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Each person who becomes a smoker makes it more likely that others will become smokers as well. This additional effect outweighs the harm caused by secondhand smoke…our efforts to discourage smoking, strict as they seem, may not be nearly strict enough.
calls the HONEST Act. A more honest name for it would be the Dishonest Act because it institutionalizes Big Tobacco’s ignorance-inspiring, doubt-producing sound science standard as the law the of the land. More specifically, the central part of the bill
Evidence in U.S. v. Philip Morris showed that the companies withheld relevant research studies… Smoking will cause 9,300 deaths in Massachusetts and cost the state $4.08 billion in 2017. Nevertheless, Big Tobacco continues spending over $117 million mar
Although not harmless, the evidence is unequivocal that vaping is much safer than smoking. But misinformation and scaremongering could still be putting people off switching
I have a new neighbor-tenant whom is attorney and knows the law, considering that he dose, he also been informed about the law, he is a heavy cigar smoking elderly man driving a Cadillac and I am sure he thinks that he is above the law, otherwise he woul
researchers should remember that tobacco control is not just about harm reduction and helping smokers to quit. There is a continuing need to protect the next generation of children from starting to smoke and vulnerable groups from SHS exposure, and we sho
The author of a recent letter, who declared interests related to the tobacco and electronic cigarette industries, critiqued the objectivity and evidence related to the 2016 US Surgeon General’s Report, E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults.1
As is the case with discriminatory tobacco taxes, the incentives of the MSA are perverse: the more people smoke, the more money the government gets to spend on whatever it wants. The biggest losers are those with tobacco-related diseases and smokers tryi
it already has in its midst a well-functioning “gateway” substance which does just that. This refers to tobacco-products openly sold almost everywhere with virtually no control at all…our failure to find a substitute to replace tobacco as a subsistence
I used to be the editor of The BMJ…WHO and other public health bodies should think more deeply before reacting so quickly and negatively. Finally, I hope that you are not being used to conduct a witch hunt when there are no witches. Or perhaps I’m one