Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Because it's time to switch to fresh air...!

Wouldn't you like to read
something about nicotine 
addiction that doesn't badger 
you into quitting when you're 
not quite ready? Fed up with 
that monkey always handing 
you the lighter? Tired of that 
forest fire aroma? Guess what?

Romancing The Smoke can 
prepare you for the big step...
for going smoke free... you 
already know just how 
ridiculous smoking is... 
this book feels your pain...
and laughs at the dark addiction.
You'll be smiling when you get 
smoke free!

Order a Kindle or paperback 
copy of Romancing The Smoke:
Reflections of a Nicotine Addict 
for yourself or a loved one,
head to Amazon and order here:
Amazon: Romancing The Smoke by John Aaron

Happy Earth Day......make it SMOKE FREE! The Lorax speaks for the Trees!!!

Give the planet's air 
break today...
how about it?

Is the playing field level with the FDA and e cigarettes...? Just heard some news...

Update to this post: I've just read 
some disturbing information that 
shows that the Tobacco Vapor
Electronic Cigarette Association
(TVECA on this blog from now on)
and the FDA have decided to develop
the rules and regulations without 
providing any of the information to 
the public until decisions are made.
This information came to the blog 
today through a highly reputable list 
serve that has its hand on the pulse 
of tobacco policy in the US. We hope 
we're not looking at a painfully relaxed 
approach to what may be a very 
dangerous product in the long term, 
both for health and alternative addiction 
reasons. Stay tuned....
The post from earlier today...
FDA to determine electronic cigarette guidelines
Article: Michael Felderbaum, AP
MSN: For E Cigarettes, the heat is on...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

That's not funny, that's tobacco...

I have been asked to speak this 
coming week at the Tobacco 
Cessation program at Cottage 
Hospital in Santa Barbara about 
my take on quitting smoking.
I will sharing some experiences
witha group of folks doing their 
best to become smoke free. I 
decided that I will encourage them 
through the absurdity of tobacco.
Black lung humor is usually good 
for a laugh...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Official name changes in electronic cigarette language

From now on, all people who 
use electronic cigarettes will 
be referred to as either
vapesters  (culture coordination
with hipsters) or vapires, for 
people who use them simply to 
annoy others. These words are 
meant to be used in place of 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NY Daily News: Grandmother may be victim of e cigarette explosion

In Manchester, England, a 65 year 
old woman suffered severe burns
perhaps as a result of an e cigarette
mishap. She was in an oxygen tent 
at the time when she was engulfed
in flames. Officials are investigating.
Article by Nina Golgowski
NYDaily News: Grandmother engulfed in flames, possibly from e cigarette

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cover Me I'm Changing Brands-The Nicotine Bait and Switch..

E cigarettes are taking the hit for
the real tobacco smoking habit.

Tech swaggered into the saloon,
and offered EVERYONE a puff. 
They never looked back, except 
to appropriate the old fashioned
macho movie star marketing to 
get everyone into the conversation.
e cigs are glad to stand in for the 
real actor because it's all about 
looking cool rather than doing 
something cool. 

At its best, an e cig takes a real 
cigarette temporarily out of a 
smokers hand. But not for long.

e cigarettes took off, at a time 
when the efforts to curtail  
smoking was stronger than ever 
before. Through plain packaging, 
graphic advertising, public 
smoking bans, sundry laws
and increasing tobacco taxes, 
these tools have created smoker 
as pariah in the western world. 

What was the Tobacco Industry 
to do?

Electronic cigarettes somehow seem 
like an answer to Tobacco's prayer. 
A new nicotine dispensing device. 
Keep feeding them nicotine a new
way, but keep the gesture in place.

Milennials can't get enough of
technology, and e cigarettes, like 
their Droid or IPhone, are their 
very own hand held Ferraris, 
with custom colors, shapes and 
special effects. The vaping industry
has developed the personal e cig to 
reel in "the hip". It's so compelling, 
it's converting people to the gesture, 
who never smoked, but thought it 
looked cool. The psychology of 
addiction keeps the fire in place, 
only this time, eliminated the 

But the fact is that so many 
"vapesters" flaunted their public use, 
e cigs also received sweeping bans 
of their use similar to tobacco bans.
But "vape lounges" proliferate.

While e cigarettes hog the spotlight,   
Marlboro Country, is preying on 
youthful dreams with the emphasis 
on being hip. Philip Morris is running
a hipper than thou campaign in Europe.


The Industry is also bearing down 
on Indonesia. They're trying to get 
everyone coming and going...

E cigs are just the delivery system 
for the 21st century.

I'm glad I'm not hip anymore.