Melania Trump is deeply concerned & # 39; about vaping by teenagers, while CDC 450 cases of & # 39; new lung disease & # 39; in connection with e-cigarettes
- Melania Trump said in a Monday tweet that she & # 39; deeply concerned & # 39; was about the rising rates of vapen among American youth
- The first lady said she & # 39; nicotine addiction & # 39; wants to fight, but did not mention specific plans
- 450 people in 33 states and one territory have fallen ill with mysterious pulmonary disease
First lady Melania Trump says she is worried about the & # 39; growing epidemic & # 39; of the use of e-cigarettes among American adolescents and teenagers.
In a tweet on Monday afternoon, she called for action on & # 39; nicotine addiction & # 39; but did not mention specific plans.
& # 39; I am very concerned about the growing epidemic of using e-cigarettes in our children, & # 39; she tweeted.
& # 39; We must do everything we can to protect the public against tobacco-related diseases and death, and to prevent e-cigarettes from becoming a prelude to nicotine addiction for a generation of young people. & # 39;
First lady Melania Trump tweeted Monday (photo) a call for action for e-cigarette use among American youth and for & # 39; nicotine addiction & # 39; even though she did not mention specific plans
The first lady ended her tweet by tagging the Ministry of Health and Human Services, and collected more than 26,000 likes and 5,600 tweets.
The tweet comes just a few days after American health officials have urged Americans of all ages to stop vaping, amid research into hundreds of respiratory diseases associated with vapors across the country.
From Friday, 450 cases have been reported, mainly in teenagers and young adults in 33 states and on one territory.
Kevin Bolclair, from Pennsylvania, and Walker McKnight from Florida, students who started steaming in high school, are among the many admitted to the hospital after having difficulty breathing independently.
Five deaths, suspected of being associated with vapors, have been reported in California, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon.
Last week, The Washington Post reported that scientists at federal and state level said they believe that an oil derived from vitamin E in cannabis vapor can be responsible for lung damage in many of the diseases.
President Donald Trump did not address the epidemic, but in March he proposed to add a user fee to the e-cigarette industry as part of an effort to reduce the use of teenagers.
On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accused JUUL of the vape company of illegally pitching electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking.
& # 39; The law is clear that before they put tobacco products on the market for reduced risk, companies must scientifically demonstrate that their specific product is indeed less risky or less harmful, & quot;
& # 39; JULY has ignored the law and made very disturbing some of these statements at school to the youth of our nation, & # 39; he added.
The warning letter identified several problematic statements from a JUUL representative who was speaking at a school on an unspecified date, including that the product & # 39; was much safer than cigarettes & # 39; and that & # 39; FDA would approve it every day.
The use of e-cigarettes has increased enormously since they were introduced to the US market in 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And they remain the most widely used tobacco product among American teenagers.
A 2017 US surgeon general report showed that the use of e-cigarettes among young people had increased by 900 percent between 2011 and 2015.
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