Vague lung disease warnings tar harm-reducing e-cigarettes while obscuring the role of black-market cannabis products.
The FDA Plans To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Based on a Nonexistent 'Epidemic' of Adolescent Nicotine Addiction
A new study indicates that heavy vaping remains rare among teenagers who don't smoke.
The latest findings highlight the irrationality of banning legal e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine.
Citing respiratory diseases associated with black-market THC products, the state is banning legal e-cigarettes that are far less hazardous than the conventional kind.
Contrary to the evidence, public health officials and journalists continue to link the recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses with legal e-cigarettes.
"Vaping is a health miracle to me," said ex-smoker Vicki Porter. "Not safe, but less harmful."
Survey Suggests Lung Disease Misinformation Has Compounded Confusion About the Hazards of E-Cigarettes
If that confusion drives vapers back to smoking or discourages others from making the switch, it will have deadly consequences.
Compelling Testimony Against Michigan's Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Highlights the Deadly Folly of the Vaping Crackdown
The real "public health crisis" is not underage vaping but the one that Michigan, New York, and the FDA are about to create.
Banning the flavors that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer is a strange way to protect public health.
Pending restrictions on vaping products in Michigan and New York are based on an alarmingly broad understanding of the executive branch's "public health" authority.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other prohibitionists continue to conflate the two issues.
As the popularity of e-cigarettes has exploded, smoking rates among high school students have reached record lows.
By dramatically reducing the harm-reducing alternatives to conventional cigarettes, the plan is likely to result in more smoking-related disease and death.
The billionaire busybody is pushing bans on the flavored e-cigarettes that offer a harm-reducing alternative to smoking.
That's the opposite of the fear underlying the FDA's crackdown on e-cigarettes.
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The sexiest discoveries are often the ones not found in the actual study.
The city is favoring the most dangerous form of nicotine delivery over a potentially lifesaving alternative.
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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.