Vaping in Taiwan – the approaching darkness of prohibition or a new dawn for rational policy-making?
The government of Taiwan has been consulting on amendment its Tobacco Hazards Prevention and Control Act. Article 14 of the amendment bill bans the manufacture, import, sale, and display of e-cigarettes (unless authorised as a pharmaceutical product). See […]
Will he get the thumbs up for his e-cigarette report?
Update 8 December – my reaction: Bad science, poor insights and likely to do harm – rapid reaction to the Surgeon General’s terrible e-cigarette report (these questions remain unanswered).
On 8 December 2016 the U.S. Surgeon General will release a new report on e-cigarettes. […]
“Full of sound and fury but signifying nothing” – Shakespeare
This is part one of a twin post. Part 2 is Five questions to put to the US Surgeon General on e-cigarette science (next posting).
To respond to the forthcoming publication of a new US Surgeon General publication on e-cigarettes, I have have expedited […]
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 […]
Updated 9 November with UKCTAS report translations
The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) has produced a devastating critique of the WHO paper on ‘Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems’ (e-cigarettes or vaping products to everyone else). The paper by WHO is for the 7th Conference of the Parties to WHO’s tobacco control […]