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Why Electronic Cigarettes Are Bad for the Community's Health
July 8, 2014
There has been a lot in the media recently about electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes, hookah pens and vape pens.

The Healthy Outlook column offers information about a wide range of health issues affecting you, your family and your community. Under the leadership of Dr. David Pepper, the series features professional staff from Contra Costa Health Services and covers a wide range of topics, including illness prevention, specific diseases, seasonal maladies, environmental health and much more. It is published by the Contra Costa Times.

July 2, 2014 Courteous Pool Hygiene is Key to Preventing Recreational Waterborne Illness
June 11, 2014 When in Tick County, Take Care to Avoid Lyme Disease
April 25, 2014 How to Treat Bee and Wasp Stings—and When to See a Doctor
April 15, 2014 Breathe Easier: Proper Medication and Avoiding Triggers is Key to Living with Asthma
April 1, 2014 Healthy Choices Can Help Seniors Live Longer, Healthier Lives
March 26, 2014 Accurate Vaccine Information Essential for Our Children's Health, Community's Health
February 28, 2014 Diet Soda, Fruit Juices are Also Bad for Your Teeth
January 7, 2014 Monitoring Screen Time Helps Combat Childhood Obesity, and Improve Family Life Too
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Dr. David Pepper is a family physician with Contra Costa Health Services. He has practiced medicine for more than two decades and holds a wide range of expertise. Send your column idea to

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