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Vape Master Settlement: A New Blow for Vaping?

In the USA, states have enjoyed decades of revenue from the sale of tobacco cigarettes.  The money was supposed to repair some of the damage smoking has done. In reality, it has been largely frittered away.  The source of the revenue is the Tobacco Master Settlement. While aimed at punishing tobacco companies, the settlement actually …

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Promote Vaping via Mass Media Campaigns Says Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has released a major report calling for the UK government to promote electronic cigarettes via a mass media campaign.  This would form part of a campaign that returned funding for anti-smoking campaigns to at least 2008 levels.  The suggestion is just one of a number of recommendations the RCP …

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Guess WHO? Vaping, harm reduction & the World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation can sound pretty negative on vaping at times.  So it might surprise you that harm reduction (such as switching from smoking to vaping) is embedded in its tobacco control charter.  It might surprise you even more to find that one of the biggest influences on WHO policy is from an individual …

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Vaping, Covid and the Precautionary Principle

Opposition to vaping is driven by a complex web of factors. These include money, anti-nicotine morality and a justified distrust of anything related to tobacco companies.  To get further into the web, it’s important to understand the precautionary principle. What is the precautionary principle? The precautionary principle applies across different fields of science.  It informs …

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How Tobacco Industry Duped Anti-Smoking Lobby Over Vaping

When Vanity Fair journalist Marie Brenner met Jeffrey Wigand in 1996, Jeffrey was accompanied by a bodyguard.  His reputation was under attack. Lawyers were trying to destroy him. He and his children had received death threats, one accompanied by a bullet.  One of the death threats read:  “We want you to know that we have …

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