e-cigarettes

NIH.gov

With so much focus on one health crisis, you might have missed important changes on another health front.  New laws are trying to keep people from nicotine addiction.


Increased Vape Use May Lead to Rise in Insurance Premiums

Jan 14, 2020
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New York enjoyed some good news recently around health and smoking. But other statistics show both health and economic problems coming from a different trend. 


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Fifth graders at Delaware Elementary School paraded down their hallways Thursday holding signs with anti-tobacco messages and chanting "Be Smart!  Don't Start!"  Thursday was the Great American Smokeout, which encourages tobacco users to take those first steps toward quitting. 


Lindsay Fox- http://ecigarettereviewed.com/

New York’s Attorney General is suing Juul, the nation’s largest manufacturer of electronic cigarettes,  saying the “deceptive and misleading marketing of its e-cigarettes” has contributed to the youth vaping epidemic in New York State.


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Doctors and scientists from Central New York and the State Deptartment of Health have created an algorithm to assess patients who might have symptoms associated with vaping.  As of November 5th, the Centers for Disease Control has reported 165 cases Lung Injury in New York State.  


Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

Onondaga County health officials are joining the state department of health in urging residents to stop using e-cigarettes due to the increase vaping-related illnesses.  At least 74 people have fallen ill statewide, including seven in Onondaga County.  Program Coordinator for the Tobacco-free Network of CNY Karyn Johnson says it’s not clear yet what’s causing symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and more…

Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

New York’s Health Department Public Health Council voted to ban flavored e cigarettes in the state beginning October 4. They did so over the protests of vape shop owners, who say they are helping people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, and that  they will lose their businesses when the ban takes effect.


Karen DeWitt / WXXI News

The vaping industry is reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming ban on flavored e cigarettes- saying it is misguided and will force many small business owners to close their shops and lay off employees. Some are predicting legal action.


kickbuttsday.org

This year’s Kick Butts Day is taking on a different meaning in New York and across the nation as the use of electronic cigarettes among youth rises to alarming rates.  The youth smoking rate in New York is only 4.8 percent, but e-cigarette use is up to 27 percent, well above the national average of 20 percent. 


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Central New York tobacco prevention experts say awareness and education are key to warning teen and the community of the dangers posed by e-cigarettes.  The US surgeon general warned in an unusual advisory this week that youth vaping is now an epidemic, and threatens to hook a new generation on nicotine. 


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