Category Archives: Science

Interview with Dr. Michael Siegel, author of Wall Street Journal piece “The Misbegotten Crusade Against E-Cigarettes”

Listen to an exclusive TEVA interview with Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health by TEVA Executive Director Andrew Westerkom about his recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal titled "The Misbegotten Crusade Against E-Cigarettes"  Dr. Siegel has conducted tobacco research for 25 years and has been an advocate for anti-smoking policies.

During this conversation Dr. Siegel asserts that the FDA, CDC & California Dept. of Public Health have lied to the public about the health implications of e-cigarettes and calls upon them to, either defend their statements, or publicly recant them. Also, according to Dr. Siegel the lobbying efforts of the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and American Heart Association "may be doing harm to the public health."

Fast Facts on Vaping

The Texas E-cigarette and Vaping Association is concerned about the misleading information disseminated by organizations that opposed to electronic cigarettes.

Legislators, city officials, health policy professionals, the media and our citizens are entitled to factual information on the vapor products industry to make informed decisions.  The following facts help to alleviate some of the inflammatory claims:

  • Vapor products do not deliver tar, carbon monoxide or particulates because they use vaporization and not combustion....

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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.

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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