Kim "Skip" Murray

Skip is a research fellow at the Consumer Center of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. She started smoking when she was 10 and lives with a mental illness. She lives in Minnesota.

American Lung Association Seeks to Suppress Harm Reduction Information

The American Lung Association, as you would expect, is eager to point out the dangers of cigarettes. It wants to…

October 2, 2023

Dose Makes the Poison: The “Chemicals” Smear Against Vaping

In 1997, a shocking headline in the Washington Post proclaimed, “DIHYDROGEN MONOXIDE: UNRECOGNIZED KILLER.” The article correctly noted that “DHMO”…

September 22, 2023

Youth Suicide Prevention and Zero-Tolerance School Policies

A phone call from an old friend saved my life. When he asked if I was ok, I told him…

September 12, 2023

Stigma and Misinformation Maintain the Devastating Toll of Lung Cancer

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day. Although this is the 12th iteration of an annual bid to spread awareness,…

July 31, 2023

Mental Health Awareness? Prioritize Safer Alternatives to Smoking

The United States has just observed its annual Mental Health Awareness Month. Another year and another awareness month have gone…

June 5, 2023

Small Vape Shops Save Lives. Many Communities Are Losing Them.

There's an oversimplified notion that only Big Tobacco supports vaping. On the contrary, thousands of small businesses, selling vapor products…

December 5, 2022