Atlanta, GA – A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), found that current tobacco product use declined among U.S. middle and high school students from 2019 to 2020—driven by decreases in e-cigarette, cigar, and smokeless tobacco use.
However, the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data analysis also found that about 1 in 6 (nearly 4.5 million) students were current users of some type of tobacco product in 2020.
FDA Warns Manufacturers and Retailers to Remove Certain E-cigarette Products Targeted to Youth from the Market
Silver Spring, MD – Today, Monday, April 27th, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued ten warning letters to retailers and manufacturers who sell, manufacture and/or import unauthorized electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products targeted to youth or likely to promote use by youth.
Nashville, TN – Parents have a valuable opportunity to influence their children’s use of substances if they approach the conversation in early middle school grades, but these conversations are only happening for about half of Tennessee youth. That is one of the primary takeaways highlighted by the first-ever TN Together Student Survey.
Lamar Alexander says He Will Continue to do Everything He Can to Keep Surprise Medical Bills at the Top of Congress’ To-Do List Until it’s Done
Washington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said he intends to do everything he can to keep surprise medical billing at the top of Congress’ to-do list in 2020 until it’s done.
“Protecting patients from surprise billing is something almost everyone wants fixed. One out of five patients who goes to an emergency room eventually receives an unexpected bill for as much as $300 or $3,000 or $30,000 because the doctor who treated them was not part of the same insurance network as the hospital.”
Washington, D.C. – At the Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 Senate health committee hearing, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that Dr. Stephen Hahn is an “impressive choice” to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“This is a critical time for FDA, and there is a lot that FDA needs to do – review and approve lifesaving drugs and devices, regulate tobacco and e-cigarettes, complete the ongoing lung injury investigation, protect our nation’s food supply, and continue addressing the opioid crisis,” Senator Alexander said.
American Heart Association reports U.S. Food and Drug Administration Delays Plan to Lower Nicotine Levels in Traditional Cigarettes
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of regulations it plans to work on in 2020, omitted from that list was a regulation to reduce nicotine levels in traditional cigarettes. That regulation was initially announced by former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in 2017.
Washington, D.C. – The American Heart Association released the following statement following the House Energy and Commerce mark-up and approval of H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019:
“We are pleased the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passed through the Energy and Commerce Committee today”
American Heart Association says Vaping Industry faces a triple threat: Science, Advocacy, Community Action
Philadelphia, PA – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, today announced an aggressive, three-pronged initiative involving research, policy advocacy and youth activation intended to urgently address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.
The initiative, launched as 1 in 4 high school students nationwide report using e-cigarettes, has three central components.
American Heart Association reports Cannabis may be linked to Strokes, Heart Rhythm disturbances in Young People
Dallas, TX – Frequent cannabis (marijuana) use among young people was linked to an increased risk of stroke and people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder were more likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias), according to two new preliminary studies to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 — November 16th -18th in Philadelphia.
American Heart Association Study finds flavors play a role in initiation, addiction to E-Cigarette use
Dallas, 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.
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