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vaping truth

September 21, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The Truth about Vaping: Podcast Episode 9

  Sitting at a red light, you notice a large plume of vapor exuding from the car next to you. A slight creme brûlée smell hits your nose. That’s when you notice that the person puffing this sweet-smelling vapor appears to be a teenager. This episode of UNC Health Talk explores vaping through the lenses…

Addiction, Adolescent Health, Health, Lung Disease, Tobacco

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e-cigarette in a backpack emitting smoke

March 21, 2018

What You Need to Know About Your Teens and Vaping

E-cigarettes are too new to fully understand their side effects, but we know they’re not good for your kids.

Addiction, Teenagers, Tobacco

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Martini glass filled with sand

December 27, 2017

Should You Take a “Dry January”?

Quitting drinking cold turkey for 30 days can result in some immediate health benefits, but it’s not a safe step for heavy drinkers.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Wellness

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Opioid painkillers prescription bottle

December 15, 2017

Prescribed Opioid Painkillers? Ask These Questions

Ask your doctor these questions so you can minimize pain and your risk of addiction.

Addiction, Pain

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Illustrated image of extinguished cigarette

November 16, 2017

Trying to Quit Smoking, Again

Like most people, Kathie Reeves has tried multiple times to give up cigarettes. With help from UNC, she’s hoping this time works.

Addiction, Diabetes, Health, Wellness

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