After posting a faulty study with misleading findings, Pediatrics editors hide the truth. When Drs. Benjamin Chaffee, Stanton Glantz, and Shannon Lea Watkins from the University of California, San Francisco published their findings on progression from vaping to smoking among youth who had previously tried cigarettes, the results seemed clear: “Among adolescent cigarette experimenters, […]
Iowa Attorney General Urges Caution in FDA Assessment of Vaping Flavors
December 20, 2017 Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD Commissioner United States Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20857 Re: a framework for considering the appeal of flavors in nicotine products Dear Dr. Gottlieb: Following FDA’s announcement of a comprehensive nicotine strategy on 28 July, we write regarding one aspect of the […]
Teenage vaping and smoking — what’s going on in the United States?
Clive Bates, a public health activist and advocate for tobacco harm reduction, has published a simple two-page document summarizing the most salient data on youth vaping and smoking from recent federal government surveys. This includes data on days of the month usage and nicotine vs. non-nicotine vaping. Read it here. This would be an excellent […]