McMillan study sets new bar for ANTZ spin on findings

Just in on UPI Report: Some e-cigarettes deliver carcinogens, while I cannot comment at this point on the suggestion that tank systems may deliver more carcinogens (the idea does not seem entirely improbable) what drew my attention was a reference to an abstract and study findings that though written here as part of the lab […]

When common sense comes across as radical

Recently in Macleans magazine there was a decent op ed decrying Peter Mackay’s promotion of instituting random vehicle stops on the basis of reducing drunk driving.  My initial negative reaction to the story was simply because I don’t like the idea of expanded police powers and particularly not when it comes to being able to search […]

More unfounded e-cigarette fear mongering from the Globe and Mail

In Why doctors are raising the alarm over e-cigarettes published yesterday in the Globe and Mail tobacco control extremism rules the day. “Many physicians, however, do not welcome the trend. A Canadian Medical Journal editorial published this week warned that e-cigarettes may be a “slippery slope to tobacco addiction.” A recent study in the journal The […]

And now the Globe and Mail is running with the same CMJ anti-e-cigarette op ed

Once again we see the headline E-cigarettes could hook a new generation on nicotine, experts warn. This is a reprint of the Canadian Press article I previously wrote about. I need to also iterate a previous point – addiction is a concern if the results impact health negatively. If the article had been titled …..hook […]

Vapers should worry about any bans on flavoured tobacco products

Once again my local paper The Edmonton Journal showcases the prohibitionist Les Hagen and his fight against tobacco in all its forms and in particular what he calls “fruity spit tobacco”. As vapers we should be concerned about this for at least two reasons. 1. It is still uncertain how e-cigarettes will end up being […]

Another Canadian Medical Journal broadside against e-cigarettes

“We must not be so easily lured by the illusion of a safe substitute for cigarettes that we yield precious ground in the war against tobacco.” So writes Michael Stanbrook, Deputy Editor, Scientific for the Canadian Medical Journal in a recent oped. You get the feeling from these tireless campaigners for an unending battle that […]