Just a quick aside: I was just noticing some examples of the common ANTZ practice of responding to justifiable ridicule (about anti-THR lies or their general tobacco prohibition campaigns) by suggesting the existence of criticism is evidence that their critics are wrong. It is the strangest thing, when you realize that this is what they are doing. They do not even try to argue with the critiques of their various absurdities and stupidities. They actually seem to think that the mere act of citing critiques is an argument in their favor. This is perhaps the simplest and most damning evidence that they are basically a religious cult, as well as the simpler fact that they live in an echo chamber.
Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR)THR is the public health strategy of encouraging smokers to switch to low-risk alternatives like smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. It is the only proven method for reducing smoking below about a fifth of the population once it becomes established. (So why would anyone be anti-THR? See the "About" page.)
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- Sorry, but Anna Gilmore is still lying about economics
a few comments by readers and other important peopleThey won't stop until we make them look like fools. posted by DC2 at e-cigarette-forum
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Smoking cessation is so insidious. It just creeps up on you! by mav, from the comments, parodying claims of anti-THR activists
Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally. John Maynard Keynes
Opposition to THR is an entirely dishonest enterprise. from Phillips & Rodu submitted version of a recent paper, sadly removed due to a reviewer's objections
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley
The continuing scourge of [smoking]-produced disease is unlikely to yield to today’s "evidence-based" interventions. (scare quotes added) Kenneth E Warner; see post if the implications are not obvious