Month: January 2020

Kentucky Teens Speaking Up to End Youth Vaping Epidemic

Every child deserves to grow into a healthy adult. While youth cigarette smoking has declined in Kentucky, e-cigarette usage among children and teens surged from 2016 to 2018. Kentucky can end the epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth by enacting a tax on e-cigarettes, prohibiting tobacco sales to anyone under age 21, and strengthening state investment in …

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Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

By: Associated PressPosted at 7:38 PM, Jan 24, 2020  and last updated 7:38 PM, Jan 24, 2020 (AP) — State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation’s addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot. On Friday, the federal …

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Raising Preteens and Teens with and for Confidence

Raising Preteens and Teens with and for ConfidenceTuesday, January 28, 2020. 2pm-3pm ET With the push-me, pull-you nature of adolescence, how can parents feel confident that they are doing what they can to support their teens to create healthy relationships, work hard in school, and develop valuable life skills while resisting the high level risks …

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Kentucky health officials announce first vaping-related death

Kentucky health officials are reporting the state’s first death potentially related to vaping.  Officials with the Department for Public Health say the case involved a man in his late 20s. The case is one of 13 probable cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) in the state. Officials did not release more …

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