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  1. More Minnesota high school students are using e-cigs than conventional cigarettes

    commented ACSH’s Dr. Gil Ross. “There are simply none so blind as those who just will not see, and that characterizes many of the so-called public health ‘experts’ and local politicians and regulators who just won’t ...

  2. Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Assn rejects claims that use of GRAS flavors in e-cigs is safe

    E-cigarette interests widely justify the use of food flavorings as safe because they are "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS).  GRAS determinants apply to additives in food that are eaten   not inhaled.  On March 3, 2015, the Flavor and Extract ...

  3. Alaska takes the lead on educating the public about e-cigarettes

    (at least that I know of) designed to educate the public about the fact that e-cigarettes are not just ... including youth, that e-cigarettes are not just harmless watervapor is very important since thinking ... other state-- and the CDC-- and other countries should get permission from Alaska to just use the ad.  ...

  4. Paramount promoting cigs in "bonus" with new Katy Perry movie

    From a friend (with a little editing by me):   The new Katy Perry movie, Part of Me, which is "smoke free," is accompanied by a "bonus feature" that gets glamorized cigarettes in front of 10-14 year old girls.   After the previews, but ...

  5. Pro and con on using e-cigs to quit smoking

    The New England Journal of Medicine just published two alternative views on what to tell patients about using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, one from Chris Bullen and one from.  You can read both at http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMclde1602420.   Check it out. ...

  6. Philip Morris and Reynolds' lead down to 16,778 votes

    As of Friday afternoon, the Secretary of State shows that the tobacco companies' lead has dropped to just.4%, 16,778 votes. As before, things remain too close to call. The LA Times has a good story, which is available here. ...

  7. In a triumph of wishful thinking over data, former Surgeon General Richard Carmona joins e-cig board of directors

    I am among the many public health professionals who were shocked to hear that former Surgeon General Richard Carmona joined the board of directors of e-cigarette company NJOY.   Echoing justifications physicians gave for working with the conventional ciga ...

  8. Evidence that smoking in movies causes young people to smoke expands to Norway

    Add Norway to the list of countries where there is strong, consistent evidence that onscreen smoking in movies causes young people to smoke.   Gunnar Sæbo and Ingeborg Lund from the Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, just published their paper, “ Exposure to smoking in films ...

  9. Comcast Universal's new movie RUSH promotes Marlboros worldwide

    the Marlboro logo in broadcast trailers and other promo material accessible to kids. But, just before the film ...

  10. Democratic Leaders call on state attorneys general to classify e-cigarettes under the Master Settlement Agreement

    Congressmen Henry Waxman and Frank Pallone and Senator Dick Durbin have written a letter to all the state attorneys general to use the MSA to reign in out-of-control e-cigarette advertising.  Their statement and copies of all the letters are here.   They ...

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