Flavored Tobacco Ordinance Sure to Backfire 

Dr. Joel L. Nitzkin
Past co-chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force of American Association of Public Health Physicians

If San Francisco ultimately implements its recently adopted ordinance to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, it will do more harm than good, serving to increase rates of tobacco-related addiction, illness and death across the city. There are two major issues with this ordinance. The first is the ease with which persons who want […]

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SF Take Note, E-Cigs May Be Gateway Away from Smoking

Dr. Joel L. Nitzkin
Past co-chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force of American Association of Public Health Physicians

Banning flavored e-cigarettes has been proposed in San Francisco and elsewhere as a way to make these smokeless and nicotine vapor products less attractive to children and teens. While that may seem a sensible and self-evident conclusion, scientific evidence strongly suggests that such bans would likely do more harm than good. Current American tobacco control […]

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