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Duquesne students struggle to find places to smoke

Duquesne students struggle to find places to smoke

By Shivani Gosai | Assistant Opinions Editor  Last Thursday, a student-wide email was sent out from Dr. Douglas Frizzell, the vice president of Duquesne student life, reminding everyone of the campus smoking policy. The email was sent out due to a recent complaint of students smoking near the Towers Hall air vents, resulting in smoke […]

Professor uses grant to help smokers quit

Professor uses grant to help smokers quit

Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke A Duquesne professor recently received a $4,000 grant to continue her efforts to help local smokers quit. Tobacco Free Allegheny, whose goal is to eliminate tobacco use in the county, awarded the grant to Jamie McConaha, an assistant pharmacy professor. McConaha hosts a four-week group class to assist tobacco […]

DU puts ban on E-cigarettes

DU puts ban on E-cigarettes

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Electronic cigarettes are now banned from Duquesne buildings, school officials announced this week. Students and faculty who use electronic cigarettes will now be subject to the same restrictions as traditional smokers. Smoking is prohibited in all buildings and recreational areas, including Rooney Field. Anyone wishing to smoke, electronically […]

Ad campaign aimed to spook smokers

By Sam Leon|Student Columnist We’re being scared smokeless. In the past two years, the CDC, or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has taken a strong approach to anti-smoking advertising. It has released several installments of its personal, engaging campaign named “Tips From Former Smokers.” The commercials feature real people—often chronically and seriously sick […]

Smoking age changes in New York

By Addie Smith | Sports Editor The state of New York has always been on the cusp of breakthroughs. They were one of the first states to legalize same-sex marriage and New York City imposed a tax on sodas to discourage people from buying them. Now, one of the nation’s most innovative cities is at it again […]