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Falsche Politik tötet Menschen! Wenn statt nüchterner Wissenschaft Ideologie und vermeintlich "Gesunder Menschenverstand ™" die #Gesundheitspolitik dominiert sterben Menschen, unter Umständen sehr viele. 1/N Helmut Schmidt zündet sich eine Zigarette an
Das gilt nicht nur in der #Corona-#Pandemie sondern auch für andere Felder der #publichealth.
Vor 3 Tagen ist ein von der #Groko unter Federführung von @OlafScholz entstandenes Gesetz in Kraft getreten das ohne Zweifel Hunderttausenden längerfristig das Leben kosten wird 2/N Christian Lindner und Armin Laschet rauchen... im Hintergrun
Das @BMF_Bund hatte sich letztes Jahr eine Novelle des #TabakSteuergesetz|es von der #Tabaklobby diktieren lassen und hat es dann kurz vor Ende der Legislaturperiode durch den Bundestag geprügelt. Herausgekommen ist dabei eine riesige Scheiße. 3/N Christian Lindner raucht Zigarre
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Researchers at the University of South Carolina have been looking at Twitter again and decided harm reduction advocates are Big Tobacco shills or automated bots.
By @_Dave_Cross_ via @PVapes
Att: @UofSC
1/ (a thread ⬇️)…
The abstract of this paper reports that "Nearly 42% of tweets showed a bot score greater than .43" and does so immediately following a sentence referring to 'pro-MRTP'(1) tweets.
1) Modified Risk Tobacco Product

While not explicitly stating these 'high bot rating' accounts are #BigTobacco shills, putting that note immediately after a sentence referring to the Pro-MRTP accounts would lead most readers to assume that those were the accounts with the high bot rating.

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NEW: Together with 12 partners, we reveal how #ChinaTobacco 🇨🇳 — the world’s largest tobacco company — has flooded black markets worldwide 🚬

Ethically dubious and, in some cases, outright illegal practices are often involved — especially smuggling.…
What is China Tobacco?

It’s a Chinese state-owned conglomerate that produces 44% of the world’s cigarettes. Most are smoked domestically, but int’l sales have surged since it jumped on China’s Belt and Road Initiative in 2015.

Read this FAQ for more:…
Since China Tobacco went global, its brands — like Regina or Marble — have popped up around the world, including in countries where it's illegal to sell them.

The cigarettes are often made in factories outside of China with tobacco sourced from farms abroad as well.
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People in #TobaccoControl often chant a mantra to the effect "#ThinkOfTheChildren!"
Of course, children should be considered, & protected, but why not focus on the harm facing adult smokers? If they can #QuitSmoking by 40 years old (some say 35), they can avoid any serious health implications.
Well, I've thought (probably too) much on this, and suspect these folks all hold the same beliefs:
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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?… 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?…
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"Exposed: The Strategies Big Alcohol Deploys to Interfere in WHO Alcohol Policy Consultation"…

@maikduennbier & @shehara_cooray analyzed 16 submissions of Big Alcohol front groups, shedding light on 4 Big Alcohol strategies to derail @WHO #AlcoholPolicy
In total we identified 12 common strategies.
The 4 main ones:
1️⃣use of specific language to reframe the key problem 2️⃣demand to work in partnership with @WHO
3️⃣exclude WHO from @wto deliberations and
4️⃣attack SAFER & specific #alcoholpolicy #bestbuys.

We debunk the lobby claims of Big Alcohol's front groups submissions:
❌No "interference"
❌No conflict of interest?
❌The problem is abuse/ misuse?
❌Expanding Big Alcohol's role in #AlcoholPolicy?
❌The best buys don't work?


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NEW: British American Tobacco has oversupplied Mali with cigarettes for years, knowing their product falls into the hands of traffickers, jihadists, and armed militias.

Our #BigTobacco investigation with @CENOZO_Afrique. 1/…
@CENOZO_Afrique How The Illicit Trade Works:

•BAT oversupplies Mali with cigarette packs with "clean labels," meaning they can be sold widely, including in Europe.
•They are smuggled north through militia-controlled regions
•Insurgents and jihadists linked to IS and al-Qaida profit 2/
@CENOZO_Afrique Islamists, militias, and corrupt officials work together to smuggle BAT’s cigarettes — mainly the Dunhill brand — through Mali’s lawless deserts, sources told OCCRP.

“Armed groups play the role of customs,” an ex-employee of a BAT distributor said. “Yes, [BAT] knows.” 3/
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Economics: Every market analyst on Earth sees product substitution as an absolute certainty: Nicotine vapes displace cigarette.

Tobacco Control: "Experts" continue to claim "there is no evidence that e-cigarettes help smokers quit."

Now the dark side: Market analysts have access to detailed market data showing product substitution. So do Tobacco companies.

#BigTobacco is sitting on conclusive evidence that could settle this debate. Why not share it?

Now the REALLY dark side:

Certain organizations claim "#SaferNicotine products are a Big Tobacco plot to make billions."
@BloombergDotOrg @truthinitiative @FCTCofficial

This claim helps Big Tobacco continue to hide the FACT that e-cigarette product substitution hurts them.
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@kavitapmd @djrothkopf. You want to get public to social distance, wear masks & not travel to avoid #Christmas #COVID disaster, w/ 500,000 dead by March?Ask @MikeBloomberg @BillGates @georgesoros #EricScmidt etc. to bankroll massive scary ad campaign incl. #FoxNews, w/@adcouncil
Seek winners of @ClioAwards, advice of @adforum @Adweek @ProjectLincoln @therickwilson for best creatives to design, produce hard-hitting emotional ads to scare, shock #MAGA #conspiracy believers to protect themselves, families. Standard media coverage of #CDC #Fauci won't work.
Some sample ad ideas, but consult with pros: show festive Christmas dinner with CGI Airborne virus, then some family members turning to skeletons or show their empty seats Christmas 2021. Cut to plea of real #COVID survivor w/oxygen tubes saying not hoax, or grieving loved ones.
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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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1/8 And a few more points for @GovWhitmer, a thread...

Teen use of vaping products, as reported by @US_FDA was overwhelmingly because of "curiosity" rather than flavors as you keep trying to claim, which is data from the 2019 NYTS… with most using Juul
2/8 This leads directly into point number two, from looking at FDA sales/inspection data, it is, again overwhelmingly not vape shops that are selling to teens, this data can be seen here… out of all sales to underage in MI only 13 (2.22% were at vape shops)

Type of store product was sold in:

Vape shop: 13 (2.22%)

Gas station: 362 (62.09%)

Tobacco shop: 70 (12.00%)

Alcohol/liquor store: 35 (6.00%)

Convenience store: 60 (10.29%)

Grocery/drug store: 43 (7.37%)
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On behalf of those of us Americans who are sane, I apologize for my country's "leaders" nonsense and disrespect. You see, the American government is not good at admitting wrongdoing, and they REALLY don't like to be proven wrong. Our @Surgeon_General is not a fan of
REAL science. Only garbage science that fits his narrative. The Americans with common sense greatly appreciate all the hard work you've done to research ecigs and their health benefits. Hopefully, America will #QuitLying and quit trying to kill its
Smokers and former smokers. You see, our government profits from tobacco sales, and from cancer and other illnesses caused by smoking. Vaping has brought #BigTobacco to its knees, and the American govt is panicking because it's losing money.
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Dear @realDonaldTrump , @POTUS @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse @SecAzar
Looks like I am not the only one that no longer wants to vote for #Trump in 2020 if he goes through with the #EjuiceBan.…
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse @SecAzar Also- It's important to note that the deaths and most likely ALL of the illness related to #vaping were from blackmarket #THC juice, not commercially sold juice. I have smokers bronchitis (still) if anyone were to get sick from this stuff, it would be me. Not a young person.
@realDonaldTrump @POTUS @FLOTUS @WhiteHouse @SecAzar Here is a screen shot from one of the most popular #ejuice sellers online. It is the flavor profiles offered. Do you see #Tobacco flavor?
Nope, it is in there under #menthol flavors but only 6% of #vapers in a survey liked Tobacco flavor compared to #dessert and fruit flavors.
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A fisking of the opinion piece by Michelle Jongenelis (from the doghouse of @DrOliviaDoll1) in Fairfax media. No public link known (it appeared in a variety of regional newspapers around #Australia).
"THE recent death of a US man who contracted a serious lung disease after taking up #vaping comes as no surprise to many #PublicHealth advocates."
No mention of #BlackMarket, unregulated #cannabinoids, despite 6 US regions involved, explicitly mentioning it.
"Contrary to the messages being disseminated by the vaping industry (an industry now largely owned by #BigTobacco), .."
Wrong! Neither the majority of companies, nor vape sales, involve products ownership by the #TobaccoIndustry.
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To offset "lost" #tobacco tax profits, the US govt wants to impose a tax on people who quit #smoking. The #Vape industry must stop trying to appease our fundamentalist enemy and join consumers in fighting this atrocity…
I want to make one thing crystal clear: I will not pay the government a fine for quitting #smoking. If this predatory tax is enacted I expect the US #vaping industry to help consumers circumvent the theft and supply the tax-free extralegal free market by any means available
#BigTobacco stocks spiked against a sluggish market because of the announcement that the US government will impose punitive taxation against people who quit or never start #smoking thanks to the #harmless and effective #vaping alternative:
$PM +2.1% 📈
$MO +1.2% 📈
DJI +0.7% 📉
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Youth #vaping is a #PublicHealth epidemic that is putting the health and well-being of our teens at risk, and threatening to reverse the hard won gains we’ve achieved against #BigTobacco over the past several decades.

We have taken strong action in MA with the passage of the new youth tobacco & vaping law that I championed.

I’m pleased to see the @US_FDA finally taking stronger action vs. vaping manufacturers that use predatory marketing to get teens addicted to vaping and increase profits!
Stay tuned for details of our next #CommunityConversation that will focus on this important issue.

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