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September 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Want to Keep Vape Shops Away from Schools

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice are holding a press conference in Rockville on Monday to discuss initiatives to address the vaping crisis. During the press conference, they will talk about ZTA 19-06, a zoning amendment that would prohibit vape shops that distribute e-cigarettes from opening within a half-mile of middle and high […]

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September 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

High School Athletes Not Immune to Ill Effects of Vaping

Vaping has quickly become an epidemic according to the Centers for Disease Control. Montgomery County has certainly not been immune to this nationwide trend. Dr. Philip Corcoran, who works out of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, describes some of the symptoms he has seen, specifically those of high school athletes. Join us on Monday, September 16, […]

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September 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Vaping vs Smoking: What’s the Difference?

There’s a big difference between smoking and vaping says Philip Corcoran, a surgeon in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. Find out more on September 16, at 7 p.m., when MCM Connects: Our Vaping Crisis, is live-streamed on mcmlive.org and broadcast on cable channels 19, 21 and 995. Experts from across […]

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September 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

The FDA, Vaping, and You

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Since 2009, FDA has regulated cigarettes, smokeless, and roll-your-own tobacco.  The FDA finalized a rule, effective August 8, 2016, to regulate all tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems. Despite […]

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September 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Medical Professional Links ‘Popcorn Lung’ Disease to Vaping

As students begin a new school year, the health risks associated with teenagers vaping are entering the forefront of our public discourse. “Popcorn lung” is only one disease that medicine has linked to vaping, explains Philip Corcoran, a surgeon in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Clinic at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. It’s a lung disease that […]

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April 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Vape Pen Confiscated at Cabin John Middle School

A vape pen was confiscated at Cabin John Middle School in Potomac on Tuesday, according to police and officials with Montgomery County Public Schools. Cabin John Middle School is about a mile away from Churchill High School, where a student was hospitalized Tuesday for a medical emergency after ingesting “THC through a vaping device.” Gboyinde […]

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April 16, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Workgroup to Explore Ways to Combat Rise in Youth Vaping

Montgomery County health officials are suggesting increased education and awareness surrounding vaping to confront the rising use of e-cigarettes among teenagers and young adults. “Vaping can be extremely dangerous for adolescents and young adults due to ongoing brain development,” county health officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement. “Vaping devices can contain high levels […]

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March 6, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Montgomery County Passes Smoking Ban in Outdoor Seating Areas

In a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council passed a bill Tuesday that will ban smoking in outdoor areas where food is served. The ban applies to patios, decks and porches. Council Vice President Sidney Katz, who is the lead sponsor for the bill, says this is a public health issue, “Prohibiting smoking in outdoor […]

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