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  1. I think the research currently is very limited, but we are learning more every day. One study I found did compare the effects of vaping on alveoli: "They extracted alveolar macrophages from lung tissue samples provided by eight non-smokers who had never had asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid, a third to different strengths of the artificially vaped condensate with and without nicotine, and a third to nothing for 24 hours. The results showed that the condensate was significantly more harmful to the cells than e-cigarette fluid and that these effects worsened as the ‘dose’ increased. After 24 hours of exposure the total number of viable cells exposed to the vaped condensate was significantly reduced compared to the untreated cells, and condensate containing nicotine exaggerated this effect. Exposure to the condensate increased cell death and boosted production of oxygen free radicals by a factor of 50, and it significantly increased the production of inflammatory chemicals–more so when the condensate contained nicotine."
  2. As a health care professional, I have seen the negative effects of smoking cigarettes... Unless you have an underlying condition, it'll take years for a typical person to develop a chronic lung condition. However vaping seems to be a different beast. Young and otherwise relatively healthy people are developing acute inflammatory lung conditions which are extremely difficult to treat and get on top of. I think it's a misconception that vaping isnt as bad as smoking. We just don't have a full understanding of how it impacts the body. We are learning more every day, but I've told my loved ones to stay away from vaping until we know more.
  3. It shouldn't, but it takes society and especially the government a while to get with the times... There are some people being prescribed heroin now, but I hope they would know that just because they have a prescription for medical heroin, that doesn't mean they can take it with them across the border or into another country.
  4. I wouldn't classify her as a stereotypical "pot head" She uses CBD oil for medicinal purposes and it doesn't have psychotropic effects. That being said, I also don't understand why some people have a hard time realizing that possession of anything related to marijuana will result in a lifetime ban and refused entry. You have to be really ignorant and living under a rock.
  5. Tbh the big three (bell, Rogers, Telus) tend to have relatively similar plans. As do their "cheaper" alternatives (virgin, Fido, Koodo, respectively). I've been with all three big providers and they are also about the same in terms of coverage and service. My recommendation would be for your son to bring his own phone, which compatible with Canadian networks, or buy a cheap phone here. With that he can get a slightly cheaper plan, especially towards the end of the summer when some providers are offering student deals. He's still looking at a monthly bill of 55-80 dollars, depending on what he's looking for in a plan.
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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      I like it as well. The stick in rink patches are a good touch 

    3. logic


      @Tre Mac imagine being a European football supporter

    4. Tre Mac

      Tre Mac

      @logic True, I dont know the price difference but I paid $270 for an authentic EP40 jersey(probably 1/2 off now) the most expensive Chelsea Jersey(just picked a random EPL team) i see is a $200 Vapor Jersey but most are $60.  

  6. My husband and I just moved back to the lower mainland from Calgary. We are both working professionals with great jobs and thankfully have a pretty great combined salary... that being said I don't know if we will ever be able to afford the dream of a detached house with a big yard. We live east of Vancouver, where rent is much cheaper - 2 bed/bath for $1400, but that is much more than we were paying in Calgary, plus it's more expensive living here with higher gas prices, PST, etc. Not a flames fan and the winters can be harsh, but in my opinion, Calgary is great city for young couples/families, which explains why it has the youngest population out of all the major cities in Canada. It has some great restaurants now, a younger overall vibe, and a fair bit to do. Not only are wages typically higher in Calgary, but you can get a gorgeous, detached house for 450-500K - you can't even get a nice condo/townhouse at that price here!!! It's so ridiculous and it can be disheartening sometimes to think that two highly educated professionals with good jobs cannot afford to have their own house.. maybe one day, but I refuse to be house poor as well.. so maybe it's time to rethink the dream of a detached house? Not sure, haven't exactly figured that part out yet. Maybe with interest rates rising things will change. Maybe it's all just wishful thinking.
  7. Sorry not sure how to add the whole article. Here is a little excerpt: When Dr. Stefan Sigalet viewed the replay of a hit that left Elias Pettersson with a concussion last Saturday in Sunrise, Fla., he saw more than the head of the Vancouver Canucks’ prized rookie striking the ice.  He saw reason for additional concern.   “He definitely has a concussion and probably has whiplash and has probably injured his left shoulder,” said Sigalet, a founding practitioner of the Burnaby-based Catalyst Kinetics Group and consulting chiropractor for players in the NHL, CFL, Rugby Canada, MLS and Canadian Olympians.
  8. Anyone else think we should have re-signed Hamhuis considering our history with D injuries through the course of a season, and that he probably would have taken a bit of a discount (signed a pretty great contract with Dallas)?

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    2. Winter Soldier

      Winter Soldier

      Time to move on.

    3. Ryanstorm


      I would have signed him for 3.5 mil. but the role he would have played would have made him not worth 3.5 mil. Edler, Hutton, Hamhuis. You don't want to put Hutton on a bottom pairing when he can be a top 4 next year easily. So that leaves Hamhuis with a big contract on the 3rd pairing. While he would have been good for depth, maybe he will come back in 2 years for cheaper.

    4. ItsMillerTime


      Edler will get injured