Tobacco

Medicare coverage for CT-lung screening in high-risk individuals

Lung cancer kills about 435 people in the United States every day, making it the leading cancer killer of both American men and women. Continue reading

Number of smokers in NYC surpasses one million

As smoking rates fall across the country, the percentage of New Yorkers smoking is actually on the rise, up from 14 percent in 2010 to 16 percent in 2013. Although lower than the national average of 18 percent, the findings Continue reading

Gov. Nixon’s e-cigarette veto: harming smokers, not protecting kids

Gov. Nixon’s e-cigarette veto: harming smokers, not protecting kids

Gilbert Ross, M.D

The American Council on Science and Health Continue reading

Lancet asks if e-cigarettes are a “smokescreen.” We ask, why is Horton still working there?

The Lancet just had to get its word in on the “e-cigarette controversy.” Its editorial — written we’re sure by editor-in-chief Richard Horton — toes the W.H.O. line of alarmism and hyper-precaution about this ground-breaking technology. No surprise, given his history.    Continue reading

CVS stops sale of tobacco for ‘public health’

In an effort to emphasize its “commitment to healthcare,” CVS Caremark will now be known as CVS Health at its 7,700 drugstores. CVS CEO Larry Merlo says, “We’re doing more and more to extend the front Continue reading

Policy statements from all over falsely accuse e-cigs/vapors of harm potential

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New policy statements from the WHO, the AHA, and the CDC spew baseless, distorted allegations, warning smokers not to try e-cigarettes and spreading false concerns about “second-hand vapor.” They should be ashamed for selling out. Continue reading

Health News Update: August 25, 2014

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The latest health news: India and China take many steps backward in GMO advancements, E-cig company fights back, and why eating or skipping breakfast may not affect your weight Continue reading

Totally Wicked e-vapor e-liquid company fights “city hall” in the EU

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An e-cig/vapor company takes on the misguided EU “Tobacco Products Directive”. They only have science, the EU’s own treaties, and common sense behind them, but it will still be an uphill battle to save smokers. Continue reading

Opposition by public health officials to e-cigarettes encouraging smokers to keep on smoking

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There are currently about 42 million American smokers. And smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death, with 480,000 people Continue reading

New survey says: e-cigs/vapor products becoming even more popular for quitters

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As discussed in a TIME magazine article, a newly-released survey (by Kantar Media, called their annual “MARS Consumer Health Study”) shows that smokers have taken to quitting by using e-cigarettes with a devotion that Continue reading




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