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In November, the American Medical Association, representing the nation’s physicians, called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action against the “urgent public health epidemic” of skyrocketing e-cigarette use.
In early December, then-Senator Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Smoke Free Schools Act, which — among other measures — called on the FDA to partner with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Department of Education to discourage e-cigarette use among students and to study gaps in knowledge of the harms of e-cigarettes on youth, including injuries and poisoning.
The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported on urgent concerns of the impact of e-cigarettes on youth. Focusing on the extremely popular Juul (with 72 percent of the market as of August, 2018), they reported one pod is equivalent to approximately 20 combustible cigarettes — a full pack.