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Bill Godshall Update 2013-11-27

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - November 27th, 2013


Contents:
E-cigarette Research, EU, Canada, US / FDA / CDC, E-cigarettes / Business, US State / Local, Censorship.

 

E-cigarette Research

2012 US survey of 10,000+ found current smokers were 156 times more likely than never smokers (6.3% vs 0.04%) to report past 30 day e-cig use, once again confirming that e-cigs are a gateway away from (not towards) cigarette smoking; smokers also were 37 times more likely than long-term former smokers (6.3% vs 0.17%) to report past 30 day e-cig use, indicating very little use by long-term former smokers; but authors fail to cite these extremely important findings in study abstract. Survey also asked about snus.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0079332

All E-Cigarette Summit presentations (in London on November 12th) available at:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18613027/Summit%20Presentations.pdf (transcript/slides)
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/infozone/e-cigarette-summit-presentations (audio/slides)

FDA/NIH/CA/Legacy funded Stan Glantz grossly misrepresents findings of study on Koreans to falsely claim e-cigs are gateways to cigarettes for youth:
http://www.tobacco.ucsf.edu/electronic-cigarettes-new-route-smoking-addiction-adolescents-kids-who-use-ecigs-less-likely-have-st
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1054139X13007489
http://www.voanews.com/content/study-teens-e-cigarette-promotes-heavy-tobacco-use/1798525.html

Mike Siegel - New study completely misrepresents findings to mislead public about role of e-cigs as a gateway to smoking:
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-study-completely-misrepresents.html

EU

EU Commission's new proposal would ban 99% of e-cig products, Internet sales, nearly all ads; threatens lives of vapers and smokers, protects cigarette and drug industry profits:
http://nicotinepolicy.net/documents/policy/Article%2018%20-%20Electronic%20cigarettes%20-%20Commission%20proposal%2022%20Nov%202013.pdf

Clive Bates: They just don't get it - EU Commission proposal for the regulation of e-cigs
http://www.clivebates.com/?p=1655#more-1655

Konstantinos Farsalinos The EU ignores science and common sense by making proposals that will damage the health of smokers and vapers
http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/2013-04-07-09-50-07/139-the-european-union-ignores

Dave Dorn: A plea to vapers everywhere
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLNNwHd75xo

Gerry Stimson: European Tobacco Products Directive - last minute attempt by the European Commission to introduce medicines regulation in all but name
http://nicotinepolicy.net/gerry-stimson/478-european-tobacco-products-directive-last-minute-attempt-by-the-european-commission-to-introduce-medicines-regulation-in-all-but-name

European officials mull ban on ALL e-cigarettes
http://www.csnews.com/top-story-legislative___regulatory_news-c52-european_officials_mull_ban_on_all_e_cigarettes-64881.html

Brad Rodu - What the EU Snus ban means: 290,865 casualties per year
http://rodutobaccotruth.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-eu-snus-ban-means-290865.html

Lars Ramstrom: Swedish Snus can contribute to the attainment of "a high level of health protection" in Europe
http://nicotinepolicy.net/lars-ramstrom/476-swedish-snus-can-contribute-to-the-attainment-of-a-high-level-of-health-protection-in-europe

Nicolites urges smoking parents to switch to e-cigs to protect children from 2nd smoke
http://www.sourcewire.com/news/80721/e-cigarettes-are-answer-to-passive-smoking-risk-

Stepping up its lobbying to ban lifesaving e-cigs, CRUK falsely accuses e-cig and tobacco companies of marketing e-cigs to kids via facebook and twitter
http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/tobacco-companies-pushing-e-cigs-youngsters-2854699
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2514176/Children-encouraged-smoke-e-cigarettes-celebrity-culture-excessive-online-advertising.html?ico=home%5Eheadlines
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/celebrities-tempt-children-to-try-e-cigarettes.22794661

Canada

**Godshall advocates legalizing sales/marketing and telling truth about e-cigs in opening plenary at Canadian National Conference on Tobacco or Health
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/legislation-news/495098-godshall-present-e-cigs-canadian-national-conference-tobacco-health-some-hope-our-northern-neighbors.html#post11389702

What does the law say? A Canadian guide to electronic cigs and related Canadian law
http://whatdoesthelawsay.ca/category/myth-vs-fact-quick-sheet/

E-cigarettes doing strong business in Nova Scotia
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/e-cigarettes-doing-strong-business-in-new-glasgow-1.2436070

US / FDA / CDC

**Action Alert: Urge Congress to prevent FDA from banning e-cigarettes again and to stop FDA from giving the e-cig industry to Big Tobacco
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/legislation-news/479971-action-alert-urge-congress-prevent-fda-banning-e-cigarettes-again-stop-fda-giving-e-cig-industry-big-tobacco.html

After FDA unlawfully banned e-cigs in 2009 and has falsely claimed the products don't help smokers quit since then, Mitch Zeller now claims to be concerned that some e-cig users haven't completely quit smoking, and the FDA has stated its intent to impose the 'deeming' regulation that would protect cigarette markets by banning all e-cigs.
http://www.vnews.com/news/dartmouth/9410658-95/fda-closes-in-on-e-cigarette-rules

Mike Siegel: Analysis of CDC statement on relative harms of e-cigs vs smoking: Is deception intentional, or merely a mistake?
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/analysis-of-cdc-statement-on-relative.html

R Street's Dr. Joel Nitzkin: The promise of e-cigarettes for tobacco harm reduction http://www.rstreet.org/policy-study/the-promise-of-e-cigarettes-for-tobacco-harm-reduction/
http://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/RSTREET11.pdf

Unexpected electronic cigarette advocates: Scientific evidence has turned anti-tobacco voices into e-cig supporters
http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/unexpected-electronic-cigarette-advocates

ObamaCare slams tobacco users with sky high premium costs, could backfire
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/25/obamacare-policies-slam-smokers-could-backfire/

FDA: Anti smoking drug Chantix linked to more than 500 suicides
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/america-tonight-blog/2013/11/21/fda-anti-smokingdrugchantixlinkedtomorethan500suicides.html

US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) absurdly and falsely claims e-cigs are target marketed to addict children and to be a gateway to cigarette smoking, CASAA's Elaine Keller provides facts about e-cigs.
http://www.13abc.com/story/23870686/e-cigs

Mike Siegel: Anti smoking movement maintains double standard
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-we-learned-last-week-anti-smoking.html

Prohibitionist Stan Glantz urges FDA to ban menthol in all tobacco products (including e-cigs), claims lots of smokers would quit and that smuggling wouldn't be a problem (but cites no evidence as none exists), fails to acknowledge that unregulated untaxed black market menthol cigarettes may cost less than currently taxed and regulated ones, the huge loss of federal, state, local tobacco excise tax revenue and MSA payments to states, and corresponding funding declines for tobacco education and cessation programs, State Childrens Health Insurance Programs, and other public health and healthcare programs.
http://www.tobacco.ucsf.edu/glantzlempert-comment-fda-menthol-rule-just-ban-it
http://www.tobacco.ucsf.edu/sites/default/files/u9/Menthol-FDA-comment-ANPRM-1jx-88vb-x6wj.pdf

Inside the hidden world of thefts, scams and phantom purchases at nation's nonprofits - exposes embezzlement of $3.4 million by former Legacy employee
http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/inside-the-hidden-world-of-thefts-scams-and-phantom-purchases-at-the-nations-nonprofits/2013/10/26/825a82ca-0c26-11e3-9941-6711ed662e71_story.html

CASAA: Not ready to Smokeout? Switching products is as good as quitting
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/not-ready-to-smokeout-switching-products-is-as-good-as-quitting-232775481.html

ACSH: Maybe the American Cancer Society should call it the 'Great American Smoke-In?'
http://acsh.org/2013/11/maybe-american-cancer-society-call-great-american-smoke/

E-cigarettes / Business

Philip Morris Int. presents at 2013 Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference, to begin marketing e-cigs next year and to market three other new reduced risk products
http://investors.pmi.com/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=146476&eventID=5056781
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/media-general-news/496128-pmi-enter-e-cig-market-next-year-developing-3-new-reduced-risk-products-plans-produce-30-billion-units-platform-1-europe.html#post11379806
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304337404579210180309728764
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/philip-morris-intl-enter-cigarette-market-20951503
http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/family/2013/11/21/marlboro-maker-to-enter-e-cigarette-market
http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/20/marlboro-maker-philip-morris-to-launch-e-cigarettes-with-improved-taste/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/22/big-tobacco-admits-defeat-will-develop-e-cigarettes/?tid=pm_business_pop

Blu feeling rosy about latest market share
http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/blu-feeling-rosy-about-latest-market-share

Lorillard's CEO presents at Morgan Stanley 2013 Global Consumer & Retail Conference
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1850141-lorillards-ceo-presents-at-morgan-stanley-2013-global-consumer-retail-conference-transcript

These three slides show how e-cigarettes are shaking up the tobacco industry
http://www.businessinsider.com/lorillard-research-on-e-cigarettes-2013-11#ixzz2llLomDoe

The incredible and unprecedented opportunity to make nicotine safer
http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intelligence/2013/11/26/the-incredible-and-unprecedented-chance-to-make-nicotine-safer/

Wells Fargo's Bonnie Herzog optimistic about Reynolds 'total tobacco' strategy
http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/innovation-central-reynolds-2013-investor

Product debates at Wells Fargo's E-Cig Forum - The case for rechargeables or disposables; tanks vs. 'cigalikes'; appearance:
http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/product-debates-wells-fargo%E2%80%99s-e-cig-forum

E-cig forum shines light on category's evolution
http://www.csnews.com/top-story-tobacco-c4-e_cig_forum_shines_light_on_category_s_evolution_-64868.html

NJOY hires Johnson & Johnson NRT regulatory affairs director and pharma researcher
http://www.cspnet.com/category-management-news-data/tobacco-news-data/articles/njoy-expands-senior-management-team

BAT rethinks plan to overhaul image with 'medicinal' cigarette (UK)
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/consumer/article3929543.ece

KVSH Racing signs Mistic E-Cigs sponsorship for Sabastien Bourdais
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/21/car-indycar-kvsh-sponsor/

NJOY sues Victory for infringing upon NJOY King's patented lighting technology and packaging case
http://mms.businesswire.com/media/20131120006755/en/393289/1/Victory_++Complaint+%28USDCArizona%29+-+Patent+and+Trademark+In.pdf?download=1

Ploom's e-cigarettes and vaporizers use real tobacco (CA)
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-21/plooms-e-cigarettes-vaporizers-use-real-tobacco

Universal had a bad first half, but the future looks promising
http://www.azfamily.com/news/E-cigarettes-Do-benefits-outweigh-risks-232781311.html

Philly getting into 'vaping' trend, Godshall responds (PA)
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/health-science/item/62150-philly-getting-in-on-the-vaping-trend

E-cigs spark burning questions (OR)
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/201715-e-cigs-spark-burning-questions

Vaping business advocates product to quit cigarettes (MA)
http://www.telegram.com/article/20131125/NEWS/311259984/1237

Vape Hut provides help to kick the smoking habit (NC)
http://islandgazette.net/news-server5/index.php/local-business-news/business-news/local-businesses/20882-vape-hut-provides-help-to-kick-the-smoking-habit-11202013

E-cigarettes Gaining Popularity (ID)
http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/E-Cigarettes-Gaining-Popularity-232592801.html

In tobacco country, e-cigarette could mean problems for burley growers (KY)
http://bizlex.com/2013/11/in-tobacco-country-e-cigarettes-could-mean-problems-for-burley-growers/

US State/Local

** New York City Council trying to ram through e-cig usage ban - Health Committee hearing on December 4th at 10AM (announcement made day before Thanksgiving)
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/legislation-news/496908-new-york-city-counil-trying-ram-through-e-cigarette-usage-ban-health-committee-hearing-december-4th-10-am.html

NYC will try to ban e-cig in bars, restaurants, public places
http://gothamist.com/2013/11/27/e-cig_nyc_ban.php

Boston City Council bans smoking (and e-cig use) at outdoor parks with stealth process
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2013/11/21/boston-smoking-public-parks-ban/

Washington DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson's amendment eliminated indoor and outdoor e-cig usage ban from bill banning smoking in parks (DC)
http://www.smokefreedc.org/2013/10/council-chair-cuts-e-cigarettes-out-of-smokefree-parks-bill/
http://www.smokefreedc.org/phil-mendelsons-amendments-to-smokefree-parks-bill/

Lobbyists clash over proposed e-cigarette restrictions in DC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/lobbyists-clash-over-proposed-e-cigarette-restrictions-in-dc/2013/11/21/7fbeaeec-52ee-11e3-9e2c-e1d01116fd98_story.html

Hawaii County (HI) Council increases minimum age for tobacco sales (and e-cigs) to 21 http://bigislandnow.com/2013/11/21/council-toughens-restrictions-on-tobacco-sales-including-e-cigarettes/

After opposing efforts to raise/keep minimum age for cigarette sales above 18 since 1995, CTFK now endorses age 21 for cigarette sales after NYC enacts new law
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/11/26/247377092/you-can-vote-you-can-enlist-but-can-you-buy-a-cigarette

**Chicago Mayor (and Obama's former Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanuel and two City Council members introduce bills that would discourage smokers from quitting and protect Big Tobacco by banning e-cig use in all workplaces (despite no evidence of harm), requiring e-cigs to be sold/displayed on retail shelves contractually controlled by Altria, Reynolds and Lorillard.  Despite IL laws already banning tobacco and e-cig sales to minors, a third bill would ban menthol cigarette sales near schools.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9338357
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/chicago-proposes-public-smoke-ban/story?id=21019712&singlePage=true
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/11/23/city-eyeing-crackdown-on-e-cigarettes/
http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/23932543-418/city-eyeing-crackdown-on-e-cigarettes.html
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/chicago-could-add-e-cigarettes-to-city-smoking-ban/article_d87a398f-b55a-58fd-923d-0e7169ed6f75.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2013/11/25/rahm-emanuel-targets-menthol.html
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/legislation-news/496112-chicago-looking-ban-vapes-same-cigarettes.html

To lobby for extreme legislation, Chicago Public Health Director Bachara Choucair falsely accuses retailers of unlawfully selling e-cigs to 14 year olds, falsely claims e-cigs are like cigarettes, are addicting children, and that use of smokefree e-cigs is 'smoking'.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9338357

After claiming otherwise, Chicago Mayor Emanuel reduces proposed cig tax hike to $.50/pack increase (IL)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-emanuel-council-budget-met-1126-20131126,0,5523327.story
http://www.suntimes.com/news/23866928-418/mayor-emanuel-snuffs-out-any-notion-hell-compromise-on-cigarette-tax-hike.html

CASAA director Greg Conley moves on to consulting, advisor
http://blog.casaa.org/2013/11/casaa-director-moves-on-to-consulting.html?m=1

Muskegon (MI) County Commissioners postpone vote on proposed smoking ban on county property due to inclusion of smokefree e-cigs
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2013/11/muskegon_county_commissioners_38.html
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2013/11/five_more_things_to_know_about.html

Lalley: E-cigarettes light up live chat with enthusiastic quitters; vaper John Halt presents objective info on e-cigs; ACS's Megan Myers repeats false fear mongering talking points demonizing e-cigs while touting ineffective drugs marketed by ACS funders and fails to ethically disclose ACS' enormous conflicts of interests (SD)
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20131127/COLUMNISTS0111/311270018/1001/news

E-cigarettes sprouting promise and questions; SD Medical Society's Daniel Heinemann falsely equates smokefree e-cigs with lethal cigarettes (SD)
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20131125/NEWS/311250014/E-cigarettes-sprouting-promise-questions

New Mexico legislative study committee endorse banning e-cig sales to minors (NM)
http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_24566914/nm-panel-proposes-banning-e-cigarettes-minors

Sante Fe (NM) City Council Committee approves bill to ban e-cig sales to minors
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/committee-ban-sale-of-e-cigarettes-to-minors/article_13e88bbb-a99c-5b39-8f00-17ec246627d3.html

Albuquerque Journal editorial advocates state/local law banning e-cig sales to minors
http://www.abqjournal.com/304579/north/all-ecigarettes-should-be-banned-for-minors.html

Alhambra (CA) City Council to consider protecting cigarettes by imposing moratorium on e-cig retailers, public hearing on Monday
http://www.alhambrasource.org/news/agenda-halting-permits-new-e-cigarette-retailers-and-tattoo-parlors-alhambra

Yakima (WA) City Council mulls e-cig usage ban in public places (despite no harm)
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/26/3778786/as-feds-ponder-future-of-e-cigarettes.html#storylink=cpy

NY Assemblywoman Sandy Galef  and Sen David Carlucci falsely accuse e-cig companies of target marketing to youth, to propose vaguely described bills
http://cortlandt.dailyvoice.com/news/galef-and-carlucci-aim-stomp-out-e-cigarettes
http://wamc.org/post/two-nys-legislators-look-regulate-e-cigarettes

PA Rep Mario Scavello jeopardizes efforts to ban smoking in PA casinos, bars and other workplaces by sponsoring bill to ban harmless e-cig vaper from all PA workplaces (PA)
http://www.wgal.com/news/8-on-your-side/lawmakers-to-crack-down-on-ecigarettes/-/17986766/23096248/-/6spyhq/-/index.html

Mike Siegel: Cambridge Public Health Department follows the CDC lead, claims that e-cigs are a gateway to lifetime of tobacco use (MA)
http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2013/11/cambridge-public-health-department.html

Arizona Health Department Director Will Humble claims e-cig companies target market to youth, e-cigs addict youth, and e-cigs are gateways to cigarette smoking (but provides no evidence since no evidence exists). (AZ)
http://www.azfamily.com/news/E-cigarettes-Do-benefits-outweigh-risks-232781311.html

FDA tells CT AG Jepsen its on the same e-cigarette page (CT)
http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/fda_misses_e-cigarette_deadline/

Oklahoma City Council member wants to consider e-cigarette ban (OK)
http://city-sentinel.com/2013/11/oklahoma-city-council-member-wants-to-consider-e-cigarette-ban/

Las Vegans trade smoke for vaper, while Healthcare Partners Nevada's Stephen Portz repeats fear mongering lies about e-cigs to discourage smokers from quitting (NV)
http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/24068742/las-vegans-trade-smoke-for-vapor-but-are-e-cigs-safe

E-Cigarettes: The controversy continues (IA)
http://whotv.com/2013/11/24/e-cigarettes-the-controversy-continues/

Murphy (TX) City Council bans e-cig sales to minors
http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Murphy-adopts-age-limit-for-e-cigarette-sales-232671281.html

E-cigarettes help smokers quit (FL/AL)
http://www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/ecigarettes-help-smokers-kick-habit-38395.shtml

E-cigarettes: Smokers find new way of quitting (OH)
http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20131124/LIFESTYLE/131129770#ixzz2lg0yo1aL

Cancer Society says calls to NY smokers quit line dropped 40% (as e-cig sales increased)
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/vote-up/2013/11/19/cancer-society-40-drop-in-calls-to-smokers-quit-line/3638277/

E-cigarattes are gaining in popularity, but nurse Susan Dewar discourages smokers from switching and repeats CDC lies claiming e-cigs are addicting kids (IL)
http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Nicotine-filled-electronic-cig_1385407991

Special report: E-cigarette explosion Part I (NC)
http://wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_special-report-ecigarette-explosion-part-i-14122.shtml

Special report: E-cigarette explosion Part II (NC)
http://www.wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_special-report-ecigarette-explosion-part-ii-14123.shtml

As feds ponder future of e-cigarettes, some puritanical colleges move against them
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/26/3778786/as-feds-ponder-future-of-e-cigarettes.html#storylink=cpy

University of Iowa faculty continues to be divided on e-cigarette ban (IA)
http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/E-Cigarettes-Gaining-Popularity-232592801.html

Study finds e-cig use increasing among OK teens, but article fails to disclose usage rates by teen smokers vs nonsmokers (just as CDC has did with its NYTS data)
http://www.newson6.com/story/24037295/study-shows-more-oklahoma-kids-than-ever-using-e-cigarettes

WV Health Depts' Christina Mickey makes false claims e-cigs protect cigarettes (WV) http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/592594/Coalition-Claims-Effects-Of-E-Cigarettes-Negative.html?nav=510

Jonathan Foulds claims e-cig vaper is 'not harmless' despite no evidence of harm (PA)
http://www.wgal.com/health/do-ecigarettes-still-pose-health-concerns/-/9360276/23076594/-/xeofyj/-/index.html

Misunderstanding e-cigarettes: Leonard Lopate interviews drug industry funded Richard Hurt (who advocates e-cig usage bans, FDA regulation, flavoring ban, nicotine limits, 21 age limit) and Deepak Saxena (who makes many false fear mongering claims).
http://www.wnyc.org/story/understanding-e-cigarettes/#commentlist

Christopher Wanjek repeats a dozen fear-mongering lies about e-cigs as factual
http://www.livescience.com/41392-e-cigarettes-addicting-safer.html
Huffington Post reprints Wanjek's propaganda
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/ecigarettes-safety-health-risks-electronic-cigarettes_n_4323231.html

Yale's Judson Brewer touts worthless apps for smoking cessation, while criticizing e-cigs because they might only be as effective as FDA approved smoking cessation drugs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-judson-brewer/smoking-cessation_b_4329188.html

More news articles repeat CDC lies about e-cigs and youth without any fact checking
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-19/e-cigarettes-catch-on-with-school-kids
http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Nicotine-filled-electronic-cig_1385407991

Arizona Chapter of AAP's Sara Bode makes false fear mongering claims about nicotine and denounces e-cigs, but endorses AZ law opposed by ACS, AHA, ALA that bans e-cig sales to minors (AZ)
http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/11/officials-advocates-hope-state-ban-on-e-cigarettes-curbs-rising-use-among-kids/

ALA rains on ACS' Great American Smokeout by making false claims about e-cigs, lobbying FDA to protect cigarette markets from e-cigs, and calling for tax e-cigs
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/health-care-inc/2013/11/the-great-american-e-smokeout.html

Recently funded by FDA & NIH as a Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX) press release claims to debunk tobacco myths, but instead deceives readers to believe that:
- e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs are just as hazardous as daily cigarette smoking,
- nicotine (not the repeated inhalation of smoke) makes tobacco products harmful,
- five tobacco companies invented and began advertising e-cigs and hookahs in 2008,
- e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs are gateways to cigarettes for youth,
- e-cigarettes haven't helped any smokers quit smoking, and
- nondaily smokers face similar risks, and should be counted the same as far higher risk daily smokers.
http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2013/tobaccosmokingmyths.html

CASAA's Elaine Keller: MD Anderson Cancer Center lies about e-cigarettes and other tobacco products
http://antithrlies.com/2013/11/20/md-anderson-cancer-center-lies-about-and-e-cigarettes-and-other-tobacco-products/

MD Anderson Cancer Center's Alexander Prokhorov falsely claims tobacco companies spend billions of dollars advertising e-cigs and other products as 'safe', e-cigs increase risks for lung cancer and heart disease and are gateways to cigarettes for teens, smokeless tobacco 'is as dangerous as cigarette smoking', falsely implies that all tobacco products are as hazardous as cigarettes, that cigars are more addictive than cigarettes, and that flavored cigars are target marketed to teens. (TX)
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/fort_bend/news/md-anderson-sugar-land-expert-warns-of-risks-from-using/article_f45c6f02-5193-11e3-94f7-0019bb2963f4.html?mode=story

Summit Urgent Care (TX) nurse practitioner Michael Jacobs further exaggerates FDA's 2009 lie claiming e-cigs contain anti freeze and can kill people, falsely claims flavored e-cigs are target marketed to teens, falsely claims only FDA can ban e-cig sales to minors.
http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/teens-turning-ecigarettes-nicotine-fix-2482.shtml

Censorship

Former BMJ editor Richard Smith exposes BMJ hypocrisy for banning research funded by tobacco companies, but not drug companies
http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6732?
"So will the editors stop publishing research funded by the drug industry, and if not why not? Knowing the heavy financial dependence of journals on the drug industry, I shall be looking for sophistry in the explanations."