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Tennessee Together Student Survey Highlights Opportunity for Parents to Prevent Youth Substance Use

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, 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.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

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American Heart Association Launches #QuitLying Day to Combat Youth Vaping in Schools Across the Country

 

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is working with over 100 schools across the country to give students the opportunity to demand accountability by e-cigarette companies for spending millions marketing products directly to youth.

Local AHA awarded a grant to launch anti-vaping campaigns in two Middle Tennessee School Districts. (American Heart Association)

Local AHA awarded a grant to launch anti-vaping campaigns in two Middle Tennessee School Districts. (American Heart Association)

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House Committee Approves Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, 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”

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passes through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act passes through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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American Heart Association says Vaping Industry faces a triple threat: Science, Advocacy, Community Action

 

American Heart AssociationPhiladelphia, 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 announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying (American Heart Association)

American Heart Association announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying (American Heart Association)

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Senate Health Committee Questions FDA & CDC About Mysterious Lung Illness Tied to E-Cigarette Devices, Injuring Over 2,000 Americans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – While the U.S. House of Representatives conducted an impeachment hearing, the Senate health committee today held a bipartisan hearing on the outbreak of lung injuries linked to the use of electronic cigarettes and what federal agencies are doing to prevent youth use of these products.

In his opening remarks at the hearing which featured witnesses from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) asked “why aren’t there any rules in effect about what standards e-cigarettes and vaping products need to meet?”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Police arrest Three Teenagers for Vape Cartridge Rip-off, One Teenager Shot

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police report three teenagers, age 14, age 16, and age 17 have been charged with Especially Aggravated Robbery after another 14 year old teenager was shot during a vape cartridge rip-off.

On Saturday, October 26th, arrangements were made with a 14 year old to purchase some vaping cartridges for $60.00. The 14 year old set up to meet with the three other teenagers down the street from his residence around 3:40am.

Three Teenagers were arrested by Clarksville Police for Especially Aggravated Robbery after a teenager was shot during during a rip off of vape cartridges.

Three Teenagers were arrested by Clarksville Police for Especially Aggravated Robbery after a teenager was shot during during a rip off of vape cartridges.

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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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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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