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A study shows the main drivers of Juul’s social media presence are young people and third-party vendors, not the company itself. And vaping continues to look cool online among young people.
Gov. Mike DeWine is revealing more about the wellness initiatives that he wants to implement for the 2.8 million people on Medicaid in Ohio, including the 677,000 in Medicaid expansion. DeWine says he’ll make quitting smoking one of his Medicaid wellness initiatives. “If we can help them get healthier, it’s going to be better for… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Public health advocates say Kentucky lawmakers missed a chance to combat youth smoking by failing to take up proposals to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The proposals did not come up Tuesday when the state Senate debated a bill to set up a way for students to… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A push to ban e-cigarettes and other vaping products for people under 21 has been resurrected in Kentucky after some heart-felt testimony from a group of middle school students. The students attended the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday. They testified about Senate bill 218, which would set up an… Read More
A slender, black, rectangle, the Juul fits easily in the palm of your hand. You don’t light it, you trigger it with a click of a finger. The mist that is exhaled is so fine it’s hard to see. The nicotine is delivered via a pod the size of a AAA battery, with each pod… Read More
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action.
ATHENS, Ohio – Although Ohio University banned smoking on campus six years ago, a recent spike in vaping is raising concerns that the policy needs to be amended. Ohio University’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy, established in 2012, mostly dealt with traditional cigarette use. The policy’s brief mention of e-cigarettes is seen as inadequate by many Ohio… Read More