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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The wolf in sheep's clothing - Tobacco Control and other animals

I have ranted against the Tobacco Control Industry in many posts. (Here with capital letters)

The Tobacco Control Industry, for me is all the institutions, groups and charities involved with social engineering in all its forms. They are the authors of the purge on smoking.

I have an internal dislike of all of it. I physically churn when I think of the smoking ban, the eviction of smokers into the outdoors, the eviction of smokers from outdoors to not the outdoors - but where? The regulations not to smoke in prisons, psychiatric hospitals, and even rented homes, cars, airports, train stations hospital grounds, beaches even.

And the long lists of other places.

I am not a smoker anymore. I vape, but I think like a smoker.

I am watching how tobacco control in all its forms is morphing vaping. And vapers. Many vapers are just holier than thou ex-smokers spewing out tobacco control mantras and buying in to the harm reduction idea. Vapers are not EX-smokers, to me. Vapers are smokers that vape instead of smoking.

Vapers are smokers that vape instead.

And as such, I feel, we should be concerned with tobacco control which is a wolf in sheep's clothing for us too. We need the same illumination about the idea of tobacco control. It's the IDEA that upsets me.

It is Totalitarianism - protecting people from what is observed by our betters as "bad". It is patriarchy - obsessive and discriminatory. Tyrannical. It is controlling, not so much of tobacco, but of people. Tobacco control is about manipulating people.

Tobacco control has made a monstrous uniformity of thinking in our society. It's a cultural construct and from the very start it has had an agenda to groom us by fear and guilt and shame.

Not smoking is an  idea promoted to be a collective idea - it removes personal responsibility from the individual to voluntary engage in the problem of smoking, by legislation. It makes non smokers feel safe from the deliberately constructed idea that second hand smoke is dangerous to them.

It has been a violent forcing of people to conform to an ideology, by poisoning their ideas. I'm not joking about this. You should hear the vicious rhetoric against smokers (and vapers) by the puppets of tobacco control ideas on the Internet.

Smokers are prey to legislated montrousness. Vapers - be prepared for the same.

The press are muffled into silence by political correctness - there is no defence of smokers, nor any consideration of them. Smoking/smokers always have negative press. Have you noticed the same about vaping recently? That's the wolf at work.

Never underestimate the wolf. It has guile beyond imagination!

You will realise how sick our society is when a story like this hits all the front pages of the newspapers. "Nurses grant dying man final wish – a cigarette and glass of wine"

A man has been granted his dying wish of a cigarette and a glass of white wine by staff at a hospital in Denmark.
The Tobacco Control Industry has removed your right to be free. You have to be "granted" your behaviour.

THAT is why I think the Tobacco Control Industry is an evil, sinister thing.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

The friends of your enemies are not your friends

As a smoker who smoked for fifty years, I was emotionally traumatised by the actions of the new so called Tobacco Control industry that arose about twenty years ago in my life when I was first confronted by it in the UK.

Before that I was living in Africa - I smoked Rothmans. People could smoke anywhere. You either smoked, or you didn't smoke. But there were a growing number of people in my work - teaching - who didn't smoke. They didn't like "the smell". They just got disgruntled, when, in a meeting, they had to endure it. So we smoked before or after a meeting at their request. To me, that seemed reasonable.

Suddenly doctor's waiting rooms, dentists and so forth "requested" people not to smoke in the waiting room. There were signs that did the requesting. So we smoked before or after visiting the doctor.

I have two memories of this time in Africa as a mum with kids. May I remind you that parents smoked, or didn't smoke. We both smoked, my husband and I, in our own home - always. It would have appeared insane to "go outside" for a cigarette. Our children are middle aged now - none of them ever suffered from the horrors we are told second hand smoke causes. But that's beside the point.

Back to my memories.

Memory One. The specialist told me to wait for him at the main door of the children's ward where one of our kids was in quarantine for a scary, nasty, life-threatening infection. So I waited patiently at the door and finished my cigarette, tossing it into the sandbox especially there for cigarette butts. Sandboxes outside hospitals were ubiquitous then, as a consideration to smokers. Suddenly the doctor arrived with his white coat open and flying in the wind, in a real hurry. He was drawing on a cigarette as hard as he could to finish it before we had to go inside. He threw the butt away in the sandbox. Now there were two butts - mine - a Rothmans filter - and his - a plain Texan - the most ferocious fag you could get at the time. I wondered where HE smoked at his rooms.

Memory Two. Our family doctor was a laugh. Once when I was laughing at a joke he told, he looked at me seriously and said "You have a smoker's laugh. One day that will be how your death rattle sounds". Scary idea that, don't you think? It freaked me out. And probably true. Our family doctor was not a smoker. He was not old. He was a really good guy in the traditional "family doctor" (now forgotten) way. We had only just arrived in the UK nearly twenty years ago now, when I was shocked to hear he had died - of lung cancer. I've always wondered whether HIS death rattle would sound any different to mine.

When we arrived in the UK, we had a favourite coffee shop in the town we lived in. They served fantastic coffee and they had a smoking section. We were good customers. One day, I remember arriving there in the grey drizzle of a horrid English day, to find the smoking section gone, and smokers "requested" to smoke outside. That was my last visit. I drank coffee at home from then on.

That was my first experience of discrimination in the UK at a restaurant. But before that, anti smokers flapped their hands around or were rude to you about your smoking. I found that unpleasant but understandable. I've never been a Pub goer but Pubs were places of friendliness and smokers. But, like an unstoppable tsunami, the tide changed against smokers.

Suddenly smokers had to have smoking rooms. These places were hideous even to us smokers for they were not properly ventilated - just odd places constructed by employers doing it on the cheap to comply with the law. One particular "smoking room" I had to use once on a course in Bradford, was the 1910 unaltered and unused men's urinal that stank of urine - and smoke. How disgusting was that? It was disgusting, because it was physically disgusting and disgusting in the attitude of the employer to his employees.

In 2007 the smoking ban was passed in the UK Parliament. It was SUPPOSED to consider smokers - but at the last minute it was changed and pushed through deviously by the Tobacco Control Industry. It banned all indoor smoking except in a place considered as your "home" - like your hotel room, prisons, etc.

By the Tobacco Control Industry I mean the over-ruling organisation called Tobacco Control, all their spawns, like charities that lobby government on their behalf, supported by government funding - how corrupt is that?!, that are ruling us.

These people - all of them, are the ones that have conspired to purposefully and with clear intent to reconfigure society to hate smokers and to be complicit in giving them NO CONSIDERATION in any way.

Think about that. Do you know of any other organisation that has the freedom to push governments world wide, to introduce new laws that work AGAINST their own citizens? Yes? Any?

Do you know of any organisation with a focused intention to rid the world of a specific group of people?

Now, as a vaper, I see them STILL at work. I have been abused as a smoker. I see I am going to be abused as a vaper.

My enemy has been Tobacco Control in all its forms. Tobacco Control has to be stopped because it has already abused society by manipulating it in a way that should ring alarm bells in everyone's heads. Society manipulated is a terrifying idea - imagine - manipulation, grooming, re-structuring, re-assembled to the specification of a small group intent on the destruction of another group.

If Tobacco Control was called LGBTQ Control, I would be against it too.

For vapers, I am warning - as I have done in the past - Tobacco Control is the enemy. Any friend of the enemy is NOT our friend. And anyone that talks in any way about the desired endgame of Tobacco Control which is smokercide has been conscripted by the enemy.

Vapercide is on the way!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Nautilus 2 Review

Here is a record of my struggles with Nautilus 2. Now into the third video "My Nautilus 2 Review" and I'm disappointed! 








  • Saturday, 18 February 2017

    Two old videos - one serious and the other after 5 months of vaping!



    Oh dear, I don't KNOW what hapenned here! I tried to improve the sound of the first video, and somehow it got hooked up with a video I've never seen before! - me after 5 months of vaping. At least I look enthusiastic in it! What a laugh. How annoying.

    And then, YouTube posted this all over social media as if I'd only just made it. What a pest.

    The thoughts in the first video are still valid today. It was posted in 2015, and the second in 2011.

    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Hope? Hope? What the hell it that?

    Good god! These guys got funding to do this study?

    Authors

    Popova L1So J2Sangalang A3Neilands TB4Ling PM4.

    Author information

    • 11 Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
    • 22 University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
    • 33 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    • 44 University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    >>>adult nonsmokers and current smokers viewed advertisements for moist snuff, snus, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) with various warning labels and then indicated their emotional responses in terms of anger, anxiety, sadness, guilt, disgust, discouragement, hope, and contentment. Outcomes were openness to using moist snuff, snus, and e-cigarettes in the future and interest in a free sample of each product. Data were analyzed in 2016.
    RESULTS: Hope was positively associated with openness and interest across all alternative tobacco products as was contentment for moist snuff and snus. Anger was negatively associated with openness to moist snuff and e-cigarettes, disgust negatively to moist snuff and snus, and anxiety negatively to e-cigarettes. Being a current smoker, ever trying a corresponding product, being male, and younger age were associated with greater openness to and interest in moist snuff and snus. For e-cigarettes, being a current smoker, ever trying e-cigarettes, and being female were associated with greater openness, and being a current smoker was associated with greater odds of selecting a free sample.
     CONCLUSIONS: Positive emotions, particularly hope, were consistently positively associated with interest in alternative tobacco products. Hope is widely used by tobacco and e-cigarette companies to advertise their products. Antitobacco messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.
    Link here

    Do Emotions Spark Interest in Alternative Tobacco Products?


    CONCLUSIONS: Positive emotions, particularly hope, were consistently positively associated with interest in alternative tobacco products.

    I WOULD SAY THAT'S AN EXCELLENT THING! SNUS AND E CIGARETTES COULD HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE!

    But what is the conclusion? Antitobacco (sic) messages should aim to lower hope associated with tobacco products but increase hope for cessation or life without tobacco.

    So, my questions are -
    Why include non-smokers?
    What warning labels were on snus and e cigarettes? 
    What definition did the researchers use to define "hope".
    What is "hope" actually.

    I'll tell you MY hope. I hope such dreadful science, will be laughed away.

    But no! These guys have been very,very busy. In fact there are eleven pages of their so called studies and citations - and they have been cited one hundred an one times!

    This is Tobacco Control at work. The mind boggles! Here is the PDF

    Here are a few of  the studies done by this crowd (and some citations)