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CDC warns against using e-cigarettes after vaping-related deaths reported

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) use. This investigation is ongoing and has not identified a cause, but all reported cases have a history of using e-cigarette products.

2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report released

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the latest data findings from the

FDA issues proposed rule to require new cigarette health warnings - now open for public comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule to require new cigarette health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking.

Washington Poison Center releases 2018 annual data reports

The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) is proud to continue our release of our 2018 Data Reports.

Gov. Inslee signs new law that raises legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products

Washington State passes new law to raise legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products. The new law helps to prevent tobacco use in 15- to 18-year-olds, as those who use during youth are more likely to be life long tobacco users.

FDA reports seizures in some youth and young adult e-cigarette users

The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users. Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine toxicity and have been reported in the scientific literature in relation to intentional or accidental swallowing of e-liquid.

CADCA best practice publication on Juuling endorsed by Surgeon General

With support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a part of the National Institutes of Health, CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) has created a publication entitled, "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Juuling, Other Trends, and Community Prevention," which outlines best practices for coalitions to tackle this epidemic among youth.   

2018 Monitoring the Future Survey findings released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan issued a press release on results from the 2018 Monitoring the Future study.  Increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 were the largest

U.S. Surgeon General officially declares e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic

U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory on December 18, 2018 stressing the importance of protecting children from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks by immediately addressing the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. Read more here.

CDC releases Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on youth tobacco product use

E-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product by middle and high school students in 2017, followed by cigars and cigarettes. Use of tobacco products in any form by youth is unsafe, including infrequent use. During 2015–2017, the frequency of tobacco product use among current middle and high school users varied by product type and school level. However, for all assessed products, most current users reported using each product for 1–5 of the past 30 days.

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