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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.11.2018

IN THE NEWS: (TENNESSEE) DOH falsely claims “substantial evidence” that #vaping increases future smoking risk (vs. those who vape likely already at risk to smoke); irresponsibly claims vapers “may be” less likely to quit smoking than smokers who don’t vape. Tennessee Department of Health Issues Updated Public Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes – Clarksville, TN Online

THE MORE YOU KNOW: (KENTUCKY) High school #smoking down to 14.3% (2017) from 16.9% (2016)! #Vaping products (2017) use at 14.1% (according to Truth Initiative). Clearly no “gateway effect,” yet health advocates still want to ban flavors/indoor use & tax??

Photo Credit: Truth Initiative
Photo Credit: Truth Initiative
Anti-smoking advocates push for flavored e-cigarette ban amid skyrocketing teen use

POPE COUNTY, MINNESOTA: (UPDATE) County passed Tobacco 21 at December 7th meeting, goes into effect as early as Dec. 24th.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: “It’s astonishing and unconscionable, given the epidemic of smoking-related morbidity and mortality among people with mental health diagnoses, that these prominent institutions don’t have positions on vaping…” #THRsavesLives

By Ignoring Vaping, Mental Health Orgs Abandon Vulnerable Smokers

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: (UPDATE) Village officials move forward on ordinance to prohibit adult smokers 18 – 20 from access to #vaping products.

Arlington Heights set to ban tobacco sales to those under 21