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E-cigarettes – disruptive innovation & public health potential

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  • Thank you Professor Stimson. Common sense about e-cigarettes will prevail. All those 'health' experts who instinctively want to demonize/ban a product that could save thousands of lives should hang their heads in shame.

  • This video presentation eloquently cuts through the bullshit being spewed out by so-called health experts who want to ban a life saving product. But when you think about it, all those anti-tobacco 'experts' will be out of a job if enough smokers switch to e-cigarettes! 

  • We are going to get a 0.60euro/ml tax as of january 1st 2015 here in Portugal! They need to suck up money somehow because vaping is threatening the money that was coming in from tobacco sales.They also have false information in the media saying that e-cigarettes are more dangerous than regular analog cigarettes. We are doomed!!!

  • Posted to my FB page. Excellent overview for understanding the dynamics involved surrounding electronic cigarettes esp. for some who aren't directly involved – and the difference between public health policy (corporate driven) vs. valid scientific, independent clinical research – which can be extended to nearly every disease treatment. 

    I view this as a civil right to use and have access to the least harmful alternative and at one time, that used to be the medical model as well. Everyone, including so called "public health" have admitted non-combustionable nicotine is less harmful. 

    Current approved NRT have less than a 10% rate of success, about the same as cold turkey, yet 80% of smokers want to quite. Blaming the smoker for being "unwilling or unable" for that failure rate is wrong. The fact is no one really wants smokers to quit. Large corporations have a conflict of interest to produce successful products. 

    Current FDA regulations address market share and there is nothing that enables serious research or protect vapers with safety issues. The FDA / CDC contine to undermine their crediabilty as valid, truthful agencies promoting health of citizens over corporate interests. 

  • Why do people ALWAYS assume that people who use e-cigs use nicotine in the juice ?

    I am no longer addicted to nicotine, but like to puff away on my nicotine free e-cig.

  • I'm adding my voice here.  Smoked cigarettes since about 17 years old.  Late 30's now. Switched to cigarillos a few years ago.  Completely off all tobacco products now, thanks to vaping.

  • ONE OF THE BEST SPEAKERS ON UTUBE ON THIS SUBJECT FOR SURE. VERY SMART AND PEOPLE SHOULD HEED HIS SUGGESTIONS. I SMOKED FOR 30 YRS. HAD A HEART ATTACK AND NOW USE ECIGS NO MORE CIGARETTES NO HEARTPROBLEMS EITHER . BEEN 4 ;YEARS NOW SO U PEOPLE WHO DONT LIKE ECIGS TRY TALKING TO SOMEONE U KNOW WHOSMOKES AND TRY TO GET THEM TO QUIT BY USING THEM AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF USING AND BEING ABLE TO USE THEM.

  • One more positive result here. I smoked 1-1/2 packs a day for 25 years. I tried the little cigarette-looking e-cigs about a year or so ago and it just wasn't satisfying enough for me to take to it. But a month ago I bought a newer device which creates more vapor and flavor and was very pleasurable to use. It took a little practice to get used to the new experience and not react with a cough (a common experience apparently), but it didn't take long at all. Within an hour I was fully "trained" and I haven't even desired a cigarette since.

    It's a no-brainer. I have wanted to quit smoking for the past 15 years and tried once or twice per year. Tried gum, patches, cold turkey, behavioral counseling, etc. None of it worked for very long. I can't do chantix because I'm prone to anxiety and chantix has a record of causing attacks on people like me. So all those methods are pretty dismal attempts for a solution.
    Vaping is pleasurable to a smoker and once you get adequate equipment and the proper fluid, it is AT LEAST as satisfying as tobacco in terms of feeding cravings and so much more pleasurable that I think most smokers who want to quit can use it to EASILY get off tobacco. It's a fantastic tool.

    The hard part of quitting has nothing much to do with nicotine – you are cured of nicotine addiction in less than a week of being off of it. The hard part is all that ritual stuff that surrounds smoking, and vaping satisfies enough of all those things, with better taste and none of the rank odors, that it makes it an extremely easy preference.

    I have tapered off the nicotine concentration some, but honestly I'm not even concerned about that issue yet. I'm sure I will get to a zero nicotine concentration eventually (because I want to). I might like to quit even vaping eventually, but it's so much safer than burning tobacco that it's a low priority right now. At this time I'm just relieved that I have found a safer habit and basking in the success thus far. It's somewhat reassuring that I can now take smaller steps to effectively wean myself off the HABIT (rather than just the nicotine) instead of just failing again to drop it all at once. Knowing that I can reach for a vape to take care of any future urges rather than tobacco makes me a very happy human. And at this point, if I "fail" to stop vaping I'm not really bothered by the idea since it's so much safer than smoking. So even if you can't equate vaping to help your health as much as, say, exercise and vegetables, I feel that I've taken a big step to living BETTER in a huge way. Even after just a month, I feel so much better than before.

  • I love vaping. it has helped me leave a lengthy cigarette habit behind and I feel 100% better for it. with a product that provides such a similar sensation to cigarettes available, the general public think "…it MUST be a cigarette.." even tho that is far from the case.People, #donthatethevape

  • I started smoking cigs when I was 17 and was able to finally quit when I was 25 all thanks to vaping. 2 years later I haven't picked up a cig since and still vape but have cut my nicotine levels down from 18mg to 3mg. Vaping is much more of a life saver than these politicians will ever admit. As of 2016 in America, the FDA has now passed a law which will ban 99% of the vaping industry with in the next two years. This is a crass over reach of the government to further take away Americans rights. They are doing this under the guise of protecting American's health and welfare which is a complete and utter lie and they know it. This is about money and power. Knowing that vaping has gotten millions of Americans off of smoking and now employs over hundred thousand people in us they want to ban all vaping. This is unconstitutional, UN-American and quite frankly despicable. Vaping company's as of 8/8/16 can not create any knew products with out paying a ransom of over one millions dollars to the FDA and can still be denied!!!! All products currently on the market have 2 years to be sold before the become illegal or pay the same ransom. Shop owners are not allowed to tell any one that vaping is safer than cigarettes or make their own juice. They are also not allowed to instruct or help customers put together there products (the products that are about to become extinct) I for one am not going to take this laying down. We have let so many things slide that we shouldn't have and now they have gone to far.

  • Thank-you for the wonderful and thoughtful presentation. I just hope the points made stick to the daft ears of FDA and government, here in US. I may have to move :). been using vape products for 3 weeks now and have not had the urge or need to turn back to traditional cigarettes. This is coming from someone that has smoked one and a half to 2 packs of cigarettes for 23 years.

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