Blocking of cigarette alternatives seen behind spike in US smoking rate

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    "Cigarette smoking in the United States went up for the first time in two decades amid the persistent public health lobby against less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, according to an international consumer advocacy group.

    “Nothing has been more egregious and harmful in our current age than the public health lobby’s persistent denialism of the harm reduction value of nicotine vaping products and other alternatives to cigarettes,” Consumer Choice Center (CCC) deputy director Yaël Ossowski said in a blog post on the organization’s website.


    The 2020 Cigarette Report of the Federal Trade Commission showed that cigarette sales in the United States reached the highest in two decades. The total number of cigarettes sold by major manufacturers rose 0.4 percent in 2020 to 203.7 billion units from 2019. It represented the first increase in cigarette sales in 20 years.

    Ossowski said the persistent public health lobby against harm reduction or the use of less harmful alternatives and aversion to innovation were likely behind the increase in cigarette sales.

    “Smoking is up for the first time in a generation. The public health lobby is to blame,”

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      "Cigarette smoking in the United States went up for the first time in two decades amid the persistent public health lobby against less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, according to an international consumer advocacy group.

      “Nothing has been more egregious and harmful in our current age than the public health lobby’s persistent denialism of the harm reduction value of nicotine vaping products and other alternatives to cigarettes,” Consumer Choice Center (CCC) deputy director Yaël Ossowski said in a blog post on the organization’s website.


      The 2020 Cigarette Report of the Federal Trade Commission showed that cigarette sales in the United States reached the highest in two decades. The total number of cigarettes sold by major manufacturers rose 0.4 percent in 2020 to 203.7 billion units from 2019. It represented the first increase in cigarette sales in 20 years.

      Ossowski said the persistent public health lobby against harm reduction or the use of less harmful alternatives and aversion to innovation were likely behind the increase in cigarette sales.

      “Smoking is up for the first time in a generation. The public health lobby is to blame,”

      See full article here:
      Blocking of cigarette alternatives seen behind spike in US smoking rate

      Gee, nobody saw this coming.

      OTOH, considering the power of Big Tobacco, maybe things are working exactly as planned.
       
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