Post Tagged with: "smoking"


GU Med Professor Pens Article on Juul Labs Merger

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 David Levy on Sept. 4 amid national conversation surrounding the possible dangers of flavored e-cigarettes. In the merger, Altria, the producer[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Prioritize Health, End Corp Tobacco Sales

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 and Students of Georgetown, Inc. — commonly known as the Corp — have not yet made changes[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Debunking Common Drug Myths

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 long they have been smoking . The body begins the healing process just 20 minutes after an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, The Guide

Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers

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 low, the number of students vaping is skyrocketing, which may cause cigarette use to increase again. Georgetown is[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
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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

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 Amendment Act on Nov. 29. The legislation, initially introduced in 2015 by Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), Mary Cheh[Read More…]

by December 2, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The senate approved a studentwide referendum on making campus smoke-free, extending the nonsmoking areas across main campus.

GUSA Senate Approves Smoke-Free Referendum

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 December on the issue. The referendum, to be held Dec. 1, will present students with three options: in support of a smoke-free[Read More…]

by October 25, 2016 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Smoking Ban Needs Nuance

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 to ban any type of smoking on campus. The Smoke Free Georgetown petition itself is very short, with the simple description[Read More…]

by October 18, 2016 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - 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

Study: Pictures Deter Smokers

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 on Sept. 14 in “Nicotine and Tobacco Research”. Spearheaded by Darren Mays, assistant professor of oncology at the Georgetown University Medical[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

When Colleges Play Parent

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 resisting this type of paternalism, however, is that they can find themselves defending the right to activities that may be[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments Opinion