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Juul must pay $400 million in a multi-state settlement for marketing to teenagers 

The e-cigarette company Juul must pay $400 million after an investigation found that the company was advertising to teenagers. The company advertised to children through social media platforms such as Tik Tok and Twitter.  More information on the settlement.

The threat of e-cigarettes on America's youth

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2.5 million U.S. students in middle school and high school reported using e-cigarettes. More details about e-cigarette findings.

Tobacco's prevalence in America's youth

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 3 million U.S. middle school and high school students reported that they used at least one of eight tobacco products studied by the FDA and CDC. The products most commonly used by the students were e-cigarettes, cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, hookah, nicotine patches, heated tobacco products and pipe tobacco. More details and specific numbers found by the FDA and CDC.

2022 Youth Tobacco Survey Results

The following document shows the results from the FDA and CDC's annual youth tobacco survey.

Dental health and vaping: the risk for cavities

New research says that vaping can cause cavities and tooth decay. Dr. Karina Irusa, a professor of comprehensive care at Tufts University, says the e-liquid can cover people's teeth in a sugar, sticky film which can cause an increase in bacteria growth. More information on dental health and vaping research

Vaping and Smoking's Damage on Blood Vessels

According to the National Institutes of Health, long-term vaping and smoking can damage the functionality of the body's blood vessels which can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. More information on vaping and blood vessel study.

Smoking and Vaping May Lead to COVID-19

People who smoke or vape may be at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

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FDA Warns Retailers and Manufactures to Remove Unauthorized E-Cigarette Products from Market

The FDA issued 22 warning letter to retailers to retailers and manufacturers across the country who sell flavored, cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products advising them that selling these products, which lack marketing authorization, is illegal.

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Take Down Tobacco

The Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is on March 18, 2020. It's a day where communities push for the first tobacco-free generation.

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Welcome to our tobacco-free campus!

No tobacco use is allowed on LSU property. This includes cigarettes, cigars, water pipes/hookahs, e-cigarettes, and all forms of smokeless tobacco, such as chewing tobacco and snuff.

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E-Cigarette Use and Epidemic Among Young People

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), released by the CDC and the FDA, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth since 2014.

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This teen's vape exploded, shattering his jaw

What he told doctors shocked them: The boy was vaping when, without warning, his e-cigarette exploded in his face. The freak accident, described in a case study published Wednesday, is just one of thousands in recent years.

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90% of lung cancers can be avoided by eliminating tobacco use, new WHO report reveals

A new report from WHO/Europe, “European tobacco use – trends report 2019”, offers confirmation that tobacco use remains a public health issue of utmost importance. This is particularly true in the WHO European Region, which has the highest proportion of tobacco use in the world, with an estimated 209 million people (or 29%) smoking. Launched on World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2019, the report examines health impacts, prevalence of tobacco use and health systems’ response.

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