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Why do people vape? Why is it important the products remain accessible and affordable? Are flavors important? This thread explores what people have to say about these products.
#WVD22 #WVD2022
#WorldVapeDay #WorldVapeDay22
#THRworks
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#WVD22
A collection of over 13,000 testimonials collected by @CASAAmedia. So many stories of people who have successfully quit smoking! (Scroll down their page to read them)
casaa.org/_testimonials/
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🧵👩‍⚖️Alright, we're starting the Colorado House Health & Insurance hearing.
Chairwoman expecting the 2nd bill (flavor ban) to run at least four hours...
2/First bill is on acupuncture
3/This bill has only 4 witnesses signed up for testimony, & 1 is in person - I hope that doesn't set a precedent...
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I think I found a topic for my (almost) daily thread. I hope @kozil9 will join in on the conversation, because he does support THR. (Warning Jared, I'm one of those "long winded" people!)
Jared and I start with #CommonGround because we both believe in having products available to adults who smoke that will help them reduce the harm from smoking. I think post of the people reading this thread will also have this in common with us. 2/
When I read Jared's thread, I heard frustration. Why is he frustrated? I read some of his tweets and replies. AH HA!! It didn't take long to find my answer. In the THR world, there is a difference of opinion on what defines #TobaccoHarmReduction.

That's a problem.
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1/For the record, the PMTA wasn't just vape companies scrambling to put in the paperwork. Two women - @Charowen2010 & @amandawheeler32 have been working for over a year now to get PMTAs through...
vaporvoice.net/2020/12/28/pmt…
2/The PMTA Facebook group helped over 200 small businesses submit more than 1 million product applications.
3/I've seen the testimonials. I helped some of those businesses. I've seen the recipes and manufacturing standards and business practices
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1) Just a reminder @WHO @FCTCofficial that the roof you live under is held up by pillars YOU are responsible to uphold.

If you ignore one it could bring the whole thing down.

Failing to acknowledge Article 1(d) and #harmreduction #tobaccoharmreduction is a failure of ideology.
2) That failure is not only apparent after the invention of #vape #vaping technologies but has been glaring at you and everyone that has been watching since 2006.

"The Fourth Pillar of the FCTC: Harm Reduction and the International Human Right to Health"

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
3) Your roof is falling down on your head.

You fail to ask the question, "Why do people use nicotine?"

Instead you dehumanize them. Demonize them. You "other" them.

Why are 70% of cigarettes smoked, smoked by the #neurodiverse?

Why do you attack #safernicotine options?
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It's not that the ongoing battle between #tobaccoharmreduction and #tobaccocontrol has taught me this, but it shows how easy it is to claim the moral high ground, act disingenuously, and then point fingers at the people they're stigmatizing. Hypocrisy is all too easy. /1
For sure, we should turn the mirror on ourselves as well, because, as I said, hypocrisy is easy. #thr is a balancing act between the ethical and the pragmatic. By advocating for it and selling vaping products and things like #kratom, I have to be open about risks. /2
At face value, that's not hard. Tell the truth. Embrace the consequences. But the consequences aren't just to me. I don't want to lose a sale but more importantly (for me), I don't want customers to keep choosing the devil they know (cigarettes, opioid painkillers, etc.). /3
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On behalf of KAC, the #GSTHR's @GerryStimson gave evidence to the UK @AppgVaping's inquiry into the #FCTC in Feb - see yday's Daily Express featuring @MarkPawsey MP:

express.co.uk/news/uk/142803…

A summary of Prof. Stimson's points can be found here and ⬇️:

kachange.eu/uk-appg-vaping…
Professor Stimson:
"The UK is a world leader in #tobaccoharmreduction – expertise, governmental and institutional support, the data, and evidence that access to safer #nicotine products speeds up the switch away from #smoking."

kachange.eu/uk-appg-vaping…
Professor Stimson:
"The UK’s experience with #THR is being systematically ignored or worse, derided behind the scenes by the
@WHO and #FCTC process, instead of being highlighted as a best practice. Why is this?"
kachange.eu/uk-appg-vaping…
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In the last week we've seen CTFK's #TakeDownTobacco and PAVe's #ClearTheVapor. Lot's of conflating of smoking and vaping along with vaping nicotine and tons of other things (Pot, vitamins, etc.). Tons of support for flavor bans. As time permits, this will turn into a thread.
Years ago, all flavors in combustible cigarettes were banned, except menthol. Why did that happen? Who helped big tobacco keep menthol cigarettes?

web.archive.org/web/2011121107… Image
Why is it that Matt Myers of CTFK would sit down to find common ground with #BigTobacco to negotiate tobacco regulations, but he makes no effort to work with #TobaccoHarmReduction?

rollcall.com/2004/10/04/how…
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@SimonChapman6criticizes #vape advocate for mentioning success, not failure. What's the failure rate of #ColdTurkey, Simon? Not heard you mention that..
#AusTHRInquiry2020 #PH2
@SimonChapman6 criticizes #vape advocate for mentioning success, not failure. What's the failure rate of #ColdTurkey, Simon? Not heard you mention that..
#AusTHRInquiry2020 #PH2
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Fascinating (but not surprising) that MOST #ANTZ call out from their ECHO (Echo echo) chambers claiming to know what ALL #vape 'fans' think. So here's a tweet thread from a persons who #vapes and is a fan of #TobaccoHarmReduction, to clarify what ONE person in that group thinks.. Image
I'm completely in favor of 'phasing out' combustible #cigarettes. #THR products like #vape, #snus & #HTP could do that in a decade or so if the moron #ANTZ (like Ruth) had not demonized #nicotine & currently .. 'fight' against alternative nicotine products.
But when an #ANTZ says 'phasing out', my auto-correct inserts 'prohibition', and I definitely don't support that. It is a #HumanRight for people to choose to consume drugs, and the role of (ACTUAL) #PublicHealth ppl should be to encourage them to do so in the safest way possible.
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Thread: I am seeing a disturbing trend on the college campus I work on: young people smoking cigarettes. Now, the realist in me says that these young people are experimenting, especially since they are so far removed from parent’s oversight. But why with cigarettes? We have so
Much evidence that cigarettes are harmful to your health. The students I see smoking surely aren’t of age to smoke, especially as college freshmen, with the age being 21. I know older students aren’t straw purchasing them for the younger students, as I witnessed a group of
Freshmen boys go into a c-store and come out with a pack or Marlboro reds; the oldest boy couldn’t have been over 19, which is 2 years below the legal age for tobacco usage in NYS, and nationwide. It’s obvious they were able to get a fake ID good enough to fool the poor clerk
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"A rational approach to #eCigarettes - challenging ERS policy on #TobaccoHarmReduction."
John Britton, Jacob George, .@LindaBauld, .@LeicesterLungs / Sanjay Agrawal, John Moxham, .@DeborahArnott, Ann McNeill, Nicholas Hopkinson
#EuropenRespiratoryJournal
erj.ersjournals.com/content/early/… Key messages for a rational approach to vaping and e-cigarettes
1) People #smoke #tobacco because of #nicotine addiction, but the major harms come not from the nicotine but from toxic substances in the smoke.
2) #Pharmacotherapy (e.g. dual #NRT or #varenicline) combined with psychological support should be made available to all #smokers to help them to quit and should be considered as the first line approach.
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Following a long line of articles from #TobaccoControl types who completely fail to 'get' #TobaccoHarmReduction, @LauraRossouw chimes in to prove she can misunderstand it up with the 'best'.
So let's look at a brief overview of the article..
Firstly, the title itself. Not only do #THR advocates support (sensible) regulation on #eCigarettes / #vaping, but there are, in most countries, a variety of legacy consumer protections that apply to them (e.g. standards for electrical goods or standards for labeling poisons).
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This opinion piece by a few Ozzies is so full of contorted thinking & debunked logic it is worthy of a @Clive_Bates 13K word smack-down, but I expect he's busy on other things so I'll post some brief points.
@KielanMcalinden, S. Sohal, @sharmalabonline
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
"Maternal smoking and intrauterine exposure to tobacco smoke and nicotine have been linked.."
Nicely snuck #nicotine in there. Onya!
If U don't understand that CO and tar are largest source of harm from #tobacco #SMOKE then perhaps U should stay in the shallow end of the pool.
"These devices still deliver nicotine .."
You say that like it's a bad thing.
The evidence to support that needs to be balanced by evidence of healthful effects re Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, Dementia, ADHD, Schizophrenia..
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