Prue Talbot and e-cigarettes – an unfortunate combination

Just appearing in the online journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE the article Metal and Silicate Particles Including Nanoparticles Are Present in Electronic Cigarette Cartomizer Fluid and Aerosol describes design flaws in a sample of e-cigarettes that might be worth thinking about. The assaying procedures lie well outside my expertise so I cannot comment […]

Spilling nicotine: safety concern or clumsy researchers?

It takes something quite spectacular to take my attention away from any of the research coming out of the Prue Talbot labs but I will have to save that for tomorrow or the next day (hint: it comes from an even more disreputable source -Pediatrics Journal- and it has to do with smoking and the […]

The damage done when researchers do not understand the harm reduction concept

Breaking news out of the University of California labs: Harm Reduction Cigarettes Can Be More Harmful Than Conventional Brands, UC Riverside Researchers Report: Prue Talbot’s lab studied the effect of cigarette smoke on human embryonic stem cells. Perhaps when you are focussed on the minutia of determining the effects of tobacco smoke on embryonic stem […]