Professor Mark Olfert, PhD, holding an e-cigarette.
SOLVING TODAY’S HEALTH PROBLEMS.

Today's teens prefer vaping over any other form of tobacco use. Research by exercise physiology professor Mark Olfert suggests that long-term e-cigarette use could be just as harmful as smoking cigarettes.

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100% of Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences students are employed or enrolled in graduate school
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