Smokers `boost their health by trying to quit`

En iedere keer is het weer kassa voor de farmaceuten, die wel geïnteresseerd zijn in stoppen met maar niet in opgeven van roken.

Het is juist de nicotine-ontwenningsmiddelen industrie die veel van het anti-roken onderzoek financiert. Zo wordt bijvoorbeeld meer dan 70% van het Tobacco Free Initiative van de Wereld Gezondheidsorganisatie gesponsord door Farmacia (Nicorette) en GlaxoKline (Zyban). We zijn dus benieuwd wie dit onderzoek betaald heeft.

“Within the [North American] region, central nervous system products, currently growing at 18 percent constitute the largest class, with a value of $14.5 billion. The growth leaders in this class currently are anti-epilepsy and anti-smoking products.” IMS Health Drug Monitor, Oct. 2, 1998. “In 1996, sales of nicotine medications increased by 11% over average sales during the 4-week national GASO [the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout] promotion; sales during the specific week of GASO increased 30%.” “Impact of Promotion of the Great American Smokeout and Availability of Over-the-Counter Nicotine Medications, 1996,” Centers for Disease Control, MMWR, Sept. 19, 1997. For the ad industry, the [smoking-cessation] products have become one of the biggest growth engines: Ad spending for smoking-cessation aids jumped to $220 million last year [1996] from $13 million the year before, according to Interpublic Group’s McCann-Erickson.” “Tobacco deal heats up nicotine-patch war: Settlement includes money for treatment of smoking habit; marketers looking for windfall,” The Wall St. Journal, July 5, 1997.

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  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland


  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH