Topic: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
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.
Nashville, 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.
American Heart Association says Sugar Added Labels on packaged foods, beverages could lower Heart Disease/Diabetes risk, Cut Healthcare Costs
Dallas, 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.
VeinCare Centers of Tennessee
Clarksville, 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).
Tennessee Department of Health (TDH)
Nashville, 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.
American Heart Association says FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done
American Heart Association
Washington, 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:
American Heart Association Circulation Journal Report
Dallas, 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.
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)
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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