EU doesn’t oppose smoking — just not getting its cut of tobacco sales

As a lucrative 12-year long financial deal comes to an end, the EU threatens to cut ties with Philip Morris unless it gets an even better deal. EU concern for public health is just a pose. Continue reading EU doesn’t oppose smoking — just not getting its cut of tobacco sales

Formaldehyde exposure from 3 e-cigarette formats tested well below WHO quality guidelines

“The results showed that even the worst case amount of formaldehyde per 10 puffs of the e-cigarettes tested, was over 10 times less than the formaldehyde from a 3R4F reference cigarette smoked under standard ISO conditions.” Continue reading Formaldehyde exposure from 3 e-cigarette formats tested well below WHO quality guidelines

Claim: E-cigarettes, as used, aren’t helping smokers quit, study shows

No surprise. Many e-cig users are smokers simply trying not to offend others or to comply with smoking restrictions. Continue reading Claim: E-cigarettes, as used, aren’t helping smokers quit, study shows

E-cigarettes deliver sufficient nicotine to suppress smoking desire and reduce tobacco withdrawal symptoms in smokers, comparable to Nicorette

“Unlike other nicotine replacement therapies, the vaping product we studied may offer a viable alternative to cigarettes for those finding it difficult to quit the behavioural and sensorial aspects of smoking.” Continue reading E-cigarettes deliver sufficient nicotine to suppress smoking desire and reduce tobacco withdrawal symptoms in smokers, comparable to Nicorette

Federal judge rules composition of FDA anti-tobacco committee ILLEGAL: Members on payroll of Big Pharma, trial lawyers

One of the Big Pharma/trial lawyer shills is the infamous Jonathan Samet — junk science epidemiologist and chief railroad engineer of radon, secondhand smoke, particulate matter and ground-level ozone. Continue reading Federal judge rules composition of FDA anti-tobacco committee ILLEGAL: Members on payroll of Big Pharma, trial lawyers

DC moves to ban smoking outdoors; Where there’s secondhand smoke, there’s junk science

Annoying to many — but not a health risk to any — secondhand smoke is archetypal junk science. Continue reading DC moves to ban smoking outdoors; Where there’s secondhand smoke, there’s junk science