IVAQS Project Briefing

Discussion in 'NVC' started by TheBoogieman, Apr 7, 2011.

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  1. TheBoogieman

    TheBoogieman Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Vapers and Friends,

    We will be conducting a briefing on the IVAQS Project Friday 4/8 from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. EST/6pm Pacific on Skype for all NVC members interested in finding out more about the current status of the IVAQS Project. Individuals knowledgeable about the status of the project will be in attendance to answer any questions you have. You must RSVP to attend. We will need your Skype ID (if you do not have one it can be set up for free at skype.com) and your name both of which can be emailed to admin@vapersclub.com along with any questions you may have by Noon. If the number of attendees is too large to hold the meeting on Skype we will find an alternative way of having the briefing. You will be notified by email how to attend on Friday.

    National Vapers Club - National Vapers Club

    IVAQS Project - IVAQS Project

    skype: vapersinternational
  2. kevbow

    kevbow Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I'm extending an offer to broadcast tonight's NVC meeting on VP Live so that the entire community--who is affected by this information--can hear what's going on.

    I understand that NVC meetings are normally exclusive to members only, but in this instance, where we are all affected (and where many have donated money to the project), it seems important that everyone be included.
  3. laurel099

    laurel099 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hmmm... unless NVC is down to 25 members Skype is not much use, only allows 25 users. Thanks Kev! That is a great offer and one I hope they take you up on!! Kudos!
  4. kevbow

    kevbow Ultra Member ECF Veteran

  5. laurel099

    laurel099 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks so much Kev! I really appreciate you helping this reach a larger audience!!!
  6. GiMante

    GiMante Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    I just have to say that was CRAZY!!!

    Thanks so much Kevin, for letting us listen. I really appreciate it.
  7. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    That was 90 minutes, and I listened to some of it, but...
    It sounded like they were saying they would schedule another call to give an update?
  8. TennDave

    TennDave Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I listened to the whole thing. I sure hope that the "data" gets put out there...phase 2? Either way, it would be good to have the data and interpretation by professionals as to what the data really means.

    Looks like a completely new board- I hope they move forward!
  9. warlike36

    warlike36 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Alright...I listened to the whole thing. Absolutely sickening !! ALL that money and NOTHING !!! A bunch of BS and WOW..its like listening to a politician spinning one of there lies about spending 50,000 dollars on a toilet.
  10. Motivaper

    Motivaper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Is there any new news on this study?
  11. Motivaper

    Motivaper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    None? Nada? Zip? Zilch?
  12. warlike36

    warlike36 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Im sorry..but how is it possible that this thread has only 12 posts ? Seriously..........

    Yet there are threads with 100's of posts on whether watching porn is cheating or why is my juice not producing TH..WoW

    Or is it o.k. that these people basically flushed all that money down a toilet ? Are they not going to be held accountable ?

    And most importantly did we learn anything ?
  13. Motivaper

    Motivaper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I don't know all the details of the group behind the study yet but will go back and find out.

    I think that just as in life, many people aren't interested in politics, activism, science, testing, research, big business, etc., until something effects them personally. As long as most aren't feeling at risk of losing their right to vape, they're content to leave the politics to the politicians! We can't force people to be proactive, but the easier it can be made for people to become aware of the need for their assistance, and show them some ways to help, the bigger the difference we can make collectively.
  14. warlike36

    warlike36 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I agree...100%. It just REALLY bothers me..that GOOD HONEST people and vendors put up hard earned cash....only to be "taken for a ride."
  15. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Why should you make such an assumption?

    As far as I am aware, a second data collection run has been done, the raw data is therefore all in, and what remains is the necessary analysis by an air quality scientist. Actual publication of the study in a reputable journal is the ultimate goal, but the needed funds for that final stage, an immense amount of work, have not been obtained yet. To be clear, it was known at the outset that all the needed funding had not been collected yet, and the decision was to go ahead with data collection, with the goal and hope of continuing fundraising to obtain enough for publication of the study.
  16. Motivaper

    Motivaper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    For me, there is a concern about "who" I'm contributing to, not about the purpose of, or need for the study. It is a CRUCIAL study, and an accurate and honest outcome will be very important for us all to know. I doubt anyone was "taken for a ride" but I wonder if, in spite of all good intentions, the people who organized the study might have done so prematurely. If the outcome is unfavorable, the critics and the media will be all over it and it will be front page news. If the outcome is favorable, however, we will feel good about it, and might even say "told ya so", but, knowing the stance and power of governments and "anti" vaping/smoking crusaders, and the media, the question on my mind is HOW the organizers intend to handle, or create an information flow so it does maximum good?

    I know that I see and "feel" the benefits of an organization like CASAA on a daily basis. They're very visible and equally transparent about their business. NVC seems to be more loosely put together, and that concerns me that while they have the right motivation, they may or may not have the strength or ability. I applaud anyone who does something to promote awareness of the positive things we know so far about vaping, and I want to financially support the studies underway or needed, but I need to know more about "who" I'm giving money to.
  17. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    I have contributed a lot of money to CASAA, but only $100 to this IVAQS project.

    From what I have seen, the money I donated to CASAA is well spent.
    From what I have seen so far, money given to NVC is a crap shoot.

    I think there is an "internal" reason why NVC does not post here much, if at all.

    And for that I don't really blame them, unless they should be to blame.
    Because I really don't know the story very well.

    But the lack of information on this forum regarding what is happening with my money is disturbing.
    Although I kinda suspected that might be the case going in.

    It seems to me they are two different organizations with two different approaches.
    However, disorganization is not something I'm willing to support for long.
  18. warlike36

    warlike36 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Did you listen to this ? IVAQS Update 04/08 by kevbow | Blog Talk Radio All of it ? I did, and that is why I stated we/they were taken for a ride. I assumed..nothing.
  19. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes, you did assume. Wrongly.

    The second data collection run took place, after that admitted disaster of an "update" (yes, I heard it).

    There are a lot of people throwing around unfounded and wild accusations and rumors. While the initial speaking out on the first set of data without the benefit of a full understanding of what the raw numbers meant was a huge mistake, nobody has been "taken", and the study is yet to be finalized, as I wrote above (and yes, I donated too).
  20. JW50

    JW50 Super Member ECF Veteran

    I donated too and I am encouraged by your comments. The "first set of data" - what was the data. Not exact data - but what is being measured -what type of data was gathered? If you know. Do you have any knowledge or feel of when it is to be "finalized". Or a lead for where good information about the study might be found?
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