Helen Redmond

How India Introduced Methadone Take-Homes in the Pandemic

“Dear Helen, You will be pleased to know that during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown we in India have also…

June 1, 2020

PuffPacket: A Tobacco Harm Reduction Gadget, Despite Inventors’ Intent

  PuffPacket is a new device that gives vapers a wealth of information. The electronic gadget, which attaches to a…

May 19, 2020

Anti-Vaping Zealots Find Opportunity in the Pandemic

“We have to seize this moment,” said Laurie Rubiner, executive vice president of the Bloomberg-funded Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. She…

April 30, 2020

Exit Bernie, as the Disaster of Our Healthcare “System” Is Unmasked

Think about this fact: GoFundMe, the leading fundraising platform, reports that one in three of the site’s campaigns is to…

April 9, 2020

NY’s New Vape Flavor Ban Attacks Public Health Amid Public Health Crisis

On April 3, at 3:38 am, the New York State Assembly passed a budget that includes a ban on the…

April 8, 2020

SAMHSA’s Absurd Criteria for Identifying “Stable” Methadone Patients

For decades, methadone reform advocates have tried to loosen or remove the highly restrictive take-home dose regulations promulgated by the…

March 31, 2020

A Scientist Persuaded Italy to Exempt Vape Shops From COVID-19 Lockdown

  Italy has seen the worst outbreak of COVID-19 outside of China, after cases first appeared in the Lombardy region…

March 17, 2020

Meet a Heavyweight Critic of Drug Courts and Therapeutic Communities

Dr. Kerwin Kaye is associate professor of Sociology, Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies and American Studies at Wesleyn University in Connecticut.…

February 24, 2020

Dismantling NY Mag’s Disgraceful Hit-Job on Vaping

New York Magazine ran an article this month—in its “Intelligencer” vertical, of all places—with the provocative title: “Who Thought Sucking…

February 13, 2020

International Experts Slam World Health Organization’s Deceptive Vaping Release

The World Health Organization (WHO) published an astonishingly bad Q&A on electronic cigarettes on January 20, full of lies of…

January 27, 2020