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Specious Similarities

Vaping looks so much like smoking. Putting something to your mouth, inhaling, and exhaling a cloud. This leads many people to jump to the erroneous conclusion that the physical processes involved might be similar, too. Even scientists trying to measure

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Public Preview

We do Public Review¬†to point out flaws and misconceptions that the original authors and peer review missed. But still, there often is a lot of time, energy, and money wasted. Wouldn’t it be better to avoid that in the first

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Crippling Control

Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) often provide rather reliable and reproducible results. Thus they are considered the Gold standard. They are very useful when you want to evaluate a few clearly defined distinct options. Like the efficacy of medical therapies. The

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Beneficial Bias

With internet surveys the authors usually caution that the results are not representative for the population. Not even for all vapers. That certainly is true. But does this limit the validity and applicability of the collected data? Only if you

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Definition of “Cessation”

This is one point that I often find very confusing. When I say “I stopped smoking” I mean literally: “I stopped inhaling burned tobacco smoke”. And the answer often is: “No you didn’t, you are still inhaling nicotine”. And it

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You Don’t Know Nicotine

A documentation in the making. About common misconceptions that have been around for so long that they are considered "common knowledge" even among scientists. But what are real scientific facts and what are just myths?

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