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World NGO Day 2021

And lessons from Bloomberg’s anti-tobacco campaign in the Philippines Lindsey Stroud | Taxpayers Protection Alliance Today (Feb. 27) is World NGO Day, aka World Non-Governmental Organization Day. This is a day that is officially recognized in more than 89 countries …

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Pushing Vapers back to cigarettes?

A dangerous new provision in federal law By Trevor Burrus New York Daily News | Dec 31, 2020 On about page 5,000 of the 5,500-page federal COVID relief law is a hidden and largelyundiscussed section that could push thousands of …

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Why Australia’s draconian vaping policies deserve condemnation

Michael McGrady 2 July 2020 Over one year ago, I authored a column in these very pages for The Spectator Australia. In that column, I registered my observations with readers by declaring my views that state and federal Australian governments care not …

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Everybody is talking about vaping and “popcorn lung” again

A previous version of this article showed a wildly inaccurate graph*. I had previously calculated the density of diacetyl in popcorn factory air using its density in a liquid state (0.990 g/ml) rather than its density in a gaseous state (.0036 g/ml) …

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Much ado about nothing

Harvard’s diacetyl scare – Fergus Mason Yet again there’s a new study out on vaping, and as usual it’s stuffed full of scary words like diacetyl. However a closer look suggests that the researchers have found little that’s new and …

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Vaping, smoking restrictions neither necessary, fair

As public health leaders, we have been deeply troubled by an alarmist turn in the tone of the electronic cigarette debate and calls for wide-reaching bans that could keep an important tool out of the hands of smokers who want …

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People are quitting smoking — even though many doctors aren’t telling them to

MORE THAN a half-century of efforts in the United States to get people to stop smoking tobacco has had a remarkably good effect. From 1965 to 2017, the prevalence of current smoking has tumbled from 52 percent to 15.8 percent …

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U.S. Surgeon General update has mixed message on e-cigarette effectiveness

The U.S. Surgeon General released Thursday a 30-year update on smoking-cessation efforts that provided a mixed message on the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes. E-cigarettes are not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a quit-smoking aid, and are …

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Blowback over Simon Harris’s ban on sweet vape flavours

Retailers vow legal action over health minister’s prohibition on e-cigarettes ‘attractive to children’ E-cigarette retailers have pledged to go to court to fight any attempt by the government to ban sales of flavoured vaping products. Health minister Simon Harris said …

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CDC Steps Back From Broad Recommendation to Refrain From E-Cigarettes

By Brianna Abbott Updated Jan. 17, 2020 7:05 pm ET The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has moved away from a broad recommendation that people consider refraining from vaping altogether during the investigation into the outbreak of lung …

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