• Fighting cessation avenues more than tobacco & smoking
  • Abdicating a billion smokers for US astroturf campaigns
  • Bloomberg interference (and CTFK scare tactics)
  • Unable to differentiate vapor from smoke
  • Science denial and seemingly tobacco protectionism

WHO and FCTC ignore the scientific consensus

Interference from private interests

What motivated the opposition to smoking cessation?

It's simple. E-cigarettes have outdone classic tobacco control measures. And organizations depending on tobacco side hustles naturally got nervous about the accelerated smoking decline. Hence resorted to relentless deflections and obstruction. As if unregulated marketing and middle class US teen fads were more important than 8 million deaths per year.

It's not just BigTobacco and pharmaceuticals benefitting from the consequences of smoking, but corporate tobacco control groups in particular. CTFK and TI are prime examples, being funded from tobacco fees themselves. Their agenda doesn't match up to their public proclamations. But pretense and past lies (EVALI) seem to suffice for FCTC submissions. (Obligatory reminder: from the same US that couldn't even be bothered to ratify the treaty.)

Science & reality

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  • More effective than NRT

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  • Flavour fallacy

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  • The lesser evil, still

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Position papers for COP delegates