The Vermont Cynic

With the help of sticky notes, student overcomes nicotine addiction

Sophomore Josh De Velis sits in front of his window of sticky notes that reads, “Nic Free Official,” Jan. 23. Ninety nine percent of tobacco users start smoking before the age of 26, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

January 28, 2020

With the help of blue sticky notes on the window of his suite, a sophomore managed to quit his nicotine addiction. The window of sophomore Josh De Velis’ Living/Learning Center suite displayed a tally of how many days he had gone without nicotine. His actions were intended to keep himself accou...

Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Mint Juul pods from Garcia’s Tobacco Shop on Church Street spill out of the box. “There’s really been an epidemic in vaping, specifically Juuling, among high schoolers, and high schoolers coming into college,” said Parker Holloway, program coordinator of Living Well.

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 3, 2019

Starting Sept. 1, people under the age of 21 will no longer be able to buy tobacco products, including Juuls and vapes, in the state of Vermont. Known as “Tobacco 21,” this law was signed into effect by Gov. Phil Scott in May in an effort to reduce tobacco and e-cigarette use among youth in Vermont,...

Dude, where’s my Juul?

Dude, where's my Juul?

Olivia Stafford

December 10, 2018

The company Juul was created to help people quit smoking cigarettes, but the product has become a dangerous trend. While the Food and Drug Administration has begun cracking down on this issue by banning flavors kids enjoy, more action needs to be taken to educate kids about the risks of Juul. Accor...

Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus

Head in the clouds: an inside look at Juul use on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 5, 2018

The first time Zoe Silverman, a first-year, hit a Juul, she was 16. When it was offered to her, she didn’t think twice. Two years later, Silverman abandoned her  own Juul before coming to UVM because it was a waste of money, she said. Students on UVM’s campus have mixed feelings over vaping,...

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