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I was just on thevapebabe.com‘s site and watched, we more like listened to, the speech by Bill Godshall, founder and Director of Smoke-Free Pennsylvania.

The comment she made about it was:

People like this make me smile! We all have to do our part to protect what is rightfully ours as a safer alternative to analog cigarettes!!!

So, naturally I was curious.  And I listened to him.  This guy is dead on.  He has his facts, he knows the regulations.  He was very passionate about  this subject he knows so much about, harm reduction from tobacco cigarettes.  He let the panel ask questions and he responded with facts, dates, studies… everything but the kitchen sink.  I loved it as well.  So much so that I’m reposting the video also so even more people can witness… Bill Godshall.

Merry Christmas everyone!  Hope it’s filled with love, health and wonderful memories!

VPLive, which post an update every Wednesday at about 9:30pm EST, hosted a show on December 19 and they had Linc Williams, aka BaldGroove, Director of We Are Vapors and a member of  AEMSA spoke about his testimony in front of the FDA panel on tobacco harm reduction.  It was a very passionate speech about his trails and tribulations on the road away from regular cigarettes.  I urge all vapors to watch and keep your ears open because things could be moving in the government concerning ecigs.

I started the video at the point of the interview, but I recommend watching the entire video, they are always very informative.

I came across an article called “The Deadly Crusade Against E-cigarettes” by Dr. Gilbert Ross, M.D. is executive and medical director of the American Council on Science and Health. In his article he actually takes a long view of the harmful effects of cigarettes on this Century. He calls it the “most important public health problem in the world”.

Experts predict the global death toll of cigarettes will approach a billion lives lost this century. That millions of people in Korea, and hundreds of millions of people around the world, are addicted to cigarettes should be considered the worst global catastrophe in human history.

The long view really puts the damage and death cigarettes bring to humanity in perspective. It’s hard to look at this data and find any reason we shouldn’t be looking for answers, real solutions, to this global epidemic. We know that society as a whole know cigarettes as harmful and dangerous. The government knows they are harmful as well. There are agencies that have been formed specifically for this purpose. They have even endorsed cessation products. But, lets look at how well they fair.

Among America’s 46 million smokers, well over half say they want to quit, and over one-third attempt to do so each year — but less than one-tenth succeed!
Yet, in a triumph of hypocrisy over science, the powers-that-be keep touting ineffective cessation products that fail 90 percent of the time.

What bothers me the most is not the results, but the government’s response to the results.

Despite those sorry statistics, those in charge at numerous government agencies and NGOs chant in unison, “Stick with the approved cessation methods.” This advice can be translated to “Quit, or die.”

E-cigarettes has an unconfirmed success rate of 33% to 40%, depending on who you ask. There are literally millions of e-cig users in America right now, and that number keeps growing. Annually, e-cigs sales about $300 million dollars among 2.5 million users according to data from Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. Herzog projects this number will climb to $1 billion dollars in a few years.

Next week these bureaucrats will be gathering at a conclave in Seoul for the possible revision of an international tobacco treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), where they’ll be taking up e-cigarettes and perhaps even calling for a ban.

This is where I get more confused. Why jump to ban e-cigs? Now, I’m an e-cig user, so maybe my opinion is bias. So, stepping back, if the cessation devices are not really working as they intended, but e-cigs have a higher success results, why not investigate them further? I believe this would get the anti-tobacco legislators excited about a product they can use against big tobacco. I thought their goal was to get people off of cigarettes. I can see why people will scream “foul”, because it makes no sense. And, what do they believe will happen if they succeed in banning e-cigs?

The irrationality of these “public health” arguments puts into stark relief the blind-spot of the prohibitionist zealots: They fail to acknowledge the inconvenient fact that the millions of smokers in Europe, Asia and America – not to mention the billion or so worldwide – are not going to suddenly accept being regulated off their nicotine. The millions who have succeeded in quitting thanks to e-cigarettes and reduced risk tobacco products will not kick their habit and become nicotine-abstinent if these products are prohibited. No — they will revert to the widely available, deadliest source: cigarettes.

This is so true, I would indeed go back to cigarettes. I think about cigarettes even now, the smell… doesn’t smell bad. But, the craving is gone. With my e-cigs, I don’t have that.. “Must have one” that I use too for cigarettes and that’s enough for me to be smoke free for a year now.

What do you think?

Find the article here:

Is Totally Wicked taking on the UK forums?

I have read about a situation that, for lack of a better word, ‘Erupted’ when http://ukvapers.com/, a Uk vaping forum community, temporarily closed its does.  It closed due to a notice of possible legal action from Totally Wicked’s owner, Jason Cropper.  I’ve tried to sort out this story for a while.  Is it Jason vs. Goliath?  Is Jason Cropper picking a fight with the entire UK vaping community?  What’s going on??

This doesn’t seem to be the case.  It seems at some point, Jason was on the UK Vapors forum and was in a ‘debate’ with a few forum members and it got ugly.  The original argument stemmed from a video Jason posted on YouTube about the Thursday incident that closed down a major highway in the UK involving an Ecig.  Jason posted a YouTube video making fun of the incident, maybe not the best move in the hyper fear era we are in, but it got some negative personal remarks.  Then there is the issue with a certain Admin on UK Vapors.  This seems to stem from an administrator who works for ECITA, a larger trade organization in the UK, posted some negative view points about a product he never tested.  From there, the gates opened.  Anyone who has been on a forum before knows how quickly this situation can get out of hand, with forum ‘trolls’ leaching and going wild. Personal slander went to a new level and goaded Jason into a fury.

Now, I can see both sides.  I believe in someones right to post what they feel is an honest assessment of a product, place or idea.  I believe that is healthy.  I also believe that the current state of forums that allow ‘Trolling’ or obviously base and crass remarks isn’t conductive to anyone.  Now, Jason merely said he was going to seek legal counsel.  UK Vapors, if UK laws are anywhere near US laws are, still have to be served notice of intent.  At which point they could have shut down, removed forum posts and what not.  If everyone jumped when someone said “I’m talking to my lawyers”, America would be shut down.

That isn’t what caught my attention.  It was the claim the ECITA may be using bullying to control the UK ecig market.  Foul play if you will.  Is this true?  I hope this plays out to its end, because that is some that I want more answers too.  If so, that may happen over on this side of the pond also.

Here is a great interview with Jason Cropper and Sam Chairman of ECCA, Electronic Cigarette Consumer Association.  http://soundcloud.com/vp-live/totally-wicked-vs-the-world.

Green Smoke Finally Releases an Affordable Kit can Recommend to My Friends

Green smoke has received many complaints in the past about the price of their kits.  It’s a tough thing to explain to someone why Green Smokes kit is worth buying for 129.99, when mostly everyone else is at about 75 dollars.  On top of that it’s a KR808D-2 type thread, that’s not that widely used, it’s the new kid on the block.  Now, I’ve actually tried Green Smoke and I really do like their batteries and Menthol flavor.  The battery does last about the day of moderate vaping.  Moderate for me is about 1/2 to a pack a day smoker.  I do explain that they give 3 main extra pieces:  The pass through and car charger that just about totals up to the price and 10 cartridges, 5 more than normal, but not everyone needs those, so again, hard to prove.

Well, they are finally offering a Reasonably priced kit for 69.99.  This does not include the pass-through or car charger.  It comes with 2 batteries, one long-lasting, one that lasts about 3 hours or so.  It also comes with 5 cartomizers, a USB charger and a wall adapter.

Finally, a kit I can recommend to everyone so they can try to see that this long battery can keep them vaping with a real kick.  Check it out here, it’s hidden from the home page, I figure they did that to see if they should put it in their normal catalog, I hope they do.

New York’s legislatures voted to ban the selling of electronic cigarettes to minors.  Gov.  Andrew Cuomo now has the option to sign the bill and join become the 5th state to ban e-cig that carry nicotine sales to minors;  the others are Alaaka, Idaho, Kansas and Maryland.

Linda Rosenthal, Democrat for Manhattan, was the force behind house passage, though it did receive last-minute entanglements with the Republican-run Senate.

On Thursday the Senate did, however, pass the bill on its last day with a 60-0 vote.

I, personally, believe this is the right move for our legislative branch; focus on the areas that coincide with typical tobacco use and minors.

..Find the article here from CBSnews.

V2 Cigs sponsored an event on Saturday, Jun 9th 2012, Venice Beach, CA that set a worlds record:  The most people vaping in one place at 518.

 “It was exciting to spread the word about electronic cigarettes by engaging consumers in a fun and motivating way,” said Dan Recio, COO of V2 Cigs.

“Our hope is that individuals will find smoking V2 Cigs to be a similar experience to smoking real cigarettes, but without many of the dangerous chemicals found in traditional cigarettes.”

The article states that about 45 million people smoke cigarettes according to the CDC (This data is actually based off of a 2010 survey)

Switching from traditional cigarettes to nicotine or non-nicotine V2 Cigs e-cigs may result in a positive lifestyle change for many.


Events like this serves two purposes.  One, it’s great marketing for V2 Cigs (let’s not ignore the obvious) but it does give great awareness to another option for some of those 45 million cigarette smokers out there that want more information on e-cigs.  For that reason, brovo guys.  Great job.

*The article can be found here at World Records Academy.

The new Kansas law takes effect on July 1 that bans minors under 18 from purchasing and possessing any electronic cigarette.

Todd Thompson, Leavenworth County Attorney, said several complaints from school officials stated that students were using them on school grounds.  Thompson said that the schools themselves can create rules about their use on school grounds but it was not illegal for kids to posses them.

To address this fact Thompson worked on the bill with Reps. Pat Colloton, Melanie Meier and Tom Sloan. Sloan is a Lawrence Republican.  Kansas Senate and House passed it in May and then Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill just recently.

Doug Jorgensen, the ABC’s director, said:

Allowing kids under 18 that exposure to pure nicotine, which can be addictive, we just needed to take a look at controlling it

Trudy Cooley, an office manager for Safer Smoke Supply of Leavenworth, said the law won’t affect the company’s business because it already prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 18. She said that includes sales on the company’s website and through its vendors in Kansas and Missouri.

“It’s not because they are harmful,” Cooley said. “We just don’t need to promote this to kids. This is a safer way for people to smoke, and we don’t want kids just trying it for the heck of it.”

From a personal perspective, I am all for these type of local laws taking effect.  Like so many other addictive products,  minors should not be allowed open access to them.  I am sure several local laws like this one will begin appearing in Senate and House floors across the country.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

*Information on this article can be found here.