Abstinence-only TC seems to have coaxed around a few common
deflections in their argument patterns.
||meaning / motivation
||Dismissal of unwelcome scientific findings. It's an euphemisim for evidence selectionism. Sometimes employed just as regulatory retreat.
||Trivialization of tobacco addiction. Origin is both the 1980s scientific understanding of dependence, and the tobacco industry. (Originally used as extenuation by BigT, only later more widely adopted (~2015??) by AO-TC.)
||Scope affirmation, and tobacco-industry conflation.
||Often valid suspicions, but suspicions nonetheless. More frequently used as deflectoid for discourse aversion though.
|alternative tobacco industry
||Denounciation/rationalization, t-i conflation.
||Originated as legimitimate shielding against policy undermining. Now devolved into groupthink protection, by disavowing any public discourse.
||Child-friendly framing for flavour-fallacy.
||Abstracted classfier and applicability limit implicator. Commonly used as derogatory term.
||see EVALI; often used as causation insinuator
||Transitional use is substitutive, not additive. Usually temporary, based on wrong setups (devices or ATFs) more than inherent functional defect, more probable prolonged by harm exaggerations.