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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..
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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MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 1: REMEMBER these are just NUMBER of POS #Tests and we can't TEST in US Right @VP #Pence and local transmission is on the rise in many places, especially Europe and US.
#China's @JackMa sent FLIGHT off to #US 3 hours ago with #TestKits see next tweet.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 2: A HUGE TY to @JackMa. .TWEETED 8:09PM SUN PM The first shipment of #masks and #coronavirus #testkits to the #US is taking off from #Shanghai.
All the best to our friends in America.
PLS Tell us when you get one.
MAR 16 #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: “When you look at the projections, there’s every chance that we could be #Italy,” @Surgeon_General warned Mon. Widespread #socialdistancing could help change that trajectory, he said.
SEE @MartyMakary ARTICLE tinyurl.com/ue955r4 @maddow @CNN
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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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Important corrections on the bullet list seen in this tweet.
"• no tested and approved e-cigarette products are available"
True, and given the 'defined dose' requirement for 'medical devices' it's likely to stay that way.
Ppl approving such things need to get comfortable with the concept of 'self titration' - ..
.. a #vaper uses their device when they feel like it, and only until sated. ➡️ A perfect dose of #nicotine!
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People often tell me we should not fund #lungcancerscreening because its just for #smokers and they do this to themselves... No surprise for anyone associated with #lungcancer who know all too well bias and #stigma faced by those who suffer from it. This is what I tell them...
While smoking remains an individual action, the majority of smokers are hooked at a young age, often before age 18 (in Alberta, the avg age is 16). As one of the most addictive substances around, the argument that smoking is a simple informed choice made by adults is not valid.
Society must share the responsibility for their addiction & consequence from a legal product heavily marketed to population and easily accessed by youth despite regulations.
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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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@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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The 'many faces' of @DavidHammondPhD.
A tweet thread. 1/6
"[@DavidHammondPhD] has shown the research to [@GovCanHealth], but it has not yet been published. He is cautious about the finding and is waiting to see if the same result is found in other studies." 2/6
cbc.ca/news/canada/ki…
⬆️In which David is whispering in the ears of officials over data from a small sample of #vapers/#smokers suggesting a gateway. Information later contradicted by a larger, more robust study - I've yet to hear David make comment on the larger study, bet he won't retract. 3/6
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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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#Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among #Young People in #England 2018 [NS]
(Also looks at #vaping.)
Following is a 10 part summary / overview courtesy of .@SwitchFinder
digital.nhs.uk/data-and-infor…
1) #Smoking rates are down.
2) #Vaping rates are flat.
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