Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

What are e-cigarettes?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In this THV Extra, we are taking a closer look into E-Cigs. Are they really healthier than an average cigarette?

The FDA Advisory Committee Report on Menthol

Although some public health groups hailed as a public health victory the release of a report on menthol cigarettes by the Tobacco mentholProducts Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),1 close examination of the report and its recommendations reveals that it actually represents a huge victory for Lorillard, the manufacturer of the leading brand of menthol cigarettes (Newport) — and a disappointing setback for the health of black Americans.

BU doctor blasts FDA panel on menthol cigarette report

Dr. Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, thinks a report issued by a tobacco advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration in March is, in a word, bogus. Siegel wrote in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives piece published online tonight that the report was “a lost opportunity” and “a disappointing setback.”