Policy Makers are Deceiving Themselves if They Believe Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes is Going to End Youth Vaping of Flavored Products

Major Exemption in Proposed Flavor Ban Leaves Most Kid-Friendly Flavors on the MarketThe most basic premise of the proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes is that it will protect youth by preventing them from vaping flavored e-liquids. The flavors are the problem, so if we ban the flavors, we'll take care of the problem.Or so the thinking goes.The Rest of the StoryThe problem is that politicians are deceiving themselves if they think that a ban on flavored e-cigarettes is going to prevent youth from accessing flavored e-liquids. The truth is that all of the following flavors are exempt from the ban and will remain on the market, easily accessible to youth.The exempted flavors include all of the following:        " Mario Carts Vanilla Glue, "     " Heavy Hitters Vape Strawberry, "     " Honey, "     " Gelato, "     " Blueberry, "     " Banana Sherbet, "     " Jillybean, "     " Super Lemon Haze, "     " Romulan Grapefruit, "     " Sour Tangie, "     " Biscotti, "     " Pineapple Express, "     " Mango, "     " Juicy Melon, "    ...
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Testimony of Michael Siegel, MD, MPHProfessor, Boston University School of Public HealthNovember 22, 2019The Department of Public Health justified its emergency order by arguing that removing vaping products from the market would protect the public – and especially youth – from the vaping-associated respiratory disease outbreak that has now affected more than 2,000 people and caused 47 deaths.However, unbeknownst to many, this emergency order wasnot successfulin removing all vaping products from the market. In fact, the Department ’s emergency order exempted – and therefore failed to remove from the...
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Conclusions: The follow-up after discharge in specialized units of tobacco cessation is very low, yet the efficacy of the treatment per year was high.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tobacco, smoking control and health educ. Source Type: research
There is a wave of irresponsible recommendations and actions that are taking place in response to the outbreak of more than 400 cases of severe, acute respiratory disease and five deaths that have occurred in the United States. Since there are far too many to write an individual commentary on each, I am combining three of the most important examples in this post.1. Dr. Thomas Eissenberg Implies that the Respiratory Disease Outbreak is being Caused by Traditional (nicotine-containing) Electronic CigarettesIn anop-ed piece inThe Guardian entitled " Vaping Is Risky: Do Not Do It If You Care About Your Lungs, " Dr. T...
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By ANISH KOKA MD  The message comes in over the office slack line at 1:05 pm. There are four patients in rooms, one new, 3 patients in the waiting room. Really, not an ideal time to deal with this particular message. “Kathy the home care nurse for Mrs. C called and said her weight yesterday was 185, today it is 194, she has +4 pitting edema, heart rate 120, BP 140/70 standing, 120/64 sitting” I know Mrs. C well. She has severe COPD from smoking for 45 of the last 55 years. Every breath looks like an effort because it is. The worst part of it all is that Mrs. C just returned home from the hospital just days...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Hospitals Medicare Anish Koka hospital readmissions HRRP MedPAC Source Type: blogs
By KIP SULLIVAN Managed care advocates see quality problems everywhere and resource shortages nowhere. If the Leapfrog Group, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or some other managed care advocate were in charge of explaining why a high school football team lost to the New England Patriots, their explanation would be “poor quality.” If a man armed with a knife lost a fight to a man with a gun, ditto: “Poor quality.” And their solution would be more measurement of the “quality,” followed by punishment of the losers for getting low grades on the “quality” report card and...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized CMS Kip Sullivan value-based care Source Type: blogs
Employers who suspect someone of using drugs on the job may be reluctant to intervene because they fear they’ll be charged with discrimination. On Jason’s first day of work at an old-fashioned Wall Street law firm, he was so high on cocaine and heroin that his mother warned him, “You can’t go in there. You don’t look well.” But as Jason, now nearly ten years sober and with the easy confidence of a successful lawyer, explains, “I was determined to show up, though I should have never been anywhere near an office, let alone the orientation for summer associates. But the way it works, ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Disorders Industrial and Workplace Publishers Recovery Substance Abuse The Fix employees employers Kristen McGuiness liability Source Type: blogs
A 54-year-old heavy smoker was admitted with a 2-week history of pleuritic chest pain, cough, shortness of breath and weight loss. He had not improved despite a course of antibiotics from his general practitioner. He was commenced on intravenous antibiotics for presumed pneumonia based on his chest X-ray, which seemed to show left middle zone opacification (figure 1), and after 2 days, he was discharged with a further oral antibiotic course. Figure 1Posteroanterior chest X-ray showing pleural-based shadowing with cavitation abutting the left lateral chest wall with a characteristic convex ‘D’ shape of...
Source: Postgraduate Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Journalology, General practice / family medicine, Drugs: infectious diseases, Pain (neurology), Alcohol-related disorders, Drugs misuse (including addiction), Radiology, Pneumonia (respiratory medicine), Clinical diagnostic tests, Cardiothoracic surgery, Source Type: research
You're reading 24 Creative Geniuses Who Inspire Boldness (Even if You’re Shy or Socially Anxious), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Any step in the direction of expressing your creative impulses is a step in the direction of actualizing the genius that resides within you.” -Dr. Wayne Dyer Genius? Expressing creative impulses? Isn’t that aiming a little high? I’m just trying to survive. If this represents the tired record playing in your mind, stick around for some major i...
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While black Americans still face worse health outcomes and suffer earlier mortality than white Americans, a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states that the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites is narrowing.  “Blacks are catching up,” Samuel Preston, a demographer at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times. “The gap is now the narrowest it has been since the beginning of the 20th century, and that’s really good news.” As it stands, black Americans can expect to live until age 76, while white Americans are likely to live until age 79...
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On average, 44 people in the United States die every day from an overdose of opioid prescription painkillers. These drugs — such as Vicodin, Percocet, codeine, and morphine — reduce the brain’s recognition of pain by binding to certain receptors in the body. With continued use, a person can develop a physical dependence on these drugs, such that withdrawal symptoms occur if the drug is stopped. These drugs can also cause a “high.” Both of these effects contribute to addiction — that is, the loss of control around the use of a drug, even though it causes harm to the person. Addiction to o...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Mental Health Source Type: news
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