Category Archives: Publications

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…

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…

Lying About Snus and E-Cigarettes Is Like Blocking Access to Clean Heroin Needles

Lying About Snus and E-Cigarettes Is Like Blocking Access to Clean Heroin Needles

Hit and Run Blog – Reason.com Source:Click Here Lying About Snus and E-Cigarettes Is Like Blocking Access to Clean Heroin Needles Two public health researchers condemn the “information quarantine” surrounding safer nicotine products. Jacob Sullum | Apr. 6, 2016 6:30 am In a blistering indictment of lying in the name of “public health,” two prominent tobacco researchers…

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines

Withholding differential risk information on legal consumer nicotine/tobacco products: The public health ethics of health information quarantines

L.T. Kozlowski, D.S. Sweanor The International Journal of Drug Policy, April 2016 Source: Click Here Highlights Disease risks from different tobacco/nicotine products can differ importantly. Principles of health literacy and autonomy argue for health-relevant information. Utilitarian and moral views support the avoidance of giving risk information. Information ‘quarantines’ need justification with evidence, not fears, of…

Professional Researcher Response to Hong Kong Study “A million times more harmful than outdoor air”

Professional Researcher Response to Hong Kong Study “A million times more harmful than outdoor air”

Source: http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/238-h-k Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, MD (Researcher, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece) puts his thoughts into a recent publicationby Elizabeth Cheung (elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com) in the Health & Environment section of the South China Morning Post. The article states: Electronic cigarettes were found to contain one million times more cancer-causing substances than…

H.R. 4371 and the Regulation of E-Cigarettes

H.R. 4371 and the Regulation of E-Cigarettes

Nitzkin J. R Street Source: Click Here The FDA Tobacco Law does not currently cover e-cigarettes or selected other tobacco-related products. However, the law provides a “deeming” procedure through which the FDA could bring other tobacco-related products under its jurisdiction. As part of this procedure, new products must submit a “Premarket Review of New Tobacco…

The Pleasure Principle

The Pleasure Principle

Jakes S. New Nicotine Alliance UK Source: Click Here Vaping is a consumer driven free market solution to the problems inherent in smoking tobacco. Naturally the public health community, including many of those who are pro-vaping, seize upon harm to health being the problem to be solved and a casual observer could be forgiven for…

Electronic cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services

Electronic cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services

Authors: Andy McEwen and Hayden McRobbie Reviewers: Jamie Brown, Lynne Dawkins, Peter Hajek, Wayne Hall, Elspeth Henderson, Sarah Jakes, Lorien Jollye, Joanne Locker, Louise Ross, Robert West Produced in partnership with Public Health England National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT), Version 2. Date of last modification: January 2016, ISBN 978-0-9565243-4-8 Source: Click Here…