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Is It Fair to Regulate E-Cigarettes?

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Just by reading the title, it may seem to you that this article is biased -- and written to encourage the use of e-cigarettes. Well, it is not! I've written this article to discuss why this smokeless non-tobacco cigarette should be regulated like an usual cigarette.

I assume most of you have ample understanding about what an e-cigarette is and how it works. But I'm touching your knowledge base again, so that I could explain things in a better way.

E-cigarettes are an electronic -- battery-operated -- device that is intended to produce a sensation of smoking. They are smokeless and tobacco-free; don't deliver carbon monoxide or tars by burning tobacco leaves like usual cigarettes. Instead, they deliver smokers a hit of chemicals in vapor form. This vapor is a mixture of nicotine, propylene glycol, water, flavors, and other chemicals.
Over the past decade, e-cigarettes have rushed from a niche product to a booming market of nearly $2 billion a year. The manufacturers of e-ci…

Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress

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Anxiety and stress often come with an uncomfortable condition or a problem that anyone can find it difficult to deal with, but they usually go away when the individual manages the situation or solves the problem. If you are a human, it's natural that you'll time to time feel anxious, nervous, or worried depending on itchy situations and problems you face; you don't need to continue any medications or remedies for that. However, if you are feeling anxious without reasons and your worries persist, then you may probably have a type of anxiety disorder; as a pharmacist, I believe it's best for you to consult with a psychiatrist immediately, because you may need medications as well.

As psychiatric drugs often cause severe side effects, such as personality changes, decreased sexual desire, sleep disorders, drug dependence, mode sewing, and depression, many people who seek help for anxiety often consider antipsychotic medications as a last option. However, if you are looking …