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Oustanding article from Kiplinger.com - NEEDS DIGGING NOW!!

Discussion in 'Legislation News' started by DC2, Aug 15, 2009.

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  1. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
  2. Scaralouche

    Scaralouche Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2009
    Issaquah, WA
    "Dr. Bruce Campbell, a cancer specialist at the Medical College of Froedtert in Wisconsin, even encourages the use of e-cigarettes if it helps smokers stop smoking. "Any time we can get people to cut down on smoking," he says, "it's a good thing!"

    i would love to have Bruce Campbell for a doctor!! as long as he doesnt check my prostate with that chainsaw hand thingy...


    but i also noticed at the end of the article, there was this:

    "E cigarette - Ecigarettesnational.com is your one stop source for e-cigarette related products. Visit http://www.ecigarettesnational.com"

    does that mean it isnt REALLY an article?
     
  3. malyden

    malyden Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2008
    OH
  4. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Heck if I know, but the content is outstanding.
    It was posted at Kiplingers.com, so I'm not sure what to make of this now.

    But regardless, it is, again, outstanding content at a very reputable media outlet.
     
  5. yknotagain

    yknotagain Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 16, 2009
    Kenosha, WI
    Dugg. Don't forget to add a comment - helps put it in a better position.
     
  6. nojoyet

    nojoyet Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dugg and commented.
     
  7. SudokuGal

    SudokuGal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    USA-Florida
    Ditto -- dugg and commented.
     
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
    dugg, commented as well.

    Had to create an account to do this, guess I'm not to old to learn sumpthin new..
     
  9. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member

    OK - I'm not sure if digging this is really that helpful - although i do agree with the content.

    I'd suggest we save our diggs for the really important articles written in major outlets rather than press releases.
     
  10. SSRob

    SSRob Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2009
    Oklahoma! USA
    OK. Flame me if you wish, but I'm going to excersise my opinion here.

    This guy is writing 'articles' about e-Cigarettes. Good articles at that. He's also advertising his business, which I might point out sells blank refill cartridges for $6.99 for a pack of five and prefilled for $9.80 for a pack of five.

    His 'Penstyle' e-cigarette is $74.99 and "Each cartridge is the equivalent to 20 cigarettes."

    You guys are "digging" the article so to speak and simply boosting his advertising power when he's clearly ripping people off much like SE that has been all but deemed a devil here. Are these not the type of people you guys are against?

    I'm sorry but consumers just really confuse me sometimes. It's like the person that will drive 25 miles to buy gas that is .04 cents cheaper per gallon than their local gas station.
     
  11. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Yeah, I didn't notice it was a press release last night, due to beer issues.
    It is unfortunate that it has a link at the bottom for an electronic cigarette seller.

    But it is still very clear, concise, and to the point.
    And it is exactly what I would hope for the American public to read.

    And I may be a bit naive, but I thought Kiplinger's was a pretty highly respected place.
    Of course, I don't understand all the ins and outs of the interwebathons.
    Just seemed like a good place for smart people to read it.

    Of course, being smart and all, they might also notice that essentially it is an advertisement.
     
  12. let_there_be_vaping

    let_there_be_vaping Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
    Dugg.

    I hope this gets to first page too!
     
  13. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Moderators, if you feel so inclined you are welcome to change the Title of this thread to something like: "Outstanding press release on Kiplingers.com" and drop the NEEDS DIGGING NOW part.

    I'd still like to see it Dugg, but being that it is essentially an advertisement I am not so sure now.
     
  14. SSRob

    SSRob Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2009
    Oklahoma! USA
    I apologize if I come across angry. I am not. I just hate seeing people duped by sneaky advertising. If you notice at the top of the story it was submitted to Kiplingers by 24-7 Press Release Newswire. This is a company that you or I can pay to submit a "press release" to media outlets.
     
  15. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2009
    Willamette Valley, PNW
    No need for apology. Valuable lesson pointed out to those of us that missed the advertisement aspect. We'll just be a bit more observant next time out!

    Thanks for keepin' us on our toes!
     
  16. Mr_Slippery

    Mr_Slippery Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 9, 2009
    Bruce Cambell vs ASHe = Grab your boomsticks!
    [​IMG]


    On topic, i agree on not digging this. If folks are like me, they will view "advertorials" with a skeptical eye.
     
  17. bizzyb0t

    bizzyb0t Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Denver CO, USA
    Digging an advertorial is a bad idea, imho. Good call SSRob.

    We need more "unbiased" reports and articles, not crap from someone with a vested interest.
     
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