Jan 31, 10:08 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/31/19 AT 7:03 AM The American Lung Association gave the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an “F” grade for lack of action in protecting teens from possible e-cigarette addiction.In its latest annual State of Tobacco Control report, the organization accused the FDA of being passive on the issue of vaping and this weakness is what is placing many Americans’ health and lives at risk. Without the government’s strong campaign against e-cigarettes, they said the number of high schoolers who had taken up vaping as a hobby had gone up 78 percent — and that’s from 2017 to 2018 alone. The FDA is responsible for regulating the distribution and use of vape products but 20.8 percent of teens are still using it. In fact, it has gone so high that teen vape use has now been declared an epidemic. The ALA … [Read more...] about Is Your Teen A Vape Addict? Blame The FDA, American Lung Association Says
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A new report from the American Lung Association says U.S. health officials are falling short when it comes to protecting kids from the dangers of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. The organization says states and the federal government have failed to take appropriate action on policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use. E-cigarette use has reached epidemic levels among the nation's youth, rising 78 percent from 2017 to 2018, the group said. Twenty-seven percent of high school students used at least one tobacco product last year, up from 19.6 percent in 2017."This year's report finds a disturbing failure of the federal government and states to take action to prevent and reduce tobacco use in 2018, placing the health and lives of Americans at risk, including our youth," American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer said in a statement.Each year, about 480,000 deaths are caused by tobacco use in the United States. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable … [Read more...] about FDA is failing to protect kids from tobacco and vaping, American Lung Association says
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Local health leaders are warning a potential rollback of clean car standards put in place under the Obama administration will undo years of work to curb pollution and threatens the health of Hamilton County residents. The Trump administration is considering the proposal and is expected to make an announcement in the coming week. American Lung Association representatives both at the state and national level are joining a nationwide effort from environmentalists, health officials and some legislators to encourage the Environmental Protection Agency to keep the regulations intact. "It would create a lot of uncertainty in the market because the world is moving toward more efficient vehicles," said Paul Billings, national senior vice president of public policy with the American Lung Association. "It will create competitive disadvantage in the global market, but more importantly, it will mean we have more greenhouse gas emissions that will drive more climate change, which will lead to more … [Read more...] about American Lung Association warns against potential clean car standard deregulation
WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday announced a major shift in enforcement of the landmark Clean Air Act to include feedback from state and local governments and others on the economic impact of federal pollution limits.The initiative sets the stage for potential legal battles over how the United States enforces the 48-year-old law combating air pollution. Federal law and U.S. Supreme Court decisions require the EPA to focus on public health — not costs — in setting limits for smog, soot and other pollutants under the Clean Air Act.Pruitt said the overhaul was part of his drive to give states and local governments more say in environmental decisions.But a former chairman of EPA science advisory committees called it worrisome. “The Clean Air Act does not call for a balancing of benefits and costs” in setting federal limits for pollutants, said M. Granger Morgan, who led EPA advisory panels under Republican and … [Read more...] about Pruitt shifts Clean Air Act focus from Americans’ health to economic impact on polluters