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WHO officials accused of unfair propaganda
28 Aug 2014

WHO officials accused of unfair propaganda

In the aftermath of this week's pronouncement on ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems) by the World Health Organization (WHO), prominent scientist Konstantinos Farsalinos has charged functionaries of the organization with conducting an inappropriate propaganda campaign against vaping on Twitter...

Press coverage of WHO document flawed
28 Aug 2014

Press coverage of WHO document flawed

Press coverage of yesterday's WHO declaration on electronic cigarettes has been marked by considerable misunderstanding of its import. Most headlines have screamed about stronger regulation...

Can you Vape indoors in Montana? – Yes!
28 Aug 2014

Can you Vape indoors in Montana? – Yes!

An enthusiastic Montana "tobacco prevention specialist" got an education last Monday on how to prevent tobacco use for real, by vaping. Frank Rozan, a county health worker in Butte, Montana, found himself in Phillip Lish's vape store The Vaping Outlet when a customer produced a cloud of vapor from one of the shop's products.

WHO seconds AHA’s tentative nod to vapes
27 Aug 2014

WHO seconds AHA’s tentative nod to vapes

There was further seismic activity Tuesday (26 August), and not in northern California, but in the world of vaping. A new declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) echoed the directional reversal of the American Heart Association (AHA) the day before.

Heart Association gives Vaping qualified nod
25 Aug 2014

Heart Association gives Vaping qualified nod

The American Heart Association made a radical reversal of policy Monday in it's journal, Circulation. It may not sound like a statement of approval, couched as it is in warnings, and with insistence that it is a "last resort", still, the statement that clinicians may consider advising would-be quitters to try e-cigs, where other methods fail, amounts to a mind-boggling turnaround, given earlier opposition. Press coverage is already significant.