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Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Surgery; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

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Health Policy | Public Health | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Substance Abuse and Addiction


An editorial by UMass Medical School public health experts calls for legislators and policymakers to take bold action on gun control, similar to the recent ban in Massachusetts on vaping products in response to lung illnesses in vaping device and e-cigarette users.


public health, gun control, vaping, bans, epidemics

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Goldberg RJ, Lapane K, Lemon S, Hirsh MP. The Smoking Gun: Can We Do for Gun Control What We Are Doing to Control the Vaping and E-Cigarettes Epidemic? Med Care. 2020 Jan;58(1):1-3. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001251. PubMed PMID: 31764480. Link to article on publisher's website

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Medical care

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