70% of global lung cancer deaths are caused by tobacco. Need to combat this. #EWAC2015 @AshOrg @PartnershipFree— Glenis Willmott MEP (@GlenisWillmott) May 31, 2015
Willmott is an MEP who was a Brussels Labour party representative on the EU ENVI committee which passed the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). By her stubborn dismissal of the thousands who petitioned Labour MEPs to rethink the issue, and her actions in voting in favour of the TPD, she ensured that every e-cig which effectively helps people to switch from smoking will be illegal next year.
Even ASH have recognised the benefits of e-cigs, with their new research estimating that there are now 1.1 million ex-smokers as a result of vaping. Willmott's retarded approach to the issue can only have the effect of ensuring that millions of UK smokers will continue to enjoy tobacco instead of e-cigs. Willmott is staunchly in the quit or die camp when it comes to smoking, with her stated preference being for you to die if you don't bow down and use products made by global pharmaceutical industries. As such, she is the very last person in the world to weep about lung cancer.
It's interesting to note that - for someone whose remit is health and who is a representative of the UK - she chose to copy the virulently anti e-cigarette, junk science spouting American @AshOrg in her tweet rather than the British @ASH_LDN who recognise the potential benefits of e-cigs, isn't it? It speaks volumes.
In case you were wondering, Willmott takes over £80,000 per annum plus expenses and benefits out of your taxes for being a lazy, dogma-driven, and woefully ill-informed dickhead who retches out jaw-dropping hypocrisy on Twitter.