e-cigarette regulation

The FDA’s assault on vaping has yielded devastating consequences. Not only have millions of adults been denied legal access to low-risk vaping products they rely on to stay smoke-free, federal regulations are rapidly destroying thousands of jobs and billions of dollars worth of income, depriving ordinary Americans of their livelihoods. 
From the academic center of the city by the bay comes a new study on e-cigarettes – in this instance, looking at the modeled health costs. Is their conclusion that “healthcare utilization and expenditures attributable to e-cigarette use are substantial and likely to increase over time” true? I will give them a B for the math but, at best, a D for the underlying assumptions and narrative.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Buffalo News, May 13, 2014. When politicians play scientist, or worse, doctor,
Dr. Gilbert Ross in the Ithaca Journal, April 24, 2014. While cigarettes continue to kill a half-million Americans each year while holding 100-fold that number in
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The New York Post, April 25, 2014 Cigarettes continue to kill a half-million Americans every year while holding 100-fold that number in
Dr. Gilbert Ross op-ed in Forbes.com, January 23, 2014. Whatever became of urban sophistication, especially on matters scientific and technological? We lifelong city folk cultivated a nasty habit of looking down on the denizens of the flyover regions as hayseeds, believing the sun revolved around the earth ¦[Read more.]
Dr. Gilbert Ross op-ed in The Daily Caller, January 8, 2013. Cigarette smoking takes the lives of more Americans than any other health problem. Our annual toll about 440,000, amongst our 45 million smokers is an unbelievable tragedy, more so for being at least potentially preventable...[Read more.]