Please share this very important information with EVERYONE!!
It’s been a terrible couple of weeks for a legitimate industry who’s goal is to save lives by releasing people from the grips of Big Tobacco. The opposition and news outlets are spewing the worst propaganda right now spawned from an EXTREMELY irresponsible statement by the CDC. We have all seen these articles that are being twisted by those groups. I believe this is just another tactic to try and eliminate our industry. We as an industry have taken the profits out of the MSA (Master Settlement Agreement) from states, cut into the pockets of Big Tobacco and Pharma who stand to profit from tobacco related illnesses. Simply stated, they hate us for creating an industry that has been saving lives for the last 10 years.
Share articles to these news outlets that state true and actual facts like the ones listed below. Also included is The Royal College of Physicians report which states vaping is 95% safer – a true science-based report. Our country profits from Tobacco illnesses and vaping threatens that, our friends in the UK embrace vapor technology and their government has put a set of rules in place that allow the industry to do what they do best – convert smokers.
Let’s all remember and reinforce that this is tobacco harm reduction and we are David vs. Goliath here in the United States. Combustible cigarettes made by Big Tobacco companies like Altria, Phillip Morris and RJ Reynolds kill more than 1,300 people a day. That’s what news outlets should also be stating and demonizing. It’s really terrible for the people and families who have gotten sick from vaping THC products that are illegal. The vast majority of the vaping industry has been operating for 10 years with no illnesses related from vaping. We have made great strides to clean up and self regulate while the government can’t make sensible decisions to regulate on a fair and balanced scale. All the while, these large corporations of Big Tobacco and Pharma lobby to try and eliminate us. Why in the world would we want to harm the very people we are trying to help??
These news outlets should also be citing what Dr. Siegel states below in his article about these cases ALL being related to THC cartridges most of which are illegal, share it to them. Dr. Farsalinos also nails it with his article. The barrage of black PR is upon our industry and we must remain vigilant and respectful, respond with facts. Educate on the truth and lies circulating. It’s never been more important for our industry to completely ban together, including retailers, manufacturers and consumers… tell your stories, share your facts, make your voice heard.
Vaping saves lives from the grip of Big Tobacco.
[This article was written by: TD Bowen, Vapor Mania Expo]
Response to illegal vape products:
Dr. Siegel Nails it:
Dr. Farsalinos also nails it:
Health impact study:
Royal College of Physicians: