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  1. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    This is gong to be on our NPR station and noon today. I am supposed to be somewhere else at that time, but am going to try to rearrange my schedule. I also want to send an email this morning in case I can't.

    The show is available on demand through a link at the top of the page, and has a twitter feed, Facebook page, and email for comments, as well as a toll free number.

    I've got to go looking for links to email them now. Hopefully Jennifer Rooks will do some positive things rather than just the usual propaganda. We have the worst type of ANTZ here in Maine. They are also talking about the CDC when they advertise the program.
     
  2. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    I stayed home until the show was over. It started out as I expected, with the "featured guests" trying to avoid the topic of e-cigs completely. The host actually brought the subject up, and of course they gave the stock ANTZ answers. They were basically doing a commercial for the useless Maine Tobacco and Health toll free number.

    I got on as the first caller. I was very calm, and described my experiences with e-cigs, and when I just listened to the podcast, I don't think I did too bad of a job, especially considering I didn't have anything written in front of me, it was all off the top of my head, and I was on for quite a long time.

    The propaganda guests were pretty careful dancing around my call, but kept emphasizing how concerned they were that I was still using nicotine, and that this method only worked for me. Anyway, the next caller liked my call, and she was an ANTZ.

    I wish I could have interrupted and told the truth every time they spouted propaganda, but with most of the listening audience consisting of the worst kind of ANTZ, I had to be careful and act respectful of their opinions. It really irked me when they jept telling everyone to stick with the "proven successful" patches.

    At least I got a chance to give my opinion on a station that covers ME, NH, and parts of NB and NS Canada.
     
  3. sportrider

    sportrider Full Member

    May 28, 2013
    Vancouver WA
    Good for you stepping up and being active to our cause!
     
  4. Renolizzie

    Renolizzie Vaping Master ECF Veteran

  5. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    Darn, I meant to post a link so others could listen, but I forgot. It's here:

    Maine Calling
     
  6. Btsmokincat

    Btsmokincat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    Waterville ME
    Wish I had seen your post this morning! I would have listened and called in! :(
     
  7. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    I was stupid, I was so anxious to get an email to them, that I forgot to post a link. :(

    It's on the podcast though. It's after the first break, so it's a ways into the program.
     
  8. Btsmokincat

    Btsmokincat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    Waterville ME
    Awesome! listening now...
     
  9. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    When you get done, let me know if I did good!!!

    It wouldn't hurt to send an email, or FB or Twitter comment too. I'm going to email them again soon about doing more shows on the pros and cons of e-cigs. I will mention again in my next email, how worried we are about legislation against the only thing we have found to help.
     
  10. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    In the wilderness
    Listening now. Just heard you. I could hear a bit of nervousness in your voice but you did great.

    At the point I'm at now in the program they don't sound completely anti-vape but all 3 people seem misinformed. Maybe they will take a look at this forum since you told them about it.
     
  11. ScottP

    ScottP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
    Houston, TX
    The bought and paid for propaganda mercenaries will never come here to get informed...they don't want to be. The truth is not part of their agenda.
     
  12. Btsmokincat

    Btsmokincat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    Waterville ME
    You sounded great Kathi! I wish they had let you stay on for the rest of the show! I had to stop listening after you were on. (can't hear a thing over the darn kids!) I agree they kept pushing for the stupid "accepted NRT's, while at the same time thanking you and saying how great it is that you were able to quit. I'll listen to it all again tomorrow at work where it's quiet.

    I'll e-mail them too and suggest they contact CASAA or ACSH to get a scientific perspective on e-cigs.

    Anyone interested in reading a good article from ACSH: New study finds no health concerns in e-cig vapor | American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
     
  13. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA

    Thanks, yeah I was nervous!

    Actually, most of them are very anti-vape, but the title of the program had e-cigs in it, and the host and I both brought the subject up first.

    I listen to NPR because I don't have TV, and it's one of the few stations that has much of any news at all here. I am quite well known by the station manager for my frequent emails. :D

    This station has a lot of programs that are unbelievably liberal, but like they say, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
     
  14. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Posting so I remember to go listen after the kids are in bed.
     
  15. kathi17

    kathi17 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2013
    Stonington, ME, USA
    Thanks!

    I'll check that link out.

    I sent them a bunch of links as well. Some of them are on the CASAA site, and one is to the thread of success stories here on the forum. I hope we can get them to air more shows on vaping and its benefits.

    edit: I just read that link. It is very good. When I click on the categories over on the right hand side, there are a lot of other really good articles.
     
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