One of two ballot initiatives that would increase Missouri&rsquo;s cigarette tax may be in trouble. A Cole County judge has said the fiscal note on a 60-cent-a-pack proposal overestimates the revenue that would be raised. He has directed the auditor to review the projection, and that would invalidate the petitions turned in by Raise Your Hand for Kids<br type="_moz" />


Quora is a community for sharing information through questions and answers.&nbsp; Several FORCES folks are active there, and you can see some excellent answers to the question of how folks in the vaping community see the FDA’s recent ruling on e-cigs.<br type="_moz" />

OMG Stanton Glantz!

&quot;There is no question that a puff on an e-cigarette is less dangerous than a puff on a conventional cigarette,&quot; said Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine and the director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. <span style="color: rgb(51, 102, 255);">(Yes, he actually said that.)</span><br />
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However, this doesn’t mean the devices always represent a safer step down from cigarettes. In fact, one of the most dangerous things about e-cigarettes is that they may keep people smoking conventional cigarettes longer, rather than encourage them to attempt to quit, he said&quot;. <br />
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He has nothing to back up his statement but his own hot air but when has that ever stopped him?<br />
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By the way he has a PhD, he is not a MD, nor a Epidemologist. He usually passes himself as a MD.<br type="_moz" />

Whine, whine, whine!

When will the ASH and all the other health nannies get the message &quot;people do not like to be told what to do by the government&quot;.&nbsp;&nbsp; ASH is whinning that the Tobacco Companies are still making profits. Boohoo!<br type="_moz" />

New FDA Regulations on E-Cigarettes

The FDA new regulations on E-cigarettes has virtually ended the market with the exception of the two brands of e-cigarettes owned by the Tobacco Companies. Special Interest has won again, not the American people.<br />
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Royal College of Physicians England

Smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes as they are much safer than smoking tobacco, the Royal College of Physicians has recommended.<br />
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A report by its Tobacco Advisory Group has concluded that e-cigarettes are likely to benefit public health in the UK, and that smokers can be reassured about using them.<br type="_moz" />