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 […]

Children cover your eyes – evil American cigarette advertising is rampant in our land

The Non-smokers’s Rights Association in Toronto is alarmed that legal American tobacco advertisements in magazines like Vanity Fair are being seen by the kids. I guess its one of those loopholes we keep hearing about. And I suppose it doesn’t help matters that the editor of Vanity Fair for over 20 years happens to be […]

More thoughts on harm reduction or why if you keep smoking cigarettes its not the end of the world

Chris Snowden had a good post the other day regarding concerns about the aged drinking too much.  Not only were the statistics suspect but the conclusion that such drinking would have long term health effects was laughable.  Its no different that worrying about any drug use which has minimal immediate consequences, smoking included, past a […]

Dr. Oz must now be specializing in auto-proctology since he has his head up his ass when it comes to e-cigarettes

Given how many bad knockoff articles in papers about vaping surface every few days I have been ignoring them but I just had to say something about this one because there are a lot of people who take Oprah’s former court physician Mehmet Oz as a source of wisdom. Oz has attracted some negative attention […]

Is Health Canada really this corrupt? This misguided? Both?

A tip of the hat to Tom for sending me the links to the following information regarding the lawsuit between Zen Cigarette (formerly located in Montreal) and Health Canada. First of all from the Zen site and its president Vincent Deblois: A year ago, following the publication of Journal de Montréal’s article exposing our troubles […]

Breathing easier thanks to Canadian Lung Association or?

In the  recent article at the Globe and Mail: Could e-cigarettes save smokers’ lives? Some health advocates think so, Jennifer Miller of the Canadian Lung Association is quoted as saying: “I think we owe it to the five million Canadians who are addicted to tobacco products. If there’s a product out there that may have some […]