Why Americans Should Be Alarmed Over the Use of E-Cigarettes
Humans have been smoking tobacco for a long time. But the popularity of tobacco cigarettes took off in the U.S. during WWI, when they were given out freely. By the middle of the 20th Century, close to 60% of men were smoking cigarettes. When the evidence overwhelmingly showed that cigarettes caused not only cancer but […]
E-Cigarettes: What We Know, What We Need to Learn
In 2014 with vaping newly on the rise, Dr. Laura Crotty Alexander joined us to talk about the potential health risks. Five years later, we revisit the topic to see how the research is bearing out how e-cigarettes and their usage has evolved. Dr. Alexander shares a physician’s view of the specific dangers of vaping. […]
What is in the Air We Breathe?
“What we do in my group is we zoom in on the aerosols.” Vicki Grassian and her team look at aerosols at a microscopic level to determine their impact on our health and our climate. Aerosols can be mineral dust and sea spray from the ocean or created by human activity or stem from any […]