Could Vaping Really Be the Most Significant Public Health Benefit this Decade?

Could Vaping Really Be the Most Significant Public Health Benefit this Decade?

It is hard to separate American history from the smell of tobacco smoke. The first English colonists grew tobacco as a cash crop for more than 200 years, smoking remains a $100 billion dollar industry today. Over the course of the last decade, though, nicotine habits are becoming increasingly separated from the smell of smoke. Vaping has seen rapid growth as more and more smokers turn to it as a means of reducing health side effects and aiding in kicking the habit. Regulations at the state and federal level could hamper or halt this process, though. This is where customers...

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FDA Youth Prevention Actions

On April 24, 2018 the United States Food and Drug Administration released a public statement outlining its continued priority of regulating tobacco products. The FDA highlighted the following points in their statement: FDA cites 40 retailers for violations related to youth sales of JUUL e-cigarettes Agency announces a new blitz of retail establishments targeting youth sale violations Agency takes new action to examine youth appeal of JUUL Agency takes steps to foreclose online sales of JUUL to minors The FDA outlined that these would be just the first steps in their new effort aimed at stopping youth from using e-cigarettes....

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Latest Updates from the FDA

Latest Updates from the FDA

“Today, we’re taking a pivotal step,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on a conference call with media on March 15, 2018.The FDA plans to file two more rulemaking notices, one on the impact of flavored tobacco, including menthol, and one on premium cigars. The FDA will also continue to consider other nicotine delivery systems that are potentially less harmful. Gottlieb further said, "our plan demonstrates a greater awareness that nicotine, while highly addictive, is delivered through products on a continuum of risk...In order to successfully address cigarette addiction, we must make it possible for current adult smokers who still seek...

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A Metamorphosis of Tobacco Consumers

A Metamorphosis of Tobacco Consumers

A metamorphosis is taking place that bodes well for the electronic cigarette industry. Tobacco consumers are becoming more sophisticated using more complex devices and multiple types of nicotine delivery systems to get their daily fix. An average vaping starter kit can range from $30 to $100, with the cost of electronic liquids in the $65 to $85 dollars a month range (for a pack-a-day smoker). In comparison, an average pack-a-day smoker can spend as much as $185 per month on cigarettes. The potential new demand for e-cigarettes and other ENDS is happening alongside developments at the federal level. In a...

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Vaping and Marijuana Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Generation Y

Vaping and Marijuana Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Generation Y

Cigarette use has dropped so sharply among Americans that vaping and marijuana use are now more common than conventional cigarettes. In contrast, rates of marijuana use have remained largely consistent, with occasional small shifts. Doctors and government officials are "impressed by the improvement in substance use by all," said Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He continued, "we don't yet know about the health problems in vaping." Vaping devices are perceived by some experts as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes because they do not include carcinogens that come with burning tobacco. However, Dr....

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