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Tennessee Department of Health reports First Death from Vaping Associated Respiratory Disease

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (THD) has reported one death in a patient with serious respiratory disease associated with use of electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is the first such death reported in Tennessee.

“We are extremely saddened by this loss of life and extend our sincere condolences to the patient’s family,” said Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

Cluster of Illness in 49 States Linked to E-cigarette Use.

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American Heart Association Study finds flavors play a role in initiation, addiction to E-Cigarette use

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research from the Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science of the American Heart Association flavors motivate individuals to start using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and are also associated with a stronger perception of being addicted to e-cigarettes,  the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives.

Researchers surveyed about 1,500 U.S. e-cigarette users, aged 18 and older, to determine whether different types of flavors played a role in getting them to start and to continue vaping.

A survey of adults who use electronic cigarettes found that flavors attracted many to start using e-cigarettes and supported their continued use. (American Heart Association)

A survey of adults who use electronic cigarettes found that flavors attracted many to start using e-cigarettes and supported their continued use. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health reports Six Cases of Vaping Association Respiratory Disease

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has reported six cases of suspected serious respiratory disease among people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or vape, with 215 cases reported to date in 25 states.

Cluster of Illness in 25 States Linked to Electronic Cigarette Use. (American Heart Association)

Cluster of Illness in 25 States Linked to Electronic Cigarette Use. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health Urges Providers to Report Cases of Vaping-associated Respiratory Illness

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is asking health care providers across the state to report any cases of suspected serious respiratory illness they treat among patients who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a cluster of severe pulmonary disease among people who use e-cigarettes or vape, with more than 150 cases reported to date in 16 states.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says New CDC Data Highlights E-Cigarette Epidemic’s Threat to Nation’s Youth

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – Results of the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the rapidly growing popularity of electronic cigarettes among youth.

The results show that 4.9 million middle- and high-school students were current users of some type of tobacco product in 2018, an increase from 3.6 million in 2017, and that there were in excess of 3.5 million youth e-cigarette users in 2018, 1.5 million more than in 2017.

E-Cigarette. (American Heart Association)

E-Cigarette. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health issues Public Health Advisory on Nicotine/Chemicals Delivery Systems

 

Tennessee Department of Health (TDH)

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has updated its January 2017 public health advisory to reflect recently published research of importance to the health of Tennesseans.

Since the first TDH advisory on ENDS was issued in February, 2013 accumulating evidence has increased the level of concern regarding the risks posed by these products to the health of all persons involved, especially children.

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health Issues Updated Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes

 

Tennessee Department of Health (TDH)

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is issuing an updated public health advisory on electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS based on recent federal regulatory action and new evidence of risks associated with use of e-cigarettes and similar devices.

Evolving Research and Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about E-Cigarettes Impact to Health. (American Heart Association)

Evolving Research and Recent Regulatory Actions Increase Concerns about E-Cigarettes Impact to Health. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, issued the following statement from CEO Nancy Brown in response to today’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement to limit access to flavored tobacco products:

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. Proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is historic and long overdue. (American Heart Association)

Closeup of woman smoking electronic cigarette outdoor. Proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is historic and long overdue. (American Heart Association)

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E-cigarettes are more likely to be used by alcohol drinkers and former cigarette smokers

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CA – Electronic cigarettes are more frequently used by people who recently quit smoking and alcohol drinkers, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

E-Cigarette. (American Heart Association)

E-Cigarette. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Health says Voluntarily doing the Right Thing can improve Health across Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – As more cities and communities grapple with ways to protect the health of residents and visitors from second-hand smoke and potential hazards of emissions from electronic cigarettes and similar nicotine delivery devices, the Tennessee Department of Health is appealing for voluntary actions by individuals to make a difference.

“We encourage people, in our state’s volunteer spirit, not to smoke or allow emissions from their electronic nicotine delivery systems in public places where impressionable children may be present or other people may be harmed,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.  “Mandates are not the only way to encourage us to do the right thing and we would rather people quit, but isn’t it better if people voluntarily limited or postponed public puffing?”

Tennessee Department of Health encourages people not to smoke in public places.

Tennessee Department of Health encourages people not to smoke in public places.

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