NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who… Continue reading TDH URGES PROVIDERS TO REPORT CASES OF VAPING-ASSOCIATED RESPIRATORY ILLNESS Cluster of Illness in 16 States Linked to E-cigarette Use
It’s the start of a new school year and one way parents can help their kids stay in school is to quit smoking. A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that for adolescents without asthma, tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) at home for over an hour increased the likelihood of days missed from school due to being… Continue reading Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school
On Monday, February 11th, the CDC covered the rise in tobacco use in its monthly report, #vitalsigns. There was a 38.3% increase in tobacco use among youth from 2017 to 2018 and it’s attributable to the rise in vaping with 1.5 million more current youth users. To access the new e-cigarette quit program, users can text… Continue reading Free e-cigarette quit program
Hey, Shelby County! Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Do you currently use tobacco products? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking or using tobacco in other forms? We are always looking for… Continue reading Break up with Tobacco? Share Your Story with us!
Whether it’s your first attempt, or your 21st attempt, it can always be your last attempt. You can start living a nicotine-free lifestyle by creating your quit plan. You can download the FREE QuitGuide Mobile App for help. write down all the reasons you want to quit set a date tell your friends and family about quitting… Continue reading Ready to Quit?
Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day 2019 is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco. This year, advocates are also focused on kicking Juul, the e-cigarette that has become enormously popular among youth across the country. In 2018, an estimated 320,000 youth participated in over… Continue reading Today is Kick Butts Day!
A recent study assessed the types of e-cigarette flavors used by adolescent (aged 12-17), young adult (aged 18-24), and older adult (aged ≥25) e-cigarette users. The study found that “the leading e-cigarette flavor types among adolescents were fruit, candy, and other flavors; among young adults were fruit, candy, and mint/menthol; and among older adults were… Continue reading More evidence: flavors aren’t necessary to encourage adults to use e-cigs to quit smoking