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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Top scientists to U.N.: E-cigs are 'part of the solution'

More than 50 researchers and public health specialists have warned the World Health Organization not to regulate electronic cigarettes like tobacco products, arguing that low-risk vaporizers are "part of the solution," not the problem. Published May 29, 2014

The "Reflect your Respect" campaign, led by the Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, tells tourists that "leggings are not pants" and urges them to dress modestly out of respect for the country's strict Islamic culture. (@amadshk via Twitter)

Qatar to tourists: 'Leggings are not pants'

The "Reflect your Respect" campaign, led by the Qatar Islamic Cultural Center, tells tourists that "leggings are not pants" and urges them to dress modestly out of respect for the country's strict Islamic culture. Published May 28, 2014