E-Cigarettes Blog Posts

Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor […]

National and State Trends in Sales of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes, U.S., 2011-2015

Today CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 9th edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled, “National and State Trends in Sales of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes, U.S., 2011-2015.” Authors examined retail scanner data from convenience and grocery stores; mass merchandisers like Walmart; drug, dollar, and club […]

Surgeon General Reports Youth and Young Adult E-Cigarette Use Poses a Public Health Threat

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults.  The report comes amid alarming rates of youth and young adult use of e-cigarettes; in 2015, about 1 in 6 high school students used an e-cigarettes in the past month.  The report finds that, […]

County adds e-cigs to workplace ban

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Sean Cameron of Kokomo Herald HERE Advocates for a smoke-free Kokomo celebrated another victory last week as the Howard County Commissioners voted to add e-cigarettes to the county government’s own smoke-free workplace ordinance. It was a move applauded by Shirley Dubois, coordinator for Howard County Tobacco-Free. “Thanks to Commissioners Tyler Moore, Brad […]

Study: New concerns raised over teen e-cigarette use

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Karina Shedrofsky of USA Today HERE As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are now turning to electronic smoking devices. The report, released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is based on a study that found overall […]

No smoking or vaping at California beaches or parks under this bill

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Patrick McGreevy with Los Angeles Times Smoking would be banned at California parks and beaches as a health and wildfire risk under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate. Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego) introduced SB 1333, which would make smoking and disposing of tobacco waste an infraction subject to a […]

U.S. E-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Jilian Mincer of Reuters HERE Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll. About 10 percent of the 9,766 adults surveyed between April 19 and May 16 use the devices, the same percentage […]

Restaurants wondering what to do about e-cigarettes

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Abby Armbruster from Daily Journal When a downtown Franklin restaurant owner sees a customer pull out an e-cigarette and take a puff, he keeps his eyes on the other diners around. If they don’t have an issue with it, Triple Play BBQ co-owner Ron Dwenger doesn’t, either. But if you go […]

California’s smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Patrick McGreevy from LATimes.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21, restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and expand no-smoking areas at public schools. However, Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed […]

E-cigarette poisoning in kids skyrocket, study finds

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Sandee LaMotte from CNN.com (CNN) – The number of children under 6 poisoned by nicotine in e-cigarettes rose by nearly 1,500% between 2013 and 2015, and one child died, according to an analysis of calls to the National Poison Data System published in the journal Pediatrics. More than 90% of the […]
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National Native Network Webinar Series Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quit line, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.  For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.  More details to be announced soon.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Funding Opportunity - The Patient-Centered Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.  This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Thursday, April 20.  The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement.  We are interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.  KEY INFORMATION:  1. Letter of Intent deadline: April 20, 2017, 2. Application deadline: June 30, 2017, 3. Funding announcement: Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects, 4. PCORI provides up to $50,000 over the project term, which can last up to 12 months, 5. More about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Funding - Deadline:  August 1, 2017, 2 p.m. PDT - The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce the new competitive cooperative agreement Funding Opportunity Announcement!  The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.  The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.  For more information read the full announcement.  Download the detailed funding opportunity description.  A technical assistance webinar is also available online.

CONFERENCE - 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, Visualizing the Future through Prevention, Innovation, and Communication - August 14-16, 2017 - Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346 - The conference theme, "Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, innovation, and Communication," represents the opportunity for translating research into practice to improve public health.  A wide variety of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs will be represented, creating an excellent opportunity for you to meet partners from around the country.  LEARN MORE

SAVE THE DATE - CDC Conference - August 15-17, 2017 - 2017 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media - Atlanta, Georgia - FULL DETAILS HERE.

Spirit of EAGLES National Conference "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities" - September 21 - 24, 2017 - Niagra Falls, NY - For more information regarding the conference, visit www.nativeamericanprograms.net or contact Marcy Averill at averill.marcy@mayo.edu.

Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedSeptember 25-28, 2017, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program. - Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM available