Sep. 18 2018

How Tobacco Impacts the LGBTQ+ Community

For years, the LGBTQ+ community have struggled with public acceptance and social stigma.  Conditions are slowly improving in our society, but unfortunately LGBTQ+ people still struggle with discrimination today. This added stress often leads people to pick up cigarette smoking as a method to cope.[1] Stress from social stigma is just one of the reasons […]

Sep. 12 2018

Youth and E-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. E-cigarettes have a battery, a heating element and a place to hold e-liquid. Most e-liquids contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive chemical.[1] As the e-cigarette industry continues to evolve, one device known as JUUL has become extremely popular among youth.[2] JUUL has become a prevalent topic on social media […]