E-cigarettes ‘help more smokers quit’ – BBC News

The UK seems to have fully embraced vaping. Meanwhile, in the Freedom-loving U.S.A., they’re doing their best to demonize and regulate it do death.

 

The rise in popularity of e-cigarettes in the UK appears to be helping more smokers successfully quit smoking, say researchers.

Source: E-cigarettes ‘help more smokers quit’ – BBC News

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Teen vaping is not what you think it is, researchers say – The Washington Post

“In conclusion, the majority of US youth who use vaporizers and e-cigarettes do not vape nicotine,” the researchers wrote. “This finding challenges many common assumptions and practices, and points to the need for vaporizer-specific research to assess and ultimately regulate the public health threat of vaporizers.”

Source: Teen vaping is not what you think it is, researchers say – The Washington Post

‘Policing for profit’: South Carolina cops have raked in $23 million in property seizures in 5 years

Civil asset forfeiture has become increasingly controversial in recent years, as we’ve seen several stories of law enforcement officials abusing their authority to seize suspects’ property that they allege was involved in a crime.

South Carolina news station WYFF 4 reports that police departments in the state have raked in an estimated $22.7 million in property seizures over the last five years alone.

This estimate earned South Carolina a “D-” grade from the Institute for Justice, a group that advocates against abuse of the civil forfeiture system.

“South Carolina is more focused on policing for profit, taking money off the streets, than it is for arresting bad guys and getting drugs off the street,” Institute for Justice managing attorney Lee McGrath told WYFF 4. “A person does not need to be charged or even convicted of a crime to lose their property. You can be acquitted of a charge in criminal court, but still lose your property through civil forfeiture.”

Source: ‘Policing for profit’: South Carolina cops have raked in $23 million in property seizures in 5 years