Thomas Eissenberg & Brian Primack Promote Pseudo-Science Based US Prohibition to Middle East “Public Health” Puppets
And after Iraq is now deprived from smoking after it has been pacified by the force of US bloody occupation...
Thomas EISSENBERG, the anti ““waterpipe””™ millionaire expert, author of the WHO calamitously flawed report on ““waterpipe”” smoking, and with Brian PRIMACK, are now interested in Jordan.
Here's their new product : Mohammed AZAB, Omar F KHABOUR, Almuthanna K ALKARAKI, Thomas EISSENBERG, Karem H ALZOUBI, Brian A PRIMACK. Water pipe tobacco smoking among university students in Jordan. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Apr 23.
Nicotine and Tobacco [antismoking] Research is a Farmingtonian journal. Farmingtonian ? What’s this ?
Why are those US highly-paid people so interested in prohibiting smoking in the Middle East ? At least this would be understandable if they were only interested in protecting US “White Youth” as their colleagues of the University of Michigan do:
However, why the heck are they interested in the so-called “public health” of populations whose countries are occupied by their own army ?
Certainly the methods and objective are the same (military and scientific imperialism) but the answer is very simple: they (Gregory Connolly, Thomas Eissenberg, Brian Primack, etc. and all the names you will see behind ““waterpipe””™ studies) all are members of Globalink, "the world antismoking network of about 6,000 researchers/organisations around the world, sponsored (that is receiving big $$$ MONEY) by the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer laboratories among others). Note (for those who still haven't been tipped off): the pharmaceutical industry promotes and sells nicotine “replacement” tools such as nicotine inhalers, patches, gums, etc.
Some of them may say they receive """independent""" funding from governmental sources (such as NIH and other agencies). The truth is that in the end, the people who decide on granting or not the funding are more or less (particularly thanks to the Globalink network) colleagues of the grantees and, most of the time, influenced by the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer in particular). The loop is looped.
See how Gregory Connolly 2008’ speech at the US-American University of Beirut was sponsored (that is, MONEY $$$$) by Pfizer:
Tobacco control expert: Smoking will claim the lives of at least 150,000 young Lebanese. News Highlights (US-American University of Beirut ), 29 May 2008.
Let’s make it clear here that they have absolutely no data showing concrete risks so they resort to lies, suppositions, and junk statements to tout bans as soon as possible:
Going straight to the point and without listing again the classical series of huge errors:
"The lack of an observed difference across these variables suggests that water pipe tobacco smoking is deeply ingrained in Jordanian society and that effective public health efforts to reduce it will need to be robust and widespread."
Do'nt worry Tom, the boys (GIs) are next door !
About addiction, don’t laugh too loud because it is written by the official antismoking ““waterpipe””™ expert who prepared the WHO calamitously flawed report . He found that the blood nicotine level, further to a 45 min hookah smoking session, did not reach that induced by a single cigarette. And building upon this scaring finding, he has the cheek to write:
"The sense that water pipe is less harmful than cigarettes was associated with a higher prevalence of using a water pipe to smoke tobacco. Thus, highlighting the smoke toxicant content and user toxicant exposure associated with water pipe tobacco smoking may be one valuable method for intervention. Those perceiving low addictiveness of water pipe were also more likely than others to smoke tobacco using a water pipe, so this perception similarly may present a valuable opportunity for education. Adding to the growing body of evidence that water pipe tobacco smoking supports nicotine/tobacco dependence will be important."
Haram-Treif Science Award to the Nicotine and Tobacco [antismoking] Research and to the local Stooges of US Interventionism in Jordan in the name of “Public Health” !
“Haram” and “Treif” ? … What’s this ?
Seek [good, sound] science from the cradle to the grave !Not Bad science, pseudo-science, junk science which are an insult to Religion !
We Want Scientific Evidence, not Killing Embargos !
Jordanians, Free Thinkers, Independent Researchers, Anti-Fascists of the World, Stand Up and Resist ! No Pasaran !
Long Live Iraqi Resistance to Imperialism, Terrorism, Torture & Prohibition of Smoking in the Name of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control
The Lebanese Ban on Smoking in Hospitality Venues (Cafes, etc.):US Interventionism and Prohibition in the Name of the FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control)
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