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  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Reducing Smoking-related Morbidity and Mortality in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)

  • Smoking tobacco is strongly associated with negative affect, psychological distress, mental health disorders – particularly depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. Child physical and sexual abuse, and parental smoking are strongly associated with smoking initiation. Negative affect, such as grief, is a primary trigger to smoke and to relapse to smoking. The disproportionately high rates of child neglect and physical and sexual abuse, and suicide, likely is a significant contributor to the high smoking rates observed among the Kalaallit.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • How opponents of vaping aid and abet Big Tobacco

  • Many opponents of vaping think the practice is a big tobacco conspiracy to keep people smoking and hook more kids. The reality is that vaping is a huge and disruptive threat to the tobacco industry. Campaigns against vaping support the cigarette market and are a huge gift to Big Tobacco.

    For over a century, tobacco companies have run an incredibly lucrative cartel, selling an addictive product. Tobacco stocks have been the best performing segment of the stock market for over a century in spite of all-out tobacco control activities.