hidden Massachusetts AG files suit against Juul over youth ‘vaping epidemic’

Massachusetts AG files suit against Juul over youth ‘vaping epidemic’

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc. on Wednesday, accusing the company of deliberating targeting young people through its marketing campaigns. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office said the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker is responsible for “creating a youth vaping epidemic” with deceptive advertising tactics designed to lure in teen users. “Our

hidden Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

Greater Washington Region Youth Mobilize to End Vaping

The American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region is proud to partner with The Teen Age Group (TAG) of Greater Suburban Maryland’s Jack & Jill of America Inc.  to raise awareness on the dangers of vaping through the #QuitLying campaign and the launch of their own PSA campaign, “No Smoke.” The “No Smoke” Vaping PSA Release

hidden The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

The American Heart Association and Health Organizations Respond to Governor Northam’s 2021 Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

“The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Medical Society of Virginia, and Tobacco21.org appreciate the Governor including an increase in funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs, seeking funding for reinsurance, and including a tobacco tax in his proposed 2021 budget. However, the proposed cigarette tax increase of $0.30 is insignificant

hidden Lynchburg Heart Walk Executive Breakfast Event hosts region’s first Teen Vaping Panel

Lynchburg Heart Walk Executive Breakfast Event hosts region’s first Teen Vaping Panel

The vaping crisis impacting our youth is growing each year. New studies from the American Heart Association show that 1 in 4 high school students is vaping and we know that the number of teen e-cigarette usage has doubled nationally over the past year. To combat the impact, the Association has launched its #QuitLying campaign,

hidden American Heart Association CEO: Massachusetts law will protect kids from flavored tobacco products

American Heart Association CEO: Massachusetts law will protect kids from flavored tobacco products

BOSTON, November 27, 2019 — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker today signed into law the nation’s most far-reaching policy to eliminate flavored tobacco products, which are proven to appeal to kids and increase their likelihood of nicotine addiction. The law makes Massachusetts the first state in the country to eliminate the sale of all flavored tobacco products,

hidden American Heart Association praises Massachusetts lawmakers for supporting flavored tobacco ban

American Heart Association praises Massachusetts lawmakers for supporting flavored tobacco ban

The American Heart Association praised House Speaker Robert DeLeo, House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz and Rep. Danielle Gregoire on Tuesday for taking an important step in protecting future generations of Massachusetts residents from a lifetime of tobacco addiction. “The House Ways and Means Committee has sent a clear message that tobacco companies should

hidden Allyson Perron Drag talks Mass. vaping ban on Horse Race podcast

Allyson Perron Drag talks Mass. vaping ban on Horse Race podcast

On this week’s Horse Race podcast, co-host Steve Koczela, of The MassINC Polling Group, talks about Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s temporary ban on vaping product sales with Allyson Perron Drag, government relations director for the American Heart Association. Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts. Allyson’s interview starts at 27:30.      

hidden Boston 25 News examines Massachusetts vaping crisis

Boston 25 News examines Massachusetts vaping crisis

There is a vaping epidemic in this country, especially among teens. Every day, over 3,500 youths start vaping. In 2018 alone, the number of high school students who vape nearly doubled. The number of Americans with vaping-related lung disease is climbing every week. The latest numbers from the CDC show 1,479 confirmed cases in the