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  • E-Cigarettes and Vaping - The Growing Hazardous Plume for P/C Insurers

    By Tim Fletcher | Sep 25, 2019 | English

    Recent headlines are sobering: At least 530 confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related illness in 38 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with seven deaths. While relatively small numbers at present, a huge pool of potential victims exists within the...

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  • Smokeless Fuels the Tobacco Debate

    By Ross Campbell | May 17, 2018 | English | Français

    More than ever, people are shunning tobacco. In England, adult smoking prevalence fell to 15.5% in 2016. Although smoking is declining worldwide, it is on the rise in Eastern Mediterranean and African regions. Despite its dwindling popularity in many...

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  • Why Hookah Pipes Aren’t a Healthier Way to Smoke

    By Ross Campbell | Jun 19, 2016 | English

    Shisha lounges, where people smoke hookah waterpipes, may be growing in popularity in some countries, following restrictions on tobacco smoking in public areas. Many people incorrectly believe smoking this way is less harmful than using cigarettes, especially...

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  • Can People Be Helped to Quit Smoking?

    By Ross Campbell | May 29, 2016 | English

    E-cigarettes are often sold as an alternative to regular cigarettes that can help smokers quit because they are supposedly a healthier substitute for tobacco. Despite e-cigarettes lacking the majority of substances known to cause smoking-related diseases,...

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