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Posted: 2017-08-31 14:17:00
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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 in the chart:1. Youth cigarette use (among high school students) dropped by a huge amount from 2011 to 20...
Posted: 2017-08-18 16:44:00
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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 Hampshire. Fred did a great job of asking questions that covered the gamut of important scientific and regul...
Posted: 2017-08-15 15:10:00
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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 to acknowledge the severe health effects of cigarette smoking. But I never expected this denialism to be c...
Posted: 2017-08-10 12:06:00
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For months, I have been arguing that the major anti-tobacco groups in the United States have been waging a war against electronic cigarettes that is motivated not by a pure concern for the public's health, but by an ideological opposition to the idea that anyone could get pleasure from nicotine in w...
Posted: 2017-08-05 18:12:00
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A new study published in the journal Tobacco Control reports that the modeled cancer risk associated with vaping is less than 1% of that associated with smoking and is only slightly higher than, if not comparable to the cancer risk associated with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). In select circum...