According to “them”, tobacco control has an end game. Lots of players in the game. Lots of rules. All to “end” tobacco. Lots of money. Careers. Longevity.
Lots and lots of funding, grants, – you know – money. Well, money doesn’t motivate anyone. Lack of money motivates, but I digress.
It seems “they” – or at least seven of them have decided they don’t like – well – stuff. Now, they’re
making more rules throwing a tantrum! Hurray!
Tobacco. Widespread carnage. Millions of lives. Important stuff. What are they babbling about? They don’t like personal blogs impugning. Awww. What that means in the #KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney scream test is:
Tobacco CONtrol doesn’t like their
authority control being challenged or questioned.
In the words of Steve Martin: Well excuuuuuuse me.
Tobacco control can’t do its job and hasn’t for years. They’re losing control. Tobacco CONtrol is, after all, a punchline.
I’m not that good to perceive myself as interrupting the
good work tobacco control alleges they “do”. I can’t imagine the “blog fog” from the BMJ Tobacco Control does anything to advance anything other than more control. After all, who doesn’t like an “I love me” or an “I’m so important” wall?
“Recent comments posted on some personal blogs impugn the objectivity of Tobacco Control and its reviewers, questioning our motives and the veracity of peer review.”
Funny, one of the authors of the “Blog Fog” tweeted this:
— Ruth Malone (@MaloneRuth) February 25, 2017
I do love ProPublica, they do awesome work.
Sorry, got off track.
I have my suspicions as to who – and there are multiple suspects, the “blog fog” could have been about. More power to them. I won’t try to assess the whining or illusions these 7 are under… pretending to defend themselves against defending themselves, I’ll let the links below do that.
They seem low on self-awareness – they want you to submit your criticism of them to them for editing and approval. https://t.co/PtD6WHozwZ
— Clive Bates (@Clive_Bates) February 21, 2017
What I did take to heart, and you may as well, is “personal blogs impugn the objectivity” and “questioning our motives and the veracity of peer review” within. Ya think?
I care about the unreasonable denial of less harm with vaping products that are ignored BY tobacco control resulting in inadequate and bias “objectivity”.
Act like adults. What I care about less harm with “ecigs” and how quickly dismissive it is for those in charge – to be arsonists to the very thing that may take their livelihood away from them. E-cigarettes.
I will blog until my fingers bleed to do what tobacco control SHOULD be doing.
— VapingIT, SPE, EEI (@Vapingit) February 22, 2017
And that, to my hearts content, will be blogged about about until my fingers bleed.
The tweet below isn’t a co-author of the “blog fog”, but it reminds me of the same.
This was part of a scolding I received last fall from another CONTROL fanatic.
2. tobacco control researchers don't have to all be either 100% for or against ecigs. Many are optimistic but cautious
— Marita Hefler (@m_hef) September 19, 2016
(If you like, you can see my take on Ruth Malone’s objectivity (like Hefler’s) in Alice In TobaccoLand here)
SEVEN people had to “take the time” to contribute to what someone has – evidently – been impugning. You, you opinionated impugners!
Responses were swift & admirable. MORE of this, please:
Shannon: Open Letter to Ruth Malone
Tobacco Control Journal: There Can Be No Legitimate Discussion of Our Articles Without Our Permission
Carl V Phillips:
Added 2/22/17 by Carl V Phillips (part II)
Bolton Smoker’s Club:
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