e-cigarettes

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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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A Cornell University mass media expert says an E-cigarette manufacturer is pre-emptively announcing an end to its flavored nicotine product-line and related social media promotions ahead of an expected FDA ban. The FDA announced Thursday that it would not instate a complete ban of the product, but it would implement more restrictions on flavored e-cigarette sales. 


FDA and CNY Schools Crack Down on Teen Use of E-Cigarettes

Oct 15, 2018
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The increased popularity of electronic cigarettes has gotten the attention of the FDA, which just launched a national campaign aimed at discouraging their use.


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New Yorkers who use e-cigarettes will have to comply with the same limits on smoking in public that apply to regular cigarettes, now that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law. But anti- smoking advocates say more needs to be done to combat the rising use of the nicotine product.

CNY Youth Make the Case for a Tobacco-Free Generation

Jul 20, 2017
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About 150 teens from across the state have just wrapped up an annual summit in Cazenovia that aimed to completely eliminate tobacco use among youth.  The Reality Check event included a number of activities that highlighted tobacco use statistics.  Cortland High School graduate Katie Couture says they have been working on leadership skills and helping their community learn the facts.

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Onondaga County’s health commissioner and the American Cancer Society say a recent report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General confirms that more teens are using e-cigarettes and likely getting addicted to nicotine.  Bill Sherman is Vice President of Government Relations with the cancer society out of Albany.   He calls the report a watershed moment that indicates the potential harm of e-cigarettes.

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It appears New York State and Onondaga County have been a few steps ahead of federal law after news Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration was extending its oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.  Turns out local laws restricting youth access have been in place for years. 

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  The Upstate Poison Control Center is receiving an increasing number of calls about toddlers unintentionally ingesting the liquid from E-cigarettes. In 2014 more than 3700 exposures to liquid nicotine were reported to poison control centers nationwide. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports, this year that number has already topped 2200.