CDC Confirms A THC Additive, Vitamin E Acetate, Is The Culprit In Most Vaping Deaths

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/20/790154919/cdc-confirms-a-thc-contaminant-vitamin-e-acetate-the-culprit-in-most-vaping-deat?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

The CDC is still trying to understand the mechanism by which Vitamin E acetate, an additive in some vapes, injures lung tissue. It may interfere with a natural fluid in the lung called surfactant, which helps make lung tissue stretchy. Or a byproduct may be a toxic chemical.

The spate of more than 2,500 acute vaping-related lung injuries tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the decline, epidemiologists say, and the number of deaths has slowed.

(Image credit: Jelacic Valentina/EyeEm/Getty Images)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/20/790154919/cdc-confirms-a-thc-contaminant-vitamin-e-acetate-the-culprit-in-most-vaping-deat?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

The CDC is still trying to understand the mechanism by which Vitamin E acetate, an additive in some vapes, injures lung tissue. It may interfere with a natural fluid in the lung called surfactant, which helps make lung tissue stretchy. Or a byproduct may be a toxic chemical.

The spate of more than 2,500 acute vaping-related lung injuries tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the decline, epidemiologists say, and the number of deaths has slowed.

(Image credit: Jelacic Valentina/EyeEm/Getty Images)

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest Launches Commonsense Science Initiative

https://vaping.org/center-for-medicine-in-the-public-interest-launches-commonsense-science-initiative/

Restoring the Balance Between Innovation and Generic Manufacturing ...

New York, New York–  The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest has launched the Commonsense Science Initiative (CSI) to provide strong, science-based policy, public discussion and public engagement on tobacco harm reduction innovation, primarily focused on the United States but with global reach.   

According to Peter Pitts, President of CMPI and former Associate Commissioner for External Affairs at the Food and Drug Administration noted: John Adams famously said: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

**Read CMPI’s Robert Goldberg on “FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection**

In the same spirit, CSI will promote awareness of bad science and set the record straight about the impact of alternatives to smoking on public health, well-being and the environment.”

As part of that mission CSI will issue rapid response fact sheets and launch a regular blog post on drugwonks.com to call attention to US media coverage of reduced risk smoking alternatives that is incomplete, methodologically flawed, non-reproducible and outright misleading.

The CSI blog will combine original content, summaries of scientific papers, as well as re-publication of articles and speeches given by harm reduction experts.

About CMPI

The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization that seeks to advance the discussion and development of public health and patient-centered health care. 

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https://vaping.org/center-for-medicine-in-the-public-interest-launches-commonsense-science-initiative/

Restoring the Balance Between Innovation and Generic Manufacturing ...

New York, New York–  The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest has launched the Commonsense Science Initiative (CSI) to provide strong, science-based policy, public discussion and public engagement on tobacco harm reduction innovation, primarily focused on the United States but with global reach.   

According to Peter Pitts, President of CMPI and former Associate Commissioner for External Affairs at the Food and Drug Administration noted: John Adams famously said: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

**Read CMPI’s Robert Goldberg on “FDA and Media Spreads Fear About Fake Vape-COVID Connection**

In the same spirit, CSI will promote awareness of bad science and set the record straight about the impact of alternatives to smoking on public health, well-being and the environment.”

As part of that mission CSI will issue rapid response fact sheets and launch a regular blog post on drugwonks.com to call attention to US media coverage of reduced risk smoking alternatives that is incomplete, methodologically flawed, non-reproducible and outright misleading.

The CSI blog will combine original content, summaries of scientific papers, as well as re-publication of articles and speeches given by harm reduction experts.

About CMPI

The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization that seeks to advance the discussion and development of public health and patient-centered health care. 

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John Stossel – LET THEM VAPE

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/05/20/john-stossel-let-them-vape/

Our government says e-cigarettes and vaping are the latest “epidemic” among teens. So the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will restrict them. Cities across the country are banning e-cigarette use in public. But e-cigarettes help smokers quit traditional cigarettes.

Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute tells John Stossel that people have misconceptions about e-cigarettes. “It’s about 95 percent less harmful than a normal traditional cigarette,” she says. That’s because e-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without actually burning tobacco. The burning of paper and tobacco leaves is what makes cigarettes so dangerous.

Minton admits that the nicotine in e-cigarettes is addictive. But “on the spectrum of drugs that you can become addicted to, nicotine and caffeine are very similar to each other.” The Surgeon General says there are other health risks to vaping: “Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients.” Despite the dangers, researchers seem to agree that e-cigarettes are substantially less dangerous than combustible cigarettes.

Other studies concluded that long-term e-cigarette use is “associated with substantially reduced levels of measured carcinogens and toxicants relative to cigarette-only smoking.” Nevertheless, the FDA threatens to crack down to discourage kids from using e-cigarettes. Minton says that is a bad idea: “Do we want children to become addicted to anything? No….But keeping a small percent of teenagers from trying e-cigarettes is not worth sacrificing adults whose lives could be saved.”

The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/05/20/john-stossel-let-them-vape/

Our government says e-cigarettes and vaping are the latest “epidemic” among teens. So the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will restrict them. Cities across the country are banning e-cigarette use in public. But e-cigarettes help smokers quit traditional cigarettes.

Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute tells John Stossel that people have misconceptions about e-cigarettes. “It’s about 95 percent less harmful than a normal traditional cigarette,” she says. That’s because e-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without actually burning tobacco. The burning of paper and tobacco leaves is what makes cigarettes so dangerous.

Minton admits that the nicotine in e-cigarettes is addictive. But “on the spectrum of drugs that you can become addicted to, nicotine and caffeine are very similar to each other.” The Surgeon General says there are other health risks to vaping: “Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients.” Despite the dangers, researchers seem to agree that e-cigarettes are substantially less dangerous than combustible cigarettes.

Other studies concluded that long-term e-cigarette use is “associated with substantially reduced levels of measured carcinogens and toxicants relative to cigarette-only smoking.” Nevertheless, the FDA threatens to crack down to discourage kids from using e-cigarettes. Minton says that is a bad idea: “Do we want children to become addicted to anything? No….But keeping a small percent of teenagers from trying e-cigarettes is not worth sacrificing adults whose lives could be saved.”

The views expressed in this video are solely those of John Stossel; his independent production company, Stossel Productions; and the people he interviews. The claims and opinions set forth in the video and accompanying text are not necessarily those of Reason.

Parents: Teens Are Still Vaping, Despite Flavor Ban. Here's What They're Using

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/17/805972087/teens-are-still-vaping-flavors-thanks-to-new-disposable-vape-pens?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

Disposable vapes may be hotter than Juul among kids, according to researcher Bonnie Halpern-Felsher. She received a bag of vape pens recently confiscated by a high school principal in northern California, with flavors like Banana Ice and Cool Mint.

Despite enforcement efforts to stop teen vaping, kids are getting their hands on a new array of disposable products that come in sweet and fruity flavors.

(Image credit: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/17/805972087/teens-are-still-vaping-flavors-thanks-to-new-disposable-vape-pens?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

Disposable vapes may be hotter than Juul among kids, according to researcher Bonnie Halpern-Felsher. She received a bag of vape pens recently confiscated by a high school principal in northern California, with flavors like Banana Ice and Cool Mint.

Despite enforcement efforts to stop teen vaping, kids are getting their hands on a new array of disposable products that come in sweet and fruity flavors.

(Image credit: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher)

TUESDAY BRO TUESDAY 4/12/20 – Let’s Get Angry At The WHO , And GOV Cuomo , And Gavin Newsom, And California

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/05/14/tuesday-bro-tuesday-4-12-20-lets-get-angry-at-the-who-and-gov-cuomo-and-gavin-newsom-and-california/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday,  Same show by name only

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. The WHO is a joke and were going to talk about it. Stanton Glantz is also a joke and were going to talk about it. Gov Cuomo is a joke and we’re going to talk about it. Gavin Newsom is a joke and we’re going to talk about it. Time for some cathartic rage sweat.  All links from the show are below.

In light of Covid19, What does banning flavored vapor achieve?

Woodstock occurred in the middle of a pandemic

U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results

World Health Organization Confusing The Hell Out Of People 

The WHO Tweet that aged like milk 

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/05/14/tuesday-bro-tuesday-4-12-20-lets-get-angry-at-the-who-and-gov-cuomo-and-gavin-newsom-and-california/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday,  Same show by name only

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. The WHO is a joke and were going to talk about it. Stanton Glantz is also a joke and were going to talk about it. Gov Cuomo is a joke and we’re going to talk about it. Gavin Newsom is a joke and we’re going to talk about it. Time for some cathartic rage sweat.  All links from the show are below.

In light of Covid19, What does banning flavored vapor achieve?

Woodstock occurred in the middle of a pandemic

U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results

World Health Organization Confusing The Hell Out Of People 

The WHO Tweet that aged like milk