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Opinion: Banning Bad Behavior Feels Good — But Does It Work?

The FDA recently announced it is working toward banning menthol cigarettes and flavored mass-produced cigars. The reaction to the menthol ban broke down along familiar lines. Some people are in favor, believing the ban will improve health outcomes of certain groups who tend to use these products. According to the Center for Disease Control, 85 percent

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Opinion: Organized Crime, Corruption, Politics and the Mob Museum

Since both my father and grandfather fought organized crime during their police careers, I have always had an interest in the subject. That being the case, ever since I have heard that the Mob Museum opened in Las Vegas, I have been planning to visit. In addition, I had several papers, photos, audio tapes, and

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Opinion: The Double Standard for Nicotine and Cannabis

The U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote on a historic measure to end federal prohibition on cannabis. Ironically, just as the public and political leaders realize the folly of prohibiting cannabis, we are rushing toward a new prohibition with many of the same pitfalls. Prohibiting nicotine vapor is unjustified by all the science so

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