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GU Med Professor Pens Article on Juul Labs Merger

By Riley Rogerson September 19, 2019

An article examining the motivations behind the pending merger between cigarette company Altria and e-cigarette company Juul Labs was released by Georgetown University School of Medicine professor of oncology...

Love Letter to the Witch Who Lives Under the Road Between Regents and Reiss

Love Letter to the Witch Who Lives Under the Road Between Regents and Reiss

By Matteo Lauto and Matteo Lauto October 26, 2018

Dear Witch Who Lives Under The Road Between Regents and Reiss, What’s cooking? No, literally, what you are cooking down there? There’s always this unhealthy amount of steam coming from the manhole,...

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize Health, End Corp Tobacco Sales

By Casey Kozak October 19, 2018

The harmful effects of tobacco, as well as the addictive nature of nicotine, have been known since the early 1950s. The danger of second-hand smoke has been clear since the ’90s. Yet Georgetown University...


Debunking Common Drug Myths

By Olivia Jimenez February 23, 2018

Myth #1: It’s too late to quit cigarettes — the damage is already done. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have quit smoking see improvements regardless of how...


Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers

By Alexandra Brunjes February 22, 2018

Although Georgetown University can often feel like a bubble, its students are not immune to fluctuating trends in vaping and use of cigarettes. While cigarette use among teenagers is at an all-time...

6 Things I Learned About Georgetown While Abroad

6 Things I Learned About Georgetown While Abroad

By Mike Radice and Mike Radice June 21, 2017

Did I mention I studied abroad? Step off of the Hilltop and outside of the Georgetown Bubble, and you will find many things to learn, do and see. The decision to "study" abroad was undoubtedly one of...

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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) passed a package of legislation targeting tobacco use in the District this week.

District Passes Tobacco Bill

By Simon Carroll December 2, 2016

The legal age to purchase tobacco products will increase from 18 to 21 after Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21...

The senate approved a studentwide referendum on making campus smoke-free, extending the nonsmoking areas across main campus.

GUSA Senate Approves Smoke-Free Referendum

By Paula Hong October 25, 2016

The main campus of Georgetown University took another step toward becoming smoke-free, as the Georgetown University Student Association senate voted 26-0 Sunday to hold a studentwide referendum in...

EDITORIAL: Smoking Ban Needs Nuance

By Editorial Board October 18, 2016

Since the beginning of October, two students, Mac Williams (NHS ’17) and Georgetown University Student Association Senator Henry Callander (COL ’18) launched a petition to hold a student-wide referendum...

DC Limits Lung Cancer Costs

By Tom Garzillo November 18, 2014

Washington, D.C., is the second-best place in the country at combatting the costs of lung cancer, according to the financial website Wallethub. Wallethub ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia...

Study: Pictures Deter Smokers

By Deirdre Collins September 30, 2014

Research from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Research Center found that pictorial warnings are more effective at dissuading cigarette usage than messages containing only text, according to a study released...

When Colleges Play Parent

By The Editorial Board November 15, 2012

Independence is a critical aspect of college education, and universities should be cautioned against stunting that development by playing the role of parents. A frequent if unintended consequence for students...

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