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Big Win For Public Health in EU Vote

Tuesday saw the biggest win for public health in Europe in living memory, when e-cigarette community activism defeated those trying to protect the smoking economy in an EU Plenary vote. A huge debt of thanks is owed to LibDem, Independent and Conservative MEPs for voting against the proposal to medicalise e-cigarettes and thus an outright ban [1]. They won the day and temporarily showed that there is much support for preventing PVs (personal vapourisers that replicate cigarettes) being medicalised and therefore banned [3].

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Nicotine High-Toxicity Myth Destroyed

Prof Mayer of Graz has absolutely destroyed the myth of nicotine's extremely high toxicity, accepted without any proper evidence for more than 100 years. Archives of Toxicology 10.1007/s00204-013-1127-0, 4th Oct 2013 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00204-013-1127-0/fulltext.html The ridiculous situation of nicotine being classified as more toxic than cyanide has persisted far too long, and is undoubtedly due to ideological pressure. That time is now over, because on 4th October 2013 a renowned toxicologist, Prof Bernd Mayer of Uo Graz, Austria, finally dispelled this long-standing myth. He investigated all aspects of the issue and concluded that the current LD50 amount (the dose expected to kill 50% of those who receive it) is at least 10 times and possibly 20 times too low.

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Nicotine High-Toxicity Myth Destroyed

Prof Mayer of Graz has absolutely destroyed the myth of nicotine's extremely high toxicity, accepted without any proper evidence for more than 100 years. Archives of Toxicology 10.1007/s00204-013-1127-0, 4th Oct 2013 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00204-013-1127-0/fulltext.html The ridiculous situation of nicotine being classified as more toxic than cyanide has persisted far too long, and is undoubtedly due to ideological pressure. That time is now over, because on 4th October 2013 a renowned toxicologist, Prof Bernd Mayer of Uo Graz, Austria, finally dispelled this long-standing myth. He investigated all aspects of the issue and concluded that the current LD50 amount (the dose expected to kill 50% of those who receive it) is at least 10 times and possibly 20 times too low.

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BMJ: NHS smoking cessation analysis

West et al published an analysis of the NHS SSS [1], the NHS smoking cessation programme, in the BMJ, in July.

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BMJ: NHS smoking cessation analysis

West et al published an analysis of the NHS SSS [1], the NHS smoking cessation programme, in the BMJ, in July.

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