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By CASAColumbia

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are not the magic cure-all that they’ve been made out to be.


Legalizing marijuana may put our children in danger, according to a May 28 article in Time Magazine. CASAColumbia’s Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. Jayaram Srinivasan, wrote a letter to the editor applauding the magazine for drawing attention to this fact. In it he outlined the perils of legalization. 

By CASAColumbia

It's no secret that electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes), which deliver nicotine, are just another vehicle to addiction.

Those who view e-cigarettes as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes are overlooking the important fact that e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug.

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