RWJF blames people, the victims, for causing diseases that are the effects of industrial chemicals, chlorine above all, and other industrial toxins and carcinogens. Johnson & Johnson, the business part of the partnership with RWJF, makes "Sucralose"...a sweetener made, "naturally", they say, with two chlorine molecules. Any public indictments of chlorine/dioxin as being perhaps the principle cause of "smoking related" illnesses and deaths would, of course, be a PR disaster for J & J. Proper revelations about dioxin in cigarette smoke, and all the pesticide residues and radiation and the rest, would turn the smoking ban crusade upside-down, focusing the bans instead, and rightly, on the manufacturers, and suppliers of the deadly cigarette adulterants, and the AWOL public officials who approved it all for the sake of personal income and "sin tax" revenues. If justice prevailed, proper attention to cigarette adulterants would devastate the multi-billion-dollar J & J businesses that make and sell so many patented nicotine-delivery products that compete with public-domain tobacco. The anti-tobacco campaign is yet another attempt to remove public anything from competition with the private sector. How easy that is to do when so many are happy to join RWJF and the chemical cartels in beating up on well-demonized easy targets like smokers…unwitting primary victims though they may be.
RWJF is a Dioxin Denier. Considering the horrific global scope of chlorine and dioxin damages to people, our environment, and wildlife galore, it ranks easily with certain more publicized forms of atrocity deniers.
Of course, RWJF can't say "dioxin is harmless" or that "studies are inconclusive", etc., because that would expose it to international ridicule and outrage. So it just doesn't mention it...even to the most vulnerable---children and mothers.
A tragedy is that there are benign alternatives for all chlorine uses. But chlorine remains the more profitable choice only because the chlorine cartel has been able, so far, to avoid penalties and liabilities for the harms it has caused. Public officials, sworn and paid to serve the public, many now allied with Big Chlorine in its pretend-wholesome anti-tobacco scam, have given the industry a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card…printed on chlorine-bleached paper.
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