Tobacco

Poorly-done e-cig vapor study gets big headlines but means nothing

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A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine seems to show worrisome levels of formaldehyde in e-cig vapor. These findings are as technically flawed as Big Tobacco’s smoking machine data from last century. Continue reading

Health News: Sitting is deadly, pizza isn’t, & Dr. Ross’s latest op-ed

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The latest in health news: Why a sedentary lifestyle is deadly, but pizza consumption isn’t, and Dr. Ross’s latest op-ed in The Daily Caller discussing the sad state of our nation’s public health when it comes to stemming the toll of cigarette smoking.

Sally Satel’s NYTimes op-ed accuses the FDA of planning to destroy the e-cigarette industry

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An opinion piece in Sunday’s NYTimes by ACSH friend, psychiatrist Sally Satel, paints the sad picture of the e-cigarette wasteland if the FDA’s proposed e-cig regulations get adopted. Continue reading

California’s Public Health Lies About E-Cigarettes Will Kill Smokers

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Daily Caller, January 19, 2015.

Just when I thought the state of America’s public health regarding smoking could not get any worse, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) showed me how wrong I was. Their new leaflet: Protect Your Continue reading

A new study of teens’ tobacco habits reveals disturbing misinformation about smoking

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A substantial minority of teens believe that occasional cigarette smoking is not so bad; worse still, a majority think that “light” smoking is OK. Well, it’s not, and since smokers begin as teens nine times out of ten, that’s the time to correct these myths. Continue reading

Health News: Tanning dangers, Flu woes, & Dr. Ross’ op-ed

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The latest health news: the dangers of tanning and skin cancer, CDC’s recommendations on treating the flu, & Dr. Ross’s latest op-ed published in The Hill. Continue reading

Public health’s cigarette sellout: Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in Thehill.com, December 12, 2015.

The shameful abdication of their ethical responsibilities by our nation’s public health authorities, Continue reading

A new survey show slightly more than zero interest in e-cig flavors among nonsmoking teens

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A new study confirms that non-smokers — adults and kids alike — have almost no urge to vape on flavored e-liquids. Also, NYS Gov. Cuomo signed a bill protecting kids (and adults) from exposure to nicotine liquid. Continue reading

Keep e-cigarettes accessible to adults, not kids

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Detroit Free Press, January 6, 2015.

What a topsy-turvy world we live in: the only groups opposed to keeping kids away from e-cigarettes are the so-called “public health” groups. If we can agree that youngsters and e-cigarettes shouldn’t mix — at least not Continue reading

Reports from the UK show intersecting lines for vaping (up) and smoking (down).

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Vaping and quitting rising in the UK, as smoking rates decline. Coincidence? We doubt it — do the math. Continue reading




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