Category: Michael Siegel

Public health research reduced smoking deaths – it could do the same for gun violence

The Conversation US By Sandro Galea, School of Public Health and Michael Siegel, School of Public Health After the most recent mass shooting in the U.S. at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said:… View full article by experts Sandro Galea and Michael Siegel

Teens who vape more likely to try regular cigarettes, study finds

Christian Science Monitor Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to try regular cigarettes within two years than those who have never tried electronic cigarettes, according to new research published Monday… Expert quote: “What’s probably happening is these kids did not become regular vapers, (and) they […]

Vaping teens more apt to move on to regular cigarettes: U.S. study

Reuters Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Older teens who try electronic cigarettes have six times the odds of trying regular cigarettes within two years than those who never puffed on the devices, a study published on Monday found… Expert quote: “What’s probably happening is these kids did not become regular vapers, (and) they turned […]

FDA attempt at prohibiting menthol flavoring part of long campaign

Winston-Salem Journal Michael Siegel, School of Public Health For anti-tobacco advocates, securing a ban on menthol favoring in tobacco and nicotine products would be tantamount to cutting the head off a dangerous snake… Expert quote: “If electronic cigarette flavors are banned, the percentage of smokers who progress to regular e-cigarette use will plummet.” View full […]

U.S. e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Reuters Michael Siegel, School of Public Health Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll… Expert quote: “There have been public health scares, and they are working. They are dissuading a lot of people from trying […]

States With More Gun Owners Have More Gun-Related Suicides: Study

HealthDay News Michael Siegel, School of Public Health In states where there are more gun owners, there are also more gun-related suicides, a new U.S. study finds… Expert quote: “The debate usually focuses on homicide. Some people argue that more guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens will help prevent homicides.” View full article