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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 […]

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Satire Comedy about vaping points to real issues

Recently, both Portlandia and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee have done bits on the douchebaggery Bro-ham side of the vaping world. I’ve seen posts that were very dirisive, especially about Sam B’s piece on a vape expo. It’s made many earnest vape advocates upset. Personally, I am glad they were […]

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CEH Jumps The Shark

Mr Tully posted this in LinkedIn today. My comments are inline. Dr. Siegal’s take on JAMA’s article released on Sept. 1, 2015L http://tinyurl.com/pfqsxkv Dr. Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health. He has 25 years of experience in the field […]

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CASAA Podcast Update April 20, 2015

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CASAA Podcast Update April 20, 2015

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E-Cigarettes Poised to Save Medicaid Billions

Conclusion Policymakers have long sought to reduce the economic damage due to the negative health impact of smoking. They have used tactics ranging from cigarette excise taxes to subsidizing nicotine replacement therapies. To be sure, smoking prevalence has fallen over time, but there is more that can be done, especially […]

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Distorted Messages Undermine Tobacco Control

| The Vitality Institute [excerpt] While adult smoking prevalence in the US has decreased from 42.4% in 1942 to 17.8% in 2013, we are not close to meeting the Healthy People 2020 goal of 12%. Almost 500 000 people die from tobacco across the US each year. Innovations are needed […]

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Articles – NOT Blowing Smoke

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Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you « The counterfactual

[excerpt] 5. The relationship between vapers and public health people. Your relationship with vapers is asymmetric – and you really do need to understand this. They are the ‘public’ in public health. They should be a matter of professional interest to you. In your profession, you need to understand them […]

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A New Flavor of Tobacco Bonds – WSJ 2012

I’ve posted this article because it illustrates what States are facing now: Debt from Big Tobacco. The compensation to States comes in yearly, relying on tax on tobacco products. As fewer smokers in the US is the trend, those States that borrowed on future revenue are in big trouble. Now […]

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