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Senescent, sour, Sydney moonhowler @SimonChapman6 has been 'shaking his cane' at #tobacco shops for selling #vapes. Thing is, they are a 'highly addictive' **0%** #nicotine strength.

Hey .. one is even sour, so may be right up his alley.

How ya' like /them/ apples, Simon? 😏
As such.. it is not 'highly addictive', 'highly habituating', or even 'mildly habituating'.

I picked those two up in Sydney the other day at a tobacconist - who was proud to tell me they had no nicotine at all.
Reassuringly, one of those is actually /made in #Australia/. So applying sensible consumer regs(1) for Quality Control should be easy, and save us (consumers) from having to get them from countries that do not demand high standards in construction or ingredients.
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The Government has instructed your GP to hand over your lifelong medical history – your GP doesn’t have a choice, but YOU DO... until 23rd June.

If you don’t want your family’s #GPdata used & sold to Hancock’s cronies, send/give this letter to your GP:

medconfidential.org/wp-content/upl…
While @NHSDigital’s #OptingOut page* says a #Type1 “can only be recorded by your GPpractice” & doesn’t even link to the form, it’s worth noting #GeneralPractice is currently the busiest it’s ever been. Why is @DHSCgovuk putting even more work onto GPs?

* digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digi…
Decisions aren’t only made by @NHSDigital, of course -but it WILL give your data to others.

Like #CPRD, which gives it to companies to #identify specific patients’ #records; and #PHE, which gave #cancer patients’ data to a “causes of cancer” study run by a #tobacco company...
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Every year #tobacco kills over 8⃣ million people around the world, and costs economies over USD1.4 trillion in health spending and lost productivity.

More info 👉bit.ly/3a2khjp #Tax4Health
⬆️ Increasing tobacco taxes is the most effective way to reduce #tobacco use and lower the risk of associated death & illness, and healthcare costs. #Tax4Health

Learn more👉bit.ly/3a2khjp
Tobacco deaths increased from 5⃣ million in 2010 to 8⃣ million in 2020.

Governments can reverse the trend with the right #tobacco control measures such as raising tobacco taxes. #Tax4Health

More info 👉bit.ly/3a2khjp
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11 common ways men damage their #sperm without knowing

1. Tight underwears
2. Hot baths
3. Infections
4. Varicoceles
5. Laptops
6. Drugs
7. Mobile phones
8. Smoking
9. Marijuana
10. Heavy drinking
11. Steroids

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Wear boxers instead of tight pants, & go to bed naked if you want to become a father!

Wearing tight #underwears like pants or shorts keep your testicles closer to the body, leading to warmer temperatures that may kill sperm & lower your sperm count.
Bathing with #hotwater frequently exposes your testicles to heat, which can reduce your sperm count.

Same thing happens to men who use saunas often.

In fact, if you're worried about infertility, it's best to bath with normal or lukewarm water.

Avoid hot water baths!
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Life in the police state: them being policed by the security guards had a community street party “inside” the complex. Cranked up the music at 20:50, let 1 firecracker off at 21:00. & dispersing by 21:15. Possibly under the glare of the security guards “THEY” pay for.
Jinne❗️😂
Well; what else is effectively going on; if managing agents; who you pay TOO, to manage your complex administratively, are the ones sending out the notices that security guards are enforcing entry/exit curfew rules❓That it’s not you their employer, that they work for. Actually.
Actually, this sectional title law property #criminality is the biggest property scam to date. After being able to “buy a bedroom” in Russia. One day the whole scam will be outlawed. You’re an owner; with ‘kind of’ tenants rights. It’s bloody absurd. “A prison cell YOU pay for”❗️
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Did you miss the talk "Panorama of #lupus in 2020?" I did yesterday for @LupusEurope?

No worries, I'm starting a #tweeter #SLE #thread so that you can pick up the slides you're interested in 👍

Check below for the SLIDES ⬇️
Slide #1
Current classification of #Lupus
Slide #2
What is #lupus #SLE
#Lupusawareness
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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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The 1st Prof MK Bhan Memorial lecture has started live streaming
Please watch at
The Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Vinod K Paul @NITIAayog on topic 'Science & Art of Influencing Health at Transnational Scale: How Visionary Physician Scientists Do it'
Dr @RenuSwarup, Secretary @DBTIndia announces the renaming of the @THSTIFaridabad- @unescorcb cluster auditorium after Prof MK Bhan
Dr @RenuSwarup also announces the launch of a #Fellowship Program to encourage young #researchers to continue their postdoctoral research in India.
The MKB-YRFP scheme @DBTIndia
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10 common ways men damage their sperm without knowing

1. Tight underwears
2. Hot baths
3. Infections
4. Varicoceles
5. Laptops
6. Drugs
7. Mobile phones
8. Smoking
9. Marijuana
10. Steroids

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Wear boxers instead of tight pants, & go to bed naked if you want to become a father.

Wearing tight #underwears like pants or shorts keep your testicles closer to the body, leading to warmer temperatures that may kill sperm & lower sperm count.
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Bathing with #hotwater frequently exposes your testicles to heat, which reduces your sperm count.

Same thing happens to men who use saunas often.

In fact, if you're worried about infertility, it's best to bath with cold water.

Avoid hot water baths!
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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.. Image
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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Here's the #Twitter coverage for our upcoming #webinar titled "#InsideImplementation: Youth & #TobaccoControl policies" with Dr. Swasticharan from @MoHFW_INDIA & Dr. Bhutia from @salaambbayorg. Many thanks to our panelists; moderation by @dr_hebbar & @prashanthns
Dr. Swasticharan begins with the history of the #tobacco plant; 69 carcinogenic chemicals in #tobacco; even in smokeless tobacco 28 known carcinogens; colonial origins of #tobacco and global spread #insideimplementation #COTPA #tobaccoexpossed #WNTD2020
in 13-15 year age group nearly one-fifth are users; many in this age-group buy from store (47%) (a violation under #COTPA) #insideimplementation #COTPA #tobaccoexpossed #WNTD2020
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#US #IndustrialProduction numbers were released yesterday for Apr-end. The picture isn't pretty. Showing below how bad it was in the last 2 months in actual numbers. (comparing Feb-end with Apr-end; Grey areas show previous recessions). The index itself declined 15.3% (1)
PART1: Industries underperforming the IP Index

1. #MotorVehicles & Parts - down 80% in 2 months. It's the LOWEST since 1972. (2)
2. #DurableConsumerGoods - down 47% in 2 months (3)
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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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Today’s #EQUIP #Perinatalmentalhealth training @MaudsleyNHS @ORTUSevents is about smoking cessation and helping people to quit smoking delivered by our amazing colleagues @MaryYatesSLaM #smokefreenhs #QuitSMOKING @HelenGalley @DrHKhalifeh @SWMH_IoPPN @TrudiSene1
Polycyclic hydrocarbons in cigarette increases metabolism of many psychotropic medication including clozapine
Smoking increases risk of anxiety and depression.
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What are the implications of the FDA stepping back from its proposed nicotine standard (or has it)? A somewhat obscure #tobacco thread coming up . . .
Last week we found out that the nicotine standard wasn't on the Unified Agenda for the next 12 months. But unlike some other initiatives (eg toxicity warnings for e-liquids, or premium cigars) it wasn't moved to a Long-Term Action (stuff expected to happen 12+ months out).
Instead it was pushed into the Completed Action category and noted as being 'Withdrawn' on 23rd October:
reginfo.gov/public/do/eAge…
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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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Activists urge #tobacco-style curbs on oil and gas #lobbying in EU

politico.eu/article/tobacc…

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Some NGOs, emboldened by a @WHO approach towards meetings with #tobacco lobbyists (@FCTCofficial art. 5.3), now want the #EU to shut the door to legitimate #lobbying by coal, #oil and gas lobbyists, too. What’s next? Every corporate lobbyist? #SlipperySlope?
Several reasons why this nonsensical: first, very few #NGOs or public officials have the deep expertise in energy markets that energy companies do. Excluding them from the process would sideline relevant legal #stakeholders who are affected by the proposed legislative changes.
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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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