73 e-Letters

published between 2011 and 2014

  • Response to Noel et al re Electronic Cigarettes
    Joel L Nitzkin

    The commentary by Noel, Rees and Connolly on E-cigarettes is truly remarkable. They appear to draw the conclusion that E-cigarettes represent a potentially substantial hazard to the American public that requires "efforts . . . to counteract e-cigarette industry marketing and inform regulatory strategies," then urge research to justify the conclusions they have already reached. All this was done without considering the res...

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  • Critique of "Quantifying the effects of promoting smokeless tobacco as a harm reduction strategy in the USA" by Mejia AB, Ling PM, Glantz SA. Tobacco Control 2010
    Annette M Bachand

    NOT PEER REVIEWED Funding: While this assessment was funded by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, it is the product of independent scientific thought, and it expresses solely the opinions of the authors. When data are lacking, models that simulate population health events under different exposure scenarios may serve to inform policy by providing the basis for decision making. In order for models to be used in this manner,...

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  • Thirdhand smoke: is it something like making mountains out of a mole?
    Dr. Naseem A. Qureshi

    Smokers tend to leave their smoking prints permanently or semipermanently in buildings where they live and enjoy the taste of smoking regularly. The nonsmokers, newcomers moving into the said buildings, dislike smoking leftovers in terms of nicotine and other byproducts of tobacco use. The comparative analysis of relevant samples from firsthand, secondhand and thirdhand smokers would have shed some light on the levels o...

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