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A bit of a vaping shock

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You know, of course, that the vaping industry is fervently pushing back against efforts to limit the sales of e-cigs with the hard-to-argue-about claim that vaping may not be great but at least hey, it helps people quit smoking real cigarettes, which is something we all want to do more of, right? Well, that argument […]

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Vaping is unhealthy. Period.

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Sure, vaping can get some people to quit smoking, although how effective a tactic vaping is for smoking cessation is still a mystery, and I for one, think it’s not nearly as effective as its proponents would like it to be. Time will tell, however. What is not debatable, though, is that vaping has drawn […]

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Europeans need to stop smoking as much

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On a recent trip to Europe, what particularly struck the three of us non-smokers on that trip is how many young people smoke over there compared to here. It seems to me that nearly everywhere we went in Paris or Rome, we could smell heavy cigarette smoke (we could also smell the incredibly heavy pollution […]

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Preventing dementia: early days

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A great deal of the buzz at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference which just wrapped up in London, England, has been about preventing dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia. And that’s a good thing because given how meager the returns have been so far from treating dementia, it’s time […]