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Reality TV star, "Mob Wife" Angela Riaola died of extensive cancers caused by her long-term smoking addiction. Why can't our scientists find effective ways to prevent or treat this key public health crisis: cigarette smoking addiction?
A recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, written by an audiology company executive, claims e-cigarettes can cause hearing loss. How that can even be possible is a head-scratching mystery. Of course we support free speech, but straying from the facts requires us to correct his very-flawed assertion.
A recent meta-analysis concluded, counterintuitively, that e-cigarettes might actually increase smoking instead of reducing it. How could that be? Dr. Stan Young, a ACSH Scientific Advisory Panel member, details how a meta-analysis works, and how it is so often misused.
Over 18 million young people 68.9 percent of middle and high school students see some form of e-cigarette advertising, according to the CDC. The agency is worried about e-cig use in teens, and officials there are right in their concern. But is it an advertising-created phenomenon?
A discussion in Rolling Stone magazine of vaping, and the hysteria and fearmongering about it, is a breath of fresh air.
The latest edition of the annual "Monitoring the Future" survey shows encouraging trends continuing for youth smoking, substance abuse and alcohol abuse, as well. However, binge drinking remains a problem, and e-cigarettes are increasingly being used for "fun" by youngsters, rather than as an aid to quit smoking.
A new study of 51 e-cigarette liquids found the presence of detectable levels of three known lung toxicants in the large majority of the liquids. These substances are found in flavored e-liquids. Given their known risk, at least from occupational inhalation, they should be removed from these products.
A recent CDC survey of adult behaviors found that more recent quitters, and those who have tried to quit, are using e-cigarettes.
One year ago CVS decided to stop selling cigarettes at all their stores nationwide. Now they are patting themselves on the back because smoking is down in the past year. Not so fast, groups like ACSH deserve the credit for the plummeting smoking rates.
Low levels of toxic aldehydes have been detected in a significant number of flavored vapors from e-cigarettes. Although there is no evidence yet that these levels are dangerous, there is no reason for their presence and they should be eliminated.
Today s New England Journal of Medicine has a Perspective article by three tobacco experts. Their discussion, Differential Taxes for Differential Risks, contains some important policy recommendations, some clearly salutary, and some not so much.
This seems like an opportune time to take stock of how we re doing as an antidote to all that junk science so pervasive in the new media. So this article is entitled ¦..Junk Science Report Card