Friday Medical Wrap: July 25, 2014

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The latest news on HPV vaccination rates, GM crop increase, and Dr. Ross’ latest speaking engagement

Health News Update: July 21, 2014

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The latest news on electronic cigarette “kid-friendly” flavors, the good news and bad news on HIV infections in the U.S., and whether or not a new HPV test is better than the Pap

New survey of thousands of vapers confirm that they prefer flavored products

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Only 2 weeks ago, a bunch of U.S. Senators, led by Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), ripped into several e-cigarette makers for their alleged irresponsible marketing of their products to young people. The Continue reading

Surge of ecigs propel huge tobacco merger, and array of novel flavors in the Times

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While the global tobacco market is being roiled by mergers and, especially, the disruptive growth of low-risk e-cigarettes/vapor products, the NYTimes decided to report on the surge in production sales — to adults! — of novel vaping flavors. Continue reading

UCSF opinion piece calls for tobacco abstinence-only for soldiers. Really?

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With all the troubles the United States has to deal with around the globe, “experts” from the University of California-San Francisco think now is a good time to remove tobacco products from military installations. Cold turkey too. Continue reading

Friday Medical Wrap: July 11, 2014

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The latest health news on e-cigarette safety, childhood obesity rates on the decline, and why calorie information on restaurant menus isn’t making a landslide of a difference

Latest “tobacco” stats show minimal decline in adult smoking, uptick in e-cigs continues

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The CDC releases stats on tobacco use in U.S. (The teen survey was reported 2 weeks ago). Cigarette smoking remains a major problem for over 40 million Americans, while officials foolishly, futilely seek to quash their potential salvation, e-cigarettes. Continue reading

Health News Update: June 30, 2014

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The latest news on 3D mammography, tobacco use decline, and why not a smartphone app for genetically modified products?

Submission to the FDA regarding e-cigarette “deeming regulations”

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Center for Tobacco Products

Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189


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ROSS: Tony Gwynn and the case for e-cigarettes

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Washington Times, June 27, 2014.

The premature death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has brought the issue of chewing tobacco use Continue reading


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