nicotine

The Mental Gymnastics of Anti-Vaping Legislators

With a new round of legislative hearing looming ahead there is no doubt that vaping—and various prohibition strategies—will be at…

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U-Haul’s Hateful Policy of Barring Nicotine Users From Employment

U-Haul? More like U-Hate. The ubiquitous moving-and-storage company has made clear that it hates workers who use nicotine—even on their…

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American Lung Association’s “Quit, Don’t Switch” Campaign a Big Mistake

Nearly 70 percent of smokers say they want to quit. In an effort to help them, the American Lung Association…

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Flavored Vapes: The Partial US Ban Brings Very Mixed Feelings

It was a cold, rainy morning when I walked into “Happy Habits,” our local vape store in the Hudson Valley.…

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The Teen Vaping Trends We’re Not Talking About

Teen cannabis and nicotine vaping spiked between January 2018 and January 2019, a widely-cited US survey on adolescent drug use…

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Trump Administration Must Balance Protecting Teens With Saving Adult Smokers

Second only to impeachment, vaping has dominated the news cycle in Washington and across the country since this summer. After…

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A Lifesaving Disruptive Technology and the Effort to Destroy It

Imagine a new miracle drug with the potential to prevent one third of fatal cancers, to avoid one in four…

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Fab 5 Freddy Speaks Out Against the “Vaping Scare Campaign”

Fab 5 Freddy, also known as Fred Brathwaite, is a man of prodigious talents. An original “influencer” and hip-hop pioneer,…

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Marijuana and Nicotine Are Trading Places as Prohibitionists’ Target

I don’t much like Los Angeles. The obnoxious car culture, the clogged freeways, the lame public transportation system, expensive smoothie…

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How the British Approach to Vaping Puts the US to Shame

Over the summer, US media reported that two National Health Service hospitals in England were allowing Ecigwizard, a vape retailer,…

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