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Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

Mar 27 2020
Health officials have been warning for more than a decade about the dangers of epidemics in jails and prisons, which are ideal ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young people, the House has ...

Smoking, vaping and substance abuse put people at higher risk of coronavirus infection as disease ...

Mar 27 2020
While there is not much evidence to tie vaping with COVID-19 risk, researchers say certain components from e-cigarettes can harm the lungs.

Rittman SALT Coalition dedicated to substance abuse prevention and education

Mar 27 2020
... Rittman Sleepwalker Festival and sponsoring activities such as a mock trial for high school students and presentations on the dangers of vaping.

Health Experts Say Smoking and Vaping Increase Risk of Catching Coronavirus

Mar 27 2020
“We know that people who use tobacco products are at an increased risk for respiratory tract infections,” said Chris Owens, the St. Joseph's Health ...

Vape Advocate Calls for Temporary Ban of Cigarette Sales

Mar 26 2020
Doctors say smokers are at higher risk for severe cases of coronavirus, so Glauser says the state should take a break for two to three weeks.

Doctors Are Warning Of A Potential Connection Between Vaping And Coronavirus Complications

Mar 26 2020
“It's definitely possible that people who were vaping could be at higher risk of having infections, just like the COVID-19,” he says. Choi says it's no ...

Jefferies touts big tobacco as 'recession proof,' saying smokers aren't fazed by illness risks and the ...

Mar 26 2020
Cigarette smokers are less likely to adopt vaping if they think the respiratory risk is the same as vaping, and new nicotine users may be less likely to ...

American Heart Association advises caution during COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 26 2020
Officials said people who contract COVID-19 that are most at risk include: ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to stem a vaping epidemic among young ...

New Silver Lake vape deviation program educates, not just disciplines

Mar 26 2020
Cranshaw and Allen have worked together to address the legal consequences and dangers of vaping. In the last week, Cranshaw will meet with ...

Vaping and e-cigarettes: Adding fuel to the coronavirus fire?

Mar 26 2020
Because vaping can also cause dangerous lung and respiratory problems, experts say it makes sense that the habit could aggravate the symptoms of ...

Education Resources

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School nurses know e-cigarette use is surging among middle and high school students

Adolescents may start using e-cigarettes because they believe they are harmless. Nicotine, a key ingredient in tobacco products, is an addictive drug. Tobacco use by and around children and adolescents is a particular concern due to increased risk for addiction and passive exposure. Smoking is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Young people who use e-cigarettes, such as the popular JUUL brand, are more likely to transition to combustible cigarettes.

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Public health consequences of e-cigarettes. Consensus study report