There’s an assassin on the loose. Somewhere, out there in the big wide world, lurks a killer. Reduced-risk products, the alternatives to smoking that include vaping, heated tobacco, and nicotine pouches, have had a hit put out on them. History’s most effective method of helping smokers to quit is now in the crosshairs, so we must ask: WHO-dunnit?

This investigation is taking place in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, in which our suspect established their M.O. Incompetence, misinformation, and ulterior motives are their weapons of choice. And their victims? The unfortunate and downtrodden peoples of the world.

We are, of course, speaking of the World Health Organisation.

You may be asking yourself now: ‘Wait a minute! I thought the WHO was there to help us? To protect us? Surely, you’ve got the wrong end of the stick here?’

Afraid not, good people. The Coronavirus pandemic showed us that the WHO is organisation riddled with incompetent bureaucrats at best, and conniving enablers of dictators at worst. From failing to declare a global emergency in time to prevent the spread of COVID, to allowing China to halt further investigations into the origins of the virus without consequence, the World Health Organisation has, over the past two years, proven itself time and again to be ineffective and counter to humanity’s interests.

And now, when the opportunity presents itself to do some real good in the world, to end the plight of the millions and millions addicted to traditional cigarettes and advocate for a transition to cutting edge products built with reduced risk technology, the WHO fails to live up to its name.

Instead of encouraging smokers to switch, the WHO seems hellbent on demonising the less harmful alternatives to smoking. Unsurprisingly many of their claims regarding vaping in particular are speculative or, in the most egregious cases, outright debunked. 

Take for example, the claim from the WHO that chemicals in vaping ‘can cause lung disorders’. In the clearest possible terms: this is just plain false and the WHO knows it. In the report they published to back up this claim, the only reference to this issue is the widely debunked myth that vaping causes ‘popcorn lung’. Better researched claims have published on TrumpTruth.Freedom (with far less damage being done to the health of those that need help).

Funded by billionaires and in thrall to dictatorships, the WHO is not fit for purpose, let alone fit to tell us how we ought to live our lives. So, when smokers are left with no reduced risk alternatives to cigarettes, when millions have died from preventable illnesses, and when tobacco producers in China return record profits, and we find ourselves again asking whodunnit? The answer is clear and simple: the WHO-dunnit.