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Sometimes everyone else is wrong: we are deeply saddened by the death of Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn. But to those of the media, and even of the science community, who are sure his snuff habit did him in, ACSH says No, it didn t.
New CDC report explores the toll of preventable deaths in our nation. The figures are staggering, but parsing the immediate vs. underlying causes, plus geographic distributions may help reduce the loss.
Another attempt to deny the efficacy of e-cigarettes for helping addicted smokers quit, in another JAMA publication. Another misleading, distorted agenda item without merit, pretending to be science. How low will they go?
It s true, sad to say: By the time the truth awakens and puts its boots on, the lie has spread around the world. Such it is with the JAMA article by Dr. Stanton Glantz and his media acolytes with one exception.
NY Times article on the future of e-cigarettes paints a Good vs. Evil scenario. Unfortunately, there is little guidance therein to detect who is whom. Those of us devoted to science-based public health policy know, however: find out here.
In her Personal Health column in the New York Times, Jane Brody tackles perhaps the greatest problem facing public health professionals today how to get smokers to quit, or prevent non-smokers from ever starting.
A new Perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine almost allows for the likely benefits of electronic cigarettes as part of a harm reduction approach to reducing the deadly toll of smoking. At last some science-based progress!
A new Surgeon-General s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking 50 Years of Progress, attempts to update the status of smoking and health in America. In fact, not much new is found in this lengthy report, and the explanation for why this is lies in the introductory blurbs preceding it.
The effects of nicotine on human health - Consumer version  
Following-up on their op-ed in the NYTimes last week, Drs. Amy Fairchild and colleagues published a Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine, calling for a valid, science-based approach to e-cigarettes, and noting the vast potential benefits from these devices.
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.