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NYU Study Suggests Vaping Increases Risk of Cancer and Heart Diseases

NYU Study Suggests Vaping Increases Risk of Cancer and Heart Diseases

By Mariana Castro and Christine Lee

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

While the number of young people smoking e-cigrattes continues to rise, a new study released by NYU researchers shows how these smokers may be jeopardizing their health. The study, which exposed lab rats to 12 straight weeks of nicotine vapor, suggests smokers may be at an increased risks of heart disease and cancer.

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.

Tobacco-free initiative struggles to spark among students

Tobacco-free initiative struggles to spark among students

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Following up on NYU's Purple Dot anti-smoking campaign.

Tobacco-free initiative clears the air

Tobacco-free initiative clears the air

By Disha Gupta, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Features

NYU Student Senators Council recently launched the tobacco-free initiative to create a cleaner environment on campus.

University should strengthen smoking policy

University should strengthen smoking policy

By Matthew Tessler, Contributing Columnist

October 15, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The fight against smoking must continue relentlessly, starting with NYC and NYU officials supporting anti-smoking efforts.

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.

Group hopes to overturn e-cigarette ban

Group hopes to overturn e-cigarette ban

March 31, 2014


Filed under News

The New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment filed a lawsuit on March 25 in the New York County Supreme Court to overturn the ban on electronic cigarettes — one of Michael Bloomberg’s last acts as mayor. Audrey Silk, founder of NYC CLASH, said the Clean Air Act was original...

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, ...

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

New York City to raise age to purchase tobacco

November 4, 2013


Filed under News

The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Ma...

New York City raises legal age for tobacco purchases

New York City raises legal age for tobacco purchases

November 4, 2013


Filed under News

The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Mayor Mic...

E-cigarettes need federal regulation to reach right consumers

E-cigarettes need federal regulation to reach right consumers

September 30, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The electronic cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society, as just last year, the number of students using the device doubled. E-cigarettes are a form of electronic vaporizer which imitate the process of smoking. Commonly known as vaping, smoking e-cigarettes do not have the harmful side effects of smoking regular ciga...

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