Removing the addiction myth is a good first step

I just read two very different articles, one on the pitfalls of the addiction myth from a smoker’s perspective and the other about prison libraries as a valuable resource. What they share is a perspective on how healthy options can proceed best from non stigmatized arenas. In the first, from Underdogs Bite Upwards: If the […]

Time to change the diapers on Pediatrics Journal

Pediatrics cries wolf so often that it would be difficult to identify any real threats to child health within those pages. Not only do they construct visions of disaster out of little more than phone polls (that third hand smoke lunacy), generalize from ambiguous results (as will be elaborated on here) or just plain mislead […]

Why do we forget that people smoke for a reason?

One of our constant themes on this site and in our writing is that people derive benefits from nicotine. There really is no other conceivable explanation for its popularity. In other words, some people‚Äôs lives are made better, and in some cases simply not miserable, by using nicotine. We promote tobacco harm reduction (THR) which […]

Spilling nicotine: safety concern or clumsy researchers?

It takes something quite spectacular to take my attention away from any of the research coming out of the Prue Talbot labs but I will have to save that for tomorrow or the next day (hint: it comes from an even more disreputable source -Pediatrics Journal- and it has to do with smoking and the […]