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The “Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids” was set up by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1995, (the largest shareholder in Johnson & Johnson – who make “cessation” products). They don’t accept money from tobacco, but as long as smoking continues, (like “ lower nicotine” cigarettes) there is an abundance of children coming on to the smoking market for their “product(s)”.

“Matt Myers engaged in negotiations with Philip Morris circa 1997 to determine terms of a Master Settlement Agreement, and again negotiated with PM in 2004 to create legislation to allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco.”

It (the Master Settlement Agreement) looked good on paper. Before the ink was dry, The Master Settlement agreement had tobacco companies signing up to “pay” the government. Well, smokers (like you & I) paid, tobacco companies collected, and the government took the money.

While the public is under the impression of an “upstanding” non-profit organization trying to help “children”, they are as powerful a political force in changing, adjusting and manipulation of public opinion and legislation and the outcome(s) as the politicians who DO their bidding. They can say and do, evidently, anything they like.

There is more to this “Juul” story than we can see. The company was “asked” for documents. They are for raising the age of purchase of their product and tobacco to 21. It makes me curious why a company would do that willingly, voluntarily, without a court order. Is this smoke and mirrors?

Friendly fire for something I don’t see – yet? Are they for sale? Is this a setup to become a tobacco company purchase? Is their “closed system” product one that can go “over the counter” as FDA director Gottlieb suggested last week, and is at an advantage to make people like CTFK happy?

Inspired again by a “Cranky Old Broad”, ( SKIP!) to go on an excursion of sorts, I went back just over a month – due to the thought of CTFK being “off” on the weekends just to see how many tweets there actually were about the “Juul” product, and how they were portrayed to the public by CTFK…and “the children™” they allegedly are helping.

Now, if you’re under the impression this organization is geared towards kids, I’ll let you make your judgement on the impressions you see below. Like manipulation of the public perception every time they use any variation of “ Think of the children™”.

Two teens from New York made this video about the youth #Juuling epidemic. It features candid interviews with young people about why they started using e-cigarettes and why it’s so hard for them to stop. It’s powerful and eye-opening. Watch: https://t.co/Y802OD9awy

How addictive are Juul e-cigs? “After about a week, you feel like you need to puff on the Juul. To some people it is like a baby pacifier, and they freak out when it’s not near.” @FDATobacco must continue its efforts to protect kids. https://t.co/LLczr1NQFp

The rapid rise in youth use of Juul e-cigarettes threatens to addict a new generation and set back progress in reducing youth tobacco use. Today, we join 5 other #publichealth and medical groups in calling on @FDATobacco to take strong, immediate action. https://t.co/6sEmHLxvVe pic.twitter.com/vqHheznvLe

Some claim concerns about youth use of #Juul e-cigs is an "orchestrated" panic. It’s not. Just ask media and educators reporting widespread use of Juul in schools. The problem is serious and real. What’s orchestrated is the effort to downplay it. @FDATobacco must protect kids.

A collection of tobacco ads at the @Smithsonian shows how tobacco #marketing has targeted kids and deceived the public for decades. Unfortunately, e-cigarette manufacturers are using similar tactics today. https://t.co/6DMCbeEyHh #Smithsonian

. @nytimes highlights the rampant popularity of Juul and other e-cigarettes among teens. Juul looks like a flash drive, comes in sweet flavors and gives a strong hit of nicotine. @US_FDA should investigate and take action to protect kids. https://t.co/ri81KFh0od

25. If you know, you should be talking to your child, but read this because – well, you should know this first. (Note the “inside middle schools” part, where teachers and administrators- those in charge – just can’tcontrol middle school students, evidently….)

I’ve also sent an additional letter to the @US_FDA urging the agency to take action on companies like JUUL and its products. Waiting until 2022 to review kid-appealing e-cigarette and cigar flavorings is a mistake that will cost our country’s youth dearly.

I’ve sent a letter to @JUULvapor with concerns about its products & marketing to kids. The JUUL e-cigarette – which comes in fruit and candy flavors – is popular among middle school & high school students. This company is hooking another generation of young people on nicotine. pic.twitter.com/UO2IMjMsIz

"Don’t be fooled by the tobacco industry and their hired guns, who only want your money at the expense of your health." – @JohnMaaMD on why #SanFrancisco voters must uphold the city’s law ending the sale of candy-flavored tobacco: https://t.co/G7FQfx3odC #SFKidsVsBigTobacco