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    Can anyone translate this - French to English?

    Scandale en vue? L'industrie pharmaceutique a graissé la patte de politiciens pour discréditer la cigarette électronique

    Suspect it is interesting, but don't speak much French.

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    Turns out it is interesting ... via google translate

    Scandal in sight? The pharmaceutical industry has bribed politicians to discredit the electronic cigarette


    Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the largest pharmaceutical companies have spent millions of euros in recent years to make the wrong pub electronic cigarette. Especially with organizations and medical associations. And that includes the "prestigious" American Thoracic Society (ATS), which includes more than 15,000 lung specialists worldwide. But that's not all! Some politicians may also be involved. The pharmaceutical lobby would have overpowered and some lawmakers paid for it tightening their laws against electronic cigarettes.

    The influence of large pharmaceutical companies on governments and the European Commission, had already been revealed by Bloomberg in February. Explicit emails strongly advised them to adopt strict laws in relation to the electronic cigarette. Including GSK and Johnson & Johnson. Today, it seems that these industrial giants have also donated millions of euros for medical organizations and lobbies to make believe that the e-cigarette was as bad for health as smoking. Independent studies say the opposite, however. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the oldest medical association and most respected in the world, recently published a 200-page report to end the nonsense that are told about this "cigarette".
    "Despite misconceptions on the subject," concludes this huge report, there is no evidence that electronic cigarettes are as harmful to health as cigarettes called "regular." On the contrary, there is not even any evidence that they are dangerous at all.
    "Saving millions of lives"

    "People should not worry," the researchers said, "smoking electronic cigarettes, actively or passively, poses no health risk." Promote electronic smoking among smokers, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), would contribute "tremendously" in reducing the mortality rate.
    Furthermore, according to the SPC always, there is no evidence that electronic cigarettes grow nonsmokers to get started. In contrast again. They are "only beneficial to encourage smokers to quit." According to Professor John Britton, head of the advisory group on tobacco RCP: "It is time to stop the controversy and speculation on electronic smoking What matters is that it helps people stop us.. have the opportunity to save millions of lives. "
    Bad news for the pharmaceutical lobby

    This study suggests that the electronic cigarette is now the most effective way to fight against tobacco addiction. And that of course it annoys a lot of pharmaceutical manufacturers . Well yes, they do not just sell nicotine patches or pills to make you quit. They also spend a lot of money for selling drugs. Drugs used to treat those symptoms of smoking.
    It seems that even politicians are wet in this case. The pharmaceutical industry has used all its financial power to make laws binding vote. Including the United States, o ù seven Democratic senators were bribed to death with hundreds of thousands of euros . Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceuticals and CVS are cited. This also affects Europe: Martin Callanan, a British Conservative politician and former MEP, admitted that European directives on e-cigarettes have been developed under the pressure of the pharmaceutical sector . "The answer I received when I raised this problem is always the same: the drug industry has too much to lose if the e-cigarette came to supplant or even replace the patches or chewing gum to nicotine, "he declared.
    "A Billion Lives"

    Recently, this documentary film "a billion lives", said the bottom of this story. Shocking images that show how the pharmaceutical industry come to pass financial interests before public health. you we highly recommend it. It is available here in English.

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    Dont mean to spam but here is the article link they refer to as well (its in english)


    Glaxo Memo Shows Drug Industry Lobbying on E-Cigarettes

    Glaxo Memo Shows Drug Industry Lobbying on E-Cigarettes - Bloomberg
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    “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
    "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
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    Talking of Glaxo

    From this months Pharmacy Daily (An Aussie Pharmacy Industry mag):

    GSK breathes easy

    Australia’s largest supplier of vaccines to the Government’s National Immunisation Programme, GlaxoSmithKline Australia (GSK),
    has reported its 2015 results to the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) with strong input from its respiratory
    business.

    The company reported revenue of $925m for its continuing operations and a profit before tax of $17.6m in 2015.

    The report included Consumer Healthcare, a joint venture with Novartis since March last year, and ViiV, a joint venture with Pfizer and
    Shionogi focused on HIV.

    GSK holds a controlling equity interest globally of 63.5% since it acquired Novartis’ global vaccine business, excluding influenza
    vaccines, and GSK divested its marketed oncology portfolio.

    Also in 2015, GSK completed the sale of its Australian-based Opiates business to Sun Pharmaceuticals.
    and more here: http://www.smh.com.au/business/comme...02-ghf72y.html

    That they pay a pittance in tax only adds to the insult of them actually then turning around using that tax avoidance money to spend it to lobby goverment against things like vaping

    This is the same company who not too far back got fined $3 billion for failing to report the life-threatening side effects of its diabetes drug Avandia, and theyre the ones lobbying governemnts
    to enforce testing and complicance for all vaping related gear?

    And not far away (one column to be prescise):

    Pharmacists help quit

    Community pharmacists have been identified by the National Institute for Health Research, a
    division of the UK NHS, as “effective and probably cost-effective for stopping smoking among adults,
    especially when compared to usual care without nicotine replacement.”

    The interventions identified by the Institute as suitable for pharmacy delivery include behavioural
    support and nicotine replacement therapy and were most effective when both were delivered together.
    The review also looked at other community pharmacy-delivered interventions, like weight loss, but
    the evidence was less strong for the long term impact of these. A significant factor for the
    Institute in its report was the greater accessibility of pharmacists compared to GP services, especially
    for hard to reach populations.
    Let me guess, here, in Oz, theyre going to suggest whatever theyre told to by the nice pharma man who takes them out for a nice meal...and
    gives them a brown paper bag...

    It means its not like a chemist ever turned around and monitized their customers with ongoing crank therapies, right Terry Ferguson?

    They'll pick whatever keeps the poor people, primed and twisted against vaping by their pharma overlords, coming back...Patches/Tablets and Sprays for everyone


    The theres this:

    X-22 cuts craving

    funded by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pfizer, three studies have
    demonstrated the ability of Heracles Pharma’s very low nicotine tobacco, X-22 to satisfy a smoker’s
    craving for cigarettes while separating the act of smoking from the rapid delivery of nicotine.

    The company is seeking a strategic pharmaceutical partner to fund a final Phase III clinical study to help
    in its application to the FDA for approval of X-22 as a prescription-based smoking cessation aid.

    X-22 cigarettes have 95% less nicotine than regular cigarettes, the company claims.
    The X-22, so you can still get your smoke on and still die from burning tobacco leaves, but no, we cant have water vapor, thats bad...

    http://herculespharma.com/x22/

    Enjoy this line, i did:
    X-22 is poised to disrupt and penetrate the stale multi-billion dollar smoking cessation market, and increase the number of smokers willing to try quitting.
    Anyways, im feeling hungry, like i could go a pack of life changing Tony Ferguson Ancient Grains Corn Chips
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    I think Pharma are being a lot more circumspect in their anti-vaping PR nowadays. They usually channel the funding through puppet orgs; American Lung Association, Amer Academy of Pediatrics, RJWF etc. There are certain media companies they hire which are known for "changing public opinion".

    And they're doing a great job it seems. Most smokers I know firmly believe vaping is worse than smoking, and they only have to do a quick google search to find plenty of articles to that effect.

 

 

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