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15 Feb

“Dripping” is the Latest E-Cigarette Concern

Growing evidence suggests there are multiple harms associated with the use of e-cigarettes, and most respiratory therapists caution their patients against their use. Not only do these electronic devices contain dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein, they are also increasingly being used as a substitute for cigarettes rather than as a path to quitting…. Read more »

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31 Oct

Smoking Leads to Excessive Cancer Deaths, More Money for Tobacco Control Could Help

Respiratory therapists regularly advocate for increased spending on tobacco control measures. Unfortunately, tobacco control often gets the short end of the stick in state budgets. New research from investigators at the American Cancer Society suggests that’s taking a toll. Based on large prospective U.S. studies and state-specific smoking prevalence data, they calculated the population-attributable fraction… Read more »

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09 May

AARC Applauds FDA Move to Regulate All Tobacco Products

This long-awaited, landmark rule gives the FDA power over e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems, cigars, and more. The AARC has been working with its partners in the anti-tobacco arena for years to convince the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Those efforts came to fruition on May 5, when the federal… Read more »

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