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Can Vaping Really Help You Quit Smoking?

Vaping is almost certainly less harmful to your health than smoking cigarettes, since it doesn’t contain bits of burned-up tobacco leaf (the cancer-causing “tar” in cigarettes). But if that fact leads smokers to start vaping, but then they don’t quit smoking, what good was the vaping?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Bestival to debut drug testing facilities in harm reduction efforts

In an effort to widen their harm reduction measures, Bestival will be introducing drug testing facilities at their 2018 event. Taking place in Dorset, England, the British festival will allow attendees to test their drugs for purity and added substances without the fear of legal repercussions. This takes place after the passing away of 25-year-old […]

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British law student dies after consuming lethal dose of MDMA at Big Weekend festival

A student recently passed away at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival in Hull, England, after consuming a lethal dose of MDMA. 21-year-old Callum Gill hid the drug in capsules and subsequently passed away after taking about 2,313mg of the Class A drug — over 500mg past into the drug’s toxic range.Gill, who was weeks away from […]

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Looks can be deceiving: only 60% of ‘Molly’ capsules actually contain MDMA

One should always expect a certain degree of risk if choosing to purchase and consume street drugs. A new study by the Journal of Pychopharmacology has found that when it comes to the ever-popular substance “Molly (MDMA),” that risk is considerably larger than what many of its consumers think.Of 529 caps sampled within the study taken […]

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