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GUMC Study Links Cigarette Packaging to Brain Stimuli

GUMC Study Links Cigarette Packaging to Brain Stimuli

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers found that viewing graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packages stimulates activity in brain areas linked to emotion, decision-making and memory in a study published Feb. 16. The investigation marks the first of its kind to be conducted in young adult smokers. Researchers conducted the[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Limits Lung Cancer Costs

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 based on their efforts to combat the economic and societal impacts of the disease, analyzing air quality, death[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments City News, News
The university has convened a working group to examine a potential main campus smoking ban, which is already in place on the medical campus.

Smoking Ban Efforts Coalesce

Students have created a petition to make the main campus of the university tobacco smoke free, coinciding with the convening of a nonsmoking campus working group March 25 regarding the university’s smoking policy. After the working group’s formation in February, spurred by Assistant Vice President for Benefits and Chief Benefits[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

CVS: A Choice to Emulate

The decision of CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco products in its stores, announced Wednesday, has been touted as an example of corporate responsibility. The choice, which surprised both business executives and public health experts, admirably aims to support the health of CVS customers. The Corp should take note of[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

CVS Eliminates Tobacco Products From Store

With CVS Caremark’s recent announcement that it would discontinue the sale of tobacco products from its stores by Oct. 1, 2014, student smokers may find themselves with fewer options outside the Hilltop, but will still have no problem buying cigarettes at Corp locations across campus. One of the largest pharmacies[Read More…]

by February 11, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Vittles Robbed of Cigarettes

Fifty cartons of cigarettes were stolen from Vital Vittles at 3:37 p.m. Monday, according to the Department of Public Safety. The incident was the fourth in a string of robberies at the on-campus convenience store this school year and the third involving cigarettes. In a public safety alert emailed to[Read More…]

by January 24, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Over $1,500 in Cigarettes Stolen from Vital Vittles

More than $1,500 in cigarettes was stolen from Vital Vittles Dec. 6, according to a Metropolitan Police Department preliminary incident report. The theft was reported to MPD by The Corp’s Chief Executive Officer, Alexander Pon (COL ’12).  According to Pon’s description of the incident to MPD, the suspect went into a storage area at 3:49 p.m. and stole[Read More…]

by December 15, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Lombardi Supports New Smoking Labels

The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center announced its support last week for the new, more graphic warning labels for cigarette packaging required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In a statement, the Lombardi Cancer Center outlined the immediate physical effects of carcinogens as the reason behind its support[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News