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Missouri officials confirm second vaping-related death in state

Nov 15 2019
Missouri officials confirm second vaping-related death in state ... coordinate a statewide campaign to relay the health risks of vaping for young people.

There are no cases of vaping-related illness in Humboldt County, DHHS says

Nov 15 2019
“There have been no cases of any vaping-related illness in Humboldt ... them about the risks of vaping and there are “flavors hook kids” that address ...

Langley school board chair hopes BC vaping changes clear the air

Nov 15 2019
Langley school board chair hopes B.C. vaping changes clear the air ... funds earmarked for education of young people about the dangers of vaping.

Expert at Florence High School presentation: Vaping a 'huge epidemic'

Nov 15 2019
Tracy visited Florence High School on Wednesday evening to present information about the dangers of vaping. Vaping has caused the death of at ...

Valley school districts combating the Vaping epidemic

Nov 15 2019
EDINBURG, Texas – A national epidemic is reaching the Rio Grande Valley. In a Local 23 News special series, we take a closer look at the dangers of ...

Local high school is increasing awareness about the dangers of vaping

Nov 15 2019
REED SPRINGS, Mo. – In response to national news about deaths and serious injuries associated with vaping, some students at Reeds Spring High ...

Edmond cannabis testing lab finding innovative way to combat vaping-related illnesses

Nov 15 2019
... always has been a natural component of cannabis and nicotine, but Webb says the danger now is increased by the concentration and vaping of it.

Local vape shops see a drop in sales

Nov 14 2019
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — West Virginia State Senator Bob Beach (D-Monongalia), called on Governor Jim Justice to declare a public ...

Local teen doing everything she can to end vape crisis, starting in her own school

Nov 14 2019
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - A local high school is leading the way in educating teens on the dangers of vaping, and it's all thanks to a student's Girl ...

Idaho H&W board raises alarm about flavored e-cigs

Nov 14 2019
... THC or cannabis products, while one involved vaping nicotine only. ... to let Idahoans, and particularly young people, know the dangers of vaping.

Dangers of vaping revealed at Central program

Nov 14 2019
... nonprofit group Your Choice to Live Inc. In addition to Wednesday's presentation, student heard about vaping dangers during a program Thursday.

Proposal would send Hawkins students caught vaping on campus to Juvenile Court

Nov 14 2019
Last month, the BOE asked Director of Schools Matt Hixson to develop a plan for educating students about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes and ...

Expert Uncovers E-Cigarette Dangers at Nashville LUNG FORCE Expo

Nov 14 2019
As vaping is putting thousands of people across the country in the hospital, a leading tobacco control expert will address the e-cigarette epidemic on ...

Experts Provide Vital Information to Parents About Vaping

Nov 14 2019
Information about vaping related illnesses and vaping related deaths has ... argues that “safe” is a relative word and that e-cigs can still be harmful.

East Syracuse Minoa Central High School Hosts Free Vaping Forum

Nov 14 2019
ESM High School Executive Principal Greg Avellino says that the risks of students vaping has become a growing issue in schools across the area.

The Vape Crisis Is a Byproduct of Federal Cannabis Inaction

Nov 14 2019
Public health experts agree that even with the current risks, e-cigarettes carry only a fraction of the dangers of traditional cigarettes. The vape market ...

Belgium reports first death from vaping

Nov 14 2019
An 18-year-old man died in Belgium of respiratory failure that authorities on Thursday attributed to vaping and a mixture of harmful products in an ...

Project for Teens discusses role in reducing vaping in schools

Nov 14 2019
Project for Teens discusses role in reducing vaping in schools ... experts in their efforts to educate students and the public on the dangers of vaping.

Battle Ground's 'Hidden in Plain Sight' event helps parents spot signs of vaping

Nov 14 2019
The exhibit shows a variety of devices used to hide vaping products, ... She said there is a misconception by many teens of the dangers of vaping.

Bootleg marijuana vapes produce vapor tainted with formaldehyde, tests show

Nov 14 2019
By Conor Ferguson, Cynthia McFadden and Rich Schapiro and NBC Nightly News. A pioneering test found a toxic stew of dangerous chemicals ...

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