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Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive By Matthew Perrone | March 15th, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration estimated that its sweeping anti-smoking plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1.4 percent. Now about 15 percent of U.S. adults smoke. FDA regulators estimate about 5 million more people would quit cigarettes within one year of new nicotine limits. Currently there are no limits. Under law, the FDA can regulate nicotine although itRead More
New research suggests that the most popular smoking cessation tool may not be without its health consequences. By CBS News | February 26th, 2018 E-cigarette use and vaping have been described as safer alternatives to smoking cigarettes, but advocacy groups and some scientists studying the growing trend say those nicotine-containing devices carry known health risks to developing teenage brains — and some kids are already using them. A new study from researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University found e-cigarettes can potentially release significant amounts ofRead More
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — “Smokin’ in the Boys’ Room” was once a rite of passage for young Americans. By Shelley Hanson | February 12th, 2018 Through the 1970s and ’80s, the song of that name was an anthem of teenagers across the nation, and it even made an appearance in the popular 1979 film “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School.” Over the decades many youths have attempted to sneak an occasional cigarette in the restroom, even though “everybody knows that smokin’ ain’t allowed in school.” What today’s students and parents may not realize, though, is that possessionRead More

Posted On February 9, 2018By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

New Study: Vaping Increases Pneumonia Risk

A new study suggests that e-cigarettes could make users more vulnerable to infections such as pneumonia By Rich Haridy | February 7th, 2018 A new study investigating the effects of vapor from e-cigarettes is suggesting that long-term “vaping” could make people more susceptible to bacterial lung infections including pneumonia. Last month the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a comprehensive report examining the health effects of e-cigarettes. While the study conclusively suggested that e-cigarettes certainly expose users to lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, it also found thatRead More
Vaping with fake pot didn’t kill two U.S. Marines, Army announces in updated statement By Janiess Delzo | February 3rd, 2018 The U.S. Army recently warned about the dangers of vaping with synthetic cannabinoid (CBD) oil, citing two deaths linked to the products. However, the original statement which was issued on Monday by the Army Public Health Center (APHC), has since been updated and no longer includes any fatalities. In the first version of the statement, which Newsweek previously reported on, officials stated that two marines experienced seizures from the products and ending upRead More
An alarming number of military personnel were sent to the hospital in January after experiencing health problems potentially related to cannabidiol (CBD) oil By Janissa Delzo | February 1st, 2018 The U.S. Army has since warned the public about the possible dangers of vaping synthetic cannabinoid, a non-psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Two medical centers in North Carolina have treated more than 60 patients from the military who arrived with symptoms possibly related to vaping products with CBD oil, according to a statement issued by the Army Public Health Center. An additional 33 troops with similar symptoms visitedRead More
A group of vape shops in five U.S. states on Tuesday announced a trio of lawsuits challenging a rule adopted by the Food and Drug Administration that allows the regulator to treat e-cigarettes and similar devices like cigarettes. By CNBC.com | January 31st, 2018 The vape shops, represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation conservative legal group, in lawsuits filed in federal courts in Texas, Minnesota and Washington, D.C., argued the 2016 rule was unconstitutional. The shops located in California, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Texas argue that the so-called “DeemingRead More

Posted On January 24, 2018By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

National Study: Vaping Less Dangerous Than Smoking

An exhaustive review by the National Academies says vaping is less dangerous than smoking, but there’s still a lot to learn By Rachel Becker | January 23rd, 2018 Electronic cigarettes may be less risky than the regular kind, but that still doesn’t mean they’re safe, according to the most exhaustive review of the research yet. The booming, $10-billion vaping industry is expected to grow to $34 billion by 2021, but there’s still a lot of scientists that don’t understand how e-cigarettes will affect overall health. So Congress asked a panel of experts to wade throughRead More

Posted On January 10, 2018By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Nate Diaz Post-Fight Vaping Changed WADA Forever

When Nate Diaz pulled out a vape pen during the UFC 202 post-fight press conference after losing the rematch against  Conor McGregor in August 2016- By MMA Weekly | January 9th, 2018 and inhaled CBD (Cannabidiol), he didn’t know that the first puff would change UFC and the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) regulations. Diaz pushed the envelope.  His violation of the rules sparked a change. CBD, which doesn’t have the intoxicating effect of marijuana, is a derivative of the plant.  CBD is legal in all 50 states for its wide-ranging health benefits, but yet it wasRead More
While the vitamin vaping trend is generating some buzz, experts say it does way more harm than good. By Allie Volpe | January 9th, 2018 David Zadick, 55, was at an Oscars after-party with some friends in Hollywood when he noticed people crowding around a sponsorship booth for VitaStik, a Beverly Hills company that sells vitamin and essential oil diffuser sticks. A self-described wellness buff who works in solar energy, Zadick was intrigued. He approached the display, where representatives from the company and doctors were explaining the purported health benefits ofRead More