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The dangers E-cigarettes pose to young people are not fully known.  But deaths and hospital visits due to vaping are raising concerns among parents and health experts, even as e-cigarette usage grows among younger and younger children.  Now a health program at Cornell University has new way to open the eyes of youth to the potential dangers.


Upstate Poison Center

The Upstate Poison Control Center is providing a look at a wide-range of poisoning situations that certified specialists handled in 2019.  Some of the more concerning calls were attributed to the vaping crisis.  Michele Caliva, the Administrative Director  said their toxicologist and clinical director realized the illnesses reported were somehow related.

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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. 


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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.  


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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…

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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.


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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.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Health Department are continuing to urge New Yorkers to refrain from using any vaping products for marijuana or nicotine while an investigation continues into the cause of a mysterious lung ailment related to vaping that has now sickened 41 New Yorkers.


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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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