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Switching from smoking to glo significantly reduces exposure to toxicants
Clinical studies by scientists at British American Tobacco indicate that when smokers switched completely from conventional cigarettes to glo, their exposure to certain harmful chemicals was significantly reduced.
Family Medicine and Community Health Journal volume 6, issue number 1 publishes
The February 2018 issue includes an editorial, five original research articles and two Qualitative Exploration articles addressing various topics in family medicine in both China and internationally.

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