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Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is continuing his crusade against the vaping industry, attacking a company directly linked to declines in cigarette sales.
Schumer’s office issued a press release Monday highlighting remarks from school officials in central New York that attack the JUUL e-cigarette, a brand proving immensely popular with adult smokers attempting to quit combustible tobacco. He is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to “rid the marketplace of kid-friendly e-cig flavors,” reported the Observer-Dispatch.
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“The fight against electronic cigarette use and “Juuling” is larger than the concerns involved with the lack of regulation on ingredients; it’s the fight against addiction,” said Blake, according to the Observer-Dispatch.
Officials at Rome Free Academy, a local high school, are so concerned about students vaping they recently removed the entrance doors for the school’s bathrooms. Vaping advocates agree the products should be kept out of the hands of underage users, however, data on teen use simply does not justify the hysteria.
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A large amount of teens are experimenting with e-cigarettes, but teen smoking is declining to historic lows. Renowned tobacco researchers Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre in Greece and Dr. Riccardo Polosa of the University of Catania in Italy found regular use of electronic cigarettes is “rare” among youths who do not smoke.
A 2017 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed after a rapid increase in youth vaping between 2011 and 2015, the number of middle school and high school students who use a vaping device dropped from 3 million to 2.2 million in 2016.
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Schumer appeared determined to ignore the bevy of positive science on vaping to create...
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