Urge FDA to help smokers, not cigarettes

SmokeFree Pensylvania is urging smokers and tobacco harm reductionists to support a move to: (1) allow nicotine gum, lozenges and patches to be sold by all retailers that sell cigarettes, (2) allow these nicotine products to be sold in less expensive daily dose units, and (3) change warning labels on these nicotine products to truthfully […]

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FDA Leak Not News says Associated Content

We saw with interest and sadness the FDA’s recent leaked email on a planned crackdown on the electronic cigarette. As we have done before, we wrote about the issue on Associated Content, only to be rejected with the excuse the story was not newsworthy: News submissions must be written so that the story appears timely. […]

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Electronic Cigarette Affiliate System Launched

We have now launched our electronic cigarette affiliate system. Features include a £25 sign up bonus, a low payout threshold of £25 and a commission of ten percent. For more information or to sign up head over to our electronic cigarette affiliates page. Like this post? Keep up to date with us by signing up […]

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Tobacco Bill Will Damage FDA and Help Philip Morris

An academic article in Business Source argues that the current tobacco bill will damage the FDA and help the largest tobacco company, Philip Morris. Some of the salient points are: Philip Morris opposed regulation until it realised it could capture and manipulate the provisions to suit themselves Philip Morris has admitted that making profits is […]

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NRT Effective for 1.6% of smokers

A new study suggests that the expensive Nicotine Replacement Therapy products marketed by big pharm are effective for a tiny 1.6% of smokers. Measured over a 12 month period 98.4% of smokers were unable to quit with the NRT products. These finds have been exposed in a post by Michael Siegel, a professor in the Boston University […]

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Doctor Opposes Electronic Cigarette

The number one SEO tip should be say something negative about the electronic cigarette or e-juice – it is a guaranteed way of getting both comments and links to your blog from fervent e-cigarette supporters. No exception is a blog post on the electronic cigarette by Dr Mathew Mintz – currently building up to 20 […]

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David Sweanor Interview on the Electronic Cigarette

I’ve just finished an interview with David Sweanor, a very well respected and experienced figure in the field of Tobbacco Harm Reduction (see his biography here) on the issue of the Electronic Cigarette, Snuss and Tobacco Harm Reduction in general. The interview is too long to put here, however here are some extracts: On Alternative […]

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Ban E-Cigarette Movie

The American Stop Smoking Society has chosen today to release their anti-ecigarette movie. Hmm – sure it has nothing to do with the release of their sponsor’s new stop smoking drug! If you do not wish to watch the whole video, here is a extract from the press release issued by Simon Chin, the Director […]

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The American Cancer Society

We haven’t liked the American Cancer Society since their spokesperson compared smokers to mass murders. I was also shocked recently to find out that the American Cancer Society has a corporate deal with GSK, where they endorse the nicotine replacement products threatened by the e-cigarette – strangely enough, I only found out via the comments […]

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