Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Should we be organising to fight the propaganda war?
Author Message
jessica Offline
TVF Veteran
*****

Posts: 1,162
Likes Given: 301
Likes Received: 2,013 in 791 posts
Joined: Jan 2015
Reputation: 658
Post: #1
Should we be organising to fight the propaganda war?
Here's a very interesting article from @rolygate on the Ecigarette Politics site on why we should be concentrating on countering the anti vaping propaganda:



Campaign For Truth In Public Health

An advocacy group recently started up to support and administer funds for research on vaping-related technical issues (ERF). It appears to be an excellent idea; but on examination, research isn't the issue right now, the propaganda war is far more important - and especially some kind of pushback against the torrent of lies being promulgated by the heavily-conflicted Public Health industry. This is the main problem facing THR at present.

A stream of lies, mistruths and spin is being published about vaping, and this needs to be countered. The climate of negative public perception that it is designed to engender will make it much easier for unjust regulations to be enforced to restrict ecig sales, and for the imposition of completely unjustified taxes.

All ecig products should be tax-free, after all, in order to encourage smokers to switch. It is never morally justifiable to force people to change their lives, especially when instead they can be encouraged to look at the options and persuaded by benefits.
02-02-2015 10:02 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 2 users Like jessica's post:
Michael (02-02-2015), Spasmod (02-02-2015)
Robjenko Offline
Squonk and toodle Club Member
******
Super Moderators

Posts: 5,749
Likes Given: 2,398
Likes Received: 8,294 in 3,922 posts
Joined: Dec 2014
Reputation: 131
Post: #2
RE: Should we be organising to fight the propaganda war?
I've started a campaign to try and push for more information to be freely available https://www.facebook.com/VapersandSmoker...=page_info

Vaping Saves Lives. To vape is to advocate..
02-02-2015 11:13 AM
Find all posts by this user Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[-] The following 4 users Like Robjenko's post:
BOB (02-02-2015), jessica (02-02-2015), Michael (02-02-2015), Spasmod (02-02-2015)
Post Reply