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Do cellphone bans work?

New evidence states that cellphone bans have not yet demonstrated an overall decrease in fatal crashes. Whether it be from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) or the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), cellphone use while [...]

June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Tobacco Tax Improves Dental Health of Nonsmokers

Tobacco taxes reduce the likelihood of smoking. This improves the health of smokers and nonsmokers alike. All 50 states and Washington, DC impose a cigarette excise tax that ultimately gets passed on to the consumer through the price of cigarettes. [...]

March 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

2012 Year in Review (Part 3 of 4)

Health Policy   FDA approval for the occurred in 2006. Since then, we have seen a brutal match between public health and legislators on policy over this vaccine. Although the science remains clear, some legislators remain adept at muddying the [...]

December 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Yes, this tax can save your life

Cigarettes kill. There is no doubt in the minds of scientists, clinicians, or even smokers. Armed with that fact, why is it so hard for America to kick the habit? A brief report in the November 29, 2012 NEJM from the Congressional Budget Office [...]

December 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

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