It isn’t often that the quack Professors and quack Doctors actually put themselves into a position where they can be contested. That is not The Public Health Industry way. Voicemails like Arnott, Duggan, etc might expose themselves to newspaper comments, but “the aristocrats” (aka the academics) rarely do so. They prefer to operate in the background.
Oddly enough, Ms Bauld has expressed her opinions on a site which permits comments:
She (or her scriptwriter) has written a very clever piece. In it, she does not deny the anecdotal evidence that ecigs have helped lots of smokers to reduce smoking and to quit, nor does she contest the fact that vapour from ecigs, either inhaled directly or spread around in a room, is almost completely harmless. But, as is normal with these charlatans, she cannot help but claim that anything which is just a tiny bit more suspect than ABSOLUTELY, UTTERLY, MINUSCULELY, ATOMICALLY, HALF-LIFELY zero is an avoidable killer. Massive obfuscation.
It is possible to say that ecigs are not less dangerous than fags if it is true that fags are not dangerous.
And so the trickery, obfuscation, exaggeration and ‘filthy, stinking, etc’ witchcraft goes on. There cannot be an end. The further ratcheting will continue until there is no further that the Zealots can go or until the witchcraft is exposed.