Oakland County Health Division Aims To Educate On Vaping
CBS Detroit – The Oakland County Health Division is hosting a ‘VAPE 101’ virtual training seminar aimed at educating people in the community about the health risks associated with vaping among teens. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Whitmer Says She Has Authority To Order New Stay-Home Order in MichiganVaping or E-Cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid that heats an aerosol that is inhaled. According to the Oakland County Health Division, many of the liquids sold contain nicotine which is proven to be highly addictive and harmful to adolescent brain development, even into their 20s. In June of last year, Governor Whitmer signed legislation that banned the sale of vaping supplies to minors, and additional legislation was passed regulating the sale and advertising of vaping supplies in stores. MORE FROM CBS DETROIT: Stimulus Package Update: What Will A Biden Administration Mean For More Aid?detroit.cbslocal.com
Big drop reported in vaping by US teenagers
NEW YORK Vaping rates among U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, according to a federal report released Wednesday. That marks a dramatic decline from a similar survey last year that found about 28% of high school students and 11% of middle school students recently vaped. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts the national survey of more than 20,000 middle and high school students. It asks students if they had used any vaping or traditional tobacco products in the previous month. CDC officials gradually focused their investigation on black market THC cartridges, and on a chemical compound called vitamin E acetate that had been added to illicit THC vaping liquids.
Vaping might increase risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) in teens, young adults
DETROIT A new study is raising serious concerns that teenagers and young adults who vape are more likely to contract the coronavirus (COVID-19). From a lack of face coverings to a tendency to gather in groups, there are several actions that increase risk. Vaping might increase the risk of COVID-19 in young adults and teenagers, according to a study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. They found that those who used e-cigarettes were five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 compared to non-vapers. We know that adolescents and young adults share their vaping products with each other, Halpern-Felsher said.
Michigan health officials report fourth death from vaping-related lung injury
DETROIT – Michigan health officials have confirmed the state’s fourth death caused by a vaping-related lung injury. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services learned Wednesday about a Michigan man’s death. No other information about the man was revealed, but his death was linked to the outbreak of e-cigarettes or vaping, officials said. That number includes 64 deaths in 28 states, health officials said. The CDC has identified vitamin E acetate as strongly associated with vaping-related lung injury.
Michigan health officials confirm state’s 3rd death from vaping-related lung injury
Michigan health officials have announced the third death associated with the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries in the state. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said it was notified about a man’s death on Dec. 19 and confirmed it was due to the vaping-related lung injury. Since August 2019, 65 confirmed and probable vaping-related lung injury cases have been reported in Michigan, including this death. This includes 57 deaths in 27 states; this count does not include this third Michigan death. Related: Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospitalMeanwhile, in December, the Michigan Supreme Court said it would not take an expedited appeal from Gov.
17-year-old boy has double lung transplant in Detroit due to irreparable damage from vaping, doctors say
DETROIT – A 17-year-old boy underwent a double lung transplant at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit after his lungs were irreparably damaged from vaping, doctors said. Medical officials said this is believed to be the first double lung transplant due to vaping in the United States. “This teenager faced imminent death had he not received a lung transplant,” Dr. Hassan Nemeh said. Here’s a statement from the boy’s family:"We asked Henry Ford doctors to share that the horrific life-threatening effects of vaping are very real! When the boy’s condition worsened, doctors contacted Dr. Lisa Allenspach, pulmonologist and the Medical Director of Henry Ford’s Lung Transplant Program, to see if he would be a lung transplant candidate.
Prevent Your Teens From Vaping by Being in the Know
School yourself on the facts, talk to your kids about the dangers. Parents should arm themselves with knowledge about vaping, and that starts what vaping devices look like. They came back and said vaping is an issue, and that kids are vaping at school. Kids are then standing as spokesmen to be the process experts to share the facts about vaping with peers. Were having the kids be the community change agents themselves.Parents can help their kids by sharing facts about the dangers of vaping, too.metroparent.com
Study: Vaping up among young people, but not for older adults
(CNN) - Vaping, often described as an "epidemic" in middle and high schools, was not significantly different among adults in the United States in 2014 vs. 2018, according to survey results published Monday. However, those numbers had been declining from 2014 to 2017, preceding an uptick largely attributable to the increasing popularity of vaping among 18- to 24-year-olds. In that age group, prevalence of e-cigarette use rose from 5.2% in 2017 to 7.6% in 2018. "A significant increase between 2017 and 2018 occurred among young adults, but no such increase occurred in middle-aged or older adults." Meanwhile, the prevalence of vaping among youth has continued to skyrocket, according to other surveys of middle and high school students.
Michigan officially becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vape products
click to enlarge Steve NeavlingFlavored vape liquid at Detroit Smoke and Vape. Michigan just became the first state to officially ban flavored nicotine vape products.Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that vape retailers have 14 days to comply.Im proud that Michigan has been a national leader in protecting our kids from the harmful effects of vaping, Whitmer said in a news release. For too long, companies have gotten our kids hooked on nicotine by marketing candy-flavored vaping products as safe. That ends today.metrotimes.com
Watch Local 4 News at 4 -- Sept. 6, 2019
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