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How to Argue FOR Vaping

How to Argue FOR Vaping

One of the most difficult things about this disruptive technology is how to defend it against the naysayers who are, like the Luddites of old, trying to destroy what they do not understand. It is frustrating beyond tolerance at times, to hear our lifesaving technology reduced to being perceptually more harmful than smoking itself. Those of us who have been on the front lines face endless repetition of the same pseudo-scientific lies and misrepresentations at every turn. We are besieged…

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Seriously!?

Seriously!?

I’ve been watching and reading the newsfeeds and publications again. Whew! What a wild couple of weeks it has been. Tobacco Companies support E-cig regulation… The largest tobacco companies on the planet want regulation of vapor products? They are the reason that e-cigarettes exist! First the surgeon general said smoking was bad, which is true. Smokers began trying to quit. When most weren’t able to cold-turkey we got “help” from Big Pharma with their version of nicotine replacement. Upping the…

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Branson CC Response 8-16-14

Branson CC Response 8-16-14

August 16, 2014 To the Honorable: Mayor Raeanne Presley, Alderman Mike Booth, Alderman Bob Simmons, Alderman Cris Bohinc, Alderman Patrick Parnell, Alderman Rick Davis, Alderman Rick Todd 110 West Maddux Street Branson, MO 65616 From:     Robert Bruce Nye, RN Papillion, NE 68046 Dear Mayor and Board of Aldermen, I write this as a frequent visitor to Taney County, City of Branson. I regularly visit this destination to relax and enjoy the many attractions available. It has come to my attention…

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Response to Senator Harkin’s HELP committee hearing May 15, 2014

Response to Senator Harkin’s HELP committee hearing May 15, 2014

Most recently I’ve had to take on the fight at the federal level, responding to the ludicrous ravings of a would-be distinguished senator. I look at this senator’s publications and note that he believes he and some of his colleagues do science to prove that electronic cigarettes are advertised to attract children with this.  And then he joins a few other colleagues in evidencing prescient understanding of research as-yet-unpublished because it is still under review here.  Finally he decides to…

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Letter to the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature – LR283

Letter to the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature – LR283

September 30, 2013 The Honorable Members of the General Affairs Committee: Senator Russ Karpisek (Chairperson), Senator Bob Krist, Senator Scott Lautenbaugh, Senator Colby Coash, Senator Dave Bloomfield, Senator John Murante, Senator Ken Schilz, And including my representative The Honorable Senator Jim Smith (District 14), And including the committee secretary Ms. Christina Case. I am, by distributing a copy of this letter to Ms. Case, authorizing the following as a statement to be included in the record of the General Affairs…

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