E-Liquid Poisoning: Stop the Madness!

E-Liquid Poisoning - voice of vapers

Surely by now, everyone reading this has seen at least one report that mainstream media outlets have put out this week about e-liquid poisoning. Not only have they been attacking the e-cigarette industry through their online publications but they have been attacking us through their print and TV media as well.

Of course, we Vapers are able to see right through these reports for what they really are, scare tactics. It has become apparent that Big Pharma is lining the pockets of media outlets in order to scare the general public away from using e-liquid (as they call it) and e-cigarettes in general. The question is, what are we going to do about it?

I have put together an article on Examiner titled: 5 Substances in your home more harmful than E-Cigarettes that is worth sharing with everyone you can on your social networks.

We have to show the news media that we are not going to lay down and let them try to scare people out of trying e-cigarettes. Each of us has our own story about how we quit smoking using e-cigs and we know that they are the most effective method for quitting smoking that has ever been invented.

I am working hard to get these articles picked up by Google News and published on every website I can get to pick them up, and so far I have been successful at getting all of the articles I’ve published fighting back against mainstream media picked up by Google News; however, it is going to take more.

In order for us to get the real story out there, we are all going to have to share these types of articles with our circles. People need to know the truth and it is up to us to give it to them.

Here’s the truth: 

E-Cigarette liquid is not the problem. The problem is irresponsible parenting. There is no way in the world that a kid should be able to drink nicotine liquid if parents are acting responsibly. Of course, we are talking about the same parents who used to let their kids eat their cigarettes before they switched over to electronic cigarettes.

I based my article on the latest NPDS report in which there were 5,881 reports of exposure to cigarettes alone. Of those 5,881 calls to the Poison Control Center, 5,313 of them were made about kids under the age of 5! So, we can only assume that since there are so many people making the switch from cigarettes to e-cigs that we are going to get some of those irresponsible parents who leave things they shouldn’t leave lying around their kids.

Why isn’t the media telling that story instead of trying to make it out to be the fact that “E-Liquid” is largely available?

This madness has got to stop! 

It is up to us to inform the public about the real problem and we need to flood every social media outlet with every article we can find about the real problem and it is not the e-liquid poisoning.

It is time for you to LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! 

Will, you stand up today and do something about these reports major news outlets are putting out about e-liquid poisoning? Or, Will you just sit back with a defeated attitude and say to yourself, “There’s nothing I can do about it” like so many people are doing?

Make the choice to take a stand today! 

#IAMONE Movement by Voice of Vapers

Are you tired of seeing articles circulate around the web claiming that e-cigarettes don’t help people quit smoking? I know I sure am! Want to let your voice be heard? It’s time to stand up and let people know about the effectiveness of e-cigs to help quit smoking. Take part in the #IAMONE movement today!

Taking part in the movement is very simple: 

1) Head over to the I Am One Movement Facebook Page and click the Like button

2) In the comments section of the post tell your story: How long you smoked before switching to e-cigs, how long you’ve been using e-cigs, why did you want to make the switch, etc… Just tell your story in your own words giving as much information as you feel comfortable giving.

3) Share the page and post with others even if they don’t use e-cigs so they’ll be able to see all of the stories about how effective e-cigarettes really are.

Not a Facebook user?

Simply leave your story in the comments section of this post. We will publish the comments and your story here on our website. You can then share the page with everyone you know and encourage all other vapers you know to come over and take part in the movement.

Share this movement on every social network you are a part of. Use the hashtag #iamone when you post so that we can get the movement out there.

If we continue to sit by and let these reports fly around without taking action and letting our voices be heard, then people who are uninformed are going to believe them as being the truth. It is time for us to take a stand and let people know that e-cigs do work effectively to help people quit smoking and we are proof no matter what their “studies” say.

Our goal is to get 100,000 vapers involved in this movement, because we feel the media will take notice of this large number and be forced to write a positive story about the vaping community for a change. Let’s make this thing as BIG as we can!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD TODAY! 

Rush Limbaugh Rips New York Times Over E-Cigarette Article

E-Cigarette Articles by New York Times Ripped by Rush Limbaugh

Surely by now, everyone has had a chance to read the garbage that was posted in the New York Times earlier this week. Well, on March 27, 2014 Rush Limbaugh responded to the various e-cigarette articles that have been written recently in the New York Times saying that they are “Hell-bent on wiping them out.” Not only did Rush go after the New York Times, but he also went after Democrats who are actively trying to destroy the e-cigarette industry. At a period in time where the media is doing everything they can to reach the public with their blatant lies about e-cigarette, it is about time someone with a huge following stepped up to defend our industry.

In the transcript of his show, Rush brings up some very valid points about cigarettes and our youth. He asks, “How many years have they been talking about cigarettes as killer and ruination for our children?” and goes on to say, “They never ban the product.  They still sell it.” He then talks about how sales tax from cigarettes goes toward funding health insurance programs for children, so they can’t ban them. Rush Limbaugh sees just like the rest of America what the real problem is.

The tobacco industry is losing a lot of money because so many people have finally found a way to break free of the hold cigarettes had on them. That means the government is losing money because they are not getting as much tax revenue as they were from the sale of cigarettes. Since they haven’t found a way to tax electronic cigarettes they would rather just do away with them or at least spread a lot of lies to make those who are thinking about making the switch to e-cigarettes keep smoking because they are too afraid to switch. All they are doing is buying time.

Then, of course, there’s the other problem of Big Pharma who doesn’t want the competition of electronic cigarettes. They know that their Chantix, Nicorette, gum, patches, and everything else they have out there ain’t worth a crap and they know they missed the boat on electronic cigarettes. That means they are going to try everything they can (including paying off well-known news sources to write bull crap stories) to destroy the e-cigarette industry.

Now, back to Rush. He quotes the part of the New York Times story written by Matt Richtel that talks about how dangerous “e-liquids” are if a person drinks them. Rush says, “There’s only one problem. There’s not one recorded instance of it, because people do not drink it!”

When’s the last time you were talking to one of your vaping buddies and you said, “Man, you just gotta take a swig of that beautiful e-liquid from Medusa Juice! The taste is unforgettable!” NO! In fact, if you’ve ever had e juice come through the tip of a tank and get on your tongue you know first hand how bitter and bile the stuff tastes.

My favorite part of Rush’s rant is when he talks about how the Liberals don’t want people having any fun. He says, “They just don’t want to see you do it. It’s a bad image, it’s a bad example — and, of course, it looks cool.  That’s not good for our children.  Now, we can give ‘em condoms all day long and say, ‘Go at it!’ We can give ‘em condoms, we can send ‘em to Planned Parenthood, and that’s cool. But that e-cigarette? No way, Jose! We are gonna ram ‘em down everybody’s throat. We’re gonna cancel ‘em. We’re gonna ban ‘em. We’re gonna do whatever we can to get rid of them.”

Next, Rush talks about the one death that has been recorded from liquid nicotine and that comes from a guy who injected it to commit suicide. This point is one I made in an article I published on Examiner this week where I linked to the NPDS report from 2012 that has the record of the man who committed suicide by injecting liquid nicotine intravenously.

Rush says, “Well, wait a minute.  Injecting it is not drinking it for the cool flavor of it.  Injecting it?  That means you have to take the vial apart to get to the liquid and then you’d have to suck it up in the syringe and then inject it into you.”

He then talks about the point the New York Times makes about “e-liquid” poisoning people and refers back to the NPDS report and talks about other household products that have a much higher risk of poisoning people than liquid nicotine.

Rush ends his rant stating, “There is no crisis! There is just a bunch of biased nanny, namby-pamby liberals that do not want you to enjoy yourself and want to do anything they can to control you.” He admits, “I’m not defending e-cigarettes.  My point is if you want to do it, go ahead! Nobody drinks the stuff.  It would never occur to anybody to drink it.  Nobody has.  There has not even been an accidental instance of this, even among our children.”

You can read the entire transcript from the Rush Limbaugh Show here

What are your thoughts and opinions on Rush Limbaugh sticking it to the New York Times for the massive attack on the e-cigarette industry?

Even if you are not a Rush Limbaugh fan, are you happy that he took the time to call the New York Times out on their lies?

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD in the comments below!

What FDA regulations mean for manufacturers, vendors, and customers

FDA regulations

Surely by now, everyone has had a chance to read the regulations proposed by the FDA on Thursday, April 24. The problem, however, is many people do not know what these FDA regulations mean. Sure, you might have read them and think you have a basic understanding about bottles needing to be labeled, ingredients needing to be reported, and all of the rest but do you actually know what the big picture is? Do you know what e-liquid manufacturers are going to have to do? Do you know what vendors are going to have to go through? Do you know what it all means for the end user (customer)? My hopes are that by taking the time to read this post and watch the videos included, you will be more educated on what is going on and what you can do to let your voice be heard.

Today I heard from Dimitris Agrafiotis, Host of Smoke-Free Radio (http://vapersplace.com/vplive), about the proposed FDA regulations. “It’s obvious the proposed FDA regulations are horrible news for the industry as we know it,” said Dimitris. He went on to say, “It will stifle innovation and make products that have helped thousands of people break the cigarette addiction extinct! Aside from the short disguise of bans to minors (which vendors self regulated and applied) the fact remains that the language used will place the entire industry in the hands of few big players, mostly big tobacco companies that have entered the e-cig market late.”

According to Dimitris, this is not something new that was unexpected by the e-cigarette industry. “A lot of advocates have been saying for years regulation of e-cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act would likely do more harm than good, increase costs to consumers without benefits, and lead to products being removed from the market,” He said. That means customers are going to have to pay more money at the register as well as have fewer products to choose from.

It is time to stand together and fight for our right to vape! Dimitris has some good advice on how we can stand together and fight. He says, “Vendors and vapers should OPPOSE this regulation! For now, the best thing to do is to contact your congressional representative and voice your concern. If you are a vaper, tell them how e-cigs have changed your life, improved your health and those you have helped make the switch! If you are a vendor, let them know you have created a tax paying business and employees and the deeming regulations would eliminate it.” 

One final note from Dimitris, “There is a 75 day comment period on the FDA website. Take a few days and gather information before submitting your comment. Be educational and clear and always provide available studies on the subjects you touch on. The fight has just begun, it is time we make our voices heard.

If you want more from Dimitris you can find him and the rest of Vape Team Media on their website

In addition to the explanation and helpful tips given by Dimitris I also found this video by GrimmGreen very interesting and full of good information.

I’m sure there are still a lot of questions that you would like answers to. The best thing I can tell you to do for now is, leave them in the comments section below. We are working hard to get experts in here to answer those questions so we can create a more unified fight. We will be stronger if we all have the same information and we all have the same plan of attack.

Also, if you have other information that will help others, feel free to leave it in the comments below.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!