Fighting the Vape Militia Online and Off - a reply to the speakers

Offensive: a failed campaign mocks its critics

This session from a California tobacco control conference was circulated on Twitter and caught my eye. To me, it summarises a lot that is wrong with the anti-nicotine crusade and also with the behaviour of public servants and public health professionals in this field. Here was […]

Brexit: utopia, dystopia or PONCE?

UK trade with EU (ONS data): interdependency will create massive pressure to preserve the status quo

Updated 29 May 2016

Okay, here are some thoughts on ‘Brexit’ (British exit from the European Union), which is the subject of a UK referendum to be held on 23 June 2016. I’ve added a discussion on implications […]

Annual quiz on e-cigarettes and harm reduction - 2016

Fun with a purpose – twelve thought experiments in the form of a quiz designed to interrogate your views on e-cigarettes and harm reduction.


Blending evidence and empathy - a new guide to e-cigarettes

“a new worldwide high point in the blending of evidence with empathy”

I would like to draw your attention to a really excellent new briefing on e-cigarettes from the UK National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training … this is version 2, February 2016.

Electronic cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services > […]

What was unethical about snoopers measuring particulates at a vape convention?

I recently posted on Public health snoopers detect vapour aerosol at vape conference and fake a particulates scare. I mentioned that I thought the subterfuge involved was unethical and contemptuous, but didn’t really explain why. My main point in that post was to focus on why this was bad science and why there was […]