Prestigious “non-profit agencies” such as the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and all of their state and local “affiliates” are unwilling to stand up for the public, placing their fiscal priorities before public health.
Joining them are government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control & Dr. Tom Frieden (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Surgeon General Murthy, Secretary Burwell, and MANY more who will not accept or endorse vaping products as a valid tobacco harm reduction choice.
Because you trust them.
They wouldn’t lie to you, they have your best interest at the core of your health.
Kevin, you can’t be serious!?!
Yep! As serious as a smoker wanting to quit.
They won’t endorse LESS smoking?
Not at all. Unless it is with an approved method.
For NO reason? Aren’t they’re supposed to help consumers? Guide them? Give them advice? Instead, we’re on our own?
Yep. You’d think the American public would
need expect no less than balanced and up to date information, evidently that is not standard operating procedure with the United States “health” organizations and their vast network of “affiliates” – or the government.
Doesn’t that seem ODD to you?
Public Health thinks this is a win
I’d like to see a judge rule quickly, that non-profit “public health” & Government agency defendants have violated civil & federal racketeering laws as a result of a decade-long conspiracy to deceive the American public about the much less harmful effects of e-cigarette use and the knowledge of e-cigarettes being at least 95% safer.
In the past decade, the lack of honest and beneficial information being withheld on e-cigs by those above have resulted in continued tobacco use and thereby benefiting those involved with their fiscal decisions to continue their own revenues including taxes, grants, funding and investments by coercing public opinion with propaganda, while acting desperately to avoid responsibility for their actions.
“When tobacco use decreases, less smoking occurs”.
This letter, “signed by 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organization not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.”
That’s from Reuters, here.
In full via NicotinePolicy.net here:
Statement from specialists in nicotine science and public health policy
AGAIN, responsible people in the world have now written this:
COMMENTARY ON WHO REPORT ON ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND ELECTRONIC NON-NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
“The largest threat to is an informed consumer.”
Public health refers to “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.” according to Wikipedia
- Science and art of preventing disease
- Prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts
I’ve covered public health and their challenges they face with understanding harm reduction here.
“Health” organizations in the United States have been heavily opposing vaping products and have NOT endorsed them as tobacco harm reduction products because they are not “approved” by the FDA.
According to regulations released August 8th, 2016, it is illegal for retailers to give advice to consumers. They can’t do that anymore.
You’re not going to shut consumers or organizations up.
Here’s some examples:
THESE are national consumer and industry organizations in the United States who keep US informed.
Thank you, Kat York!
That link is here: Who Is My Representative
Being an inquisitive soul, I decided all on my own over the past few months to ask this direct question on Twitter to MANY “experts”, including ALL of the above. To create a source of non-responses. Each account is active. Each account spouts something nearly every day. Each got the same or similar variant of the same question:
Any comment on the health implications of deceiving adult smokers with regs of #ecigs as “tobacco products”?
I want answers.
I’ve asked the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Tom Frieden.
I’ve asked the Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy.
I’ve ASKED the President & CEO of the American Lung Association, Harold Wimmer:
I’ve asked CEO of the American Cancer Association, Gary Reedy:
I’ve asked “Truth Initiative”:
More than once, I’ve asked the American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown:
I’ve asked the American Medical Association:
I’ve asked the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids:
I’ve asked the Food and Drug Administration:
Among others, I’ve asked Senators Blumenthal and Boxer:
I’ve asked the PRESIDENT of the United States, Barack Obama:
I’ve asked tobacco control “expert” Professor Glantz:
I’ve asked former Centers for Disease Control Director, Michael Erikson:
Among other questions, I chose to ask Secretary Burwell to the premier of A Billion Lives:
Not only did I ask Sec. Burwell, I was hedging my bets – asking tobacco control “expert” Ruth Malone, Dr. Judy Monroe (President/CEO of CDCFound) AND Margaret Cuomo to the premier of A Billion Lives.
There was not ONE response from ANY of these “agencies”. Not one.
No ANSWERS? They’re the authority?
WHY is this acceptable?
WHY are we putting up with this?
WHY are they getting away with it?
the claims by agencies of 480,000 deaths a year from tobacco and related disease is of concern to all of those above, they would do anything in their power to CHANGE that.
They don’t have that desire.
In order to keep the lie alive, their “defense” is, and their ONLY continued efforts and “concerns” are always focused on:
Nicotine. Children. Public Health. Funding.
Because they WANT you to smoke.They are promoting combustible tobacco.
WHO declined to be interviewed for A Billion Lives?
“If you care”
These are just some of the people in the United States government protecting the sales of cigarettes:
Dr. Robert Califf, Deputy Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Medical Products and Tobacco since January 2015. He was appointed after his predecessor, Margaret Hamburg “left” the position, who is facing R.I.C.O. statutes.
Dr. Tom Frieden has been since 2009 the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Acting Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Mitch Zeller, Mitch postures and “leads FDA’s efforts to reduce the disease and death from tobacco use and bring previously unavailable information about its dangers to light”.
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the 22nd Secretary of Health & Human Services.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, laughingly serves as America’s doctor, “providing info to improve public health”
FDA Poised to Issue Rule that Will Be Devastating for Public Health, and Possibly Unconstitutional
Why Grover Norquist Won’t Stop Fighting for Your Right to Vape
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E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
If you are a Professional go HERE.
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You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter
Nicotine is not addictive.
David Goerlitz, The Former Winston Man: “The Gloves Are Off”
Alerted to a new site, Consumers For Advocacy.
Please visit them here:
More to come.
Keep ON #Vaping On.