Edward Anselm

Cuomo should reconsider crusade against e-cigarettes

The New York State Senate is owed a debt of gratitude from all New Yorkers who care about public health. It managed to remove Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed …

Tobacco harm reduction potential for ‘heat not burn’

"Heat not burn" is a method of delivering the tobacco experience by heating, rather than igniting it. The potential benefits of this approach involve its ability either to …

Letter to New York Times on opioid treatment

The treatment proposed by Tim Lahey is part of a larger family of clinical approaches that could help reshape the landscape for many of our health care challenges. Harm …

NHS approves an e-cigarette for use in smoking cessation

In another note of progress in the war against tobacco-related disease, the United Kingdom's National Health Service announced yesterday it has approved an e-cigarette to help people quit …

Nearly 70 percent of European vapers have quit or reduced smoking

Misperceptions about the safety and efficacy of electronic cigarettes abound, yet each new piece of research shows increasingly positive results. The latest study by Konstantinos Farsalinos and colleagues surveyed …

Doctor’s Orders: E-cigarettes in U.S. clinical practice

E-cigarettes and related nicotine vapor devices have become extremely popular among smokers in the United States, while attracting remarkably few nonsmokers to continuing nicotine use. According to a …

Why deleting the FDA’s ban of e-cigarette flavors is good for public health

In what should be taken as a note of common sense amid the highly contentious debate surrounding the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of tobacco products, reports have …

FDA’s deeming rules could be step backward for public health

This morning saw the release of long-awaited regulations from the Food and Drug Administration that extend its authority over all tobacco-related products, including the broad spectrum of electronic …

Royal College of Physicians: E-cig switch benefits smokers

The United Kingdom's Royal College of Physicians issued a groundbreaking report this morning on electronic cigarettes which concludes that encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes is likely to …

Raise the smoking age to 21?

To the Editor: The scientific evidence for the bill raising the legal smoking age to 21 in California is strong and is based on an Institute of Medicine …

The e-cigarette barn door is open

The health of America's 42 million smokers, whose lives will be cut short an average of ten years by their continued use of combusted cigarettes, is being held …

Randomized trial of reduced-nicotine standards for cigarettes

The article by Donny et al.[1] and the accompanying Perspective article by Fiore and Baker[2] have prompted considerable discussion. Until the results of this study are replicated in a …

The role of flavoring in tobacco harm reduction

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY One of the great public health controversies of our time surrounds the debate over what role Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), of which e-cigarettes are the most …

Onerous new FDA rules will increase smoking

This piece was co-authored by R Street State Programs Director Cameron Smith.   New rules from the Food and Drug Administration could wreck the consumer-driven market for a broad range …

Landmark study finds e-cigs 95% safer than smoking

In landmark news, a systematic review of available literature by Public Health England on the health and safety implications of electronic cigarettes concludes that their use is about …

Letter to D.C. Council on e-cigarette taxes

My name is Dr. Edward Anselm and I am a senior fellow with the R Street Institute, a D.C.-based free-market think tank that takes a pragmatic approach to …

E-cigarettes ‘far, far safer’ than tobacco

The statements of Terry Towne in your recent article “Butt out: If you’ve got ’em, don’t light ’em,” (May 28) are wrong. Although Ms. Towne is to be …

Testimony to California Senate Health Committee

Sen. Ed Hernandez Senate Committee on Health California State Senate Re: S.B. 140 (Leno) Electronic Cigarettes Chairman Hernandez: My name is Edward Anselm and I serve as medical director for Health Republic Insurance …

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