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[California] CABRERA: Vaping isn't the same as tobacco and shouldn't be treated as such

The proposed $2-per-pack tobacco tax, along with a series of other cigarette-applied taxes, cannot apply to vapor products, since it is impossible to establish equivalency for completely different products. Moreover, the proposal overlooks the potential
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:16
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KRISTOF: Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products... “There are almost endless parallels with the tobacco industry,”... The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year,
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 04:19

[Europe, Mid-east] SHELLEY: How to beat Islamic State? Crack down on cigarette smuggling

Isis may be big budget in the Middle East, but in Europe its attackers have been petty criminals who use illicit markets. Police should focus their efforts there Black market cigarettes ‘France, according to KPMG research, is No 1 in Europe in the illi
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:18
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[UK] LYDON: My six-decade battle to quit smoking

Contrary to the multi-millionaire addict David Hockney and those who claim that choosing to smoke is an essential freedom, I would say most smokers have no freedom in the matter...lifesaving luck to fall into the care of an NHS doctor who approached my a
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:16

SIEGEL: Nominee for New FDA Commissioner Derived Salary from Six Pharmaceutical Companies LAST YEAR

the nominee for FDA Commissioner has such a severe, recent, and extensive history of financial interests with multiple pharmaceutical companies that it would violate all principles of scientific and regulatory integrity to appoint him to head the agency w
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:03

SIEGEL: My Public Comment to OIRA on FDA Deeming Regulations

This morning, I met with several staff of the Office on Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the White House Executive Office to provide feedback on the proposed FDA deeming regulations for electronic
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:03

SIEGEL: Thanks to Invalid NEJM Formaldehyde Study, Public is Being Told that Cancer Risk from Vaping is 15 Times Higher than from Smoking

their conclusion was invalid and that while e-cigarettes can produce formaldehyde under normal conditions, the levels appear to be minimal and certainly do not produce a risk that compares to that of smoking."
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:03

[Michigan] LaFAIVE/NESBIT: $1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

research by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and others has shown how very high tobacco taxes come with negative unintended consequences — and don’t necessarily improve health outcomes either.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Nov 25, 2015 17:01

Carolyn Hax: How to gently butt out of Grandma’s smokin’ Christmas

You decide what’s meaningful and doable for your family and plant your own flag. Maybe you envisioned that transition for a distant someday, but finding new clarity in a defiant smoker’s cloud is nothing to apologize for.
The Washington Post
added Nov 25, 2015 16:38

NITZKIN: Understanding the crusade against e-cigarettes

Two recent public comment letters from Stanton Glantz of the University of California at San Francisco finally lay bare the myth that underlies the public-health crusade against e-cigarettes – that no non-pharmaceutical nicotine-delivery product could po
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Nov 25, 2015 15:51
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