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Tobacco may help to save Ebola victims

| August 22, 2014

It’s an admittedly odd twist. Tobacco, long vilified for its role in the deaths of approximately 6 million people per year, now is playing a key role in the development of an anti-Ebola drug. The World Health Organization places deaths due to direct tobacco use at around 5 million people globally per year, with another 1 million due to exposure to second-hand smoke. That should be ample reason to keep a safe distance from the nicotine-bearing plant. But even as lethal as tobacco is, it may be the key to saving lives.

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Independent e-cigarette industry is antidote to Big Tobacco

| August 5, 2014

Consumers were quick to understand and embrace the advantages of electronic cigarettes. The non-combustible, tobacco-free products are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create an inhalable vapor. They generate no harmful second-hand smoke and do not soil hair and clothes with noxious cigarette odors. More important, research is showing that e-cigarettes are the most effective method of helping smokers quit the tobacco habit.

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