WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday that there have been reports of teens experiencing seizures after they vape.
"Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine poisoning and have been reported in scientific literature in relation to intentional or accidental swallowing of nicotine-containing e-liquids," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in an agency news release. Now, an agency review has unearthed 35 reported cases of seizures following the use of e-cigarettes between 2010 and early 2019.
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- Making sure electronic cigarettes don't get into the hands of youngsters is the key to beating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the United States, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.
The statement authors said the tobacco industry's aggressive targeting of youngsters has led to a sharp rise in the use of e-cigarettes and other new types of tobacco products, which threatens Americans' health and decades of efforts to reduce tobacco use.
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Many parents who smoke try to shield their kids from their unhealthy habit -- but those who vape may not take the same precautions, a new study suggests.
The study surveyed over 700 parents who smoked cigarettes, used e-cigarettes or both. The researchers found that most -- regardless of their product of choice -- had a "strict" smoke-free policy at home.
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it is turning up the heat on retailers that continue to illegally sell tobacco to teens.
First, the agency said it is asking Walgreen Co. for a meeting to "discuss whether there is a corporate-wide issue related to their stores' track record of violating the law by illegally selling tobacco products to kids," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in an agency news release.