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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obama criticized for use of unapproved anti-smoking therapy

Reported recently at FoxNews: US President Barack Obama has a secret weapon in his battle against his smoking habit — celery, he revealed in an interview gaining traction Thursday. First Lady Michelle Obama said earlier this month that her husband had not smoked a cigarette for almost a year. In an interview posted late Wednesday, […]

When quitting is an option and not a necessity

Though it seems to be so much more common and easier to divide behaviors into good and bad, the problem with drug use is that it is so much more complicated than that. Drug users are as varied as anyone, and since almost everyone is a drug user of some kind, its pretty specious to […]