The Los Angeles City Council has joined New York City and Chicago in recommending a ban on e-cigarette use in public spaces. This decision comes on the heels of public criticism of glamorization of these products in Los Angeles during the Academy Awards by Julia Louise Dryfus and Leonardo DiCaprio. The decision is thus likely to be consequential from the perspective of de-normalizing and de-glamourizing their use.
E-cigarettes have rapidly grown in popularity, yet there is much left to learn about their potential health impact and potential utility as a way to help smokers quit smoking cigarettes. Preventing their use in public spaces seems appropriate in light of their potential to hook young people on nicotine or lead to their use of cigarettes.
February 24, 1871 A letter to the editor in The Cornell Era, a student weekly, calls for students to choose a “college color.” “Our alma mater is certainly up to some of her older sisters in many things; why should she be lacking in this? Dartmouth having chosen the appropriate color of green we are deprived of that, but we certainly should be able to select [a color]. We need it for our boat-clubs, baseball suits, college badges, marshals and parades.”