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FDA announces enforcement actions and new youth tobacco prevention plan related to JUUL and other e-cigarettes

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced several enforcement actions as part of a new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop youth use of – and access to – JUUL and other e-cigarettes.

 


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JUUL Vapor Products

Posted on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health:

 


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Opportunity to give input on vapor product rules

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is writing new rules on one specific issue related to vapor products (electronic cigarettes). We welcome your input.

WHAT THE RULES ARE ABOUT: In 2016, the Washington State Legislature passed a new law that regulates vapor products (Chapter 70.345 RCW). One provision of that law says:

 


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Findings Released - 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey

December 14, 2017

 


Available For Review - Annual Synar Report

Each year the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery compiles and submits an Annual Synar Report (ASR) to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The report is currently available for public review.  If you wish to submit a comment after reviewing the report, it must be received by 5:00pm (pacific) on Friday, December 15.

 


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Recorded Webinar Available - Local Control: A Proven Strategy for Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, with cigarette smoking alone responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year. Local tobacco control policies that limit youth access to tobacco products have proven effective at reducing tobacco use and tobacco-related disease. Laws in some states—including Washington—preempt (i.e.

 


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American Lung Association: FREE Facilitator Training in Not On Tobacco and Freedom From Smoking program in Spokane, WA

This message is to announce a FREE facilitator training opportunity from the American Lung Association in Washington. Trainings provide certification in Not On Tobacco program to help teens quit smoking or the Freedom From Smoking program for adult smoking cessation. We hope you can join us.

Please note: Washington residents register free with discount code: freereg

 

 


E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Excerpted from an article published online by the University of California San Francisco.  Link to full article can be found below.

E-cigarettes – thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking – are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

 


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Surgeon General Releases Report on E-cigarettes

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy published a report on an emerging public health threat affecting our country. E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General is the 33rd Surgeon General’s report in 53 years to address the impact of tobacco on health. It is the first to focus on e-cigarettes.  

 


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Vaping & Hookah Use by teens declines for first time

A  new  study  finds  that  the  percentage  of  U.S.  teens  who  vape  declined  in  2016—the first  significant  reversal  of  a  rapid  rise  in  adolescent  vaping.  The  rate  grew  from near­zero  levels  of  use  in  2011  to  one &nb

 


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