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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Two old videos - one serious and the other after 5 months of vaping!



Oh dear, I don't KNOW what hapenned here! I tried to improve the sound of the first video, and somehow it got hooked up with a video I've never seen before! - me after 5 months of vaping. At least I look enthusiastic in it! What a laugh. How annoying.

And then, YouTube posted this all over social media as if I'd only just made it. What a pest.

The thoughts in the first video are still valid today. It was posted in 2015, and the second in 2011.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Hope? Hope? What the hell it that?

Good god! These guys got funding to do this study?

Authors

Popova L1So J2Sangalang A3Neilands TB4Ling PM4.

Author information

  • 11 Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
  • 22 University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
  • 33 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 44 University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

>>>adult nonsmokers and current smokers viewed advertisements for moist snuff, snus, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) with various warning labels and then indicated their emotional responses in terms of anger, anxiety, sadness, guilt, disgust, discouragement, hope, and contentment. Outcomes were openness to using moist snuff, snus, and e-cigarettes in the future and interest in a free sample of each product. Data were analyzed in 2016.
RESULTS: Hope was positively associated with openness and interest across all alternative tobacco products as was contentment for moist snuff and snus. Anger was negatively associated with openness to moist snuff and e-cigarettes, disgust negatively to moist snuff and snus, and anxiety negatively to e-cigarettes. Being a current smoker, ever trying a corresponding product, being male, and younger age were associated with greater openness to and interest in moist snuff and snus. For e-cigarettes, being a current smoker, ever trying e-cigarettes, and being female were associated with greater openness, and being a current smoker was associated with greater odds of selecting a free sample.
 CONCLUSIONS: Positive emotions, particularly hope, were consistently positively associated with interest in alternative tobacco products. Hope is widely used by tobacco and e-cigarette companies to advertise their products. Antitobacco messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.
Link here

Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?


CONCLUSIONS: Positive emotions, particularly hope, were consistently positively associated with interest in alternative tobacco products.

I WOULD SAY THAT'S AN EXCELLENT THING! SNUS AND E CIGARETTES COULD HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE!

But what is the conclusion? Antitobacco (sic) messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.

So, my questions are -
Why include non-smokers?
What warning labels were on snus and e cigarettes? 
What definition did the researchers use to define "hope".
What is "hope" actually.

I'll tell you MY hope. I hope such dreadful science, will be laughed away.

But no! These guys have been very,very busy. In fact there are eleven pages of their so called studies and citations - and they have been cited one hundred an one times!

This is Tobacco Control at work. The mind boggles! Here is the PDF

Here are a few of  the studies done by this crowd (and some citations)

Friday, 30 December 2016

2017 wishes

Best wishes for 2017 - as vapers, we need it yes?

Here is my latest video. I could have written it - but you've heard it all before!

So I said it instead

Friday, 25 November 2016

This is how its done folks - spreading untrue/true lies.

I have been very depressed about the constant untruths spread by the anti-tobacco industry to undermine vaping. I've even stopped reading stuff with ANY negative content. It simply goes on, and on and on. Information about vaping is rolled out that simply isn't TRUE! How can untrue information be spread as if it is the truth?

Make no mistake, vapers' enemies are also the enemies of smokers. The group that have set out to persecute smokers is the anti tobacco industry. What do I mean by the anti tobacco industry? I mean the conglomeration of all charitable/governmental/World Health Organisation's spawns that have set out, with intent, to stamp out smoking world wide by hook of by crook (mostly crook) and profit from it.  And anti tobacco is vicious. If you believe any of them are our friends, you have lost sight of the fact that our whole predicament exists because of their attitude to smokers.

I repeat - vapers' whole predicament exists because of anti tobacco's attitude to smokers.

I might be a vaper, but at heart, I'm a smoker and I havent forgotten the persecution and victimisation I have endured in my life from the anti tobacco industry. And they have spread misinformation and lies about smoking from the very start. Their methods verge on the criminal. The legislations that have stemmed from the anti smoking lobby groups, here in the UK have altered the whole of social society and our economy, and opened the door for young people to experiment, not with smoking, as we did in the old days, but with drugs instead.

So I have wondered to myself, how is untruth spread? Why is it there seems more untruth, than truth in the Press about vaping. Where has the truth gone? Why is untruth predominant? It's almost like a conspiracy happening before my eyes.

Well, the other day, someone posted this link (below) on a forum I belong to. It's not a vaping forum. So this article is not about vaping, but about politics and TRUTH! I found it quite disgusting, ethically and morally. It repulsed me. The writer of this article that repelled me, tells us, proudly, how he faked  reports and information during the recent election in the USA and spread them over social media, to the point that they were mentioned by the media - and even Hilliary Clinton herself. And noticed by Russia. The blow-by-blow account you may read about here -

I’ve Been Making Viral Fake News for the Last Six Months. It’s Way Too Easy to Dupe the Right on the Internet.

This is how people's brains are being infected by irresponsible, immoral groups/single persons/ideology promoters.

And I wouldn't be surprised if the enemy of smokers that is our enemy too, aka the anti tobacco industry, is perfectly able to use these tactics too. So do not believe everything you read on the Internet, or in the Press - there are untrue/true lies out there!

I find my old fire of protest has burnt low, I don't do rousing blogs, or attempt to inspire "the troops" any more.

I've given up.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Theresa May MP: Repeal the TPD regulations concerning E-cigarettes in the UK.

Clive Bates has just published a post

New Nicotine Alliance calls for repeal of EU e-cigarette regulation and snus ban

New Nicotine Alliance proposes that the forthcoming Great Repeal Act is used to repeal pointless, burdensome and restrictive EU regulation of e-cigarettes and to lift the illegal, unethical and anti-scientific ban on snus.  This may be a ‘quick win’ from Brexit at the point of the departure of the UK from the EU.  The government will need to show that there are at least some benefits.
and published his letter to Jeremy Hunt

And I have just signed this petition - please do so too - and share, share, share

Hello,
I just signed the petition, "Theresa May MP: Repeal the TPD regulations concerning E-cigarettes in the UK."
We are asking Theresa May and the UK Government to repeal the TPD regulations affecting E-Cigarettes and remove them from UK law. Vaping is helping millions quit cigarettes and we should not let policy makers in the EU jeopardise that. Obviously we need some sort of regulation but lets urge the Health Dept. to adopt a policy that helps rather than hinders people's attempts to quit smoking. Following Brexit, the UK has the opportunity to adopt a more sensible approach to vaping regulations and voting for change at the very least will bring this to the attention of those in power. 
Please sign even if you think petitions don't work, it only takes a minute to do.
I think this is important. Will you sign it too?
Here's the link:
Thanks,
Vapingpoint

And when that is done - we need to re-asses the Smoking Bans too. But that's another matter.