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LETTER: BATES/FARSOLINOS: E-cigarettes need to be tested for safety under realistic conditions

In our view, Pankow et al. have not addressed adequately the key criticism of their report: that they used results from laboratory tests of e-cigarettes under conditions that rarely occur in practice to calculate a human cancer risk. Pankow et al. did no
added Sep 14, 2015 22:40

LETTER: PANKOW/STRONGIN/PEYTON: Formaldehyde from e-cigarettes—it's not as simple as some suggest

In their communication here, and previously in the New England Journal of Medicine, Bates & Farsalinos make numerous assertions and assumptions that are not supported by facts. We address these as follows:
added Sep 14, 2015 22:37

LETTER: BATES/FARSALINOS: Research letter on e-cigarette cancer risk was so misleading it should be retracted

We have documented the flaws in the experiment and cancer risk calculations and in the authors' reply to criticisms of their work, and written to the editor of NEJM requesting the retraction of the letter. Many academic journals, including NEJM, particip
added Sep 14, 2015 22:34

CORRESPONDENCE Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols

The authors reply: Nitzkin et al. state that high levels of formaldehyde are found only under electronic nicotine-delivery system (ENDS) conditions that will not generally be selected by the users of these devices, making our results of limited importanc
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Sep 14, 2015 22:31

[UK-Scotland] LETTER: DUFFY: NHS smoking ban opponents don’t represent most Scots

I WAS disappointed by the lack of balance and rigour in your report on attitudes to smoking in hospital grounds (“Scots oppose ban on smoking outside hospitals”). That headline referred to figures from an online survey which made no attempt to gather an
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 14, 2015 13:00

[Caribbean, Netherlands, California] Is second-hand marijuana smoke an emerging problem?

I have encountered vaping in buildings, and even elevators, here and abroad. California is inconsistent in assessing air quality risks. Businesses must post warnings under Proposition 65 if carcinogens are present in minute quantities. Yet a cloud of m
Fairfield (CA) Daily Republic
added Sep 12, 2015 14:27

[UK, USA] LETTERS: Calls for Stronger Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Flavors should be banned. Children and other nonsmokers should be protected from e-cigarettes’ toxic vapors. And childproof packaging should be required / In this unrestricted advertising environment, the Food and Drug Administration would be wise to tak
New York Times
added Sep 9, 2015 23:32

[UK] LETTER: BATES: The real challenge is to make e-cigarettes accessible for poor smokers

By saving money, improving wellbeing, relieving chronic illness, and reducing risks of serious disease, a switch from smoking to vaping could be a major life-enhancing option for the poorest smokers. ...creation of a supportive policy environment that doe
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 9, 2015 23:29

Readers React Another cigarette tax hike: Haven't California smokers paid enough?

Fewer than 12% of Californians smoke, while more than half are overweight or obese. Both of these groups have health problems in one form or another, so why should the 12% pick up the tab for “unspecified” healthcare and prevention programs for all? Soun
Los Angeles Times
added Sep 9, 2015 10:56

[Louisiana] Travel Troubleshooter: Hertz smelled smoke where none existed

Did someone smoke in your car? Maybe. But it could have happened anytime, including after you returned your vehicle or after the next renter returned the vehicle. Hertz really needs to document an incident like this better. And it should have been prepar
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Sep 6, 2015 19:45
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