Tagged: nicotine

Proposed FDA regulation of tobacco is weak

For Michael Siegel, MD, a long time anti-smoking advocate and professor of social and behavioral sciences, the proposed Food and Drug Administration regulation of cigarettes is really a smoke screen for Big Tobacco. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, he states that the legislation was crafted, in part, by Philip Morris in a deal with […]

The battle over non-tobacco E-cigarettes at the FDA

Smokeless, tobacco-free, electronic (battery-powered) cigarettes that deliver a mixture of nicotine and water vapor but no carcinogens are part of the Senate debate over the proposed Food and Drug Administration tobacco regulations. Michael Siegel, MD, MPH, professor of socal and behavioral sciences, maintains they are a life-saving alternative for many smokers. Michael Siegel, 617-638-5160, mbsiegel@bu.edu