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E-cigarettes are not a safer option

E-cigarettes are not a safer option

Donald Escamilla Jr.

September 24, 2019

The American Vaping Association loves to defend their products as a “healthy” or “safer” substitute for smoking cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are not a healthy substitute to regular smoking. The only difference between the two cigarettes is that one requires a lighter and the other requires...

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the ‘Vape Nation’

A change in perspective: How this generation has turned into the 'Vape Nation'

Katrina Clements

November 20, 2017

In the last 20 years, smoking prevalence among teens and adults has declined. As of 2016, teen smoking has hit a record low of 11 percent, compared to 1997 when teen smoking was at an all-time high of 35 percent according to the National Center for Policy Analysis. According to The Center for Disea...

Smoking banned in name only

April 7, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Eleven months after UTSA enacted a tobacco and smoke free campus policy to promote a healthier campus environment, cigarette butts continue to litter the grounds as students smoke in unofficial smoking areas. Section 9.36 of UTSA’s Handbook of Operating Pr...

Future of UTSA research donor uncertain amid controversy

April 30, 2013

Will Tallent / The Paisano The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has found itself in a series of scandals that have resulted in new regulations making their way through the Texas Legislature, and the Institute’s future remains unclear as the Legislature has not...

Editorial: Ban on tobacco should go up in smoke

April 9, 2013

UTSA’s smoking policy is slated for change. The University recently moved forward in supporting a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus.The proposed policy explains beginning June 1, 2013 smokers will be allowed only on surface parking lots excluding, Ximenes Avenue lot, Ford Avenue lot, Laurel Villa...