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The multiple Emmy┬«-award winning chief medical correspondent is a practicing neurosurgeon who plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting. Understandably, a number of public health organizations came out strongly in favor of banning menthol cigarettes. In the first letter, the New York state health department actually urges physicians to discourage patients from quitting smoking unless they are prepared to use nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban, or Chantix.

Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. I gave a speech to 750 health insurance brokers and consultants in DC last week. The rest of the story is that the New York Department of Health is spreading dangerous misinformation and irresponsible medical advice that has the potential to do public health damage.

Apparently, the campaign of deception being waged by anti-tobacco groups and some health agencies has been quite effective. …