7 Troubling Facts about E-cigarettes

Alex Ross-ReedHealth Resources, Tobacco

  You might have heard about electronic-cigarettes (e-cigs) and vape pens, but there is a lot you might not know about who makes them, what they are made of, and how they are dangerous. Each year, new designs diversify how people consume nicotine.   How they work: The e-cigarette’s battery heats up an atomizer that heats a liquid. This liquid … Read More

Smoking is More Likely to Kill a Person Living with HIV than to Die of an AIDS-Related Illness

Alex Ross-ReedTobacco

Smoking is More Likely to Kill a Person Living with HIV than to Die of an AIDS-Related Illness

NBC news recently reported that smoking is more likely to kill a person living with HIV, than complications associated with HIV, when the person with HIV is taking “cocktail” of HIV medication.   Like many people experiencing discrimination and isolation, people living with HIV smoke much higher rates than the general population.   “A person with HIV who consistently takes … Read More