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Being a Smoker or Vaper in the Time of COVID-19

During a recent walk outside of the confines of my COVID-19 quarantine in Baltimore, I passed by someone resting on…

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Nigeria Is Crying Out for Vapes That Smokers Can Afford

To state the obvious, smoking kills. Tobacco smoking is the world’s leading preventable cause of premature death. Here in Nigeria,…

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A Scientist Persuaded Italy to Exempt Vape Shops From COVID-19 Lockdown

  Italy has seen the worst outbreak of COVID-19 outside of China, after cases first appeared in the Lombardy region…

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Do Anti-Vaping Ads and Media Actually Encourage Youth Vaping?

In the wake of last year’s EVALI lung injury outbreak and a raft of legislative and media reactions to perceived…

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Journal Retracts Study That Falsely Associated E-Cigarettes With Heart Attacks

A peer-reviewed scientific journal has retracted a study, published last year, which claimed that e-cigarette users were significantly more likely…

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My Friend Died Because of Philly’s Addiction-Treatment Smoking Ban

I met Bobby in 2011, when we were both residents in a local recovery house. Bobby was 19 years old…

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Dismantling NY Mag’s Disgraceful Hit-Job on Vaping

New York Magazine ran an article this month—in its “Intelligencer” vertical, of all places—with the provocative title: “Who Thought Sucking…

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As Trump’s Vape Flavors Ban Kicks In, What Does It Mean on the Ground?

It’s 11:59 pm on a Wednesday night in America. Just the wrong time for your watermelon-flavored vape pod to run…

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Most Youth Don’t Vape—And Those That Do Vape Infrequently

News media and policy makers have zeroed in on rising teen e-cigarette use, but they have tended to ignore its…

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The New Federal Minimum Vaping Age Won’t Protect Young People

President Donald Trump signed legislation in December 2019 to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act by raising the…

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