Public Health and the Public

Oh myy. This is definitely a recurring theme recently isn’t it. First there was “stillblowingsmoke vs notblowingsmoke” then we had Vox spreading the same drivel. Wired picked up the story, as did many others. All in all, the public are reacting to what those in Public Health are trying to tell them, but not in the way you’d think. (more…)

Doctor doctor, give me the news

Seems like my plan of taking a few days out have gone awry with some olds.  There’s been an alarmist survey on teen e-cig use, covered in delightful depth by Clive Bates.  By the way, the study that the news articles refers to hadn’t actually been published yet at time of print.

The piece of olds I’ve been looking at has gone a little unnoticed.  All well and good, means I can write this in relative peace ;-) (more…)

Thud!

Settle down folks this double posting isn’t going to become a regular thing.  Sometimes something happens in the world of vaping that just requires a second post.

By now you should have seen the debacle that is the article from Vox.  It is, to put none to fine a point on it, dire in the extreme.  Terribly one-sided, and all of it in favor of a particular US Researcher’s point of view.  I’ll be honest and state that I suspect the article may have been written by that researcher with only a few changes made by the author herself.  Call me cynical if you like. (more…)

Stan still blows smoke

It is no secret that the “much respected” Tobacco Control “expert” Stanton Glantz is to put it bluntly, widely despised by those of us in the vaping community. He hasn’t really got that many friends in the world of science either. Most, if not all of his “papers” have been analysed and pretty much discarded as junk science.  He also doesn’t like us very much, but I couldn’t really give a damn about that.

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Hashtags and beanbags

OK, so not the most inspiring title ever conceived but I normally only post once every few days. Or try to at least. For once, you lovely folks are getting a double post out of me today.

No, this is not about the plain packs debacle. That one is just full of #stoopid for me to even contemplate right now. Besides, it has already been covered very nicely here. No, this one is all about our US friends. Specifically, Minnesota.
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