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    The incidental economist

    Don't bother with the article ......go straight to comments.

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    What article?....what comments?

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    This one?

    What do studies say about electronic cigarettes? | The Incidental Economist

    First paragraph says it all.

    They're going to use Blu Cigs' newly hired Jenny McCarthy as a way to discredit ecigs.

    Jenny McCarthy's opinion on Vaccinations = absurd = ecigs are bad for you.

    It's a rediculous attempt.

    Members of CASAA have openly disassociated themselves from Jenny McCarthy and criticized Blu Cig for hiring her.

    However, its thought that she will attract a certain age group of women, and despite her opinion on Vaccinations, some think she might actually bring in the targeted female consumers.


    But the rest of article is just the same old "there's some but not a lot of evidence, so regulate them in some way but don't ask me how".
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    Just noticed that Carl Phillips (science director of CASAA) put his word in comments;

    There is actually enormous evidence that e-cigarettes (a) help people quit and (b) are very low risk. Someone would not know that if they just read the mainstream media (dominated by anti-tobacco extremists who oppose e-cigarettes because they are not part of the tobacco-free world plan, and because they look like smoking). Nor is looking only at journal articles sufficient, especially if you believe the rhetoric in them rather than carefully looking at the numbers. Most of the collective knowledge in this fast moving field exists in blogs and such and the journals will not catch up for years. The medicalized view in health research, to favor RCTs even when they are not really the right methodology to assess a social and behavioral phenomenon creates further problems. I trust that these points are obvious to you as a blogger, economist, and social scientist once you think about them.

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    Sorry missed the link again.sorry.
    Getting tired .... Time for bed.

    Mav's right.

    http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wo...ic-cigarettes/
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    Gets into a barney with the blogger. Lol

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