A deeper look at the Attorneys General letter to the FDA

Earlier this week the National Association of Attorneys General submitted a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg pressing for immediate imposition of regulations.  Whereas there is little argument against some regulation, the authors come across as little more than Chicken Littles fearing the falling sky.  Or is it just in this age that they believe […]

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, […]

Increase e-cig presence in Canada by keeping it local

image from Addicting Info Though this might seem like a little conflict of interest given that I work with ECTA its not really since 1. I have always supported buying local and 2. I advocate sourcing e-cigs and vaping supplies locally whether or not ECTA members are involved. It seems to me that when you […]

The desire for nicotine is more likely to lower smoker related disease than the desire to quit

Much like the phrase “mind control” tobacco control connotes persuasion, domination and unwilling conversion to an alien agenda. The recent issue of Tobacco Control returns to the idea of the endgame, the insistence that if there is the will, tobacco and nicotine use can be eliminated entirely. What is notable in these opinion pieces is […]

Flavouring in vaping reduces likelihood of migrating to smoking

I’ve long supported flavouring as an inducement to moving to alternative nicotine products but Dave Dorn in this video (via UK Electronic Cigarette News) makes the beautiful point that flavouring creates a barrier against migrating to smoking. If you start with any of the flavourings and out of interest try a regular cigarette it will […]