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E-cigarettes and a new threat: How to dispose of them

E-cigarettes may be hotly debated, but one thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.

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Heart attack risk doubles for daily e-cigarette users

Vaping provides no improvement over regular cigarettes, study finds.

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Multimillion-dollar grant brings nicotine and cannabis policy center to campus

The new center positions UC Merced and the San Joaquin Valley as leaders in public health.

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Hardcore smokers are softening over time

“Even smokers with the greatest psychological distress can be reached and helped to quit,” says UCSF's Stanton Glantz.

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UC appoints new class of Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Student Fellows

Awardees from each of the 10 campuses will work to promote healthier communities via tobacco control.

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How safe is vaping?

While public acceptance has grown, more research is needed on health effects.

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New evidence that e-cigarettes may harm your heart

Cardiac risk factors reported in smokers found in e-cig users.

Researchers Pin Wang (left) and Antoine Snijders investigate blood cells collected from mice exposed to thirdhand smoke.

Thirdhand smoke affects weight, blood cell development

Berkeley Lab-led study adds to evidence that smoke's lingering residue could be harmful.

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Vapers beware: 10 things to know about e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes may have special appeal to young people, but that doesn’t mean they are safe.

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One minute of secondhand marijuana smoke impairs cardiovascular function

UCSF finds that effects are like tobacco’s, but last three times longer.