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The Impact of Bad Science

by Arthur Ruiz

A little bit of bad science can go a long way

Historians of science have always appreciated the collaborative efforts of communities of researchers, whose individual efforts can result in huge aggregate advances. 2,807 more words

In the press: The liars lexicon of the anti e-cigarette campaign

E-cigarettes save millions of lives. But Big Pharma is against them because it threatens sales of their useless stop-smoking products. Big Tobacco is conflicted, and politicans just love banning things. 38 more words
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FOR THE ATTENTION OF EVERY VAPER - Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive

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  • You will not be able to buy the devices you use now! 2ml tank capacity limit means a huge swathe of the most popular products will be unavailable.
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In the press: Proposed Indiana rules for e-cigarette liquids wouldn't add 'vaping' to statewide smoking ban

Proposed regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes that advanced Wednesday in the Indiana Legislature wouldn’t add “vaping” to the state’s smoking ban as the state attorney general and several health advocacy groups had requested.  57 more words
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In the press: Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

Electronic cigarette firms in Italy say a new levy that doubles the price of e-liquid refills unfairly helps tobacco giants like Philip Morris International and will hurt their industry.  125 more words
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What Killed Spock: Leonard Nimoy killed by cigarettes he gave up 30 years ago

Leonard Nimoy: ‘Don’t smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP’

By Priya Joshi

Source: International Business Times

Leonard Nimoy had warned fans against smoking. 492 more words

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In the press: Social workers given updated guidance on e-cigarette use by foster carers or adopters

Social workers have been given updated guidance on how they should consider the use of electronic-cigarettes by prospective foster carers and adoptive parents. The British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has this week updated its guidance for social workers. 81 more words
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