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@JavedKhanCEO #TobaccoIndependentReview
Tried and failed for 20 yrs to stop 🚬, used everything from NRT, hypnotherapy,champix, AlenCarr . Quite by chance read about #Vaping in a Pedelec forum, researched extensively on #ecig Forums, tried over 9 yrs ago,stopped 🚬 in 24hrs. Never 🚬 again.
@JavedKhanCEO #TobaccoIndependentReview
But have also tried HnB products out of curiosity to see if that would also help smokers.
All alternatives should receive encouragement even IF sourced from the Tobacco Industry, the big prize is to help smokers ,by whatever means + what works 4 them.
@JavedKhanCEO #TobaccoIndependentReview
Ludicrous and unjustified EU (and UK) ban on Snus is doing smokers a gross disservice.
Nordic countries such as Norway,Sweden,Iceland have 🚬rates ~5% < a figure that the UK could replicate if ban reversed
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At last count, #COVID19 has killed nearly 800k Americans over approximately 2 years, or approximately 400k a year. Less well known is that smoking is estimated to kill nearly 480k per year. 1/21
There has been significant media focus on a minority of people with inaccurate beliefs about #masks and #vaccines. Finding ways to persuasively communicate accurate health information to these individuals remains a public health priority. @selenasd @CassSunstein 2/21
However, little attention is paid to an inaccurate belief that perpetuates the nearly 480k per year that die of smoking: the belief that #ecigs are just as dangerous as combustible tobacco products. E-cigarettes are in fact substantially safer. 3/21…
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🚨New working paper🚨estimating the effect of #ecig taxes on teens authored with @JCMecon, @Courtemanche_CJ, @AboukRahi, @sammsafford, @AFriedmanPhD Dhaval Dave, Joe Sabia, and Bo Feng. #EconTwitter🧵

Press Release:

Most scientists believe #ecigs are safer than #cigarettes.

Regulating #ecigs such as with taxes therefore restricts access to a reduced-risk consumer product.

#Ecig taxes may reduce #ecig use, but they could also increase the use of more lethal forms of #nicotine.

31 states have enacted #ecig taxes, often with the stated goal of “protecting kids.”

The federal government is considering setting a federal #ecig tax at the same rate as the #cigarette tax.

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Appalling journalism @dailytelegraph

'Vape Craze, A Real Drag' 11 June 2021

Gross misinformation from 2 anti-vaping activists. No pro-vaping expert consulted to challenge or correct

No response to my letter to editor to fix it, so here are my corrections

Pls share

1/ 'Switching has not been shown to reduce proven health harms’

NASEM 18-2: 'There is substantial evidence that completely switching from ... cigarettes to #ecigs results in reduced short-term adverse health outcomes in several organ systems'
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Good to see some balance in this article with some commonsense from @AlexWodak

However still some serious misinformation
FYI @janehansen2000
1. #vaping is not a Big Tobacco plot

-BT did not invent vaping
-Vapes are a direct competitor to cigarettes and are a huge disruptive threat to the industry
-BT is mostly focussed on #HTPs
-If BT switches from #cigs to #ecigs, that is good for public health. vaping is 95% safer
2. Popcorn lung has been long discredited

There has never been a single case of 'popcorn lung' from vaping or smoking, and diacetyl levels are hundreds of times higher in smoke than vapour

@CRUKLondon laid this to rest years ago
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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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What Skerrit is saying in regard to not bringing #tobacco under the prescription model is complete rubbish. The @TGAgovau site explicitly mentions novel #nicotine products - #SLT & #HTP.
Huh.. @hollieahughes just said they're due to report by /18th/ December. I'd thought it was the 1st of December.
Emily Banks 'sum total of world experience' .. yeah, with some heavy #CherryPicking.
The Oz #ANTZ /all/ seem to be loving 'the #GatewayEffect' which is a 'real thing'.. 🙄
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#TipsofTheDay em #COVID19 para pacientes com doenças crônicas pulmonares como #DPOC ( #BronquiteCrônica / #Efisema), #Asma, #CFPE, ##FibrosePulmonar Idiopática #FPI & Outras doenças crônicas respiratórias via @atscommunity ( Siga o fio 🧶)
📌1) Se você ou alguém da sua #família possui um desses diagnósticos: Siga as recomendações do seu #Pneumologista, seu #Reumatologista seu #infectologista ou do seu Médico de confiança.
📌 2) Tome seus medicamentos regularmente conforme orientação Médica.
📌 3) Caso você ou seu familiar use um #nebulizador tome um cuidado extra pois caso tenha algum sinal de virose respiratória nebulizar pode ser um fator de contágio inclusive de #gripe, #COVID19 e vírus de #Resfriado comum!
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The plan to ban #vaping is a disaster for public health

This article in @ConversationEDU is fatally flawed by

▪️Cherrypicking data
▪️Misinformation and false claims
▪️Lack of context
▪️Exaggerating harms
▪️Understating benefits…
“evidence for #ecigs helping people quit smoking is inconclusive”

#vaping is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in randomised controlled trials and is increasing quit rates in countries such as the UK and US…
#cig use in US secondary schools increased 78% in 12m”

▪️Most youth vaping is experimental, short term
▪️Regular use by never-smokers is rare
▪️Nearly all smoke b4 they vape
▪️Vaping is diverting kids from smoking

Youth smoking fell by 25% in 2019 ‼️
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1/ Well, this is embarrassing!

Anti #vaping groups congratulate themselves aon the #nicotine import ban, THE DAY BEFORE it was reversed

Numerous factual errors need correction

@tobaccofreeaust @CancerCouncilOz @heartfoundation @_PHAA_
2/ "tobacco industry application to relax poison controls and greenlight the sale of novelty tobacco products being heavily promoted to young people in the US"

NO. This is for heated tobacco products NOT #vaping. #HTPs have been approved by the FDA.
Please learn the difference
3/ "unfounded claims about the benefits of #ecigs in smoking cessation"

NO. The evidence is very clear that vaping is more effective than other quitting aids and could significantly reduce Australia's smoking rate
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I’m no virologist but I’m a drug scientist so here are my expert recommendations regarding COVID-19 and substance use. (1/11)

#COVID #coronavirus #COVID19US #drugs #alcohol #drinking #cannabiscoronavirus #ecigs #vaping #coffee #psychedelics #QuarentineLife #harmreduction
Your immune system and behavior not only affect you – they play a vital role in making sure our entire species is able to successfully battle this virus and minimize the number of deaths, because you are a potential vector for transmission. (2/11)
If you've been thinking you need to stop your heavy use of a substance, now is a critical time to claim your birthright as a human and gain full agency over your choices. Regardless of your use level, here're some pointers regarding substance use during this pandemic: (3/11)
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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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Subsequent to a COAG ( meeting, the state government of Victoria is doubling down on #nicotine #vaping.
Some quotes from @VicHealth in "#ElectronicCigarettes containing #nicotine" (…)

"The Poisons Code lists #nicotine (for human use when it is a Schedule 7 poison) as a substance that is not for general sale by retail. ..
.. This decision was made on the basis that #nicotine for human use is a dangerous poison, and electronic cigarettes have not been assessed for safety, quality or efficacy."

So .. obviously #NRT has been assessed. #Cigarettes? Oh, my bad - they're EXEMPT from the SUSMP!
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After hearing what @joegrogan45, Director of Domestic Policy Council, said last week about @FDATobacco regulating ecigs, it seems he may be interested in a way to split #ecigs and #vaping into a few categories. THREAD
Correct me if I’m wrong, but @FDATobacco could ammend the deeming rule and exempt certain types of products. This would also take a lot of work off their plate. They could exempt components sold separately like e-liquid, atomizers, mods, etc.
Products sold with strict age verification at adult only vape shops and online stores. They could decide to only apply the PMTA to a finished e-cigarette product that is sold all together. For example a prefilled cartridge system that includes an e-liquid, battery, atomizer.
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Hi, @FrankPallone

I was one of the alleged bots #NotABot defamed for that @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ report.

Shall I expect an invite to @EnergyCommerce offices to sign in, in person, to my account?

We can also discuss manipulation of #data.
@FrankPallone @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce 👈#NotABot we can discuss allegations as to why I and other's data has been used to accuse innocent people of committing what I consider crimes @JoeSmyser @DrArturoNJ @NicholsonForNJ @PublicGoodProj @WSJ @EnergyCommerce like marketing to children.
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@realDonaldTrump @SecAzar @FDACommissioner @CDCDirector @Surgeon_General
After all the sensational stories, #smokers of #America need assurance that it is safer to #vape.
Please implement something like described in "#THR messages targeted to smokers".
(And please excuse the parts about #GraphicWarnings & the British accent narration, I had very little budget & made it for an international audience.)
Of course, a message for #American #smokers would feature different messages. Here are some messages suitable for inclusion as inserts in #cigarette packs. 1/
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@SarahWhisar says about #vaping 'The 95% factoid was a consensus OPINION reached by a small panel, some of whom had conflicts of interest - it is not at all evidence-based'

My response in the thread below
1/8 With respect Sarah, that is a misleading response which omits the full story. The 95% figure was first developed by leading experts based on the best available evidence at the time in a validated MCDA process. @ProfDavidNutt replied to the criticism
2/8 It was then independently confirmed by @PHE_uk in 2015 and 2018 based on
The toxins in smoke
1. are most absent from vapour
2. Those present are mostly <1% of smoke
The main chemicals that are in #ecigs-only are not associated with any serious risk
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College students will soon move into their dorms or apartments to get ready for fall semester.

There are many challenges to independent living & teens w #asthma #foodallergy or other allergic conditions have to incorporate self management as well. Thread ⬇️ #WednesdayWisdom
A few things adolescents w #asthma #foodallergy need to learn how to manage:
- Communication
- Access to meds at all times
- Prescription refills
- Doctor appointments
- Environmental assessment/avoidance
- Recognition of symptoms
- Treatment if symptoms occur
- Risky situations
Adolescents living independently who have #asthma #foodallergy also must balance:
- Class/work schedules
- Sleep
- Exercise
- Diet
- Social interactions
- Normal expected risk taking behaviors (college = ⬆️ opportunities for sex, alcohol, and drugs)
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The Public Protection and General Government #nybudget bill was amended. Does this mean the finish line is in sight?
Now let's scroll through the updated #nybudget text...
As expected, the PPGG #nybudget bill includes language "Protecting the Personal Privacy of Union Members." This is in response to the #Janus decision.
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Unacceptable on what ethical basis? @fdatobacco surely recognises the reality-based world of youth doing risky things, whatever FDA wants? When kids who would otherwise have smoked take to #vaping instead, there is a clear public health benefit. Preventing that causes harm. 1/7
There is something disturbing about this argument, beyond the obvious indifference to the health and wellbeing of young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds. It’s an attempt to simplify the world by declaring a moral posture rather than deal with the world as it is. 2/7
And why do this? Because @FDATobacco’s favoured #vaping policies - e.g. banning e-liquid flavors and bullying @JUULvapor - are impossible to justify if #ecigs are reducing youth smoking. So that potential benefit can’t be recognised. 3/7
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Big Tobacco has been dishonest, but the solution is not to ban #ecigs. Response to Canberra Times editorial. Image
Thanks. It's a slow process but I think the momentum is shifting
You are probably right but it has been used to smear all other submissions
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