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Tobacco Truth: Poison Control Centers’ Data Puts E-Cigarette Exposure Risk in Perspective

While the journal article acknowledged that e-cigarette exposures “decreased by about 20% from 2015 to 2016,” its senior author called for additional regulation.  If children’s exposure to products should guide regulatory priorities, the following chart from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (2016 report available here) may be instructive. Source: Tobacco Truth: Poison Control […]

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E-Cigarettes No Longer Considered Tobacco Products Under Alaska Law – ChurnMag

When the committee went back and looked at the evidence for themselves, they concluded that there is legitimate value to vaping as a smoking cessation tool. Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, the committee chairperson, primarily cited the recent comprehensive report published in the National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. While she was still skeptical of […]

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ACS tepid update on vaping

Full post here: http://vaporadvocacy.org/2018/02/american-cancer-society-publishes-new-position-statement-electronic-cigarettes/   Technically, when reading the new and somewhat improved position statement, you could easily argue that ACS will support your quit attempts using e-cigarettes while they ensure they are taxed to the point of industry destruction, only available to those 21 years or over, are only available in tobacco flavors, and may […]

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On vape pens, are health advocates finally wising up about the nature of risk? – Orange County Register

There are two different ways to deal with risk, from a policy standpoint. One is to insist on abstinence. That approach has dominated regulations toward tobacco, especially in California with its Nanny State mindset. The other — known as “harm reduction” — accepts that people do dangerous things, but helps them make safer choices.Everything we […]

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