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Health Wrap: Brain puzzles, weight-loss drug canceled, & when to screen for lung cancer

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To CT scan, or not to: that is the question. Smokers need to know

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Another apparently-beneficial screening program — lung CT scans for smokers — becomes controversial, when Medicare officials decide it should be covered, contradicting its own coverage advisory committee’s recommendation. Who needs it? The scan, that is. Continue reading

Louisville Professor Brad Rodu’s call for more access for smokers to smoke-free nicotine

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Dr. Brad Rodu is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He has been an ACSH advisor for many years, and has written or co-written many of our publications on tobacco harm reduction.
He was also a member of the ACSH Panel at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science Continue reading

NYTimes editorial and op-ed sows confusion between e-cigs and real ones

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The New York Times tag-teams e-cigarettes, part of the media crusade orchestrated by the top levels of America’s “public health” and abetted by willing lackeys such as The Times, Matt Myers and ex-FDA head David Kessler. Continue reading

The ACP warns against e-cigarettes. Why? No good reason, but all their peer groups do as well.

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The American College of Physicians, the governing body for internists across America, issued a position statement calling for strict regulation of e-cigarettes, including bans on flavors and advertising. Continue reading

CDC’s latest survey on teen “tobacco” use conflates vaping with smoking. But it’s not the same.

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Another day, another fraud perpetrated by our “public health” leaders at the CDC. Their latest report, Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2014, was released to much hype yesterday, the main news hook was the spectacular Continue reading

Their Product is Doubt: Dr. Satel shows how the CDC is the new “Big Tobacco”

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ACSH friend Dr. Sally Satel’s Forbes article exposes the sleaze behind the CDC’s campaign against e-cigs/harm reduction. She explains how our public health “leaders” have adopted the tactics of Big Tobacco to lie to the public. Continue reading

FDA’s tobacco advisory panel is “dazed and confused” at best, clearly conflicted on snus

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Conflict of interest at the FDA, Part Deux: The tobacco advisory panel, well-stocked with ideologically devoted anti-harm reduction membership, could not determine that snus is less harmful than smoking. Shame! Continue reading

FoxNews’s Greg Gutfeld exposes corrupt CA anti-e-cig campaign

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Greg Gutfeld on FoxNews’ “The Five”: California politicians are spending the taxpayer’s money to fight e-cigs, an effective anti-smoking device. He points out the absurdity of the CA crusade, advises, “It’s not about health: follow the money.” Continue reading

Another study shows nicotine patches do not work. Will the CDC and FDA pay attention?

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The official “public health” mantra for smokers trying to quit is, “Stick with the FDA-approved products; stay away from e-cigarettes.” This, despite their terrible track record. Now, yet another study shows that NRT patches do not help smokers quit. Continue reading




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