The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release today additional plans to address e-cigarette use among youth, stating that it has reached epidemic proportions. E-cigarette use is often referred to colloquially as “vaping” or “JUULing”. As of 2017, e-cigarette use is the most commonly used tobacco product among middle and high school students,… Continue reading FDA Press Release: Major e-cig manufacturers must submit youth prevention plans within 60 days
Smoking while breastfeeding is not without risk. Nicotine is harmful for a baby whose body is still developing quickly. There are ways to avoid exposing your baby to nicotine by smoking after breastfeeding instead of before, and not smoking at least 2 hours before feeding. Experts and doctors would rather have a smoking mother who… Continue reading Smoking & Breastfeeding
Appeal to Young People Youth and young adults cite a variety of reasons for using e-cigarettes. These include: Curiosity Taste, including the flavors available in e-cigarettes The belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other tobacco products Flavored e-cigarettes are very popular, especially with young adults. More than 9 of 10 young adult e-cigarette users… Continue reading Teens & Ecigs
Public Health Groups Sue to Force FDA Action on Graphic Warnings http://publichealthlawcenter.org/blogs/2016-10-04/public-health-groups-sue-force-fda-action-graphic-warnings?utm_source=Public+Health+Law+Center&utm_campaign=3264c336bf-October_Bulletin_10172016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59c1ffe67d-3264c336bf-116638981 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? Are you a current smoker? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking? We are always… Continue reading Graphic Warnings!!!
New FDA Regulation of Tobacco is effective August 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA… Continue reading New FDA Regulation of Tobacco