The is the advocacy site for me, Clive Bates.

I have worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. I now run Counterfactual Consulting Limited, dedicated to consulting and advocacy under the broad heading of sustainability. I undertake work on energy, environment, public health, good governance and advocacy skills.

Much of my outward-facing work is on the public health strategy of tobacco harm reduction, which is the use of low-risk alternatives to cigarettes to displace smoking. I believe this approach could ultimately avoid hundreds of millions of untimely deaths and cases of severe disease – yet there is formidable and ideological opposition to it. This is now the main theme of this website, The Counterfactual.

I do not have conflicts of interest with respect to the tobacco, nicotine and pharmaceutical industries.

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  6. Shannon nelson

    I just came across your website, I own a Vape shop in Tupelo Mississippi. I have an presentation today in front of the Chamber of Commerce about my business and of course I shall include all the false information about Vaping!! Cannot believe the New England Journal of Medicine……hmmm who paid them off???? Yes is old news, but very much new for me considering I just seen your awesome letter to them. Appreciate all you do.

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  13. Hi Clive. I have been in touch with you once before in 2016. There have been recent important developments in the market with regards payment processors restricting or de facto banning these sales on an international basis, in particular PayPal. I think there’s an interesting academic connection with this and the erosion of scientific independence that is a central pillar of your critique. Please feel free to email me for more information on this development summarised in the following article from POTV: https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/news/vaping-news/2020-11-16_paypal-problems-proliferate.html

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