Doctor doctor, give me the news

Seems like my plan of taking a few days out have gone awry with some olds.  There’s been an alarmist survey on teen e-cig use, covered in delightful depth by Clive Bates.  By the way, the study that the news articles refers to hadn’t actually been published yet at time of print.

The piece of olds I’ve been looking at has gone a little unnoticed.  All well and good, means I can write this in relative peace 😉 Continue reading “Doctor doctor, give me the news”


Settle down folks this double posting isn’t going to become a regular thing.  Sometimes something happens in the world of vaping that just requires a second post.

By now you should have seen the debacle that is the article from Vox.  It is, to put none to fine a point on it, dire in the extreme.  Terribly one-sided, and all of it in favor of a particular US Researcher’s point of view.  I’ll be honest and state that I suspect the article may have been written by that researcher with only a few changes made by the author herself.  Call me cynical if you like. Continue reading “Thud!”

Misinformation vs Information

Oh to be a fly on the wall in the marketing department of the California Department of Public Health these days. They must have some really interesting discussions about how to spend taxpayer money on their latest campaign that specifically targets electronic cigarettes and vaping. Continue reading “Misinformation vs Information”

Cleaning House – A Roundup Post

I do try to post fairly regularly in order to rid my addled brain of the flotsam that inevitably ends up in there. There has been a lot going on the last few days what with CDPH being completely useless. Expensively useless at that. Taking over from CDPH, the CDC are trying to do their own bit with a Twitter campaign.

How many times do we have to tell you folks, when trying to belittle ecigs on Twitter be prepared for one hell of a fight. Let me see, we had the SF “curbit”. Fail. CDPH and “stillblowingsmoke”. Big fail. Now we have “Tipstakeover”. EPIC FAIL. Continue reading “Cleaning House – A Roundup Post”

Stan still blows smoke

It is no secret that the “much respected” Tobacco Control “expert” Stanton Glantz is to put it bluntly, widely despised by those of us in the vaping community. He hasn’t really got that many friends in the world of science either. Most, if not all of his “papers” have been analysed and pretty much discarded as junk science.  He also doesn’t like us very much, but I couldn’t really give a damn about that.

Continue reading “Stan still blows smoke”

Still not blowing smoke

The original post for tonight was going to be all about the FDA Deeming and what it means for our US Vaping brethren. That all changed a few moments ago.

Most of you should be aware of the idealistic moronic California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and their declaration that “electronic cigarettes are a public health threat”. If you aren’t, where have you been? Never mind that now, time enough for catch up later. Continue reading “Still not blowing smoke”

How do you like your quit methods

Try as I might, I couldn’t ignore this subject tonight. Spurred on by the UK’s Faculty of Public Health (FPH). Just in case you didn’t know, our benevolent friends at FPH call themselves “the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom.” I read that as purely bureaucratic.

Oh, I forgot to mention they are a registered charity. Of course they are, why is it that only charities have anything to say these days? Continue reading “How do you like your quit methods”

Perceptive science

There has been a whole slew of reports in the media and on the various “Smoke Free” Twitter accounts recently all pertaining to the recent plain packs debacle. As you may know, Australia became the first to implement plain packs back in 2012. With that implementation, those rather pleasant insane folks over in Tobacco Control kept a very careful beady eye on the rate of smoking down under. Continue reading “Perceptive science”