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Thread: Fallacious logic Takes the pleasure out of e-cigarettes

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    Fallacious logic Takes the pleasure out of e-cigarettes

    This is a great article by Chris Snowdon.

    Here's an excerpt;

    The MHRA’s justification for medicalising e-cigarettes is that most vapers (e-cigarette enthusiasts) use them to quit or reduce their smoking. ‘This’, the MHRA says, ‘is comparable to how nicotine replacement products (eg, gums, patches, inhalator), which are licensed as medicines, are used’. This is fallacious logic. Pharmaceutical nicotine products are licensed medicines because pharmaceutical companies needed them to be viewed as such before they could be marketed as cessation aids and prescribed by doctors. There is no other precedent for medicalising products that might help people to quit smoking, whether they contain nicotine (eg, snuff) or are merely substitutes for a habit (eg, chewing gum). Medical approval was a commercial necessity for the pharmaceutical industry, but it is neither necessary nor appropriate for e-cigarettes. No one would expect skimmed milk and Special K to be licensed as medicines just because the anti-obesity drug Alli went down that route, although all of them can be used to help people lose weight.
    Read the full article here.

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    Great article Mavin - thanks

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    Good article. Thanks for posting.

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    A great article, I am getting more and more worried about our hobby. A hell of a lot of these articles are coming to the fore.


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    This has to be one of the best pieces I've read to date. Thanks for the link. I've copied it on my FB page.
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    I'm very fond of Christopher Snowdon

 

 

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