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 […]

Stages of trying to understand the opposition to e-cigarettes

Its not uncommon to have difficulty understanding why other people don’t hold the same positions you do about things. I will never quite comprehend the mindset of Stephen Harper or for that matter the conservative mindset. I guess we are who we are. But when it comes to health and the public good, I have […]

FDA and Health Canada – are we asking these trains to come off their tracks?

Yes, that is a bit of an unwieldly title. I was reading the FDA response to a citizen petition from Nirav Shah (NY State Commissioner of Health), Kathleen Hoke (Director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation etc.) and Matthew Myers (Tobacco-Free Kids) – see full letter below – on their request that the […]

Worth reading: Carl Phillips testimony at the FDA tobacco center meeting

reprinted from Epology My testimony at today’s FDA tobacco center meeting Today I departed from my usual practice of fiercely avoiding any “science by committee” setting or engaging with government overlord-types, and gave some testimony at the Center for Tobacco Products TPSAC meeting. Greg Conley and Bill Godshall talked me into make the trip as […]

There‚Äôs more elephants in the room or on contemplating the new user red herring.

Forgive the proliferation of other life forms in this title (and post) but it seems that whenever nicotine or tobacco are discussed, we end up wading knee deep through a bog of misinformation and ANTZ (thank you again Kristin Noll-Marsh for this most appropriate acronym for anti-nicotine and tobacco zealots). So we end up talking […]