The Vermont Cynic

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...

Juul, but use common sense

Juul, but use common sense

Staff Editorial

December 5, 2018

Growing up, we were all told not to smoke. It would make us wheeze, turn our lungs black, give us cancer. Cigarettes were a relic of the past. Now, few of us can be caught flicking a lighter during a smoke break. We’re puffing away discreetly: Juuling. Look around on campus and you’ll see it — in the l...

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,...

Study analyzes link between nicotine and addiction

Study analyzes link between nicotine and addiction

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

September 11, 2017

New research shows that lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes may lead to reduced addiction and dependency on the drug. Completed in April 2016,  the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health at UVM  studied the effects of lower nicotine levels in cigarettes and addiction in vulnerable populations....

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