While spokesmen for the MN Dept. of Health bent over backwards to make the smoking/tobacco news into a good news, bad news story, in fact the actual public-health story is all good: historic decline in teen smoking!
More science on the toxins in e-cigarettes and their vapors shows, again, nothing to worry about. Will this finally silence (or at least quiet) their science-free opponents? Not very likely.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Observer, October 21, 2014 This Thursday, our city s legislators will discuss a proposal banning flavored nicotine liquids and flavorings said
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The Parliament Magazine, October 13, 2014. The EU's five-year process of revising the tobacco products directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted, unaccountable bunch of commissars, (I mean commissioners) working in secret and in concert with like-minded petty
r. Gilbert Ross in the EUReporter, October 13, 2014. The EU s five-year process of revising the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has resulted in a nearly-unmitigated disaster. Eschewing at every opportunity science-based (or even rational) policy, a conflicted,
A potentially groundbreaking ruling in the UK may portend the removal of an unscientific and anti-public-health provision of the European Union s tobacco regulation proposal. This would be a case of addition by subtraction, we hope.
New policy statements from the WHO, the AHA, and the CDC spew baseless, distorted allegations, warning smokers not to try e-cigarettes and spreading false concerns about second-hand vapor. They should be ashamed for selling out.
An op-ed in the Wall St. Journal by ex-FDA second-in-command, Scott Gottlieb, accuses the regulators of chilling the development of innovative smartphone apps by its precautionary dicta. Could this be true?
New international review of studies of e-cigarettes confirms the obvious (to most): these devices offer much less risk to smokers trying to quit than cigarettes, and regulation should be proportionate not prohibitive.
The latest news on electronic cigarette "kid-friendly" flavors, the good news and bad news on HIV infections in the U.S., and whether or not a new HPV test is better than the Pap
The latest health news on e-cigarette safety, childhood obesity rates on the decline, and why calorie information on restaurant menus isn't making a landslide of a difference
The CDC releases stats on tobacco use in U.S. (The teen survey was reported 2 weeks ago). Cigarette smoking remains a major problem for over 40 million Americans, while officials foolishly, futilely seek to quash their potential salvation, e-cigarettes.