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A documentary to find the truth about e-cigarettes.
A documentary to find the truth about e-cigarettes.
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Governments around the world are planning to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical products but normal cigarettes will remain freely available.  Millions of people worldwide believe they are being ignored by the people elected to listen. 

The government believes e-cigs are dangerous, and need to be controlled by either large pharmaceutical or big tobacco companies.  There is conflicting research about the safety of these products.

Trending on Twitter (#EUecigBAN) - the vapers are using the web to make their voice heard - but are the politicians listening, and can a group of people make a difference?  With webcams locked and loaded - they certainly are trying...

The "Smoke without Fire" documentary project will create a series of short films that explore both sides of this fascinating phenomena called VAPING...

"This has the potential to be 'Super-size Me' for smokers..."
Simon Davies
- Series Producer, BBC.

With your support, we plan to create a groundbreaking series that explores this vaping community, their legal and health battles, research, the ethical and political debates.  We will also conduct interviews with the leading lights in pharmaceutical industries, health charities and multinational tobacco giants.

Who is doing this?

Hi, I’m Andy Sutton and I work in TV and have done for the last 15 years. I have made and edited documentaries, commercials, promo’s and programmes that have won awards and are being shown around the world and one was recently nominated for a TV BAFTA.  I now own and operate Sutton Multimedia Services Ltd.

Why do we need your money?

Each minute of a regional TV show costs about £2,000 to produce (from script to your TV).  The majority of our crew won’t be taking a wage - so we are able to produce a minute of finished video for £500.

The money will enable us to hit the road - and start covering this story from the ground up - and if we exceed our goal of £10,000 we can do much more - and travel further afield to explore the history of the e-cigarette.

This project has an accountant already assigned to it to ensure fair dealing and the SWOF accounts will be published.  Every penny raised by this Kickstarter will enable us to film well known celebrities who use e-cigs , document vaping events, interview vendors and meet with industry organisations, politicians and experts within the media, scientific and medical research.

The money also helps with the more mundane aspects of TV & film making like insurance, legal advice, music and archive footage license fees.

Okay - how can I help?

To do this right - we need your help - and we’ve put together a few great “perks” to not only thank you for your contribution. Stickers, T-shirts, DVD’s - and a whole lot more! Get stuck in!

This is important!

We're only allowed to keep your donation if we meet our goal. It’s all or nothing. So if you believe in this idea enough to support it, please, please, please take another moment to post about it. If you think it is important enough to mention, your friends will take the time to take a look.

Risks and challenges

As with any documentary project - the unexpected can and will happen. With your help we will have resources to overcome logistical challenges, technical failures and travel chaos.

The money will enable us to approach well known media professionals - and produce an end product that will be of broadcast quality, high impact and slick.

Making TV and film projects is a legal, logistical and financial minefield - but prepared, we can stick a flag in any problem and dance around them like a happy lamb.

At the moment, if we secure an interview with a celebrity, politician or scientist - SMS Ltd. would be financially pushed. Your help means that we can get what we need to make this film.

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    DRIP TIPPER - A massive thank you for your help in funding this project. Share your experience on twitter, Facebook and YouTube! You'll get s special shout out!

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    STARTER KIT - You'll get a massive twitter bomb style SHOUT OUT, and a mention on our FACEBOOK PAGE! Big thanks!

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    EGO BOOSTER - As well as a Twitter shout out, mention on FB page - you'll be invited to hang out with the team at a Vape Meet (in the UK, travel not included). You'll get a digital photo album of the crew hard at work, vaping and meeting people. You'll also get a digital download of ALL THE FINISHED MEDIA - with an on-screen credit!

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    EGO KIT - You get all of the above, plus a T-shirt and a DVD of all the edited media generated for the project... You will also get a CREDIT in the SPECIAL THANKS section too!

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    MOD MASTER - As well as all of the above - you get a EUecigBAN themed MUG - PRODUCER CREDIT and a warm fuzzy feeling that you are helping every e-cig user in the EU and worldwide.

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    THROAT HIT - All of the above plus a personalised video message from members of the crew. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit and a special DVD box set.

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    GREAT TASTE - All of the above but Andy will hand deliver (UK only) your DVD box set and take you out for dinner. You will also have made this film project possible.

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    KICK STARTER - All of the above, plus after the meal Andy will do a live VTTV show from your house or premises. (UK only & must have broadband internet). Executive producer credit too!

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