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A new study shows the impressive success rate of e-cigarettes in reducing the use of cigarettes in a small select group, over the course of one year. Smoking was reduced in vapers and dual users, and many dual users wound up quitting cigarettes. We also comment on yet another duplicitous interview by the CDC's Tom Frieden.
A new study, reported at a cancer research meeting, shows that the "problem" of teens becoming addicted to nicotine via e-cigarettes is another in a long line of hypothetical, or phony, scares promoted by our public health authorities afraid of anything that resembles a cigarette.
As the federal government shuts down, some CDC and FDA functions will be compromised, and some threat to public health may arise. A JAMA op-ed piece approves of vaccination OR masks for healthcare workers. We disapprove.
As we brace ourselves for flu season this year, and once again begin the push for the flu vaccination, here s some news about vaccination rates last season. According to the CDC, about 57 percent of children ages 6 months through 17 years were
USA Today's phony "debate" on the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes showed up their agenda rather than the facts. While the "pro" side's Kessler had the facts straight, his position as CEO of Lorillard makes his status and opinions suspect in many venues.
In what's bound to make exaggerated waves in mainstream media, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data on Thursday showing the percentage of U.S. middle and high school students who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, more than doubled from 2011 to 2012
NYTimes article tells us about the vast amount of e-cigarette advertising and marketing funding. The tone is that e-cigs are becoming more like regular cigarettes. But there is a vast difference in health risks, so more power to them.
Teen vaccination rates are all over the board, according to the CDC. In order to assess vaccination rates,
The number of cases has skyrocketed to nearly 300,000 recently; the disease is 10 times more common than previously thought