Tag Archives: e-cigarettes

Small study, big news

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a medical journalist, it’s that the size of the study is no predictor of the splash it makes in the media. Last week I analysed two studies which were based on tiny, very specific populations. One added little to our state of knowledge, the other was a scientifically […]

E-cigarettes: friend or foe?

I’ve spent the past week immersed in the literature about e-cigarettes. The debate is amazingly polarised, from those who fear e-cigarettes will perpetuate the tobacco epidemic to those who think they could save millions of lives. There is no doubt that smoking tobacco is hugely harmful and e-cigarettes are considerably less toxic to human health. […]