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Two more deaths linked to vaping in Indiana

Two more deaths linked to vaping in Indiana

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 15, 2019

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed two additional deaths due to lung related injuries related to vaping.  Indiana now has three cases of vaping related deaths this year.  ISDH is currently investigating 75 individuals ...

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

FDA, CDC warn of vaping risks after third confirmed death

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

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 began vaping because all three of his roommates vaped and he was heavily exposed to it. Eventua...

Vaping is lame

Vaping is lame

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editior

April 12, 2018

As I walk out of work on a cloudy 30-degree afternoon I walk past a pair of smokers leaning against a wall in my path. I think to myself “God, a cigarette sounds nice.” I have never been a habitual smoker. A pack will last me several months as I continually forget I even have one. The cold weat...

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