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WIsconsin Electronic Cigarette Organization, E-cigarettes, Smoke-free alternatives, vaping group
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Since 2006, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been increasingly marketed in the United States and are becoming popular with smokers (many of whom are now former smokers thanks to e-cigarettes).

Lawmakers are being inundated with model legislation from lobbyists and representatives of public health organizations to restrict sales, advertising and public use of electronic cigarettes. Unfortunately, most of the information provided to lawmakers is from special interests that have a clear agenda against tobacco harm reduction policies and/or financial ties to industries that sell products that are in direct competition with e-cigarettes.

WSAC has leadership with over half a decade of tobacco harm reduction advocacy experience and is Wisconsin’s only e-cigarette and smoke-free alternatives organization. This website answers the most common questions and responds to claims made about harm reduction and e-cigarettes.

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RSS AntiTHRlies – Dr. Carl Phillips, CASAA

RSS Glimpses Through the Mist – Kristin Noll-Marsh

  • FDA Vapor Regs Analogy for Non-Vapers
    Don't get why the FDA vapor product regulations are ridiculous? Let us give you a more relatable analogy...Imagine that some small, upstart tech company developed a car that significantly reduces accidents and emissions, and makes driving at least 95% safer for the public and cleaner for the environment.Except the government, environmental groups and in […]

RSS Velvet Glove, Iron Fist – Chris Snowdon

  • The slippery slope: gambling edition
    In an interview with the FT in 2017, casino tycoon Derek Webb announced his plans for the Campaign for Fairer Gambling once the government had stamped out fixed-odds betting terminals.He adds he may broaden CFG’s focus to target online gambling next. “I want to fight where I can win,” says Mr Webb.As I recall, he made a similar comment about going after inte […]

RSS The Rest of the Story – Dr. Michael Siegel

  • "Truth" Campaign to Kids: Better to Smoke 19 Cigarettes than to Vape One Juul Pod
    And this "Truth" Campaign "Fact" Isn't Even True One of the oft-repeated "facts" being disseminated by the "truth" campaign is that one Juul pod is equal to 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine.More specifically, the "truth" campaign claims, as its #1 most important fact about Juul that: "The amount of n […]
  • Will Marijuana Become the Next Juul?
    Yesterday, the first recreational marijuana facility opened in Massachusetts. Out of curiosity, I decided to check out its menu of offerings. Although I thought that this ballot initiative was all about allowing adults to use marijuana for recreational purposes, I was surprised to find a menu that is certain to appeal to youth.The Rest of the StoryHere are s […]
  • FDA to Announce Ban on Sale of Most Cigarettes in Convenience Stores Due to Addiction of Hundreds of Thousands of Youth to Cigarettes
    Tomorrow, the FDA is expected to announce the strictest regulation of cigarettes sales in decades. Spurred by the data showing that nearly 8% of high school students are current cigarette smokers, the FDA will announce that from now on, with just a few exceptions, cigarettes may not be sold in any convenience store or gas station. Online sales of cigarettes […]
  • USC Ended Partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev in April; Ohio State and San Diego State Should Follow Suit
    I have been informed by the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work that the School and its research team that had been involved in the Smart Drinking Goals project terminated its involvement with the project in April 2018 and that they are no longer associated in any way with the project.The USC team had prepared toolkits summarizing the best current […]
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev Proves that Its Smart Drinking Goals Program is a Complete Hoax: Ohio State and USC Have Fallen Prey
    Two years ago, I explained why I think Anheuser-Busch InBev's Smart Drinking Goals program is a complete farce. Last year, I criticized the NIAAA for endorsing the alcohol industry's Smart Drinking Goals program. Today, I will show how Anheuser-Busch itself has proven that its Smart Drinking Goals program is a huge hoax, designed solely as a public […]
  • NIH Disbands Alcohol Clinical Trial Because of Scientific and Ethical Breaches
    In a decision that I applaud, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins announced yesterday that based on the recommendation of his Advisory Committee after an extensive investigation, he is discontinuing the MACH15 (Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health) clinical trial of moderate alcohol consumption (see original news reports here and here).In its report, the […]
  • Alcohol Clinical Trial Continues to Crumble: Anheuser-Busch Pulls Its Funding
    In another setback for the NIAAA's and alcohol industry's study of the "health benefits" of encouraging people to drink, Anheuser-Busch has pulled its funding from the clinical trial because recent controversy over how the research funding was solicited has undermined the study's credibility.According to an article by Roni Caryn Rabi […]
  • Johns Hopkins Public Health Researchers Claim that Smoking May Be No More Hazardous than Vaping
    In an article published in the Summer 2018 issue of the Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine, two researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are denying that smoking is known to be any more hazardous than vaping.According to the article, Dr. Ana Maria Rule, an assistant professor in the the Department of Environmental Health and E […]
  • E-Cigarette Opponents Still Making Up False "Facts" to Demonize Vaping
    We're well into 2018 and there is now substantial research on the health effects of vaping as well as a decade of experience with large numbers of vapers, yet e-cigarette opponents are still making up false claims to buttress their demonization of vaping.In an article by Jia Tolentino published yesterday in the New Yorker, a Harvard professor was quoted […]
  • NIH Director Grilled at Appropriations Hearing About NIAAA Collusion with Alcohol Industry
    At the House Appropriations Committee hearing on the NIH Budget, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins was grilled about the collusion between the NIAAA and the alcohol industry in planning a clinical trial to study the health benefits of alcohol use. Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) expressed concern about the fact that NIAAA violated NIH policy by sol […]

RSS Tobacco Truth – Dr. Brad Rodu

  • Intolerable False Statements by FDA’s Mitch Zeller
    Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, should stop making false statements about smokeless tobacco. The FDA earlier this week expanded its smokeless tobacco campaign, arranging a series of interviews for Zeller (example here), whose script included two provably false statements.    “Every year more then [sic] 2,000 new [mouth or throa […]

RSS The Ashtray Blog

  • Best Vape Starter Kits for 2019
    If you’re looking for a new vape starter kit, you could be forgiven for getting a bit confused by the myriad of options available. Still, that’s better than the situation a few short years ago. Back then you essentially had a choice between a cigalike (an e-cig that looks like a cigarette) and a tank […] The post Best Vape Starter Kits for 2019 appeared firs […]

RSS The Counterfactual – Clive Bates

RSS EP-ology – research and analysis by Carl V. Phillips

  • Book Reviews: The Science and History of Studying Epidemics
    Note: This post consists of the following two sections: An essay version of the reviews, written for my library newsletter. A more detailed version that explains more about my motives and offers more details, book-by-book. I intend to add updates … Continue reading →