Cigarettes

9.16.19

Vape Pods Taste Minty Thanks to Extremely High Levels of a Chemical Banned in Food

The FDA regulates the chemical, called pulegone, in food, but not in e-cigs—so it's unclear which brands contain it.

9.12.19

Teens Use Tobacco as Much as They Vape—But, OK! Ban Flavored Juul Pods!

Weird how the Trump administration isn't going after the tobacco industry, which spent $23 million in lobbying last year.

8.14.19

Cigarette Reviewers on YouTube Smoke So You Don't Have To

“I’m committed, not addicted."

8.7.19

Stop Leaving Cigarettes and Beer on Funeral Altars, Irish Priest Begs

What, like leaving a pack of Parliaments and an empty High Life on a casket is disrespectful or something?

4.23.19

How Australia's Ban on Nicotine Vape Spawned a Thriving Black Market

Vape juice that contains nicotine is supposedly illegal. But thanks to loopholes in legislation it's everywhere.

1.18.19

Meet the People Who Believe Cigarettes Are Healthy

“It may be counter to anything you’ve heard before, but just like everything—they lie.”

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1.1.19

My Top Ten Addictions of 2018

From the internet to coconut La Croix to cancelling plans.

5.7.18

A Brief History of Skateboarders Smoking Cigarettes While Skateboarding

Looking back on a (mostly) unfortunate trend.

2.1.18

A Love Letter to the Smoke Break

It’s the best part of the worst habit.

12.4.17

HIV Probably Won't Kill You, but Smoking Will

HIV-positive people smoke at more than twice the rate of the general population. Doctors say smoking now presents a greater risk to them than HIV itself.

11.21.17

BC Fracking May Be Exposing Pregnant Women to a Carcinogen, Study Says

Urine tests suggest higher than normal levels of a benzene near shale gas fields.

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