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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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@CDCgov 1) My Mom had #BeenSmokingCigarettes for 30 #Years when she had gotten #pneumonia 2x's during the Winter of 1989-1990. Her doctor told her if she didn't #QuitSMOKING , she would #VeryLikely get #pneumonia again. Then, he Highly recommended that she #GiveNicotinePatchesATry . She
@CDCgov 2) decided to try them; for #ThreeEntireMonths , as the amount of #Nicotine in the patches is reduced each month; even though they caused her to get a small amount of hives! 😃 By that time, she was down to #Smoking 1 or 2 #Cigarettes a day; instead of her usual #PackADay Habit!
@CDCgov 3) And, back then, packs had 30 #Cigarettes in them! BUT, she had to keep a #PenInHerMouth every day; & leave the #SmokingLunchroom at work, too. And, for some odd reason, she used #CinnamonCandies to help herself, too. So, she was #TryingVeryHard to quit; using psychological
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Brief 🧵 on mask mandates.

This is a good article, but irks me that people keep saying “mask mandates are free.”

Mask mandates ARE a super low-cost & effective intervention, esp compared to the health care costs & personal devastation they prevent. 1/

theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Iowa & everywhere else should have one. But doing a mask mandate *well* is not free.

First, need extensive amounts of retailer education & constant public communication. Much easier to get compliance – & to encourage others to comply - if everyone keeps getting reminders. 2/
Second, need enforcement. Enforcement should be civil, not criminal & should be directed at businesses, not individuals; ideally linked to licensing requirements. Then need to follow through with actually doing inspections & enforcement. 3/
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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.
#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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Thinking about this a bit more - the #smokefree #facecoverings comparison. I do think it is relevant, but with caveats. In March 2016 I visited a main railway station in Scotland the day before and the day after the smokefree law came in. 1/5
The day before, people were smoking on the concourse, in cafes at the station and elsewhere. The next day, no one I saw was smoking. Not a single person. The difference was sudden and really noticeable. Plus in time, data showed that overall compliance was strikingly high. 2/5
Last week I visited a local large supermarket. I’d say fewer than one in five people were wearing face coverings. I went back just now, the 2nd day of it being mandatory. Almost everyone, with a couple of exceptions, was wearing a face covering. 3/5
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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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Tobacco dependence is a chronic, often relapsing condition, driven by addiction to nicotine. The report released today identifies the latest science on interventions that have been proven to help people quit smoking. #CessationSGR hhs.gov/about/news/202…
34M 🇺🇸 adults still smoke cigarettes - 34M too many. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and ~500,000 Americans die from smoking each year. No matter how long you’ve smoked or how old you are, you will benefit from quitting. #CessationSGR Image
This report contains 30 years of research, medical advancements, and documentation on how quitting can reduce the risk of disease. To read the report & for other helpful resources, visit: hhs.gov/surgeongeneral… #CessationSGR
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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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Re: #FDA Compliance Policy Mod for Certain #Tobacco products.

The real timeline here starts with 2010 when @FDATobacco was denied authority to regulate #vaping as a drug/device. That's we knew for certain that these products would be regulated. . .
. . . under the TCA. But now, after YEARS of failing to provide meaningful guidance to industry regarding PMTA and/or streamlining the process for low-risk tobacco and #nicotine products, @FDATobacco is claiming . . .
. . .that a sudden spike in youth trying #vaping in 2017-2018 is responsible for derailing their efforts to ensure access to safer tobacco/nicotine products.

Moreover. . .
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