Crazy though it might seem, the mechanic from Californication has been at it again. This time, he blew some ecig vapour containing nicotine into something like a microwave oven and then checked to see if there were traces of nicotine on the inner surfaces of the box. Surprise! Surprise! Traces of nicotine were found on those surfaces.
What did he expect? Did he expect that the nicotine blown into the box would somehow disappear?
From this exercise in the obvious, he deduces that there is severe danger, despite the fact that the traces of nicotine were in the range of millionths of a gram. He states, without evidence, that these millionths of a gram of nicotine oxidise and produce nitrosamines which are ‘carcinogenic’.
I suppose that this ‘study’ will become part of ‘the body of evidence’.
How much of ‘the body of evidence’ is as useless as this?
It strikes me that most of it is, or even all of it. Thus, we see Government being presented with 1,000 studies which are junk science, and being impressed only by the number of studies. It is easy to be impressed in that way. Smokers are twenty time more likely to get lung cancer!!! But hardly any of them do. That is the huge confidence trick which the Glantz study illustrates perfectly. The nicotine deposited on the surfaces was unutterably minuscule, and thus, any ‘nitrosamines’ must also be unutterably minuscule.
The Tobacco Control Industry has run its course, in much the same way that Prohibition of Alcohol had its day. But I must say again, “Where is the condemnation of the politicians who advocated Prohibition?” Looking back, it seems that Prohibition in the USA came to an end accidentally. All the politicians who supported Prohibition escaped censure.
Why does it seem to be true that politicians who advocate and vote for the persecution of minorities get away scot-free when their turpitude is revealed? Why are they not guillotined (metaphorically)?
When was the last time that we had a decent Prime Minister? I don’t know whether this is true or not, but it seems to be to be true that in the period since Thatcher, we have had nothing but sycophants, masquerading as knowledgeable people. They are not ‘knowledgeable’ at all, if only because they have no actual experience and have learned only what Academics have told them in Universities. That information is bent and twisted.
Enough for tonight.