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    Judge rules top anti-vaping experts tainted by big pharma $$, FDA committee disbanded

    Apart from a top Uni California San Fran antivaping expert being found to be tainted by big pharma funding, and was booted from the FDA committee:

    Since the 1980s, Dr. Benowitz has consulted for numerous pharmaceutical companies about the design of the NRT and other smoking-cessation drugs. Tobacco Truth: Federal Judge to FDA: Tobacco Advisory Panel Tainted by Conflicts of Interest

    It seems this Dr Benowitz co-wrote antivaping papers with Professor Stanton Glantz (vapers enemy No 1) for the WHO: E-Cigarettes

    You have to wonder, was Stanton Glantz also being funded by GSK and Pfizer (who make NRT products), at the same time he got $20 million from the FDA?

    That would a very serious conflict of interest if true.
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    Nice find.

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    I actually took the time to scan the judges decision on this .... pretty damning ... about time someone took notice of the fact of the massive conflicts of interest the whole tobacco debate has ... and these self same "unbiased" "experts" are the ones loudest or connected to the ones loudest in the anti-vaping front .

    Its like letting pedophiles be in charge of the education department and Youth Services ....
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    Unfortunately Fatman, this is not confined to the tobacco/vaping field, look no further then the AGW topic to see corruption at its most prolific.
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    Monika Kosinka who works for European Public Health Alliance tweet from earlier this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugboatofdeath View Post
    Monika Kosinka who works for European Public Health Alliance tweet from earlier this year

    That's really scandalous. I strongly suspect the dodgy Harsh Vardhan, Indian Health Minister is getting brown paper bags from big pharma, especially with the level of ludicrous statements he's been making:

    Harsh Vardhan favours ban on e-cigarette | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

    Has anyone got any further info about his funding sources?

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    wow, there really is a conspiracy
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    Conspiracy is really just the lowest of human nature allowed to run amok behind closed doors. Like a fungus it's fertilised by shit and grows in dark places.

    It's everywhere. I came across this article this morning. A consultant to the Oil & Gas industry on how to play dirty in the fight against the anti-fracking movement in a speech that was leaked to the New York Times. What a charmer.

    "Mr Berman repeatedly boasted about how he could take cheques from the Oil and Gas industry executives -he said he had already collected six-figure contributions from some of the executives in the room- and then hide their role in funding his campaigns."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/us...ml?ref=us&_r=0

    Clearly this is status normal, and kudos to the guy who leaked it.
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    the basest of human nature at work
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    This kind of a regulatory battle isn't going to be won by the vape industry on moral grounds. The e-cig/vape lobby needs to make some friends and put up a fight with the same methods. Disorganised as the industry is it can't expect to somehow also reinvent the wheel on how policy is drafted.
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