The District of Columbia Department of Health recently posted a message on “X” to get residents to abandon nicotine e‑cigarettes. The message stated:

In no particular order are articles from the past year with special meaning.

Join ACSH directors of bio-sciences and medicine, Cameron English and Dr. Chuck Dinerstein, as they break down these stories:

The decision by the FDA to require lower nicotine levels in cigarettes is predicated on the idea that by lowering the dose sufficiently, a non-addictive cigarette could be created.

You know someone is losing an argument when they try to shift the topic of the debate. There is no better example than the public health establishment's foolish campaign against vaping.

Evidence confirming the relative safety of vaping continues to build.

As a new parent, I've rapidly discovered what a dangerous place the world is for children. It's an overwhelming realization at times.

Did you quit smoking with the help of an electronic cigarette like I did? The FDA is unimpressed with your progress toward a healthier lifestyle.

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The popular press regularly botches its science reporting.