Editorials: Dr. Brad Rodu

Snus Users’ Hearts Keep on Ticking, Not Fluttering

Swedish researchers from several institutions document that snus use is not associated with atrial fibrillation (commonly known as AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia (irregular timing of the h

Colorado State Smoking Ban: No Impact on Heart Attacks

As early as 2004, various medical journals published articles claiming that small-community smoking bans resulted in nearly immediate reductions in heart disease.  For example, the high-p

Gateway Claims Aimed at E-Cigarettes: Counterfeit, Déjà Vu

In their war against e-cigarettes, government officials often claim that the devices are a gateway to smoking.  CDC director Dr.

Federal Survey Data on Tobacco: It’s Not About The Children

I have documented for several years a nonstop decline in smoking rates among American teens (

More Third-Hand Nicotine Nonsense: From Vapor?

Nicotine can be detected in a chamber after releasing vapor directly from an e-cigarette, according to a report in Nicotine and Tobacco Research (abstract 

The E-Cigarette Revolution

Richard Craver, a writer for the Winston-Salem Journal, recently 

Smoke-free option is one Oklahoma should consider to reduce tobacco harm

A quit-smoking strategy with “the potential to save millions of lives” will be the subject of an Oklahoma legislative hearing Wednesday.

Legislature Is Right to Consider Science-Based Tobacco Policy

Most smokers want to quit, but few realize that quitting doesn’t require abstinence.

Legislature Is Right to Consider Science-Based Tobacco Policy

Most smokers want to quit, but few realize that quitting doesn’t require abstinence.