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Two new studies are bursting the bubble about the value of screening men for prostate cancer. from www.shutterstock.com

Prostate cancer testing: has the bubble burst?

Two major studies cast doubt on the value of screening for prostate cancer, yet it continues regardless.
Like a mound of termites, tobacco control policies are eating away at smoking in ways we’re not always conscious of. from www.shutterstock.com

The policy termites slowly eating out the foundations of smoking

Tobacco control policies, like advertising bans, are not top of people's minds as a reason for quitting smoking. But they create a climate where fewer people want to smoke, with great success.
Roll-your-own tobacco contains more additives than factory made cigarettes. So let’s not kid ourselves it’s safer. from www.shutterstock.com

Busting the myth that roll-your-own tobacco has fewer additives

Roll-your-own tobacco contains additives to stop it from drying out. So, it's hardly a "natural" or "healthier" alternative to factory made cigarettes.