E-Cigarettes

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May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that smoking causes cancer and it’s one of the concerns that many people have when they talk about the increased popularity of e-cigarettes and the...
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Suzanne Monaghan
April 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last year, awareness rose about the e-cigarette JUUL and its use among teens. Anti-tobacco groups have been working to educate young people about the health risks, but despite their efforts, more teens are using. Gustavo Torrez with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids says...
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In this April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts.
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April 03, 2019 - 11:00 am
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-...
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March 29, 2019 - 8:07 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez (CNN) -- More American adults perceive electronic cigarettes to be as harmful as or more harmful than regular cigarettes, according to a new analysis. The researchers examined data from the Tobacco Products and Risk Perceptions Survey, administered by the Georgia State...
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March 27, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're concerned about kids smoking e-cigarettes, you should be. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Surgeon General have issued strong warnings...
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February 21, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is growing concern that the use of electronic cigarettes is increasing among adults, with many thinking they are safe. The reality is that the...
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The report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifically singled out e-cigarette giant Juul as a contributing factor to the escalating rates.
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February 11, 2019 - 6:18 pm
By Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) -- Public health experts are continuing to sound the alarm on the teen vaping epidemic, tying the 1.3 million increase in teen tobacco users from 2017 to 2018 directly to e-cigarettes. The rise has been so significant that it has wiped out any progress in declining youth...
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Lynne Adkins
January 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania is getting failing grades for its efforts to prevent tobacco use and help smokers quit the habit. The American Lung Association has been giving out grades for 17 years. Sarah Lawver, the association's advocacy director in Pennsylvania, said states are...
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Signs in the window of the Smoke Depot advertise electronic cigarettes and pods by Juul, the nation's largest maker of e-cigarette products, on September 13, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.
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January 10, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The popularity of e-cigarettes has spurred what the surgeon general calls a major health issue: Teens are turning to nicotine due to a new packaging system. Many are...
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United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams addresses an audience during a national summit focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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December 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory Tuesday, Surgeon General...
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