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The government is now putting its needs ahead of its citizens and never has this been clearer than with the FDA’s power grab last week. Actual cigarette smoking among teens, the kind that requires inhaling carcinogenic products of combustion, is down a startling 25 percent in one year and nearly …

One of the most promising statistics supporting vaping comes from a press release that was issued in August 2015 in which Public Health England (PHE) conducted an expert independent review of the potential dangers of vaping. It found that e-cigarettes are roughly 95 percent less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. …

By Jim Siegel The Columbus Dispatch  •  Tuesday May 10, 2016 1:15 PM With a proposed constitutional amendment on the horizon, the House voted 70-25 today to give Ohioans access to medical marijuana, moving Ohio a step closer to being the 26th state to legalize the drug. Rep. Steve Huffman, …

By Eric Boehm / May 7, 2016 / News / from Watchdog.org Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In this case, though, there’s neither – but that’s not stopping the nannies at the Food and Drug Administration from extinguishing your right to light up. Under new rules announced last week, the …

  Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did what government agencies do, they put in place rules that will put American businesses out of business and send jobs overseas. That is nothing new. As Americans, we have come to expect this from our backward bureaucrats. What is new, …

by Professor Gerry Stimson Thirty years ago the then Secretary of State for Health Norman Fowler persuaded Margaret Thatcher of the need for radical approaches to prevent the spread of HIV infection among people who inject drugs. These included providing needles and syringes to drug users and making the heroin substitute …

Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar, USAToday 9:10 a.m. EDT May 5, 2016 Electronic cigarettes and premium cigars will now be regulated the same way as tobacco cigarettes and regular cigars, according to a new federal rule issued on Thursday. Under the rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to approve all …

Written by KALEIGH ROGERS Staff Writer for Motherboard Magazine Is vaping partly to blame for Kristy’s lung collapsing? That’s the question you might be asking after seeing this ad: That’s a screengrab of an in-app ad for a Centers for Disease Control campaign called “Tips from Former Smokers,” which has …

National Law Review Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Royal College of Physicians encourages e-cigarette use as a substitute for smoking. Public health authorities worldwide have long known and publicized the health risks associated with smoking and tobacco use. Smoking still remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. …

By Kyle Smith of the New York Post  May 1, 2016 | 6:00am If a new delivery-room procedure reduced deaths of mothers during labor by 95%, CNN and “60 Minutes” would do special hour-long tributes and the new technique would quickly become mandatory. If a new safety gadget inside automobiles …