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WHO has "lost its way" by aiming for a "nicotine-free world" as smokers die

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    Vapeon4Life Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2020
    Nevada, USA
    Ex-WHO Director Slams Its Tobacco Harm Reduction Denial
    "The World Health Organization’s reputation took another big hit at a conference in London earlier this month that discussed global vaping policy. The E-cigarette Summit featured a keynote address by Professor Robert Beaglehole. As well as being emeritus professor of public health at the University of Auckland, he was formerly director of the Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion at the WHO.

    Deeply critical of the WHO’s opposition to tobacco harm reduction, his speech was all the more pointed considering his WHO past.

    He argued that saving millions of smokers’ lives through a “smoke-free world” depends on the availability of safer alternatives to smoking, such as vapes—not on aiming for a nicotine-free world, as the WHO would like.

    In his keynote, Beaglehole took aim at the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) treaty, highlighting that its failure to achieve success is because of its unrealistic drive for nicotine abstinence and a stubborn resistance to embracing less harmful products. He also criticized the FCTC’s obsession with youth vaping, which has been to the detriment of making alternatives available for adults who smoke.

    Beaglehole recommended an independent inquiry into the WHO’s leadership.

    Accusing the WHO of having “lost its way,” Beaglehole condemned the secrecy of its biennial FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings. He also castigated the WHO for its reliance on funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, which he sees as driving the WHO in the wrong direction due to Michael Bloomberg’s personal prohibitionist ideology towards vaping and nicotine use. Bloomberg’s donations—thought to total around $1 billion to-date—have accompanied the WHO’s adherence to an initiative called MPOWER, which entirely excludes tobacco harm reduction as an option.

    Beaglehole noted that wherever MPOWER has been implemented, smoking rates have either risen or declined very slowly, whilst in countries which have embraced harm reduction, smoking prevalence has declined, often quite dramatically. He also criticized the WHO’s policy of giving awards to countries (such as India) which ban safer nicotine products, despite such prohibition leading to smoking rates increasing.

    The WHO, Beaglehole summarized, presides over 8 million smoking-related deaths per year, while failing to explore all options for reducing the toll.........."

    Ex-WHO Director Slams Its Tobacco Harm Reduction Denial

    The facts speak for themselves. The WHO {World Health Organization} helped along with funding from so called 'Philanthropies' such as Bloomberg Philanthropies funded by infamous billionaires, such as Bloomberg, funding a genocidal agenda for nicotine users.

    So I ask when is a 'philanthropy' such as Bloomberg Philanthropies not really a philanthropy at all? - but rather a neo fascist agenda driven program of control similar to the National Socialists of Germany pre WWII ???
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