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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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery to remove two malignant growths from her left lung.It's Ginsburg's third bout with cancer since she joined the court in 1993.The court says the 85-year-old Ginsburg had the surgery Friday in New York and will remain in the hospital for a few days.The court says doctors found "no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body." The court says no additional treatment is planned currently.The growths were found during tests Ginsburg had after she fractured ribs in a fall on Nov. 7.Ginsburg is being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. 48 PHOTOS Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice See Gallery Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 30: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrating her 20th anniversary on the bench, is photographed in the West conference room at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday, August 30, … [Read more...] about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has surgery to remove cancerous lung tumors
It’s admittedly pretty hard to know “what the kids are up to these days,” whether it be bad or good. When it comes to the whole vaping thing, they’re apparently doing something in-between. Reportedly, some are vaping vitamins. On one hand, this makes total sense. Millennials are an equal-parts wellness-obsessed and trend-obsessed generation, and the act of vaping vitamins seems like the ultimate culmination of that — despite the deeper understanding that smoking of any kind, including vaping, isn’t all that great for your health. With the-cigarette industry expected to grow 22 percent in the next four years, consumer firm Orbis Research says a growing number of vape manufacturers are expanding beyond nicotine to sling e-cig cartridges “fortified with trendy nutrients,” the The New York Post reported.The alleged perks of these “healthier” options include everything from energy boosts to brighter moods, but many … [Read more...] about Millennials are now vaping vitamins — here’s why that’s kind of pointless