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Published: Sunday, July 27 2014 9:05 a.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

Works for drinking and driving, too. Yet strangely no tax, ban or restriction works with guns.


So this is interesting, but a bit of a stretch. Surely there is no direct link.

Sandy, UT

"Report Links Cloudy Full-Moon Nights to Water Shortages" could be a comparative headline. Once again, correlation doesn't automatically mean causation. No doubt smoking tobacco is a very dangerous and deleterious activity, but I'm not sure we need Super Nanny drawing rash conclusions and justifying even more government intervention and control over our lives.

Holladay, UT

Sounds like more climate science from the left,


Does the left really believe in science or just their beliefs?

Of course this grounded in real science.

When person participates in addictive and destructive behaviors they will be far more likely to commit suicide or attempt it.

It is not just science it is common sense

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Correlation is not causation.

This is a classic example of junk science being used to push an agenda.

Just because a source reports something, that does not mean it is valid, or newsworthy, or worth repeating in the Deseret News.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

Didn't they once say that canned food caused cancer. A grain of salt. A tidbit of nothing.

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