big Tobacco or receiving secret payoffs.

The most prominent and dogmatic idea presented to us was that “The debate is over.” There is no room for questioning of the link between secondhand smoke and chronic disease. Anyone who challenges that link or suggests that it is being exaggerated must therefore be a front for the tobacco industry. No reasonable person – acting of their own accord – would challenge this undebatable science.

That is explained here:

Author Expelled from Smokefree Air List-Serve for Criticizing Unfounded and Inflammatory Smear Campaign Against Smoking Ban Opponent


Confessional

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Yet, research is ignored. Falsified. Construed.

There is a U.S. Federal Policy on Research Misconduct.

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

  • Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
  • Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.3
  • Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
  • Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.

Why Are U.S. Health Officials Ignoring U.K. Colleagues about E-Cigs?


Findings of Research Misconduct

A finding of research misconduct requires that:

  • There be a significant departure from accepted practices of the relevant research community; and
  • The misconduct be committed intentionally, or knowingly, or recklessly; and
  • The allegation be proven by a preponderance of evidence.

U.S. Federal Policy on Research Misconduct



The R.I.C.O. Act

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Federal research misconduct for fiscal gain is a crime.

There’s intentional misconduct committed throughout the health community, and that makes it an “acceptable” practice.

See what they did there?

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act


Deliver us from evil.

When will they be held accountable?

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Never.

They are men and women of the tobacco control cloth holding secret dances and parties you’re never going to be privy to. Governments turn a blind eye. There is no room for disagreement or challenge to those who otherwise would be brave enough to try, as Dr. Seigel pointed out above.

The Pope, Deacons, Preachers and choirboys and girls of the tobacco control church have worked hard to bring you a quality service.

They have bought and sold your soul – over and again – for billions in job security with handshakes, nods of approval and back room deals to save their eternal organizational souls.

 

 

See ya next Sunday, wear something nice.

 



NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.

You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

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

You can also find me on LinkedIn

You can follow me on this blog!


Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:

Consumers Groups:


Your “Rapid Response” is NEVER filtered and are always encouraged and welcome on this blog.

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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