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Author Archive | Shane Brooks

New Surgeon General Should Prescribe Scientific Honesty On E-Cigarettes

Early last week, the nation’s new Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, said health officials are “in desperate need of clarity” on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies. The technology should be embraced, he said, if evidence shows e-cigarettes are able to help those who otherwise have trouble quitting smoking. Dr. Murthy […] See it on […]

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Should ISO Certified Clean Rooms Be a "Necessary Requirement" for eLiquid Vape Manufacturers? No.

Shane Brooks’s insight: Much is being made in the industry press these days about “contamination risk” and “clean rooms.” Now, let it be known that clean rooms–rooms specifically designed in order to reduce particulate matter in the air–are not bad things. Most large, industrial concerns have them as a matter of course in order to […]

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eCigs, The Tobacco Settlement & The Road That's Paved With Good Intentions: Oh My

Shane Brooks’s insight: Money’s a crazy thing, and you know what they say about good intentions. Back in the nineties, for those of you who don’t remember, the anti-smoking crusade was truly hitting its stride. Multiple states sued major tobacco companies, partially to recoup costs to health systems caused by smoking, partially to punish those […]

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Carbonyl Compounds Generated from Electronic Cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are advertised as being safer than tobacco cigarettes products as the chemical compounds inhaled from e-cigarettes are believed to be fewer and less toxic than… Shane Brooks’s insight: Recent research by scientists associated with the Japanese Ministry of Health–and picked up by the World Health Organization–reports that certain carcinogenic chemicals, such as […]

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Glimpses Through The Mist: Are e-cigarettes the new condom?

Shane Brooks’s insight: “Of course, it makes perfect sense that it’s the Democrat lawmakers, progressive public health groups and left-leaning academics (all of the same people who fought for condom use and safe sex campaigns) who are now opposing e-cigarettes as promising, new, harm reduction products.” view source here I have to agree with much of what […]

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CDC Belatedly Reveals That Smoking By Teenagers Dropped While Vaping Rose

Last September the CDC noted with alarm that the percentage of teenagers who had tried electronic cigarettes doubled between 2011 and 2012. “Many teens who start with e-cigarettes may be condemned to struggling with a lifelong addiction to nicotine and conventional cigarettes,” CDC Director Tom Frieden worried. In a Medscape interview a few weeks later, Frieden suggested that […] Shane Brooks’s insight: The […]

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