Mark Rubinstein comes from a university known for its tobacco-control research and archive of tobacco industry documents.
The FDA is taking a side in a hot debate in public health right now over what to do about new tobacco products.
Using gene testing to find the right drug for the right person at the right time is medicine's cutting edge. Addiction researchers are identifying promising genetic targets for treatments for alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs.
The new generation of tobacco use looks a bit different.
People with mental illnesses have a unique, intense relationship with smoking, which can ease distress as well as kill. Now that a much safer version of the habit is available, it's no time for the anti-smoking lobby to play Nurse Ratched.
You can add this to the list of things that are unhealthy about smoking cigarettes: Not only is nicotine addictive, it can interfere with dozens of cellular interactions in the body.