“That the public perception of e-cigarettes diverts so radically from the actual evidence raises the question: Why? This paper makes the case that the confusion is the intended result of an orchestrated disinformation campaign ... https://t.co/7Ljt7QlqiU
Denial of harm reduction for drug users is made easier by campaigns against safer alternatives for smoking from other mainstream orgs. False science claiming to show 'population-level harm' used to justify denying adults access to safer products and methods.
7/ It's hard to overstate how shocking it is for mainstream organization like @BrookingsInst to host a view that harm reduction increases risk. This is in line with arguments during HIV crisis that we shouldn't provide condoms and anti-virals since it'd increase risky behaviors.
US adult #smoking prevalence rates for first half on 2018.
* Overall rate continues to be below 2017 rate of 14% (13.8%)
* Men (15.6%) smoke more than women (12.1%)
* Whites (15.9%) smoke more than blacks (13.9%)
Let's strive for single digits!
A disgrace and an embarrassment to @FDATobacco & @SGottliebFDA. The most harmful consumer products in the world are on sale on every street corner. The life-saving massively reduced-risk alternative is unavailable, tangled in red-tape and thwarted by ideological opposition. #Fail https://t.co/wobG4Iikfc
Update: My dad just called to tell me, “No more cigarettes.” It’s been two weeks since he first started using a Juul. To my surprise, he went to a smoke shop on his own to buy more pods.
Mayan helped her wife become smoke-free by switching to #vaping. It's time to legalise #vaping in Australia to save lives.
This is the answer when skeptics ask why vapers "need" flavors, or scoff and argue that flavors are "child-appealing." They simply don't understand.
Vaping *is* flavors; it's flavors that give the product a fighting chance to compete with cigarettes for a smoker's interest. https://t.co/iCxjk29PdI