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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Tobacco Control - Chapman calling the kettle black!

Simon Chapman has no "competing interests" in writing this blog for The British Medical Journal except he is  professor Chapman AO PhD FASSA of public health at the University of Sydney and for 17 years was deputy editor and editor of the BMJ’s Tobacco Control.

Simon Chapman: When will the tobacco industry apologise for its galactic harms?

I believe Tobacco Control is in cahoots with Big Pharma and Chapman is one of their spokespeople. They have been profoundly deceitful since they came together in the sixties.


He says in his blog post

Tobacco companies are widely regarded as corporate pariahs whose conduct over many decades has set the ethical bottom feeder benchmark. If you Google “just like the tobacco industry”, thousands of examples cascade down the screen of writers reaching for the tobacco industry as a way of calibrating the deceitful, duplicitous, irresponsible venality of a large variety of industries. It is not difficult to explain why such a reputation is so deserved. 

It struck me that The Pharmaceutical Industry is similarly amoral.  To paraphrase "If you Google “just like the Big Pharma”, thousands of examples cascade down the screen of writers reaching for the pharmaceutical industry as a way of calibrating the deceitful, duplicitous, irresponsible venality of a large variety of industries. It is not difficult to explain why such a reputation is so deserved."

Google search -
“just like the Big Pharma”About 764,000 results (0.40 seconds)
“just like the tobacco industry”About 328,000 results (0.49 seconds) 
"death by Doctoring" About 1,300,000 results (0.41 seconds)

Death by Doctoring nice links and statistics here.



Simon Chapman says Globally, different legal, moral, and religious codes tend to share basic principles when it comes to how to deal with those who have done serious wrong. Sentencing often takes note of evidence of contrition, and civilized societies and judiciaries tend look for five broad pre-conditions in considering punishment:

Full public acknowledgement of the misdeeds and harms caused
(by The Tobacco Companies)
Apologising for these harms
Promising never to repeat them
Making good the damage done, and
Undertaking some form of public penance to symbolise your changed moral status.


I think it's the pot calling the kettle black! I believe Big Phama should be made to offer a similar apology. And I believe Simon Chapman is part of Big Pharma.  Can you believe public health and The Tobacco Control Industry has the nerve to legislate against VAPING?!!!!!!!

 Electronic cigarettes are not Tobacco Products, nor are they medicines.      


                                                      
                                                                         
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