Dr. Gilbert Ross' op-ed in Forbes.com. What's Bloomberg Smokin' Now? There is no reason to question why soon-to-be-former Mayor Michael Bloomberg has once again sic'd his attack dog of a Health Commissioner, Tom, Farley, on another innocent victim: electronic cigarettes (e-cigs)
If you thought the debates about the role of e-cigarettes in dealing with the most important public health problem we face smoking was hot before, you ain t seen nothin yet. There were a flurry of new commentaries this weekend, based on sound science and commonsense.
Dr. Gilbert Ross on TheParliament.com, December 9, 2013 Europe's 'Vapers' must unite against the EU's 'unelected and unaccountable' attempts to sabotage the use and availability of eCigarettes, warns Gilbert Ross. Two months ago, when the European parliament took up deliberations on the...[Read more.]
Opponents of a bill that would add electronic cigarette use to the landmark Smoke-Free Air Act made a strong showing at Wednesday's Health Committee hearing.
At a boisterous NYC Council hearing on e-cigarettes, ACSH got our points across, spearheading a science-based retort to the NYC Health Commissioner s spurious assertions about chemicals in the vapor, and how hard it is to tell smoking from vaping.
Safe and effective in helping smokers quit, concerns about e-cigarettes provoke efforts to suppress their use in public by New York City. Can the City leaders not tell the difference between a cigarette, and an e-cigarette? It s not that hard.
Dr. Gilbert Ross in The American, November 20, 2013 Anyone with a modicum of knowledge regarding public health will agree that the most important, devastating, and preventable issue facing America is the human toll of cigarettes. Yet our nation s main...[Read more.]
The grassroots "vaping community" of e-cigarette users was mainly responsible for avoiding having the EU ban, in effect, e-cigarettes. The NYTimes discussion of this public health victory focuses instead on the so-called "e-cigarette industry" and its manipulation of the EU Parliament. This is false, although some e-cig companies did try to mobilize their customers. Why not?
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.
The NYC Council passed a measure raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21, highest in the nation. Thankfully, no restrictions on e-cigarettes nor the nicotine liquids many vapers prefer were included except for the age limit change. ACSH supports this change, although we don't believe it will prevent most under-21s from getting smokes if they want to.
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