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The student had been caught vaping in school three times before he sat in the vice principal’s office at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine this winter- By Kate Zernike | April 2nd, 2018 and shamefacedly admitted what by then was obvious. “I can’t stop,” he told the vice principal, Nate Carpenter. So Mr. Carpenter asked the school nurse about getting the teenager nicotine gum or a patch, to help him get through the school day without violating the rules prohibiting vaping. E-cigarettes have been touted by their makers andRead More
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An analysis of data from a previous study of more than 1,350 smokers intending to quit after a hospitalization- By Sue McGreevey | March 26th, 2018 found that those who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) during the study period were less likely to have successfully quit smoking six months after entering the study. The authors caution, however, that because of the study’s design, it cannot support the conclusion that e-cigarettes are not useful smoking cessation aids and stress the need to further investigate that question. “Study participants who used e-cigarettesRead More
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took its first step Tuesday in trying to determine how it should regulate flavors in tobacco products By Rachel Roubein | March 20th, 2018 which appeal to children but may play a role in helping some adult smokers move to potentially less harmful tobacco products. On Tuesday, the FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, soliciting stakeholder comment for the next 90 days on data, research and information on the role flavors — including menthol cigarettes — play in tobacco usage, initiation and cessation. “InRead More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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