Lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes is the idea. That’s the idea. That’s going to get people to “quit smoking”. This is insane. Instead of the US Government taking tobacco use by the balls by focusing on less harmful alternatives – they are playing a slow and never-ending game of badminton with tobacco.
This is beyond a hot mess, as their claim of “480,000” lives or whatever the made up number is, is supposed to be the focus:
Less tobacco use. Less harm.
It seems, for them, that number isn’t high enough. They want more. Don’t get me started on “the children™.
What the FDA is saying to the public is – cigarettes will be “less addictive”:
— FDA Tobacco (@FDATobacco) August 22, 2017
Instead of taking people away from tobacco or directing them to other viable alternatives like snus or e-cigarettes that work, there’s a flashy neon sign pointing directly at tobacco over government and tobacco-funded & sponsored heads.
Lowering nicotine in cigarettes is a gateway to
California the wild, wild west, pompous ass Stanton “Puff-N-Stuff” Glantz is digging a hole by pretending experts were blindsided and stunned of tobacco companies knowing nicotine replacement therapies snake oil didn’t work without counseling, and boldly claims all nicotine reduction therapies (NRT) should be regulated:
“Our study shows that by not regulating nicotine in all tobacco products, including NRT, the FDA could be walking into a trap.”
Meanwhile, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is on a mesmerising
path propaganda campaign convincing the public that “lower nicotine cigarettes” that the FDA, in part, financed, is being hailed by many as a “game changer”.
No, it isn’t. Keep smoking. Same game.
You don’t see signs like this any more.
Target? More smokers.
If the goal of the federal government is to lower tobacco use, wouldn’t tobacco be taken out of the equation?
Well, no. Get that silly thought out of your head. They can’t do that anyway.
No need to stock up, there’ll be plenty of tobacco to smoke in the future.
This effort will be another of those “governmnent approved” (and financed) methods that will fail miserably, while smokers, who are not yet being told the truth, will smoke.
In this Rstreet article, Carrie Wade & Clive Bates explain there are all sorts of problems with this debaucle.
If you use “government approved” methods, you’ll have around a 93%+ chance of returning to tobacco. While I’m not an “expert”, I’ll assume in advance the failure rate will remain the same with cigarettes having “low levels” of nicotine.
Lets Make It Happen!
Matt Myers certainly is no stranger to creating back room deals.
Much to my
surprise expectations, Matt Myers and The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids “a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use” is publicly on board with tobacco use.
I’m waiting for the Lung, Heart, Cancer and other political front groups to hop on board the “please keep smoking” train while Mr. Myers and his front group already have a seat in the dining car, exclaiming “Let’s make it happen“.
— Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (@TobaccoFreeKids) August 16, 2017
Not surprisingly, Myers friends over at Philip Morris are very excited.
They’re at a boring badminton game and no one’s keeping score… but there is definitely cheering.
Think of the children™.
Think it’s about the children?
“most e-cigarette experimentation does not turn into regular use, and levels of regular use in young people who have never smoked remain very low.”
Cumulatively these surveys collected data from over 60,000 young people.
“Nicotine dependence is not a significant mechanism for e-cigarettes’ purported effect on heavier future conventional smoking among young adults.”
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