A day at the races beats a Day at the Capitol

Just for once, I would dearly love to see a non-profit organisation that actually has some kind of moral standard.  The simple fact is, I seriously doubt that any non-profit in the field of anti-tobacco has any kind of morals. At all.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m all for a non-profit organisation to actually raise awareness of issues, conduct research, educate the masses and so forth, but there has to be some moral and ethical standard. Continue reading “A day at the races beats a Day at the Capitol”

A new generation being spoon-fed

The constant flow of misinformation originating from various NGOs and charities makes a day in the life of a vaper feel a little like groundhog day. It is usually the same preposterous rubbish with some words jiggled about to make “new” headlines. Or in the case of this subject, tweets.

I do spend an incredible amount of time on social media, and although I may not see the tweets directly, other vaping advocates do so I get to see their responses. Social media. Great isn’t it? Continue reading “A new generation being spoon-fed”

IE Ireland

Last week, the Irish Cancer Society released an article under their ‘News’ section detailing some ‘alarming’ findings about who uses electronic cigarettes. After reading this article two or three times, I noted a few items that were a little odd. So I sent them a pretty lengthy e-mail and waited, not expecting a response. Continue reading “IE Ireland”

Excuse me, those are my coat tails…

AdvocacyDefAdvocacy. Such an interesting concept isn’t it? You have one group of folks saying one thing, and another group saying the opposite. Before social media there were unending group meetings, PR, debates and all that jazz.  True it was much slower to get the points across, but that didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things as it gave each side a lot of time to come up with something ‘better’.  Not to mention getting the face time to get the point across. Continue reading “Excuse me, those are my coat tails…”

Mirror, Mirror on the wall

Who is the biggest liar of them all?

Pithy intro, must work on that.  But this is a blog it’s meant to entertain (somewhat) and inform (kind of). Not to mention I am a completely random individual so don’t judge. Anyway I digress, and that’s before I start. Continue reading “Mirror, Mirror on the wall”

Imaginary Friends

VaperRights Seems to be a relatively benign introduction doesn’t it?  After all, we do have rights.  Just as we had rights when we smoked.  We are after all human beings with rights and privileges within our respective societies.

Trouble is, this particular ‘group’ are anything but benign.

Continue reading “Imaginary Friends”

Dusting off the crystal ball

This blog is generally, by and large aimed at picking apart press releases, poking fun at the anti brigade, and of course my own muddled thoughts.  I also like to try to entertain my readers when I can.

I’ve thought long and hard about this post.  Ever since putting up my thoughts on the TPD and what it means for me personally as well as what it will mean for everyone. Continue reading “Dusting off the crystal ball”

Stand up, be counted

Ah social media. Both a boon and a burden. I had the dubious pleasure to be introduced to another anti group yesterday which set me to headbutting my desk repeatedly.  I posted a (relatively) short blog yesterday which covered some of their tactics. Continue reading “Stand up, be counted”