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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Ryan Jones smokes his JUUL at his apartment on March 7.

Kent State and Residence Services contribute to making an epidemic-sized e-cigarette problem smaller

Vanessa Gresley November 4, 2018

E-cigarette use is now being called an epidemic among youth, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The devices that can help adults quit traditional cigarettes are getting young teenagers addicted...

Veteran Josh Vandygriff talks about his time in the Army and his struggles with opioid addiction at the Nonprofit Spotlight Speaker Series event held at Henderson Hall on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

Speaker series on opioids brings community closer through stories of addiction, hope for recovery

Valerie Royzman October 19, 2018

Rachel Pike-Lee told the packed room in Henderson Hall on Thursday her family has tried “everything you can imagine” — hospital visits, drug court, Oriana House classes, Veterans Affairs services,...

On Friday, May 4, 2018, a team of Kent State students shares their campaign idea — centered on increasing the awareness of naloxone (also known as Narcan) — for the opioid crisis in Trumbull County. Students presented at the Trumbull campus to their client, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention of Trumbull County.

Students devise campaigns to address Trumbull County’s alarming opioid epidemic

Valerie Royzman May 13, 2018

It’s no secret the opioid epidemic — declared a nationwide public health emergency by President Donald Trump in October — is grabbing hold of Ohio, as the state ranked second in the nation for drug...

Board of County Commissioners member Kathleen Chandler speaks on human trafficking during the School of Communications Studies Global Issues Forum on Wednesday April 6, 2016. The ongoing forum brings in panelists to discuss relevant global issues.

Panel discusses awareness of human trafficking

Latisha Ellison April 6, 2016

The School of Communication Studies and The Center for International and Intercultural Education hosted its Spring Global Issues Forum “Human Trafficking: A Global and Local Epidemic” Wednesday night...

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