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FDA Takes Important Steps to Address Youth Use of Juul E-Cigarettes, but Must Do More – Agency Should Prevent Introduction of Kid-Friendly Tobacco Products Instead of Acting After the Fact
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today has taken important initial steps to address the dramatic rise in youth use of Juul e-cigarettes. However, the FDA must do more by taking off the market Juul flavors like mango and cool cucumber that clearly appeal to children and adolescents.
Study Highlights: The more cigarettes men younger than 50 smoked, the more likely they were to have a stroke. Researchers say, while smoking cessation is the goal, just reducing the number of cigarettes younger men smoke could help reduce their stroke risk.
Leading Health and Medical Groups Urge Immediate FDA Action to Address Rising Youth Use of Juul E-Cigarettes
Six leading public health and medical organizations today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take strong and immediate action to address the dramatic rise in teen use of Juul electronic cigarettes, which has been widely reported by media and educators across the United States.
DALLAS, April 17, 2018 — The American Heart Association joins the nation in mourning the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush passed away this evening after reports that she had chosen comfort care over further medical treatment for her...
Study Highlights: African Americans who smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart failure. Among African Americans, those who smoke a pack or more a day are likely at greatest risk for heart failure. African Americans who quit smoking may no longer be at increased risk of heart failure.