Carl V Phillips is creating health science lessons, with a focus on harm reduction advocacy
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patrons

Thanks for checking out my Patreon. I am doing two things here:

First, I am inviting you to support my work in general -- my blogs, my tweeting, etc. -- about tobacco harm reduction and related topics. You can find some of that at my antiTHRlies blog and my twitter feed, perhaps with the occasional new entry at my old scholarly blog.

If I can collect some funding via this platform, I can keep doing those. If I can't, well... my evil ex's evil lawyers have made clear they will take it to court and argue that I should have been picking up a shift at Starbucks or something, rather than using my skills to improve the world, and I will end up losing money that I cannot afford (via child-support, etc.) for my troubles. (I wish this were a joke or hyperbole, but it is not.) I far from an expert on such things, but I think that is pretty much the epitome of "not a viable business model". So if you just like my work, even if you have no interest in what appears below, please go ahead kick in a few bucks. Thanks so much.

Second, I want to do something new here. As of the time I am writing this, I am not quite sure how this platform works, so I will go through a beta phase (bear with me) and you will not need to be a donor to participate. After that, I will make it the "premium" content for donors (however modest the donations). 

My regular readers are familiar with my "science lesson" pieces at antiTHRlies.com and in the archives from The Daily Vaper. They are geared toward tobacco harm reduction topics, but ought to be of interest to anyone involved with public health advocacy and trying to understand health science research. On this page, I will try an experiment of making that area of my writing more seminar-like, with supporters able to participate in discussions and suggest topics. I would like to cover issues of research methodology, flaws in research, good reasoning, flawed reasoning, political tactics, and such.

I will update this description of what I am doing on this page as I learn by doing a bit. I will send out notices to donors who provide contact information, assuming I figure out how to do that.
Tiers
Help Carl keep writing...
$1 or more per month

Join the community and show your support for CVP's writing (on this page and elsewhere) for a token sum. This or any contribution grants full access to material on this site, include the opportunity to comment/participate.

...but consider helping out a bit more.
$3 or more per month

(I am doing this so that I can afford to create content, after all. :-)

Advisory level
$7 or more per month

Donate at this level and you can also join the discussion about what I should write next, here or elsewhere. (Or you can just ignore the discussion -- no obligation!)

Advisory Plus
$15 or more per month

Join the discussion about what I create, plus you get to personally choose a topic once every six months. 


Fine print: We might need to negotiate the details to make sure it is practical. This is limited to general science lesson and overview type topics; if you want me to do an analysis of particular research, prepare testimony, or such, please contact me about my consulting business.


Also, if you are in a position to consider a substantial one-off grant, please contact me directly to avoid unnecessary fees. This service is really only efficient for facilitating modest ongoing shows of support.

Advisory plus Personal Consult
$20 or more per month

Like Advisory Plus, except that instead of choosing a topic for me to write about, you can choose the have a confidential personal science lesson, suggestions about something you are working on, or such. 


Once every six months, I you can ask me to personally explain something in detail, or look over some testimony or other material you are writing, or something similar. I will spend about an hour with you on it, via email conversation, or telecom if you prefer. (Please note that I will not write a document or a piece of one. For that you need to contact me about my consulting/freelance writing biz.)

Advisory Plus plus Personal Consult
$35 or more per month

This provides the benefits of both the Advisory Plus and Personal Consult tiers (advise, pick a topic, get a personal consult).

Thanks for checking out my Patreon. I am doing two things here:

First, I am inviting you to support my work in general -- my blogs, my tweeting, etc. -- about tobacco harm reduction and related topics. You can find some of that at my antiTHRlies blog and my twitter feed, perhaps with the occasional new entry at my old scholarly blog.

If I can collect some funding via this platform, I can keep doing those. If I can't, well... my evil ex's evil lawyers have made clear they will take it to court and argue that I should have been picking up a shift at Starbucks or something, rather than using my skills to improve the world, and I will end up losing money that I cannot afford (via child-support, etc.) for my troubles. (I wish this were a joke or hyperbole, but it is not.) I far from an expert on such things, but I think that is pretty much the epitome of "not a viable business model". So if you just like my work, even if you have no interest in what appears below, please go ahead kick in a few bucks. Thanks so much.

Second, I want to do something new here. As of the time I am writing this, I am not quite sure how this platform works, so I will go through a beta phase (bear with me) and you will not need to be a donor to participate. After that, I will make it the "premium" content for donors (however modest the donations). 

My regular readers are familiar with my "science lesson" pieces at antiTHRlies.com and in the archives from The Daily Vaper. They are geared toward tobacco harm reduction topics, but ought to be of interest to anyone involved with public health advocacy and trying to understand health science research. On this page, I will try an experiment of making that area of my writing more seminar-like, with supporters able to participate in discussions and suggest topics. I would like to cover issues of research methodology, flaws in research, good reasoning, flawed reasoning, political tactics, and such.

I will update this description of what I am doing on this page as I learn by doing a bit. I will send out notices to donors who provide contact information, assuming I figure out how to do that.

Recent posts by Carl V Phillips

Tiers
Help Carl keep writing...
$1 or more per month

Join the community and show your support for CVP's writing (on this page and elsewhere) for a token sum. This or any contribution grants full access to material on this site, include the opportunity to comment/participate.

...but consider helping out a bit more.
$3 or more per month

(I am doing this so that I can afford to create content, after all. :-)

Advisory level
$7 or more per month

Donate at this level and you can also join the discussion about what I should write next, here or elsewhere. (Or you can just ignore the discussion -- no obligation!)

Advisory Plus
$15 or more per month

Join the discussion about what I create, plus you get to personally choose a topic once every six months. 


Fine print: We might need to negotiate the details to make sure it is practical. This is limited to general science lesson and overview type topics; if you want me to do an analysis of particular research, prepare testimony, or such, please contact me about my consulting business.


Also, if you are in a position to consider a substantial one-off grant, please contact me directly to avoid unnecessary fees. This service is really only efficient for facilitating modest ongoing shows of support.

Advisory plus Personal Consult
$20 or more per month

Like Advisory Plus, except that instead of choosing a topic for me to write about, you can choose the have a confidential personal science lesson, suggestions about something you are working on, or such. 


Once every six months, I you can ask me to personally explain something in detail, or look over some testimony or other material you are writing, or something similar. I will spend about an hour with you on it, via email conversation, or telecom if you prefer. (Please note that I will not write a document or a piece of one. For that you need to contact me about my consulting/freelance writing biz.)

Advisory Plus plus Personal Consult
$35 or more per month

This provides the benefits of both the Advisory Plus and Personal Consult tiers (advise, pick a topic, get a personal consult).