Sales of cigarettes — real cigarettes, the kind that addict and kill over half of users — continue to decline by levels not seen in recent years. Meanwhile, sales of e-cigarettes/e-vapor products continue to accelerate. Coincidence? No. Raves from our “public health” authorities? Also, no. Continue reading →
A new study shows an association between “intense” e-cigarette users (“vapers”) and quitting smoking. But there are several caveats that should lend perspective to this good news: quitting at one point in time only, and no cause-and-effect established. Continue reading →
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Parliament Magazine, October 13, 2014.
The EU’s five-year process of revising the tobacco products directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted, unaccountable bunch of commissars, (I mean commissioners) working in secret and in concert with like-minded petty Continue reading →
r. Gilbert Ross in the EUReporter, October 13, 2014.
The EU’s five-year process of revising the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted, Continue reading →
The mentally-challenged NYC Council will consider a proposal to ban flavored e-liquid in NYC. In contrast to last year’s vote restricting indoor e-cig/vapor use, the ramifications of this ban would be huge, and hugely harmful, to public health and the nascent industry. Continue reading →
A potentially groundbreaking ruling in the UK may portend the removal of an unscientific and anti-public-health provision of the European Union’s tobacco regulation proposal. This would be a case of addition by subtraction, we hope. Continue reading →
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 →