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What it means that the Surgeon General now calls vaping an ‘epidemic’

The Verge Tuesday, 18 December 2018
What it means that the Surgeon General now calls vaping an ‘epidemic’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...
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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams on Tuesday declared an epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth as the country sees an 'historic, unprecedented increase." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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