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A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in the United States of America

A critique of the US Surgeon General’s conclusions regarding e-cigarette use among youth and young adults in the United States of America

Riccardo Polosa 1, 2, 3, Christopher Russell 4, Joel Nitzkin 5 and Konstantinos E. Farsalinos 6, 7 Harm Reduction Journal 2017 14:61 Received: 20 June 2017 Accepted: 29 August 2017 Published: 6 September 2017 Source DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-017-0187-5 Abstract Background In December 2016, the Surgeon General published a report that concluded e-cigarette use among youth and…

Educating your MP about vaping in Canada

Educating your MP about vaping in Canada

This document, Educating your MP about vaping in Canada, A practical guide for small business owners & workers in the independent vape industry has been created and provided by Amelia Howard, with permission to redistribute. It is a concise and pointed guide that business owners and/or staff can follow to have a positive and poignant meeting with their Member of Parliament. Do not…

Daily users compared to less frequent users find vape as or more satisfying and less dangerous than cigarettes, and are likelier to use non-cig-alike vaping products

Daily users compared to less frequent users find vape as or more satisfying and less dangerous than cigarettes, and are likelier to use non-cig-alike vaping products

Authors: Lynn T. Kozlowski, D. Lynn Homish, Gregory G. Homish DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.02.026 ScienceDirect University of Buffalo News Center also published an article on this study which included these points of significance: those study participants who vape daily reported e-cigarettes as “at least as satisfying” as cigarettes, and that 58 percent said vaping was “much more” satisfying. “The…

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

The Canadian Constitution Foundation looks at Regulations

If you are not familiar with the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), they are a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. They defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion.  Their Mission is to “protect the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through education, communication and litigation.” Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation…

Smoking and Health Action Foundation / Non-Smokers’ Rights Association on Bill S-5

Smoking and Health Action Foundation / Non-Smokers’ Rights Association on Bill S-5

Below is the Smoking and Health Action Foundation / Non-Smokers’ Rights Association of Canada assessment of Senate Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers’ Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Though we haven’t always seen eye to eye when it comes to vaping products, it seems we have…

Is the World Health Organization poised to kill millions of people?

Is the World Health Organization poised to kill millions of people?

Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch interviews John Britton, Professor of Epidemiology an Director of the UK Centre of Tobacco and Alcohol Studies. In this interview, they discuss the World Health Organization / COP7 Conference this year in Delhi, India which (as was with COP6) closed their sessions to the media when Vaping Products were discussed.

CBC – The Fifth Estate Investigates Electronic Cigarettes

CBC – The Fifth Estate Investigates Electronic Cigarettes

CBC’s The Fifth Estate completed a full length investigation into the world of Electronic Cigarettes. We knew they were considering an episode related to vapour products and when we saw them at an event in Toronto, interviewing businesses and consumers, we knew they were serious. What we did not know is how deep they would…

Royal College of Physicians strongly endorses e-cigarettes as smoking substitutes

Royal College of Physicians strongly endorses e-cigarettes as smoking substitutes

Farsalinos K. E-Cigarette Research Source: Click Here A new report is released today (April 28, 2016) by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in the UK, titled: “Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction”. The 200-page report addresses the important but controversial issue of tobacco harm reduction, a concept that was first described by Prof. Mike…