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.
Prior to announcing his resignation last week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had made ending teen vaping a central goal of his tenure. Determined to eliminate what he frequently termed an...
Clive BatesLook closer and @FDATobacco has gone beyond the evidence - the case for the adolescent vaping epidemic doesn't bear scrutiny. If only the media would do its job instead of cheerleading FDA's moral panic.
@BradRodu is on it 👇
This puts it nicely: Life is short and shorter for smokers. Just legalise vaping. That statement is a plain-speaking and hyper-concise dissenting report from Andrew Laming MP, one of two dissenting…
Clive Bates@felly500 Nicely done. Another approach is to concentrate on what we do know, rather than what we don't and (in the absence of time travel) can't know. See "the no long term evidence gambit" in this >
Clive Bates@jonworth It's about lifting the ban Japan imposed on UK beef after the BSE outbreak in 1996. This is separate from the EU deal: a goodwill gesture coinciding with Abe's visit to the UK - where he will undoubtedly deliver some hard truths about Brexit.
Steady lead for staying in EU is much bigger when compared to government’s deal. Brexit is losing support - especially among Labour Leavers.
Clive BatesPolling shows growing 18-point margin (59-41%) for staying in the EU and that millions of Leavers have lost their faith in Brexit making life better.
Can anyone come up with anything positive about Brexit that is reality-based and isn't an empty slogan?