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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