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FDA issues warning letter to Juul Labs

The FDA has issued a health warning against Juuls, electronic cigarettes about which there has been little long-term studies.

Abby Fleming '20, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to Juul Labs about their advertising practices and ordered them to make changes in a letter sent on Sept. 9. The FDA argued that Juul was making false claims about the safety of their products to teenagers, contributing to an increase in teen vape...

Legalizing marijuana in Canada will transform Staples

Legalizing marijuana in Canada will transform Staples

Sam Zuckerman '21

December 5, 2018

Marijuana has always been a hot topic amongst people all over the western world. Heck, there are even political parties in the United States that are dedicated to legalizing weed. There has also always been a struggle for marijuana users to get a legal product. But that has all changed, as Canada has ...

Crucial FDA vape crackdown promises better future for American youth

Crucial FDA vape crackdown promises better future for American youth

September 21, 2018

By Rachel Suggs '21 The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally taking steps to address teen vape use in America. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the FDA formally declared youth vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), a health epidemic. They sent warnings and some lar...

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

Higher ages for tobacco purchases may help decrease teen smoking

April 8, 2018

By Isabella Bullock '19 After five states -- California, New Jersey, Oregon, Hawaii and Maine-- raised the legal age limit for tobacco to 21, Connecticut is considering doing the same. According to Tobacco-Free Kids, 95 percent of adult smokers started when they were teens, and according to “Editorial: Raise The Connecticut Smoking Age To 21”,...

Vaping regulations must be increased

Vaping regulations must be increased

January 8, 2018

By Layla Wofsy ’19 I honestly cannot think of the last time that a day went by where I did not hear any of my classmates mention juuling. Whether I saw someone juul in the bathroom or walked into the cafeteria to hear someone reminisce about their latest Juuling experience, it is obvious to me t...

[April 2017] Cigarette alternatives seize the Staples social scene

[April 2017] Cigarette alternatives seize the Staples social scene

April 21, 2017

By: Molly Liebergall '17 and Daniel Harizman '19 Drug Abuse Resistance Education, more commonly known as D.A.R.E., is a nationwide program dedicated to “teaching students decision making for safe and healthy living,” according to its website. Most Staples students are familiar with the acronym,...

State Pushes To Raise Smoking Age to 21

State Pushes To Raise Smoking Age to 21

Justin Schwebel, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016

A recent bill, authored by Connecticut Senator Mae Flexer, and introduced into the Connecticut General Assembly under the recommendation of The Connecticut Department of Public Health, aims to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. S.B. No. 290, “An Act Concerning The Sale And Purchase Of Tobacco Product...

E-cigs take Staples

E-cigs take Staples

Katelyn DeAgro, Staff Writer

March 2, 2015

Though the practice of ‘Vaping” has been around since 1963, e-cigarettes have become a fad at Staples High School. They’ve even impacted the student body, from standing in the rain because of a fire alarm to smelling the fruity vapor walking through the halls. “It’s hard not to be aware...

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