Thursday, October 19The Voice of London

Category: Investigations

Is the ‘Vaping Culture’ a Fad?

Is the ‘Vaping Culture’ a Fad?

Investigations
The 'Vaping Culture' isn't the initial reason London established its moniker 'The Big Smoke', but it's a strange adaptation of one. Reporter: Gabrielle Espinet | Subeditor: Lateefa Farah A 2016 Action on Smoking Health (ASH) study shows that 2/3 of smokers start before age 18.  Between one half and one third of these smokers will become regulars.  The study reveals that two-thirds of current smokers are trying to quit and 30-40% of the two-thirds attempt to bring smoking to a halt. But how? What are people turning to to end the addicting health-threatening habit?  Trends direct Voice of London to the 'Vaping Culture'.  
Understanding drug addictions: We are doing it all wrong

Understanding drug addictions: We are doing it all wrong

Activism, Investigations, Other, Uncategorized
Reporter: Monica Sanchez   Sub-Editor: Gabby Espinet Loving someone that has an addiction is a struggle that is widely known. The fact that it’s not all in their hands nevertheless, doesn't seem that familiar to the public. We, as a society, tend to think that drug users are in that situation because they want to. They are seen as criminals, as people to avoid, as dangerous individuals, as selfish people who started fooling around with drugs, or just seen as scary folks. But what would happen if we started changing our perception? Would that help?   Let’s see how it worked out in Portugal: In 1999, 1 in every 100 people were drug addicts. In 2001, Portugal approved a law to decriminalise the personal possession of all drugs. This meant users would be encouraged - not forced

10 things every uni student wants to tell their working friends

Investigations
In bed until midday? Drinking every night? 2pm starts? We've heard it all before. Reporter: Amie Stone | Sub-editor: Jack Cummings We all have that friend who left school and ventured straight into the grown up world of work. It's a huge, exciting and a brave step to take. However, once those who took it have landed their 40 hour a week job, they often have demeaning perceptions of university students. Here's what we'd like them to know. 4 HOURS PER WEEK? TRY 40. We get it, you work 9-5. But our days don't just consist of 2pm starts. If you were to add up all the hours of lectures, seminars, homework, revision, placements and trying to work a part time job you would see it comes to more than 40 hours a week!  WE DO WORK HARD. Just because you go into an actual work place every da
An investigation into self-help books: Does it advise with mental health illnesses?

An investigation into self-help books: Does it advise with mental health illnesses?

Investigations
Reporter: Lateefa Farah   Sub-Editor: Gabby Espinet In my previous article, Do Self-Help Books really Help, we came to the conclusion it was a source of useful words and phrases that would stick to us like quotes, but never really take part in our lives. Since the rise of self-help books have become so popular, I thought it would be extremely important to investigate whether or not it can help someone with mental health illness. According to the BBC, the NHS recently installed a program within their Mental Health sector where they have started to prescribe self help books for patients who have depression, and anxiety. It is noted that there are many more mental health illnesses, but these two seem to be the most popular amongst requested self-help books. Although, the real question is
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