E-cigarettes get touted as a lesser evil to smoking. But when it comes to young people and respiratory conditions, the air gets murkier. First published in Allergic Living magazine; to subscribe click here. SMOKING rates may be on the decline, but the use of e-cigarettes – those little devices that often contain nicotine and flavored vapor – is rapidly growing. Particularly among teens and younger adults, the popularity is skyrocketing. But are they safer than traditional cigarettes?
The newly elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, Doug Ford, will stop by CBC's Metro Morning to speak with guest host David Common today.The former city councillor and businessman came out on top Saturday following an abbreviated leadership race sparked by the resignation of Patrick Brown earlier this year.In his first week of campaigning, Ford has already made it clear that he has his sights set on defeating Premier Kathleen Wynne in June's provincial election.
UPDATE: An Ontario judge has ruled against an injunction to extend the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race. The question of whether the deadline for voting in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race should be extended is now in the hands of a judge, who is expected to make his decision Friday evening. The last-ditch hearing came amid complaints from members about problems casting their online ballots. The deadline for voting was noon ET today.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".