Honouring bogus work
Stanton Glantz is probably the most famous anti-tobacco harm reduction advocate in the world. He wrote a study claiming vaping caused heart attacks but the heart attacks happened when the people were still smoking and before they started vaping. Despite the study being retracted, Canada’s tobacco control featured him in their annual conference.
With endless resources and funding, the government is fully capable of reviewing the evidence on vaping. Yet, they are still deceiving the public by blaming nicotine eliquid for EVALI. Eliquid has been legal & regulated in Canada since May 2018.
Cooking coils for CO
This study in the headlines claimed that vaping produces carbon monoxide (CO). No CO was produced at manufacture specified levels (55-70 W). They tested 2 eliquids & only tested the 2nd eliquid above specified levels. They measured CO from the wreckage.
CDC contradicts their evidence
As a national health authority, the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a responsibility to report on the facts. During the lung injury outbreak, despite the growing evidence that THC cartridges were the cause, the CDC alluded that nicotine eliquid was to blame. They are guilty of confirmation bias.
Federal government complicit
Smoking makes people very sick. Sick people are very profitable for the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry is the largest lobbying power in the USA; the oil and gas industry has half the lobbying power of the pharmaceutical industry. This may explain why the US House of Representatives attempted to ban tobacco harm reduction which didn’t cause the lung injuries and promote cannabis use which did cause the lung injuries.
Terry Dean fear mongering
Since teens have been experimenting with vaping, youth smoking rate has plummeted! This being ignored by government, health authorities and “health-related” nonprofits like the Canadian Cancer Society! Why are they lying about the ‘gateway’ effect? ?
We believe that health authorities, such as the Canadian Medical Assoc. Journal, tell the truth. We trust them, accept what they say & let it influence our opinions. What happens when we learn they are lying? We wonder what else they are lying about.
CBC got it wrong
CBC claims that 42% of vapers are “converts”; that they “SWITCHED from smoking”. The original document reads 42% were “SWITCHING” meaning they were dual users. The 58% CBC named “new users’, implying new nicotine users, like youth; actually they are ex-smokers.
Nonprofits quoting bad science
The Canadian Cancer Society requested the gov’t make vaping less enjoyable for smokers by banning flavours. ? They cite a 45% increase in youth smoking from the Hammond study as their rational. Statistics Canada reported a DECREASE in youth smoking.
Cancer from smoking is profitable
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) has an annual revenue of about $187,000,000. Cancer from smoking kills 21,366 Canadians annually and many more suffer with the disease. CCS having a problem with vaping is like an AIDS clinic having a problem with condoms.
Bloomberg invests in smokers
Big name, big money, big business. Did you know that half of the stocks, bonds and mutual funds are owned by the 1%? Than means they own the tobacco companies AND the companies that profit from smoking-related diseases.
The lies are working
The pervasive misinformation has successfully convinced the public that eliquid is a source of EVALI. In 4 months, the lies convinced 13% of people that vaping is MORE harmful than smoking, The public now demand tobacco harm reduction bans.
FDA ends harm reduction
The FDA has a long track record of anti-harm reduction. As of May 12, 2020, the vast majority of flavours in eliquid will disappear from the American market. Those who want to stay off of cigarettes will have to go to the black market for harm reduction.
AMA profits off of smokers
Over 14 million Americans suffer with smoking-related diseases. Treating these diseases are very profitable for doctors, pharma, medical supply companies, etc. The AMA agrees with the FDA Pre-Market Tobacco Application (which applies to harm reduction
State officials & harm reduction
In 1998, the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) guaranteed states would receive annual payments from the tobacco industry. These payments are based on a portion of cigarette sales for the year. If smokers switch to vaping, then the states receive less. Utilizing the outbreak, Gov. Baker discouraged the smokers in Massachusetts from switching to a 95% safer alternative source of nicotine, vaping.
Terry Dean’s work hsitory
Did you know that people that run ‘health-related’ nonprofits have histories of working for big corporations that profit off of sick people? These same people cycle into gov’t agencies, academic institutions & back to high paying corporate positions. ?
BC gov’t taxes harm reduction
Our society takes care of the sick, provides disability to those that are disabled & supplies fire departments; our taxes cover the costs. Smoking creates more sickness, disability and fires. Vaping reduces the harm and therefore these tax expenditures.
Myths or facts
In late February 2020, the CDC closes the case on EVALI because they had identified the source, took action and the injuries disappeared. However, in Canada during the same time, Health Canada continued to resist telling the truth to Canadians.
CMAJ promotes harm
For 3 months, health authorities such as the Canadian Medical Assoc. Journal unjustly included eliquid as a contributor to EVALI. The deception is followed with a demand to create new harm by making flavours in eliquid illegal & drive it underground.
England started warning the public about the health risks of smoking in 1957; the USA waited until 1964. How many US citizens continued to smoke and got sick because they were not informed? It’s happening again!
San Fran Ban
Harm reduction started in the 80’s AIDS crisis. The gay population started using condoms to lower their risk. It’s ironic that a city with a high gay population bans harm reduction for the most preventable cause of disease & death of its constituents! ?
Sarah Rivin decieves the public
It’s frustrating to read incorrect information about harm reduction from representatives from “health”-related nonprofits. Where are they getting their information from? The public trusts them and their misinformation scares smokers from harm reduction.
Robert Redfield statement
Despite the mounting evidence that the CDC was collecting that the vaping related lung injuries were cause from illegal THC cartridges, the director of the CDC continued to spread fear about tobacco harm reduction (nicotine vaping).
AHA discourages harm reduction
Everyday we read health-related nonprofits lack of support for tobacco harm reduction. Why is this? Well, if you consider they exist because people have illnesses like heart disease then wouldn’t the reduction in risk from vaping threaten their revenue?
Jack Boomer quote
To make vaping attractive to current smokers, eliquid comes in many flavour because adults like flavours.?
That’s why there are 1000’s of flavours of alcohol.
Teens are being used to ban eliquid flavours & make harm reduction unattractive to smokers.
Health-related regulatory bodies
During the outbreak, health-related regulatory bodies, such as the American Medical Association, joined the CDC in avoiding the truth as to the causality of the outbreak. They continued to deceive the public about tobacco harm reduction with the fear-based narratives they have been promoting for years. As a result, health professionals continue to be misinformed about tobacco harm reduction.
First case of EVALI in Canada
Dr. Chris Mackie, the medical officer for the Middlesex-London Health Unit in Ontario declared the first of 19 cases in Canada. His diagnosis was lipoid pneumonia. Countless headlines, articles, TV news programs and experts repeated the narrative and blamed harm reduction.
Mr. Stone smoking advocate
In BC smoking kills 5,295 people per year. That’s 66,923 years of life lost…fathers, grandmothers… The BC taxpayer pays $1 BILLION/yr for smoking. Todd Stone wants to make harm reduction unattractive to smokers. Reduce the harm, reduce the cost! Is he aware of what smoking costs the BC taxpayer every year?
Recommends inhaling nicotine
Dr. Tereza Martinu, respirologist, was a guest on media. She admitted that vitamin E acetate was found in all the EVALI biopsies & is used in THC concentrates. She suggests that inhaling nicotine through vaping may be the cause. Then she encourages people to use nicotine inhalers.
Hiding the truth
As of April 16, 2020, the Government of Canada’s webpage on EVALI mentions nicotine 5 times but only mentions the cause of EVALI (vitamin E acetate in illegal THC cartridges) just once. This is the source of information that all provincial health authorities and all Canadian health professionals would consider to be the most current, unbiased and accurate.
American Lung Association
The thing about a trusted source of information is that once that source is found to be deceiving about something, they lose credibility.
The American Lung Assoc. was founded in 1904 & their mission has changed as it now includes anti-harm reduction.
Organizations that want Canadians to keep smoking
These agencies want to stop promotions for tobacco harm reduction. 5.7 million Canadians smoke and over a million suffer with smoking-related diseases. Smoking makes people sick & sick people are profitable for the companies that fund these agencies.
Not-for-profits are tax exempt because they are supposed to practice benevolent behaviours like facilitating informed decision making about harm reduction, illness prevention and health promotion. They are reliant on donations from pharmaceutical companies and grants from government for funding. Unfortunately, this can alter the accuracy of their public advice and recommendations.
The United Kingdom (UK) promotes vaping for smokers. They are different than most of the world because they reviewed the science on vaping before the global false narrative got to them. The lies were so pervasive that even their citizens became misinformed.
HC acknowledges cause
Health Canada (HC) was questioned by CBC as to the cause of EVALI because the Gov’t of Canada approved the sale of THC cartridges during the EVALI outbreak. HC clearly communicates that they understand EVALI is cause from illegal THC carts and not from nicotine eliquid.
Enduring false causation
For weeks, Dr. Mackie continued to blame nicotine vaping for the lung injury during interviews with media. Anti-smoking agencies across Canada and the US demanded banning flavours in eliquid making tobacco harm reduction less attractive to smokers.
Trying hard to blame harm reduction
Question: since vaping has been around for 10 years, why the sudden outbreak of EVALI? Dr. Martinu’s answer was there was such an increase in vaping that there are now enough cases to see it. She failed to give the percent of increase or the time frame.