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The Ongoing Battle Over the World’s Most Deadly Drug

Published: June 1, 2011

In the 1920s Edward Bernays used the new art of public relations (of which he was a founding father) to tailor advertising to people’s psychological needs. It was a revolutionary and effective approach. One of his successes was to link cigarette smoking in women to their newfound empowerment. Bernays hired women to march publicly – while smoking read more »

Ask Dr. Doug: The Link Between Smoking and ED

Published: June 3, 2010

I was surprised that per researchers the cause of ED in smokers is still so unclear. There is speculation about plaques in the blood vessels and/or hormones, but I think of a third possibility. Smoking causes vaso-constriction. This is why some plastic surgeons often won’t do face-lifts in smokers. The results tend to be lousy if the blood supply read more »

Buying Erectile Dysfunction at the 7-11

Published: June 1, 2010

For young men, cigarette smoking still manages a certain allure. Despite the government’s attempts to censor tobacco company ads aimed at minors, young people are still smoking in un-healthy numbers. Per the National Youth Tobacco Survey 12% of middle school kids, and over a third of high school students used some form of tobacco in the month before read more »