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Friday, 16 November 2012

LETTER OF APPEAL TO THE WHO FROM CLIVE BATES: FIRST DO NO HARM



Clive Bates , a public policy adviser to the Welsh Government,  is a former  director of ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) .

Contrary to many, perhaps even most anti-smoker advocates who abide by the ''quit or die'' philosophy, he firmly believes  that  harm reduced products such as  smokeless tobacco and/or e-cigarettes are a much less risky alternative to those who refuse or cannot totally give up tobacco. 

This link  http://www.clivebates.com/?p=674 will take you to an open letter he has addressed to the delegates of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, COP-5, who are meeting in Seoul this week to discuss future global tobacco policy.   

A few
 well known anti-tobacco advocates have also echoed his opinion in the comment section that the ''quit or die'' WHO policy is  counter-productive and seemingly motivated by interests other than the smoker's health.  

Hopefully, a majority of the delegates at the COP-5 convention will be governed by reason and evidence ( or lack thereof)  and vote down future policies that are designed to serve the interests of corporate funders of anti-tobacco and die-hard ideologists,  at the detriment of the people's health. 

Related reading on the COP-5 convention:  





Friday, 9 November 2012

SLIPPERY SLOPE? NAH WE MUST BE INVENTING THINGS AGAIN.

So let's see a raise of hands from all those who thought we were wearing tinfoil hats when we said that once you give in to one type of government encroachment the rest will follow...one by one.   

Are you willing to also let this one be adopted without putting up a fight? 

Read the article:  

Ontario doctors urge junk food warning labels and taxes

And watch a video:   




 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

NICOTINE IS NOT NECESSARILY WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE SMOKING, SO WHY KEEP THE NICOTINE ADDICTION MYTH ALIVE?

 
Pr. Robert Molimard has been saying it for decades. Now Dr. Michael Siegel finally acknowledges it. Nicotine is not necessarily the sole reason or even the reason people smoke.

Excerpts from: http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/11/obsession-with-nicotine-as-sole.html

''The tobacco control movement's obsession with nicotine as the sole factor in smoking addiction has contributed to its missing a golden opportunity to save lives: the development of electronic cigarettes. ''

''The tobacco control movement's pre-occupation with smoking cessation drugs that target nicotine receptors is not a coincidence. The movement is heavily funded by Big Pharma and has followed the money, rather than the best interests of the nation's smokers in finding ways to help them.''
And here is precisely what Pr. Molimard has been saying for as long as he studied tobacco:

''Since no formal evidence of dependence to pure nicotine has yet to be produced, the conclusion that nicotine alone is addictive is not a syllogism, but rath
er, pure sophistry.''

''And yet, against all scientific rigor, this fallacy was implanted through repetition, hammered in as an unassailable truth, all with the support of health authorities and politicians.''
 
'' Because having arbitrarily decided that nicotine alone explains tobacco dependence and having it engrained in the minds of doctors, the authorities and the public, any research on the other possible factors of this dependency is now excluded in advance and a vast new market is made available for commercial exploitation by the pharmaceutical industry. ''

http://cagecanada.blogspot.ca/2010/12/beliefs-manipulation-and-lies-in.html