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Week 3 Discussion IDS 404 Examining artifacts through the history lens can help to show patterns and trends within a culture. Sometimes looking at something through the history lens reveals similarities showing if culture or society tends to lean one way or another. The history lens can also show how times and society have evolved, what was once popular culture may be considered null and void now. The current event that I have chosen for this week is vaping. This issue reminds me of the history that cigarettes have had. When you examine vaping through the history lens the similarities and the path that this issue has taken within our society is much like cigarettes. There was a popular almost “cool” vibe portrayed with vaping as there was with cigarettes and then in the end both faced backlash for being misleading and unhealthy. Looking through the history lens at this issue makes me feel like the issue with vaping is history repeating itself. Knowing the history of cigarettes influences how I perceive vaping and the possible

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