“The JUUL design seems like a play out of the tobacco industry’s playbook” – David Kessler, US FDA Commissioner 1990-1997Dr. Kessler, former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was talking to the media this week about the problems with the JUUL vaping product. He predicted that JUUL and other [...]Yesterday Alberta became the first province to say that it intends to put a tax on vaping products. The measure was announced in the province's annual budget.
What took so long? Why are other [...]This week an updated report on the Burden of Occupational Cancer in Canada was circulated. The research was prepared by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre with financial support from the [...]
Do e-cigarettes beat NRT as cessation aids? A key study provides two opposing results – yet only one was reported.There are thousands of scientific studies on tobacco use published every month (37,000 so far this year!), but only a few find their way into the mainstream media. Among those, even fewer seem to [...]Last February, 2,027 Canadian vapers sat down at a computer and answered a questionnaire prepared by Environics Research on behalf of Health Canada. Six months later, the report summarizing their [...]The power to speak
Medical officers of health have special responsibilities and powers in the Canadian health system. Although they work for municipal, provincial and federal governments, [...]
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