Epidemic of e-cigarette use happening among our children: Alex Azar

Epidemic of e-cigarette use happening among our children: Alex Azar


ON A JOB OUT OF TOWN. YOU CAN TAKE A LOCAL JOB. NEWS FROM CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO. BOTH WE HAVE WITH US TODAY. ALEX AZAR, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. WHAT IS THIS ABOUT A BAN ON MEANT ALL CIGARETTES?>>MENTHOL CIGARETTES, THE MENTHOL FLAVORING AND TOBACCO IS REALLY A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND ADDICTIVE PROPERTY FOR ESPECIALLY KIDS. YOU KNOW, THE MAJORITY OF KIDS WHO START COMBUSTIBLE SMOKING, THEY DO SO WITH MENTHOL FLAVORED TOBACCO. WHEN WE LOOK AT ADULTS, ONE THIRD OF ADULTS WHOSE MENTHOL FAVORITE CIGARETTES AND IT HAS A DUST APPORTIONMENT IMPACT ON THE UNDERSERVED. THIS IS A COMMUNITY THAT IS ALREADY SUFFERING FROM GREAT HEALTH DISPARITY. WE’VE BEEN RUNNING IT PROCESS AND REFERRED THESE CONCERNS AND WERE GOING TO BE INITIATING A PROCESS TO LOOK AT BANNING MENTHOL FLAVORING OF TOBACCO. THIS’LL BE A PUBLIC, OPEN AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS. IT WILL TAKE TIME AND CONSIDER A PUBLIC HEALTH THAT THERE IS.>>THIS IS SOMEWHAT SIMILAR TO YOUR ATTEMPTS TO CRACK DOWN ON FLAVORED E. CIGARETTES. MR. SECRETARY, YOU’VE GOT THE NUMBERS ON TEAM USAGE OF THESE PRODUCTS. TELL ME MORE.>>WE DO. TODAY THE FDA AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RELEASED DATA THAT IS FRANKLY SHOCKING. WE HAVE AN EPIDEMIC OF E. CIGARETTE USE HAPPENING AMONG OUR CHILDREN. AMONG CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL KIDS THERE HAS BEEN A 78% INCREASE IN E. CIGARETTE UTILIZATION IN THE LAST YEAR. AMONG MIDDLE-SCHOOL KIDS, A 48% INCREASE IN THE USE OF E. CIGARETTES. I HAVE SEEN THIS AS THE FATHER OF HIGH SCHOOL KIDS. I HAVE SEEN THIS PERSONALLY IN MY OWN LIFE. NOT IN MY KIDS, THANK GOD, BUT I’VE SEEN IT IN THEIR FRIENDS WITH USING OF THESE E. CIGARETTES. THEY’RE VERY AVAILABLE AND WERE NOT GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN. STUART: I UNDERSTAND YOU WANT TO CRACK DOWN. I GOT BACK. THE E. CIGARETTES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES AS I UNDERSTAND IT. HOW DOES THAT STOP MINORS FROM GETTING A HOLD OF THEM.>>THE IMPORTANT THING IS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE E. CIGARETTES ARE NOT AVAILABLE OR ATTRACTIVE FOR USE. E. CIGARETTES CAN SERVE AN IMPORTANT SERVICE. THEY CAN BE THERE FOR ADULTS WHO ARE TRYING TO TRANSITION OFF OF COMBUSTIBLE TOBACCO INTO MOVE TO AN ALTERNATIVE NICOTINE DELIVERY DEVICE AND THAT’S A GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE OFFERING FOR COMBUSTIBLE TOBACCO. WE CAN’T LET THESE BECOME AN ON RAMP TO NICOTINE ADDICTION OR COMBUSTIBLE TOBACCO USE BY YOUR KIDS. SO, WHAT WE WANT TO SEE IS THESE FLAVORED UNIT, AND THESE FLAVORED NICOTINE DELIVERY DEVICES THEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN SETTINGS WHERE KIDS CAN GET THEM. PARTS OF STORES OR STORES OR YOU HAVE TO BE 18 OR OVER TO GET IN THEM OR ONLINE WHERE YOU HAVE SOPHISTICATED AGE VERIFICATION PROCEDURES TO ENSURE KIDS ARE NOT GETTING ACCESS TO THEM. STUART: GOT IT. MR. SECRETARY COMMUTE A COURT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN CALIFORNIA BECAUSE OF THE WILDFIRES HERE IT IS THIS ALL ABOUT TOXIC SMOKE?>>AS PART OF IT BUT ALSO ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES. DISRUPTION TO THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH FEDERAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS. THEY ENSURE THEM THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT AND COMBINED WITH THE DECLARATION I DECLARED A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND WE STAND BY READY TO HELP WITH PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND DISASTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAMS WHO CAN PROVIDE THE DIAGNOSTICS AS WELL AS HELP FOR INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS SMOKE AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DISPLACED AND SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL FACILITIES AND EVACUATION OF PATIENTS JUST LIKE HURRICANE OR OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH SETTING. STUART: I WISH ALL OF OUR GUESTS

95 thoughts on “Epidemic of e-cigarette use happening among our children: Alex Azar

  • e-cigarettes helped me quit smoking; however i do believe that they can be harmful with prolonged use. you should only use these to quit smoking not as a replacement

  • I disagree. You can do it anywhere so it's more addicting… less consequence is used as justification to use more often

  • When people exhale the vapor, all the crud and germs in their lungs attaches to the vapor and spews out, filling the air that others will then breathe in. NASTY!!!!

  • We've got a major child trafficking problem throughout the world and you all are worrying about cigarette flavors. Get your damn priorities in order!

  • News flash… kids drink more than they vape… you going to ban alcohol…. again?
    Who stands to benefit? Big tobacco does. “IF” you really care about kids, which you don’t, then ban flavored alcohol. Minors illegally drink 10 to 1 than vape…. probably more than 10 to 1

  • Straight propaganda same kids would be smoking cigs..5$tax being missed by government. Nothing else .vaping saved my life .fox is fake news now

  • Vaping is an epidemic, schools are fully aware of the problems, but it is so bad they can only do so much.

    Of course those making money from vaping could care less and are very upset about a drop in their profits.

  • What isn't explained by the commentator is that mint (menthol) has calming properties, making the initial introduction to e-cigarettes more comfortable, and hooking those curious to try it out. Menthol cigarettes are the gateway to nicotine addiction. E-Cigarettes taste gross and cause physical discomfort, irritating the mouth, throat and lungs, unless they are altered to them to make them more palatable. Mint soothes the stomach and lungs and counteracts the effects that these have on new users. That is in part why the emphasis on limiting access to menthol. As an aside, flavored e-cigarettes also overcome certain objectionable aspects of cigarettes and sustain the use, which is why they are problematic also. A lot fewer people would become addicted if they held off trying them until 21.

  • All desirable flavors should be banned so that people will not use this product! They should have flavors such as vomit, cat pee and army latrine only!

  • menthol used to be for women, then for pussies, then for blacks, then for millenials, now e-cigs for everybody, all the flavors.

  • Its an epidemic, i tell ya. And the caravan invasion is bringing them. Fuck off, fox. Biggest source of fake news of all the msm.

  • Doing what you are not suppose to is the most attractive thing for kids, and it's not their fault necessarily either. Take a look at the parents today and you will quickly realize why kids are not the same as they were 10-20 years ago.

  • Just propaganda for people to smoke cigarettes so they can get lung cancer cause cigarette companies and pharmacies and doctors are hurting they need they're money.

  • Look, already. All this "Truth" crap, with those gruesome commercials, all your "sin" taxes, ordinances, regs and ricketa-racketa are not going to stop anyone or anybody from smoking. All the pills and gum don't help either. And they won't. Why? Simple. Willpower. Same as a drug addict. If you look in the mirror one day and say to the image in that mirror, "I have a problem, and I need help" man, that's the start. Willpower, then therapy. And you build your own wall against those things that ruin lives.

  • So now it another epidemic? They just can't be happy can they? They don't want people smoking and now they're afte e-cigarettes. Hey teachers leave those kids alone. Children have always dmoked. It's a statement of their maturity. It's their way of saying look how grown up I am. Do you expct them to remain children untill they die of old age? Let them grow ip and learn to be reponsible so they can make fewer mistakes in life. You can't learn about life unless you experience it. That's how we learn. When I was in high school they eould patk wrecked cars in front of the shool to teachbus the impirtance of not driving drunk. Most learned dome did not. It tskes idiots screwing up to teach smart people what not to do. Let the idiot kill themselves do the rest of us csn learn. That's how lifeveorks. We don't live in a utopia and many people are fools. The fools show the wise the path of wisdom. Leave well enough alone. You can't build a perfect society. Not with imperfect people like humanity. So get off the soap boxes and mind your own business.

  • Ecigs are way better than cigarettes obviously you can get it without nicotine and it's literally water vapor, no harm to your lungs it's regular cigarettes who are funding these ecig lies

  • What a waste of resources! Kids are always looking to "rebel" this is a waste of funding! I'd rather my kids took up vaping than cigarettes any day! Always was and always will be something teens will use to rebel a bit!

  • My 84 year old mother who use to smoke no longer needs to uses oxygen machine since she has been using a e cig with menthol e juice. This is about their not capitalizing on the menthol that helps open lungs up!

  • Did the Tobacco Lobby call and want their smokers back? Leave this issue alone let schools and parents deal with this!
    More government overreach!

  • Its not only E cigarattes..its all cigarattes..anything the cbildren can get by with and its,also the contributors which is the parents or whoever is put over the child..Ive seen it with my own eyes but cant do nothing about it.
    This is a generation of kids that do what they want anx not afraid to tell you to your face..shame on our generation..we aint teaching nothing..but..look kids..i can it..so..im allowinv u also to follow me and my thilfth…every day life and they miss school cause they wont and refuse to go to bed…this is 2018 kids today..no control over them at all and no RULES..

  • Why is fox news joining CNN in suing the White House overtaking Jim Acosta’s press pass away? What the fuck Fox News. https://youtu.be/NlUX6AL1OnM

  • If i had a nickel for everytime i heard a young chick ask “do you have a juul”…… the kids vape cuz they can do it in th bathroom no prob and it tastes good. What are ya gonna do? Oh ban them? Oh…. Ok i guess

  • The tobacco companies are now marketing e-cigs as a 'safer alternative'. They're simply trying to get as many kids addicted as possible and will worry about the billions in lawsuits later.

  • Three years ago, vaping helped my husband & I quit a 20+ year smoking habit. Having a large variety of flavored liquids was a huge part of our success. It was the same for many of our friends.

    I understand wanting to save kids from a nicotine addiction. However, I had my first cigarette at 14, started smoking socially at 16, and daily at 17. That was illegal. Didn’t stop me. Didn’t taste like cotton candy either.

    I’m all for age verification, but it seems that the only thing banning “attractive” flavors will achieve is less smokers successfully switching to vaping.

  • You'd didn't make one case about e cigarettes apart from the "kids might find them" which compared to the damage of watching fox news videos has on kids brains it's negligible to say the least.

  • governments should not be able to limit or control what people put into their bodies. Real law acts on unlawful acts, violations of rights, and is not used to control people who are not doing anything that violates someone else's rights.

  • What their not talking about is the FDA wants parents with kids who Vale to take pharmaceutical meds to help them stop.
    Big pharma is suffering without those hundreds of thousands of smokers …or will.
    Big tobacco is missing the money .

  • Hahahaha!!
    All the kids whos parents told them at birth that they were "transgender", are all sucking on douche flutes. HHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Anyone that sucks on something they have no clue the contents of such as Cigs, E-Cigs, Vapes etc is a complete fool! Only losers smoke!

  • Yeah everything is bad kids, even watching Fox news, it turns you into a white old 70 year old man or woman. Its……😬……"cursed"….💀💩..😖😖😖😖

  • Fact vaping has decreased the number of teens who smoke. It also dosnt cause cancer soo yeah vaping isnt healthier than not vaping but its definitely better than smoking so how about we focus on that.

  • We don't need big government to ban things, we need good parents to raise good kids so they don't even smoke in the first place. Let the parents raise the kids not the state.

  • Just another day in America the government trying to run American people tell him what to do tell him what to eat tell him what to drink but they damn sure ain't got no problem killing us with Pro antibiotics and our food drinks and all this other s*** so figure that out let me know

  • there's a 99% increase in use of cellphones among young kids turning their brains to mush. STOP WASTING OUR FUCKING TIME!

  • They ban menthol cigarettes and Trump can put his head between his legs and kiss his ass goodbye. 20 million people smoke Menthol cigarettes. We didn't elect a President to run a nanny state.

  • Where did Trump find these idiots? Azar and Gottlieb, from the FDA are way out of their league. Geeze I wonder why no other President thought of banning menthol cigarettes and menthol e-cigarettes to keep the kiddies from getting into them?

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