Archive | February, 2010
Why do the MHRA want to regulate the electronic cigarette? (And why fags are next!)

MHRA/E Cigarette Update We recently spoke to the MHRA on the topic of electronic cigarettes. It was hard to get much feedback, especially after we told them we were recording the call, as they simply repeated that we should put our comments in writing. However, one of the most interesting points was that the MHRA […]

The MHRA, Judge Leon and the FDA

When we read the MHRA consultation document we were interested to note that they used the FDA press release (which  stated that electronic cigarettes contained toxins) as a justification for reclassifying the e-cigarette as a medicine. “We know, from work done by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, that laboratory analysis of […]

Drugs Don’t Replace Fags

I recently sent a link to a Bioportfolio Report to Christopher Snowdon, author of Velvet Glove Iron Fist. Well, the contents of the report. The report, which is aimed at pharmeceutical companies, costs two and a half grand and neither of us felt like digging that deeply into our pockets. Smart guy that he is, […]


Cigarettes are safer than electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarette users should give up the toxin free devices which deliver nicotine in a water vapour and go back to the products that kill hundreds of thousands of smokers in the UK and America alone. That’s the advice from the so-called anti-smoking lobby. “… there is no evidence […]

The American Stop Smoking Society

The American Stop Smoking Society is at its again. This time they have set up their own website. They are repeating their claims that the electronic cigarette kills – fast. And they are perpetuating the myth of fourth hand smoke. More dangerously, they are offering to sell suicide kits to smokers, stating: Are you a […]

Velvet Glove Iron Fist Interview

I have just completed an interview with Chris Snowden, author of Velvet Glove Iron Fist. Velvet Glove Iron Fist is probably the most comprehensive book there is about the anti-smoking movement. It chronicles the anti-smoking movement from the first European discrimination against smoking – when the inquisition arrested one of Columbus’ crew – through the […]

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