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Greg Webb

Exploding E-Cigarettes Another Growing Danger from Vaping

Across the country, hospitals are beginning to report serious injuries from exploding e-cigarettes. A regional burn center in Seattle treated 15 patients from October 2015 to June of 2016. At the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Burn Center, they have […]

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Healthy Alternative? Study Shows E-Cig Vapor Contains Harmful Chemicals

New research on e-cigarettes is revealing more concerns and scientifically based reasons for a more cautious approach to considering the e-cig a “healthier” alternative to traditional cigarettes. A recent study,  published in the Environmental Science and Technology, examined the vapors […]

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Studies Begin to Reveal Dangers of E-Cigarettes

One of the most dangerous things about e-cigarettes is that we do not know how dangerous they might be. In most of the articles I have read about e-cigarettes the conclusion is that it will take time to conduct necessary scientific […]

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Transmission Lever Rollaway Incidents Under Scrutiny After Fatal Jeep Accident

Sometimes it seems that the average person doesn’t really count for much when it comes to big corporations. It takes tragic stories like the crash that injured Tracey Morgan or the recent Jeep malfunction that killed 27-year-old Anton Yelchin to get […]

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Takata Lied for Decades About Airbag Inflators

It is estimated that one of every five cars on the highway has a Takata airbag—that’s more than 100 million vehicles around the world. So far the shrapnel from these exploding airbags has killed 10 people in the US and […]

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Takata’s Latest Airbag Recall Is Largest Auto Safety Defect

  After recalling over 24 million cars so far, Takata is issuing another recall for air bags, making it the largest recall in our history. This week, Takata announced an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to […]

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Philip Morris Finds New Tobacco Delivery System with iQOS

For all the hype about safer alternatives and smoking cessation, tobacco companies are really only interested in maintaining demand for their profitable tobacco products. The surge in popularity of Philip Morris International’s (PMI) newest product, the iQOS, is due to […]

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Virginia Lawmakers Tackle Drone Regulation at the Expense of Localities

The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill that will prohibit towns and cities from deciding how drones will be used in their communities. The bill, which has yet to be signed by the governor, is stirring up concern in Roanoke […]

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Unfriendly Skies – Recreational Drone Usage Creating Problems

Imagine you are at an outdoor festival, enjoying the sites and music, when a drone buzzes into the crowd and injures you. Or that you find yourself on a city street being stalked by a drone that then crashes into […]

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CVS: Example of Corporate Courage, Dumps Big Tobacco and U.S. Chamber

On July 7th, CVS Health Corp announced it was dropping membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to the trade group’s overseas efforts in lobbying against anti-smoking laws.  According to an email statement from CVS spokesman David Palombi,  “CVS’s […]