I did enjoy setting a nice fire in the bathroom sink.
A top official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned federal lawmakers Tuesday that a new generation of e-cigarettes now on the market is "even more addictive," than early versions of vapes*, and the number of vaping-related lung diseases is continuing to rise.
New York became the first major city in the country to ban all flavored vaping products on Tuesday.
The legislation, which passed by a vote of 42-2, will prohibit the sale of all non-tobacco e-cigarette flavors, including the immensely popular mint and menthol varieties. The ban is expected to take effect in July.
A top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official was hammered by members of Congress Wednesday for declining to answers questions about the agency's plan to curb youth vaping rates.
Mitch Zeller, director of the Center for Tobacco Products, would not say whether the FDA is still considering a proposal to clear the market of flavored e-cigarette products it says are appealing to kids.
The extreme cases of lung injury caused by vaping have raised awareness of the potential harms of electronic cigarettes.
Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking the problem last March, there have been 52 confirmed deaths and about 2,400 hospitalizations.
Many of these acute illnesses are linked to black market THC products, but a growing body of evidence points to the risks associated with vaping nicotine.
It's always funny to see "NYC Votes to blah..." and you find out if was 44 people.
**** those people and now there is talk about raising the age to buy smokes to 21?
I think they should raise the age of selective service to 21 too. Also, driving license should be 21. Obviously no one is an adult now til they are 21. That magic ******* number has been decided to be the age of "adult" in America.
What does vaping have to do with coronavirus (COVID-19)?
As with cigarette smoking, vaping can also compromise the respiratory system. This means that people who smoke or vape are more susceptible to lung infections. According to Dr. Choi, recent studies have shown that aldehydes and other components found in vaping liquids can impair the immune function of cells found in the airway and lungs.
“Everything that we inhale goes straight into the airways and into the lungs, which is different from our heart, our liver and our kidneys that are protected. But the lungs are exposed to the environment, so the lungs and the airways do have a defense mechanism against that. What vaping is doing is impairing this defense mechanism for the lungs,” says Dr. Choi.