Anti-smoking policies increase black market sales

It has been known for some time that those who cannot legally buy cigarettes will find other sources. Youth tend to get most of their tobacco from family or friends, or proxy buyers. They know that most retailers will not sell to them. Now, we have yet another report from Ontario that contraband cigarettes are […]

Unintentional Child Poisonings Through Ingestion of Conventional and Novel Tobacco Products

The article Unintentional Child Poisonings Through Ingestion of Conventional and Novel Tobacco Products from Pediatrics (article here) will most likely be discussed again in this venue but the quick point to be made here is that it is being inappropriately used as fodder in the anti-flavouring assault on tobacco products. Of course, I am in […]

FDA getting its priorities straight?

This showed up in this article about one of the first moves of the FDA in this new capacity. “CTP (which is the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products) is concerned that children and adolescents may find dissolvable tobacco products particularly appealing, given the brightly colored packaging, candy-like appearance and easily concealable size of many of […]