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February 2, 2015

Forbes: New SG – Get Real about THR

New Surgeon General Should Prescribe Scientific Honesty On E-cigarettes – Forbes

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Now, we’ll move on to a willfully slanted portrayal of the evidence to date. This woeful spectacle is on display in a brand new report by the California Department of Public Health entitled, “A Community Health Threat.” The document contains alarmist rhetoric, cherry-picked evidence, blatant falsehood about gateway effects, and a thorough disregard for the welfare of smokers to whom these devices are aimed and to whom public health agencies have a duty as well as to children. Most derelict is the report’s failure – willful avoidance, one must conclude – to acknowledge that e-cigarettes need to be viewed in relation to standard cigarettes.

via New Surgeon General Should Prescribe Scientific Honesty On E-cigarettes – Forbes.

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