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Posted: 2017-07-07 02:04:50
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The deadline for commenting on an FDA rule regarding product standards for smokeless tobacco (ST)...
Posted: 2017-05-26 03:57:23
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(Update - 05.20.17) CASAA has received word that the flavor ban ordinance will be on the calendar...
Posted: 2017-05-26 03:56:49
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Earlier in March, CASAA, AVA, SFATA, and VTA sent a joint letter to House leaders urging them to...
Posted: 2016-11-27 19:28:56
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Local Alert - Forsyth Co., GA - Take action to oppose over regulation of vapor shops
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will be considering an ordinance that would, among other...
Posted: 2016-10-17 05:28:48
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Local Alert - Philadelphia, PA - City Council is considering imposing a moratorium on new vapor shops.
The Philadelphia Board of Health has “provisionally approved” a regulation regarding tobacco...
Posted: 2016-10-16 04:59:04
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Local Alert - Itasca Co., MN - Take action to oppose an indoor vaping ban!
An ordinance that would prohibit vaping in the same places where smoking is currently banned has...
Posted: 2016-09-19 16:32:38
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PA - Take action to change the 40% tax on vapor products!
In response to the damage already done in Pennsylvania, Representative Jeff Wheeland is introducing...
Posted: 2016-07-27 03:56:49
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PA - Take action to oppose a 40 percent wholesale tax on vapor products.
[Update - 07.17.16] On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, the Pennsylvania legislature chose to protect...
Posted: 2016-06-19 15:07:53
blog.casaa.org
US - Take action to change to the predicate date for vapor products newly deemed as tobacco by the FDA
Updated - 05.18.16 CASAA is urging our members to support both HR 2058 and the Cole-Bishop...
Posted: 2016-05-24 21:41:16
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IL - Call to Action! Take action to oppose Tobacco and Vapor 21 law.
Update - 05.24.16 SB 3011 is scheduled for a hearing on: Thursday, May 26th, 2016 9:00...

Posted: 2017-07-07 02:04:50
blog.casaa.org
The deadline for commenting on an FDA rule regarding product standards for smokeless tobacco (ST) is Monday, July 10th, 2017. By way of background, the FDA published a rule for public comment...
Posted: 2017-05-26 03:57:24
blog.casaa.org
(Update - 05.20.17) CASAA has received word that the flavor ban ordinance will be on the calendar for Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 10:30 AM Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee For...
Posted: 2017-05-26 03:56:49
blog.casaa.org
Earlier in March, CASAA, AVA, SFATA, and VTA sent a joint letter to House leaders urging them to support HR 1136, which would modernize the 2007 predicate date for vapor products newly deemed...
Posted: 2016-11-27 19:28:57
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Local Alert - Forsyth Co., GA - Take action to oppose over regulation of vapor shops
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will be considering an ordinance that would, among other things*, prohibit the use of vapor products inside vapor retail establishments unless they purchase...
Posted: 2016-11-26 17:21:32
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CASAA Newsletter No. 4 (November 2016)
November 2016 Autumn 2016 This instalment of CASAA’s newsletter was originally intended to come out in October. But, we were on an RV traversing the country lending the consumer voice...
Posted: 2016-11-17 15:41:54
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Local Alert - Allegheny Co., PA - Take action to oppose an indoor vaping ban
Allegheny Co., PA (Update - 11.17.16) The proposed ban on vaping indoors in Allegheny County has passed the Board of Health and now moves on to the County Council for consideration. The...

Posted: 2017-08-31 14:17:00
tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com
This month, the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) updated a chart purporting to show trends in youth tobacco use over the past 5 years.Here are the facts (i.e., the "true" facts) displayed...
Posted: 2017-08-18 16:44:00
tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com
Attorney Fred Kelly Grant conducted a very nice interview with me regarding electronic cigarettes which will be submitted as testimony for an e-cigarette informational hearing in Windham, New...
Posted: 2017-08-15 15:10:00
tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com
Scientists like myself are often frustrated by "denialists" who refuse to acknowledge global warming, disseminate false information about adverse effects of vaccines, or - historically - failed...
Posted: 2017-07-27 12:12:00
tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com
IN MY VIEW: American Lung Association Guilty of Public Health Malpractice
Yesterday, researchers from the University of California, San Diego published a landmark paper in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) which reported that for the first time in 15 years, the smoking...
Posted: 2017-07-25 12:12:00
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Yet Another Group of Anti-Tobacco Researchers Encourage Lying to Kids About Relative Health Effects of Vaping and Smoking
It seems that honesty has disappeared as a core principle in tobacco control. Today, I report that yet another group of tobacco control researchers is bemoaning the fact that many youth understand...
Posted: 2017-07-13 12:53:00
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IN MY VIEW: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is Deliberately Lying to the Public
In a press release issued yesterday lamenting the passage by the House Appropriations Committee of a bill that grandfathers in existing e-cigarettes from the pre-market approval requirements...
Posted: 2017-07-11 13:15:00
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IN MY VIEW: Position of Australian Medical Association (and Many U.S. Health Groups) on Vaping is Just Plain Evil
In a submission to the Australian government, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) argues that there is no evidence that e-cigarettes can help smokers quit, that e-cigarettes are harmful...

Posted: 2017-09-24 14:34:28
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by Carl V Phillips When this journal letter (i.e., short paper), “Estimating the population impact of e-cigarettes on smoking cessation in England” by Robert West, Lion Shahab, and Jamie...
Posted: 2017-09-18 13:49:38
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by Carl V Phillips In response to a couple of recent requests and my schooling of FDA in a recent Twitter thread, it seems time for me to again write a primer on the meaning of tobacco harm reduction...
Posted: 2017-09-03 21:40:32
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by Carl V Phillips It has become a habit of many e-cigarette defenders to refer to recent chapters of the War on Tobacco as a war on nicotine, in part because they do not like their favored product...
Posted: 2017-07-21 00:06:59
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Simple Simon would refuse to meet the pieman
by Carl V Phillips I prefer to write about science (or those pretending to do science, or those who cannot seem to report on it accurately) and the activities of government actors. I very much...
Posted: 2017-07-13 01:31:00
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FDA’s proposed smokeless tobacco nitrosamine regulation: innumeracy and junk science (postscript)
by Carl V Phillips For completion of this series (with this footnote), the following is what I submitted to FDA. My comment does not yet(?) appear on the public docket as of this writing. But...
Posted: 2017-07-09 10:04:49
antithrlies.com
Sunday Science Lesson: toxicology and “the chains” in American football
by Carl V Phillips Those of you who read my series on fatal flaws in FDA’s proposed rule about limiting the nitrosamine NNN in smokeless tobacco (and presumably anyone reading this quick...
Posted: 2017-07-02 10:00:52
antithrlies.com
FDA’s proposed smokeless tobacco nitrosamine regulation: innumeracy and junk science (part 3)
by Carl V Phillips In Part 1 of this series, I described FDA’s proposed rule that would require smokeless tobacco products (ST) to have no more than 1 ppm of NNN (a tobacco-specific nitrosamine...
Posted: 2017-06-29 23:29:41
antithrlies.com
FDA’s proposed smokeless tobacco nitrosamine regulation: innumeracy and junk science (part 2)
by Carl V Phillips In the previous post, I gave some background about the new proposed rule from FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) that would cap the concentration of the tobacco-specific nitrosamine...
Posted: 2017-06-26 10:30:56
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FDA’s proposed smokeless tobacco nitrosamine regulation: innumeracy and junk science (part 1)
by Carl V Phillips I am a bit late to analyze this proposed FDA rule, which was promulgated on Inauguration Day. But it is still open for comments, and I will be submitting these posts (though...
Posted: 2017-06-21 01:35:05
antithrlies.com
Time to stop measuring risk as “fraction of risk from smoking”?
by Carl V Phillips I ran across a tweet touting a press release out of the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) meeting (a networking meeting, mostly of e-cigarette boosters) that made the claim that...

Posted: 2017-09-18 22:47:00
rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com
In January 2015, R. Paul Jensen and colleagues created global headlines with a defective e-cigarette experiment (here).  They claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that vapor contains...
Posted: 2017-09-06 15:02:00
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Do smokers lie about quitting?  A new study analyzes smokers’ self-reports of their smoking habits six months after their participation in quit-smoking clinical trials. Several years...
Posted: 2017-08-30 14:51:00
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In a July report (here), the CDC Office on Smoking and Health asserted the following about tobacco use in movies: “The Surgeon General has concluded that there is a causal relationship between...
Posted: 2017-08-23 14:19:00
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Negligible Evidence of Radical Nicotine Reduction Benefit
An August 17 commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine (here) by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Center for Tobacco Products Director Mitchell Zeller raises some concern about the...
Posted: 2017-08-16 18:02:00
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Government-Funded Researchers Continue to Misrepresent Smokeless Tobacco Cancer Risks
The American Journal of Epidemiology in October 2016 published a report by Annah Wyss of the National Institute of Environment Health Science and 20 government-funded coauthors.  It revealed...
Posted: 2017-08-09 20:40:00
rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com
E-Cigarettes: The Case for Regulatory Restraint
Debate over FDA regulation of e-cigarettes often degenerates into bitter argument and ad hominem attack.  In contrast, a point/counterpoint presentation in the Journal of Policy Analysis...
Posted: 2017-07-31 17:28:00
rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com
FDA’s New Vision for Tobacco Harm Reduction
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on July 28 fully endorsed tobacco harm reduction. In a speech (here), he clearly defined the problem: “[I]t’s cigarettes that...
Posted: 2017-07-26 13:21:00
rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com
Government’s Abstinence from Smokeless Truth Detailed by Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal on July 21 reported what readers of this blog already know: “Many scientists agree that…smokeless tobacco, including chewing and dipping tobacco, is significantly...
Posted: 2017-07-19 16:17:00
rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com
United Kingdom Doubles Down on Support for Tobacco Harm Reduction
The United Kingdom Department of Health’s new position statement (here), “Towards a Smokefree Generation,” is, as Clive Bates wrote (here), “probably the first significant government...
Posted: 2017-07-12 17:22:00
rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com
The Illogic of Condoning Vaping & Condemning Smokeless – Both Are Safer for Smokers
While many American tobacco researchers and policy experts have, of late, moved to endorse reasonable regulation of e-cigarettes and vaping, most persist in condemning smokeless tobacco products,...

Posted: 2017-04-25 17:58:01
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Well it happened again! I made a rookie move and now I have a full Tuesday Bro Tuesday video that sounds just… awful. My most sincere apologies. I promise to double check my mic from now...
Posted: 2017-04-23 00:24:10
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Working on a completely redesigned website at the moment.  Sit tight,  it will be here soon.  In the meantime,  Head over to my YouTube and watch a few videos youtube.com/grimmgreen Or Go...
Posted: 2016-02-07 02:35:10
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Posted: 2014-12-10 20:01:39
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Posted: 2014-11-29 17:04:21
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Posted: 2014-11-29 17:03:35
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Posted: 2014-11-11 12:59:48
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Posted: 2014-09-01 16:01:21
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Posted: 2014-09-01 14:02:52
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Posted: 2014-08-31 17:38:12
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Posted: 2016-08-08 15:39:00
wivapers.blogspot.com
Don't get why the FDA vapor product regulations are ridiculous? Let us give you a more relatable analogy...Imagine that some small, upstart tech company developed a car that significantly reduces...
Posted: 2016-03-05 16:04:00
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Vapers are often told, "Sure, you quit smoking, but you're still addicted." What does that even mean?I consume around 12 mg to 18 mg of nicotine per day as a vaper. Vapers may consume anywhere...
Posted: 2015-09-29 13:42:00
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My 66 year old, smoker aunt has watched nearly my entire family switch from smoking to vaping over the past 6 years. She never showed any interest - "too much fuss" she said, so we never pushed...
Posted: 2015-02-06 20:31:00
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The Irony of Vapers Supporting Vaping Bans
Something I'm coming across more and more these days is vapers emphatically defending banning public vaping along with smoking. This completely mystifies me and every argument I've seen simply...
Posted: 2015-01-22 19:37:00
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Vapor worse than cigarette smoke? Really?
"Study Finds E-Cigarettes Can Produce More Formaldehyde Than Regular Cigarettes!" "E-Cigarette Vapor Filled With Cancer-Causing Chemicals, Researchers Say!""High Levels of Formaldehyde Hidden...
Posted: 2014-12-31 20:53:00
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Why I oppose vapor bans (and why you should, too.)
Next week, vapers in Madison, Wisconsin will be fighting a proposed amendment to that city's smoking ordinance, which adds the use of vapor products to the definition of "smoking." This will...
Posted: 2014-12-06 16:31:00
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Are e-cigarettes the new condom?
For anyone who is under the age of 30, you may not remember the time when condom advertising barely existed, let alone cheeky commercials playing over and over on late-night television. The understanding...
Posted: 2014-07-24 00:33:00
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A Five Year Journey
As of today, I haven't smoked a cigarette in five years.But I didn't set out to quit smoking. I became what is known as an "accidental quitter" when I switched to using an electronic cigarette....
Posted: 2014-04-06 15:44:00
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CASAA is truly grassroots, not a 'front group'
I recently came across a blog post about e-cigarettes that had this in the comments:What strikes me about CASAA is that the board is stacked with power players: lawyers, smokeless tobacco lobbyists...
Posted: 2014-03-08 20:14:00
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It's not "just an addiction"
Although my 21 year old son has a mother who advocates smokeless alternatives for smokers, he and his older brother (who was quite anti-smoking when he was younger) both started smoking. My younger...