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A vape shop in New York City shows a line of flavorings on Jan. 2, 2020. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

E-cig flavors may be more than alluring; they could cause damage themselves

The FDA has banned flavored e-cigarettes that appeal to kids. But new research shows that the danger of flavors could go beyond their appeal to kids. The flavorings themselves could cause damage.
A vitamin E acetate sample during a tour of the Medical Marijuana Laboratory of Organic and Analytical Chemistry at the Wadsworth Center in Albany, New York on Nov. 4, 2019. Hans Pennink/AP Photo

Vitamin E and vaping injuries: What’s safe in your diet is rarely safe in your lungs

A form of vitamin E could be behind recent vaping illnesses and death, as the vitamin was not meant to go into the lungs. Lax oversight of products and supplements only worsens the situation.
A new report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal describes a case of severe, life-threatening airway injury related to vaping that occurred in a Canadian youth. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Popcorn lung: Teen first case of life-threatening vaping injury

As vaping increases among youth, so do the life-threatening lung injuries that accompany it. ‘Popcorn lung’ is the latest.
Research estimates that each year some 15,000 deaths, 90,000 hospital admissions and 240,000 years of life lost are directly attributable to alcohol use. (Shutterstock)

Canada needs an Alcohol Act to address the damage caused by this deadly carcinogen

Alcohol is classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 carcinogen. Our next federal government must step up with an Alcohol Act and a strategy to reduce harms from this recreational drug.

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