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Tobacco-free shisha can cause lung, oral and bladder cancer and cardiovascular disease (Courtesy Joi Ito / Fotopedia).

Ryerson students hidden in the smoke

Naressa Rahmam is an occasional shisha smoker. The third-year Ryerson geography student started smoking the herbal-based product about four years ago, while she was in high school. Now, Rahmam smokes at only social gatherings — her favourite flavour is watermelon. “There’s a lot of places in Toronto where you can go hang out and do shisha,” she said. But she, […]

by Hailey Chan· · News, On Campus, Top stories
UPDATED: Toronto health authorities want smokers to butt out

UPDATED: Toronto health authorities want smokers to butt out

It might be time for Toronto smokers to butt out. Toronto’s Board of Health voted Monday to endorse a proposal to ban smoking in many outdoor spaces, such as parks, patios and entrances to public buildings. Ryerson already has a ban on smoking within a nine-metre radius of all campus buildings, but the rule is not easy to enforce. Campus […]

by Samantha Fernandes· · News, Off Campus