Tobacco Harm Reduction


, InsideSources
FDA Commissioner Wants to Have It Both Ways on Vaping

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has rightly set out to get more people — particularly teens — to quit smoking cigarettes. However, recent FDA activity strongly…

R Street Coalition Letter in support of new Office of the Surgeon General report
Carrie Wade

 September 24, 2018

Office of the Surgeon General
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW
Humphrey Bldg. Suite 701H
Washington, D.C. 20201

Dear Dr….

, Heartland Institute
Media Coverage

From the Heartland Institute:
A 2017 Policy Study by the R Street Institute analyzed a smaller number of Medicaid recipients switching from combustible cigarettes to e-cigarettes. Associate Fellow…

, HIVPlus Mag
Anti-vaping vote a set back for poz health
Damon L. Jacobs

On Tuesday, June 5th, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition E, which is intended to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products for adults over the age of 21.

Included in this…

, Reason Foundation
State updates
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From The Reason Foundation:

South Dakota’s House of Representatives voted 45-21 against raising the smoking age from 18 to 21.
Georgia’s House Committee on Ways and Means voted 5-2 to…

, Washington Examiner
The FDA’s new tobacco plan leaves much room for improvement
Carrie Wade & Joel Nitzkin

Last July marked the first anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s Comprehensive Tobacco Plan, intended to weaken the desire for nicotine’s most dangerous delivery device: the…

, El Universo
Los dispositivos para reducir riesgos en salud
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From El Universo:
Carrie Wade, investigadora y directora de políticas de reducción de daños del Research Street Institute de California, señaló que hoy las innovaciones tecnológicas han…

, Breazy
New Study on Vaping and Heart Attacks – a Cause for Concern?
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Cited in Breazy:
First. Consider the source: vaping science at UCSF, particularly projects led by professor Stanton Glantz, has often been called into question or outright debunked. Even this…

Harm from vaping?
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Cited in Australia Tobacco Harm Reduction Association:
Large studies have shown that daily vapers are 3-8 times more likely to quit than those not using vaping products (see here and here)….

, Insider Advantage
E-cigarette Misinformation Imperils Public Health
Marc Hyden

Misinformation regarding e-cigarettes is alarmingly ubiquitous. For example, days ago, the Saporta Report published an article discussing juveniles’ supposed rampant e-cigarette usage. Georgia…