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(THREAD /1) #TobaccoIndustry has disingenuously dumped money into the Black community to permeate our culture with their branding and free addictive menthol cigarettes because they KNEW young Black men were trendsetters. This ultimately poisoned our communities, and now
/2 tobacco-related diseases now being the #1 cause of death of Black Americans. The death and disease inflicted on the Black Community by #BigTobacco is one reason why saying #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackHealthMatters is necessary. #BigTobacco harms and kills Black lives.
/3 And the FDA has had the ability to stop this. It’s beyond time they take action. I am happy to hear that long-time menthol leader @AATCLC and @ASH were suing the FDA to do what they should have done a long time ago and #BanMenthol.shar.es/ab1fbi
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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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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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