Jarett Theberge

Nicole Allen, a junior chemistry major, said she used to smoke cigarettes before switching to vaping three years ago. “When nicotine salts came out I was like ‘wow this hits better and tastes better than a cig’,” she said. 

Despite the change, Allen said she thinks she’s already at risk for pulmonary disease from vaping. “I used to be able to breath a lot better. When I cough it’s a wet kind of cough instead of cigs which is a dry cough.”