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Hello everyone! It's that time of week again, that time to do an awesome "SHOW AND TELL" of the books I have been given, from authors, from publishers, I bought, borrowed, or received somehow, the library, a yard sale, or some way this past week! I LOVE showing books off like this! This is one of MY favorite posts to write!!
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My NEW books I received this week are much further down, but first, I would like to discuss Vaping, also known as Electronic Cigarettes and the FDA's NEW deeming regulations that will WIPE THEM OUT! WE MAY HAVE "NO" FUTURE OF VAPING AT ALL. THE FDA HAS DECIDED TO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM OR TO SELL THEM OR TO MAKE NEW ONES, AND NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THEM TO QUIT SMOKING WHEN IT IS "PROVEN" THEY WORK AND ARE PROVEN 95% LESS HARMFUL THAN SMOKING TRADITIONAL TOBACCO CIGARETTES! THAT SAYS "EVERYTHING" RIGHT THERE! YES! YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY! 95% LESS HARMFUL THAN SMOKING TRADITIONAL TOBACCO CIGARETTES!!!
I WAS ABLE TO SAVE MY LIFE WITH ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AND I WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO HAVE THE SAME CHANCE I HAD! THIS IS WHY YOU WILL SEE ME ADVOCATING FOR VAPING, AND TO THOSE OF YOU IT BOTHERS, I AM SORRY - BUT THIS NEW INVENTION HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM, AND IT WORKS, AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO WIPE OFF TRADITIONAL TOBACCO CIGARETTES OFF OF THIS EARTH!!! DEATH BY CIGARETTES CAN NOW BE STOPPED! HOWEVER, Big Tobacco does NOT LIKE THIS!!! Government does NOT like this - why? HUGE LOSS OF $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! EVERYONE INTO TOBACCO IS NOW LOSING MONEY! IF THINGS GO AS EXPECTED WITH VAPING (ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES) THEN THE RISK OF TOBACCO "ALMOST" GOING AWAY IS WITHIN REACH!!! THIS MEANS SAVING ONE BILLION LIVES THIS CENTURY!!! HOW, HOW, HOW CAN YOU SAY "NO" TO THIS?
THANK YOU, IF YOU HELP SUPPORT US OR NOT, EITHER WAY! JUST BY READING THIS, YOU ARE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THERE IS A WAY TO SAVE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, AND I WILL GET TO THAT NEXT, BUT IT TAKES "YOU" TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESS PEOPLE AND ASK THEM TO VOTE "YES" FOR BILL HR2058! MOST REPUBLICANS 'ARE' SIGNING THIS BILL - NOT "ONE" DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS PERSON HAS SIGNED THIS BILL! WE CANNOT GET ANSWERS AS TO WHY THEY WON'T SIGN IT????? WE ARE CLUELESS!!!! IT'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE TWO GROUPS PLAYING 'STAND-OFF'! ENOUGH ALREADY, I SAY! GROW UP DEMOCRAT CONGRESS PEOPLE! NOW YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE'S LIVES NOW! IT'S NOT FUNNY! IT'S NOT A GAME!!!! THEY ALL JUST LOST MY VOTE!!!
We need YOUR Congress people to help support Bill HR2058!!! Further down there is a LINK to CASAA.org that helps you ask your Congress people to support Bill HR2058 without ANY effort on your behalf, aside from filling out a form! Its SO simple! Go there NOW and fill it out! ALL of those organizations that are shown on that photo are EXCELLENT! The one called "NOTBLOWINGSMOKE.org" is EXCELLENT for articles that are scientific in nature! Check it out!! Thank you from current people who are trying to quit smoking and for the upcoming smokers who will want to quit but WON'T BE ABLE TO!
You may or may not know that I am an advocate FOR electronic cigarettes, and I am telling you this because many of you who also follow me on Twitter or other various social media outlets may see me posting a LOT of things about it lately. It IS near and dear to me because I WAS a smoker for over 30 YEARS! Yes, I started in my EARLY teens by stealing cigarettes out of my mother's packs, but hey, there were 20 in a pack, she wouldn't miss a few! Yes, SADLY that is what I did and my reasoning for it so I could look "cool"! Other girls would look up to me because I smoked! NOT after you are SO addicted to them you can't live without them, and that WAS who I became. NOTHING on the market to help smoker's quit worked, and I had a HORRID REACTION TO CHANTIX! They talk about people wanting to commit suicide on that medication, they are RIGHT! I never attempted it, thank God, but I had it ALL planned out! THAT WAS THE SCARY PART! I IMMEDIATELY QUIT THAT DRUG after I realized what I was doing! I later did learn I was right, that it was truly the medication. I would NOT suggest ANYONE take that NASTY DRUG!!!
So then I was stuck, and like my Grandmother had always said, I also agreed with her. I would smoke and continue to smoke until I hit my grave. Unbelievable, smoking did NOT get her! She lived until the age of 72 without ANY side effects of smoking! Unbelievable because here I was using an asthma inhaler and a breathing machine 4X per day! I wheezed so bad it sounded awful! My Grandfather quit, but not before the damage to him was extremely permanent and took his life. He had an Aortic Aneurysm, the huge vein in your stomach. He was looking at death in it's face as he took the ambulance ride down to a Detroit hospital to have surgery (it had already exploded and he was bleeding internally) but the odds that he would survive that surgery were ONLY 5%! He KNEW he was going to die right then and there! THAT made a difference to me! As SOON as I heard about electronic cigarettes I started using them ASAP! I started using them on January 12, 2012, so it's been 4-1/2 years now that I have been SMOKE FREE!!! Thank God for that!!! They DO WORK!!! I was a DIEHARD SMOKER, TOO! If they worked for ME, then they can work for ANYONE!!
The FDA had now put out their deeming regulations, which is what I am fighting! They essentially are going to TAKE AWAY ANY AND ALL ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AS WE HAVE THEM TODAY!! THIS IS WRONG! DID I GET TO TELL THEM MY STORY FACE TO FACE? NO!!!!! I have emailed my story of SUCCESS to them, but HOW do I know if they are going to take the time to read it? They are NOT!!! It starts with our Congress people. We could REALLY use your help! If you could PLEASE go to CASAA.org to learn MORE about CONSUMER'S INFORMATION AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP VAPING (vaping is the act of using electronic cigarettes, in case you wondered!) AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC! Otherwise, the way the FDA has it written up NOW in their Bill is they have practically handed the complete industry over to Big Tobacco who will ONLY SNUFF IT OUT - COMPLETELY!
Each and EVERY PART of an electronic cigarette will have to be okayed by the FDA. Companies will have to submit their plans to make electronic cigarettes and pay MILLIONS OF DOLLARS to have them approved. If, after it has been on the market and the company needs to change out a washer because the device is leaking in an area, the company will have to resubmit NEW plans and AGAIN PAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HAVE THE DEVICE RE-APPROVED! THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!
This is ALL because EVERYONE WHO IS ANYONE THAT MAKES "ANY MONEY" AS IT RELATES TO THE TRADITIONAL COMBUSTIBLE TOBACCO CIGARETTE, THEY ARE LOSING TONS OF MONEY RIGHT NOW AS I WRITE THIS, AND THEY DON'T LIKE IT!
The Government OR even your own DOCTOR should admit that ANYONE TELLING YOU TO QUIT SMOKING REALLY DOESN'T CARE IF YOU DO OR YOU DON'T, IN FACT, THEY WOULD PREFER YOU DON'T! IT'S JUST SOMETHING THEY LEGALLY HAVE TO SAY and "ACT" concerned about!
IT IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN ABOUT THE "HEALTH" OF THE AMERICAN CITIZEN OR THE LIVES OF ANY OTHER PEOPLE IN ANY COUNTRY, BUT ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY ANYONE WHO HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH TOBACCO CAN MAKE OFF OF THOSE OF US WHO SMOKE TOBACCO CIGARETTES! HOW MUCH TAX CAN THEY ADD ONTO EACH PACK? HOW MUCH CAN THEY MAKE THE "LOOK" AND "ACT" OF SMOKING APPEALING TO PEOPLE SO THEY CAN MAKE MORE AND MORE AND MORE MONEY!!! THAT IS THE ENTIRE GOAL - TO MAKE MONEY!!! IF "ANYTHING" GETS IN THE WAY OF ANYONE MAKING MONEY FROM TOBACCO CIGARETTES - AND THAT IS THE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE - THEN IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN AWAY, BANNED!!!! REMOVE IT, TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET, DON'T ALLOW ANYONE ACCESS TO IT!!! WE WANT OUR $$$$$$$$$$$$$ AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP IT COMING IN!!!
I could explain so MUCH MORE about that, but I won't. I think you get the idea. THIS IS WRONG!!! I PUT MY FOOT DOWN AND SAY NO MORE!!! MY OWN PHYSICIAN WAS AGAINST MY USE OF VAPING TO QUIT SMOKING!!! AND I ENDED UP QUITTING!!!! HE TRIED TO BULLY ME INTO NOT USING THESE, TO USE MORE PRESCRIBED MEDICATION THAT HE GETS A KICK-BACK OF MONEY FROM, A PERCENTAGE ANY MEDICATION HE WRITES PRESCRIPTIONS FOR IF I WERE TO BUY ANY OF THE MEDICATION HE WRITES PRESCRIPTIONS FOR! NO! NO! NO! ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES WORK, AND I DON'T CARE WHAT DOCTOR TELLS ME BECAUSE I AM NO LONGER A SMOKER THANKS TO ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES!
So it is a fight right now - us and them! For the sake of FUTURE SMOKERS, THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO VAPE TO QUIT SMOKING!!! THEY CANNOT AS OF AUGUST.
If you don't mind helping to save the lives of a BILLION PEOPLE THIS CENTURY, then PLEASE go to CASAA.org and follow their SIMPLE directions on how to ask your congress person or people to VOTE YES FOR HR2058! THANK YOU!!!!
ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT I WROTE - PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW! I WILL TRY TO HELP ANSWER THEM!
THE FUN PART!!!! Here are the AMAZING books I got for review this week!!! (Actually, these are ALL from the Buzz Books 2016 Fall/Winter book! I reviewed this book a week or two ago - you can check my Archives! (Ooo! Maybe it was last month, even? WOW!!!) I LOVE that book because we get to read a few chapters of each book! ALL 3 of these books sound REALLY GREAT! After reading the chapters given, most always (except for the occasional book will NOT allow us to request it! BUMMER!!!) we are able to request the books directly from NetGalley! I LOVE that, and you will, too!
Gridley Girls by Meredith First - NEW RELEASE due out on June 21st, 2016
Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra - NEW RELEASE DUE OUT 9-20-16!
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff - due out on January 31st, 2017 (which is most likely why there is not a cover yet!) We have a LONG wait! Excellent book so far, though! A woman and her friends find out she looks EXACTLY like another woman who was kidnapped when she was in her mid-teenage years, and now, almost a decade later, she is still missing. The news station that did the piece on this kidnapped woman showed a photo of what the woman would look like today. This girl in this book and her friends were STUMPED! This girl looked EXACTLY like her! Flash forward a few months, and this woman finds herself in trouble and in the police station being questioned for shoplifting. Her answer: I am the girl who was kidnapped years ago.
WHOA!!!!!!! I MUST READ THAT BOOK!!!
Thank you SO MUCH for reading my LONG post today! I really appreciate it!!! As do the smokers of today who WANT to quit tomorrow and want to be SURE ALL electronic cigarettes and their parts, right down to O-rings so tanks don't leak ARE available to them! THANK YOU, AGAIN, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!
With sincere heart-felt thanks,