The Calgary group, called Stop Addicting Adolescents to Vaping and E-cigarettes, or SAAVE, includes university students, high school students and doctors.
About 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users of a tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017, according to results from the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey. The U.S. Surgeon General also warned that their use is skyrocketing among minors, with one in five high school students reporting previous year that they used e-cigarettes at least once in the last month.
"From a public health perspective we should be very concerned about what that might mean, especially with the popularity of these pod-based products with incredibly high levels of nicotine in them".
MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) - E-cigarettes have obliterated past progress in reducing tobacco product use among teenagers, US health officials said Monday. (D-Burlington), a physician who heads the health committee, and John Armato (D-Atlantic) - would amend existing laws to prohibit individuals from completing the delivery of a tobacco product or e-cigarette device to any Garden State residence without first obtaining the signature of a person, 21 years of age or older who lives there. "We know JUUL devices are being used among kids in school, including inside bathrooms and classrooms", said Brian King, deputy director at the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.
The recent emergence of small, trendy vaping devices has made the issue more widespread, Aggarwal said.
Among middle school students, 6.6% of non-Hispanic white students reported use of any tobacco product in 2018, compared to 9.5% of Hispanic middle school students, 6.8% of blacks, and 3.8% of non-Hispanics of other races.
"We see children who suffer from many conditions that are not preventable", Hollis said.
"This bill can help serve as a tool to prevent the lifelong addiction typically associated with smoking", Conaway said.
"We need to put more focus on the companies and government on protecting them". ResearchAndMarkets.com has estimated the global market for e-cigarettes will hit over $44 billion in 2023.
While changes to survey methodology and the existence of new products like e-cigarettes make today's overall tobacco use numbers hard to compare to years before 2011, the current high-school tobacco use rate resembles cigarette smoking levels not seen since 2001.
"I've heard really good evidence that this is going to translate into tobacco consumption, because it's ultimately more affordable, and that this will bring on the disease - whether it be cardiac, respiratory, cancer - that our society can ill-afford to support, let alone how devastating it'll be on lives and families", Lang said. Nicotine also primes the brain for addiction to other substances, she added.
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