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Yes Amy, ‘Vaping’ *is* the lesser of two evils!

Yes Amy, ‘Vaping’ *is* the lesser of two evils!

On Tuesday November 4, 2014 Amy H. Smith of the Rowan County Health Department penned the following article for the Salsbury Post [published in Salsbury NC]: ‘Vaping’ the lesser of two evils? This is my reply to the article, text from the original article is quoted in italics. “As of right now, the only information that we really have on e-cigarettes is coming from the big tobacco companies. Yes, e-products are less toxic than regular cigarettes, but less toxic definitely…

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Seriously!?

Seriously!?

I’ve been watching and reading the newsfeeds and publications again. Whew! What a wild couple of weeks it has been. Tobacco Companies support E-cig regulation… The largest tobacco companies on the planet want regulation of vapor products? They are the reason that e-cigarettes exist! First the surgeon general said smoking was bad, which is true. Smokers began trying to quit. When most weren’t able to cold-turkey we got “help” from Big Pharma with their version of nicotine replacement. Upping the…

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A Further Message to Public Health Professionals

A Further Message to Public Health Professionals

Clive Bates, in his latest blog entry has spelled out in no uncertain terms what really burns our toast. I commend reading it before continuing. I’ve worked of the front lines in healthcare for the last 10 years. Before that I spent 25 years as an engineer. Science is the key to doing both well. What I have found appalling is the complete lack of curiosity and rigor that comes from those who are charged with responsibility for Public Health…

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The media control the message?

The media control the message?

Last evening I became aware that the Washington Post featured an article by Lenny Bernstein regarding the recent CDC released study on adolescent use of e-cigarettes and the effect on their intent to smoke.  The article is here “Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to try tobacco, CDC says“.  Having been part of a discussion regarding this CDC study with several of my fellow advocates it was natural to want to leave a comment to point out the…

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Reply to “E-Cigarette Sales to Minors: Hooking a New Generation?”

Reply to “E-Cigarette Sales to Minors: Hooking a New Generation?”

I continue to follow news about electronic cigarettes with increasing vigilance.  Finally there was this article published April 25, 2014 at Huffington Post’s Blog site by Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. that really irritated me.  The inaccuracies contained in it were just too much to bear.  It took two entries to reply to the article’s premise: From the first paragraph: “Vaping” is the word used by the majority of e-cigarette users to distinguish it from smoking.  It differentiates the act of…

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