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Thursday, October 23rd

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Thomas Menino (Hon.’01), director of BU’s Initiative on Cities, signs copies of his recent book, Mayor for a New America, during an event at the Castle October 16. Menino was mayor of Boston from 1993 to 2013. Photo by Cydney Scott

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e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizer, vaping View Series

Behind the Vapor

In less than a decade, e-cigarettes have gone from being marketed as a safe, tobacco-free alternative to conventional cigarettes to a rapidly expanding, wildly controversial, and largely unregulated $3 billion global industry that has health officials, policy makers, and researchers scrambling to learn one thing: how safe are they?

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Where to go to dance, dine, listen to music, or whatever—after dark.

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