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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekend reading and viewing

1. On Reason.com one of the better and entertaining discussions of the pros and cons of ecigs (video). 2. Brad Rodu on tobacco harm reduction (and how and why nicotine replacement therapies don’t work). 3. Carl Phillips on limiting your exposure to misleading information. I know that when I am casually reading something for information […]

E-cigarettes as medical or recreational devices – is there room for both?

In the latest New Scientist is a report on British American Tobacco’s acquisition of an e-cigarette company and apparently “is now planning to ask the UK authorities to recognise one of its products as a smoking-cessation medicine”. Most of us pro-harm reductionists and vapers in general much prefer the recreational designation of e-cigarettes for more […]