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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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Tennessee Department of Health issues statement on Lung Injury associated with Vaping

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has received reports of 49 cases of serious lung injury among people who use electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. This is an immediate public health concern with potentially severe consequences.

E-cigarette. (American Heart Association)

E-cigarette. (American Heart Association)

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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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American Heart Association says Sugar Added Labels on packaged foods, beverages could lower Heart Disease/Diabetes risk, Cut Healthcare Costs

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation shows a label showing added sugars content on all packaged foods and sugary drinks could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits in the United States over the next 20 years .

Using a validated model, researchers were able to estimate a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes cases from 2018 to 2037, if such a mandated addition to the Nutrition Label was implemented.

Labeling food products and beverages for added sugars could generate substantial health benefits over the next 20 years, potentially preventing nearly 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and lowering healthcare costs. (American Heart Association)

Labeling food products and beverages for added sugars could generate substantial health benefits over the next 20 years, potentially preventing nearly 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and lowering healthcare costs. (American Heart Association)

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VeinCare Centers of Tennessee one of first the U.S. to use BD Venovo stent for Pelvic Veins

 

VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

Veincare Centers of TennesseeClarksville, TN – VeinCare Centers of Tennessee is one of the first clinics in the United States to implant the new BD Venovo stent in obstructed pelvic veins.

The Venovo stent is the first stent designed specifically for use in treating obstruction of veins to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Stephen F. Daugherty, MD of VeinCare Centers of Tennessee holding a BD Venovo stent.

Stephen F. Daugherty, MD of VeinCare Centers of Tennessee holding a BD Venovo stent.

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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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American Heart Association says More Sensitive Blood Test Diagnoses Heart Attacks Faster

 

American Heart Association Circulation Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – A new test to assess a whether or not someone is having a heart attack upon arriving in the emergency room was safe and effective, ruling out heart attack in emergency room patients faster than a conventional method, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. 

The new high-sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin, given in a hospital emergency room, was also found to be safe and effective.

4 chambers of the heart: right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, left ventricle. (American Heart Association)

4 chambers of the heart: right atrium, right ventricle, left atrium, left ventricle. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon River, Nolichucky River

 

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River.

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