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The real effect of deeming: more youth vaping
14 Dec 2014

The real effect of deeming: more youth vaping

Michael Siegel of Boston University's School of Public Health recommends that everyone should read Michael Marlow's analysis of the real impact the FDA's proposed deeming regulations would be likely to have...

Burstyn barred from FDA workshop
13 Dec 2014

Burstyn barred from FDA workshop

The Tobacco Products Center of the Food and Drug Administration barred Drexel University's Igor Burstyn from speaking at the recent workshops on e-cigarette safety. Instead they gave the stage to a number of anti-harm reductionists eager to present data about trace levels of harmful substances, and to present them as grave threats...

Ploom brass talks tobacco with herzog
10 Dec 2014

Ploom brass talks tobacco with herzog

Wells Fargo Securities tobacco guru Bonnie Herzog has invited the management team of Ploom Vaporizers (including CEO James Monsees, CTO Adam Bowen, and Scientific/Regulatory head Gal Cohen) to speak at a “Tobacco Talk” conference call on Tuesday, December 16...

AHA wakes up, smells coffee
10 Dec 2014

AHA wakes up, smells coffee

In a stunning reversal, the American Heart Association (AHA) has awakened from its slumbers and announced that electronic cigarettes have been found effective for smoking cessation. The “literature review” article has been published in the association's journal, Circulation...

Press lightens up on e-cigs
8 Dec 2014

Press lightens up on e-cigs

The press is inching toward even-handedness on e-cigarettes. Well, maybe centimetering. There is a trickle of articles expressing genuine openness toward positive as well as negative takes on the vaping phenomenon, instead of coming out punching con or pro...

In Wales non-vaping kids plan to smoke
6 Dec 2014

In Wales non-vaping kids plan to smoke

A blog by Andrew Cunningham in the UK edition of the Huffington Post trumpets the horrifying finding that “there is now evidence that e-cigarettes are indeed bringing new smokers into the arena.”