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NICOTINE & HEALTHThe British anti-smoking nonprofit, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), has commissioned an annual survey of e-cigarette use since 2010, including over 12,000 adults. The most recent survey also included over 2,000 teenagers. This important bit of data collection should, given an objective hearing, go a long way towards calming the largely irrational fears raised by some public health groups about e-cigarette uptake among teens.

The report, Use of electronic...

Gutfled and VapeNews commentator, author, blogger and satirist Greg Gutfeld has been waging a lonely, almost quixotic war in the media against the forces of corruption and hypocrisy fueling the sleazy campaign against e-cig/vaping, especially the bizarre, expensive disinformation ad campaign in California.

Earlier this week, on the FoxNews show The Five, he ranted passionately in his exposé of the CA propaganda scaremongering ads, which cost the people of the state who-knows-how-many millions of dollars. And for what? The goal of the CA Dept. of Public Health seems...

Vaping Not SmokingA study based on cross-sectional and internet surveys of vapers (e-cig users, including those using nicotine-containing and non-nicotine e-cigs), ex-smokers now vaping, and ex-smokers now using nicotine gum (but no e-cigs) was conducted to assess nicotine dependence using a well-regarded dependence measure, the Fagerstrom test. A separate comparison involved dual-users smokers who also vaped compared with smokers who did not vape.

The study was conducted by tobacco and nicotine experts Dr. Jean-Francois Etter of the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva,...

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You might not picture Rolling Stone when you think of evidence-based health stories - they gave space to anti-vaccine crank Robert Kennedy Jr. after all - but they have published an informative discussion of the ongoing debate about the pros and cons of e-cigarettes and vapor products.

In a lengthy article, author David Amsden discusses the burgeoning "...

She Loves to VapeOnly 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 Senator s evidence for this apparently was restricted to his perception that any flavored e-cig products other than tobacco and menthol were aimed at kids, thus termed by him and others opposed to reduced-harm products as kid-friendly flavors. The underlying motivation for the existence of such flavored products was thought to be a conspiracy (we imagine) between Big Tobacco and the thousands of e-cigarette makers to...

The word is spreading around the world — electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, vaping devices) are a much safer source of nicotine than are combustion cigarettes. New Zealand just announced the legalization of nicotine e-cigarettes and nicotine e-cigarette liquid.

Rather than burning tobacco, and creating smoke with up to 5,000 toxic chemicals, 70 of which are linked to cancer, vaping uses diluted nicotine vapor. Studies have shown...

Vaping Not SmokingA pseudo-debate on the editorial page of Monday's USA Today purports to clarify the issues swirling around e-cigarettes. Of course, the scales are tilted just a bit by the editorial choice of proponent for the Pro side: Lorillard CEO Murray Kessler. Never mind that Mr. Kessler s points in contrast to the USA Today staff product, which was likely ghost-written by...

vapeTomorrow, Nov. 20th, is the 39th annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by The American Cancer Society. Let s have a look at how well that s been working, in the most relevant terms: how many adults still smoke, and how many have successfully smoked-out, that is, quit?

See this graphic for some perspective:

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An article in the N.Y. Times Business section highlighted the marketing tactics of the e-cigarette business, and the sub-headline should have been Guilty, by association.

Not that the real headline was any better: E-Cigarette Makers Ads Echo Tobacco s Heyday. The news article featured quotes from the omnipresent foe of...

Vaping, NOT SmokingYesterday s JAMA Pediatrics had an article co-written by well-known anti-e-cigarette crusader, UCSF s Stanton Glantz, who has in the past shown a propensity for twisting data to suit his pre-determined agenda. Well, here he goes again.

Blandly titled Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarette Use Among US Adolescents: A Cross-sectional Study, he (and his co-author, a UCSF colleague, Dr. Lauren M. Dutra) have re-analyzed data from the latest National Youth...