Inklings News

The assembly that shocked the school… or did it?

42% of high school seniors reported vaping at some point in their lifetime in a 2018 survey conducted by Monitoring the Future. A comparatively lower figure of 36% of 12th graders reported the same in 2017.

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Manager

January 7, 2020

Tricia Dahl from Yale School of Medicine presented Vaping: The Youth Epidemic” to a school-wide assembly on Dec. 5, 2019 in order to spread the word about the dangers of vaping. Was this assembly necessary to have and was it effective for our Staples students?  The answer is yes.  Over the...

Staples Vaping Seminar’s Effect On Student Body

Trisha Dahl of Yale School of Medicine visits Staples High School in efforts to warn students on the dangers of vaping. She spoke on the long-term and short term consequences of e-cigarettes on teenagers.

Caroline Donohue '20 and Emily Stone '20

January 5, 2020

Students discuss the impact of the vaping presentation

Students discuss the impact of the vaping presentation

Abby Fleming '20 and Mia Daignault '20

December 20, 2019

Connecticut minimum age to buy tobacco increases

Connecticut recently signed a bill that is aimed at combating the underage use of tobacco related paraphernalia. The bill goes into effect October 1st.

Marina Engler '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Connecticut residents must now be 21 or older to buy products containing tobacco effective Oct. 1. Healthcare officials and lawmakers alike concluded that the bill, passed in June 2019, is necessary to stop habitual smoking in teenagers. “95 percent of smokers start their habit before reaching...

A vaping cessation program returns to Westport

The recent outbreak of nicotine addiction and positive feedback from previous programs has led to a return of the vaping cessation program in Westport.

Mia Daignault '20, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

According to a recent study by The Hub, 45% of Fairfield County high school juniors and seniors and 25% of freshman and sophomores reported vaping in the last month. In a 2018 survey, 12% of Fairfield County high school students say they have vaped marijuana in the last month.  These numbers and the recent death...

Trump Administration targets teen vaping epidemic

This image, providing various popular vaping devices, shows only a small scale of the products on the market.

October 4, 2019

The Trump Administration addressed the growing health concerns of teenage use of e-cigarettes after a recent increase in teens with respiratory related illnesses has been linked to vaping and five recent deaths of adult e-cigarette consumers. This prompted the U.S. Center for Disease Control to...

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...

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...

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...

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