Bad science, accountability and courage - speech by AG Tom Miller

Tom Miller: “public policy through facts and science rather than ideology”

On 17 November 2016, the Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller, gave a speech at the E-cigarette Summit 2016 (with biography) on e-cigarettes examining the claims of anti-vaping activists, and their scientific, ethical and legal basis. The full text of the speech […]

Fearless or clueless? Portland researchers defence of their flawed e-cigarette formaldehyde study

“Any idea what this is or what you do with it?“

Readers will recall the letter in the New England Journal of Medicine (22 January 2015) on Hidden Formaldehyde in E-cigarette Aerosol – and its flawed highly misleading calculations of cancer risk that gained worldwide attention. See my various blogs on this scientific shambles).


More on New England Journal of Medicine fake formaldehyde scandal


On 20 October, I received an enigmatic reply (above) from the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. This was to my letter from April complaining about the publication of a flawed study on e-cigarettes and formaldehyde in the NEJM. His note didn’t say much, but it was copied to around 40 […]

Flawed e-cigarette formaldehyde paper should be retracted - formal complaint and supporting letter published

Remember this? Our complaint to NEJM and case for retraction is published.


Spreading fear and confusion with misleading formaldehyde studies

Another alarmist and deeply misleading story about formaldehyde and e-cigarettes has now emerged in the New England Journal of Medicine: Jensen et al Hidden Formaldehyde in E-cigarette Aerosols.

Short summary. This experiment, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, operated the vaping device at a such a high temperature that it produced thermal […]