2011 REVELATION. Big Tobacco (cigarettes) in Bed (Funding) with Big Pharma Against Shisha Bubbling Rival & Outsider !
After Qaddafi (Legal President of Libya)’s “Big Secret” about Sarkozy (French President), we reveal ours: Big Tobacco (cigarettes) in Bed (funding !) with Big Pharma Against Shisha Bubbling Rival & Outsider
The would-be reason is that hookah, unlike cigarettes, is viewed (more and more with a xenophobic bias) as a non-European or non-US "product" despite the fact that many reports show that the youth of these last regions are particularly keen on learning more about the socio-cultural context of shisha smoking.
From there, all "slips" have been permitted (in a way very similar to the present war in the Mediterranean – the methods are always the same...). Among others:
-the most unscientific groundless statements (comparisons between hookah and cigarette smoke in particular) may be published in “high impact-factor” scientific journals boasting of being ““peer-reviewed””;
-whistle blowing on undisclosed conflicts of interests involving the pharmaceutical industry and even the tobacco industry are systematically silenced and swept under the carpet (“we do not consider there is a problem” – see further down)."
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