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Well, that’s strange.

Yesterday I drew your attention to a new website, Vice’s Change Incorporated, that recently launched a Quit Cigarettes initiative funded by Philip Morris International.

I highlighted the titles of several anti-smoking articles and videos including a video I called ‘Smoking can shrink your penis’, although the actual title is ‘The Urologist: The Pros Who Know’.

Bearing in mind that the Change Incorporated campaign has had virtually no publicity to date, and this particular video was uploaded on April 2, the timing of this Mirror Online ‘exclusive’, published this afternoon, is curious.

Smoking cigarettes can make your penis SHRINK, scientists warn:

Mr Marc Laniado, Harley Street urologist, explained: “I see erectile dysfunction a great deal.

“To have a firm erection, you need sufficient blood flow. Smokers have a higher incidence of artherosclerosis in all blood vessels, including those in the penis, which can reduce blood flow.

“The chemicals in smoke may also have an effect on firmness; nicotine causes blood vessels to become narrow. This can be temporary or - eventually - permanent.”

Scroll down and the report concludes:

Mr Laniado’s warning comes as part of Vice's Change Incorporated mission to get people in the UK to quit smoking cigarettes for good.

I’m not saying I’m responsible but if I did lead the Mirror Online to Marc Laniado and his penis shrinking theory I’m truly sorry!

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Reader Comments (2)

Looks like the fear mongers and grifters are at it again.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 21:14 | Unregistered CommenterVinny Gracchus

It reminds me of this headline

It seems any old vested interest big mouth can say whatever they like about smokers and smoking and never be challenged. It is all part of the hate campaign.

It is also a scapegoat to cover the tracks of negligent medics giving them a free pass when they mess up and ensuring they can blame the patient and not be held to account.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 14:00 | Unregistered Commenterpat nurse

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