In light of the thousands of serious adverse events involving users of Chantix and the apparent fact that Pfizer is undermining its own warnings by denying any causal association between Chantix and the reported events, why is it that the anti-smoking groups which have called for electronic cigarettes to be pulled from the market are not calling for Chantix to also be pulled?
Read this insightful blog post by Dr. Michael Siegel:
Chantix Implicated in Suicide; How Many Will It Take Before Anti-Smoking Groups that Demand E-Cigs Be Pulled From Market Also Call for Chantix Ban?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Tobacco Truth: Misinformation from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Massachusetts Dental Society
The list of prestigious medical organizations that exaggerate and distort the risks of smokeless tobacco is growing longer. On May 12, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, “a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and… among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States,” and the Massachusetts Dental Society, “a 5,000-member professional association… dedicated to improving the oral health of the public in the Commonwealth,” released demonstrably false information about smokeless tobacco risks (article here).
The Dana-Farber article says that these organizations “are partnering to spread the word that chewing tobacco, otherwise known as spit, dip, chew, or smokeless tobacco, is not a safe alternative to smoking.” Using an “absolutely safe” straw-man standard is now standard fare among smokeless prohibitionists....
Read More >
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
By Pam Parker
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
CASAA Legal Director Yolanda Villa, CASAA member and advisor Julie Woessner of Midwest Vapers Club & advisor Bill Godshall of Smokefree Pennsylvania will be appearing on a special VP-Live blogtalk radio show Thursday night, 9:00PM EST: VP Live Special Edition: So we're a tobacco product. Now what?
CORRECTION: The show starts at 9:00Pm EST, NOT 7pm!