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FDA taking a firmer stance on e-cigarette regulation in 2019

By Emma Goodson
Medill Reports

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to move on stricter regulation of e-cigarettes – electronic nicotine delivery systems – if youth usage of these products continues to rise in 2019.

Commissioner Scott Gottlieb voiced the agency’s concerns at a recent public hearing focused on eliminating youth use of electronic cigarettes.

“In recent years, we’ve appeared poised to slay one of the most pernicious public health challenges of our times – the death and disease caused by cigarette smoking,” Gottlieb said at the hearing in Silver Spring, Maryland. “Sadly, this progress is being undercut – even eclipsed – by the recent, dramatic rise in youth vaping.”

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Days before the Polar Vortex, Chicagoans make a splash at the Polar Plunge

By Emma Goodson
Medill Reports

The high hovered at a frigid 14 degrees, though the sun glazed Oak Street Beach as hundreds of people gathered there on Jan. 26.

Some stripped down to bathing suits to participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Some wore costumes, including a polar bear outfit, of course.
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Loyola Women’s Basketball defeats Evansville 61-56

By Emma Goodson
Medill Reports

The Ramblers of Loyola University Chicago broke a two-game losing streak Friday after besting conference opponent Evansville Purple Aces 61-56 at  the Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago.

“All wins are good wins, and today we feel lucky to have escaped with one,” said Head Coach Kate Achter at a post-game press conference.

Junior guard Tiara Wallace and sophomore forward Alexis Meyer led the Ramblers’ scoring with 14 and 13 total points, respectively.

“It wasn’t the prettiest win, obviously, but a win’s a win,” Wallace said. Continue reading