What it means that the Surgeon General now calls vaping an ‘epidemic’
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 The US Surgeon General just declared youth vaping an epidemic, and called out e-cigarette giant Juul as part of the problem in an advisory today. The Surgeon General’s declaration isn’t a new policy or enforcement action against vape companies or retailers. But it is a call to action that follows news that teen vaping is skyrocketing.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams’ advisory lays out why teen vaping is a public health concern: nicotine can mess with the developing brain, it’s addictive, and the chemicals in e-cigarette vapor may be unhealthy to inhale. The advisory says a recent surge in teen vaping “has been fueled by new types of e-cigarettes that have recently entered the market,” and calls out vape giant Juul for its high nicotine...
American Lung Association Calls Out FDA Over E-Cigarettes The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received a failing grade from the association in its State of Tobacco Control report. The author of the..