A “shorter” blog than usual for me – I DO like to babble….speaking of hoaxes, there are two today:
It seems Dr. Cuomo would like to solidify her vast (Author of A World Without Cancer, contributor to WebMD, HuffingtonPost.com, etc.) knowledge of e-cigarettes and now assert it into the general public via the Huffington Post. Releasing a video, she claims e-cigarettes are (linked here
if you must)”Just As Dangerous As Tobacco Cigarettes.” Sounds serious.
“Lunch cancer” even, to be exact, according to the facebook post:
Sounds even more serious.
Dr. Cuomo doesn’t ~ evidently ~ know how to do research on the subject she’s now an expert on, and it seems if they’re just as dangerous as tobacco, she’s eluding to continued smoking for the masses. Evidently – unwilling to understand science, she states combustible tobacco is just as dangerous as e-cigarettes. Not only is it as dangerous, e-cigarettes have chemicals NOT found in cigarettes. She has joined the ranks of the “please keep smoking” crowd.
Evidently, Dr. Cuomo didn’t make any effort to
understand read the Public Health England report or spoken with the available resources listed on the right or left of this blog.
Maybe she’s trying really hard to get into the movie, A Billion Lives…. I don’t think that would help her credibility. It may however, in the end, contribute to future reference to those on the wrong side of the tobacco control world, denying harm reduction.
***Update: The video has been taken DOWN.
16 March – now it’s back UP “edited”, still the same drivel.
David Dorn has his brilliant version here:
You’d think maybe it’s just me blowing off steam about it…..well you’ll see more:
Paul’s blog on this unacceptable incident: Huff & Puff
Dr. Michael Siegel on the same:
Guy Bentley of the Daily Caller:
Head Rambles as well: Huffing and puffing
Forbes had Jacob Sullum’s article on 3/24:
Bruce Nye covered her last attempt at stupidity HERE.
To the other hoax:
Another tweet, now deleted – caught my immediate attention today with the title:
“FDA Announces Ban On Electronic-Cigarette ‘Juice’”.
I will NOT (and strongly suggest you do not) link that article for obvious reasons.
*Update : The article WAS deleted from its site:
*Now back up.
In 3 separate exchanges on twitter/facebook, I (and others) found no credibility to the author or sources. Stated at the end of the article was:
“FDA representative and spokesperson Jonathan Withers assured media outlets that a full and detailed report surrounding the several-year study conducted prior to the decision to ban the liquid would be released on the organizations website within the coming weeks”.
Searches between my exchanges found no one by that name, and no press releases here from the FDA.
Thank you Paul, you just – while typing this blog – alerted me to this:
It amazes me – still – that propaganda is inserted in all facets of the media. Since the “authorities having juristiction” can’t seem to figure it out – unless they regulate it for taxes- These people wonder why we have contempt.
You, as an individual MUST be aware of what’s going on.
I again IMPLORE you to inform yourselves in the USA. ARM yourselves with information.
Outside of the USA can find organizations listed here.
E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
I’m also here on Blasting News.
As always -more to come!
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