CMA review proves e-cigarettes are most effective way to quit smoking

There have been a flurry of media with headlines such as E-cigs don’t help people butt out: Study and Heart Institute Review Confirms No Evidence of E-cigarettes Effectiveness for Cessation.  Though the message seems clear and direct there is no evidence presented –  no information given so that we might understand the basis for the statement, As presented […]

Canadian Cancer Society doesn’t get it that substituting vaping for smoking is no different than quitting smoking

The Canadian Cancer Society took the opportunity of ramping up the concerns raised by a fairly even-handed report issued by the Institut national de la santé publique du Québec on e-cigarette products being mislabeled. The report found varying levels of nicotine in supposedly nicotine free e-cigarettes. Now I am all for precise description of contents, […]

Misleading CDC e-cigarette report is a gateway to hyperbolized news headlines

The most recent MMWR has generated news headlines around the world.  The National Post headline read: As more children use e-cigarettes, health officials worry it will lead to regular smoking. Or CDC: E-cigarette use doubles among children courtesy of AlJazeera America. The problem with these headlines is that the study showed nothing of the sort. The main […]

Safer than e-cigs?

Though I do wish to keep writing now and then about vaping and specifically issues relating to the Canadian experience I find myself uninspired to write when others have already adequately dealt with the latest news item or outrage. And I just cannot get all that excited about yet another popular article that gets it […]

E-cigarettes, cigarettes, cellphones and the movies

Whatever will the movies do without cigarettes? I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I am not alone. I just finished watching the second season of The Killing (highly recommended by the way) and Sin City once again. Its these kind of movies that make you realize how fundamentally different vaping is from […]

E-cigarettes: So close to being accepted and yet so close to being banned

We are living through Jekyll and Hyde days when it comes to the future of vaping. On the one hand, the major tobacco companies are investing in or buying e-cigarette companies, some e-cigarette companies are investing heavily in expansion, and the number of vapers are accumulating in ever faster numbers. Popular news items are usually […]

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 […]