This paper turned up in my weekly search of PubMed. Invalidity of an Oft-Cited Estimate of the Relative Harms of Electronic Cigarettes. Eissenberg T, Bhatnagar A, Chapman S, Jordt SE, Shihadeh A, S…
Clive BatesVaping is still at least 95% lower risk than smoking - debunking a feeble and empty critique.
A new harsh-but-fair blog on the recent Eissenberg, Bhatnagar, Chapman et al effort to criticise the seminal @PHE_uk and @RCPLondon vaping risk communication.
The fight against teen vaping and flavored e-cigarettes just got a $160 million boost from Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg Philanthropies revealed Tuesday morning that it's funding a new program aimed at ending the epidemic of vaping, following a new...
Clive BatesBillionaire @MikeBloomberg spends $160m on protecting the cigarette trade from much safer alternatives to cigarettes, offers numerous falsehoods about vaping, argues that teen vaping permanently lowers IQ by 10-15 points, which is utter nonsense.
Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That's the good thing about them because the problem is in p...
Clive BatesBillionaire @MikeBloomberg calls for taxes on the poor to punish them for their own good. He fails to understand how people, especially poor people, respond to ‘sin taxes’ or why regressive taxes harm them.
THE EU’s trade chief has controversially declared Boris Johnson will either get a “bare bones” trade deal from Brussels next year or none at all. Sabine Weyand told business bosses last week that t…
Clive BatesA glimpse of the #Brexit future. Absolutely unflinching and stone cold EU negotiator tells U.K. how it’s going to be.
The Sun says she faces a “Tory backlash”. Why should she care? Why wouldn’t that be a win for the EU?
The billionaire busybody is pushing bans on the flavored e-cigarettes that offer a harm-reducing alternative to smoking.
Clive BatesWhatever @MikeBloomberg intends, the *effect* of his war on vaping is to support the cigarette trade, thwart pro-health innovation, and prolong the epidemic of smoking-related disease. Consequences, not intentions, matter in public health. #killer
You may have read some pretty scary articles in recent weeks about how ‘vaping’ is causing health problems – including deaths – in the USA. We use inverted commas around the word vaping because it is by far the real story.
Clive BatesThe Big Vaping Scare: Nothing to See Here.
Useful actionable public health communications from a consumer responsible group @NNAlliance contrasts sharply with 'bad actors' pumping up an irrelevant scare story because they don't like vaping.
Clive BatesThe new Bhatta & @ProfGlantz paper on vaping and respiratory disease that is wasting valuable newsprint in the UK today should not have been published. I wrote about it when it was still a conference abstract, along with other stuff that he says on this
The rapid rise of smoke-free nicotine products, especially vaping, is the most disruptive
influence on smoking in decades. These products are challenging not only smoked tobacco's
stranglehold on the nicotine market but also the public health...
E-cigarettes are estimated to be 95% less hazardous than conventional cigarettes, yet San Francisco is banning them while leaving Marlboros.
Clive BatesA blistering attack on the astonishing self-harming stupidity and misplaced priorities of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors - by @slsatel & @EricaJSandberg
"San Francisco, banning e-cigarettes is the worst solution to your least pressing problem"
The UK’s membership of the European Union is fundamental to the success of the motor industry, both now and in the future. Click to read how Brexit will effect the UK car industry.
Clive BatesWhy did no one warn us that Brexit would harm the automotive sector costing jobs in places that really need them? Why did no one tell us that for Brexit to work things would need to stay the about same as if we remained in the EU?
A second referendum would see the population resoundingly vote for the UK to remain in the EU, a new poll has found.
Clive BatesRemain would win a second Brexit referendum 58:42. The will of the people has evolved in the the light of greater knowledge and the debunking of lies and fantasies. Democracy must not be betrayed by the illegal and fraudulent Leave campaign of 2016.
Caught in its auto-induced moral panic about the teen vaping epidemic, the FDA has decided that it would be better if certain vaping products were harder to get hold of than cigarettes, and the one…
Clive BatesBizarre FDA vaping retail restrictions more likely to do harm than good - my comment on new @FDATobacco restrictions on which shops can sell what and how.
Comment period closes 30 April. You have a voice - use it!
Clive BatesI hope the no-deal fanatic are paying attention: EU will not engage with the UK subsequently unless the UK meets obligations on money, citizens rights and the Irish border (i.e. withdrawal agreement). So unless no-deal means never-deal, UK will comply.