The DePaulia

Vaping raises concern among medical community, students amid COVID-19 pandemic


Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2020

People with underlying medical issues or aged 65 and over are statistically more at risk for severe symptoms of COVID-19. But people as young as 20 are also in danger — and this could be made worse by using nicotine inhalants.  Health professionals have raised concerns over the effects of smoking and vap...

Tobacco 21 bill rises from the ashes

Among preventable causes of death, tobacco and nicotine related deaths far surpass that of drug overdose, car/traffic deaths and deaths by gun, including homicide, suicide, accidental shooting and undetermined cause.

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

April 15, 2019

Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Tobacco 21 bill Sunday, April 7, which raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. As Tobacco 21’s most affected age group, some DePaul students say they have mixed feelings about the new law. “I don’t agree with smoking because of t...

Smoker’s remorse: CVS trades short-term profits in the hopes of long-term rewards

(Maggie Gallagher / The DePaulia)

David Byrnes

September 15, 2014

CVS is now a smoke-free zone. As of Sept. 3, the pharmacy and general store no longer sells tobacco products. This move comes on the heels of several nationwide tobacco tax increases, which especially in Chicago, have made it more expensive for suppliers and customers to buy tobacco products. Read...

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