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FDA Is Too Late for JUUL Addicted Teens

FDA Is Too Late for JUUL Addicted Teens

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The FDA will reduce the nicotine levels in cigarettes but they're probably too late for teens addicted to JUULs.

Vaping Effects Don’t Just Go Up in Smoke

Vaping Effects Don’t Just Go Up in Smoke

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Banning vaping in NYU buildings is not enough to address the e-cigarettes craze. NYU should warn students about the effects of vaping and establish resources for e-cigarette addictions.

Juul Electronic Cigarettes: The Biggest New Craze on Campus?

Juul Electronic Cigarettes: The Biggest New Craze on Campus?

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Features

With the increased usage of e-cigarettes comes a new craze: the Juul. NYU students have mixed feelings about one of the biggest e-cigarettes on campus.

Smoking Outside Bobst Doesn’t Make You Cool

Smoking Outside Bobst Doesn’t Make You Cool

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

NYU students walking past Weinstein or Bobst should not have to continue to be confronted daily by toxic hazes of smoke as they walk to school or work.

NYC smoking rates rise as budgets fall

NYC smoking rates rise as budgets fall

By WSN Editorial Board

September 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The smoking rate in NY has risen over the past year.

CVS announcement sets precedent for tobacco industry

CVS announcement sets precedent for tobacco industry

February 6, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In most of the nation’s pharmacies, there is a disturbing paradox with shelves full of health care products on one side and tobacco products on the other. Yesterday, CVS made a bold gamble to remedy this incongruity, resolving to abandon tobacco sales by Oct. 1. This decision seems to be already paying dividends. P...

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

Students, professors split on Bloomberg’s e-cigarette ban

January 29, 2014


Filed under News

As one of his last acts as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law placing a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes at all locations where regular cigarettes are banned. Yet e-cigarette shops have still been opening up around the city. One, The Henley Vaporium, recently set up shop in ...

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

Smoking bill muddles idea of adulthood

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Nearly 18 months after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s infamous proposal to ban large sodas, New York City residents have been confronted with another controversial push for public health. Among other anti-cigarette provisions, the City Council voted to raise the tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21, ...

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

May 1, 2013


Filed under News

  New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley recently proposed increasing the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. If passed, the new regulation would not allow those under 21 to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products. However, it would not prohibit them from being...

Bloomberg pushes for new anti-cigarette law

Bloomberg pushes for new anti-cigarette law

March 26, 2013


Filed under News

  One week after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban was blocked in court, Bloomberg announced a new health initiative, this time in an attempt to further reduce the smoking rate among the city’s youth. The Tobacco Product Display Restriction bill, announced March 18,...