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Remember puffing on red-tipped Phantom Sweet Cigarettes as a child, to look cool?
With huge advertising, smoking was made a fashionably acceptable social behaviour, at work, in bars, cinemas
homes etc; imposing all activities being incomplete without a #Cigarette !
#nosmoking
Smoking #cigarette was legitimated, celebrated & glamourized on Hollywood screen through stars like Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney
Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper
Humphrey Bogart,Lauren Bacall Marlene Dietrich etc, ensuring that it’d never lose its sophisticated lofty significance
#Cigarette was ‘imposed’ across all social classes & women!
In 1925, #Marlboro was introduced as a woman’s cigarette, ‘Mild as May’
The poison was thus transported to the rest of the world!
By 17th cent, 🇮🇳, China,SE Asia
Middle East, WAfrica started growing #tobacco
#nosmoking
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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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The head of a particular department called me last week to inform me about a staff in his department. He was surprised to note that I knew the person and had referred him for more detailed work. I then told him where I see staff in his campus (without regn) to decrease #stigma
Today I saw three patients from his dept. He had sent them. He had enough trust. Would continue to work with all of them.
It is a great joy when people in your hospital start recognizing your work. Nothing pleases a clinician more than referrals from colleagues.
One of the three had optic neuritis. He is off #alcohol now. He is struggling with #tobacco. I told him it is understandable that he couldn't stop even though he knows the price he is paying is hugh. This is how #Addiction is. Told him to consider a quit date.
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The @ato_gov_au is hailing another big victory over #BlackMarket #tobacco in #Australia, via its mouthpiece @ABCaustralia.

Let's take a closer look..
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abc.net.au/news/rural/202…
That represents about 2 days and three hours (51 hours) of the annual supply of #BlackMarket #tobacco, a lot of which is imported rather than locally grown.
"But.." squeal ANTZ types in a #ScreamTest ".. you presume just one bust per year. HA! We. Own. You."

Good point. That same page at the ABC links three related stories - dating back to 2017. Here we are nearly 5 years later, with 4 busts to show for it.
Less than 1 per year.
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We understand the anger against politicians at #COP26 for delivering a weak, inadequate #ClimateChange agreement. But blaming individual decision-makers ignores the fact that the system rewards failure. Here’s how we tackle that reality. 🧵 (1/15)
Here’s the problem: the profits of the #FossilFuel economy are kept largely separate from its costs. That means that countries/companies/investors who generate products and burn fuels that cause #ClimateChange pocket the profits while others pay the price. 💵 (2/15)
As a result, #FossilFuels appear profitable, and there’s massive incentive for political and economic structures to treat these industries as wealth creators. Which creates incentives for climate denial, downplaying the role of the #FossilFuel industry, etc. (3/15)
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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.
2/
@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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@GregHuntMP / @TGAgovau pls note:
Reports are coming in that some batches of #varenicline (marketed as Champix or Chantix) have been recalled due to contamination with #nitrosamines.
[At low levels of - much lower than #cigarettes.]
1/
ema.europa.eu/en/news/suspen…
#Israel has issued a recall on those batches of #varenicline as has #Greece, while #SouthKorea is conducting an ongoing investigation..
Hopefully our TGA in #Australia is aware of the problem and is investigating as well.
2/
koreabiomed.com/news/articleVi…
But this thread is less about varenicline specifically and more about product recalls, quality control & #nicotine containing products such as #snus, #HTP / #HnB & (most) #eCigarettes. Product recalls are not possible in an illicit mkt or practical in a poorly regulated mkt.
3/
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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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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.
2
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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