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Hubbard students 'steered straight'

Jan 22 2020
DeLeon believes that having someone close to their age gave the students the understanding of the dangers of vaping. The evening, however, had a ...

Black market THC, not vaping, is the real killer

Jan 22 2020
Phillip Keiser's unsubstantiated comments “urging people to recognize the health dangers of vaping” does nothing but scare smokers into continuing ...

Vape Sale Ban Clears First Hurdle At Dublin City Council

Jan 22 2020
Dublin's proposal would ban sales of all vape devices, according to the ... Other testifiers spoke about the risks of vaping and proposed removing ...

Evers, doctors look at curbing vaping in county, state

Jan 21 2020
Tony Evers. The governor is calling for lawmakers to pass a package of bills aimed at curbing youth vaping and educating the public on the dangers of ...

Are More Vaping Bans Coming Soon? Let's Hope Not!

Jan 21 2020
Banning these flavors is (another) tremendous blow to vaping ... Unfortunately, regulating vaping is also dangerous for teens and adults. To truly ...

Protect youth with state vaping bill

Jan 21 2020
Proliferation has shown that vaping comes with significant risks. State lawmakers must step into the breach with stronger protection for public health.

Ask Kelley-We need to educate our children on dangers of alcohol and marijuana abuse

Jan 21 2020
With the growing popularity of vaping devices, teens have started vaping THC (the ingredient in marijuana that produces the high), with nearly 4% of ...

New Jersey law bans sale of flavored vaping product

Jan 21 2020
“This law will help to discourage our youth from taking up this dangerous habit and reduce its prevalence in our homes and schools,” Democratic Sen.

Vitale Disappointed In Veto of Vaping Bill

Jan 21 2020
It is a lost opportunity to take constructive action to counter the vaping crisis and to protect against the dangerous health effects of e-cigarettes and ...

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Make New Jersey First State in the Nation to Impose ...

Jan 21 2020
“By banning flavored vaping products, this law will help to discourage our youth from taking up this dangerous habit and reduce its prevalence in our ...

World Health Organisation: E-cigarettes are harmful to health and are not safe

Jan 21 2020
In a new Q&A and a series of strongly worded Tweets released on Tuesday afternoon, the organisation said vaping was particularly risky for the ...

Social Media Helped Juul Dominate the Vaping Market. Now, Teens Are Using It to Help Each ...

Jan 21 2020
Now, in the wake of a vaping-related lung disease outbreak that has ... to educate teenagers about the dangers of vaping and nicotine addiction.

Opinion: It's time for Alberta to adopt tough vaping rules – finally

Jan 21 2020
It is very at risk for the tobacco and vaping industries. Increasingly stringent smoking regulations have led to cigarette sales falling for years.

Opinion: It's time for Alberta to enact strict vaping rules — finally

Jan 21 2020
Vaping is harmful. Flavours entice young people to vape and confuse them about whether vaping is safe. Amber Nolan, a Canadian teen hospitalized ...

Katy ISD and American Heart Association Call on Vaping Companies to #QuitLyingAboutVaping

Jan 21 2020
... in partnership with the American Heart Association signed a Board of Trustees resolution to help raise awareness around the dangers of vaping and ...

Poison control sees rise in cases of children ingesting, being exposed to vaping liquid

Jan 21 2020
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — When we talk about the dangers of vaping, teenagers are often the first population that comes to mind. But a much younger ...

Sokaogon Chippewa elders focus on youth development

Jan 20 2020
Another bill would fund a public health campaign to address youth vaping. ... The governor's office said vaping products pose serious health risks to ...

Marijuana is risky for people taking common heart medications

Jan 20 2020
With statins, pot can boost the potency, which could lead to dangerous ... “Inhalation and vaping of anything that isn't meant to be in the lungs, even ...

Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses Subject to Risk of Misdiagnosis

Jan 20 2020
The serious lung injuries that have been linked with use of vaping products can often be mistaken for other illnesses, leading to the potential for ...

Police: Man fatally shot in Madison apparently targeted

Jan 20 2020
MADISON - Police say the man who was fatally shot at a Madison apartment over the weekend was apparently targeted by the person who killed him.

Education Resources

Why Tar Wars?

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