Category Archives: Publications

Promote e-cigarettes widely as substitute for smoking says new RCP report

Promote e-cigarettes widely as substitute for smoking says new RCP report

Royal College of Physicians, London UK Source: CLICK HERE The Royal College of Physicians’ new report, ‘Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction’, has concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial to UK public health. Smokers can therefore be reassured and encouraged to use them, and the public can be reassured that e-cigarettes are much safer than…

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…

A Policy Experiment is Worth a Million Lives

A Policy Experiment is Worth a Million Lives

Kozlowski L. Issues in Science and Technology Volume XXXII Issue 2, Winter 2016 Source: Click Here A Policy Experiment is Worth a Million Lives by Lynn T. Kozlowski Smoking cigarettes is a public health disaster in the United States and the rest of the world. Every year, around 500,000 smokers die prematurely, and the Surgeon…

Attack on E-Cigarettes as Gateway Products Draws from Same Old Playbook

Attack on E-Cigarettes as Gateway Products Draws from Same Old Playbook

Rodu B. Tobacco Truth Source: Click Here Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Attack on E-Cigarettes as Gateway Products Draws from Same Old Playbook Tobacco opponents who falsely claim that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking dissuade smokers from switching to safer smokeless products, leaving smokers at greater risk of fatal disease. The tobacco prohibitionists’ playbook was…

Expert Reaction to Meta-analysis Looking at E-Cigarette Use and Smoking Cessation

Expert Reaction to Meta-analysis Looking at E-Cigarette Use and Smoking Cessation

Science Medical Center (SMC) – Where science meets the headlines Source: Click Here A meta-analysis of the evidence around e-cigarettes and quitting smoking has been published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal (E-cigarettes and smoking cessation in real-world and clinical settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis), with the authors reporting that those who used e-cigarettes…