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USIndiana launches youth-oriented anti-vaping campaign

19:36  31 august  2019
19:36  31 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

More than 100 vapers have contracted a severe lung disease, per CDC

More than 100 vapers have contracted a severe lung disease, per CDC 153 people have been diagnosed

The FDA has launched a new anti - vaping campaign aimed at scaring teens away from e-cigarettes, saying products such as Juul and Blu deliver addictive nicotine. The new campaign uses snark and special effects to catch youth on social media and in bathrooms, the FDA says.

JCPS Launches Anti - Vaping Campaign . Educational campaign highlights what “Vaping Equals”. The campaign will focus on educating and engaging middle and high school students about the dangers of ‘vaping’ – inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, or vapor, produced by an e-cigarette or

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has launched a $2.1 million campaign to educate young people on the dangers of vaping and to encourage them to stop.

The social media, text and school-based "What's Beyond the Haze" campaign launched Thursday comes as about 200 people nationwide have been stricken by a mysterious vaping-related illness that has claimed at least one life.

"Part of it is just the awareness that what we are peddling and what we are sharing and getting people addicted to is harmful so this is a full court press and it starts today," Gov. Eric Holcomb said. "We know we have our work cut out for us as vaping continues to grow. This will be a real blitz, making sure we're reaching out to every corner of the state."

CDC identifies a death potentially linked to vaping

CDC identifies a death potentially linked to vaping The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that it identified 193 cases of severe lung illnesses, which are potentially linked to vaping. Further, the patient in one of those cases -- involving patients aged 17 to 38 and recorded between June 28th and August 20th this year -- died in Illinois after being hospitalized. While one of the reasons people vape is to stop smoking, which is one of the leading causes of death in the world, we still don't have a full understanding of its long-term effects. That'll probably be a subject a lot of researchers would tackle going forward.

The anti - vaping push at JCPS comes on the heels of a similar initiative unveiled by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky on Monday that tries to convince children not Dr. Lori Caloia, medical director for Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, called youth vaping a "public health crisis," noting that a

Feds' new campaign against youth vaping 'epidemic' targets middle and high schoolers. The FDA is launching a first-of-its-kind public service campaign against youth vaping on Tuesday that will try new ways of reaching young people. Post to Facebook.

State health officials said the 24 sickened in Indiana are all ages 16 to 29, including four under 18.

The plan also entails encouraging teens to join the Truth Initiative's "This is Quitting" text-to-quit program. State health and education officials will develop a toolkit of educational materials on vaping for students, parents, and educators.

Nearly 20% of all high school students currently vape, a 2018 State Department of Health survey showed.

The study also revealed nearly 35,000 more teens vaped in 2018 than in 2016.

"Vaping has put nearly 35,000 young people in harm's way," said State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box. "Our job is to keep our kids out of harm's way."

One Juul electronic cigarette contains as much nicotine as a whole packet of regular cigarettes, Box added.

Vaping: Michigan to ban flavored electronic cigarettes

Vaping: Michigan to ban flavored electronic cigarettes Michigan will become the first state in the nation to ban flavored e-cigarettes Wednesday in a move Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says is aimed at protecting youth. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The ban, reported Wednesday by the Washington Post, will take effect immediately and last for six months, at which point it is up for renewal. State legislators will push for something more permanent in the meantime.

Anti - Vaping Advocates Held Protest Outside Juul Offices in Manhattan. Earlier this week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), launched "The Real Cost" Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign , a new effort aimed at deterring adolescents from taking up vaping.

Truth (stylized as truth) is a national campaign aimed at eliminating teen smoking in the United States . "truth" produces television and digital content to encourage teens to reject tobacco and to unite

On Thursday, Juul, an industry leader, announced a new effort to prevent underage youth from purchasing its tobacco products. Retailers must now scan and confirm that a customer buying a Juul has authorized identification before completing a sale. Customers are also restricted in the amount of product that they can buy at one time in an effort to curtail resales to minors. The minimum age to buy tobacco and tobacco products in Indiana is 18.

"Youth use of vapor products is detrimental to JUUL Labs' mission, and to our business," the company said in a news release.

Indiana Sen. Todd Young has introduced legislation that would increase the federal legal age for buying tobacco to 21.

Holcomb, who supports Young's proposal, said that he's had ongoing discussions with his legislative colleagues about potentially raising the legal age in 1.

"It becomes harder and harder to stop, so the best thing we can do is make sure that they never start," Holcomb said.

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FDA criticizes Juul for telling students its e-cigs are ‘totally safe’.
In a letter published today, the US Food and Drug Administration criticized Juul for telling students that its vaping products are "totally safe" and "99% safer than cigarettes." According to the letter, Juul portrayed its products as "modified risk tobacco products." That is, Juul presented its vaping products as having "a lower risk of tobacco-related disease or are less harmful than one or more other commercially marketed tobacco products." Such claims can only be made with FDA approval, which Juul did not have.

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