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Saturday, 5 December 2015

BECOME PASSIONATE! NOW is the time (again) to take action - UK

I recently wrote to someone -

" In my old age, I see a kind of legislation insanity, and I'm too tired to figure out EU motivations. I sometimes think we ARE ruled by an "elite" malevolence. Big Corporations steering things.Ulterior and secret things going on. It's not just vaping. It's other things too that have simply rolled over us because we are completely dis-empowered. Things like the seed regulations, that makes the seeds in MY garden, the "property" of the EU. Or the herbal regulations that have "diluted" any efficacy of old home remedies. Or the way Statins are promoted by our medical experts even though the side effects are terrible and denied by them. Even global warming has me twitching seeing there has been no warming since 1997. I have begun to disbelieve everything we are told. And the crap about vaping and the effort to control it/eradicate it, has simply confirmed my suspicions."

Now, the last sentence is THE seminal one. Any feelings I had that, somehow, the insanities I observed around me in the world, as I grew older and the world changed, were PURPOSEFULLY engineered by secret forces was absolutely and completely CONFIRMED by how Vaping has been treated.

Remember, I am 71. I am the product of the smoking age. Like many vapers, I was just beginning to accept the dogma put about by Tobacco Control, that smoking kills us. It kills HALF of smokers we are told. Put another way, half of all smokers do NOT die. Tobacco Control rolls out preposterous figures estimating all things - guesses really. Although, I personally, am still healthy and fit after 50 years of smoking, I know of people left ravaged by too much smoking. I know of people, friends of friends, people that acquaintances know. Therefore, with no actual experience of how smoking affects people - well only hearsay - I was beginning to think I should believe Tobacco Control "evidence".

All that has gone totally to pot as I have watched the lies, the twisted science, the experts spouting crap from ignorance, or malice aforethought and the absolutely disgusting way that The Tobacco Control Directive has been managed by the EU concerning Vaping. My respect for politicians, if it was ever much, has evaporated. My own MP, who thanked me for the link to Clive Bates blog which is the best place for information about vaping and Article 20, and despite all my phonecalls, letters and face-to-face explanations, seems to have done ABSOLUTELY BLOODY NOTHING.

I am tired of being an activist.

And you are too probably.

Things like this are wearing us down. What LOGIC is there behind banning vaping with smoking in the outdoors as has just been passed in Edinburgh? What sanity remains in these people's heads?


Get enraged about how even the Open Air has been removed from us. Smokefree is not about the dangers/or not of anything, but only about controlling us.

But, VERY IMPORTANTLY, there is the situation that is approaching us very quickly. Article 20 of the TPD. 

For the sake of vapers AND SMOKERS I'm going to make a huge last effort to protest this - and I ask you to do the same. Puleese. Pretty please! Especially if you live in The United Kingdom.

Those people who sell us our vaping gear and e liquid are really up against a wall too. They might collapse completely as viable businesses. 

From a letter to me from a supplier,  - "We’re not certain if there will be anything left to sell, or nothing that we would want to sell anyway.(After May when Article 20 becomes our law) All independent innovation gone, just like that. It’s utterly ridiculous, and lives will be lost as a result. Some will go back to smoking, some will try to import dodgy stuff from unknown sources. All the while, the powers-that-be will gloat that they’ve made vaping safer. We’re trying our hardest to source TPD-ready products, but all we’ve found so far are almost un-vapable, and we’ve not yet identified any hardware at all." (my bold)

This is SERIOUS stuff. We think Article 20 concerns e-liquid only, but no - it concerns our hardware too.

(a) nicotine-containing liquid is only placed on the market in dedicated refill containers not exceeding a volume of 10 ml, in disposable electronic cigarettes or in single use cartridges and that the cartridges or tanks do not exceed a volume of 2 ml;
(b) the nicotine-containing liquid does not contain nicotine in excess of 20 mg/ml;
(c) the nicotine-containing liquid does not contain additives listed in Article 7(6);
(d) only ingredients of high purity are used in the manufacture of the nicotine-containing liquid. Substances other than the ingredients referred to in point (b) of the second subparagraph of paragraph 2 of this Article are only present in the nicotine-containing liquid in trace levels, if such traces are technically unavoidable during manufacture;
(e)  except for nicotine, only ingredients are used in the nicotine-containing liquid that do not pose a risk to human health in heated or unheated form;
(f) electronic cigarettes deliver the nicotine doses at consistent levels under normal conditions of use;
(g) electronic cigarettes and refill containers are child- and tamper-proof, are protected against breakage and leakage and have a mechanism that ensures refilling without leakage.

To get a grip on the whole disaster read HERE

We might be able to source our gear until this time next year. THIS TIME NEXT YEAR OUR VAPING WORLD WILL BE CHANGED BEYOND RECOGNITION! And our friends that we buy from might be gone.

NOW is the time (again) to take action - UK

Please, once more - Write , write, write. Talk, talk, talk. Speak, speak, speak.

And here is the "writetothem" tool that you have probably used before that can help us do this. This website has more information and "writetothem" already loaded....


This is not a petition, it's a chance for you to send a message direct to your MP

Stop being silent, the TPD may be coming, but there's still time to be heard

Thank you lovely people! Please share.