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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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Eat A Vegetarian Diet If It Suits You, It Won’t Make You Healthier – Only Fewer Calories Will

People often adopt vegetarian or even vegan diets because they are told it will make them healthier, but the same epidemiological correlation that tried to link butter with heart disease claimed trans fats would prevent it, and now statistical links claim just the opposite. read...

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Eat A Vegetarian Diet If It Suits You, It Won’t Make You Healthier – Only Fewer Calories Will

People often adopt vegetarian or even vegan diets because they are told it will make them healthier, but the same epidemiological correlation that tried to link butter with heart disease claimed trans fats would prevent it, and now statistical links claim just the opposite. read...

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Like ‘Sustainable’ And ‘Organic’, Consumers Misunderstand What ‘Whole Grain’ Means

Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to be a "healthier" option on packages.That sounds bad, except buying whole grain or white bread or fancy crackers are not making any difference in health anyway.read...

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American Cancer Society Nutrition Statements Are More Aspirational Wellness Than Evidence-Based Guidelines

Can you prevent cancer? Not really. The number one risk factor for cancer is old age, if you live long enough you are likely to get some form or another. Despite the beliefs of the Longevity crowd, we are biologically self-terminating.read...

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