Obamaphone Facts

Here are the facts regarding Obamaphone.

    1. "Obamaphone" is actually called the "Lifeline" program.

    2. Obama did not institute the program. Ronald Reagan did in the 1980's.

    3. Contrary to the misinformation out there, Obamaphone IS subsidized by the taxpayers (at a state level).

    4. Lifeline subscribers are only allowed 1 phone per household.

    5. Lifeline covers both cell phone and landline phones.

    6. In order to be eligible for Lifeline, you must have already been approved for one or more of US Government welfare programs.

    7. The program started in Tennessee in 2008 and rapidly spread to all states in America.

    8. In order to qualify, you income as an individual must be under $14,000 a year or $30,000 a year as a family.

    9. Researchers believe that around 35% of the US population is eligible for the Lifeline program.

    10. The phones that are given out "free" are useless pieces of junk and each person is only allotted 60 minutes of talk time every month. Hardly enough for the average American to get by on a month-to-month basis.

  • All e-cigarette models are made of the same products.

    FALSE. There is still a difference between the different models of electronic cigarettes but the products are generally better than in 2007 and 2008. This is from early 2009 that electronic cigarettes have markedly improved although V2 ecigs have been leading the industry with innovation and style since. Disposable electronic cigarettes are mostly avoided in favor of reusable ones. Policies are being developed that stress the urgent need to create quality standards to avoid pollutants, including carcinogens and to make the labeling precisely match the content.

    When you’re pregnant, is it better to use an electronic cigarette?

    FALSE. The doctor will not recommend to pregnant women smoking even if it is an electronic cigarette. But if a patient smokes a pack a day and wants to switch to electronic cigarette, we make the warning. We have no early data from pregnant women and the electronic cigarette, and you can exclude 100% that they are responsible for unknown disorders in babies. But on the other hand it is probably better for pregnant women to vape rather than smoke. The problem is to deal with tweezers: it is indeed up to them to make the decision and manage the risk, but the ideal thing is always to take nothing.

    The electronic cigarette allows the smoker to have a better complexion and more beautiful skin.
    TRUE. V2 e-cigarettes do not contain or produce carbon monoxide which creates a suffocation of the skin, nor particles that make it gray. For heavy smokers switching to V2 electronic cigarette coupon codes eliminates gray complexion in weeks.

    The V2 electronic cigarette will soon be sold in pharmacies as a nicotine substitute.
    FALSE. In the absence of authorization, the V2 electronic cigarette cannot be sold in pharmacies. If the V2 e-cigarette is one day considered a nicotine substitute for stopping smoking, as we think it has the potential to, it would require a marketing authorization. There are four ongoing trials in the world, we’ll know more soon. For sure though, smoking the electronic cigarette is a lesser evil.

    It is not recommended to vape while continuing to smoke cigarettes

    FALSE. There is no special requirement. What we recommend more or less clearly to smokers who start vaping is to minimize or even stop smoking. All that leaves the real tobacco is a good thing! What is worrying is the takeover of electronic cigarette companies by tobacco manufacturers. Reynolds Tobacco Company has made it clear in 2012 that it acquired an electronic cigarette brand (note: the brand Niconovum) to gain new consumers. (Note: Marlboro has also launched its own brand of e-cigarettes Altria). They want to make people dependent on nicotine.

    The report by the OFT that you coordinated in May declared harmless electronic cigarettes compared to tobacco. It is still relevant? TRUE. The electronic cigarette is much less harmful than tobacco. Taking nothing is always advisable, but smoking the electronic cigarette is a lesser evil. V2 ecigs are a way towards quitting smoking for good.