Category Archives: smoking

How Safe are Electronic Cigarettes? Not Everyone Agrees.

Tweet My friend lit up her electronic cigarette during intermission when we were on line for a bathroom at a Broadway theater. People on the line looked at her disapprovingly. She responded quickly: “I am not smoking. It’s only water … Continue reading

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The Smoking Wars: Menthol, Minors, and More Smoking Bans

Tweet In case you thought that the war against smoking was in our rear-view mirror, it’s not.  On Monday, I had a guest blog on Scientific American concerning electronic cigarettes, which provoked a lot of heat and discussion. I’ll put … Continue reading

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Warning Signs No. 2: Metal-on-Metal Hips,
Lung Cancer Death Rates, Ecigarette and Food Safety

Tweet It’s a new year and here’s another segment on warning signs. I am glad to see that this month, the hazards of metal-on-metal hips, covered in the first warning signs issue, are being examined. 40% Failure Rate of Johnson … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Death Rates, Ecigarette and Food Safety

Health Disparities and Behavior Change:
A Plea to Stop the Attack Ads

Tweet The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene takes on a poor, white, single-mom, smoker in a harsh black-and-white tv spot. An off-camera announcer essentially tells her to quit smoking or risk leaving her children without a parent. That’s … Continue reading

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