TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION: "The best harm-reducing alternative to smoking, of course, is simply not smoking."
Quitting is not a harm-reducing "alternative," it's another version of "quit or die."
Harm reduction is for people who don't want to quit OR die.
THE WAR ON VAPING: "Although the FDA acknowledges the harm-reducing potential of ENDS, in practice it is giving that benefit short shrift. Other policy makers, meanwhile, are proceeding as if the lives of smokers count for nothing." ~Jacob Sullum
EXPOSING ANTI-VAPING PROPAGANDA: What Senator Durbin did here is use deceptive percentages because they fit his anti-vaping agenda.
20% of high school youth = 3 million
4.5% of adults = 10.9 million
Over 3x as many adults use vapor products—and that FACT is saving lives!
Brad Rodu tells #GTNF that all science, whether from the industry or tobacco control advocates must be held to the same standard and journals should remove poor quality studies and publish corrections when needed.
I like how a fake vape company can get @verified but a legit, registered non-profit like @CASAAmedia can't...
CALL TO ACTION: A proposed federal tax on far safer alternatives to smoking will disproportionately impact the very communities who need more SUPPORT not more stigma and financial burden. HARM REDUCTION should NOT be DISCOURAGED! #LGBTQ
TAKE ACTION! https://casaa.org/call-to-action/stop-an-excessive-federal-tax-on-safer-nicotine-products/
It is almost 2022, and FDA has only granted market orders for heated and combustible cigarettes through the PMTA process. Make it make sense. #TobaccoHarmReduction #VapingSavesLives
Urge Congress to reject a tax on safer nicotine products like vaping, snus, and smokeless tobacco that would be the same as the tax on cigarettes, the most harmful tobacco product. https://casaa.org/call-to-action/stop-an-excessive-federal-tax-on-safer-nicotine-products/?fbclid=IwAR1kdq6FqKsxWNrbQ6tsT8-_Pz5RDM7sP99lRy846zFJpEkEt2Hd5ZXBiVY
COMMENTARY: (THR) "In truth, evidence shows that frequent youth use is about as rare in the US as it is in the UK. Yet it seems to serve the anti-vaping organizations’ agenda to prolong the myth—while engaging in bizarre efforts to terrify kids that frequently end up backfiring."
A ubiquitous British slang word for a cigarette is also an offensive slur in the States. But if social media is anything to go by, the nicotine taboos run deeper than vocabulary.
By Martin Cullip:
Very frustrated by the @DepressionStick campaign. It’s based on a single cross-sectional study as best I can tell. It also seems wildly inappropriate to try to capitalize on teen depression as a tobacco control message during a damn pandemic