Category Archives: Advocate

Vaping In The News–April 22nd, 2017

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Vaping In The News – April 16th – April 22nd, 2017

Hunter Vaping Legislation Ready To Replace Deeming Regs ~ Worldwide Survey ~ A Billion Lives ~ Clive Bates ~ Discrimination ~ Regulations ~ Mayor of TobaccoVille ~ New Surgeon General ~ Battery Safety (NFPA) ~ 625 MILLION Dollars ~ Negative Effects ~ Less Harmful ~ No Proof of Nicotine Addiction


Via Brent Stafford & Regulator Watch

Brent Stafford and Regulator Watch have been pressing many issues in the e-cigarette world and keeping us informed.

Related:

The FDA Deeming Clarification Act of 2017 (HR 1136) was introduced on Thursday, February 16th. Republican Tom Cole of Oklahoma (4th district) and Democrat Sanford Bishop of Georgia (2nd district) have built on previous legislative attempts from 2015 and 2016. HR 1136 is an updated version of HR 2058 and the Cole/Bishop amendment.

HR 1136 – Modernizing the predicate date for vapor products is a vital first step


WorldWide Survey

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada has this survey for anyone to take.

The importance of your voice is NEEDED.

Please take the survey HERE.


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A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives has been released worldwide.

This film received NO funding to make this movie. I’ve already heard from #FreeTeamShit that it is being bootlegged.

There is no reason not to see it and NO excuse to watch it for free.

Son of a bitch, this is LESS than a bottle of e-liquid.

The Director of Scientific Communication with CASAA, Brian Carter, posted this on Twitter yesterday:

PAY for it. You can RENT it for only $3.49 or PURCHASE your copy for $9.95 here:

RENT or PURCHASE A Billion Lives


Clive Bates

Highlights from England:

  1. Realistic science
  2. Practical professional guidance and policy
  3. Reasonable public health consensus statements and policy positions
  4. Useful data
  5. Engaged consumers
  6. Groundbreaking conferences
  7. Forthright commentators

Clive never stops. He’s ALWAYS in top form.

Vaping and tobacco harm reduction – highlights from England


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Speaking of discrimination

Since e-cigarettes and nicotine were deemed a tobacco product on National Tobacco Day, you can be fired, or “not hired” due to tobacco use.

In some cases, adult tobacco users have even been fired from their jobs just because they use tobacco products during their free time, and that’s not right….

…in some workplaces, if you smoke or dip, you won’t get hired.

That’s all here:

Tobacco and Jobs


Regulation gets a gander

“Future policy debates should evaluate the opportunities for vapour devices to decrease the health and social burdens of the tobacco epidemic.”

Claims in vapour device (e-cigarette) regulation: A Narrative Policy Framework analysis


The Mayor Of TobaccoVille

Surprise, the New York mayor is poised to raise taxes is an idiot.

Bill de Blasio and Big Tobacco: Together in Smoke


Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is GONE.

That does not mean “anything”. The new SG, Sylvia Trent-Adams, surely will take her place in the saddle to do exactly as she is told.

Trump gets rid of surgeon general

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams is the current Acting Surgeon General of the United States.


Battery Safety Report

Directly from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Forty battery fires since 2009.

Electronic Cigarette Explosions and Fires: The 2015 Experience


625 MILLION Dollars

Well, don’t get excited, it is actually $624,973,444.00. Cheap bastards the FDA are.

For this company. True North Communications.

FDA CTP Ad Campaign Program


Negative Effects

Chris Price gives his view of the negative effects in classic style:

What are the negative effects of electronic cigarette?


New Study Shows Vaping Less Harmful Again

From Robert Morgen, a report from British American Tobacco showing the effect on genes…………..

“The results were astonishing.”

New Study Shows Vaping Less Harmful Again


No Proof of Nicotine Addiction

Nicotine addiction MUST to be at the top five lies in public health, tobacco control and is, in my consumer-driven view, the largest lie in smoking “cessation”.

I’ve tweeted and posted this challenge to facebook to many useful idiots. Many of you have shared it, and thank you. (I’m still on a mission.)

NOT one public health expert has proven addiction to nicotine in my challenge.

Originally set at 30 days, I have not let it expire. I think they need more time.

*Think of the implications of the claim, and the multi-million dollar industry who is unable to prove me wrong.

Mike above is the VP of a company that believes lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a good idea.

More on that next week. In the meantime, they can still prove themselves right, and you can still donate to e-cigarette research.

WE are raising funds for Dr. Farsalinos & his team.

$605.00 has been raised so far.  To *donate any amount, please go here:

Nicotine Addiction: An Open 30-Day Public Health Challenge



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 


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

More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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Incoherent Screams & Observations

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Some days

When I’m writing on my blog, I wonder, does anyone read it. Does anyone understand the consumer’s point of view?

I’ve said “we look harder for information, good or bad,” than those who pretend they present it to the public effectively and accurately.

Those self-centered “officials” who still pass information off as if it were “for the greater public good” (without regard to the actual public) and posing as experts –  are pissing me off.

You too? Good, let’s move along.


What Was Released

With the FDA regulations well underway, some idiots decided to “mine” tweets to observe “influencers” to determine and analyze “information shared on Twitter for insights into initial public reactions” to the regulations.

Denial, manipulation and keeping up appearances to protect cigarette sales is the goal. Because they’ll do a better job.

Public health advocates should consider using social media outlets to better communicate the policy’s intentions, reach and potential impact for public good to create a more balanced conversation.

There’s no balance. There are barely conversations.

There’s also no secret to professionals trolling on Twitter about e-cigarettes –  as it has been done in the past here and where we “may be an impediment to tobacco control research and practice” here.

Now it is being passed off as “research” and tends a reader to believe this is “may, could, might” be normal behavior of tobacco control or public health if there is such a thing.

I’ll get to that.

Another wonderful example of the scream test has found its home in the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health:

Public reactions to e-cigarette regulations on Twitter: a text mining analysis.


Screams Of Fear

What exactly are these people afraid of? They want their bias quota met. They want those who are against it suppressed. They want the public to know just what they want them to know, not information we are finding and providing, not what is factual or coherent. Just what they want the public to understand.

Much to my surprise, and with so much stiff competition, I proudly happened to be on the list of examples in the impugning world of influence balance and truth on twitter.


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That insight to their scream test, control and predicted eventual demise is the actual report not shown in the first link here:

You know, the bigger picture. Click.

Public reactions to e-cigarette regulations on Twitter: a text mining analysis.

Maybe someday they’ll do some actual research about e-cigarettes instead of wasting everyone’s time and money.

Added 4/5/07:

From Tina in the comments:

Last I knew, this study was still going on:

Is Twitter Censoring Us?

The tweet from Big Vaping’s DrMA is from the 21st of March, the release date of the “analysis” above was the 24th.

I wonder how powerful “they” are. This “may, might, could” be coincidental.

Update 4/14/17:

An Update on Safety


Public Health Out Of Control

Is this normal behavior? Are the emporers not wearing any cloths?

Speaking of incoherent babbling – Public health all along has coerced, suppressed and controlled public opinion to create a “balance”, as long as it’s weighted to their decisions.

We are, after all, the “enemy of the people”.

I’m not sure who said this, I asked and did not get an answer.

I assume it was Martin McBubbleGum.


Enough Is Enough

Along the same subject line as above, with the attitude and behavior towards smokers, smoking or any other power “health” has over the “enemy of the people” follows below:

A sad statement for smokers from ACSH today showing what lengths “orgs” will go to demean rather than assist. It’s not about “you”.

This, is normal behavior?


Street Fight

We’re impugning. We’re getting on their nerves. They are hedging their bets with your health. They think they can keep getting away with it.

They are hedging their bets with the consumer’s health and choice.

While we’re trying to get every single drop of information, good or bad, from reliable sources about e-cigarettes, public health wants to play games. They want to control them.

Their livelihood and egos are obviously more important than our, and consumers who may instead keep smoking’s  – very lives.


They are in it for themselves first. This is about lives, choice and telling the truth.

Keep doing that.

This is a street fight.

Get LOUDER.

As David Goerlitz has said — and will again soon…the gloves are off.


Fundraiser:

WE are raising funds for Dr. Farsalinos & his team:

“Unbiased, reliable – full access” information.

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

So far the challenge has been ignored by public health, tobacco control, and government. We have raised $580.00 and one challenge has been submitted.

Make some noise.

Raising Funds For E-cigarette Research


Call to action from CASAA


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

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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.

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

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

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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”!

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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.




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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.


Lying BASTARDS.

leno

SB140. I’ll jump on the bandwagon.


I’d LOVE to gloat. I’d love to put this pie in Mr. Leno’s face.

I’d LOVE to take Mr. Leno & Professor GlANTZ to breakfast and explain to them that their efforts are implying to others that this is tobacco,

only for their greed of contributions & funding as seen HERE.

Their efforts are costing lives. Their efforts are deterring people from trying to stop smoking.

MANY were involved in this particular bill. But I digress, as I often do in the vaping world.


Update 5.30.2016:

Clueless Legislators Deter Smokers From Vaping


What I see: It’s important to have taxes, but not for saving lives.

What Mr. Leno tweeted in January.

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What I see: It’s ensuring that there’s taxes like tobacco, but not for saving lives and taking people away from tobacco.

What Mr. Leno tweeted in April.

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What I see: This is a MUST position. Regulation is necessary!

It’s IMPORTANT! Imagine!!!! The next generation being lost to toxic nicotine!!!! CHILDREN!!!!!!!!

What Mr. Leno tweeted June 2nd.

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What I see: Now there’s concern, with false statements that “children” are important.

What Mr. Leno Tweeted on July 7th.

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THEN suddenly , Mr. Leno and various organizations find there’s no tax on tobacco, and it becomes unimportant and dangerous. Really????? Imagine that. Here’s just ONE example. Removing the ability to TAX e-cigarettes suddenly DEFEATED the bill? lenobreathe


It wasn’t about children. It wasn’t about addiction. It wasn’t about health. It was about revenue. Imagine the resources, cash & public FUNDS to go at this with such a fever, and then just let it drop. Imagine what every politician is doing when they’re “against” e-cigarettes.

Update 7/19/15

Now that there’s taxes on e-cigarettes redefined and his way- suddenly it’s important again: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520162SB5


They’re coercing the public into believing their fairy tales for revenue. Legallly. Imagine the lives they are affecting in the process.

Well. I question your integrity you greedy LYING bastards. You want people to smoke. You WANT Revenue. It’s a PONZI SCHEME


We have proof e-cigs are safer. We have science they refuse to recognize for their own agendas. Ecigarette-Research.Org


Vaping and e-cigarettes take us away from tobacco. Politicians & organizations like Breathe California are looking to replace funds from declining sales of tobacco.

““I no longer believe in it. None of my sponsors believe in it … I dissociate myself from it,” Leno said.

http://vapeaboutit.com/californias-e-cigarette-bill-sb-140-dropped-by-author-sen-mark-leno/

I want you to be pissed off this is happening in the United States. I want you to be pissed off THIS is happening WORLDWIDE


 

I want you to know M.O.V.E is also a great organization.


Consumers: I want you to be aware, look on the right & left of this blog. Join a group. Advocate and make some NOISE. Surveys. Polls. I want you PISSED off & well aware. DO Something.


Vendors:  YOU have the audience to make a difference, or you are Guilty By Association.


This fight is NOWHERE near over. This is ongoing. Governments and Organizations. They support the following options. Taxing. Regulating. Restricting. Banning. Who benefits?


I want you STEAMING mad. I want you to do what you can. I contribute with this blog. Surveys. EVERYONE’S actions are important. I’m nobody. I do what I can. MANY do – We’re. Fighting For LIVES..


I want you to do what this Doctor says: fight


What’s it cost to vape? Great question. What’s your life worth? I want you and those who DON’T know any better yet to be ABLE to Keep ON #Vaping On.

 

Kevin.

Guilty By Association. HELLO!

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PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

I, with hundreds – thousands actually – of others – tweet my ass of at politicians. “Experts”. Doctors. The CDC. Directors of organizations. Tie wearing wanna be scientists who are actually journalists. Tobacco control “experts” with sociology and mechanical degrees, upset that they aren’t real doctors or scientists, so far out of their domain in the e-cig/vaping world, they think there’s smoke in vaping. Doctors with NO clue as to what they’re saying. Going on the latest “study”. Nothing of their own. They spout others studies falsely attaining a hundred retweets to gain only popularity in the latest lie. Sometimes proper engagement is called for, sometimes I go all 10 year old on ’em.


Then there’s the others. MUCH smarter than I am. I admire so many. They keep ME in check at times.

Friends On Twitter.

Then there are Vendors. Of those 4,000 or so on my list I’d venture to say there are thousands.


Broony, down under…

posed this question.

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I don’t either. I don’t understand…..

I tweeted this petition yesterday – not only to get the word out – but to “see” if vendors would retweet it.

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

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Sadly I was disappointed.

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I won’t say ALL vendors were online yesterday morning. I won’t say EVERY vendor on my list following me saw this tweet.

I will say NO vendor, reviewer or brick & mortar retweeted this tweet with complete confidence.

YOU HAVE THE AUDIENCE!!! USE THAT!

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What do you want, Kevin? Retweets?

Um, nope. You can copy it, tweet it as if it were your own for all I care. SOME of you DO.


Another one caught my eye as they will.

I try very hard not to promote vendors. Not that I don’t want to, it’s that there are SO many of you – who would I pick?

I have not used ONE vendor product/eliquid on my list, but I know I’ve heard good things about a few of them via other tweets, other people I follow & some reviewers.

I understand to SOME extent you, as a vendor – brick & mortar –  have an image to uphold. I get it.

I also get that if you don’t become involved, you’re in jeopardy of losing it all.

“It can’t happen to me”.

If you don’t “lose it all”, you’ll just pass on the cost to the customer, right? Go ahead, you didn’t educate your customers, and can pass it off like you didn’t know…..It’s YOUR BUSINESS to KNOW.

Explain a SEVENTY PERCENT SALES TAX to your customer.

Links to Trade Organizations are at the top left of this blog-

and if I typed correctly  – they’re on the right as well->>>>

Well, “there were legal battles, I did what I could and now I’m struggling to stay in business”.

Think about that statement before you have to say it. “It can’t happen to me”.

Am I wrong? Will people go to online sales and forget about you?

online

Did you forget why you are doing what you do? Helping people. Doing what you love. Making money in the process.

Am I right? Who cares, it’s not about right or wrong at this point……….I digress.


510ego.com is one example of a vendor who is actively engagingwell enough I’d take the time to screen shot it and point it out in my silly little blog.

I’ll point out & can’t point out enough that some of you do. There ARE other vendors/reviewers and brick/mortars who advocate as well, (you know who you are). If the shoe fits. 510ego.com DOES engage.


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Continues to do so.

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions


More importantly, you know if you DON’T. The vendors who will be pissed off at this blog. That’s who.

If you don’t have links to calls to action, don’t think of tweets on your own or retweet imperative information, you’re not a member of a trade group, if you’re not actively involved in showing your customers there are organizations actively seeking to regulate, tax, restrict & ban across the world,

Restrictions, Bans, Laws. Page One.

Restrictions, Bans, Laws. Page TWO.

You can kindly and unceremoniously unfollow me.

Really. Kiss my vaping ass.

I’d rather you didn’t, I’d rather work together and inspire each other. Your choice.


PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

If you’re running an actual business, you know – with paying taxes & licensed in your state, consider

Focusing on a customer who has interest in your product to stop smoking.

Keeping that customer. The opportunity to educate that customer is in your hands.

Joining a trade group. Tell customers about associations. TELL them what is going on.

Graphic below Courtesy @VaEHp on Twitter:

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YOU have the power.

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How are you going to keep that customer if you are regulated, taxed, restricted or banned out of business?

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions

You’ll be sweeping up the floor wondering how you went out of business.

Here’s my handcheck.

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Here’s Alan Beard’s View



If you’re ONLINE, you can have links on your site. What does that cost you?

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If you’re a brick & mortar, you can have *idea stolen from someone on facebook*

a monitor running vaping videos from MANY sources.

You can have a touch screen / computer kiosk where bookmarks are on your counter.

LINK some important sites.

http://nicotinepolicy.net/

http://gfn.net.co/

http://www.ecigarette-politics.com/

http://www.clivebates.com/

http://vapers.org.uk/

http://nnalliance.org/

http://www.vapourtrails.tv/

http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php

http://sciencecig.wordpress.com/


Pick some from either side of this blog.

Educate your customers. USE those resources. Most of them are by donation only.

Q. What’s it cost to ? Great question! What’s your life worth?

PETITIONS:

E-Cigarette Petitions


Click here to take

“The Vaping Truth Survey”


Here’s an example of who we’re fighting for.

She Walked In To A Vape Shop.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin