Just before Christmas, a politician – a former MEP – wrote:
“I was very disappointed to read this…Up until today I thought (you) were a serious organisation, interested in reducing the number of people that die from cancer, but I don’t believe that anymore. E-cigarettes…have shown great potential to get people to stop smoking.
It’s depressing to see (one of your representatives) trying to put a stop to them by spreading misinformation and propaganda for legislation, that risks thwarting a fantastic opportunity to reduce smoking in society.”
The politician was Christian Engström of the Pirate Party. The organisation he was responding to was Cancerfonden. The article in question was one of the more dubious examples of “reporting” of the 10x story I saw during that time.
Another, similar version of the story was posted by Tobaksfakta – a state-sponsored organisation that comprises a group of “We Hate Tobacco” sub-groups. So…
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