Is the attack on safer nicotine products about public health?
Apart from being one of my more recent THR heroes, Ethan Nadelmann has been one of the most outspoken critics of the current ‘War on Drugs’. Rolling Stone Magazine called him “The driving force for the legalization of marijuana in America” he has been defending cannabis and drugs his entire career. He is also the founder of Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City based non-profit. Their goal is to “reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies”.
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.
Lots of studies and links regarding nicotine and Covid, as well as the podcast version of the stream are below
I LIKE THE CALIBURN OK?! it’s truly and honestly just a great refillable IMO. I know it’s not for everyone, but it’s for me. The nick-built coil head didn’t fair so well after a few solid hours of vaping. I’ll have an update in the VLOG this week.
Vaping was and remains a consumer driven industry. Vaping has helped countless millions of smokers quit smoking. Overregulation and bad decisions based on bad information by governors are literally threatening public health and our freedoms. More government means less freedom, always. Vape Free everyone.
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Many businesses were forced to shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Italy, which got hit the hardest so far by COVID-19, gave an exemption to essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, news agencies and… tobacco shops? Dr. Riccardo Polosa did not agree with that.
Another action packed VLOG tonight! We will be going through many of the regular rotating segments this week including Beer, Retro Vaping, Liquid Tasting and more. Gates open, come on in.
Tonight in the news we talk about JUUL fooling their customers into supporting a flavor ban in Florida. We talk about how vape shops in Italy are exempt from the lock down thanks to one doctor, and we get an update on the You Don’t Know Nicotine movie.
Timestamps, links and Podcast are all below
They can’t ruin the science forever?
TUESDAY BRO TUESDAY 2/25/2020
CASAA FEDERAL FLAVOR BAN CALL TO ACTION
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 Industry. Today’s Topics include: Getting caught up on some current events. Gonna talk about the AHA / Stanton Glantz vaping studies that were retracted. A federal flavor ban is still on the schedule. I also wanted to talk about my trip to the socialist nightmare country known as the Netherlands and how honestly incredible it is.