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E-cigarettes a public health breakthrough 

We need to look at the totality of the science, as has the Royal College of Physicians. People who pick information to fit an ideological agenda rather than use facts to inform their opinions are a threat to health when they perpetuate smoking. Dr. Noseworthy fell into that trap. She cites two studies, claiming that […]

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‘Vaping as bad as fags’: the Sun’s strange splash runs counter to everything we know 

Thanks to alarmist headlines like that on the front of today’s soaraway Sun, the likelihood is that e-cigarettes are actually safer than people realise. Despite the efforts of organisations like Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians to inform the public, unfounded scare stories in the popular press have led to people becoming […]

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Study Shatters Idea to Include Vaping In St Louis Ordinance

The article reports findings of the 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey, which surveyed 15,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students about their vaping experiences.  For the first time in the survey’s history, students who reported prior usage of a vapor product were asked what substance they inhaled the last time they vaped.Among those who had […]

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R2B Smoke Free-Nicopure v FDA Joint Petition

This legal brief contains the subject matter below to address the August 8th, 2016 Deeming Reg.s The gist: “the TCA’s text, context, and history unambiguously show that FDA may “deem” a product only if that product—not a hypothetical combination of goods assembled by a consumer at some later juncture—contains or is derived from tobacco.” From […]

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FDA: Innuendo and hidden plans revealed

In its cross-motion for summary judgment, the Agency asked the Court to simply reject the case. An action that, depending on Judge Jackson’s decision, would put a term to the legal action of the vaping industry against the FDA’s deeming regulation of e-cigarettes but not necessarily to any action against the FDA, especially those filed in other Justice Courts. […]

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Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers 

The on-line survey of 941 respondents assessed subjective changes in respiratory symptoms in smokers who switched to vaping for at least two months. The results, published in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, show that 66 per cent of respondents reported an improvement in respiratory symptoms, 29 per cent reported no change and 5 […]

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Smokers Who Switch to E-Cigarettes Exposed to Same Levels of Nicotine, Lower Carcinogen Levels | Roswell Park Cancer Institute

(excerpt) To our knowledge, this is the first study with smokers to demonstrate that substituting tobacco cigarettes with electronic cigarettes may reduce exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in tobacco cigarettes,” says lead author Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Health Behavior at Roswell Park. “This study suggests […]

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Nix Prop 56-punitive vape gear tax in CA

On November 8th, when Californians vote for the next President, you will also vote on Proposition 56, which increases the tax on cigarettes ***AND*** vapor products. This could result in a new tax of 62-69% (or more) on vapor products.   This ballot proposition is not what it appears; government and multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical interests […]

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15 years of suppression of Tobacco Harm Reduction products

Bill Godshall on August 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm Unfortunately for science, ethics, humanity and public health, Mitch Zeller and Matt Myers known exactly what they’re doing. In fact, they’ve been conspiring and lobbying to ban the manufacture and sale of all NEW low risk smokefree alternatives (but not deadly cigarettes) since 2001/2002 when GlaxoSmithKline, […]

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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

Slightly off topic, but very relevant to the ant-nicotine/anti-drug contingent’s continual shaming of others. I did read this book and it gave me a lot of insight into the prohibitionist mindset. Professor Alexander argues this discovery is a profound challenge both to the right-wing view that addiction is a moral failing caused by too much […]

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