Abbott has form that goes way back in opposing innovative technology. Here he is 20yrs ago on mobile phones https://t.co/NqAU3pF17t— Simon Chapman AO (@SimonChapman6) July 12, 2015
This, coming from one of the world's foremost conspiracy theory-led opponents of innovative technology, e-cigs, to help smokers quit.
As if that wasn't laugh out loud hilarious enough, @Entropy72 immediately pointed out that Chappers - in his eagerness to attack a right of centre politician on Twitter - was also directly ridiculing his tobacco control colleague Mad Stan Glantz as pathetically stupid.
This, remember, is the very same Mad Stan who Chapman considered a font of wisdom when colluding with him as co-author of an attack piece against a part-time waitress from Cornwall.
I think we can all agree that Glantz is a fruitcake, but it's encouraging that Chappers has seen fit to lend his endorsement. If I'd hacked his account, I don't think I could have come up with anything as deliciously stupid as the tweet simple Simon published of his own accord.
I do believe I've said this before, and I have no reason to change my view.
Chapman is more and more becoming a cartoon character when it comes to e-cigs and harm reduction. The old dog who can't learn new tricks and howls at the moon about things he seems incapable of understanding. I would say that he should give it up because he's embarrassing himself, but I hope he carries on for a good few years yet, he's tobacco control industry comedy gold.I know you've officially retired, Simon, but please don't stop speaking out, promise? Without a world class clown like you around, life would be that much more dull.