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FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death
September 16, 2019

When Taylor Benge first came to USI he had never smoked a cigarette in his life.  However, as Benge’s freshmen year carried on, he slowly picked up on the risky habit. The environmental science major...

Tobacco policy “covers everyone on campus”

Tobacco policy “covers everyone on campus”
April 16, 2018

The smell of burning tobacco greeted senior Natalie DeClue as she stepped out of her car on a clear April afternoon. The education major has seen the campus landscape change during her four years at...

E-cigarettes smoke up campus despite policy

E-cigarettes smoke up campus despite policy
November 5, 2013

Steve Bequette dipped tobacco for several years. When he played baseball, dipping was part of the sport. It was also easier to dip in a vehicle during his law enforcement days, before he came to USI...

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