Health officials confirm diagnosis of Kentucky’s first vaping-related illness

Health officials confirm diagnosis of Kentucky’s first vaping-related illness


VENTILATOR UNABLE TO SPEAK TO
PARENTS SITTING HELPLESSLY AT
THEIR BEDSIDE TABLE. MARK: NUMBERS SHOW IN 2018, ONE
IN FOUR KENTUCKY TEENAGERS USED
E-CIGARETTES EVERYDAY, AND THE
USE OF E-CIGS AMONG TEENS HAS
NEARLY DOUBLED OVER THE PAST 3
YEAR>>OUR MESSAGE IS SIMPLE VAPING
IS NOT SAFE THE INDUSTRY IS NOT
REGULATED BY THE FDA AND RIGHT
NOW THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW IF A
PRODUCT IN A STORE ARE SAFER
THAN PRODUCTS YOU BUY ON THE STREET, PLEASE STOP VAPING. MARK: BUT LOCAL STORE OWNERS SAY
LICENSED VAPOR SHOPS ARE
REGULATED BY THE FDA. THEY SAY THE REAL PROBLEM IS
STORES THAT DON’T HAVE AGE
RESTRICTIONS ON CUSTOMERS, LIKE
GAS STATIONS, ALSO SELL
E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS. MARK: IN THIS OUTBREAK OF
ILLNESS RELATED TO VAPING, MORE
THAN TWO THIRDS IMPACTED ARE
BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 34
AND ANOTHER 16% ARE UNDER 18. LAST YEAR, JCPS BEGAN A CAMPAIGN
TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT THE
DANGER OF E-CIGARETTE USE.>>WE ARE SEEING POSITIVE
INDICATORS TO SAY THAT US
BRINGING ISSUE TO THE FOREFRONT,
TALKING ABOUT IT, EXPOSING IT AT
THE SCHOOLS, MAKING SURE THAT WE
BRING THE AWARENESS THAT IT IS A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH ISSUE BECAUSE
WHAT WE FOUND IS STUDENTS DIDN’T
KNOW.>>PARENTS, PLEASE TALK TO YOUR
KIDS, MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAN
THE DANGERS E-CIGARETTES POSE,
BE AGGRESSIVE ON THESE
CONVERSATIONS. MARK: ALSO DURING TODAY’S
ANNOUNCEMENT, FOUNDATION FOR A
HEALTHY KENTUCKY ENCOURAGED
LAWMAKERS TO IMPLEMENT AN EXCISE
TAX ON E-CIGARETTES, INCREASE
FUNDING FOR PREVENTION AND CESSATION PROGRAMS, AND RAISE
THE LEGAL AGE TO PURCHASE TO 21. THEY ALSO SUPPORT A BAN ON VAPE
FLAVOR, WHICH THEY SAY
ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE
UP THE H

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  1. Vaping related illnesses throughout the US appear to be mostly related to illegally sourced illicit THC products. CDC recently reported approximately 77% of vaping related illness was related to THC/canibus oils.

    https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

    Stricter regulations on manufacturing practices need to be enforced. Additionally, retailers and/or street dealers caught selling these types of products should be heavily fined or face criminal charges.

  2. This is a load of bullshit….thc cartridges are what’s making people sick not Ejuice get your facts straight

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