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Is vaping safer? Not for your lungs, says UNC researcher

On Friday, I visited the Marsico Lung Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill to speak with Associate Professor Robert Tarran about his...

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Region 4 Tobacco-Free Alliance meeting confronts youth e-cig use in 11 counties

“He wasn’t just angry or irritable, he was explosive,” said Kelly Kinard of her 15-year-old son, Luka. “Overnight, he turned...

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Mooresville High School holds information night on student vaping

“My focus used to be sports, academics, and Boy Scouts,” said 15-year-old Luka Kinard. “Within a six-month time period I quit...

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Survey: Vapes the most common tobacco product among adolescents

A letter to the editor featured in the New England Journal of Medicine made national headlines on Monday. Titled Adolescent Vaping...

 

Catch your breath: Youth vaping and public health

At the start of the semester last school year, a North Carolina high school teacher recalls sitting in the back...

 

Wrangling smoke: Regulating the billion dollar vape industry

On Oct. 15, 2018, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein submitted a civil investigative demand to Juul Labs “for more...

 

What 1,472 North Carolina teachers had to say about e-cigs

Most Millennials remember anti-smoking campaigns in health education classes, but for the current generation of middle and high schoolers, there’s...

 

How many puffs in a pod? The science of Juuling

Sets of flavored nicotine cartridges in tidy white packaging sit on the wall behind the counter in an unassuming vape...

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Our view: Juul craze fueled by peer pressure

It’s 2018. The age of the influential internet, smartphones, President Donald Trump, a tenacious youth rallying for gun control, Supreme...

 

Front page story: A high school newspaper takes on Juul

“It’s 7:30 a.m. and you’ve just finished getting ready for the school day. As you grab your things and head...