When I’m writing on my blog, I wonder, does anyone read it. Does anyone understand the consumer’s point of view?
I’ve said “we look harder for information, good or bad,” than those who pretend they present it to the public effectively and accurately.
Those self-centered “officials” who still pass information off as if it were “for the greater public good” (without regard to the actual public) and posing as experts – are pissing me off.
You too? Good, let’s move along.
What Was Released
With the FDA regulations well underway, some idiots decided to “mine” tweets to observe “influencers” to determine and analyze “information shared on Twitter for insights into initial public reactions” to the regulations.
Denial, manipulation and keeping up appearances to protect cigarette sales is the goal. Because they’ll do a better job.
Public health advocates should consider using social media outlets to better communicate the policy’s intentions, reach and potential impact for public good to create a more balanced conversation.
There’s no balance. There are barely conversations.
There’s also no secret to professionals trolling on Twitter about e-cigarettes – as it has been done in the past here and where we “may be an impediment to tobacco control research and practice” here.
I’ll get to that.
Another wonderful example of the scream test has found its home in the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health:
Screams Of Fear
What exactly are these people afraid of? They want their bias quota met. They want those who are against it suppressed. They want the public to know just what they want them to know, not information we are finding and providing, not what is factual or coherent. Just what they want the public to understand.
Much to my surprise, and with so much stiff competition, I proudly happened to be on the list of examples in the impugning world of
influence balance and truth on twitter.
Someone get me a frame! pic.twitter.com/UxeWXn5cRJ
— VapingIT, SPE, EEI (@Vapingit) April 4, 2017
That insight to their scream test, control and predicted eventual demise is the actual report not shown in the first link here:
You know, the bigger picture. Click.
Maybe someday they’ll do some actual research about e-cigarettes instead of wasting everyone’s time and money.
From Tina in the comments:
Is Twitter Censoring Us?
The tweet from Big Vaping’s DrMA is from the 21st of March, the release date of the “analysis” above was the 24th.
— Johnny Twovapes, VBOSB (@mihotep) March 21, 2017
I wonder how powerful “they” are. This “may, might, could” be coincidental.
Public Health Out Of Control
Is this normal behavior? Are the emporers not wearing any cloths?
Speaking of incoherent babbling – Public health all along has coerced, suppressed and controlled public opinion to create a “balance”, as long as it’s weighted to their decisions.
We are, after all, the “enemy of the people”.
— Mavis Duncanson (@MavisDuncanson) April 3, 2017
I’m not sure who said this, I asked and did not get an answer.
I assume it was Martin McBubbleGum.
Enough Is Enough
Along the same subject line as above, with the attitude and behavior towards smokers, smoking or any other power “health” has over the “enemy of the people” follows below:
A sad statement for smokers from ACSH today showing what lengths “orgs” will go to demean rather than assist. It’s not about “you”.
This, is normal behavior?
We’re impugning. We’re getting on their nerves. They are hedging their bets with your health. They think they can keep getting away with it.
They are hedging their bets with the consumer’s health and choice.
While we’re trying to get every single drop of information, good or bad, from reliable sources about e-cigarettes, public health wants to play games. They want to control them.
Their livelihood and egos are obviously more important than our, and consumers who may instead keep smoking’s – very lives.
Updated: November, 2019:
Jim McDonald covers it here:
I decided to do a thread on Twitter, here: We’ve been called BOTS.
They are in it for themselves first. This is about lives, choice and telling the truth.
Keep doing that.
This is a street fight.
As David Goerlitz has said — and will again soon…the gloves are off.
NEWS from my friends across the pond: Vapers.org.uk.
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