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ROSS: New FDA E-cigarette Regulations: Killing an Industry, Killing Smokers

If the FDA's proposed regulations go into force, the likely outcome is a severe reduction in consumer choice, and thus fewer smokers quitting and more dying needlessly. At last, after months of anticipation, the FDA finally unleashed the proposed regula
The American (AEI)
added May 16, 2014 16:44

[New York] ROSS: E-cigarette restraints can kill

On Monday, various state Legislature committees will be taking up several bills whose net effect will be, if enacted, to impede access to the best available method of helping addicted smokers quit: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs)...are smokers’ best hope.
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added May 12, 2014 12:25

ALLAN: Local Health Depts. Driving Change Toward E-Cigarette Regulation

Can we say with certainty that without broader regulation we can continue to protect the public’s health and safety? Local health departments aren’t taking that chance, and neither should the FDA. We need more Congressional support on both sides of the a
Roll Call
added May 1, 2014 10:55

[USA] EDITORIAL: America's compulsive urge to regulate ($$)

Food and Drug Administration said it would regulate e-cigarettes like normal tobacco. This is in spite of the fact there is no proof it leads people on to the real ones. Quite the reverse - the whole point is to help people kick the habit. Chicago, Boston
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 28, 2014 02:43

GLANTZ: More evidence that ecigarettes are not reducing smoking

Unfortunately, the evidence on whether e-cigarettes help smokers to quit is contradictory and inconclusive. Grana and colleagues increase the weight of evidence indicating that e-cigarettes are not associated with higher rates of smoking cessation. Using
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 1, 2014 13:11

SIEGEL: New Study on Electronic Cigarettes by UCSF Researchers is Not Only Bogus Science, But is Also Dishonest

I believe that these researchers have a pre-determined conclusion that e-cigarettes are ineffective and that they are trying to manufacture results that support their pre-determined conclusion. It would be a tragedy if policy makers use the conclusions o
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Mar 26, 2014 21:04

JAMA headlines blare, and gullible press swallows the hype against e-cigarettes, again

the study’s authors, the journal, and the academic home of the authors all conspired to announce that the mission had been accomplished and the answer was, “No — they don’t help.” It was a phony summary of a phony study that got most of the attention.
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Mar 26, 2014 21:02

Simon Chapman: Why is Big Tobacco investing in e-cigarettes?

Nicotine is a rapidly and strongly addictive drug, that many find extremely difficult to quit. Every imaginable mistake was made with the way tobacco was sold and marketed. If we are not to repeat those mistakes ... early caution is critical.
BMJ Group blogs
added Mar 22, 2014 23:33

BATES: Cease and desist: making false claims about the gateway effect

Unable to take any more, I decided to write to Professor Stanton Glantz and Dr Lauren Dutra, the authors of an analysis of teenage smoking and e-cigarette use based on the US National Youth Tobacco Survey
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added Mar 20, 2014 10:13

[Canada] PALDA: The federal budget isn’t as prudent as it might seem

Tax systems should be neutral. They should try to influence human behaviour as little as possible. When government tries to influence behaviour through tax changes, it is obscuring real-world incentives toward efficient market behaviour, as well as imposi
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 6, 2014 16:29
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