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Posts made in September, 2020

Smokers Use E-Cigarettes To Quit

When e-cigarettes - vaping - began to gain in popularity in the early part of this decade, critics like Dr. Stan Glantz at UC San Francisco claimed they were only going to be used in addition to cigarettes, so risk reduction and smoking cessation would not happen.Former smokers dismissed both him and his Johnson  & Johnson funding - they make nicotine patches that compete with vaping -...

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COVID-19 Has Brought ‘Thirdhand’ Smoke Epidemiology Back From Its Science Grave

With COVID-19 and worries about the SARS-CoV-2 virus keeping millions of people at home, activists and lawyers are hoping to resurrect worry about a problem dismissed by scientists as a money grab; third-hand smoke.read more

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Some U.S Cities Could Subsist On Locally Grown Food – If The Local Area Is Large Enough

A new estimate says that of 378 metropolitan areas, many could actually exist on locally grown food - if the local area is up to 200 miles away, which means New York City could claim farms in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are local to New York. Even then, diets would have to change, because progress has meant having diversity and choice, and...

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Social Media Political Ads: Less Negative, But More Partisan

While it is said that around six percent of voting Americans decide elections - the truly undecided - it is more the case that getting out the vote among your own party matters most. That is why political parties will drive their own to polling places while telling the other side the date of the election has been changed.read...

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COVID-19 Has Been A Gold Rush For Journals – But Media Coverage Of The ‘Infodemic’ May Confuse The Public

Are you excited about dozens of COVID-19 vaccine candidates? Do you get confused about whether or not it's as harmful to have been exposed to the 2019 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus as it is to have COVID-19? Do you think the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine will either save you from COVID-19 or give you a heart attack?If any of the above are true, you have been reading too much corporate media and...

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