We're into a new year, but the tobacco control industry is still desperately painting lipstick on their pig of a theory that e-cigs are dangerous.
Cancer Council policy and advocacy director Paul Grogan (snork - DP) said Queensland was leading the way in recognising the potential harm of e-cigarettes.
Mr Grogan said precautions to protect the community's health had to be a priority.
"There's a lot of confusion out there around electronic cigarettes," he said.By 'confusion', he means that people are not listening to the lies he and other pretend 'public health' troughers like him retch up.
Without long term evidence on the effect of e-cigarettes on health, the Cancer Council urged people to be cautious.
"This was a problem we didn't have a number of years ago. It's a real frustration for those of us working in public health because it wasn't even on the horizon a number of years back.
"It's something we're just better off without."Apparently, a product which has led to approximately 700,000 people in the UK quitting smoking is something the tobacco control industry would be "better off without". The "frustration" is that they see smokers slipping through their fingers and not suffering from the state-funded hatred they have spent years constructing. It's not about health with these guys, you know.
Grogan and his ilk don't seem very bright to me, and are destroying their credibility with every daft pronouncement they make. You see, they have spent decades repeating one lie after another about tobacco - mostly to populations which are willing to buy into it because they're not keen on the smell - and think that the same approach is going to work with e-cigs.
Only the most anti-social and hideous 1% of the public give a toss about e-cigs ... because they can't smell them. Grogan's target audience for this kind of crap are the relative you hide behind the sofa from when they come to visit you unannounced; the people you cross the road to avoid; the nutters on the bus; and the criminally insane. It's a vanishingly small and roundly disliked minority.
Meanwhile in Texas, the 'public health' cult has even become so desperate as to produce what are effectively slick adverts for tobacco products. You shouldn't try e-cigs because the FDA haven't regulated them ... unlike cigarettes, of course.
We know these people have always been the marketing department of the pharmaceutical industry's NRT sector, but their ridiculous and irrational behaviour is now starting to make me wonder if they're taking cash in brown bags from big tobacco too!