Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BAT to test tobacco/e-cigarette hybrid

This is VERY interesting...

It's about time that some brave company (major or otherwise) gave this idea a shot.

I, for one, would be very interested in trying one, as I am certain would be many smokers.

Too bad it's not available in America....

British American Tobacco plans to test a hybrid product that combines tobacco and e-cigarette technology next week in a European market, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Prayer For The Dead and The Wounded

We love you France-

Please say a prayer for the dead and the wounded.

Dr. Siegel On Proposed Public Housing Smoking (and vaping?) Ban

There is a federal ban on smoking, which may possibly even include vaping, being proposed in all public housing throughout the United States.

Poor people may risk being spied upon by their neighbors and other like minded busy bodies.

They may even risk eviction, which could catapult many into homelessness.

I was shocked to read a quote from Dr. Siegel that essentially was an endorsement of the idea.

I left this comment on the good doctor's blog (something I rarely do) that I will also leave here. It begins with a quote from the Dr. himself:

"“This is a natural step to continue to spread the smoke-free protections
that started with workplaces and then spread to restaurants and bars,” 
said Michael Siegel, professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston 
University’s School of Public Health."

Seriously Dr.? Do you realize what you are for advocating here? Do you not believe in the 4th Amendment and Equal Protection (14th Amendment) under the law for poor people?

Shame on you. I am disgusted.

For the love of God and country, stop LYING about the "effects" of 2nd hand smoke. You are aiding and abetting a totalitarian mindset.

Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

...and according to this take on the proposed ban, it may also include e-cigarettes:

Public Housing Ban on Smoking May Include E-Cigarettes


How can we really believe that he is a proponent of harm reduction knowing that he supports such extremist measures whilst continuing to LIE about 2nd hand smoke?

There is no such thing as "harm reduction" if it is to be devoid of human kindness, empathy, and a deep reverence for our democratic way of life and government.

I am simply stunned.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

College Student Tackled in Her Desk By Cops Because She Smoked a Cigarette Outside

A young woman was tackled...for smoking...

I always knew that it would come to this.  I am speaking to the extremities of the anti-smoking and everything that "looks" like smoking movement, of course.

I am sad to say that this event took place in my home state.

It could have been me, and it might someday be you (or someone that you love) next.

Extremist measures almost always come in incremental fashion, but when the tipping point comes there is no turning back from the strong arm of oppression.  I do hope that this poor girl continues her education, free from PSD. I also hope that she sues the pants off of this university. God speed to her and to her lawyer.

"They called for backup..."

Backup? For what exactly?

College Student Tackled in Her Desk By Cops Because She Smoked a Cigarette Outside

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stephen Colbert On The Meatocalypse

Hat tip to Audrey Silk from NYC Clash via Facebook-

I almost missed this and I am glad that I didn't.

I think that we all deserve a good laugh for a change.


State Sponsored Abuse

Look at what has become of the anti-smoker movement in Australia:

Angry pedestrian screams at woman for smoking in Martin Place

The man in the video is obviously stark raving mad and not a very nice person. With that said, what I would like to know is where did he ever get the idea that it should be incumbent upon (ie., "OK") him to berate and terrorize another citizen who is simply going about their day and business?

What is truly scary is that there are many more nutjobs with a penchant for totalitarianism lurking around most every corner.

I have myself encountered a couple of them, and they are not friendly either. In fact, some of them can be quite scary, and in more ways than one. It's their idea that people can (and should) be controlled, right down to the minutiae of day to day living, that scares me more than anything else.

There is no room for freedom and democratic thought in such a scenario.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

CASAA: National Call to Action: Tell the White House to urge FDA to re-work the deeming regulations so that life-saving vapor products can remain on the market!


Today, Tuesday, October 27th, longtime vaping opponent the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) has organized a call-in action to urge President Obama to put pressure on the FDA to finalize their Tobacco Deeming Regulations. What CTFK and others are failing to mention is that if the deeming regulations are enacted as written, 99.9% of the vapor products currently on the market will be gone within two to four years. Make no mistake, the current proposed regulations will have a devastating impact on consumers and businesses alike; not to mention the obvious damage to public health.

CASAA: National Call to Action: Tell the White House to urge FDA to re-work the deeming regulations so that life-saving vapor products can remain on the market!
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