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Clearing the Air on e-Cigarettes

A recent article in the Globe and Mail asked whether electronic cigarettes could save lives in battle against tobacco smoke.  On the face of it, the issue of  e-cigarette availability in Canada is peppered with tough questions.  Are e-cigarettes another smoking cessation tool or are they just about harm reduction for those who can’t kick the habit?  Is vaporizing and inhaling nicotine with a side of propylene glycol instead burning tobacco and inhaling thousands of toxic and carcinogenic chemicals a great way to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease or just a dangerous work-around for addicts who miss smoking indoors? Read More >