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The Percentage of Americans Who Understand That Vaping Is Less Dangerous Than Smoking Continues to Fall
Years of mealy-mouthed, misleading, and mendacious statements by activists, government officials, and journalists have taken a toll on the truth.
Even as the FDA continues to crack-down on vaping, it appears ready to allow snus to be sold as what it is: a safer alternative to smoking.
The upshot could be more smoking-related disease and death.
When and wherever public health conflicted with personal freedom, Gottlieb advocated for the former.
Those who continued to smoke cut their cigarette consumption in half.
A randomized clinical study adds to the evidence that e-cigarettes are far less hazardous than the conventional kind.
After a harm reduction advocate slammed a hardy but misleading factoid, users who retweeted his message complained that they had been shadowbanned.
Past-month vaping did not predict experimentation with cigarettes in a large sample of teenagers.
One survey shows cigarette use holding steady, while another shows it continuing to fall.
Republican Senator Pitches Weird Conspiracy Theory About Weed Legalization, Menthol Cigarettes, and the FDA
Sen. Richard Burr raises an interesting point about onerous regulation, but his argument is baffling.
Rep. Richard Creagan declares cigarette sales the moral equivalent of slavery and murder.
Global food police want to treat meat and sugar products like tobacco.
In the name of fighting "the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use," Jerome Adams wants to raise prices and ban indoor vaping.
Is e-cigarette use by teenagers a public health disaster or a public health boon?
The Food and Drug Administration can't ban cigarettes outright. But the agency appears to be planning a workaround.
Declines in Adolescent Smoking Accelerated As Vaping Rose, Suggesting the FDA's Campaign Is Fatally Misguided
Even among teenagers, efforts to prevent underage e-cigarette use may do more harm than good.
If the FDA does not try to reduce underage vaping, Gottlieb says in a Reason interview, congressional intervention could wreck the industry.
The health burden on adults who continue smoking far outweighs the risks for teenagers who vape.
The FDA's decree will make vaping less appealing and less accessible to smokers interested in switching.
The company's plan to prevent underage vaping, which includes limits on constitutionally protected speech, goes beyond what the FDA is expected to require.
The new rule, aimed at preventing underage consumption, threatens public health by making vaping less appealing and less accessible to adult smokers.
Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's claims about an "epidemic" of underage vaping are hard to evaluate without access to the survey results he cites.
On the upside, agency promises to review over-the-counter drug rules, approve more new drugs, and liberate French dressing.
A new Public Health England report suggests the U.S. has fallen far behind in taking advantage of this harm-reducing alternative.
The senator's claim is based on some highly implausible assumptions.
The agency is willing to sacrifice the lives of adult smokers in the name of preventing adolescent vaping.
In this sample of nearly 19,000, moving from smoking to vaping was much more common than the reverse.
Bans on E-Cigarette Flavors Can't Be Justified by the 'Wildfire Spread' of Adolescent Vaping, Which Seems to Be Declining
Bans like San Francisco's hurt smokers by making the potentially lifesaving switch to vaping less attractive.
This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work.
What if the e-cigarette features that appeal to teenagers also appeal to grownups?
Everything we do entails risk. The question is our tolerance for it.
FDA took unconstitutional action when it made electronic cigarettes subject to the Tobacco Control Act (even though they contain no tobacco), lawsuits argue.
Past-month cigarette use by high school seniors has fallen by 73 percent since 1997.
A new critique of the surgeon general's report on e-cigarettes puts underage use in perspective.
Federal officials deny big reductions in adolescent tobacco use and obscure the harm-reducing potential of e-cigarettes.
If "light" cigarettes were a scam, how can "nonaddictive" cigarettes be a boon?
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb extends a crucial application deadline by four years and promises "a greater awareness" of vaping's health advantages.
Quit rates rose with e-cigarette sales, and vapers are more likely to stop smoking.