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Warning letters are part of a joint effort to protect youth from dangers of nicotine and tobacco products and part of FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan FDA News Release | May 1st, 2018 As part of ongoing efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued 13 warning letters to manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for selling e-liquids used in e-cigarettes with labeling and/or advertising that cause them to resemble kid-friendly food products, such asRead More
Drinking, smoking and drug abuse are on the decline among American teenagers, in some cases falling to the lowest levels seen in decades, according to the latest results from an annual nationwide survey. By Karen Kaplan | December 13th, 2017 About 1 in 3 middle and high school students surveyed in 2017 said they had used some kind of illicit drug sometime in their life. Two decades ago, that figure was 43%. Likewise, 17% of students surveyed in 2017 said they smoked cigarettes at least once, and 26% said theyRead More

Posted On February 22, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Program Encouraging Kids To ‘Escape The Vape”

A local program is working to spread a message to prevent children from entering the vaping world at such a young age. By Pheben Kassahun | February 21st, 2017 The message is “Escape The Vape” and that is exactly what the program is called. Tiffany Jenson is the founder of Escape The Vape. “We discovered that vaping had started in the early 2000s and was largely off of people’s radar and as they found out about it, it looked like a safe alternative to smoking. “As people started to get toRead More
Q: I found a “vaping” pen hidden in my 13-year-old son’s room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. By John Rosemond | January 25th, 2017 He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the “cool” kids. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Answer: This is one of those occasional questions that no matter how I answer, some group of people buys pitchforks and torches and tries to find my house. At the risk of being pilloried anyway, IRead More
One question that parents, educators and society face is when to hold youth responsible for their actions. By Peter Rosenstein | November 28th, 2016 Should there be punishment or should they be excused for not following rules or laws? This question was apparently debated on the D.C. Council during its discussion over raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The Washington Post reports, “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser plans to sign some of the nation’s toughest anti-tobacco laws increasing the smoking age to 21 and regulate electronic cigarettesRead More
Adolescents with a regular vaping habit aren’t just more likely to take up smoking; By Reuters | November 9th, 2016 they also have higher odds of developing a heavy cigarette habit, a U.S. study suggests. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, calls into question whether e-cigarettes can be an effective cessation aid, said lead study author Adam Leventhal, director of the University of Southern California’s Emotion and Addiction Laboratory in Los Angeles. “Our most recent study is the first to show that teenagers who vapeRead More

Posted On July 18, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigarettes May Help More Than They Hurt

Vaping will help more smokers quit, a study says. By Amrith Ramkumar & Jennifer Kaplan | July 14th, 2016 The world may be better off with e-cigarettes than without them. Sort of. Although a slew of studies have found the device serves as a gateway to cigarette use, such concerns may be exaggerated, according to a new study. Researchers in the U.S., Australia, and Canada have devised a model showing that, among people born after 1996, the option of using e-cigarettes may end up triggering a 21 percent reduction in smoking-attributable deaths and a 20 percent decrease in life-years lost.Read More
A poorly conducted study published by The Journal of Pediatrics is creating controversy in the e-cigarette and vaping markets. Lindsey Stroud | July 5th, 2016 The study concludes, “Adolescents who reported e-cigarette use had more than six times the odds of initiating cigarette use as never e-cigarette users,” and “e-cigarette use may increase the risk of smoking during transition to adulthood.” The study is getting a lot of attention from e-cigarette and vaping experts, many of whom say the results are “questionable at best.” One of the criticisms of the studyRead More
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – The growing popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping has led to an enormous increase in children being poisoned by liquid nicotine. Britney Glaser | June 29th, 2016 Calls to poison control centers have increased by 1,500 percent over the past three years, according to a recently released report in the medical journal, Pediatrics. Pediatrician Anatole Karpovs with The Children’s Clinic of Southwest Louisiana is sounding the alarm about these lurking dangers. He says liquid nicotine can come in fruit and candy flavors and packaged in bright colors thatRead More

Posted On June 21, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

E-Cigs Act As ‘Roadblock’ To Teen Smoking

Scots experts found the majority of young people interviewed said that vaping had reduced the possibility of themselves and others smoking, according to a paper presented at a major tobacco conference in Poland. By Lizzy Buchan – June 21st, 2016 Fears have been raised in the past that the sweet flavours and colourful packaging could make vaping “a gateway” habit to smoking tobacco. However, this study is the latest to rebut concerns that the rise of vaping would encourage more young people to start smoking. Dr Neil McKeganey, from theRead More