Some further (blog) thoughts on vitamins, the "licensing effect," and cigarettes:

My Jockology column in the Globe and Mail this week offers my top three reasons to stop taking vitamin pills. The ultra-condensed version: They don't work; They might harm you; They'll give you a false sense of invincibility, leading to a binge of health-destroying hedonism. At least, that's what I originally wrote. It got toned down a little in the editing process, unfortunately (i.e. "They don't work" got changed to "They may not work," and the bit about the "binge of health-destroying hedonism" got axed). Still, I hope you'll take a minute to give the piece a read -- and then, if you disagree (or even better, if you agree!), let me know why in the comments section below. One bit of bonus material that also got cut. In addition to the original study on the licensing effect that I describe in the article, the same psychology researchers (from National Sun Yat-Sen Universi...

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