Latest Event Updates

Mainstream Vaccination Support: Another Chapter in an Old Story

Posted on

Conventional Vaccination Support: Another Chapter in a Old History

Despite a mounting and impressive human body of evidence of the dangers and harm associated with vaccinations originating from both within and beyond your mainstream medical community, a lot of mainstream medicine and the organizations that serve it continue to maintain that vaccinations aren’t only safe, but that we face grave dangers if we don`t vaccinate ourselves, our children and our elderly.

The press and the continuing denials for more vaccinations, including going so far as requiring essential vaccinations of young school girls based on disputable data, is nothing new. Unfortunately, it is just another in some less-than praiseworthy chapters which have marked failed to provide those given to its treatment and how mainstream medicine has allowed marketing and hype to mislead.

Round the year 1810, a derivative of opium named Morphine originated as a pain-killer. It was considered a wonder-drug since it eliminated severe pain related to medical operations or traumatic injuries. It also left an individual in a completely numb euphoric dream-state. F.W.A. By the mid 1850`s morphine was available in america and became more and more popular with the medical profession. The benefits of using the drug to deal with severe pain were considered nothing short of remarkable to doctors of that time period. Unfortuitously, the addictive qualities of the drug went virtually unnoticed until after the Civil War.

During when what would turned out to be popular medicine was just starting to arrange, the Civil War, the amount of people confronted with morphine while in the course of being treated for their war relevant incidents skyrocketed. Because of this, tens of thousands of Northern and Confederate soldiers became morphine addicts. In just over 10 years from the day of its arrival into this country, the United States was plagued with a major morphine outbreak.

The problem became big enough to boost serious problems from the medical profession, though no actual statistics were maintained addiction during this period. Doctors became confused and were entirely in the dark as to how to take care of this new outbreak.

By 1874, about the same time that mainstream medicine was beginning its assault on homeopathic and natural choices in earnest, the answer to this increasing problem was thought to be found in the invention of a new drug in Germany. This new wonder drug was called Heroin, following its German trademarked name. Heroin was imported to the United States Of America soon after it was invented. The sales pitch that created an instantaneous market to American doctors and their morphine hooked people was that Heroin was a ‘safe, non addictive’ replacement morphine. Therefore, the heroin addict was born and continues to be within American culture from the time. (In a chillingly similar way, the opiate Oxycontin was approved recently as another ‘safe, non-addictive’ pain killer to restore old-fashioned opiates, with similarly tragic results).

Laudanum (opium within an alcohol-base) was also a very popular elixir that was used to deal with a number of ills. Laudanum was given to kids and adults alike — as freely as aspirin can be used today.

There have been obviously marketing and promotional initiatives launched by the drug companies making such services and products that recommended the drugs because the cure for all kinds of physical and mental aliments including liquor withdrawal to cancer, depression, sluggishness, coughs, colds, tuberculosis and even old age. The majority of the elixirs pitched by the old ‘snake oil salesmen’ in their medicine shows contained a number of of those greatly mainstream drugs inside their mix.

Another distinct drugs which was widely prescribed and sold non-prescription by conventional medicine was amphetamines. Amphetamine was synthesized too late to truly have the common applications enjoyed years earlier by drug and the opiates. It was, however, marketed in products widely used to ease head congestion and asthma. Amphetamine stayed employed as a favorite prescription diet-aid into the 1970s.

In the 1950`s thalidomide was launched as a wonder drug option to barbiturates for expectant mothers, despite the drug businesses having clear evidence it was dangerous; and it took twelve years after its dangers for children were discovered and after 1000s of deformed babies, which came to be referred to as ‘Thalidomide Babies’, were born before it was removed the market. It might be worth noting that America was a more simple, safer and more trusting place in those days — a period when we understood our neighbors and left our doors unlocked while we strolled the streets safely.

Recently, at least several important drugs have already been pulled from the industry only after pressure and exposure became too great to take care of regardless of all the flawed studies, spin control, enormous advertising and protective efforts with respect to business by agencies who were supposed to protect people at large. The most well-known of these drugs was needless to say Vioxx, which has had more deaths attributed to it in the United States Of America than the Vietnam War.

One feature that all of the aforementioned drugs, and numerous others like them which have been pulled from the market because of safety problems, have had in common is a success of industry claims of the success and safety — claims which continued well after their harmful effects became known, as well as claims to the same result by the organizations whose industry ties and help have been chronicled in these pages and elsewhere. That leads us to some other shared characteristic: huge amounts of profits at risk. However, these discredited and harmful drugs also provided the endorsements and recommendations of the medical practioners we trust our health to.

It’s that it serves profits foremost and our health an extremely distant second, when there is any lesson we must have learned from the tangled history of physicians, drugs and Madison Avenue that makes up today`s mainstream medicine. Nowhere has this been more strongly shown than the mis-information we were told about cigarettes on behalf of Big Tobacco.

E-Cigarettes Suck In Smokers But Risks Remain

Posted on

Chatty partners on couches exhaled vaporous plumes between attacks of goat cheese, and free caviar, endive. Playboy’s Miss November 2012 sailed through the trendy audience, that was liberally peppered with associates from the Finance Set, their arms bristling with Breitling watches. ‘They want to capture the essence of being truly a Ny smoker, that is extremely effective,’ one girl said, talking about NJOY, the ‘number 1 ecigarette business in America’ who sponsored the open bar function. ‘They are driving the advantages of smoking with no health problems.’

‘This is simply nicotine, right’?

But Draper’s Lucky Strike outburst apart, he’d undoubtedly love attempting to sell it. Better yet, e-cigarettes are unregulated by the FDA, to allow them to be hawked on TV, in publications, or at a costly Manhattan resort, while their important aggressive advantage—selling a drug that lots of doctors believe is among the most addictive materials on earth—remains unchanged.

The current version of the e-cigarette was created in China in 2003, and the fundamental design hasn’t changed much since. Customers breathe that nicotine, alongside water, flavorings, and a substance utilized in fog device liquid (among other home services and products), without consuming the smoke that contains harmful, carcinogenic elements the tobacco industry spent years and millions of dollars questioning (then acknowledging) killed you.

NJOY calls its product the ‘gold-standard’ of the area, and it’s easy to understand why. The resulting cloud of steam could be effective enough to own you tossed from the bar.

‘Our proprietary technology is remarkable. These functions apparently make sure they are excellent instruments for smokers desperate for ways to quit smoking without renouncing a drug and a comforting oral fixation their health need.

Yet despite their happy sales hype, NJOY sued the FDA to avoid e-cigarettes from being controlled like a smoking-cessation system. But when sales are any indication, smokers are fast drawing their own ideas.

But Williams, who’s creating a documentary about use called We’re Vapers, proceeds to use snus and e-cigarettes. ‘[E-cigarettes] produced the satisfaction back…the inhaling and out. That social factor, the hand-eye-mouth.’ The perpetuation of the tradition of smoking is among the main reasons why some public-health professionals have difficulty endorsing e-cigarettes. And why would a Hollywood celebrity coming steam from an e-cigarette look any less great than the usual ‘real’ smoke to a teenager, potential client watching in the home?

 ‘I think that people shouldn’t help any new nicotine supply product—it only won’t change the culture of smoking. If such a thing, it glorifies it.’

Jason, 35, smokes his e-cig within the specialty shop VapeNY in Jamaica, Queens. He’s been with them for 2 years, and says they served him stop regular cigarettes (Gretchen Robinette / Gothamist)

‘Sometimes you are feeling only a little sick. but that disappears in one minute.’

There’s also the problem of when you have a pull from an e-cigarette what else you’re breathing. food source for decades, they put it to use for sinus medications.’ Doctor.

Doctor. Vardavas was the lead investigator on the study published this past year in Chest medical record that showed improvements in lung function to e-cigarette people within the first 5 minutes useful. ‘However the importance of the study is that it suggests that e-cigarettes may perhaps not be has ‘safe’ because they are offered and may indeed influence the pulmonary system, at the very least in the short-term that we assessed.’

Jordan Murphy, a 28-year-old that has used e-cigarettes to get a year, admits he ‘can not really focus without nicotine. For me personally, I want it to cover attention to what I’m doing. It’s so how I begin my day—coffee, and a cigarette.’

In the event of NJOYs, that pain is just a attempting to sell point: ‘The stop has gone out of the world’! one person writes in an evaluation about the company’s web site. ‘Tons of taste, steam AND neck hit!!!!!’! Still another brings. Ha-ha I’m connected.’

Tim Beaver, NJOY’s spokesman, describes, ‘That’s the nicotine,’ and highlights that the result also occurs if you have a drink of the soft drink after eating hot food. ‘That is a kind of discomfort about the straight back of one’s neck that may be due to such a thing corrosive being there.’ Asked to comment on the paradox of the client gushing that they’re ‘hooked’ on an inherently addictive product, Beaver says, ‘We’re not here to let you know that nicotine isn’t addictive, we’re advertising this product to individuals who are currently addicted to nicotine.’

Colleen, 28, likes an e-cigarette in the toilet of The Charleston in Williamsburg. She said when she can’t smoke a cigarette (Gretchen Robinette / Gothamist) she employs them

‘What occurs in the end-of-life stage for these items’?

Doctor. Novotny, who has examined the effects of smoke waste on public health in addition to the atmosphere, raises an alarming level in a world that’s set to become saturated with disposable e-cigarettes: ‘What happens in the end-of-life stage for these items? Cigarette butts happen to be hazardous waste. These have batteries and other hazardous products inside them.’ He thinks their removal must be ‘more carefully controlled just like we control offers or vehicle batteries or other items we do not just get rid of in the road. It’s very hard to eliminate batteries. To consider that individuals might be just throwing these on the floor like regular cigarette butts—I just do not know.’

Kiklas, the e-cig lobbyist, accepted, ‘Exist knuckleheads? Obviously. But shops have reunite plans, and we’ve procedures for that.’ NJOY, for example, may send customers a free e-cigarette when they send back eight spent types, and Beaver, the business’s spokesman, statements, ‘We’re obtaining a considerable amount of recycling returns.’

 Actually,’ Beaver breaks and adjusts himself, ‘we are very much towards the side of being much less consequential as smoking.’

Health practitioners and boffins who promote a concept of over all damage decline recognize, and say the dangers of using and selling e-cigarettes far outweigh the dangers of smoking.

They argue this allows smokers additional time to wean themselves off nicotine, perhaps forever.

E-cigarettes gain popularity

Posted on

The pair began using ecigs this summer to stop smoking, some thing neither have been in a position to do formerly with nicotine patches or gum.

“I’ve smoked a pack each day of cigarettes since I have was a kid,” mentioned Chris, 32. Had one cigarette because 8 weeks ago.” I haven’t

Antoinette, 25, mentioned nothing else worked on her so far.

“I attempted the nicotine patch, and I wound up smoking whilst I employed it,” she said. Since we began using the e-cigarettes “but today I haven’t reviewed.

Such as the Garcias, 1000s of customers in Albuquerque and elsewhere are just starting to accept e-cigarette units, which provide small levels of nicotine to users’ lungs included in a steam that individuals inhale.

Their increasing popularity is producing a fresh growing business at the national and local levels, with countless types of e-cigarettes available these days at almost all smoking stores, convenience stores and retail shops, and at specialty stores for example Vapor Space.

That discussion might take center-stage in late October, once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is likely to launch its first proposed rules for e-cigarette services and products.

“But the issue of legislation will definitely assist form how stores like ours move ahead. At this time, the is completely unregulated.”

Business skeptics, including the World Health Organization and the American Lung Association, say insufficient is known about the short- and long-term ramifications of breathing nicotine, or the effect of a number of the elements used to create the tasting fluids and steam. In addition it contains flavoring and vegetable glycerin.

But business supporters counter that no research to-date indicates e-cigarettes contain any degrees of elements or toxic substances bad for humans.

And, while nicotine is extremely addictive, the e-liquids used in include merely a portion of the nicotine levels present in tobacco products.

And some large new people are taking a significant piece of revenue, such as for instance NJOY, its product that is distributed by an Arizona-based e-cigarette firm in stores within the U.S. and about 75,000 comfort, mentioned NJOY President and CEO Craig Weiss.

Steam Space and other e-cigarette shops sell a number of flavored e-liquids and vaping products, like the ones seen here.

Steam Space and other e-cigarette shops sell a number of flavored e-liquids and vaping products, like the ones seen here.

Similar areas

But it’s actually two parallel markets which are growing.

“Our item has a delicate suggestion, a report feel and a deal, as smokers,” Weiss said since those activities remind (customers) of what’s familiar for them.

In comparison, specialty shops like Vapor Space promote an entirely different solution without any resemblance to a normal cigarette. They’ve three screw-in components offering an atomizer, a regular battery and a little container for e-liquids.

The consumer hits a switch on the battery release a a little voltage. That cooks a coil within the atomizer, with a wick touching it.

The steam stays vary from beginning products that cost less than $30 to $40 to top quality people that can cost $150 or even more. Next, customers get the tanks to be refilled by vials of e-liquids. They price between $10 and $5 in Albuquerque, with respect to the shop and e-juice quality, and as much as $15 to $20 in other areas.

Olsen and other steam store-owners say their product produces an entirely different experience for smokers when compared with standard e-cigarettes. To begin with, since the e-liquids are mixed on-site, shop providers may increase or decrease the quantity of nicotine within the drinks, letting smokers to gradually reduce their nicotine intake.

 Some only get tasting steam without any nicotine and utilize it for a smoking sensation, while the others wear themselves down as time passes to make the journey to zero.”

That’s different from regular e-cigarettes offered by the cigarette businesses, said Vapor Space shop director Luke Merry.

“Those men provide a metered amount of nicotine all of the time,” Merry said.

Additionally, steam shops provide scores of e-liquid flavors they mix on-site to appeal to individual preferences of people, and to help make the experience just as much about because it is about fulfilling a nicotine addiction smoking tasting vapors.

Some shops specialize more within the products, while the others focus on the fluids.

E-cigarettes a problem on campuses

Posted on

“There are kinds of behavior that may get you unaware.”

The unexpected proliferation is matched only from the rise in harmful prescription-drug use among teenagers a decade ago, although e-cigarettes have now been around for quite some time, Wolfe said.

“We are hearing the number 1 subject among these school districts may be the rapid on-set among teenagers of using these digital devices,” Wolfe said.

Therefore, with the new school year quickly approaching, reduction coordinators, school officers and campus security officials are rushing to teach parents, update procedures and determine the easiest way to combat the development.


Cigarette reduction co-ordinators say they do not know why recognition of the digital vaporizing among teenagers increased in only the final six to 12 weeks. However they have several ideas.

One possibility: They are available in exciting tastes and cool colors, and marketing efforts were recently increased by manufacturers.

“We hear constantly that it’s only water vapor.”

Certainly, several person e-cigarette customers say the products have served them quit-smoking, and promote their insufficient tar or carbon monoxide.

These products could be addictive, since they contain nicotine, Deeble-Reynolds said.

However, even college officials tasked with stopping teenager e-cigarette use say they’re unsure when the products are all that bad.

There might even be considered a little advantage for their use: as e-cigarette use has climbed Gunsolley mentioned, he’s seen conventional cigarette use on-campus fall.

“At the start of the entire year, kiddies were smoking more cigarettes,” he explained.


Penalizing students found on grounds with e-cigarettes or vaping products can also be difficult.

School security officers need to get the students, to start with.

Jordan Pixomatis.

At Laguna Hills High, Gunsolley sees many e-cigarettes through unknown text guidelines from students.

And then there’s the problem of how to proceed with students when you catch them.

There’s no law prohibiting minors from holding them, even though it is illegal to offer or provide e-cigarettes to minors, said Sgt.

“There is truly no law for all of us to enforce only at that point,” Chavez said.

But Chavez said his office doesn’t matter details includes no language about e-cigarettes and since the rule relates to tobacco. As an alternative, Chavez said Santa Ana officials create administrative recommendations and take the vapes.

It’s uncertain if they’re used for nicotine in the place of nicotine-free taste positions if e-cigarettes should be thought about paraphernalia, and on occasion even just how to tell, police said.


Of the approximately dozen e-cigarettes Gunsolley seized this past year, three were employed for marijuana.

It appears like a little, red square lip-gloss.

One of the ways of using e-cigarettes for pot is known as waxing, Gunsolley said. The word describes a procedure where THC, the active component in marijuana, is removed from the place and converted into butter or wax.

“We are always just a little behind, since the character of teenagers is they are therefore secretive,” Gunsolley said.

E-cigarettes gain popularity with people trying to quit smoking

Posted on

E-cigarettes are available in a number of sizes and shapes. Basically, they’re an electric method to ingest nicotine, though some e-cigarette customers choose products that do not have any nicotine.
Frank Clark didn’t have any plans to stop smoking.

He used about 20 containers of perhaps 10 cigarettes and pipe tobacco each day, give or simply take several. Clark soon bought an electric smoke, or e-cigarette, a tool some people are employing to try and stop smoking.

E-cigarettes are available in a number of sizes and shapes. Basically, they’re an electric method to ingest nicotine, though some e-cigarette customers choose products that do not have any nicotine.

The term “vaping” originates from the vapor that arrives when e-cigarette customers make use of the device.

Nation-wide, about 21% of people who smoke conventional cigarettes had used electric cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, based on the Centers for Illness Get a handle on and Prevention. That’s up from about ten percent this year.

They’re becoming an extremely more prevalent choice for smokers attempting to quit, but public-health officials haven’t added e-cigarettes with their listing of practical methods to break the addiction.

“We do, nevertheless, think that you will find more clinically established methods to quit.”

For the time being, people may use their e-cigarettes almost anyplace that’ll let them.

“And there’s nothing that will prohibit an organization or private company from choosing not to enable them when they desired to do so.”

Outstanding positive

Clark is all the way down to about two cigarettes each day and three dishes of pipe tobacco, because he ordered his e-cigarette.

And the folks around him will not need to cope with his second-hand smoke.

“Everybody that smokes would like to stop, and I believe that every individual needs to make that choice, and it’s a tough one,” he explained.

Smoking can be remembered by “i as soon as in the 1950s. When I was raised, it was not a large deal. If your child had a quarter, they might probably purchase a package of cigarettes from the cigarette machine somewhere.”

Researcher’s view

Nicotine it self isn’t really that dangerous, even though it isn’t harmless, he explained.

“Nobody would care since it is not really that harmful.”

Some studies show trace levels of carcinogens in steam, but these carcinogens are observed usually in something with nicotine, even pharmaceutical products, such as the nicotine inhaler.

They didn’t think it is or every other shocking substance. This is simply not to express e-cigarettes are safe. Wagener said everybody else could be better-off perhaps not smoking or vaping such a thing.

But when given the choice, e-cigarettes be seemingly a cleaner way of delivering nicotine right into a person’s body.

“Initial studies show it’s perhaps not totally harmless,” he explained. “It is really a lie if somebody says, ‘Oh, this really is the same as nicotine and water.’ When it’s sent and hot, it changes a bit and these things aren’t extremely real.

Quit Smoking

Posted on

Utilizing the word “stop smoking” appears to be similar to “treating cancer” in the view of authorities health agencies (FDA, CDC, Health Canada, UK Dept. of Health, WHO, etc) along with most of the community health organizations (Tobacco Free Kids, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, etc). So is there a distinction between declaring some drug or device or strategy can heal cancer versus helping smokers kick the inclination?

The response is no and yes. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) does consider drug addiction to become a brain disease, even though the action of smoking isn’t a disorder, it’s an activity (as mentioned within our post The Legal Argument About Why The E-cigarette Isn’t An NRT). Therefore even though semantics dictate that just the word “quit using nicotine” should become a therapeutic claim, the fact remains that the CDC and FDA (and consequently public-health organizations) consider this to get just like declaring something can “help you stop smoking”.

Putting aside the argument about cracking down on “snake oil salesmen” which doesn’t maintain water in today’s information-age where customers have several resources to complete their own study; the question becomes is the very best position for public health? Achievement rates for cease smoking are historically low. For instance, it’s estimated that nicotine gum has about a 7% – 8% accomplishment rate for smokers quitting for a complete year. According to this, should nicotine gum makers have the ability to assert their products assist you to stop smoking?

Especially considering that is only marginally above utilizing the cold turkey approach? Does real world info not count for something? The e-cig-forum is filled with e-cigarette users views on using e-cigarettes to stop smoking. And there were studies and surveys completed concerning the successful use of e-cigs for smoking cessation, like the one completed in Italy and offered at the XIV Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe (Society for Research on Nicotine and TobaccoEurope Chapter) in Finland. Below is the decision with that study:

A major decrease in mean cig/day use and eCO amounts from baseline was recorded at all study visits in all three study groups. A mean of 2.0 cartridges/day was utilized in each research team up-to the 3-month time point, but dropping afterwards. 50% decrease in the amount of cig/day was proven in 21% and 9% individuals in group A, in 16% and 8% in group B and in 19% and 10% in groupC, at month-3 and -12 respectively. Smoking abstinence was discovered in 11% and 13% individuals in group A, in 17% and 9% in group B and in 4% and 4% in group C, at month-3 and -12 respectively.

Only small and transient adverse events were reported, including dry cough, and mouth and throat discomfort. By and large, participants’ awareness and recognition of the merchandise was favorable. Decision: In smokers not meaning to cease, the utilization of e-cig decreased cigarette consumption and elicited suffering tobacco abstinence at 1-yr without causing major unwanted side effects.

Is that this information not applicable? Evidently not, because declaring e-cigs help smokers cease smoking remains a nono. But why? I suggest learning where the FDA gets their backing and visiting your own conclusions.

So for now, noone encouraging e-cigs can say e-cigs assist you to stop smoking. What they could say is “Do you smoke? They attempt an electronic’ll like it!”

Consider if e-cigarettes are good for you

Posted on

That’s wonderful, if you’re thinking about giving up smoking. Medical issues surrounding smoke are well recorded, which is a brave decision to give it up.

But, it’s never as simple as simply making the decision. As with any dependency, there is a physical component and an emotional component that has to both be dealt with in order to give up cigarettes for great.

E-cigarettes are something which can help each of those endeavors. They support weaning the addict away from their physical cravings, because they deliver the physical sense of smoking as well as a dose of nicotine.

Because in addition they mimic the social act of smoking, they also become sort of an emotional safety net for an individual who just isn’t mentally prepared to quit the act of smoking yet. This may happen to a lot of people. They realize there are certain rituals and routines that make them crave cigarettes, including their morning cup of coffee or reading the paper. E-cigs can help them to bridge that psychological gap.

However, electronic cigarettes are definitely not a miracle treatment for smoking. As a way to find out whether e-cigarettes are the correct solution for you or not, here are three points to consider. Be honest with yourself when answering these questions so you can get a reasonable view of either or not e-cigarettes will genuinely serve your needs before you invest time, money, and hope in attempting them.

  1. What do you hope to achieve giving up cigarettes? Is it that you desire to be completely rid of smoking and anything having even the tiniest bit to do with smoking? E-cigarettes will not be helpful for you, if so. They might truly serve only to make you miss the real thing, since they mimic the activity of smoke. If you are the sort of person who will simply stop something by going cold-turkey and not being reminded of it at all, electronic cigarettes might not be for you.
  2. What are your primary aims with e-cigarettes? When trying any undertaking, you need to be totally clear up front what your aims are, or you also won’t know once you have accomplished the task. Is your goal to entirely change from cigarettes to e-cigarettes? Or, maybe, are you really using them as simply a bridge to quitting altogether? Being clear in your goals upfront can assist you particularly in the very long term.
  3. What are your expectations of electronic cigarettes? Are those expectations realistic? Do you think that e-cigarette will be a magic item which will solve all of your problems, both emotional and physical? If so, which is unrealistic. But in case you think that e-cigs are only a tool in the fight to assist you stop smoking, then that’s a realistic expectation.