Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vitamin C and another drug may combine to limit smoking’s assault on lungs

 ...an interesting turn away from the anti-harm reduction/quit or die rhetoric that we have grown accustomed to hearing from proponents of health:

Treatment with vitamin C and the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor
decreased the expression of nitric oxide synthases to levels comparable
to the control animals. This means that the joint treatment returned the
expression of these proteins to almost the same levels seen in tissues
that haven’t been exposed to cigarette smoke. In fact, treated animals
had a decrease in whole-lung nitric oxide generation from between 59 and
86 percent.

 Vitamin C and another drug may combine to limit smoking’s assault on lungs

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hybrid device delivers tobacco flavors with e-cig like vapor

For those smokers who would like to make the switch away from smoking towards an alternative, but that have not found e-cigarettes (as currently defined) to be satisfactory, this may be of interest. It looks interesting to me and as far as I'm concerned, the more choices the better.

A reduction of at least 98% for all 29 compounds was recorded for both glo iFUSE and Vype ePen, compared to the reference cigarette.

In most cases, the vapour produced by the hybrid product, glo iFUSE, was indistinguishable from that produced by the e-cigarette. 

Hybrid device delivers tobacco flavors with e-cig like vapor

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