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[Canada] SWEANOR: E-cigarettes a public health breakthrough

As someone who has spent over three decades in the forefront of national and global efforts to reduce smoking I feel a need to provide some perspective. As someone who grew up in Port Hope and observed friends starting to smoke and then, unable to break
Cobourg (Ont) Daily Star (ca)
added Aug 12, 2016 18:00
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Researchers call for retraction of NEJM paper showing dangers of e-cigarettes with 9 comments

Researchers and advocates are calling for the retraction of a 2015 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggested that e-cigarettes are as harmful – if not more than – traditional cigarettes....that e-cigarettes expose smokers to significant
Retraction Watch (Adam Marcus blog)
added Sep 14, 2015 22:27
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Report Endorsing e-Cigarettes Called Into Question

The analysis has stirred up a heated debate, with the online version of their article generating almost 20 rapid responses so far, including several from researchers cited in the analysis. The first response came from Dr McNeill and colleagues, who, in
Medical Tribune
added Sep 25, 2015 15:50
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Award-Winning Alternative to Risky Tobacco Citizen eCig Products Now Available Through Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada

Citizen eCig exists to reduce the harm caused by tobacco smoking while allowing smokers to indulge their passion without the odorous, risky smoke that accompanies the rolled tobacco variety. It’s the only vapor product formulated by a cancer research bio
Business Wire
added May 1, 2015 06:45
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[UK] Could e-cigarettes be MORE harmful than tobacco?

New research has found that even thought e-cigarette use is exploding, public perceptions indicate that many people think that vaping is as harmful if not more harmful than cigarette smoking -- a conclusion that is totally false, officials say.
National Monitor
added May 24, 2015 20:24
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SATEL/SWEANOR: Dear Surgeon General and public health agencies, anti-vaping polices are bad for public health

Our lead public health agencies – CDC, FDA, and the Surgeon General’s office – have been shamefully derelict in their duty to protect the health of smokers and empower them. Many of the nation’s millions of smokers would surely switch to reduced harm al
American Enterprise Institute
added Dec 21, 2016 22:40
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[Canada] 'Increasing harassment' of smokers: Cigarette chief on no-tobacco day

Ms. Polet, who has been with British American Tobacco, Imperial’s parent, for decades, issued a statement today calling for a new approach to curb tobacco use, specifically a program known as “tobacco harm reduction” that includes such things as e-cigare
Globe and Mail (ca)
added May 29, 2014 14:16
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BATES: Vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Ireland - consultation response in five quotes

On 5th January, Ireland’s Health Information and Quality Authority published a draft Health Technology Assessment on smoking cessation interventions with a press release. The assessment was positive about e-cigarettes.
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Feb 3, 2017 13:41
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BENTLEY: Merchants Of Doubt: How Public Health Uses Tobacco Tactics Against E-Cigarettes

The hostility toward e-cigarettes is so great that attempts to sow doubt about the relative risks of vaping versus smoking bear a striking resemblance to the efforts of tobacco companies in the 20th century to mask the true nature of their products. For
Forbes
added Feb 3, 2017 13:38
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[Canada] PICARD: The health hazards of vaping are overblown

In other words, harm is reduced. Yet public-health officials are quite divided on vaping. Far too many have embraced an abstinence-only approach rather than a harm-reduction philosophy. This is curious because no one knows better than public-health exper
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 25, 2017 18:57
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