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Schneiderman's Supplement Scam
Attorney General's Junk Science is a Triple-Whammy for Gullible Consumers

February 26, 2015  •  New York Observer

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a shocking announcement earlier this month. He alleged that DNA tests his office commissioned found that about 80% of GNC supplements tested, including those sold as Ginkgo Biloba, St. John's Wort, and Ginseng didn't actually have any of the herb in the capsules.

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Schneiderman's Supplement Scam
Attorney General's Junk Science is a Triple-Whammy for Gullible Consumers

February 26, 2015  •  New York Observer

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a shocking announcement earlier this month. He alleged that DNA tests his office commissioned found that about 80% of GNC supplements tested, including those sold as Ginkgo Biloba, St. John's Wort, and Ginseng didn't actually have any of the herb in the capsules.

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Will Gov. Snyder drop the ball on e-cigs?

January 15, 2015  •  The Detroit News

The Michigan Legislature got it right last year, passing bills to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Only a handful of states haven't gotten around to this sensible, limited form of e-cigarette regulations.

Under pressure from activist groups who oppose this approach, Gov. Rick Snyder hasn't signed the bill, and may veto or pocket veto it in the next week.

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Rally behind e-cigarettes: Opposing view
Don't undermine the promise of powerful harm reduction tools.

December 16, 2014  •  USA Today

E-cigarettes aren't threatening the progress of continued smoking reduction. They are helping even hard-core cigarette smokers quit.

If society gives equal treatment to these two very different products with dramatically different health risks, we will undermine e-cigarettes' promise as powerful harm reduction tools.

OUR VIEW: Vaping clouds progress on teen smoking

As Mitch Zeller, the Food and Drug Administration's chief tobacco regulator, put it, "People smoke for the nicotine, but die from the tar." The public health community — which has long advocated for the concept of harm reduction — should rally behind electronic cigarettes rather than sow fear about them.

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Don't believe radical animal activists' smear tactics

November 22, 2014  •  Washington Times

PETA and radical animal activists everywhere rejoiced last week when SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment released its third quarter earnings, which were 28% lower than the same quarter last year. The activists oppose the human use of animals, and are seeking to use the news to advance their high profile but broadly unsuccessful campaign against aquariums, zoos and circuses.

You might recall PETA's 2011 lawsuit against SeaWorld claiming that five killer whales were being enslaved in violation of the 13th Amendment.

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