First Drop In Teen Use Of E-Cigarettes Reported In Survey
After reaching an all-time high in 2015, the number of young people who tried or regularly used electronic cigarettes fell in 2016. In related news, Republican House lawmakers urge Vice President-elect Mike Pence to halt an Obama administration rule that would require FDA review of e-cigarette products.
Los Angeles Times:
E-Cigarette Use Falls Among Teens For The First Time, Study Finds
For the first time, researchers are seeing signs that American teens may be turning away from electronic cigarettes. An annual survey involving thousands of middle and high school students from across the nation found that use of e-cigarettes — both experimentally and on a regular basis — declined in 2016 after reaching an all-time high in 2015. (Kaplan, 12/12)
GOP Lawmakers Ask Pence To Stop E-Cigarette Rule
Republicans in the House are turning to Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help stop a rule from the Obama administration that requires most electronic cigarettes to go through a costly review process. In a letter to Pence on Monday, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) called the rule from the Food and Drug Administration “an example of a burdensome rule that could eliminate the entire emerging industry” and asked that the next administration consider repealing or suspending it. (Wheeler, 12/12)