What a crazy day. It felt like the prior ten years of my life had all been building to that moment.
My partner's sister was getting married and I missed the wedding due to this. I rushed back to my rental car after the meeting and drove 3 hours home to make the reception.
Last year, @GregTHR speaks to @realDonaldTrump and explained exactly, eloquently, the problem and solution.
The non-profit political front groups gave rhetoric without solutions. 👇
"Safe needle distribution. Condoms. Methadone maintenance programs. Naloxone kits. Managed alcohol programs. These are all examples of harm reduction initiatives ... But when applied to smoking, the concept of harm reduction has not yet broken through."
Hey, I admit I'm biased, but I think the updated CASAA website is beautiful and ten times as functional as it used to be.
Everyone should go check it out, and thank @RubrDuckyUrThe1 for the incredible work she's done.
(Also please donate.)
Gov. Lujan Grisham has never struck me as an ideologue on tobacco issues. No one on the shortlist for HHS is going to be a hero on the issue, but a HHS Secretary who lets FDA CTP run its own agency is better than a prohibitionist out looking for a legacy on "fighting tobacco."
Biden eyes New Mexico governor, Obama surgeon general for health secretary https://politi.co/37ll0Kv via @politico
Shame on Big Tobacco for seeking to overturn California's law ending sales of flavored tobacco. Once again, they're putting profits ahead of kids and lives.
After a 33% decline in youth last-month vaping in 2019, new study (pre peer review) suggests rates dropped even more: from 27.5% in 2019 to 11.3-16.5% as of Nov. 2020. *Not sure about the methodology used though https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.21.20236133v1
This month, @TC_BMJ published a report insinuating that consumer comment towards #COP8FCTC was part of some mythical industry plot. I submitted a response on behalf of the @NNAlliance arguing that consumer engagement should be welcomed, not demonised https://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2020/11/06/tobaccocontrol-2020-055889.responses#it-should-be-welcomed-that-consumers-are-engaging-with-decisions-which-affect-them
The point about @BloombergDotOrg funded proxies is serious. The attack is a desperate and intimidating (and failed) effort to find anything, no matter how obtuse or tangential, to dismiss good science as an industry-influenced conspiracy. McCarthyite, anti-science and despicable. https://twitter.com/farsalinosk/status/1330479809156304896
Nicotine studies launched in France, including a study in ICU pts. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04598594 Meanwhile, Bloomberg launched another character-assassination campaign, hiring journalists to interrogate us for our studies. Shameful, mafia-style tactics, no respect for science and facts
These are the important questions for which regulators were invented. https://twitter.com/GerryDales/status/1331064780505931778
Turkeys are not considered projectiles. https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article179255816.html