No time for a real post today, but the discussion in the comments from the last one has more than a post’s worth of comments (and it is still going — I will respond more tomorrow).
But since the current thread has been asking the question about whether Stanton Glantz is clueless, a liar, or both, I will offer the latest piece of evidence that he is clearly clueless. In his testimony for the recent FDA hearings, which he posted today, he included this gem when whining about the apparently thousands of testimonials from people who submitted their stories of successful THR:
Furthermore, many submitters appeared to be following specific instructions offered by the e-cigarette companies’ Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association.
Yes, despite the fact that anyone with a modicum of knowledge about the world of THR and e-cigarettes knows we are a volunteer consumer organization, to say nothing of the clue offered by the words Consumer Advocates in our name, Glantz cannot figure out that we are not a vendor organization. And, of course, the “specific instructions” were basically “if you are someone who succeeded with THR when all the ANTZ bludgeoning could not lead you to abstinence, let FDA know about it.” Yeah, we sure can’t trust the actual stakeholders, the people who this really affects, to tell their stories, now can we?