Monthly Archives: June 2014

E-Cigarettes: Second-hand Smoke, Vaping, and the Price of FDA Regulation

WATCH: Electronic cigarettes are creating a frenzy among politicians, health experts, and the media. Local bans on using e-cigarettes indoors are popping up all over the country, and many interest groups are clamoring for top-down FDA regulations, which are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Smoking (and European Regulation) kills

Smoking (and European regulation) kills By Matt Ridley Published on Tuesday, March 04, 2014, updated Tuesday, March 04, 2014 E-cigarettes deserve encouragement as a lesser evil My Times column is on harm reduction, Swedish Snus and e-cigarettes: Is this the end of smoking? Not if the bureaucrats can help it. Sweden’s reputation for solving policy problems, from education to banking, is all the rage. The Swedes are also ahead of the rest of Europe in tackling smoking. They have by...
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Need for honest reporting on vaping

It is almost daily that you read an article whereby the author takes a scientific research report on vaping out of context or cites reports that have no documented basis. The most recent example is an article in Science News entitled "Health risks of e-cigarettes emerge" with a by-line that reads "Vaping pollutes lungs with toxic chemicals and may even make antibiotic-resistant bacteria harder to kill".  This article draws information from several lab studies and...
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