Health Wrap: GM labelings, e-cig conference, & data transparency

Catch the latest health news: ACSH’s Ariel Savransky attends an e-cig conference along with industry leaders and public officials, GM labeling benefits no one, except the organic food industry, and why public officials are seeking more transparency when it comes to data from medical trials.

Some takeaways from the Wells Fargo Annual E-cigarette Conference

Yesterday, ACSH’s Ariel Savransky attended the 2nd Annual E-cig conference in New York City. Conference attendees included investors, industry leaders and public health and regulatory experts and discussion was Continue reading

ACS’s Smokeout not working too well. Let’s try something different: Vape-Out!

Tomorrow is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by The American Cancer Society. Given the dramatic (lack of) success of getting America’s 42 million smokers to quit, maybe it should be the Great American VAPE-out?
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Health News: Deadly energy drinks, tobacco bans, & measles outbreak

Catch the latest news on the deadly risks of energy drinks, a MA town proposes cigarettes ban, and why measles could be re-established as an epidemic if parents don’t vaccinate their children

Public hearing on tobacco ban in Westminster, MA called to an end

Last Wednesday, the town of Westminster, MA attempted to hold a public hearing to discuss the proposal to ban the sale of products containing tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. However, chairwoman Andrea Crete was forced to call the session to an end, as attendees became Continue reading

Survey of teen “tobacco” use yields good news, obscured by alarmist headlines about e-cigs

Good news about Teen Smoking from the CDC! But the CDC leads the media  chorus warning: “teen use of e-cigs triples!” That’s a distraction: Smoking is the problem! Continue reading

MN stats show astounding decline in teen smoking. E-cigs may be one reason.

While spokesmen for the MN Dept. of Health bent over backwards to make the smoking/tobacco news into a “good news, bad news” story, in fact the actual public-health story is all good: historic decline in teen smoking! Continue reading

ACSH in the news: 11.12.14

ACSH’s experts present their scientific viewpoints.

Dr. Bloom on The Times fails science, once again.

“Finally, the writers say, “Synthetic chemicals are vital to our society. But we sho Continue reading

News Update: Concussions, E-cig safety, & The Food Babe

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The latest health news: The relaxed approach on concussions, another study points to e-cig safety, and why the Food Babe is wrong on toxins in chocolate.. and everything else.

Yet another study shows absence of e-cigarette toxins

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More science on the “toxins” in e-cigarettes and their vapors shows, again, nothing to worry about. Will this finally silence (or at least quiet) their science-free opponents? Not very likely. Continue reading


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