Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
New York and Chicago are the first big cities in the U.S. to propose tightening regulations around electronic cigarettes. Opponents say e-cigarettes are as dangerous as regular cigarettes. Supporters say they are a smoke-free alternative to tobacco.
Either way, electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity and shops are popping up to serve so-called “vapers.” From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Elizabeth Fiedler of WHYY takes us to a newly-opened “vape” lounge in Philadelphia.