I asked before the weekend what happened to the FCA behind those closed doors. I think Dick Puddlecote pretty much sums this up in his excellent post on the subject:
With all those dissenters out of the way; with the hall packed with pharma lobbyists and security forcibly silencing any flies in the ointment, I suppose it made it quite easy for the FCA's original recommendation on e-cigs - for caution and a postponement of recommendations pending further study - to be steamrollered out in favour of encouraging wholesale bans.I highly recommend reading the whole post. I also recommend reading Health über alles". There is so much wrong with the way the WHO and public health is handling the situation right now, and I think Snowdon's post gives some great insights when it comes to why things are the way they are.
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