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Posted: 2017-10-06 16:39:00
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Below is my response to an invitation to consult for the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, funded by Philip Morris International:Unfortunately, I will not be able to consult or play any advisory role on this project. Since Philip Morris International (PMI) continues to aggressively market cigarette...
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...
Posted: 2017-07-31 12:31:00
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On Friday, the new FDA Commissioner - Dr. Scott Gottlieb - saved the day for the public's health by officially embracing a harm reduction approach to tobacco control. Commissioner Gottlieb announced a new approach to the regulation of tobacco products that, unlike the FDA's previous strategy, acknow...
Posted: 2017-07-27 12:12:00
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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 cessation rate among adults in the U.S. has increased. The researchers tie this unprecedented increase i...
Posted: 2017-07-25 12:12:00
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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 the relative health effects of vaping and smoking and is encouraging lying to kids instead.In a paper p...
Posted: 2017-07-13 12:53:00
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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 of FDA vaping product regulations, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids claimed that the bill strips the FDA of...