Vaping

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Pediatrician visits drop + Pro-vaping on social media + FDA sunscreen warnings

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh said visits to pediatricians have fallen sharply in recent years. Primary care child visits dropped 14% between 2008 and 2016. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Researchers said one possible reason is that young people are getting better preventative care, but another factor may be that families are afraid of big medical bills. Plus,…

Alabama Records First Vaping-Related Death

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed the state’s first death from a vaping-associated injury. The death involved a man from East Alabama whose identity hasn’t been released. The death comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues its investigation of an outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping that involves several states. The CDC is…

House Bill Would Curb Regulation of E-Cigarettes, Cigars

Vape away. Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It’s a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe products. Legislation approved by a House committee last month would ease rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate…