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Deconstructing anti-harm-reduction metaphors

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    TWISTED VICTOR Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2009
    The edge of Mayhem
    An interesting analysis on absurd metaphors used by anti-tobacco advocates: Snus & Tobacco Research Studies & Resources EDIT: This link takes you to SnusCentral's "Resource" page. Lots of good stuff.

    "Certain health advocates believe it is
    acceptable to mislead people into making choices they
    would not otherwise make; presumably they rationalize
    this based on the absurd premise that delaying mortality
    is the only thing that matters.

    "Through the use of various tactics, advocates who oppose
    the use of ST as a harm reduction tool have managed to
    convince most people that the health risk from ST is several
    orders of magnitude greater than it really is [19,20].
    The primary tactic they use is making false or misleading
    scientific claims that suggest that all tobacco use is the
    same [2]. But those who wish to provide consumers with
    honest information and options should not ignore other
    tactics used by anti-harm-reduction advocates. Metaphors
    are a potentially effective tactic for misleading the public.
    They can serve as a politician-style soundbite, dominating
    typical fluff news stories and sticking in people's memory.

    The info's out there, I guess it comes down to who gets the most funding and what catch phrases they use :mad:.
  2. exogenesis

    exogenesis Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2009
    Well, one of the reference papers was 'High Suicide Rate For Iraq War GIs'

    So by inference snus must be killing off soldiers, conclusion : snus are more dangerous than bullets !
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