“The British Medical Association and its attacks on e-cigarettes”
Fantastic piece about the BMA going after more organisations that allow vaping, which I still think is crazy. Out of everyone I would have thought they would be one group out there being vocal and championing something that works so well to get people away from cigarettes.
Don’t forget; If all the smokers in Britain stopped smoking cigarettes and started vaping e-cigarettes it would stop the premature deaths of 5 million people who are alive today – that’s just in Britain, imagine how much higher that number would be world wide.
The British Medical Association has written to a number of football clubs urging them to end sponsorship deals with e-cigarette companies and to ban the use of e-cigarettes at their football grounds. I think the lines taken by the BMA are scientifically illiterate and likely to cause harm by making it harder for people to quit smoking by switching to vaping. They stress minute obscure risks and ignore huge potential benefits and argue with an authority not backed by the quality of their science. So here is an anonymised example of the letters they have been sending, along with how I would reply if I was an organisation on the receiving end of this.The Counterfactual