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Georgia State Democratic Senator Steen Miles (District 43) was sworn into the senate in 2005. Prior to her legislative service, Miles, served as a journalist and media relations consultant. A native of in South Bend, Indiana, Miles earned a degree in business education and English at Ball State University. She also attended Indiana University at…

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CVS stores are taking a stance against the tobacco companies. No longer will you be able to pick up your favorite pack of cigarettes at the same place you get your prescriptions filled. “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and…

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Menthol cigarettes are flavored with the compound menthol, a substance which triggers the cold-sensitive nerves in the skin without actually dropping the body’s core temperature. A Food and Drug Administration released its recent review that concluded that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes. However, they did say say it may will lead to…

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Hookahs have increasingly become a popular way for young adults to relax in a social setting. Over the years, more hookah bars have opened across the nation and private parties have featured hookah pipes. For those unfamiliar, hookah is a pipe that vaporizes flavored tobacco for the purpose of smoking it. Although smoking a hookah…

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Marijuana — from issues of legalization to the massively disproportionate arrests of minority youth for its possession — is frequently in the news. However, rarely does the coverage involve a premier Ivy League research institution. A new study published by researchers at Harvard University suggests that the active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in…

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