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Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but results published Monday mean 2.1 million middle and high school students have used them to get high. The devices are generally considered a less dangerous alternative to regular cigarettes, despite little re
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 17, 2018 18:27
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Stopping the tobacco epidemic in low-and-middle income countries

At the upcoming Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC, countries from around the world will consider a carefully drafted, cost-effective Global Strategy for Tobacco Control, to help them step up their national efforts to stop th
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Sep 17, 2018 17:04
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HHS Chief Azar: Regulators aren't going to to let e-cigarettes become a 'pathway to nicotine dependency'

Azar said he "completely supports" the FDA in its proposed crackdown Friday in an interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." A father of teens himself, he said he sees the "pervasiveness" and "rapid spread" of teen e-cigarette use. FDA Commissioner S
CNBC
added Sep 17, 2018 15:24
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BRODY: The Risks to Children From Adults Who Smoke

the younger child developed pneumonia and had to be on a ventilator, yet “the parents refused to engage with us about quitting smoking, pharmacotherapy for cessation, or about not letting their children be exposed to cigarette smoke,” he wrote. In retro
New York Times
added Sep 17, 2018 11:42
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JUUL and other stealth vaporisers: hiding the habit from parents and teachers

Conclusions The vaping industry has demonstrated much ingenuity in devising discreet vaporisers and de-emphasising exhaled vapour plumes and their aroma. The US market for vaping devices with stealthy characteristics is anything but inconspicuous, with J
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2018 11:42
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Youth access to JUUL online: eBay sales of JUUL prior to and following FDA action

Following FDA contact, most listings were no longer active. However, 3.4% of these vendors still sold JUUL devices or pods and 15.5% were selling other vaporisers or nicotine products.... Online platforms may lack the will or expertise to effectively mon
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2018 11:42
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Electronic cigarette explosion and burn injuries, US Emergency Departments 2015–2017

There are more e-cigarette explosion and burn injuries in the USA than estimated in the past reports. Improved surveillance of e-cigarette injuries and regulation of e-cigarette devices is urgently needed. NEISS could be a valuable resource for e-cigaret
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2018 11:42
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[Washington] Health Department Plans to Appeal Court Ruling in Vaping Lawsuit

On Sept. 10 of this year, a judge decided in favor of parties in a lawsuit that challenged parts of the Health Department regulations to address vapor product sampling and ventilation at retail vape shops. The Health Department will appeal the judge’s de
The Suburban Times (Lakewood, WA)
added Sep 17, 2018 11:29
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U.S. health secretary backs proposed FDA crackdown on e-cigarettes: CNBC

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNBC on Friday he was “completely in support” of the [FDA]'s proposed crackdown on e-cigarettes. “We are not going to permit e-cigarettes to become a pathway to nicotine dependency” or the use of combust
Reuters
added Sep 17, 2018 11:27
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[New York] Affordable vaping for smokers in poor countries branded 'a human rights issue'

Addressing a 300-strong audience of tobacco and vaping industry representatives, Helen Redmond, an expert in substance use at [NYU]'s Silver School of Social Work, said people in poor countries should not be priced out of nicotine-based products that cou
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 15, 2018 20:49
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