Article “TOP 20 REBUTTALS TO WIN AN E-CIG ARGUMENT” by leading experts in the industry

Top 20 Rebuttals to Win an E-Cigarette Debate

By John Madden Posted September 25, 2013

Do you have friends or family members who constantly nag you about your electronic cigarette use? Or maybe you’re like us and have read countless articles that ignorantly bash e-cigs with either no solid support to their arguments or blatant misinterpretation of research.

Whatever the case may be, we all have to understand that this is a relatively new market for devices that mimic the actions produced by a product that is known to cause cancer and a plethora of respiratory illnesses. There is bound to be some initial backlash while we wait for the government to take a side. And even they are prone to jumping the gun with statements like “Electronic cigarettes lead to smoking.”

That said, here are some rebuttals to that and 19 more commonly heard anti-ecig arguments; 15 from the anti-smoking crowd as well as five from reluctant smokers.

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Letter Dr. Dalton was composing to other physicians about vaping

Dear Respected Colleague:

On Jan 3, 2014, the President of the World Health Organization wrote:

“Vaping could possibly be the single most important medical advancement of the 21st century.”

As I am certain you will agree, this statement certainly warrants a circumspect evaluation as such accolades are rarely proffered in an age of a plethora of medical innovations.  It is my intention to apprise you of this technology as it may allow healthcare providers a tenable solution to one of the most egregious scourges to population health, notwithstanding the billions of healthcare dollars that are spent annually treating the ravages of cigarette smoking.

“Vaping,” short for vaporization, is a process discovered in 2004 by Hon Lik, a Chinese pharmacist, whose discovery was attributed to the death of his father from lung cancer.  The process is unique in that, instead of smoke, a substance can be vaporized (not particularized, as in smoke) by application of short bursts of heat, producing the tactile and respiratory sensations of smoking.  The process has been substantially advanced by the development of battery miniaturization, which allows the delivery of the “cigarette substitute” in a compact fashion, delivering nicotine to the user who exhales nothing but water vapor.  The discovery of a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, water (in some cases vodka, the ETOH which is burned off) and nicotine.  Fortunately, all of the ingredients in “e-liquid” are substances found in many of our food stuffs and have long been approved by the FDA.  The result has been the fastest growing industry in history, including the computer industry.  Robert West, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Tobacco Studies at the University College of London states;

“If used [prudently,} I would say that the risk is negligible and compared with smoking, there is no contest. They are (e-cigarettes) at least a 100 times less hazardous than cigarettes and they do not expose users to tar and carbon monoxide in the doses received.”

For over 35 years as an orthopaedic surgeon, I have been preaching the evils of cigarette smoking, attempting thousands of times to compel smokers to recognize the serious health hazards they represent, but have had little success as there has yet been a viable alternative to the noxious habit.  Until NOW!  Pharmaceutical solutions such as Nicorette and Chantix can boast, at best, a 20% success rate, the most successful e cessation method being reported is, in fact, hypnosis, followed closely by acupuncture; again, both with paltry results.

It is now being reported, and corroborated by my personal experience, that success rates for smoking cessation (the FDA prefers we use the expression, “harm reduction”) are in the neighborhood of 80+%!  Why, because the delivery method of nicotine most closely simulates the tactile, respiratory and physiological experience of smoking.

Why have we not been inundated with information regarding this stunning scientific breakthrough?  For some of the following reasons:

              *Cigarettes produce $25B in annual tax revenues.

              *The government sustains a $440 billion dollar price tag  and 440 thousand deaths annually, directly attributable to smoking.  Does it take a brain surgeon to do the math here?  This puts your government senselessly in the red, a color getting darker and darker because of the tobacco lobby.  As this color deepens, your bank account also gets darker and darker red! 

              *Federal grants for research seems to be preponderantly awarded to those who wish to add to the “negative “ bibliography of vaping and, egregiously vilify a good and enjoyable habit which, on balance, makes cigarette smoking a habit for fools and weak-kneed individuals who refuse to even consider a healthier change in theirs and their families’  and other citizen’s lives.

Though I could produce a lengthy treatise regarding the pros and cons of cigarette smoking relative to vaping or e-cigarettes, I will enumerate several, and provide annotation to anyone who wishes to see the written facts:

Here is my plea.  I have made a decision to dedicate myself to promoting a safer alternative to smoking by researching the safest, most economical vaping products available worldwide to finally establish a viable, permanent alternative to smoking, and, ultimately, to a viable pathway of medicine delivery as well, the results of which can be found at DocsVapeEscape!

NOTE:  This letter was still in production at the time of the Doc’s death, 5/14/16.

Five Pawn eliquid visit 1/2016

Our visit from the “Vape Stars” Dave and Vince of Five Pawns was an experience consistent with all of the myriad of the Five Pawns “Five Star” products’ marketing, and penchant for excellence in e-liquids to which all other companies would be wise to study and assimilate. I will be using newly released Black Flag Risen as my ADV as Five Pawns perpetuates their tradition of bring the finest flavors, finest quality and “safest” e-liquids to the market. It seems that each draw is a new experience from the last, making one anxious to take another hit as each offers a new and improved level of satisfaction. It is my intention to promote the Five Pawn enterprise for their persistent improvement in each new product, reflecting steadfastly my own most fervent dedication to making vaping not only the nemesis of combustible tobacco but also my dedication to the gentrification of the practice of vaping, the only consistently proven substitute for harmful combustion tobacco products (i.e. cigarettes), results substantiated by many scientific investigators like the esteemed Dr. Konstantino Farsolinas and others, including one of the earliest and most esteemed disciples of the safest, most enjoyable product in the vaping industry. You are invited to investigate my blog , as well as my post on the Five Pawns enterprising FB page. Let me impress on you with three of the “wise-tale” anecdotes as:
1. …but FIRST DO NO HARM.
2. It only costs a little more to go “first class.”
3. and… never take your eye off the ball! (conceptual milieus perpetuated by the no 1 ranked Marshall School of Business and entrepreneur department at the University of Southern California, where I received my Masters In Medial Management, “MMM”). Continue reading

NICOTINE: Risks and Benefits

CARTOONS FOR TALKS

Warmest greetings and appreciation for your return to my blog, one dedicated to our mission statement. . “but first, do no harm!” I have had second thoughts as to the chronology of topics I intend to discuss, as I did not begin with the true “basics,” i.e. equipment, e-liquids, battery safety, proper cleansing of your mod, vaping etiquette, types of equipment, sensible use and progression of equipment, an accurate and comprehensive glossary of common terms, etc.  But the most pressing issues, those causing the greatest degree of anxiety seem to encompass nicotine, which, by now, all vapers should know. It is a very dangerous drug when used in the wrong hands for the wrong uses and the “gateway status” to other illegal compounds (NOT BEEN DOCUMENTED) which will, as well as all of the other topics aforementioned, be covered in subsequent blog entries. Remember, your feedback is very important to me. Do not be deterred from inquiring about any issues for which you are concerned.
In keeping with continuity, I have chosen to continue informing you of the effects of nicotine (N), the deleterious effects having been almost completely covered in the last blog, but NOT completely. I entered into this business with an altruistic lean, and have every intention of making available the information I would personally like to have myself, in addition to the information our patrons wish to assimilate; that information which overlaps, or expands my knowledge of vaping, so that our patrons are informed consumers. Each and every employee in our store is required to have the basic knowledge to answer the most requested questions asked, but also knows, that it is I to whom the ultimate responsibility of informed consent belongs. I will use the same enumeration format as it obviates the necessity blogging in a uniform, fluent fashion of which would be seen in the form of prose. At the expense of being myopic, I will attempt to make my information relevant, but not in contradiction of other medical facts and concerns. So, as Jim Carrey, the Pet Detective, would say, “Well, alrighty then!”

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NICOTINE REVIEW 2015 by the Doc

Peace, Serenity, Hope, Mercy, Forgiveness and Sincerest Gratitude to all of Our Loyal Patrons:
An appreciative welcome to those interested in the opinions of a medical scientist regarding the truth about vaping; the positive and negative characteristics of its physiologic actions and the potential deleterious effects on the animal species, many of which have been studied exhaustively in laboratories all over the world, but have yet to be studied in human models; correlation of results is generally unpredictable but animal models chosen most often show similar effects on the human species. Our FDA is painfully fastidious in their assessment of these results before they will grant human trials. The average time to approval in the human species can often require a minimum of 10 years, however, they now, are “fast-tracking” those products to help the public safely. This entry will be entered in the form of bullet talking points in order to avoid annoying verbiage, a tendency to which I feel I was congenitally blessed. The entries will be clearly identified as appellated AF (confirmed to be scientific experimentation, facts with reliable references) and opinion statements (OS). Most of this entry will be gleaned from an article entitled “Nicotine (PIM)” from Inchem.org, an article with over 100 references from experts the world over. However, I have studied no less than ten books regarding the subject of “vaping,” some written by well-meaning, confirmed ex-smokers who are passionate about the decreased harm that vaping offers in lieu of combustible tobacco products, e.g., cigarettes, cigars, pipes and “dippers.” References will be available upon request: Continue reading

HIPPOCRATIC OATH & HIPPOCRATIC CORPUS

Hippocrates–We kind of look alike, don’t you think?
HIPPOCRATIC OATH:
I swear by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation—to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required; to look upon his offspring in the same footing as my own brothers, and to teach them this Art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation; and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the Art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath according to the law of medicine, but to none others. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever, in Continue reading