Parents: Teens Are Still Vaping, Despite Flavor Ban. Here’s What They’re Using

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

February 17, 2020, 5:04 AM ET NPR, Heard on Morning Edition “These products are flourishing despite the Trump administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes, announced in January and in effect as of Feb 5. The enforcement guidance issued by Food and Drug Administration was aimed at stopping young people from vaping. It focused enforcement on flavored cartridges, like Juul’s popular products. But it …

Teen Blames Vaping After His Lung Collapses

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

August 9, 2019, 7:48 AM CBS News “Ammirata, who had never been a traditional smoker, said he started using Juul e-cigarettes a year and a half ago, when he was 16. He now believes Juuls caused his lung injury. So he’s started a social media campaign (#LungLove) to get others to get rid of their Juuls. Thousands of messages have …

National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2019: Findings Released Marijuana Vaping Surges

Mackenzie Brooks Marijuana, Vaping/Tobacco

December 18, 2019 University of Michigan – Institute for Social Research “Increases in adolescent marijuana vaping from 2018 to 2019 ranked among the largest single-yearincreases ever observed by Monitoring the Future in the past 45 years among all outcomes ever measured. In 2019 thepercentage of adolescents who had vaped marijuana in the last 12 months was 21% in 12th grade, …

Teen Vaping Linked to More Health Risks

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

December 18, 2019 Yale Medicine “…federal and state officials have reported thousands of cases and dozens of deaths related to a newly identified lung disease that the CDC has named EVALI (the acronym stands for e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury). Patients affected by the disease have symptoms ranging from cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath to fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, …

Vaping Rises Among Teens

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

February, 2019 National Institute of Health “A new survey found an alarming rise in the number of American teens who tried vaping last year. The study suggests that vaping may be driving an increase in nicotine use for teens.” https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2019/02/vaping-rises-among-teens

Wisconsin Bucks National Trend On E-Cigarettes

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

Friday, June 16, 2017, 3:35pm Wisconsin Public Radio “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 11.3 percent of high schoolers used e-cigarettes in 2016, a sharp decline from previous years. Wisconsin went the other direction, seeing a rise to 13.3 percent. ” https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-bucks-national-trend-e-cigarettes

New Report: E-Cigarette Use Outpaces Conventional Cigarettes Among WI Youth

Mackenzie Brooks Vaping/Tobacco

November 16, 2016 Wisconsin Department of Health Services “Fewer Wisconsin youth are smoking cigarettes than ever before, but more of them are reporting using e-cigarettes, according to the 2016 Youth Tobacco Survey, a report released by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.” https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/111616.htm

Democratic proposal would legalize, regulate marijuana in Wisconsin

Mackenzie Brooks Marijuana

July 14, 2017 The Capital Times “Marijuana would be legal in Wisconsin for medicinal and recreational use under a bill introduced Thursday by Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison.” http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/election-matters/democratic-proposal-would-legalize-regulate-marijuana-in-wisconsin/article_74000942-d97f-572d-ba7b-3fed70a9443a.html