Tobacco

City Council’s Plan to Protect Cigarettes and Kill Smokers

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Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Observer, October 21, 2014

This Thursday, our city’s legislators will discuss a proposal banning flavored nicotine liquids and flavorings said Continue reading

Reports from Big Tobacco: sales of cigarettes plummet. Why? They think it’s because of “vapor” competition.

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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

New study links daily vaping to higher quit-smoking rate. But not so fast…

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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

Totally Wicked vs. the EU’s tobacco directive

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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

Totally Wicked vs. the EU’s Tobacco Directive: Sound science and responsible policy prevail — for now

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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

NYC Council to consider a ban on e-cig flavors. Why? Because they can.

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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

An e-vapor company’s attack on unscientific EU regulation moves forward

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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

Medicare coverage for CT-lung screening in high-risk individuals

Lung cancer kills about 435 people in the United States every day, making it the leading cancer killer of both American men and women. Continue reading

Number of smokers in NYC surpasses one million

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

Gov. Nixon’s e-cigarette veto: harming smokers, not protecting kids

Gov. Nixon’s e-cigarette veto: harming smokers, not protecting kids

Gilbert Ross, M.D

The American Council on Science and Health Continue reading




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