The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It's Not Going to End Well
"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back into Smoking Cigarettes
"I realised that if I'm going to die from nicotine, I'd rather have it be at age 60 from cancer than 24 from my lungs exploding or whatever."
JUUL Is Responding to Vaping Health Concerns with a Big Ole Shrug
The e-cigarette giant and the federal government aren't reacting quickly enough to signs vaping carries risks, critics charge.
Ten Memorable Moments from a Surprisingly Savage Democratic Debate
Standouts included Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and... Marianne Williamson?
JUUL Pitched Native American Tribes. It Did Not Go Well
"Anytime part of the tobacco industry targets Native tribes, it raises a lot of alarms."
The Strange Convergence of QAnon, Citizen's Arrest, and a Dead Mob Boss
Attempts to right wrongs, real or imagined, can backfire horribly.
A QAnon Believer Allegedly Killed a Mob Boss. Now Gambino Allies Are Getting Arrested.
Months after a 20-something was accused of gunning down the crime family's leader, cops apparently smelled blood.
Forever Warped: On the Beach, at the Tour That Refuses to Die
It was "a funeral where everyone could keep hanging out". For now.
San Francisco's Vape 'Ban' Is Turning Into a War Over JUUL and Wokeness
Both sides are claiming the mantle of harm reduction in a fight with stakes for e-cigs across the country.
Drugs & Crime
The Absurd Theatre of the Modern Cocaine Bust
When a billion dollars worth of coke was seized last week, experts were quick to remind us that it's not going to solve America's drug problem.
Climate Change May Be Spawning Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Put them together with "brain-eating" amoeba and it's shaping up to be a summer from hell.
When a Binding Contract With God Means Staying Silent on Sexual Abuse
Evangelical megachurches are leaning on a favorite tool of corporations to protect themselves from liability in the MeToo era.