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Wow....where is the high elevation smoke moving into the Western United States from? The smoke is the hazy slow moving mass moving in from the W/NW This will be a thread explaining what is happening. #azwx #smoke #wildfires2022Russia
This is an image from April 19th, 2022 of large wildfires/other fires from Siberia/Russia. The red dots show hot spots, with at least one large wildfire on the left side of the image. (courtesy of Fire Info for Resource Management System). #azwx #smoke #wildfires2022Russia
Here is a zoomed in image of one of the larger fires from the same day with significant smoke production moving east. #smoke #weather
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What are the short-term effects of #vaping and #tobacco #smoke on lung ventilation and perfusion?

Inspired from a recent study in @radiology_rsna by Nyilas, Bauman et al. pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/ra…

#tweetorial thread 👇
BACKGROUND:

Randomized control trials suggest that #vaping
can effectively support #smoking cessation.

What is the effect of #vaping on airway inflammation and airway resistance?
Answer: It has been shown that after 5 minutes of vaping the airway inflammation and airway resistance increases⬆️

physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/JP…

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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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🧵

Paper: cheps.sdsu.edu/docs/e-cig-tax…
Press Release: bit.ly/38rm9B1

1/13
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.

2/13
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.



3/13
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The @GlobalStateTHR's response to the @WHO's 8th 'annual report on the #tobacco epidemic' calls out its attempt to distract from years of failure to reduce #smoking with a misguided war on #safernicotine products that are helping smokers quit. 1/
gsthr.org/media/releases…
@WHO The WHO's release celebrates progress of its MPOWER strategy. Yet 1.1 billion people continue to #smoke worldwide and 8 million lives are lost annually to #smoking-related disease, figures that have remained static for two decades. This is not success.
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@WHO Even progress on MPOWER is underwhelming. 41 of the 49 countries that have not implemented a single MPOWER measure are LMIC - home to 80 per cent of the world’s smokers. 3/
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My Da Tom (90) is coping with #Lockdown3 by consuming ribs & cabbage, marmalade & soda bread, fancy cakes & tay, drawing, painting, playing his fiddle, reading papers, watching snooker, scrolling through Facebook & Insta, playing with dogs & strong whiskey every night.
#Legend
Here is his fridge.
The dude with the fag is called "Lucas Batteries"
He has been drawing him for his whole life.
On school copy books, hotel napkins, and the backs of envelopes.
And on one memorable occasion with a blue marker on a glass door.
"I always give him a #smoke!"
✒️
I bought him a canvas and lent him his late brothers painting set. Filled with colours and brushes, rulers and the nub of a little yellow pencil.
He did this with a sharpie and wax crayons I also brought
And stuck those elves on with Superglue
He tells me it's done an hour later.
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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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Putting together a spreadsheet of details about the submissions to the #AusTHRInquiry2020.
1st graph I've been able to create from the 195 submissions so far listed in the spreadsheet..

103 personal subs where age was stated or inferred / known(1).
Counts by decade..
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1) Age could be inferred for some subs: e.g. "started smoking at 15, smoked for 30 years, switched to vaping 3 years ago" = 48 years old.
For one (my own), I did not list an age, as my submission was mostly for the 2.9 million ppl in #Australia who still #smoke #cigarettes.
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There are a total of 103 personal submissions counted in the chart above.
3/3
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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.
#AusTHRInquiry2020
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'.. 🙄
#AusTHRInquiry2020
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/03/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/dai…
The science and medicine of human immunology | Science

science.sciencemag.org/content/369/65…

#medicine #science #immunology #human
What a Joe Biden presidency would mean for five key science issues

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#science #biden
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🔥 #wildfires ravaging the U.S. West Coast are sending smoke between continents and up to record heights in the atmosphere. This animation shows the spread of organic carbon since Aug. 13. (Thread - 1/8)
This week the smoke has travelled thousands of miles east, turning skies from New York to Washington D.C. hazy and reaching as far as the skies above Britain. On Sep. 16 a thick plume was over Iceland. (2/8) Image
At ground level, he blanket of ash and smoke made the region’s air quality among the worst in the world. 📸Downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (3/8) Image
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We visited Salem’s @UnitedWay earlier today where donations for fire evacuees are being collected. This room had everything from food to bedding to personal hygiene products (& more). #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #SantiamFire
The tables in the center of the main room held food, toilet paper, wipes, soap, tissues, toothbrushes, toothpaste & more all donated from community members to support evacuees. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #SantiamFire Image
This corner of the room was solely dedicated to diapers for little ones who had to evacuate. One of today’s deliveries was a lady who started a Facebook fundraiser and brought over even more diapers. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #wildfires #BeachieCreekFire #fire #SantiamFire Image
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We’re at the Oregon State Fairgrounds right now where an evacuation center has been set up for people evacuating from the fires. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #SantiamFire #clypiancoverage Image
The Jackman-Long building houses a shelter run by the Red Cross. There are many tables of food, a large pile of water bottles, dozens of tables, and dozens of beds for evacuees. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #SantiamFire Image
A representative from Marion County helping with volunteer sign-ins says that they have had hundreds of community members volunteer to help with the shelter. To volunteer you can visit the Marion County website. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #santiamfire Image
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Salem’s air quality is currently “very unhealthy” per the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Limit your time outdoors if possible. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #BeachieCreekFire #clypiancoverage Image
Very unhealthy air quality means that everyone may experience more serious side effects. To avoid the smoke stay indoors whenever possible & leave windows/doors closed. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #BeachieCreekFire Image
Salem’s air quality has been upgraded to “hazardous” with an index of 341. The air quality is dangerous for everyone, do not go outside unless it is necessary. #Salem #salemoregon #oregon #oregonwildfires #wildfires #wildfiresmoke #smoke #fire #BeachieCreekFire #clypiancoverage Image
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I'm about to put the pictures of the fire in the wetlands to bed (they were beginning to look alike). Starting tomorrow I am going to inflict cat photos on you. And some selfies.

But these are not what is making me unpopular tonight...
...I spoke up about people making an addict a hero. Look, I said, I resisted the peer pressure, the desire to alleviate boredom, self medication, etc. and I did not become an addict. Well they said "your high self confidence..."
-- my self confidence was never high and it is not high now. Every week my therapist and my wife tell me that I am not as bad as I think I am. People who know me well know that belief in myself is not my trademark. I have never...
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Fire is a given part of living in Southern California. If you live around the fringes of the metropolis, you've had one threaten or burn down your home at one time or another. In 2007, we had one come within three blocks of ours...
...stopped by the OCFD about ten feet from the houses. You could see the blackened patch of sage scrub for over a year, until a plentiful rain incited the wildflowers and grass to cover the spot. Our fire department...
...had a strategy: they only fought the flames when they actually threatened homes and businesses.

When we saw the plume of smoke that marked the Bolsa Chica Fire we wondered if the brush wind from the ocean would...
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This is a 6 minute video excerpt from an informative short film about the #Smoke in Northern #Thailand
This is the mask I wear. A bit pricy but washable and sturdy. Been wearing them for two years now when the AQI gets over 100 outdoors. Inside we have a good air filter. #CambridgeMask #N99 #PM25 #Protection #Thailand cambridgemask.com
One of my favorite #Mask styles from @CambridgeMaskCo
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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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The #VapeResistance never sleeps!
Whoever you are, whatever you say, you will not get away with it unchallenged.
#Vape #Vaping #VapingSavesLives #eCig
The #ANTZ of #TobaccoControl fight for their ideology.
We fight for our lives & those of ppl who #smoke.
We. Will. Win.
It's just a matter of when, and how many lives will be ruined before then.
A message for the #ANTZ of #TobaccoControl who would have our lives conform to their ideals (e.g. a #nicotine-free world).
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Hello @ScottMorrisonMP. We wanted to have a holiday this week too. It was paid for long ago before we were financially broken by this #drought, devastated at the death of so many of our beautiful animal companions, heartbroken at the sale of others (for a pittance), exhausted by
The unrelenting #dry and watching the river drop by inches a day. Once that water is gone (the river has stopped flowing for the first time in recorded history) then we, the animals, the #platypus, bass, eels & turtles will all die. We can't afford to truck in water where we are
And then there were the fires. 3 days of frantic preparation before we fought them from the north. We lost all our beautiful ancient #rainforest and native bush. We were on 'watch and act' for over a month as the fire raged to the west, helicopters over us daily. We live in thick
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Is vaping bad for you? A cardiothoracic surgeon gives her expert opinion.
A twitter thread on #vaping in #Australia, in a news report featuring @drnikkistamp.
Report "debate rages on about whether [#eCigarette are] actually a safer alternative to regular #cigarettes"
Yes, in much the same way that debate rages as to whether #vaccines cause autism, or whether the Earth is flat.
Sans the carbon monoxide & tar of #smoking, ..
.. it'd be pretty extraordinary if they were anything less than /much/ less harmful.
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Do #HealthWarnings on #cigarette sticks dissuade #smokers and #NonSmokers? A focus group and interview study of #Australian university students.
@AaronDrovandi, Teague PA, Glass B, Malau-Aduli B.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31191057
Being a former #smoker from #Australia I found it rather odd the researchers asking questions about #GraphicWarnings and their effect, of a group that included NON #smokers.
As time has gone by (not necessarily in this order):
- #Tobacco advertising was banned long ago.
- #Smoking bans put #smokers outside, where they were more obvious to people walking past the #SmokeFree buildings.
- #GraphicWarnings were included on cigarette packs.
..
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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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