The obvious point is that the safety of products needs to be judged on their intended use (common sense has to enter into it). Drinking nicotine is not a good thing but it is also no argument against e-cigarettes. Source article.
Recently in Macleans magazine there was a decent op ed decrying Peter Mackay’s promotion of instituting random vehicle stops on the basis of reducing drunk driving. My initial negative reaction to the story was simply because I don’t like the idea of expanded police powers and particularly not when it comes to being able to search […]
“We must not be so easily lured by the illusion of a safe substitute for cigarettes that we yield precious ground in the war against tobacco.” So writes Michael Stanbrook, Deputy Editor, Scientific for the Canadian Medical Journal in a recent oped. You get the feeling from these tireless campaigners for an unending battle that […]
The four of us are still reflecting on much of what went on in Beirut at this year’s International Harm Reduction Conference. Carl has already reported on some of what went on and I am sure there will be quite a few conference follow up posts over the next few weeks. We all had presentations […]
Years ago I worked for someone who liked to use the phrase “it’s all good”. I noticed that she only used it when actually it wasn’t all good; in fact, the only time she used it was when dismissing the obvious downsides of an action or situation. New technologies seem to coast in with the […]
Just a quick post to add a few more reasons why Greenlick of Oregon’s motion to make nicotine a prescription drug would cause problems for the state. 1. Even on a national level there would be a concern about tourists but on the state level how would one handle out of state workers and tourists. […]
There has been some confusion about who writes which posts. Though all the contributing authors are listed on the sidebar, the specific author of a post only shows up when the post is selected, and not when it is read as part of the general blog. (Since I, Paul, usually encounter these posts on my […]