Aired: January 20, 2017

Up in Smoke

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  • E-Drugs (14 min.)

    With: Michelle Peace (Virginia Commonwealth University)

    The use of e-cigarettes and vaping is growing at a rapid rate. Now drug users are using e-cigarettes to vape illicit drugs. Michelle Peace is part of a team investigating the use of e-cigarettes and illegal drugs. (Right image credit:

  • Menthol Woes (14 min.)

    With: Nadine Kabbani (George Mason university)

    Nadine Kabbani has new research showing that menthol can actually make cigarettes more addictive. This might be having an outsized impact on teen smokers–nearly 50% of them choose menthols over regular cigarettes.

  • Sleepy Teens (12 min.)

    With: Adam Winsler (George Mason University)

    The National Institutes of Health recommend teenagers get around nine hours of sleep a night, but Adam Winsler and his colleagues found teenagers in the nation’s capital are actually getting far less, and the effects can be deadly.

  • Sound Scalpels (12 min.)

    With: Jeff Elias (University of Virginia)

    A new treatment using focused ultrasound can dramatically improve lifestyles for millions of older Americans who experience involuntary tremors. Dr. Jeff Elias recently won FDA approval for the scalpel-free technique he pioneered after a study yielded startling results.

  • The Short Listen: “Like a Breath of Fresh Air”

    We might think the glory days of cigarettes are long over. But new science is revealing a damaging new trend for flavored cigarettes. It might not be long until menthol goes the way of the dodo.

    From With Good Reason, the Short Listen combines compelling interviews with short-form storytelling to bring the best of each week’s episode in around five minutes.

  • How Tobacco Conquered the World

    More people are smoking all around the world — but why?


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