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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...

Actions speak louder than words

Graphic by Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Helen Stransky

April 11, 2017

On the early morning of April 4, chemical warfare ensued in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. Witnesses of the attack reported seeing bombs dropped from war planes. Upon impact, the nerve agent caused a large yellow cloud—immediately stinging the eyes of people nearby. "It was like a winter fog," a witness rec...