In Public Health We Trust.
Public health. They’re in a position of authority, they’ve earned their degree. They’ve read “everything there is” to know about -it- they’ve graciously
given you forced their “findings” of their opinion and that’s final. YOU are not to question their facts. In fact, they don’t like colleagues questioning them. How dare you pretend to know more?
Don’t you trust them? How dare you bark at the hierarchies heralded by their own set of elite standards? Peer reviewed, in most cases! Are you *peon* questioning the integrity and arrogance of public health, when you know damn good & well they’re just looking out for YOU? You’ve got a lot of nerve.
“There’s a pill for that”.
If you can’t find your “less harm” calculator, that’s not my problem, got it? If arrogance supersedes your rational thoughts, and your “training” as a anti-tobacco or tobacco control “
expert” cult member keeps you warm and educated, do consider finding your degree & a shredder.
If you’re NOT convinced or intellectually challenged, go here.
YOUR responsibility is to report facts. Picking only the facts you like in most instances ~ isn’t responsibility. The whole truth. E-cigarettes are about a choice, by individuals, to do less harm. We are individuals who aren’t afraid to question (or educate) you, or the paper you wrote on. If you’re one who likes to flash your credentials & experience…Please.
Not impressed. I know, new territory for you, but suck it up.
I’ll just leave this here:
Definition of credibility (Merriam-Webster)
1: the quality or power of inspiring belief <an account lacking in credibility>
Don’t stare at that too long, you may convince yourself of that quality, power or that you have
Definition of accountability (Merriam-Webster)
THIS is where I get
pretty pissed off. To have accountability, you must be willing to accept responsibility – and that’s where the line gets tangled in the weeds.
You KNOW – basking in your own glory – nicotine replacement therapies are a product of the pharmaceutical companies biggest imaginations, marketed to the masses.
You KNOW success rates of “nicotine replacement therapies” are a measly 3-7%– yet you’ll encourage a 93% FAILURE rate without a second thought.
Don’t be coy, you also – because you’re an expert, KNOW without tobacco, without MAOI’s (I had to learn what “maoi’s” are – look it up) nicotine is not addictive.
And of COURSE, being the expert you “ARE” –
with all due respect, you KNOW that
but…. You’ll sit silently instead, knowing all that, and still puff out your chest saying “e-cigarettes” are “________” and think you’re “right” ?
I’m on your trail. I’m stepping on your tails.
The silence is deafening.
deafening silenceA silence or lack of response that reveals something significant, such as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm
Can you hear it? Silence from those who are trusted in the world of “health” is deafening for vaping products. The arena in which the game is played is deliberately intricate and there is no level playing field. Please keep smoking
I don’t know about you (yes I do), but I don’t like being wrong. I also don’t mind being corrected when I’m wrong – or misinformed myself. It happens. When you’re going to stomp your precious opinion into the world – you’re bound to find opposition – or at minimum, a different point of view. I didn’t say “better”, I said different.
Get off your high
horse unicorn, set your silver dollar down on the table and show your hand… earn some respect. LISTEN. You want to be trusted, you want the credibility, earn it.
Are there exceptions to this in the public health arena? Absolutely.
Clearly to protect your reputation, there must be a filter. Clean that. Clearly I don’t have the time nor do I have the responsibility to make you happy. I have a full time job. I do not get paid by the “e-cigarette industry”. I am not “big tobacco”. I am, however, a consumer – looking out for other consumers. I (we) are looking for THE worst scenario in EVERY, and I mean e v e r y single post, article, opinion and published thought there IS, scientific or otherwise. Globally, mind you.
You could choose to lose the credibility & trust you’ve worked
so hard to obtain and maintain all these years – but I’m going to let you demonstrate your knowledge (or lack thereof) by looking things up, having a bit of class and standing up for yourselves and more importantly, the public. To recap, I’m questioning your lack of responsibility, silence, authority, credibility, accountability and simply do not trust you.
I’m here for you. Many are. Ask questions. There are organizations you could call, email, check. Science you can find. It’s all to the left & right of your screen on this blog. If it’s NOT in here, I’ll GLADLY find it for you.
You’ve run out of excuses, you’ve run out of what-if’s, might’s, maybe’s and….
You honestly can’t use the children without sounding like a – well – public health parrot.
You DO however, have the right to your opinion about vaping products.
Don’t like my “tone”?
See Clive here:
There may be a quiz.
You can join medical, science, data and research colleagues here if you doubt me.
Organizations in the U.S.A.
- American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA)
- American Vaping Association
- CASAA – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
- National Vapers Club
- NOT BLOWING SMOKE
- Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition
- Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association SFATA
- The Vaping Militia
- Vapor Technology Association
E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
E-cigarette NEWS you can use… Monday thru Friday
is here from my friends across the pond at Vapers.org.uk.
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