Vaping

November 7, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Albornoz on Marcus Jones, Vaping, the 2020 Election and Racial Equity

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz stopped by the MyMCMedia studios and we had an impromptu news conference where he covered his 2020 presidential pick, the appointment of Marcus Jones to lead Montgomery County police and what the County Council learned on its recent retreat on racial equity legislation. But first, he talked about the public […]

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October 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

Drug Take Back Day Will Accept Vaping Pens

Collection sites for Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day will be accepting more than just prescription drugs. They’ll be accepting vape pens and e-cigarette devices. The service is free and anonymous. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency, which organizes Drug Take Back Day, cannot accept devices containing lithium ion batteries. If batteries cannot be removed prior to […]

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October 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Launches Vaping Study Task Force

Because of the growing number of reports about serious illnesses, lung disease and deaths attributable to vaping, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday he is creating a task force to examine the public health and safety implications of electronic smoking devices (ESD). As comptroller, Franchot is Maryland’s chief tobacco regulator. In a statement, he said his […]

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October 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Approves Lawsuit Against Juul Labs

The Montgomery County Council publicly authorized its lawsuit against Juul Labs and Altria Group on Tuesday.  The council is suing the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) manufacturers and distributors for targeting minors in their marketing, breaking state and federal law. The lawsuit was filed on Oct. 11.  In the statement on behalf of the council, Council President […]

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September 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Impact of Vaping on Youth and Health

Health officials say one vape cartridge is equal to about 20 cigarettes. Vaping is on the rise among adolescents and teens. So are seizures, nosebleeds, fever, vomiting, chest pain and shortness of breath, symptoms of severe lung disease. The American Lung Association recently estimated that at least 5,700 kids start to vape every day. Science […]

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September 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New E-Cigarette Measures Underway Throughout the County

There is a rapid rise in e-cigarette use among youth. To combat this public health crisis, new e-cigarette prevention measures are underway in Montgomery County. Members of Montgomery County Council have recently introduced Bills that would prohibit vape shops near certain schools, and would also prohibit e-cigarette manufactures from distributing near schools. Currently, there are […]

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September 16, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Vaping Laws Aim to Protect Teens

Kellen Leeson, 21, recalls how the proximity of certain stores made buying tobacco products easy when he was a high school student. New laws, introduced today by Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice, are designed to protect our youth from access to vaping products. Find out more on MCM Connects: Our Vaping Epidemic live-streaming on […]

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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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