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A year after St. Louis and St. Louis County passed legislation to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products to 21, teenagers are still possessing these products at a high rate. By Chad Davis | January 2nd, 2018 A 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows that while the number of teenage tobacco users has declined, the number of teenagers who use electronic cigarettes is greater than those who use conventional cigarettes. In 2016, among current tobacco product users, 47.2%Read More
Teens are getting burned by e-cigarettes even after they stop using them. By Nicole Lyn Pesce | November 18th, 2016 Adolescents who currently vape are twice as likely to suffer respiratory symptoms like persistent cough, bronchitis, congestion and phlegm as those who have never used e-cigs, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care this week. But researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California were even more alarmed to find that past users, who smoked an e-cig moreRead More
New federal regulations for electronic cigarettes go into effect Monday, requiring greater scrutiny of the products and making it more difficult for minors to vape. By Aamer Madhani | August 7th, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration will have to approve all e-cigarette products that have been available since February 2007. That means nearly every e-cigarette product on the market must go through an application process to deem whether it can continue to be sold. Manufacturers will be able to keep selling their products for up to two years while they submit a newRead More
Kansas City, Kansas law officials have officially passed ordinances raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21. This decision has not been a popular one among many young smokers and has raised the question, is it worth it? By Northwest Missourian – January 14, 2016 The ordinance passed in Kansas City in November has spread throughout the state of Missouri into cities such as Independence as late as Jan. 10. These ordinances also include vaping materials and e-cigarettes which are popular among younger people. These ordinances were proposed andRead More