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Understanding the appeal: Urban student cigarette usage rises 83.8%

Orla Meehan, Editor in Chief, Creative November 18, 2021

Reports from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that cigarettes cause more than 480,000 deaths per year in the US. According to the 2020 Health Initiative for Peer Education (HIPE) survey, 31.8%...

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor October 25, 2018

With the approval of Proposition E, San Francisco leads the United States in a fight against Big Tobacco by halting flavored tobacco sales throughout the entire city. On June 5, 2018, San Francisco...

New anti-smoking campaigns use shock value to target teens’ tobacco use

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer May 8, 2014

A woman looks at the camera, rasping through a prominent hole in her throat. She takes the viewer through her morning routine: Putting in her teeth, putting on a wig, and placing a walnut sized hands-free...

Allure of e-cigarettes at odds with rising hospitalization rates, other health concerns, experts say

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer May 8, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are trendy, but their impact may be more serious than their sweet and innocuous flavors imply. E-cigarettes are being marketed as a tool to quit smoking and a safer alternative...

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