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You've Heard About E-Cigarettes, But What's Their Deal?

Fewer people are smoking now than ever before, but that doesn't mean we should let our guard down.

You've Heard About E-Cigarettes, But What's Their Deal?

It used to be that cigarettes were shamelessly advertised to everyone, including kids.


Celebrities were in on it too.

But now it's 2014, and cigarettes are tightly regulated, their advertising highly restricted. So we're good, right? Not exactly. Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Where cigarettes once preyed on our youth, now e-cigarettes have come to fill the void. You can't make up the following images:

Some folks contend that e-cigarettes are OK because they don't have the tar. Others, like the Centers for Disease Control, are concerned that kids in high school and middle school are using these products at alarming rates.

So are e-cigarettes good news or bad news? Let's listen to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta ask Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC.

But actually, have you seen commercials for e-cigarettes? What is the lady on the left even doing?

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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