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Bill Godshall Update 2015-07-09

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - July 9th, 2015


Contents:
FDA, Conflicted Interests, Pfizer's Chantix / Champix, Intellectual Property, TPP and International Trade Agreements, THR Research, THR Advocacy, THR Business, Taxation, Vaping Bans, Smoking Ban, Flavorings, Packaging Restrictions, Minimum Age, WHO, UK, Asia, Down Under, Junk Science, Propaganda and Lies.

 

FDA

US House Appropriations Cmte wisely rejects cigarette protection amendment by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) to spending bill that would have allowed Obama's FDA to ban >99.9% of nicotine vapor products now on the market.
http://thehill.com/policy/finance/247214-gop-rejects-proposal-to-allow-fda-to-regulate-e-cigarettes

Funding for FDA's proposed e-cig ban may be held up
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/funding-on-fda-tobacco-restrictions-may-be-held-up/article_ab173594-25d5-11e5-ad56-d3ec0631bac7.html

NY Times article says the White House has vowed to veto, and Senate Democrats have pledged to filibuster US House Approps Cmte bill that prohibits FDA from spending funds to enforce e-cig ban in deeming regulation (and other US House spending bills).
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/us/republicans-aim-to-hamper-obamas-policies-with-spending-bills.html

Wall St. Journal article reveals that FDA's proposed deeming regulation would ban 99% of nicotine vapor products now on the market, cites an estimate of $2-$10 Million to submit a PreMarket Tobacco Application for each e-cig product (far greater than FDA's deceitfully low estimate of $333,554)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10130211234592774869404581088451777513530
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=95a0cee2-41ab-4288-81e3-76c175279641&c=4f724c80-75a2-11e4-b9b6-d4ae5275b546&ch=4f750ba0-75a2-11e4-b9b6-d4ae5275b546

Mike Siegel: Wall Street Journal article predicts that FDA deeming regulations could decimate the e-cigarette industry
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/07/wall-street-journal-article-predicts.html

Smokefree Pennsylvania's 7/2/15 comment (158 pages) to the FDA evaluating the scientific and empirical evidence on e-cigarettes, and exposing hundreds of false and misleading fear mongering claims about e-cigs by Obama's DHHS and its funding recipients, has been posted at
http://junkscience.com/2015/07/06/smokeferee-pennsylvanias-masterful-comments-on-fdas-electronic-cigarettes-and-the-public-health/
https://junksciencecom.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2015-fda-e-cigarette-scientific-evidence-comment.pdf
and at
https://www.scribd.com/doc/270329369/2015-FDA-E-Cigarette-Scientific-Evidence-Comment

Carl Phillips - The @CDCTobaccoFree follies: propaganda, promotion of scientific illiteracy, and censorship
http://antithrlies.com/2015/07/01/the-cdctobaccofree-follies-propaganda-promotion-of-scientific-illiteracy-and-censorship/

In the race to regulate e-cigarettes, smokers may be forgotten
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/in-race-to-regulate-e-cigarettes-smokers-may-be-forgotten

Big Pharma financed ALA's Deborah Brown deceitfully claims e-cig manufacturing and sales ban in FDA's deeming regulation would ensure "products meet quality standards and don't increase the number of youth who use them," in letter urging US Rep. Ruppersberger to oppose appropriations bill that would keep e-cigs legal.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-vapes-letter-20150704-story.html

US Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who falsely accused tobacco companies of target marketing dissolvables to children in 2009, falsely accuses tobacco companies of target marketing e-cigarettes to children, repeats many other lies about vapor products industry to lobby for FDA's deeming regulation (that would protect lethal cigarettes and threaten public health by banning >99.9% of nicotine vapor products)
http://www.the-daily-record.com/opinion/2015/06/29/big-tobacco-s-new-assault-on-our-children
http://www.times-gazette.com/opinion/2015/06/29/big-tobacco-s-new-assault-on-our-children

Mike Siegel: US Senator lies about tobacco companies' role in "peddling" e-cigarettes to children
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/07/us-senator-lies-about-tobacco-companies.html

FDA and CDC analysis of survey data confirm that Big Pharma's aggressively marketed pain medications caused much of nation's ongoing heroin epidemic, fails to criticize Big Pharma or the FDA (for approving the drugs and the aggressive marketing tactics), scapegoats alcohol, marijuana and cocaine instead.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm64e0707a1.htm?s_cid=mm64e0707a1_e

Conflicted Interests

Government says drug companies paid $6.5 Billion to US doctors and hospitals in 2014
(Chantix manufacturer Pfizer paid >$295.6 Million, Nicorette/Nicoderm manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline paid >$213.1 Million)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/30/us-usa-healthcare-payments-idUSKCN0PA30K20150630

Pfizer's Chantix / Champix

BC smoking cessation program, Pfizer's Champix drug facing questions
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-smoking-cessation-program-pfizer-s-champix-drug-facing-questions-1.3138352

Champix probe: Queensland coroner reopens investigation into anti-smoking drug's possible link to 22 year old man's suicide
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-02/anti-smoking-drug-caused-22-year-old-mans-suicide-family/6589834

Intellectual Property, TPP and International Trade Agreements

NY Times editorial repeats NY Times articles' false claims that Australia's plain packaging law (and other foreign laws that seize IP rights of corporations) are anti smoking laws when condemning US Chamber of Commerce for protecting IP rights.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/04/opinion/tarred-by-tobacco.html?_r=0

Washington Post editorial repeats NY Times vilification of US Chamber of Commerce for protecting IP rights of tobacco companies, promotes WHO FCTC that deceitfully conflates the risks of all tobacco products with those of lethal cigarettes, touts CVS' tobacco (and vapor product) sales ban that did nothing to reduce cigarette consumption,
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-chamber-of-commerce-should-quit-lobbying-for-tobacco-abroad/2015/07/03/3399ea8a-1f58-11e5-bf41-c23f5d3face1_story.html

US Senate Democrats attack US Chamber of Commerce for defending IP rights of corporations, falsely claim Australia's plain packaging law (which hasn't reduced smoking or cigarette sales as proponents insisted would occur) protects public health.
http://thehill.com/regulation/healthcare/246777-dems-attack-chamber-over-tobacco-lobbying

US Senate Democrats (Blumenthal, Durbin, Brown, Reed, Whitehouse, Franken, Warren, Merkley) send letter to US Chamber of Commerce repeating false and misleading accusations made by NY Times reporters falsely claiming Australia's plain packaging law (and other foreign laws that seize IP from tobacco companies) reduced smoking.
http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/07%2008%202015%20US%20Chamber%20Letter.pdf
http://thehill.com/regulation/healthcare/246777-dems-attack-chamber-over-tobacco-lobbying

Washington Post article promotes and defends Australia's plain packaging law (that seized IP rights from companies), falsely claims law reduced smoking, criticizes US Chamber of Commerce for defending IP rights of corporations.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/07/08/wonder-how-american-tobacco-companies-can-sue-countries-for-antismoking-campaigns/

Left wing news media and commentators repeat NY Times' false claim that seizing IP rights of corporations reduces cigarette smoking, repeat NY Times' attack on US Chamber of Commerce
http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/30/8871887/chamber-commerce-fighting-anti-smoking-laws-worldwide
http://www.citizenvox.org/2015/06/30/the-u-s-chamber-fanning-the-flames-of-tobacco-smoke-internationally/
http://www.ringoffireradio.com/2015/07/u-s-chamber-of-commerce-finds-its-new-mission-global-drug-pusher-2/
http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_28424048/why-is-u-s-chamber-commerce-fighting-tobacco
http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2015/07/u-s-chamber-stands-up-for-big-tobacco-in-international-pressure-campaign.html/
http://commonwealthmagazine.org/economy/us-chamber-of-commerces-shameful-tobacco-work/
http://climatecrocks.com/2015/07/01/us-chamber-of-commerce-promotes-climate-denial-why-are-you-surpised-they-promote-tobacco-denial-too/
http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/07/02/thomas-donohue-sells-us-chamber-commerce-big-tobacco

US Chamber of Commerce sets record straight, responds to false and misleading claims by NY Times and others that Chamber is lobbying against anti smoking laws.
https://www.uschamber.com/blog/clearing-smoke-around-chamber-s-tobacco-related-advocacy

THR research

Electronic cigarettes: the nicotyrine hypothesis (authors hypothesize that nicotyrine may be reason vaping e-liquid is more satisfying for vapers than are closed tank cigalike e-cigs, hypothesize that new lozenge can be made with nicotyrine)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987715002212

CASAA launches fundraising for study on e-cigarette gateway claims
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/07/casaa-research-fund-launches.html

THR Advocacy

NZ smoking cessation expert Marewa Glover advocates consumer driven markets for vapor products (note that NZ was one of the first countries to ban nicotine vapor products due to fear mongering lies by e-cig prohibitionists)
http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=2A2A2A61-F0A4-4F1E-16E2-3092083058FA

ACSH announces new president Hank Campbell, founder of Science 2.0 and coauthor of Science Left Behind (which exposes junk science and counterproductive policies touted by left-wing activists and news media)
http://acsh.org/2015/07/hank-campbell-founder-of-science-2-0-named-acsh-president/

THR Business

2014 Tax Burden on Tobacco (delineates national and state declines in cigarette consumption as more US smokers switch to vapor and smokeless tobacco products)
http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/tobacco/papers/tax_burden_2014.pdf

Cigarette sales in Alaska hit new low as e-cigarettes surge
http://www.adn.com/article/20150703/tobacco-sales-alaska-hit-new-low-e-cigarettes-surge

Former Lorillard DC lobbying firm Greenberg Traurig now represents Imperial Tobacco
(which recently bought blu e-Cigs and some cigarette brands from now defunct Lorillard)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/07/07/deputy-white-house-counsel-leslie-b-kiernan-starts-job-at-akin-gump-lorillard-lobbying-contract-shifts-to-imperial-tobacco-group-subsidiary/

Taxation

Oregon legislature adjourns without passing bills that would have taxed e-cigs
https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/

PA Governor Wolf (who proposed a $1/pack cigarette tax hike and a 40% tax on OPT including e-cigs) vetoes PA House and Senate approved budget
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150630_ap_5ad038859fbb4ed28c38ee2339fcfaec.html

Gil Ross: Taxing e-cigarettes a lose-lose-lose for the District of Columbia
http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/taxing-e-cigarettes-a-lose-lose-lose-for-the-district-of-columbia/article/2567347

Massachusetts Senate proposes 220% tax on flavored smokeless tobacco, cigars and OTP
http://www.nacsonline.com/News/Daily/Pages/ND0702151.aspx#.VZ7WOl9Vikp
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/06/30/senate-would-create-tax-flavored-cigars/1KCr6ZrwAtnx24zETCwtFO/story.html

Vaping Bans

CA Assembly Government Organization Cmte amends bill (SB 140) with an 11-3 vote to eliminate the workplace vaping ban and eliminate the reclassification of e-cigs as tobacco products after vapers and vape shops protest; bill sponsor Sen. Mark Leno and Big Pharma financed e-cig prohibtionsits ACS, AHA, ALA dissociate themselves from the bill, blame Big Tobacco for bill's demise.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_140&sess=1516&house=S
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article26824945.html
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/07/08/state-lawmakers-block-e-cigarette-legislation-sf-senator-renounces-his-own-bill/
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-leno-drops-e-cigarette-bill-20150708-story.html
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Assembly-amendments-kill-bill-to-regulate-6374014.php

CA Sen. Mark Leno lies about e-cigs to lobby for vaping ban bill (SB 140) day before Assembly GO Cmte amended it.
http://sd11.senate.ca.gov/news/2015-07-07-doctors-parents-elected-leaders-call-statewide-e-cigarette-laws

Sacramento Bee editorial falsely conflates vaping with smoking, falsely claims Big Tobacco has lead opposition to SB 140, urges CA legislture to ban vaping in workplaces
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article26700253.html

CASAA Call to Action asks CA vapers to urge Assembly GO Cmte to reject SB 140
http://blog.casaa.org/2015/07/california-call-to-action-oppose-sb-140.html

CA SFATA urges Assembly GO Cmte to reject SB 140
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150701006290/en/SFATA-California-Urges-Assembly-Governmental-Organization-Committee-Vote#.VZ6vXBtViko

SFATA press release responding to demise of SB 140 in California
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150708006503/en/#.VZ3eka5VhHw

NY legislature adjourns for 2015 without passing Cuomo endorsed vaping ban legislation
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2015/06/assembly-passes-big-ugly-legislature-adjourns/

CT Governor signs bill (SB 6283) to ban vaping in some workplaces and public places
http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB06283&which_year=2015
http://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/ACT/PA/2015PA-00206-R00HB-06283-PA.htm
To find CT workplaces where vaping isn't banned, go to
http://www.cga.ct.gov/lco/statutes.asp
- click on "Search the General Statutes", and enter "31-40q" in the "Section Number" box.

DE Governor Markell signs bill to ban vaping in all workplaces except vape shops.
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/firststatepolitics/2015/07/07/e-cig-ban-bill-signed-law/29818689/

Calgary City Council protects cigarettes by banning vaping; ASH's Les Hagan repeats fear mongering lies about lifesaving vapor products
http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/07/04/calgary-latest-city-to-join-nathion-wide-debate-on-banning-e-cigarettes

Petal (MS) Mayor Hal Marx vetoes bill that would ban vaping in workplaces
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/local/petal/2015/07/02/petal-veto-ecigs/29617371/

Toronto Sun editorial urges Health Canada to further protect cigarettes and threaten public health by imposing more bans and regulations on e-cigs, repeats fear mongering lies about the lifesaving products
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/07/04/ottawa-must-act-on-e-cigarettes

Smoking Ban

Waco (TX) City Council bans smoking in workplaces
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/business/waco-council-votes---to-snuff-smoking-in-bars/article_868c1140-6ba2-58fd-a445-126547544202.html

Flavorings

Richard Carmona: Proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes in Minneapolis is counterproductive (note how Star Tribune editors renamed e-cigs as tobacco in headline)
http://www.startribune.com/proposed-ban-on-flavored-tobacco-in-minneapolis-is-counterproductive/311518971/

Oliver Kershaw: Confused about diacetyl? You should be
http://vaping.com/blog/confused-about-diacetyl-you-should-be

Packaging Restrictions

MO Gov. Jay Nixon signs bill (HB 531) to require child-resistant packaging for e-liquid
http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB531&year=2015&code=R
http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/truly/HB0531T.PDF

NC Gov. McCrory signs bill (SB 286) to require child-resistant packaging for e-liquid
http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/mccrory-signs-e-liquids-bill/article_4a2ad40a-25e6-11e5-931d-c3f1e728255c.html
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=S286&submitButton=Go
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S286v4.pdf

MA Joint Cmte on Public Health schedules hearing on July 14 for bill (S 732) to require child-resistant packaging for e-liquid
https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/Senate/S732

Minimum Age

CA bill (SB 151) to increase minimum age for tobacco (and e-cig) sales to 21 years withdrawn from consideration in Assembly GO Cmte due to lack of supportive votes, bill will die unless approved by Assembly GO Cmte by July 17.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=sb_151&sess=1516&house=S
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/07/08/state-lawmakers-block-e-cigarette-legislation-sf-senator-renounces-his-own-bill/

CDC's Brian King (who has repeatedly made false fear mongering claims about e-cigs and nicotine), advocates raising legal minimum age for all tobacco sales (including e-cigs) to 21 years, claims 2014 CDC survey (that didn't inquire about e-cigs) found that 75% of US adults support raising legal minimum age for all tobacco sales http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(15)00252-4/fulltext

CDC press release touts minimum age survey, urges States to raise minimum age for sale of all tobacco products to 21 years.
http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2015/p0707-tobacco-age.html

WHO

Michael Bloomberg funded WHO report deceitfully conflates all tobacco use with lethal cigarette smoking, promotes myth of "global tobacco epidemic", tells nations to tax all Other Tobacco Products at same rate (i.e. >75% of retail price) as far more harmful cigarettes, advocates other extremist policy changes that haven't been effective for reducing cigarette consumption or smoking.
http://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/2015/en/
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/178574/1/9789240694606_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/178577/1/WHO_NMH_PND_15.5_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2015/taxing-tobacco-products/en/

WHO press release falsely claims that raising taxes on Other Tobacco Products will save lives, WHO director Margaret Chan (who has advocated banning lifesaving e-cigs and has repeatedly lied about e-cigs) falsely conflates OTP with far more harmful cigarettes.
http://www.wpro.who.int/china/mediacentre/releases/2015/20150707/en/

UK

UK DOH Consultation issued for complying with EU's nonsensical but legally binding Tobacco Products Directive, Consultation to last until September 3, 2015
https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/tobacco/tobacco-products-directive
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-regulations-on-the-sale-and-manufacture-of-tobacco-products
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/440991/TPD_Consultation_Doc.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/440993/TPD_EqA.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/440994/TPD_IA.pdf
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/440989/SI_tobacco_products_acc.pdf

Clive Bates: The letter England's Minister for Public Health should now write (re: vapor products, EU's TPD, MHRA, NICE, PHE, CMO, FPH)
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=3180

Clive Bates - Minister for Public Health or Chief Medical Officer: who is right about e-cigarettes?
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=3183

UK NICE issues standards on reducing the harm from smoking (but only recommends MHRA licensed medicines, not more effective and lower cost nicotine vapor products)
https://www.nice.org.uk/news/press-and-media/nice-issues-standard-on-reducing-the-harm-from-smoking
http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs92

ASH UK details why proposed vaping ban in Wales would harm public health
http://drinkanddrugsnews.com/ban-on-electronic-cigarette-use/

Asia

Crazy prohibitionists in Hong Kong call for total ban on smokefree vapor products (threatening the lives of all vapers and smokers, protecting lethal cigarettes, and creating black markets), repeat fear mongering lies (by WHO, DHHS, etc) about lifesaving e-cigs.
http://www.cosh.org.hk/en/content/web.do?page=news20150508
http://www.cosh.org.hk/UserFiles/attachments/news/2015/20150508_Letter_to_FHB_en.pdf

Clive Bates: Hong Kong health department moves decisively to protect the cigarette trade
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=3204

Down Under

Australian vaper (who quit smoking by switching to vaping) tells truth about vaping, ridicules Australia's nonsensical cigarette protecting e-cig sales bans
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/07/04/wild-west-for-e-cigarette-use-in-canada-critic-says

Article in New Zealand nursing publication attempts to describe, but misrepresents, debate on e-cigs (note that NZ was one of the first countries to ban e-cigs, and many vapers and smokers buy e-cigs from abroad via the Internet)
http://www.nursingreview.co.nz/issue/june-2015-vol-15-3/e-cigarettes/#.VZwulRtVikr

Junk Science, Propaganda and Lies

T Becket Adams: Junk science = garbage policy (excellent essay exposes how news reporters and editors increasingly repeat and sensationalize false and misleading claims from press releases that tout junk science, which encourages policy makers to enact counterproductive policy solutions for nonexistent and negligible problems)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/junk-science-garbage-policy/article/2567516?source=acsh.org

ACSH: The detrimental effects of junk science
http://acsh.org/2015/07/the-detrimental-effects-of-junk-science/

Public Health Law Center / Tobacco Legal Consortium lies about e-cigarettes
http://publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-legal-update-summer-2015.pdf

Mike Siegel: Public Health Law Center lies to public about tobacco companies marketing of flavored e-cigarettes
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/07/public-health-law-center-lies-to-public.html

Minnesota dermatologist Frank Bures protects highly addictive and lethal cigarettes, confuses and scares readers by repeating false fear mongering claims about the negligible health and safety risks of nicotine and e-liquid
http://www.winonadailynews.com/lifestyles/dr-frank-bures-think-e-cigarettes-are-safe-they-can/article_4045e838-591f-57d3-ad80-fe0df710afe9.html

Canadian politician Murray Rankin protects cigarettes by advocating more bans and regulations on e-cigs (although Health Canada claims e-cigs are already banned)
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/07/04/wild-west-for-e-cigarette-use-in-canada-critic-says

Anesthesiologist Nina Radcliff repeats false and misleading claims about e-cigs
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/1/nina-radcliff-e-cigarettes-are-safer-not-safe/

Anesthesiologist Nina Radcliff makes many false fear mongering claims about vapor products to confuse and scare; FOX News' Greg Gutfeld tells truth about vaping
http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/07/04/watch-greg-gutfeld-debate-doctor-over-electronic-cigarettes

Pseudo scientific journalist Wendy Zuckerman interviews and repeats false claims by e-cig prohibitionists and propagandists Stan Glantz and Simon Chapman as facts to confuse and scare listeners.
https://soundcloud.com/science-vs/e-cigarettes

Article in Tobacco Control advocates all electronic water pipes and tobacco substitutes
(that don't contain tobacco and that don't emit nicotine) be reclassified as tobacco products (so they can be banned, excessively regulated, taxed and demonized).
http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2015/07/06/tobaccocontrol-2015-052254.abstract?papetoc

FL Health Dept funded study encourages children to use e-cigs (by showing children advertisements for e-cigs), then asks children if they might try using an e-cig in the future if a best friend offered them one, then claims e-cig ads encourage children to use e-cigs to lobby for e-cig advertising ban
http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797%2815%2900233-0/abstract

FDA/NIH funded Stan Glantz touts and further misrepresents findings of junk study on e-cig ads by claiming "e-cig TV ads are recruiting kids to nicotine addiction"
https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/direct-evidence-e-cig-tv-ads-are-recruiting-kids-nicotine-addiction

James McIntosh's article repeats false and misleading fear mongering claims about e-cigs under guise of evaluating the scientific evidence
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/296572.php

Time article on life insurance costs falsely claims e-cigs don't help people quit smoking, misleadingly claims drugs and smoking cessation programs help people quit smoking, misrepresents costs some life insurers charge for nicotine consuming nonsmokers.
http://time.com/money/3947390/quit-smoking-life-insurance-rates/


- Bill Godshall

Godshall THRU 2015-07-09