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Splash Biography

ASTGHIK BAGHINYAN, UR sophomore studying Public Health and Psychology

Major: Public Health

College/Employer: University of Rochester

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Past Classes

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X124: Smoking Cessation: Why are vapes so dangerous? in Splash Spring 2020 (Mar. 28, 2020)
Cigarette companies advertise vapes as safer alternative to smoking and they tend to attract youth users through variety of flavors and designs. But, are electronic cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes? In this class we will examine how tobacco companies target youth to turn them into smokers, and discuss why it is so hard to quit smoking or vaping. We will also recognize the lack of institutions that control the tobacco industry and will look back at history and learn how the percentage of smokers has declined in the USA over the past decades.