John Oyston

Dr. John Oyston is a retired anesthesiologist. Working in the operating room, he saw the damage that combustible tobacco does to the human body. He has been involved in many efforts to reduce smoking, including Stop Smoking for Safer Surgery. He currently advocates for safer sources of nicotine for adults who smoke. He lives in Toronto.

Predictable, Avoidable and Harmful: Canada’s Nicotine Pouch Fiasco

Canada is supposedly organized on the principles of “peace, order and good government.” My country’s handling of nicotine pouches, an…

March 29, 2024

Are People Who Smoke Sick? Or Just Unaware of Better Options?

When the dangers of cigarette smoking were recognized in the 1950s and ‘60s, physicians assumed that tobacco would be treated…

February 5, 2024