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The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska

The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska

Update: 2019-10-2847
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When John Steffen died, his family had little doubt that a lifetime of cigarette smoking was to blame. Then, the Nebraska Department of Health got an unusual tip.

Today, we begin a two-part series on the promise and the peril of vaping. Guest: Julie Bosman, a national correspondent for The New York Times, spoke with Kathleen Fimple and her daughter, Dulcia Steffen, in Omaha, Nebraska. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

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Kristen Wieber

okay vaping was not the sole reason he's dead. vaping accelerated it for sure but no the "box" is not the /sole/ reason that was some ignorant shit to say.

Oct 30th
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Monk S

So it took them 2/3 of the way through the cast to say that the issue isn't vaping in general? And using a single, anecdotal case, as evidence good enough to link nicotine vaping to lung damage/disease? I'm pretty sure a high school journalism course would say there is no story here, except a single supporting data point.

Oct 28th
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The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska

The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska