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  1. Kids are not just substituting e-cigs for cigs; e-cigs are expanding the tobacco epidemic

    Jessica Barrington-Trimis and her colleagues have published two important papers in Pediatrics on the link between e-cigarette and cigarette use, both based on a large longitudinal sample of Southern California youth who have been followed for many years. ...

  2. E-cig enthusiasts should stop assuming that just reducing cigarette consumption is a meaningful clinical outcome

    In a comment on another post on this blog Jon Krueger reminded me that in 2010 Rebecca Schane, Pam Ling, and I published " Health Effects of Light and Intermittent Smoking " in Circulation.  It concluded: As smoking patterns continue to change, ...

  3. Lorillard (maker of Blu ecigs) tells parents ecigs just emit "harmless water vapor;" that's not true

    On April 23, 2014, Lorillard, makers of Blu e-cigs, posted a statement on its Youth Smoking Prevention Program website, " Real Parents Real Questions " website that tells parents   "The 'smoke' you see coming out of e-cigarettes i ...

  4. Widely cited paper claiming e-cigs not toxic also concludes cigarettes do not pose "significant risk" is just not credible

    E-cigarette supporters are fond of quoting a risk assessment, " Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality," by McAultey et al (Inhalation Toxicology 2012; 24(12): 850-857) as evidence that e-cigaret ...

  5. California legislature proposes to protect nonsmokers from e-cigarettes (just like cigarettes): SB 648 is a good idea

    E-cigarette company v2cigs.com is trying to mobilize opposition to SB648, a bill in the California legislature that, quite sensibly, would protects innocent bystanders from  e-cigarettes the same way that California protects them from cigarettes. Accordin ...

  6. More evidence on why the FDA must ban menthol and an additive and not just menthol "cigarettes"

    Pascal Diethelm recently circulated a great example of how BAT is pushing menthol to young people in Switzerland using "flavor capsule" technology.  Halfway through puffing on a Kent cigarette, the smoker can break with his/her teeth a capsule o ...

  7. Consultation on Potential Regulatory Measures to Reduce Youth Access and Appeal of Vaping Products: Evidence and Recommendations from the U.S. Experience

    My colleagues and I just submitted this comment to Health Canada on e-cigarettes.  A PDF is here. ... found to target someone just a little older than them (age 18 – 26), their age, and those youger, ... interested would you be in using a [flavor] [product]?" The problem with just using a single question ...

  8. Rita Redberg, MD, MS

    women are the same as men: include them in the trial. Archives of internal medicine Redberg RF Just ... tomographic angiography: more than just a pretty picture? Journal of the American College of Cardiology ...

  9. PMI’s Own Data on Biomarkers of Potential Harm in Americans Show that IQOS is Not Detectably Different from Conventional Cigs

    I just submitted this public comment to the FDA on PMI's Modified Risk Tobacco Product application for IQOS.  The tracking number is 1k1-8zrx-juh9 and a PDF of the comment is avaiable here.     PMI’s Own Data on Biomarkers of Potential Harm in Americans Show that IQOS is Not Detectably Different ...

  10. Big Tobacco aims its guns to kill California tobacco tax

    I just published this piece on The Conversation ... the tobacco tax only once – by just 2 cents, in 1993 – since 1967. With a tax of just 87 cents per pack ... the California initiative? They complain, “Prop 56 allocates just 13 percent of new tobacco tax money to treat ...

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